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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

Chapter 6. Managing Your Media Files

In this chapter, we will cover:

  • Moving media files

  • Copying a borrowed clip's media

  • Sharing clips/backing-up clips

  • Consolidating Subclips

  • Consolidating Sequences

  • Transcoding Sequences for archiving or before up-res

  • Transcoding Sequences of mixed SD and HD video

  • Changing the Sample Rate of clips in bin before editing them into your Sequence

  • Changing the mismatched audio that has been edited into your Sequence

  • Prevent editing with audio that does not match the Project's Sample Rate

  • Setting the Media Tool display

  • Borrowing a clip from another Project

  • How to determine where media files are stored and how to move them

  • Isolating video of a specifc resolution

  • Deleting specific media files from clips (for example, just the A3 and A4 files)

  • Deleting unused media files: Just Master Clips, just Precomputes, or both

  • Locking Clips and Sequences

  • Locking Sequences to make them less easily editable