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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.
Sometimes you can accidentally throw yourself completely out of sync, and this usually happens when you perform a Single Roller Trim on one track but not another, or when you perform an Extract on one track, but not another. Bottom line: it happens when you either add or remove frames unevenly between tracks. In this movie, we'll take a look at what to do if this happens to you. Now, if you've already edited in Avid, you've probably seen these little white numbers. If you're new to Avid, you are sure to see them soon.
But I just want to give you some tools for dealing with them. Now, all they mean is that from this point on, my video is thirty-six frames out of sync from my audio. If we take a look at how this might have happened, we're good, we're good, we're good, and then we go out of sync. So it seems that right here we added thirty-six frames of video--I'll zoom in so we can see it--and we didn't likewise add the audio.
So, this pushed my video downstream, my audio remained where it was, and I'm out of sync. Now, some people just don't know what to do when they see these numbers. Ideally, if it happens and you catch it, you just undo until they go away. But let's say that you shut down for the day and didn't notice it, opened it back up the next morning, and you see white numbers all the way down your sequence. What you need to do is enter Single Roller Trim mode on either your video or your audio.
In this case, I see that I am over on my video, so I'm going to enter it on my video. So I'm going to enter Single Roller Trim mode on my video. I've got V1 selected, so I'm just going to press U, and I'm going to go ahead and select my A side. And right now it's fairly obvious that I need to subtract thirty-six frames to bring everything back into sync, but sometimes it's just not that easy to figure out exactly which way you should go. So, I'm here to tell you that it really doesn't matter that much.
Just try one way, and if it doesn't work, just reverse your choice. So I know I'm thirty-six frames out of sync. I'm going to go ahead and type in +36, just to show you that it's not a big deal. And if you look up here, I have +36 in my frame counter. I'm going to go ahead and press Enter, and yup, I threw myself out of sync by doubles, so I'm seventy-two frames out of sync. Not a big deal. All I do is I reverse that, so -72, Enter, and everything comes back into sync.
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