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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.
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Avid Media Composer 6.x Cookbook
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Adding Filler for Color Bars, Tone, and Slate

While editing we generally do not have any additional material at the beginning of the Sequence, and we have the Timecode value of the first frame set to 01;00;00;00 (in the U.S.) or 10:00:00:00 (in the UK). It is very common to first add Filler to the beginning of the Sequence and then to add the Color Bars, Tone, and Slate into that region.

Getting ready

If you have not already read the previous Methods For Setting Sequence Timecode recipe, then you may find it helpful prior to reading this section if you are unfamiliar with that process.

This discussion presumes these two things:

  • You are using the NTSC broadcast standard (which uses Drop Frame Timecode), as discussed in the previous section. If you are not, then make adjustments to the recipe of steps as required.

  • You have already changed the starting Timecode value of your Sequence to 00;58;30;00 as discussed in the previous Methods For Setting Sequence Timecode recipe.

How to do it…

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