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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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Setting clip colors in a bin

Note that you can also set different colors for segments (clips) in the Sequence. You'll find the details on that in the recipe that follows this one.

How to do it...

Follow these steps to set Clips Colors in a bin:

  1. Put your bin into Text View. Notice the column of squares to the left side of the clip's name. These are the color swatches.

  2. Select the clips and/or sequences.

  3. Once selected, set the color with one of the following methods:

    • Right-click on the color swatch of one of the selected items and make a selection from the palette

    • Go to the Edit menu, and select Clip Color, and make a selection from the palette

  4. In the Timeline Window, to display the colors you've assigned to the clips in the bin. Go to Timeline Window Fast Menu (the hamburger-looking icon in the bottom left side of the Timeline Window) | Clip Color | Source.