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In this course, author Ashley Kennedy demonstrates basic and intermediate video editing techniques in Avid Media Composer. The course explains how to build sequences, mix audio, apply effects, and color-correct footage. The course also shows how to create titles, manage and output media, capture and import footage, and troubleshoot common post-production issues.
In this movie, we'll explore logging and batch capturing, which is a way for you to log many separate clips within an entire tape and them capture them all at once. All right, so I'm going use my Capture tool again and I'm going to focus down here in this lower-right portion where I mark my in and out points. I'm going to really try to use my keyboard only though. So again, my in point corresponds with I, my out point corresponds with O and, I can actually drive my deck controls using JKL.
J goes backwards, K pauses, and L goes forwards. I'm going to go ahead and make sure my Capture tool is active by clicking on it, and now I'm going to go forward with L. And then when I want the clip to begin, I'm going to mark an I and when I want the clip to end, I'm going to mark an O. Okay? I'm going to go forward with L. (clip playing) All right, so I played with L, I marked my in and out point, and then I paused it with K. We have a six-second-and-three- frame clip ready to be logged to our bin.
Now this is Broll, so I'm going to switch to my Selects bin, and I likewise want to change from my Interview bin to my Selects bin. And instead of capturing this, I'm going to click on my Capture/Log toggle button and that's going to turn this into a log button. All right, so it's going to take this clip and when I click on Log Clip, it's going to send it to the bin. And I'm just going to name this. And if I expand this over to the right--and I'm going to choose columns, and we're just going to show the Drive and Offline-- you'll notice that it's not on the drive yet and it is offline.
If we go back to the clips that we just captured, these are not offline and they're on my D drive. Okay, so that's fine. We're going to go ahead and log a couple and then capture them all at once by a way of batch capture. Again, I'm going to select my Capture tool with my mouse, and now I'm going to use JKL to navigate and I and O to mark in and out. (clip playing) And log. And just one more quick one.
(clip playing) And log. Again, this is kind of just a very small example for what you could be doing on a very long tape. Normally, I would have captured this entire dance and then maybe they would have been setting up for the next one and I would have skipped all that and then captured another entire dance, but for demonstration purposes, we're just capturing really small clips. And just so we can see our clips come online, I'm going to drag this down and then expand it out, so that we have all of the drive and offline information in front of us.
All right, so I'm going to lasso these clips by dragging, and then I'll right-click and choose Batch Capture. And we are capturing offline media only. I'd have the option of extending the handles, which means that I would capture slightly more than what I logged, but I don't need to in this case. And I'm going to click OK. It's now searching for a Preroll point, so it's going to the point right before the first clip that I logged, and then it's going to start capturing them one by one. (clip playing) All right, great, so you'll see here that of the clips are now in my drive and in my Offline column, all of that information is gone because now the clips are now online.
Logging and batch capturing footage is a really great way to quickly get through an entire tape in an organized way and then get on to something else without having to be tied to the Capture station.
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