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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

Consolidating Subclips

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

There are two common reasons why you may want to Consolidate Subclips:

  • Situation 1: Reduce media (copying only portions you want and then deleting original media) – an example of this situation would be: you have ingested a very long duration of video and audio to create one Master Clip (for example, you captured a complete movie from a tape). Let's pretend that this single Master Clip is 90 minutes long. During the review process, you went through and created subclips of the portions you wanted to use. You've added up the duration of all the Subclips and they total just 30 minutes. This means that you have 60 minutes of media that you do not want to use and it is taking up valuable hard drive space. By Consolidating (copying) just the media that is being referenced by the Subclips (which makes brand new Master Clips for just those portions) and then deleting the original 90-minute long Master...