Join Steve Holyhead for an in-depth discussion in this video Searching using metadata and PhraseFind, part of Migrating from Final Cut Pro 7 to Avid Media Composer 5.5.
We've learned about many different methods for reading or inputting metadata…into Media Composer.…Now with the Find function we are going to use a powerful tool to search…through all that useful and helpful information to find what we need, rapidly and precisely.…Find in Media Composer is similar to Find in FCP.…Indeed both tools can be bought up using the same shortcut, Command+F.…Now, before I bring up the Find tool, in this particular case I'm going to close my…Tool palette because that's going to get over the top of the Find interface, and…I don't want it to interfere with what we're doing.…
Now that's done. Command+F will bring up the Find tool.…Let's have a look at the interface.…You can see at the top we can enter text for searching.…Then below that we've got three main tabs:…searching in clips and sequences, searching in script text if you're using…script sync and then Timeline and Monitors.…Down at the bottom here, we have two green buttons.…The first green button is the Bin Index, and what this is indicating is that all…
- 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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