Avid Editing: A Guide for Beginning and Intermediate Users
Sam Kauffmann, Ashley Kennedy
Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub
Far more than just a software manual, Avid Editing is your trusted guide to uncovering the many layers of one of the world's most exciting crafts. This book weaves valuable editing principles together with the robust Avid workflow, delving deeply into efficient editing techniques and concepts. In an easy-to-read style, you'll encounter detailed step-by-step instructions for hundreds of Avid procedures, and more than 500 images and screen captures make complex concepts easy to grasp. You'll soon begin to know the system in and out, all while improving your overall editing technique and skillset.
Geared toward beginning and intermediate Avid editors, this book guides you through both narrative and documentary editing projects. The accompanying DVD provides professionally shot footage for you to edit, giving you a hands-on, learn-as-you-go experience.
window, you need to make it active. Many beginning Avid users get confused when they press a command button and nothing happens or the command gets executed in the wrong place. If you want to work in the Source Monitor, click on it ﬁrst. The same is true of the Timeline or a bin window. Mark Clip Clear IN Clear OUT Clear IN and OUT J-K-L Play New Lift and Extract Old Lift and Extract Practice There are many more commands and menus to discuss, Splice and Overwrite and we’ll get to all of
way. You can always go back and change them again. Click OK to save your changes. Try clicking on the left-hand side of the other Interface settings (Dark, Medium, Light) to make them active. Pretty wild, some of them. Click the last one to return to the default Interface. Keyboard Settings All Avid keyboards are mappable. You can change every single key. Not only can you place any of a hundred different commands on any key, but you can also place items found in any of the pulldown menus onto
University in Kampala. (“Slim” is what many Africans call AIDS.) The ﬁlm is used all over the world to educate people about the AIDS pandemic in Africa. It will help you practice your editing skills and introduce you to the plight of the millions of children who are born HIV positive. When you get to Chapter 16, you will import graphics from the DVD, including a title with and a title without an alpha channel. These will help you understand the import process and the way the Avid deals with
camera’s 720p/24PN setting, when you start a new Avid project, in the Format pulldown menu you would select 720p/23.976. If you have the latest Media Composer software, select DVCPro HD in the Raster Type pulldown menu (Figure 7.2). 114 Chapter 7: Importing from P2 and Memory Cards My Recommended Settings Two DVX200 settings are particularly useful, and I recommend using them instead of 720p/24PN. I prefer the 720p/30PN camera setting because it gives you a 720p/29.97 Avid project setting.
space. Instead, each one is connected to the media ﬁle it represents. The media ﬁle is the actual digital picture and sound, and it resides on the hard drive. The clip contains all the timecode information (such as start and end timecode) about the media ﬁle. Bin Views You can look at the clips in the bin in several different ways: ● 14 Brief View shows a minimum amount of information in column form. Figure 1.16 Chapter 1: Getting Started ● ● ● Text View looks like Brief View but can