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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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Clipboard tips

First, what is the Clipboard? The Clipboard is Media Composer's memory bank. When certain operations are performed (discussed in just a moment), it places information temporarily into the Clipboard. When the information in the Clipboard is displayed in either the Source Window or the Record Window, it is also placed as a selection in that window's Clip Name Menu above it. For emphasis, I want to repeat that the information is only stored there temporarily. In order to preserve it for long-term, future use, you must make a Sub-Sequence of it and place it in the a bin.

What does the Copy to Clipboard icon look like? In Version 3 of the software, it was updated to look like a paper document with its corner folded over placed on top of another document, also with its corner folded over, as shown in the following screenshot:

Personally, I think the Clipboard is one of the most useful features and is largely underused by many editors. First, I'll take you through how it is used in...