Join Steve Holyhead for an in-depth discussion in this video Using locators for organizing, logging, and editing, part of Migrating from Final Cut Pro 7 to Avid Media Composer 5.5.
Locators are a powerful tool for anyone who uses Media Composer as they can…assist at every stage of production, from grouping, to story notes, to editing…and effects creation.…In Final Cut Pro we can use a marker to label or identify specific frames in…a clip or sequence.…Markers could be used for making comments, syncing multi-groups, and making subclips.…One difference is that where in FCP you have specific types of markers--the pink…markers are clip markers and the green markers are sequence marker--in Media…Composer locators don't have a type,…so any locater can be placed on either a clip or a sequence and there could be…multiple different colors which can be changed at anytime.…
If you're used to the FCP colors for markers then maybe you should just stick…with them and choose different colored locators on the basis of their function for you.…Back in the project window, under Chapter 5, under 05_03, we have a bin called locators.…It's open down here, and in there I've got some interview clips.…
- 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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