Avid Media Composer 5 Essential Training
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Identifying and deleting media relatives and non-relatives


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Avid Media Composer 5 Essential Training

with Ashley Kennedy

Video: Identifying and deleting media relatives and non-relatives

- Often once you've edited your show, you'll wanna keep the media associated with your finished sequence, and delete the media that didn't make it into the sequence. In this movie we'll learn how to isolate the needed from the unneeded media. OK, so if this is my finished sequence, and it's the final sequence that I care about, and I wanna delete all the media not associated with this sequence, I can do so by using the media tool. I'm gonna open the media tool, and I'm gonna choose all of the media that's on my D drive that I originally captured into the Urban Nutcracker Basics or Urban Nutcracker Full projects.
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  1. 3m 43s
    1. Welcome
      1m 16s
    2. Using the exercise files
      2m 27s
  2. 22m 59s
    1. Understanding clips and media files
      2m 34s
    2. Understanding the Select Project window
      5m 40s
    3. Working in the Project window
      5m 35s
    4. Setting up and organizing a project
      5m 13s
    5. Saving and backing up
      3m 57s
  3. 50m 15s
    1. Using the Composer Monitor and the timeline
      6m 32s
    2. Adding shots using Splice
      5m 57s
    3. Adding shots using Overwrite
      7m 2s
    4. Removing shots using Extract and Lift
      4m 31s
    5. Using Extract/Splice Segment Mode to switch shots in the timeline
      5m 1s
    6. Using Lift/Overwrite Segment Mode to move shots in the timeline
      5m 59s
    7. Using direct timeline manipulation
      4m 6s
    8. Using subclips and subsequences
      3m 48s
    9. Adding and patching video tracks
      7m 19s
  4. 26m 39s
    1. Understanding trimming
      3m 42s
    2. Using A-side Single-Roller Trim to improve audio timing
      7m 59s
    3. Using B-side Single-Roller Trim to improve audio timing
      5m 41s
    4. Using Dual-Roller Trim to refine video
      6m 5s
    5. Using Ripple Trim and Overwrite Trim
      3m 12s
  5. 24m 8s
    1. Using the J-K-L keys for navigation
      4m 15s
    2. Using navigation shortcuts
      6m 26s
    3. Using the Command palette
      6m 4s
    4. Sorting and sifting clips
      7m 23s
  6. 20m 38s
    1. J-K-L trimming
      4m 11s
    2. On-the-fly trimming
      7m 18s
    3. Advanced trim methods: Slip mode
      5m 18s
    4. Advanced trim methods: Slide mode
      3m 51s
  7. 21m 33s
    1. Using the Audio tool to read audio levels
      6m 18s
    2. Using the Audio Mixer to adjust audio level and pan
      8m 27s
    3. Keyframing audio for intra-segment audio adjustments
      6m 48s
  8. 55m 23s
    1. Using Quick Transition effects
      5m 19s
    2. Using the Effects palette and the Effects Editor
      5m 21s
    3. Keyframing segment effects
      6m 0s
    4. Using nesting and auto-nesting
      5m 49s
    5. Saving effects templates
      5m 34s
    6. Building basic composites using vertical effects
      4m 53s
    7. Using the Picture-in-Picture effect
      6m 41s
    8. Creating basic motion effects
      5m 55s
    9. Using Timewarp
      5m 56s
    10. Using the Color effect
      3m 55s
  9. 9m 48s
    1. Understanding system performance
      5m 58s
    2. Rendering tracks
      3m 50s
  10. 20m 30s
    1. Analyzing footage for problems
      3m 8s
    2. Using the Y-Waveform monitor to set whites and blacks
      5m 34s
    3. Using the RGB Parade to correct color casts
      4m 42s
    4. Using the Vectorscope to improve skin tones
      3m 27s
    5. Correcting color automatically
      3m 39s
  11. 29m 16s
    1. Formatting and enhancing text using Avid Marquee
      6m 52s
    2. Using Marquee to apply shapes and gradients
      4m 23s
    3. Using title templates
      2m 40s
    4. Bringing a title into Media Composer
      3m 42s
    5. Revising the title
      2m 49s
    6. Creating rolling and crawling titles
      4m 40s
    7. Using Auto-Titler
      4m 10s
  12. 22m 3s
    1. Using the Capture tool
      5m 7s
    2. Capturing footage
      4m 26s
    3. Batch-capturing
      4m 46s
    4. Adjusting settings for import
      5m 7s
    5. Using AMA (Avid Media Access) for QuickTime imports
      2m 37s
  13. 16m 45s
    1. Understanding deletion types and cases
      3m 51s
    2. Performing bin deletion
      3m 17s
    3. Understanding the Media tool
      6m 8s
    4. Identifying and deleting media relatives and non-relatives
      3m 29s
  14. 15m 31s
    1. Understanding media delivery types
      2m 28s
    2. Preparing a sequence for digital cut to print to tape
      2m 48s
    3. Performing a digital cut
      5m 8s
    4. Exporting a QuickTime movie or QuickTime reference
      5m 7s
  15. 14m 39s
    1. Solving the offline media problem
      3m 58s
    2. Re-linking media
      2m 19s
    3. Solving Avid settings corruption
      4m 35s
    4. Using the Avid Attic to find and retrieve bins
      3m 47s
  16. 19s
    1. Goodbye
      19s

