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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 Clip Gain, Volume Automation, and Pan Automation in the Timeline

In this recipe, we'll cover:

  • Why you want/need to display Volume/Pan Automation and Clip Gain

  • Two methods to display Clip Gain and Volume Automation

  • The only method to display Pan Automation (due to the addition of 5.1 and 7.1 surround sound capabilities in Version 6)

Getting ready

First it is important to know why you would display Volume/Pan Automation and Clip Gain:

  • Displaying Volume Automation and Pan Automation is required in order to be able to manually add keyframes, and manually adjust keyframes in Media Composer Version 5 and earlier. However:

    • New in Avid Media Composer Version 6, you do not have to display the Volume or Pan Automation in order to add keyframes to a Segment when using the Audio Mixer 's level sliders or pan knobs. While this is convenient, it also means that you will need to be more aware of the Clip/Auto setting of your Audio Mixer. For emphasis, if you want to add a keyframe by pressing...