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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
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Getting back in sync

You may make an edit that causes your tracks to go out of sync with one another, and you may not notice it until much later, after making many other edits.

This recipe addresses the situation when the Sync Break Indicators begin at a point in the sequence and then continue on down to the end. For emphasis, unlike a sync break caused by a Slip or Slide, where the Sync Break Indictors are isolated to one segment or one area, in this instance, the Sync Break Indicators ripple down to the very end of the sequence.

The solution to a sync break problem caused by adding or removing material to one or more tracks without also adding or removing the same duration of material to all the other tracks is corrected by doing the opposite to those same tracks. In other words, if you added material to a track and that caused the tracks to become out of sync, then you must remove material from that track to regain sync (and vice versa).

While any of the duration-changing operations (Ripple...