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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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Isolating video of a specific resolution

First, some background/context for you. It is common when working on large projects to bring the video into the system at a low resolution (to save drive space and/or to make it easier on the computer to play the media). Then, once the creative process is completed, the low resolution media is deleted and only the portions of media used by the sequence are recaptured at a higher resolution (for example, 1:1) and all the effects are re-rendered at the higher resolution as well.

Just as common, is bringing in some video at low resolution and some video at the finishing resolution. For example, I might capture 100 hours of documentary footage at low resolution (20:1), but import all my graphic elements (stills and animations) at 1:1. This way, when I reach the finishing stage of the project, all the graphic elements are already at high resolution and set to go. In this instance, I would only want to delete the video at the low resolution (20:1) to clear...