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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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Using the Timecode Burn-In effect

It is very common to have to supply an output of your content with a Timecode overlay (commonly referred to as a Timecode Burn-In) for reasons such as:

  • Provide a visual Timecode reference (or other data, for example, film edgecode) for a visual effects artist, music composer, sound designer, sound mixer, or film negative conformer

  • To indicate the version and/or date of the output, who is receiving the output, and/or to place a copyright notice

For this recipe, we'll be using the relatively new Timecode Burn-In effect found in the Generator category of the Effects Palette. Not only does it play in Real Time (and if rendering is required, it will render much faster than a Non-Real Time effect), but it has multiple displays and a great deal of customizability.

How to do it...

This simple recipe of steps will tell you how to create what Avid calls an Effect Template. Once customized and saved, you can then re-apply it at any time in the future and have all your customizations...