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

When you use the Add Edit function it places a cut in a track wherever the Position Indicator is parked and, by default, it's programmed to place the cut onto any track that has its Track Selector enabled. However, if you hold the option/Alt key when you use Add Edit, it will do the following:

  • In Source/Record Mode, it places the cut(s) only in Filler. In other words, it will not cut segments of video or audio. Additionally, it will place cuts on a Filler track even if its track selector is not enabled.

  • In Trim Mode, it will do everything it does when used in Source/Record Mode but, the great part is that in Trim Mode, all the cuts you make will also automatically become enabled for Trimming. Because the option/Alt + Add Edit function only relates to Filler, there may be instances where you'll have to then manually configure the Trim Rollers on the tracks containing video or audio segments. So be sure to read these related...