Join Steve Holyhead for an in-depth discussion in this video Organizing media and project assets, part of Migrating from Final Cut Pro 7 to Avid Media Composer 5.5.
Organizational structure is what enables you to fly.…A pianist knows where every key is and has practiced hitting it countless…times before performing.…As an editor, your notes are unique, new, and ever-changing.…Knowing what you have, where to find it, and how to protect it are essential…skills for students and professionals alike.…Part of working with Final Cut or Media Composer is setting up your processes so…they flow effortlessly.…This way when you're editing, you can stay calm and in the moment and…concentrate on your subject matter instead of stressing over a file location.…
To facilitate this, here is a three- point strategy that I use regardless of…whether I'm working in Final Cut or Media Composer.…First off, protect media and protect data. Second, organize media and the project…data into a single place with a standardized structure. And third, be able to…back up archive and easily restore your project and media.…When it comes time to begin editing, I'll have every scrap of material from the…
- 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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