Avid Media Composer 6.x Cookbook
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An expert and clear resource filled with highly effective "recipes" of easy to follow steps for those at all experience levels. Gain Avid Media Composer (and Avid Symphony) essentials and far beyond, including techniques, tips, tricks, and helpful explanations not found in other publications. Its 435 page task-based approach, and three informative appendices, will help editors at all experience levels gain a deeper, more thorough understanding of the software.
The book is designed so that you can read it chapter by chapter, or jump to a specific "recipe" when needed. It will greatly aid in achieving mastery of the professional editing features that Avid Media Composer offers. You’ll learn not only how to perform a task or editing operation, but also why and how it works, in addition to what situations it’s useful.
Gain exposure to options and methods that you never knew were available. The step-by-step recipes are packed with practical examples of 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 focus on being creative.
Some of what this book offers:
A bonus chapter (details in the book)
Step-by-step “recipes” reveal methods & techniques that even veteran editors will benefit from immediately
Extensive explanations of Trimming techniques, including Slipping, Sliding, and two types of Asymmetric Trimming
In-depth details for staying in sync, regaining sync, and using Sync Locks
Answers about the Media Tool & how to perform media management
Explanations of Import settings, how to mix frame rates, AMA (Avid Media Access), Consolidating, Transcoding, preparing for output, and more
How to work faster and more efficiently by customizing Workspaces, Bin Layouts, Timeline Views, Bin Views, Keyboard Mapping, and more
Get the most from Segment Mode, the Smart Tool, Sync Point Editing, and functions including Mark Clip, Replace Edit, Match Frame, Reverse Match Frame, Find Bin, the Clipboard, and much more
Learn multiple methods of mixing audio, how to make and use Multichannel audio clips, how to use The Audio Suite, and how to take advantage of the new Real Time Audio Suite (RTAS) Plug-Ins.
Learn how to create Group Clips, MultiGroup Clips, and how to perform several methods of MultiCamera editing
Reports. The name of the log file is AMALoggerMM_DD_YY.log. See also ff The Getting the AMA file's image to display as desired recipe in this chapter Getting the AMA file's image to display as desired If you link to media using the AMA process and the clip does not match the aspect ratio and frame size set in your Format tab, then Media Composer will allow you to change the way it is displayed at any time. An important note from Avid technology: If you are working in an Interplay environment,
enabled, and when you move a button from one button region of the interface to another, it will be copied. For example, moving an existing button function from below your Source window to your Timeline Toolbar will copy it. Keyboard mapping ideas Are you worried that you'll mess up your keyboard? See the discussions of duplicating settings, activating alternate settings, and restoring settings to default at the beginning of this chapter in the section called Settings overview to put your mind at
Window Fast Menu (the hamburger-looking icon in the bottom left-hand side of the Timeline Window) | Clip Color | Timeline Local. 2. Select a clip in the Sequence by using either of the Segment Mode Arrow tools (it doesn't matter which one you use). To select multiple segments, hold down the Shift key as you make selections. Alternatively, you can also select segments by lassoing left to right around one or more of them, or you can use the Select Left, Select Right, or Select In/Out functions.
discuss making your own Sync Break Indicators. This can be helpful because there will be many times when you'll place video and audio from different clips into alignment with each other. For example, you might have some music with a loud cymbal crash and you have placed video of two boxers in sync with it, so that the knockout punch happens at the same time as the cymbal crash. This would be a sync relationship that you created from different source clips, and Media Composer will not show Sync
some common situations. Before we dive in, here are some important and/or helpful things to be aware of: 1. The topics covered, and recipes of steps provided in this chapter, are geared towards those using local media drives for storage, for example, the internal hard drive, fixed hard drive(s), and/or a relatively small, local RAID. 2. Those working at a facility with Avid Unity, Avid ISIS, Avid Interplay, or another shared storage solution must consult with their facility's technical