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Capturing footage

From: Avid Media Composer 6 Essential Training

Video: Capturing footage

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.

Capturing footage

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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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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