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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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Converting a multichannel track into mono tracks in a Sequence

First, it's important to note that you can convert a Multichannel track into separate mono tracks, but you can not do the reverse.

You can convert a Multichannel track(s) into separate mono tracks in two ways. The first method allows you to convert specific tracks, individually, while the second method will convert all the tracks in the Sequence.

How to do it...

This first method will let you convert individual Multichannel tracks into separate Mono tracks.

  1. Duplicate the Sequence(s) before converting tracks. To do this, first select the Sequence(s) in the bin. Then go to Edit Menu | Duplicate. Lastly, amend the Sequence name(s) to indicate which is Multichannnel and which is Mono.

  2. Make sure the correct Sequence is loaded in the Record Monitor/Timeline (that is, the one that is to have a Multichannel track converted to mono tracks).

  3. In the Timeline, right-click on the Track Selector of the Multichannel track you want to convert.

  4. From...