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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.
There are several ways to use the Capture tool to ingest footage. In this movie, we will go over capturing on the fly and capturing with in and out points. Okay, so I am going to open up my Capture tool, but instead of opening it via the Tools menu, I am going to come over to Windows > Workspaces > my Capture workspace. And it looks like I am all set up. I am capturing one track of video, two tracks of audio, and my timecode. I am going in to my interview bin, I have chosen my resolution and destination drive, and so it looks like I am ready to go.
So, I am going to use my deck controls to rewind to the place where I'd like to start capturing. All right! So I know that I want to start capturing right about here. So I've queued up my deck, and all I'm going to do is press play, and then when I'd like to start capturing, I am going to press my Capture button. Now, notice I am also able to name my clip as I am ingesting it. So I'm going to go ahead and press play and press Capture when I want to start and press it again when I want to stop. (Interviewer: You have all this wardrobe and stuff. Tell me a little bit about it.) (Female speaker: For many people who swing dance, the vintage lifestyle, the vintage clothing, it's all part of the preservation of what they love. So they want a dress. They want to dress the dance, they want to dance the dance, they'll live the dance.) All right! So this is a clip that I've just captured. It's in my bin.
If I double-click on it, I can scrub through it, I can mark in and out points, and just edit it into my sequence. So I am ready to go here. So that's capturing on the fly, pretty basic. You play and then you capture and then you stop. Now, I am going to show you, in the bottom lower-right portion of the window, we've got in and out points. And this time we are going play, and then when we want to start the capture, we press the in, or you can just press the I on your keyboard, and then when we want to stop the capture, we press mark out, which correspond to the O key on your keyboard.
So go ahead and press play and-- (Female speaker:--extreme, but it's all about that preservation. Some dances are all about moving forward, always changing it.) (Lindy hop is unique in the sense that it's about preserving a time in history. And also, you might be interested to know,) (Female speaker: it's the only true American dance, only. Interviewer: Wow.) All right! Great! So we marked an in and we marked an out. It's a thirteen-second-and-six-frame clip and now to bring it in to the system, I just press the Capture button.
I'll go ahead and click on Capture, and it's prerolling, and now it's about to capture. (Female speaker:--are all about moving forward, always changing it.) (Lindy hop is unique in the sense that it's about preserving a time in history. And also, you might be interested to know,) (it's the only true American dance, o--.) All right, great! So we brought this clip into our bin too and again, if we double-click we can scrub through it, we can set in and out points, and add it into our sequence.
As you can see, basic capturing is pretty straightforward. Usually capturing on the fly and capturing with in and out points are reserved for longer clip captures. In the next movie, we'll take a look at a more organized, more preparatory method of capturing material called logging and batch capturing.
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