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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
About the Reviewers

Moving media files

Please review items 1, 2, and 3 in the Introduction section of this chapter.

There are a few common reasons you may find yourself in need of moving media files:

  • You've captured, imported, Consolidated, or rendered media files onto the wrong hard drive or partition (for example, a drive that belongs to another editor or project)

  • A drive is failing and you need to get the media onto a healthy drive

  • You may want to take a copy of all your media, or just a specific portion of it, outside of your editing room to be edited with a laptop system on set, in a client's office, or on an airplane

  • A drive or partition is getting very full and you want to create space to give the Media Database files room to increase in file size

It is not possible to simply pick up a bundle of ones and zeros and move them from one location to another in the same way that you'd move a chair from one room to another. So, in this recipe are the steps to accomplish moving media files and then following that...