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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
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Creating a Split Edit with Double Roller or Overwrite Trim

Generally, when we first assemble a sequence, all the transitions between shots are straight. In other words, both the picture and audio cut at the same time from shot to shot. However, a good deal of the time we do not want straight cuts. Instead, very often we want the video to cut to the next shot before cutting to the audio that belongs with it. An example of this is in the top screenshot (see below) where the video cuts to RICK before we hear the audio from RICK's shot. And of course, the opposite is also true; sometimes we want the audio from a shot to be heard before we cut to the video that belongs with it. An example of this is in the bottom screenshot below:

There are several different methods you can use to create Split Edits which are discussed in this chapter. I encourage you to familiarize yourself with all three methods as you may prefer one over another, and you may find that one method works better in a particular...