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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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Exporting multiple still images using Markers

It is possible to place Markers (previously called Locators in earlier releases) into your Source clip and/or your Sequence and then instruct Media Composer to export the images where the Markers have been placed. One example where this might be useful is if you've gone through your movie with the Producer or Director and used Markers to select many frames which they would like to give to the website designer to use. Rather than have to export all of the images one at a time, you can do them ll at the same time.

How to do it…

Here we'll export multiple still images using Markers.

  1. In either the Source Window or Record Window/Sequence, place Markers on the images you want to export.

  2. Follow steps 2 through 12 in the previous Exporting A Still Image recipe.

  3. While still displaying the Export Settings dialog window, enable the choices for both:

    • Sequential Files

    • Markers Only

  4. Once you have set all the necessary options discussed in the Exporting A Still Image...