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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

Copying a borrowed clip's media

Please review items 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 in the Introduction section of this chapter.

There are a couple of common reasons you may find yourself in need of copying media files, which will be the focus in this recipe section and the recipe that follows it.

The focus of this first recipe is that you've borrowed a clip from another project and you want to permanently have a copy that is associated with your currently active project.

Getting ready

It's important to emphasize that when you borrow a Clip, what you are doing is creating a copy of just the Clip that links (refers) to the actual picture and audio media files. You are not creating new media. Further, the media you are linking to is still associated with the project in which it was originlly created.

While you can definitely edit with a clip borrowed from another project, there are a couple of potential drawbacks if you do not have control over the other project's media:

  • If you borrowed a clip from your workmate...