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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.
In the previous movie, we used A-Side Single Roller Trim and B-Side Single Roller Trim to adjust each side of the transition separately. In this movie, we'll take a look at Dual Roller Trim, which allows us to trim both sides of the transition simultaneously. All right, so this is a sequence that we adjusted when we were doing overwrites, and as you remember, we left some gaps, and I said we would fix those later on down the line. Well, we're fixing them now using Dual Roller Trim.
We'll be able to close these gaps without any problem at all. Let's go ahead and zoom in so that we can see what we're dealing with. And as you remember, I moved this segment over so that my audio and video matched. But I do have this gap, and I'm just going to close this up by entering Trim mode, and I will lasso my transition. And in this case, I am going to extend the A side and I am going to shorten the B side. And in this case, the B side is a visual filler.
So, you can actually trim filler here, which is what I'm going to do. I'm going to drag my transition over to the right until I butt up against the next clip. And let's go ahead and play through and make sure we like it. (clip playing) Well, we fixed the problem, but I'm actually going to use Dual Roller Trim again so that I can try to match on action, so that they're not just holding the suitcases on both sides. So again, I'm just going to drag my rollers over until they start to set them down, which is about right here, and let's go ahead and play through.
I'll press spacebar. (clip playing) So, that matched pretty well. As you'll see in the Trim counters, I added a total of fifty-six frames to the A aide because I performed two trims, one after another, and thirty-one frames to the B side. Let's zoom back out, because we want to go to this next part where there's a gap. I'm going to go ahead and just lasso to get into Trim mode, and I'm going to play through and make sure that I know exactly what is going on here.
(clip playing) Okay, so this was just a resulting gap from moving this clip over. Again, I'm just going to close it up, and we should be in good shape. We'll play it through. (clip playing) That looks just fine. Okay, so that's closing gaps. Let's take a look right here, because it looks like our video starts before our audio, and I think it'd be better if that happened at the same time. Again, I'm just going to enter Trim mode, and we'll play through.
(clip playing) We want this to start over here, and we could do that during a B-Side Single Roller Trim, but as you'll see, my sequence is perfect at the end and I don't want to change that. So, I'm going to do a Dual Roller Trim instead. I'm going to take my rollers and I'll use my keyboard, so I'm going to trim to the right by ten frames at a time by pressing the backslash key, and we'll fine- tune it by pressing the period a couple of times, and let's see how that looks.
(clip playing) All right, that looked just fine. So as you see, Dual Roller Trim is a great way to close up gaps, and it can also be used to trim both the A side and the B side of your edit simultaneously.
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