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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

Chapter 7. Mono and Stereo Audio Mixing

In this chapter, we'll cover:

  • Understanding the Track Control Panel and Keyframe Selection Tool

  • Understanding the Audio Mixer Tool – Clip Mode

  • Understanding the Audio Mixer Tool – Auto Mode

  • Understanding the Audio Tool (Audio Meters)

  • Understanding Clip Gain and Pan versus Volume and Pan Automation

  • Understanding Audio Project Settings

  • Performing audio scrubbing: digital type scrubbing

  • Performing audio scrubbing: analogue type scrubbing

  • Displaying Audio Waveforms (also known as Sample Plot)

  • Displaying Clip Gain, Volume Automation, and Pan Automation in the Timeline

  • Clip Mode Level and Pan Adjustments

  • Using Clip Mode with Dissolves to smooth Level and Pan adjustments

  • Clip Mode: Setting a common Level or Pan to multiple segments

  • Clip Mode: Adjusting multiple segments by a uniform amount

  • Manually adding and adjusting Volume and Pan Automation keyframes

  • Removing/Deleting Volume and Pan Automation Keyframes

  • Adjusting multiple audio keyframes simultaneously

  • Real Time Volume...