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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
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Saving and Applying AudioSuite Templates

If you're going to be using a particular effect frequently, or if you want to save a particular combination of settings before experimenting with alternate adjustments, you can save a template of the effect in a bin for use at any time in the future.

How to do it…

  1. Click and hold on the Effect Icon located in the top-left corner of the AudioSuite window. The icon is a smaller version of the purplish icon that resembles a three-pronged electrical socket.

  2. Drag that icon to any open bin and release the mouse button.

  3. To later apply the effect, simply drag-and-drop it from the bin onto a Segment(s).

  4. Render the effect. Note that you may have to first open the AudioSuite in order to launch the software components that process the AudioSuite effects. The components are part of what is called the Digidesign Audio Engine (DAE). You can render the effect using any method you like, including:

    • Clicking the Render Effect Button (located, by default on the Timeline Tool...