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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.
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Avid Media Composer 6.x Cookbook
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Using Clip Mode with Dissolves to smooth Level and Pan adjustments

While the Audio Mixer can only affect segments in their entirety, you can divide a Segment into multiple, separate segments (that is, sections) using the Add Edit function. Then, each Segment's Level or Pan can be adjusted differently from the other(s). To smooth the transition of the Level or Pan from one Segment to another, you can add a dissolve. The longer the dissolve is, the longer (and more subtle) the level or pan change will be.

How to do it...

  1. Open the Audio Mixer Tool: Tools Menu | Audio Mixer.

  2. Set the Audio Mixer Mode to Clip.

  3. Enable the track(s) you want to affect.

  4. Place the blue Position Indicator at the spot you want to divide a segment(s).

  5. Press the Add Edit function. The Add Edit function's icon looks like the letter H turned on its side. By default, you'll find the Add Edit function in these locations:

    i. Under the Record Monitor, in the top row of buttons, on the right-hand side.

    ii. In the Fast Menu Tool Palette...