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

There will be times when you want to enable or disable a series of adjacent Track Selectors. Some examples would be enabling or disabling all the video tracks or all the audio tracks, or perhaps you have 10 audio tracks that are disabled and you want to enable only A5, A6, A7, and A8. This recipe of steps is a fast way to enable or disable a number of adjacent tracks in one quick swiping movement with your cursor.

How to do it...

Follow these steps:

  1. Press and hold the Shift key.

  2. Click and hold the mouse button down on any Track Selector on either the Source side or the Record side of the Track Selector Panel.

  3. Quickly drag the cursor either up or down over the Track Selectors.

    • If the initial click on a Track Selector disables it (turns it off), then as you drag, it will only disable the ones that is enabled

    • If the initial click on a Track Selector enables it (turns it on), then as you drag, it will only enable the...