Join Steve Holyhead for an in-depth discussion in this video Editing with the keyboard and interface buttons, part of Migrating from Final Cut Pro 7 to Avid Media Composer 5.5.
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Here we are going to turn away from gestural editing and look at editing with…the interface buttons and/or the keyboard.…The reason for splitting the editing chapter along these lines is that when we…are using the keyboard or the interface buttons, such as Splice and Overwrite, we…need to pay attention to track activeness and track patching.…If we are using drag-and-drop techniques, we don't really need to pay…attention to that as much.…Let's take a moment to contrast track patching and activeness between Final Cut…Pro and Media Composer.…
In Final Cut Pro, if I want to patch a track then I need to make that track…adjacent to the track that I want it to go onto.…And if I want to make sure that it's active and ready to edit into my sequence, I…need to make sure that these buttons are connected, like so.…In Media Composer, we have a very similar mechanism.…I need to make sure that the tracks are actually patched to the correct track…that they want to go to, but I also need to make sure that they are active.…
- 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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