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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.
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Avid Media Composer 6.x Cookbook
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Clip Mode: Setting a common Level or Pan to multiple segments

Overview example: imagine that you have many segments of narration (also known as Voice Over) on track A1. You edited them all in without making any changes to the original level they were recorded at. You recently added some music, ambience, and other sound effects and you have just adjusted one segment of Voice Over to mix better with the other audio elements. Now you want to make all the other Voice Over segments the same level as the one you just adjusted (rather than have to adjust them one by one).

How to do it...

This set of steps presumes that you have already adjusted one segment in your Sequence to a particular level and now want to make other segments on that same track to be the same level, as in the earlier Overview example.

  1. Enable the Track Selectors for the track(s) you want to affect. In the situation described earlier, you would enable just track A1.

  2. This step is optional: Mark In and Mark Out around a portion of...