Join Ashley Kennedy for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the Find tool and PhraseFind to search the audio in a clip, part of Documentary Editing with Avid Media Composer.
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Once you have gone through and organized your entire project, you may still find that it…might be difficult to find what you need.…However, if you've taken the time up front to intelligently name your clips as well as…add custom data to your clips, you will be in luck when you need to find exactly what you are looking for.…That's because Media Composer contains a really nice Find tool which has capabilities to search…for both the written and spoken word.…So you can find the Find tool from the Edit menu or just press Command+F, and up here…at the top is where you're going to put in your initial Search criteria.…
Before you do that, however, you want to look down here in the Bin Index, and if you use…PhraseFind, which we'll take a look at in a second, you want to make sure that these are fully green.…When you open up a project for the first time, it actually has to go through all of your…bins and analyze all of the clips and get it all logged, it might take a little bit…of time, same thing for PhraseFind, it actually goes through and analyzes the spoken word,…
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