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Avid Media Composer 6.x Cookbook

By : Benjamin Hershleder
Book Image

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

Chapter 3. Polishing Gems

In this chapter, we will cover:

  • Understanding Track Sensitivity

  • Snapping actions for the Position Indicator and in Segment Mode

  • Enabling and disabling all Track Selectors from the keyboard

  • Enabling and disabling Track Selectors using the Shift key plus drag method

  • Enabling and disabling Track Selectors using the Lasso

  • Replace Edit: How and why

  • Sync Point Editing: How and why

  • Seeing source material in the Timeline Window

  • Clipboard tips

  • Using the Match Frame function

  • Using the Reverse Match Frame function

  • Setting clip colors in a bin

  • Setting clip colors in the Timeline Window