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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.
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Avid Media Composer 6.x Cookbook
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Prevent editing with audio that does not match the Project's Sample Rate

While mixing clips with different audio Sample Rates is generally infrequent, it can occur (for example, when borrowing a clip from another project). This recipe will alert you to this issue before you've edited a mismatched clip into your sequence.

How to do it...

  1. Go to Project Window | Settings tab | Double-click the Audio Project settings.

  2. The Audio Project settings dialog window will open.

  3. Set Convert Sample Rates When Playing to Never.

  4. Close the Audio Project settings dialog window.

How it works...

By default, Media Composer is set to play audio that is not at the Project Sample Rate (Project Window | Settings tab | Audio Project | Convert Sample Rates When Playing | Always). By turning this feature off, if/when you load a clip into your Source Window with a mismatched sample rate, then you will not be able to hear the audio play. That's a pretty good sign that something is not as it should be. This will cause you to...