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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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Exporting a QuickTime Reference Movie

Exporting to the QuickTime file format has become a very common way to get your content out of Media Composer and into another application (for example, for DVD encoding, for use as a reference with ProTools, to upload to the web, and so on).

There are a few things to be aware of when exporting a QuickTime Reference Movie out of Media Composer:

  • QuickTime Reference is not the same as a QuickTime Movie. A QuickTime reference is a very small file that simply points (refers) to the Avid Media Composer media files from your project. It allows you to fool another application (for example, a compression application like QuickTime Pro, Sorenson Squeeze, or Adobe Media Encoder) into thinking that it's looking at a QuickTime file, so that you can then resize it and/or encode/compress it as you need. QuickTime Reference is convenient because they are created very quickly. However, they can not be shared with someone whose computer is not able to also reference your...