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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
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Adding Filler within a sequence with Splice or Overwrite

In this recipe, we will see how the programming of Avid Media Composer allows you to edit Filler at the beginning of a Sequence, or anywhere between segments of video or audio. However, it does not allow you to Splice or Overwrite Filler at the end of a Sequence (don't worry, Avid gave us a way around that, and it's discussed in the recipe that follows this one).

How to do it...

  1. Go to the Clip Name Menu above the Source Window.

  2. From the Clip Name Menu select Load Filler.

  3. By default, Media Composer gives you 2 minutes of Filler. Mark In and Mark Out for the duration you would like to edit into your sequence.

  4. Enable the Source and Timeline Track Selectors as needed.

  5. Splice or Overwrite the selected duration of Filler into your sequence.

There's more...

Very frequently the engineers at Avid provide us with multiple methods to accomplish a task, and this is the case with adding Filler at the beginning of a sequence.

Additional method for adding...