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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

Real Time Volume and Pan Adjustment

When you make adjustments to pan or volume level using the Audio Mixer set to Clip Mode, or by manually adding and adjusting keyframes, you do not get instant feedback about how well that adjustment sounds. In other words, you first make an adjustment and then, in a second step, you go back and play the section you just adjusted in order to listen to it and evaluate it.

However, using the method discussed in this recipe, you'll be able to make level and pan adjustments while Avid Media Composer is actually playing, and you'll also be able to hear the result of those adjustments immediately in Real Time. Additionally, while you're making those adjustments, Media Composer is recording them as keyframes and you can adjust them after the recording is completed if you need to.

This recipe will be covering how to use the Media Composer software to accomplish Real Time Volume and Pan Adjustment. However, it's also good to know that it's possible to attach certain...