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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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Understanding the Audio Mixer Tool – Auto Mode

It's important to note that the Audio Mixer Tool has three different modes, each allowing different capabilities and functionality. The different modes are toggled using the Audio Mixer Mode Button (see letter F in the screenshot below).

Also see the previous Understanding the Audio Mixer Tool: Clip Mode recipe for additional information not presented here.

How to do it...

  1. Open the Audio Mixer using either of the following methods:

    • Tools Menu | Audio Mixer.

    • Windows | Workspaces | Audio Editing.

    • Consider mapping the Audio Mixer menu selection to a convenient location on your keyboard. For example, I've placed this on Shift + A. More information on mapping buttons and menu selections can be found in the Mapping buttons and menu selections buttons recipe in Chapter 2, Customizing Your Work Environment.

  2. Click the Audio Mixer Mode button (letter F in the previous screenshot) so that it displays the text Auto.

How it works...

Later in this chapter we'll...