Join Steve Holyhead for an in-depth discussion in this video Using toolsets and workspaces, part of Migrating from Final Cut Pro 7 to Avid Media Composer 5.5.
Earlier we had some limited exposure to the toolsets.…Here we will look at them in greater detail.…I will also introduce you to workspaces.…Before we get into workspaces and toolsets though, I want to point out that one…of the most primary settings that affects the entire Media Composer interface…is the resolution that your system is set to display, and of course, the number…of monitors you have.…In this case, I'm working on a single-monitor system, and the display is…deliberately set to a very low monitor resolution so that you can clearly see…all of the buttons and details.…
For editing however, this wouldn't work for me.…I'd need to set the monitor resolution higher, so that I see more picture area.…Of course, not everybody has the luxury of two-monitor setups, so you can…certainly improve the user experience by taking the display to a maximum…comfortable resolution where you'll get more UI bang for your buck.…Plus, on laptops and other single- monitor systems, you know that you can use 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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