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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

Setting the Media Tool display

In this recipe, we'll discuss opening the Media Tool and determining what gets displayed in the Media Tool window, and how it is displayed.

In the sections that follow this one, we'll discuss using the Media Tool for various tasks (for example, deleting unused media, deleting media for specific tracks of a clip, moving media from one drive to another, and so on.)

How to do it...

  1. To open the Media Tool display dialog, go to Tools menu | Media Tool.

  2. The Media Tool display dialog window opens. Let's discuss each section:

    • Media drive(s) display region: This displays all the drives and/or partitions that Media Composer can see. You tell Media Composer to look at specific drives by using Shift+Click method, or you can quickly tell it to look at all the drives by clicking the All Drives button.

    • Project(s) display region: Every time you create media files by capturing from tape, importing, rendering, Consolidating, or Transcoding, they become associated with the project...