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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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Syncing and Grouping clips with common timecode

This is syncing and Grouping method number one of three presented in this chapter. It refers to syncing and creating Group Clips (also known as Grouping) when all the footage shares the exact same timecode. This is frequently referred to as Common or Jam-Synced timecode.

This is the fastest and easiest method as long as the production prepared properly before shooting. See Appendix C, Helpful Details about MultiCamera Editing and the There's more section for additional details.

Getting ready

For this recipe, we'll use the example of a narrative television show (commonly a situation comedy) that was shot with four cameras: A, B, C, and D. In actuality, in television, the fourth camera is generally labeled as X, which I presume is to avoid confusion between cameras B and D during a live production when the Director tells the Technical Director (in the UK referred to as the Vision Switcher) which camera to switch to.

This recipe presumes that:

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