Avid Editing: A Guide for Beginning and Intermediate Users

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Taylor & Francis, Sep 10, 2012 - Art - 408 pages
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Geared toward novice Avid editors, this book provides step-by-step instructions for hundreds of editing tasks and concepts within the Avid software applications. The chapters guide you through an editing project, while the accompanying DVD provides footage to edit allowing for a hands-on experience.

More than just a software manual, the book weaves editing principles with the Avid workflow, delving into general editing techniques, principles, and pitfalls, and helping you master the Avid as well as improve your overall editing technique and skillset.

The new edition covers working with HD and HDV, visual effects, Scriptsync (Avid's voice recognition software), the Marquee title tool, as well as many other areas that will have you up and cutting on Avid in no time.

Coverage spans Avid Xpress Pro HD, Xpress Pro, Xpress DV, and MC Adrenaline. Due to the similarity of Avid's interface across product lines, readers will also find the book relevant for Media Composter, Symphony, Nitris, and other Avid systems.

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Chapter 1Getting Started
Media Drives
GatherTapes Files and Drives
Practice Starting an Editing Session
Basic Editing
Marking Clips in theTimeline
Leaving Trim Mode
Adding and Removing Rollers
Enter Trim Mode on Selected Tracks
Trim byDragging Trim Practice
Moving Columns
Suggested Assignments
Organizing Your Bins
Drive Space

Duplicating a Sequence
Lift and Extract Trim Shots Using Extract It Takes Three Marks to Make an Edit
Install P2Driver Software Importing Directly from the Camera

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