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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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Clip Mode: Adjusting multiple segments by a uniform amount

Overview example: imagine that you have many segments of dialog on tracks A1 and A2. You edited them all in before adding other audio elements (for example, music). You have meticulously adjusted each segment of dialog to what you felt at the time was just the perfect level. Later, you added some music, ambience, and other sound effects and now realize the following:

  • The various levels you set for the dialog segments are still perfect in relation to each other (meaning that all the actors are at an even level, one actor is not disproportionately louder or quieter than another)

  • Now that you've added the other audio elements (music, and so on.), you need to adjust the dialog segments a bit louder without losing the relationship between them which you've already established

How to do it...

  1. Enable the Track Selectors for the track(s) you want to affect. In the Overview example described earlier, you would enable just tracks A1 and A2.

  2. This...