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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.
Table of Contents (20 chapters)
Avid Media Composer 6.x Cookbook
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Making Multichannel Clips (Stereo, 5.1 and 7.1)

A Clip can have all its audio tracks as separate Mono tracks, or you can have a clip with two or more audio tracks interpreted by Media Composer as Stereo, 5.1 Surround Sound, or 7.1 Surround Sound. With regard to Stereo Clips, the benefit is rather than have two mono channels (Left and Right) take up two tracks in the Sequence, you can have the Stereo pair take up just one track. In Sequences with many Stereo elements (for example, music, ambiance, layers of sound effects, and so on) this means that if you treat them as one Stereo track, rather than two mono tracks, you'll have more space available. Further, you may find that adjusting volume level is faster and easier as well.

As I mentioned, at the beginning of this chapter, my discussions in this book will be focusing on Mono and Stereo Clips and Tracks, though in this instance the same methods used to make Stereo Clips can also be used to make 5.1 and 7.1 Surround Sound clips.

The recipe...