In this chapter, the goal is to give you a solid understanding of why the Avid Media Composer system works the way it does with regard to sync, how you can be in complete control of staying in sync when using any of the editing modes without Sync Locks enabled, what Sync Locks do and how they work, and what to do if you find yourself out of sync.
This introduction itself will cover two topics:
The core concepts of Sync
First, understanding what Filler is will help you to stay in sync. In this chapter, we'll go over all the different methods in which you can add Filler to your sequence, including at the end. However, let's begin by discussing what Filler is and why Avid Media Composer uses it.
Avid Media Composer is a blend of editing methods, concepts, and terminology, many of which come from film and videotape editing. Filler is a concept from film editing. However, in film editing, it isn't called Filler, it's called Slug or Leader. Essentially, Filler is...