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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
About the Reviewers

Definition of a MultiGroupClip

A MultiGroup Clip is one clip that contains two or more Group Clips. You could say it’s a Group of Group Clips. As a matter of fact, if you look at a MultiGroup Clip while it’s loaded in the Source Monitor (using the Toggle Source/Record In Timeline function), then you’ll actually be able to see the individual Group Clips that are within it.

While you might think that you would first create the separate Group Clips and then, in a second operation, instruct them to be MultiGrouped together, that is actually not the case. Instead, like Group Clips, MultiGroup Clips are created from Master Clips and/or Subclips. Further, they can only be correctly created from Master Clips and/or Subclips that have sequential timecode. Avid states, “The MultiGroup function is designed primarily for situation comedies and similar productions that record multiple takes sequentially on the same source tapes. MultiGrouping does not provide any benefit when you edit with clips that do not share common timecode or were not recorded sequentially, and might even cause the wrong clips to be grouped together.”

The icon for a MultiGroup Clip looks like the icon for a regular Group Clip, however, you will also see a small Plus Symbol on the left of it. Honestly, the plus symbol is so small that it looks like a dot when it’s viewed at normal size. See the next screenshot: