Join Ashley Kennedy for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding transcoding, part of Documentary Editing with Avid Media Composer.
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So I did want to address one note before we launch into other parts of this course, it's…half housekeeping and half logistics.…As we saw when we brought in our AMA media we have instant access to work with this media.…Now if you like you can work via AMA through the entire duration of the project.…There is a chance that your system performance could suffer a little bit, but by and large…my experience working with QuickTime AMA is a very good performance.…However, sometimes it become necessary to transcode the media to Avid's native file type of MXF.…
For example, for this course, I had to transcode all AMA media to a very low resolution MXF…file so that I could fit everything within the limit of the exercise files.…So I want to show you how to do that.…So here is all of the AMA clips, at least for the interviews, and again, we have total access…to this, we can work with it, look at it, edit it, name it whatever, and I can continue to do that.…Here are some sub-clips based on those AMA clips, I'm just going to take a look at these,…
This course is part of a series that looks at Documentary Editing from the point of view of 3 different editors in 3 different editing applications. For more insight on editing documentary projects, take a look at Documentary Editing with Premiere Pro and Documentary Editing with Final Cut Pro X.
- Interpreting a creative brief
- Exploring the documentary postproduction process
- Organizing footage and using searching techniques
- Setting up and using digital transcripts
- Building sequences and scenes to form the rough cut
- Adding effects to repair and enhance footage
- Fine-tuning the sequence to reach picture lock
- Receiving feedback
- Finishing the film with titles, color correction, and professional audio