Avid Media Composer 6 Cookbook available in Paperback
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- Packt Publishing
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
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About the Author
Hershleder's credits include directing and editing the feature length documentary "The Bronx Boys Still Playing at 80" (Hosted by Carl Reiner) for Shapiro-West, editing the feature length comedy concert "The Original Latin Kings Comedy” (George Lopez, Paul Rodriguez, Cheech Marin) for Paramount Studios, and editing numerous hours of television for the E! Entertainment and Style networks.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I am very pleased that this book is on the market and at my house! Right next to where I need it by my computer. Very well thought out and very easy to read and learn how to do the specific tasks without having to search through a huge volume of text. I really like it. Please THANK the author, Benjamin Hershleder, for me!! BeckyJoBenson
The Avid Media Composer 6.x Cookbook is a fantastic source of information for users of all different experience levels. A beginner can pick this book up and have a solid understanding of the program by the end. Being a more advanced user myself, I picked up many helpful and time-saving tips after reading through it. It walks the reader through things step-by-step, with screenshots of some of the more difficult and in-depth tasks. The typical instructional section will start with “Getting Ready,” then to “How To Do It…” and finally, “There’s More…” giving a really thorough look at the task at hand. Items covered run from the simple (Exporting a Still Image) to the complex (MultiCamera Mode Editing). There is also ample additional information about various terminology within the program that is written in plain English as well as 3 appendixes with even more information. The Avid Media Composer 6.x Cookbook is less a “cookbook” than an encyclopedia! This will make a very useful reference book for anyone who utilizes Avid Media Composer 6 – your editing bay would be incomplete without it. Highly recommended.