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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
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Manually adding and adjusting Volume and Pan Automation keyframes

Before reading this recipe, you may find it helpful to first read the previous sections in this chapter that discuss the topics of the Audio Mixer Tool, Clip Gain & Pan vs. Volume & Pan Automation, Displaying Clip Gain, Volume Automation and Pan Automation in the Timeline, and Clip Mode Level & Pan Adjustments.

In this recipe, we'll discuss how to manually add keyframes in order to adjust Volume levels and Pan values within a Segment.

Getting ready

The following points will be helpful when you want to make adjustments using keyframes:

  • Displaying Volume Automation and Pan Automation is required in order to be able to manually add keyframes (for example, clicking the Add Keyframe button), and manually adjust keyframes in Media Composer Version 5 and earlier.

  • Now 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...