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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
About the Reviewers

Using the Match Frame function

The icon for Match Frame is the same one used for Master Clips. By default, the Match Frame function can be found under the Source Window as well as in the Fast Menu Tool Palette in the Timeline Toolbar.

Getting Ready

The most common mistake I see made is when people want to use Match Frame to match back from the Timeline window (as we will be doing in the example recipe in a moment) they mistakenly click on the Match Frame button that's under the Source Window. Instead, to Match Frame from the Timeline window, either use the Match Frame button found in the Fast Menu Tool Palette or you can map it to a convenient location under the Record Monitor, on the Timeline Toolbar, or on your keyboard.

See the Mapping buttons and menu selections recipe in Chapter 2, Customizing Your Work Environment for more information if you are unfamiliar with mapping.

How to do it…

The following recipe of steps demonstrates the default behavior of Match Frame when it is used on a sequence...