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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

Sync Point Editing: How and why

Sync Point Editing is an extra ability you temporarily give to the Overwrite edit function when you need it. After using it, you turn this ability off. Sync Point Editing allows you to perform an Overwrite edit and at the same time tell Media Composer to sync a specific frame of audio and/or video in the Source Window with a specific frame of audio or video in the Sequence. You use the Position Indicators in the Source window and in the Timeline window to establish the sync point.

Getting ready

For this example, imagine that you have edited a documentary about boxing and you now want to add in a sound effect of a punch to enhance the knockout blow. You have imported a clip of punch sound effects off of a CD, and the clip contains 12 different punch sounds. Some are louder and more forceful than others, so you'll have a choice to make. Further, you want the sound effect to sync with the moment the champion boxer hits the challenger.

How to do it...

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