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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

Chapter 5. Maintaining and Regaining Sync

In this chapter, we will cover:

  • Adding Filler within a sequence with Splice or Overwrite

  • Adding Filler at the end of a sequence

  • Sync Break Indicators: Understanding them and making your own

  • Splicing and Extracting: Methods for staying in sync without Sync Locks

  • Segment Mode: Methods for staying in sync

  • Using the option/Alt + Add Edit method to stay in sync in Trim Mode

  • Asymmetric Trimming type 1: A-Side/B-Side

  • Asymmetric Trimming type 2: Two Heads/Two Tails

  • Opening up the sequence using Splice with Sync Locks enabled

  • Extracting with Sync Locks enabled

  • Extending using Ripple Trim with Sync Locks enabled

  • Shortening using Ripple Trim with Sync Locks enabled

  • Getting back in sync