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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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Performing audio scrubbing: analogue type scrubbing

The more analogue sounding scrub (as opposed to digital scrub, discussed previoulsy) might be described as sounding like audio tape being rocked back and forth over the play-head on a tape machine.

How to do it...

  1. Press and hold down the Pause Key. By default, this function is located on the K key.

  2. While continuing to press the K key, do any of the following:

    i. Press and hold the J or the L key to scrub slowly either backward or forward.

    ii. Tap the J or L key quickly/momentarily to scrub one frame at a time either backward or forward.

How it works…

The multiple abilities of JKL are discussed in the Moving around: Methods and tips recipe in Appendix A, Additional Tips, Tricks, and Explanations.