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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
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Changing the Sample Rate of clips in a bin before editing them into your Sequence

When you have audio with a Sample Rate that differs from what is set in the Audio Project settings (Project Window | Settings tab| Audio Project), Media Composer will actually allow it to be played. How great, you say. Well, it's great until you have to output your sequence to tape. When you output to a tape, the Sample Rate of all the audio elements must be the same (just in the same way that the video has to be all SD or all HD).

If you have imported audio at a Sample Rate that does not match the Sample Rate set for your project, this recipe will show you how to change the Sample Rate of clips in a bin before editing them into your sequence. It is advisable to correct the Sample Rate before editing clips into your sequence rather than after. If you have already edited mismatched audio into your sequence, then you will want to refer to the recipe that follows this one which is titled, Changing the mismatched...