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Creating subclips and subsequences

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Video: Creating subclips and subsequences

Sometimes, for organizational and logistical purposes, you'll want to break a master clip or sequence down to its more basic components. In this movie, we'll go over creating subclips and subsequences, so that you can make clips and sequences as long or as short as you want to. So, we first want to create a subclip and to do that, I'm going to open my Interview bin and I'm going to load up Kim interview. And I know here at the end of the clip there's something that I'd like to sub-clip because it's the way I would like to end my show.

Creating subclips and subsequences

Sometimes, for organizational and logistical purposes, you'll want to break a master clip or sequence down to its more basic components. In this movie, we'll go over creating subclips and subsequences, so that you can make clips and sequences as long or as short as you want to. So, we first want to create a subclip and to do that, I'm going to open my Interview bin and I'm going to load up Kim interview. And I know here at the end of the clip there's something that I'd like to sub-clip because it's the way I would like to end my show.

So, I'm going to play through and I'm going to mark an in and an out around the area that I want to subclip. (Female speaker: Okay. Swing dancing is bigger now around the world than it ever was. (It's bigger now than when it first came out in the '40s, and it's held out for a longer duration.) (The actual Swing era was so short and so quick. The second coming of swing has lasted longer.) All right, so we have 16-second-and-22- frame portion that we want to make its own clip.

This is out of more than a six-minute interview, so this is going to help us out later when we're building our sequence. To make a subclip, I can do one of two things. I can either drag this icon up here into my bin--and you'll see that there is an icon that looks a lot like a master clip, just a little bit smaller, and I immediately want to rename this. The other way I could create a subclip is to Alt+Drag or Option+Drag, if I was on a Mac, right from the source monitor to my bin.

So, I'll hold down the Alt key and drag my subclip over and you can see that I created one that way as well. This is a duplicate, so I'm just going to delete the subclip, and OK, and this is the one we want to work with. Now similarly, we could also sub-sequence which means to just create a portion of a sequence that we want to use for later. Now we have this sequence here, which again starts with our suitcases and into our narrative and the dancing and it ends with the suitcases.

Let's try to find a part of the sequence that doesn't involve the suitcases, so I'm basically going to remove the last two shots and the first two shots when I form my subsequence. So again, I'm going to Ctrl+Click or Command+Click at the beginning where I want to mark my in, and I want to Ctrl+Alt+Click or Command+Option+Click near the end to mark my out. And we want to make sure that all tracks are selected, so I'm just going to do a quick Ctrl+A or Command+A. And now, this is the part of the sequence that I want to maintain.

This is still going to be there in the master sequence, but for my subsequence, I don't have that beginning and ending. So again, there are two ways that I can do this. I can either drag this icon right above the record monitor over to my bin and then we can go ahead and just rename this, or we can Alt+Drag or Option+Drag from my record monitor over to my bin and it does the same thing. I don't need this, this is a duplicate, so I'm just going to delete it, and it's gone.

So, I'm going to load my subclip into the source monitor, and you'll see that it is only this portion of the clip. Okay, it's a lot more manageable. Likewise, when I load my subsequence, it's only this portion. We've lopped off the beginning and the end. So as you can see, using subclips and subsequences is a great way to break out material into elements that make the most sense for your editing purposes.

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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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