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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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Extending using Ripple Trim with Sync Locks enabled

You may find it helpful to review the introduction to the earlier Opening up the sequence using Splice with Sync Locks enabled recipe as it includes an overview of Sync Locks.

In this recipe, let's imagine that, as assumed earlier in the chapter, you're editing a scene of a comedy television program.

Getting ready

The goals in this example are that:

  • You want to extend only the video of segment 64B/18 (pictured in the next screenshot). It's a close-up shot of one actor's shocked reaction to another actor's line of dialog.

  • You want to push the other segments (shots) in the sequence down, so that you can later add in the sound of the audience laughing underneath the video of the shocked reaction shot.

How to do it…

  1. Enable Sync Locks for all the tracks (by clicking on the Sync Lock All Button found in the Sync Lock Column next to the Timecode Track Selector) if they all are not already enabled.

  2. Enter Trim Mode at the transition for the segment (shot...