Join Steve Holyhead for an in-depth discussion in this video Using smart trim tools, part of Migrating from Final Cut Pro 7 to Avid Media Composer 5.5.
Trimming tools are about making the process of adding and removing frames or…altering transition points in a sequence faster, easier, and more intuitive…based on feedback provided by the specialized trimming tools themselves.…Here in my Bin, I have a sequence called simple_trim_2.…That's really a duplicate of simple trim, which we used in the previous video.…It's got the sign issues, but we are going to fix them using these tools here…in the Smart palette.…You can see I have got Overwrite Trim, which is the red film can with some…film unfurling from it--…that's what the icon is meant to represent-- and then I have got the Ripple Trim tool,…both of them used for directly trimming using the cursor in the timeline…area. And just like the red and yellow arrows, they can be activated…individually, toggled on and off like so, and you can also use them in…combination with each other.…
We are going to start out though, by just using them on their own.…So we have the Ripple Trim tool activated.…If I go to my first transition point, let's just zoom in a little bit. This is…
- 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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