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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 Lasso

There will be instances when you would like to reverse the status (enabled or disabled) of one or more Track Selectors. One example would be if all the video and audio Track Selectors were enabled and you needed to quickly disable all of the video Track Selectors. See the How it works... section for another example.

How to do it...

Follow these steps:

  1. Click and hold the mouse button down in an area of the Timeline window (not within the tracks of the sequence) that is either above or below the Track Selectors for either the Source side or the Record side.

  2. Drag the cursor across the Track Selectors. Note that you will see a ghosted box (the Lasso), and that you do not have to surround the Track Selectors with the Lasso. You only have to make the Lasso come into contact with a Track Selector.

  3. Release the mouse button.

How it works...

Here is another example to illustrate how lassoing within the Track Selector Panel could be useful: I have...