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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
About the Reviewers

Locking Clips and Sequences

Very often you will want to lock Clips and Sequences in order to make them more difficult to delete.

When you lock a clip in a bin, you are locking both the clip itself as well as the media it links to. Locking clips and media is not foolproof. Clips and media can be unlocked from within Media Composer as easily as they are locked. Additionally, someone who is determined can also very easily unlock media files at the Finder level without Media Composer even running.

When you lock a sequence in a bin, you are locking only the sequence itself. The media a sequence links to is not locked when the sequence is locked. See the Deleting Unused Media Files: Just Master Clips, just Precomputes, or both recipe that is earlier in this chapter for a discussion of how to lock the media files that a sequence is linked to.

It's also important to point out that locking a sequence in a bin does not prevent it from being edited. In other words, it will remain fully editable even...