PacktLib: Avid Media Composer 6.x Cookbook

Avid Media Composer 6.x Cookbook

Credits

About the Author

Acknowledgement

About the Reviewers

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Preface

Getting Assets into Your Media Composer Project

Introduction

A strategy for project organization at the desktop level

Understanding Media Creation settings

Mixing frame rates

Tape capture tip: Adding Markers while Capturing

Tape capture tip: Making Subclips while Capturing

Logging clips tip: Logging from the keyboard

Logging clips tip: Keeping the Capture Tool active after logging a clip

Quickly calculating total duration of clips (or any items in a bin)

Combining available drive space and/or controlling where media is stored

Making sure your Batch Capture continues without you

Modifying clips before capture

Modifying clips after capture: Adding tracks

Modifying clips after capture: Deleting tracks

Capturing and editing at the same time

Preparing to use AMA (Avid Media Access): Getting the plug-ins

AMA (Avid Media Access) linking

Getting the AMA file's image to display as desired

Consolidating (copying) AMA Master Clips

Transcoding AMA Master Clips before beginning to edit

Transcoding AMA Master Clips after editing has begun

Consolidating an AMA sequence or subclips

Transcoding an AMA sequence

Importing stills and video files such as QuickTime

Importing audio

Adjusting audio levels before editing

Adjusting audio pan settings before editing

Setting stereo-audio tracks

Customizing Your Work Environment

Introduction

Settings overview

Creating Site Settings

User Profile Settings – transferring to another workstation

Interface settings

Font size adjustment

Creating Bin Views

Creating Timeline Views

Customizing Workspaces

Creating Bin Layouts

Linking Bin Layouts with Workspaces

Linking other settings with Workspaces

Mapping Workspaces and Bin Layouts

Mapping buttons and menu selections

Polishing Gems

Introduction

Understanding Track Sensitivity

Snapping actions for the Position Indicator and in Segment Mode

Enabling and disabling all Track Selectors from the keyboard

Enabling and disabling Track Selectors using the Shift key plus drag method

Enabling and disabling Track Selectors using the Lasso

Replace Edit: How and why

Sync Point Editing: How and why

Seeing source material in the Timeline Window

Clipboard tips

Using the Match Frame function

Using the Reverse Match Frame function

Setting clip colors in a bin

Setting clip colors in the Timeline Window

Creating Split Edits

Introduction

Creating a Split Edit with Double Roller or Overwrite Trim

Creating a Split Edit with the Extend function

Creating a Split Edit with Asymmetric Trimming

Maintaining and Regaining Sync

Introduction

Adding Filler within a sequence with Splice or Overwrite

Adding Filler at the end of a sequence

Sync Break Indicators: Understanding them and making your own

Splicing and Extracting: Methods for staying in sync without Sync Locks

Segment Mode: Methods for staying in sync

Using the option/Alt + Add Edit method to stay in sync in Trim Mode

Asymmetric Trimming type 1: A-Side/B-Side

Asymmetric Trimming type 2: Two Heads/Two Tails

Opening up the sequence using Splice with Sync Locks enabled

Extracting with Sync Locks enabled

Extending using Ripple Trim with Sync Locks enabled

Shortening using Ripple Trim with Sync Locks enabled

Getting back in sync

Managing Your Media Files

Introduction

Moving media files

Copying a borrowed clip's media

Sharing clips/backing-up clips

Consolidating Subclips

Consolidating Sequences

Transcoding Sequences for archiving or before up-res

Transcoding Sequences of mixed SD and HD video

Changing the Sample Rate of clips in a bin before editing them into your Sequence

Changing the mismatched audio that has been edited into your Sequence

Prevent editing with audio that does not match the Project's Sample Rate

Setting the Media Tool display

Borrowing a clip from another Project

How to determine where media files are stored and how to move them

Isolating video of a specific resolution

Deleting specific media files from clips (for example, just the A3 and A4 files)

