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Avid Media Composer 6.x Cookbook

By : Benjamin Hershleder
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Avid Media Composer 6.x Cookbook

By: Benjamin Hershleder

Overview of this book

Avid Media Composer has become the tool of choice by editing professionals worldwide. Whether your project involves editing television programming, independent films, corporate industrials or commercials, this cookbook shows you exactly how to do so in a step-by-step and practical manner, and get the most out of Avid Media Composer editing. "Avid Media Composer 6.x Cookbook" is an expert, clear and logically-sequenced resource with highly effective recipes for learning Avid Media Composer essentials and beyond. It's task-based approach will help users at all experience levels gain a deeper, more thorough understanding of the software. It will help you master the essential, core editing features as well as reveal numerous tips and tricks that editors can benefit from immediately. Just some of the topics include understanding Import settings, mixing frame rates and understanding AMA (Avid Media Access), along with thorough explanations of Trim Mode, Segment Mode, and the Smart Tool. You will learn to customize your work environment with Workspaces, Bin Layouts, Timeline Views, Bin Views, Keyboard Mapping, and much more. The recipes inside are packed with practical examples, time-saving tools and methods to get you working faster and more confidently so that you can spend less time dealing with technical and operational issues and instead focusing on being creative.
Table of Contents (20 chapters)
Avid Media Composer 6.x Cookbook
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Mapping Workspaces and Bin Layouts

You'll find that mapping your Workspaces and Bin Layouts to buttons in the interface or buttons on the keyboard will speed up your work and save you some frustration.

The engineers for Avid Media Composer Version 6 have implemented a new method for mapping Workspaces and Bin Layouts. In the Command Palette, there is now a new tab labeled as Workspaces, which provides you with 12 buttons to which either Workspaces or Bin Layouts can be assigned. It's important to note that the only way to map custom Workspaces and Bin Layouts is to use these buttons. You can not use the traditional Command Palette + "Menu to Button Reassignment" mapping method (discussed in the Mapping buttons and menu selections recipe in this chapter) with custom Workspaces or Bin Layouts. However, the original six Workspaces still do work with the traditional Command Palette + "Menu to Button Reassignment" mapping method. This is good news if you have more than 12 of these that you'd like...