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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
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Mapping buttons and menu selections

You can increase your speed and efficiency simply by placing access to tools, functions, and menu selections in convenient locations.

When you open the Command Palette (Tools menu | Command Palette), you'll see the button functions conveniently organized in tabbed sections. You'll also see the following three enable buttons at the bottom of the window:

  • Button to Button Reassignment: Enable this selection to map button functions from the palette to your interface and keyboard, to move around existing button functions on the keyboard and interface, and to copy an existing button function to another location.

  • Active Palette: Enable this selection so that you can leave the palette open and regain the ability to edit as well as to actually use/click on any function that's on the palette. For emphasis, when the Command Palette's button or menu reassignment functions are enabled, you will not be able to edit. To return to editing, either enable Active Palette or...