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Batch capturing

From: Avid Media Composer 6 Essential Training

Video: Batch capturing

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.

Batch capturing

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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Avid Media Composer 6 Essential Training

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  1. 3m 55s
    1. Welcome
      1m 16s
    2. Using the exercise files
      2m 39s
  2. 22m 54s
    1. Touring the Select Project window
      4m 45s
    2. Exploring bins
      4m 23s
    3. Customizing user settings
      3m 36s
    4. Setting up and organizing a project
      5m 57s
    5. Saving and backing up the project
      4m 13s
  3. 57m 27s
    1. Touring the Composer Monitor and the Timeline
      2m 29s
    2. Touring the Edit interface
      5m 6s
    3. Splicing shots
      7m 43s
    4. Splicing non-linearly
      2m 43s
    5. Overwriting shots
      4m 35s
    6. Removing shots using Extract and Lift
      4m 38s
    7. Using Segment mode (Extract/Splice) to switch shots
      6m 37s
    8. Using Segment mode (Lift/Overwrite) to move shots
      6m 31s
    9. Using Extract/Splice and Lift/Overwrite together
      3m 32s
    10. Manipulating the Timeline directly
      4m 34s
    11. Creating subclips and subsequences
      3m 48s
    12. Adding multiple video and audio tracks
      5m 11s
  4. 23m 28s
    1. Understanding trimming
      3m 19s
    2. Performing single-roller trims
      5m 15s
    3. Performing dual-roller trims
      3m 54s
    4. Using Ripple Trim and Overwrite Trim
      5m 4s
    5. Understanding sync
      3m 17s
    6. Solving sync problems
      2m 39s
  5. 54m 26s
    1. Navigating with JKL
      3m 26s
    2. Using navigation shortcuts
      4m 47s
    3. Using the Command palette
      6m 4s
    4. Customizing the Timeline
      4m 54s
    5. Using bin layouts
      3m 49s
    6. Using workspaces
      6m 41s
    7. Sorting and sifting clips
      5m 57s
    8. Using the Find tool
      5m 13s
    9. Using markers
      5m 54s
    10. Using PhraseFind
      3m 21s
    11. Using ScriptSync
      4m 20s
  6. 20m 42s
    1. Trimming with JKL
      4m 53s
    2. Performing Slip edits
      6m 1s
    3. Performing Slide edits
      5m 39s
    4. Performing Replace edits
      4m 9s
  7. 27m 17s
    1. Reading audio levels and pan
      5m 42s
    2. Using the audio mixer
      10m 1s
    3. Keyframing audio
      7m 6s
    4. Recording audio adjustments on the fly
      4m 28s
  8. 55m 1s
    1. Using Quick Transition effects
      4m 6s
    2. Using the Transition Manipulation tool
      3m 12s
    3. Using the Effects palette and the Effect Editor
      6m 1s
    4. Keyframing segment effects
      5m 30s
    5. Nesting and auto-nesting
      5m 54s
    6. Saving effect templates
      3m 23s
    7. Building basic composites using vertical effects
      4m 7s
    8. Using the picture-in-picture (PIP) effect
      5m 14s
    9. Using the Color effect
      4m 24s
    10. Creating basic motion effects
      6m 55s
    11. Using Timewarp
      6m 15s
  9. 11m 48s
    1. Understanding system performance
      6m 13s
    2. Rendering intelligently
      5m 35s
  10. 26m 44s
    1. Analyzing footage for problems
      2m 27s
    2. Using the Y-Waveform monitor to set whites and blacks
      7m 16s
    3. Using the RGB Parade to correct color casts
      5m 50s
    4. Using the Vectorscope to improve skin tones
      5m 34s
    5. Using auto color correction
      5m 37s
  11. 30m 10s
    1. Formatting and enhancing text using Avid Marquee
      5m 32s
    2. Using Marquee to apply shapes and gradients
      5m 18s
    3. Using title templates
      3m 45s
    4. Bringing the title into Media Composer
      3m 54s
    5. Revising the title
      2m 17s
    6. Creating rolling and crawling titles
      5m 14s
    7. Using AutoTitler
      4m 10s
  12. 32m 37s
    1. Importing files
      6m 47s
    2. Linking to files using AMA
      3m 36s
    3. Linking to hi-res stills
      5m 59s
    4. Using the Avid Marketplace
      2m 50s
    5. Using the Capture tool
      5m 19s
    6. Capturing footage
      3m 41s
    7. Batch capturing
      4m 25s
  13. 12m 58s
    1. Deleting material from the bin
      5m 29s
    2. Understanding the Media tool
      4m 46s
    3. Deleting unreferenced clips
      2m 43s
  14. 17m 35s
    1. Preparing your sequence for output
      5m 44s
    2. Performing a digital cut
      5m 26s
    3. Exporting your sequence as a file
      6m 25s
  15. 19m 2s
    1. Solving offline media
      6m 48s
    2. Re-linking media
      3m 0s
    3. Resetting Avid settings
      5m 9s
    4. Using the Avid Attic
      4m 5s
  16. 44s
    1. Additional resources
      44s

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