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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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Methods for setting Sequence Timecode

These topics are presented within the context of adding Color Bars and Tone at the beginning of your Sequence prior to output. However:

  • You can change Timecode values and/or types (that is, Drop Frame or Non-Drop Frame) whenever you need.

  • Note that it is okay to first add the Filler to accommodate the Color Bars, Tone, and Slate, and then to change the Timecode. I'm simply showing you to change the Timecode first because this is my personal preference.

  • See the There's more... section after the recipe of steps for discussion of other methods and situations for setting Sequence Timecode.

Before we get into the recipe of steps, let's start with some helpful background information. When mastering in a professional situation, we must:

  • Make sure that the very first frame of the content (for example, film, TV show, commercial, and so on) is placed precisely in the Sequence, so that its Timecode value is on the hour frame exactly. For example, in the U.S., we would...