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Using bin layouts

From: Avid Media Composer 6 Essential Training

Video: Using bin layouts

So far, we've looked at how we can customize our keyboard, interface, and Timeline. Let's take it a step further and talk about how you can customize the layout of your bins. And this is a new feature as of Media Composer 6. During various points in the editing process, you'll want to have different bins open and available to you, so let's go ahead and just open a couple of bins here. Most of the time, we do want our sequences bin open. And let's go ahead and put that up at the top, because I like to have of my sequences nice and available to me on the top. Then let's go ahead and pretend that we're working on our narrative story scene.

Using bin layouts

So far, we've looked at how we can customize our keyboard, interface, and Timeline. Let's take it a step further and talk about how you can customize the layout of your bins. And this is a new feature as of Media Composer 6. During various points in the editing process, you'll want to have different bins open and available to you, so let's go ahead and just open a couple of bins here. Most of the time, we do want our sequences bin open. And let's go ahead and put that up at the top, because I like to have of my sequences nice and available to me on the top. Then let's go ahead and pretend that we're working on our narrative story scene.

So we don't need our interviews, but we do need our dancing Broll and our narrative story Broll. So, I'm just going to open up this Broll bin, and let's go ahead and just resize it so that it fits in this space here. You'll probably have a little bit more space than I have here, so feel free to take up that space. And we'll go ahead and open this one and this Broll bin as well. This view, having my Sequences bin here, and my three Broll bins here, this is something that I'm going to use quite often, so I'm going to come up to Windows > Bin Layout > New Bin Layout, and because this is the way I'm going to work most of the time, I'm going to call this bin layout Edit.

All right, so now I'm going to click OK. As you see here, this is now my Edit bin layout. Let's go ahead and create one more. I'm going to go ahead and close this out by pressing the red X, and this time let's go ahead and create a bin layout for when we're doing our interview scene. Again, I'm going to open up my Sequences bin, and let's open up our interview. And we'll also want our Music bin open for this.

And we also want our Event Broll open here. So, this is for a different type of project, but it's still very important for me to be able to have all of these open at once when I'm working on it. So, I'm going to come up to Windows > Bin Layout > New Bin Layout, and let's just call this Edit 2. Press OK. So, let's go ahead and test this out. If I come up to Windows, go to Bin Layouts, I can toggle back and forth between these various layouts.

Now again, this is a new feature and it's really, really handy. I like it a lot so far. But you know what? It gets better. We're going to map these to our keyboard. So, I'm going to come down to my settings, type K to go to my keyboards, open my edit keyboard. I'm going to my Command palette, Ctrl+3 or Command+3. I'm going to go to Workspaces. You'll probably see that I don't have my Edit bin layout or Edit 2 bin layout, but you know what? These are dropdown menus and I can make these anything I want.

So, I'm going to make these my Edit layout, and I want to make this my Edit 2 layout. Okay, so there they are. They are ready for us to map. We want to make sure that Button to Button Reassignment is on, and in a moment, I'm going to press Shift, and I think I will map them to Shift+Minus and Shift+Equals. So, I'll press Shift and just drag this to Shift+Minus, drag this to Shift+Equals, and let's go ahead and try it out. All right, I am activating my Timeline, and I am going to press Shift+Minus, and that is my Edit 1 layout. And I'm going to press Shift+Equals, and there's my Edit 2 layout.

So, as you can see, if you customize your bin layouts, this can be a real time-saver.

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Avid Media Composer 6 Essential Training

87 video lessons · 14529 viewers

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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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