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5h 54m Beginner Jul 07, 2010

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In Avid Media Composer 5 Essential Training, author Ashley Kennedy demonstrates basic and intermediate editing techniques in Media Composer, one of the most widely used nonlinear, video editing systems. This course covers how to build sequences, mix audio, color correct footage, apply effects, and troubleshoot common post-production issues in Media Composer. Exercise files accompany the course.

Topics include:
  • Adding and removing shots to build multi-track sequences
  • Trimming shots to improve audio timing and refine video
  • Learning navigation shortcuts
  • Customizing the workspace for an individualized editing experience
  • Using advanced trim methods
  • Adjusting audio levels and panning
  • Applying effects, such as Picture-in-Picture and Timewarp
  • Color correcting footage using a variety of built-in video scopes
  • Understanding the rendering and system performance relationship
  • Titling footage with Avid Marquee
  • Capturing and importing footage
  • Performing intelligent media management strategies
  • Exporting and printing to tape
Subject:
Video
Software:
Media Composer
Author:
Ashley Kennedy

Identifying and deleting media relatives and non-relatives

- Often once you've edited your show, you'll wanna keep the media associated with your finished sequence, and delete the media that didn't make it into the sequence. In this movie we'll learn how to isolate the needed from the unneeded media. OK, so if this is my finished sequence, and it's the final sequence that I care about, and I wanna delete all the media not associated with this sequence, I can do so by using the media tool. I'm gonna open the media tool, and I'm gonna choose all of the media that's on my D drive that I originally captured into the Urban Nutcracker Basics or Urban Nutcracker Full projects.

I'm gonna choose my Master Clips and Precomputes, and say OK. If this is my finished sequence, and it's the sequence that I care about, I'm going to go into my Fast menu and select Media Relatives. By doing this, it's going to select the relatives in any open bins of the media associated with my sequence. And because the media tool is a bin, it's gonna select it there as well. OK, so in the media tool I have all of the clips associated with my Magician sequence highlighted, and all of the clips not associated with it are not highlighted.

Now if I hit delete now, that wouldn't be good because I would be taking my entire sequence offline. So instead, I'm gonna come to my media tool, and I'm going to reverse my selection. And now everything that is not in my sequence is highlighted. When I press delete, I can isolate video only, audio only, just my precomputes, it's up to me. Now I don't wanna delete because I don't want all my media to go offline.

But this is a great workflow for getting exactly what you need to stay on your drive and deleting the stuff that you don't need from your drive. When we were talking about effects and titles, we mentioned that sometimes you render an effect or title, and then sometimes that link to that media file that you've created is broken, creating what is called an orphan file. It lives on your drive, but doesn't have a reference to it. So we can get rid of these unreferenced precomputes by using the media tool.

If I open the media tool, and I'm going to select both my C and D drive, 'cause I have some rendered media on my C drive. And I wanna select both Urban Nutcracker Basics and Urban Nutcracker Full, and just Precomputes instead of Master Clips as well. I'll go ahead and hit OK, and we have all of the precompute data on my C and D drives. Now I'll go ahead and select my media relatives. In the media tool it selects all of the precompute files that are associated with this sequence.

Again I don't wanna delete those. I wanna reverse my selection, and now I can delete all of these precomputes and clean up those orphan files from my drive. Identifying media relatives and deleting the inverse of the selection is a very powerful tool in clearing out unwanted media. Treat the process with care, though, as you wanna make sure that you're deleting only the material that you don't need. Once you're sure, it's a great way to help keep your drives clear of clutter and streamline the post-production process for future projects.

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