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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 Reverse Match Frame function

Reverse Match Frame allows you to search the Sequence for a specific frame of source material on whatever Timeline tracks have their Track Selectors enabled. Remember, it is only searching for one frame, not an entire shot, and it pays attention to which tracks are enabled.

This function has recently been improved. In the past, it searched the audio tracks and only track V1. It will now search all video tracks, if they are enabled.

Getting Ready

Reverse Match Frame can be found in Tools menu | Command Palette | Other tab. You would map it either under the Source Window or onto the keyboard (for use when the Source Window is active). See 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...

  1. In the Timeline, enable the Track Selectors for the track(s) you want Reverse Match Frame to search. Optionally, go to Edit menu | Select All.

  2. Load a clip into...