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Avid Media Composer 6.x Cookbook

By : Benjamin Hershleder
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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

Creating a Split Edit with Asymmetric Trimming

This recipe will be covering only the essential steps for creating a Split Edit. If it's confusing in any way, Asymmetric Trimming is explained in much more detail in Chapter 5, Maintaining and Regaining Sync. Further, this recipe will be using the Shift + click method to configure the Trim Rollers, which is discussed in the Using and configuring the Trimming tools recipe in Appendix B, Details on Trimming, Slipping, Sliding, and Segment Mode.

Getting ready

For this example, you're editing a documentary about auto racing. The first shot (the A-side shot) is of our interview subject, famous race car driver, Teddy Orlando. He says, "I've been racing for 10 years now and I never get tired of it. I absolutely love the feeling of speed." Then, the second shot (the B-side shot) is footage of Teddy's race car loudly speeding around the track.

You make the creative decision to have the video and audio of the race car occur at the same time that Teddy says...