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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 Sequences

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

Two common reasons why you may want to Consolidate a sequence:

  • Situation 1: Reduce media (copying and then deleting original media) – one example of this would be saving a copy of the low resolution version of a sequence and deleting the original media in order to clear space on the hard drives for the high resolution media you'll be creating during the finishing stages of the project (frequently referred to as the up-res). Doing this provides you with a sequence at the original, lower resolution that you can use to compare with the new, high resolution version to ensure that the correct material has been recaptured at high resolution. This is not a safeguard against anything regarding Avid Media Composer but rather against decks that don't cue up properly during the recapture/up-res (as I've had happen with DVCAM decks) or against human error (for example, a source has been incorrectly labeled...