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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

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

The following sections may help you better understand and use Asymmetric Trimming, so you may find it helpful to read them first:

  • The Using and configuring the trimming tools section in Appendix B, Details on Trimming, Slipping, Sliding, and Segment Mode, specifically the portion that details using the Shift+Click method to add or remove Trim Rollers

  • The Introduction section of this chapter

  • The Using the option/Alt + Add Edit method to stay in sync recipe of this chapter

Asymmetric Trimming is the "King of Trim". While Asymmetric Trimming is an indispensable feature, it can sometimes be a challenging concept. However, it is well worth your time and effort to understand it and to master it.

First, what does Asymmetric Trimming mean? Simply, it means trimming in opposite directions at the same time. While this might sound strange, what Asymmetric Trimming is doing is shortening or lengthening the tracks by the same duration. However, instead of the Trim...