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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
About the Reviewers

Shortening using Ripple Trim with Sync Locks enabled

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

Getting ready

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

The goals in this example are as follows (see the next screenshot):

  • Previously you had extended only the video for segment 64B/18 (a close-up shot of one actor's shocked reaction to another actor's line of dialog, which added Filler on tracks A1 and A2). Later you plan to add some audience laughter to cover the silent region of Filler.

  • You've watched the timing of shots 64B/18 and 64A/11 and you feel that 64B/18 is lasting a bit too long before cutting to 64A/11. So you want to shorten the video.

How to do it…

  1. Enable Sync Locks for all the tracks by clicking the Sync Lock All Button (found in the Sync Lock...