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Avid Media Composer 6.x Cookbook

By : Benjamin Hershleder
Book Image

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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Extracting with Sync Locks enabled

If you haven't already read the introduction to the previous Opening up the sequence using Splice with Sync Locks enabled recipe, then you may find it helpful as it includes an overview of Sync Locks as well.

This recipe presents a situation where Sync Locks will save us some steps because we won't have to reconfigure the Track Selectors from whatever configuration they happen to be set at a particular moment.

Getting ready

The situation in this example is the following:

  • Loaded in the Timeline Window is a sequence that contains one video track and four audio tracks.

  • The last edit was Lifting out some music on track A4, so that happens to be the only track that's enabled at the moment. Refer to the following screenshot:

How to do it…

The goal in this example is to Extract a pause in the dialog of shot 11F/3 (see the previous screenshot). Note that this will, of course, create a jump cut in the video and that issue will be corrected by covering it with a reaction...