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Using subclips and subsequences


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Avid Media Composer 5 Essential Training

with Ashley Kennedy

Video: Using subclips and subsequences

Sometimes, for organizational and logistical purposes, you'll want to break a master clip or sequence down to it's more basic components. In this movie, we will go over creating subclips and subsequences so that you can make clips and sequences as long or as short as you want to. Okay. So, here I have a rather long master clip. It's about a minute-and-a-half long and there is a portion of it that I would like to use in a sequence and it's at the end. It is this portion here where they are dancing in that circle and so I am going to mark an In at the beginning of that action, and I will mark an Out at the end of that action.
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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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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

Using subclips and subsequences

Sometimes, for organizational and logistical purposes, you'll want to break a master clip or sequence down to it's more basic components. In this movie, we will go over creating subclips and subsequences so that you can make clips and sequences as long or as short as you want to. Okay. So, here I have a rather long master clip. It's about a minute-and-a-half long and there is a portion of it that I would like to use in a sequence and it's at the end. It is this portion here where they are dancing in that circle and so I am going to mark an In at the beginning of that action, and I will mark an Out at the end of that action.

And you can see that now I have 12- second selection out of the minute-and-a-half and to make this its own clip, I can come up to here to the Create Subclip icon and just drag that to my bin. Notice that the Subclip icon is just a smaller version of the master clip icon and I am just going to rename this, like so, and then when I load that into the source monitor by double-clicking, that portion is the only thing that loads.

It breaks it down for me so it will easier to work with. This is also used a lot for interviews. I have an interview here and I would like to only use this 11-second snippet out of the master interview. So I will go ahead and play it for you. (Male speaker: You have the mentor and the apprentice, Drosselmeyer and Mini-Meyer.) (Male speaker: And that's one of the themes in the story.) (Male speaker: Is like you know the apprentice is trying to learn how to become a magician.) All right. And I would like to only work with that.

So again, I can drag my Create Subclip icon or I can Alt+Click or Option+Click and drag from the source monitor into my bin and I am just going to title this Tony- magician apprentice. This material is also all from the Urban Nutcracker, just from different portion. So that's subcliping. It's pretty basic. I can load that into the source monitor. Again, I just have my 11 seconds loaded and all of the rest that I won't use, I don't need to access that.

And I don't need to access all the rest of the material than I am not going to use. Now sequences work basically the same way. I have a sequence here and it's about 50 second long or so. But I have a selection of 15 seconds at the beginning of the sequence that I would like to use for promotional purposes in a different sequence. It involves narration, so I will go ahead and just play a portion of it for you. (Male speaker 2: Start a Christmas tradition with Tony Williams's Urban Nutcracker, now in its 9th season.) (Male speaker 2: Don't miss the show that critics are calling "simply stunning," "outstanding" and "marvelous.") So I would like that to be its own sequence.

The Create Subsequece icon is up here in the upper right. I can just click-and-drag it over. And I will just rename this, Urban Nutcracker -Promo and then when I load that, that's the only portion that loads into the Timeline. Again, if I wanted to, I could also Alt or Option+Drag from my record monitor, notice that my cursor turns into a little hand, and drag that over like so. I don't need that, so I will delete.

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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