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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
About the Reviewers

Adjusting multiple audio keyframes simultaneously

Media Composer provides two methods to adjust multiple keyframes at the same time. The How to do it... section will cover one method, while the There's more... section will present the second.

This first method uses the Audio Mixer's Fast Menu. Here are some differences between the two methods before we start the recipe:

  • Using this method does not require you to display Volume or Pan Automation (though you may), while the second method, in the There's more... section, does require it.

  • This method is used to adjust multiple keyframes only. The second method allows you to adjust either a single keyframe or multiple keyframes.

How to do it...

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

  2. Set the Audio Mixer to the Automation (Auto) setting, rather than the Clip or Live setting.

  3. Enable the Track Selector(s) for the track(s) on which you want to adjust keyframes.

  4. This is an optional step: Mark In and Mark Out around a portion of one or more segments...