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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.
Table of Contents (20 chapters)
Avid Media Composer 6.x Cookbook
About the Author
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Deleting specific media files from clips (for example, just the A3 and A4 files)

Please review points 1, 2, and 3 in the Introduction section of this chapter.

Here's an example situation to put the steps in context:

  • You have ingested several long clips that contain a video track and four audio tracks (A1, A2, A3, and A4)

  • You realize that the audio on tracks A3 and A4 of each clip is unusable due to poor quality or is simply silent

Here is an overview of the goals in this example:

  • First, delete the audio files only for tracks A3 and A4.

  • Second, modify the Master Clips so that they do not link to (refer to) media that is now Offline. Modifying the Master Clips after deleting the media is to avoid confusion. If you (or the editor you're working for) play a clip that has A3 and A4 tracks, but can't hear anything on those tracks, you would wonder if something is wrong (for example, media not captured, media corrupted, media mistakenly deleted, and so on), and possibly waste time dealing with a non...