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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 the Timeline Window

Note that Avid refers to the shots in your sequence as both clips and segments. So, don't let that cause you any confusion.

How to do it...

  1. In order to set clip colors in the Timeline Window, you must first enable their display. Go to the Timeline Window Fast Menu (the hamburger-looking icon in the bottom left-hand side of the Timeline Window) | Clip Color | Timeline Local.

  2. Select a clip in the Sequence by using either of the Segment Mode Arrow tools (it doesn't matter which one you use). To select multiple segments, hold down the Shift key as you make selections. Alternatively, you can also select segments by lassoing left to right around one or more of them, or you can use the Select Left, Select Right, or Select In/Out functions.

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

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

    • Right-click in the Timeline Window, choose Set Local Clip Color, and...