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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

How to determine where media files are stored and how to move them

Before you Consolidate or Transcode clips, I highly recommend that you perform a test of the process with some unimportant clips to familiarize yourself with the workflow, additional options, and final results.

Please note that the topics covered, and recipes of steps provided, are geared toward those using local media drives for storage, for example, the internal hard drive, fixed hard drive(s), and/or a relatively small, local RAID. Note that those working at a facility with Avid Unity, Avid ISIS, Avid Interplay, or another shared storage solution must consult with their facility's technical administrators or lead assistant editors before carrying out any media management functions in a shared storage environment. Failing to do so can cause inadvertent loss of media.

Getting ready

In this example situation, the Media Tool window is already open and you have configured it to display the following (details on this can be found...