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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
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Seeing source material in the Timeline Window

By default, the Timeline Window displays the sequence that's loaded in Record Window. However, it's possible to have the Timeline Window display what's loaded in the Source Window. Being able to do this is useful when you have loaded a sequence into the Source Window (when you're editing a portion of one sequence into another) and need to see the transitions, or when you want to see the audio waveform for what's loaded in the Source Window.

To do this, you use the Toggle Source/Record in Timeline function, which is found by default in the bottom left-hand side of the Timeline Window next to the Video Quality Menu. It's an icon that resembles the Source and Record Windows, where one window of the icon is dark and the other is light, as shown in the following screenshot:

When you click on it to enable it, the button will turn green. You'll also see that the Position Indicator line in the Timeline window turns green to remind you that you're looking...