Using AMA (Avid Media Access) for QuickTime imports


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Using AMA (Avid Media Access) for QuickTime imports

For many years, the native media file type for Media Composer was either MXF or OMF and that's it. Any non-MXF or OMF files had to be imported or captured and converted. In recent versions however, Media Composer has been able to work natively with other types of files, including QuickTimes. This is a very powerful addition, and allows for instant access to a wide variety of files. In this movie, we'll take a look at how Media Composer uses Avid Media Access or AMA to instantly access and edit with a wide variety of file-based formats.

To access a file via AMA, I just have to have a bin open and go to File and either Link to AMA Volume or Link to AMA File. Now Link to AMA Volume is if you want to import a series of files contained within a parent folder that is usually part of a folder hierarchy set via camera. Link to AMA File is for accessing individual files. So I'm going to Link to AMA File, which I can also pull up via the bin by right-clicking and Link to AMA File.

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Using AMA (Avid Media Access) for QuickTime imports
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Using AMA (Avid Media Access) for QuickTime imports provides you with in-depth training on Video. Taught by Ashley Kennedy as part of the Avid Media Composer 5 Essential Training

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