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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
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Understanding Audio Project Settings

Each time you create a new Project, Media Composer sets the Audio Project Settings to default values. However, you can adjust these settings if necessary.

How to do it...

Use either of these methods to access your Audio Project Settings:

  • Go to Project Window | Settings tab and double-click the Audio Project settings to open them.

  • Go to Tools Menu | Audio Tool. Click the PH button in the top-right corner to reveal the Peak Hold Menu and select Input Settings.

How it works...

Once you have opened the Audio Project Settings, you'll be presented with a window that has several sections (or tabs), that each offer various options.

In the tab labeled as Main, here are some options to be aware of:

  • The Sample Rate of your Project: The default is 48 kHz. This dictates the Sample Rate of audio when it is captured or imported as well as played during output.

  • Convert Sample Rates When Playing: By default, Media Composer is set to play any audio that is not at the Project Sample...