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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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Displaying Audio Waveforms ( also known as Sample Plot)

Note that in earlier releases of Media Composer, Audio Waveforms were referred to as Sample Plot and that the display-type called Energy Plot has been removed.

It is also helpful to know that if you have audio with mismatched Sample Rates (meaning that a Clip's audio does not match the Project's Sample Rate as set in the Audio Project Settings), that those waveforms will be displayed as light grey, rather than black. There is more information about this in Chapter 6, Changing Audio Sample Rate for Clips & Sequences.

In this recipe, we'll cover the two methods available for displaying the Audio Waveforms in the Timeline, and in the There's more... section, we'll see how it's possible to display Audio Waveforms for Source Material.

How to do it...

This is the first method to display waveforms in the timeline. This method displays the audio waveform for all tracks, while the second method allows the waveforms to be displayed only on...