Deleting unused media files: Just Master Clips, just Precomputes, or both

Locking Clips and Sequences

Locking sequences to make them less easily editable

Mono and Stereo Audio Mixing

Introduction

Understanding the Track Control Panel and Keyframe Selection Tool

Understanding the Audio Mixer Tool – Clip Mode

Understanding the Audio Mixer Tool – Auto Mode

Understanding the Audio Tool (Audio Meters)

Understanding Clip Gain and Pan versus Volume and Pan Automation

Understanding Audio Project Settings

Performing audio scrubbing: digital type scrubbing

Performing audio scrubbing: analogue type scrubbing

Displaying Audio Waveforms ( also known as Sample Plot)

Displaying Clip Gain, Volume Automation, and Pan Automation in the Timeline

Clip Mode Level and Pan Adjustments

Using Clip Mode with Dissolves to smooth Level and Pan adjustments

Clip Mode: Setting a common Level or Pan to multiple segments

Clip Mode: Adjusting multiple segments by a uniform amount

Manually adding and adjusting Volume and Pan Automation keyframes

Removing/Deleting Volume and Pan Automation Keyframes

Adjusting multiple audio keyframes simultaneously

Real Time Volume and Pan Adjustment

Creating Stereo, 5.1 and 7.1 ("Multichannel") Tracks in a Sequence

Converting a multichannel track into mono tracks in a Sequence

Making Multichannel Clips (Stereo, 5.1 and 7.1)

Using AudioSuite Plug-ins

Removing AudioSuite plug-ins

Saving and Applying AudioSuite Templates

Using Real Time Audio Suite (RTAS) Plug-Ins

Removing RTAS plug-ins

Saving and Applying RTAS Effect Templates

Copying RTAS Effects between Tracks

Editing with Group Clips and MultiCamera Mode

Introduction

Syncing and Grouping clips with common timecode

Output Tips and Tricks

Introduction

Creating accurate Color Bars and Tone

Methods for setting Sequence Timecode

Adding Filler for Color Bars, Tone, and Slate

Exporting a still image

Exporting multiple still images using Markers

Exporting a QuickTime Reference Movie

Exporting a QuickTime Movie (Self Contained)

Using the Timecode Burn-In effect

Additional Tips, Tricks, and Explanations

Additional Tips, Tricks, and Explanations

Additional Tips, Tricks, and Explanations

Additional Tips, Tricks, and Explanations

Additional Tips, Tricks, and Explanations

Additional Tips, Tricks, and Explanations

Details on Trimming, Slipping, Sliding, and Segment Mode

Details on Trimming, Slipping, Sliding, and Segment Mode

Details on Trimming, Slipping, Sliding, and Segment Mode

Details on Trimming, Slipping, Sliding, and Segment Mode

Details on Trimming, Slipping, Sliding, and Segment Mode

Details on Trimming, Slipping, Sliding, and Segment Mode

Details on Trimming, Slipping, Sliding, and Segment Mode

Details on Trimming, Slipping, Sliding, and Segment Mode

Details on Trimming, Slipping, Sliding, and Segment Mode

Details on Trimming, Slipping, Sliding, and Segment Mode

Details on Trimming, Slipping, Sliding, and Segment Mode

Details on Trimming, Slipping, Sliding, and Segment Mode

Details on Trimming, Slipping, Sliding, and Segment Mode

Details on Trimming, Slipping, Sliding, and Segment Mode

Details on Trimming, Slipping, Sliding, and Segment Mode

Helpful Details about MultiCamera Editing

Helpful Details about MultiCamera Editing

Helpful Details about MultiCamera Editing

Helpful Details about MultiCamera Editing

Helpful Details about MultiCamera Editing

Helpful Details about MultiCamera Editing

Helpful Details about MultiCamera Editing

Helpful Details about MultiCamera Editing

Helpful Details about MultiCamera Editing

Index