Book Image

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

Using AudioSuite Plug-ins

The AudioSuite provides plug-in effects that are applied to individual Segments, and they must be rendered in order to play. On the other hand, RTAS Plug-In effects (discussed later in this chapter) are applied to audio tracks and they affect every Segment on that track. Additionally, they do not require rendering.

While the AudioSuite Plug-Ins are definitely useful, they have one potential drawback in that they are not easily combined (you must perform an Audio Mixdown found in the Special Menu and apply the second effect to the newly created Master Clip), whereas you can place as many as five RTAS plug-ins on a track.

The AudioSuite plug-ins are located at: Tools Menu | AudioSuite. Before we get into the specifics, let's get familiar with the AudioSuite Window (see the next screenshot):

  • A (AudioSuite Effect Icon): Drag this to any open bin to create an Effect Template that can be applied to Segments in the future.

  • B (Audio Loop Play Button): Useful for quickly playing...