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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
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Saving and Applying RTAS Effect Templates

If you'd like to save a particular RTAS effect for later use, or if you want to save a particular combination of settings before experimenting with alternate adjustments, you can save a template of the effect.

How to do it…

There are two methods available to save an RTAS Effect Template. The first method utilizes the RTAS Tool.

  1. In the RTAS Tool, on the top-right side, you will see a small, purplish icon that resembles a three-pronged electrical socket. This is the Save Effect icon. Click-and-hold onto that icon.

  2. As you hold down the mouse button, move your cursor over to any open bin.

  3. Once you're over a bin, you'll see that your arrow cursor icon has changed to a hand icon. You can now release the mouse button to drop the Effect Template into the bin.

  4. The Template can be applied directly from the bin using the same methods discussed above in the There's more... section of the Applying RTAS Plug-ins from the Effect Palette recipe.

The second method available...