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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
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Copying RTAS Effects between Tracks

Rather than first having to make an RTAS Effect Template (as discussed earlier), and then apply that template to another track, it is possible to copy a RTAS effect and place it onto another track directly.

How to do it…

  1. You must open the Track Control Panel to reveal the five RTAS Insert buttons. You can do this using either of these methods:

    • Go to Timeline Window Fast Menu (hamburger) in the bottom-left corner of the Timeline Window | Track Control Panel

    • Click the small, black disclosure triangle found in the top-left of the Timeline Window, next to the Timecode display

  2. Press and hold down the option/Alt key.

  3. Click and hold on any of the five RTAS Insert buttons that contains a Plug-In.

  4. As you continue to hold down the mouse button, move your cursor over to any Insert Button on another track. The selected Insert Button will become highlighted.

  5. Release the mouse button to apply the RTAS to the highlighted Insert Button.