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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

Sharing clips/backing-up clips

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

For this second recipe in this topic of actually copying media files (the previous one is the first recipe), the situation is as follows: you are not in a shared media situation (for example, Avid Unity, ISIS, or Interplay) and your workmate brings in a fixed hard drive and asks you to give them a copy of one or two entire shots (we'll cover making copies of/Consolidating Subclips later in this chapter). Or, similarly, you want to make a back-up copy of your media files onto another drive.

How to do it…

  1. In a bin, select the clip(s) that you want to share or back up.

  2. In the previous Copying a borrowed clip's media recipe, follow only steps 5 through 14.

  3. If:

    • If you are backing up the media files onto another drive, then you are done. The media files could be Relinked to in the future, and/or Master Clips could be created by using the second method (using the Media Tool) discussed in...