Video Editing with Avid: Media Composer, Symphony, Xpress by Roger Shufflebottom

By Roger Shufflebottom

This can be the 1st accomplished advisor to modifying on Avid from a chum perspective, additionally together with NTSC info the place applicable, making this ebook a world manual.

If you're already utilizing Media Composer, Symphony, or Xpress and need to enhance and consolidate your uncomplicated tools, or if you would like to profit those platforms from scratch, then this publication is for you. This beneficial reference resource explains, from newbie to intermediate point, the similarities and modifications of those 3 applications and may make sure you get the main from your Avid system.


according to his adventure as a movie and video editor and coach, Roger Shufflebottom imparts all of the info you would like in a transparent, exact and simple to persist with structure. He presents a entire advisor to the entire major modifying instruments of Media Composer, Symphony and Xpress. The textual content covers Media Composer models 7-10, Xpress models 2-4, and Symphony types 1-3. additional details can also be incorporated on Media Composer model 10.5, Symphony model 3.5 and Xpress model 4.5. particular Apple Mac and home windows NT details is included.

Moving past easy enhancing, second results, 3D results and picture import are defined intimately. by way of operating during the textual content it is possible for you to to accomplish an Avid undertaking effectively and intuitively and you'll examine a few effective and strong operating techniques.

Roger Shufflebottom has been an editor given that 1974, all started education in 1993 and has run classes for significant broadcasters together with the BBC, Carlton, BskyB, Pearson tv and the yankee Forces community in addition to many facility businesses. he's an Avid qualified teacher and has written many articles for 'Avid consumer' journal.

В· Get all you want to be aware of from a operating good friend standpoint, with NTSC references
В· achieve first-hand event from an Avid qualified teacher
В· Covers newbie to intermediate point modifying in a single entire consultant

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You don’t even need Medialog to do some useful preparation. Avid provide (in the Input and Output guide or Avid Log Exchange manual) a format for a simple text file that can be imported into a bin. With the Mac able to read DOS and Windows disks, some kind of list can be extracted from most PCs or laptops. See the section ‘Importing a Shot Log’ in Chapter 4 for an example of a text file prior to importing into a bin. 14) and the tool switches to logging mode. 16). 16 Mark Out and log to bin the Out timecode and log the clip to the bin.

If you have a problem with unstable pictures, try clicking the ‘Consumer Source’ button in the Video Input Tool. This may help (at the expense of softening the image) but will not work with all sources. The ABVB systems are less sensitive and do not have this button. If you have problems on a Meridien setup, you may need to use a timebase corrector between the video deck and the Avid. Manual TBC adjustment may be necessary if inputting material from Mini-DV cameras, many of which seem to over-record luminance.

See Chapter 3. The Audio setting, which allows the user to set the default audio pan and adjust scrub settings (see Chapters 5 and 9). In some earlier versions, Audio and Audio Project settings are combined into one setting (Audio). The Bin setting, which controls how frequently the system automatically saves work as the editing progresses and what happens when a clip is loaded (see Chapters 5 and 13). The Composer settings (not Xpress), which allow the user to have more or less information displayed in the Composer window and allow modification of some editing buttons (see Chapter 5).

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