Join Steve Holyhead for an in-depth discussion in this video Clips, bins, folders, and the Project window, part of Migrating from Final Cut Pro 7 to Avid Media Composer 5.5.
In Final Cut Pro clips can be imported or captured directly into the Project tab.…From there we can move clips into bins, and then we can display the contents of…a bin by using the disclosure triangle.…If we see a clip that looks like a 35 millimeter film strip, we know that that…means it's a video file.…If we see a clip represented by a speaker icon, then we know that's…an audio-only file.…And if we see one of these clips here with the letters A, B, C on it, then we…know that that represents a graphic file that's been imported.…Okay, let's go and look at some similar things in the Media Composer interface.…
If you want to follow along, I'm actually in the Chapter 1 folder, inside the 01_03 subfolder.…In there is a Bin called _incoming _media. Let's double-click and open that up.…As you've seen, bins are nearly identical in the two applications in that…they're the containers for clips.…Clips are also similar in both applications, since they have the pointers to our…actual audio and picture data.…
- Working with clips, bins, folders and the project window
- Customizing user settings and keyboard layout
- Importing video, audio, and graphics
- Accessing clips from other projects
- Comparing backup structure
- Organizing media and project assets
- Understanding media resolution and locations
- Editing in the timeline
- Mixing audio
- Compositing with keyframes
- Creating titles
- Color correcting footage
- Preparing and outputting master sequences
Skill Level Beginner
1. Comparing Interface and Application Basics
2. Understanding Media, Projects, and Levels of Organization
Comparing backup structure9m 51s
3. Taking Control of Media Composer
4. Linking, Importing, and Managing Media
5. Organizing, Viewing, Logging, and Searching
6. Understanding the Basics of Editing
7. Editing in the Timeline
8. Understanding Audio
9. Adding Effects and Finishing
10. Delivering Masters for Web, DVD, and More
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