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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

Understanding Clip Gain and Pan versus Volume and Pan Automation

While the title of this section sounds complicated, this section is simply about understanding that the Clip setting of the Audio Mixer affects Segments in their entirety, while the Auto setting allows you to place keyframes within a Segment to affect portions of a segment differently.

You may find it helpful to first review the previous sections in this chapter that provide an overview of the Audio Mixer.

How to do it...

  1. Open the Audio Mixer with any 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. For more information, go through Mapping buttons and menu selections recipe in Chapter 2, Customizing Your Work Environment.

  2. Click the Audio Mixer Mode button so that it displays the text Clip or Auto.

  3. Details on the Audio Mixer in these two modes can be found...