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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

Adding Filler at the end of a sequence

Media Composer does not allow you to Splice or Overwrite Filler at the end of a sequence, but all is not lost. We'll look at two methods you can use. The recipe will look at using Trimming to add Filler at the end of a sequence, and the There's more... section will provide a second method that uses the Title Tool.

How to do it...

  1. Add a new video or audio track (whichever you prefer) if you do not already have one that is empty at the very end of your sequence.

  2. Enable only the Track Selector for the track that is empty at the end of the sequence.

  3. If you have Sync Locks enabled, then disable all of them (or at least disable it for the track that is empty at the end).

  4. Go to the end of the sequence.

  5. Make sure that the Position Indicator is parked at the end of the sequence and not all the way to the right-hand side and actually parked off the sequence. You may need to move the Position Indicator back one or two frames from the very end.

  6. Use the Add Edit function...