Avid Made Easy: Video Editing with Avid Free DV and the Avid by Jaime Fowler

By Jaime Fowler

  • Create striking results with unfastened DV and XPress Pro
  • Capture, edit, and output electronic media
  • Import and export photographs, videos, and audio

Master the instruments and strategies utilized by expert Editors

Avid made non-linear video modifying attainable. This publication makes it effortless, whether you don't have any event in any respect. In as low as per week, its transparent guide and sensible, sensible tutorials might help you grasp each element of video enhancing with Avid:

  • Capturing from DV or different resource footage
  • Creating and organizing garage bins
  • Customizing settings to fit your particular needs
  • Navigating and choosing clips for editing
  • Editing clips into sequences
  • Trimming sequences for extra exact and versatile editing
  • Importing pictures, audio, and movies
  • Exporting edited sequences to a number of formats
  • Creating transitional and phase effects

Know the place the entire instruments are, and fast locate one of the simplest ways to entry any Avid function.

Easily deal with all of your video assets, a number of audio tracks, and transitions and trims!

Get simply the correct amount of knowledge for the duty to hand, reminiscent of keyframing audio.

But Avid Made Easy is greater than a entire advent to the services of Avid Xpress and loose DV items. writer Jaime Fowler brings each piece of his significant adventure to endure, aiding you decide the perfect technique for each state of affairs. He even teaches complex options that you simply will not locate lined in any Avid manual.

The enclosed DVD comprises your own replica of unfastened DV, the entire records you want to entire the book's tutorials, and a set of the most well liked Avid plug-ins.

Note: CD-ROM/DVD and different supplementary fabrics aren't integrated as a part of booklet file.

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But you might find that the timing of an effect is crucial to the program. 13). For these purposes, when discussing effects, we refer also to titles and transitional effects, such as dissolves and fades. Avid has all these available, in addition to some more elaborate effects. qxd 11/6/05 9:34 AM Page 19 The effects tool on Free DV is somewhat limited, but you can create and customize an effect and save it for later use. Many effects editors pride themselves on their arsenal of solutions for situations that necessitate an effect.

Tape-Naming Conventions CHAPTER 2: CAPTURING ■ 28 Before you capture or log a tape, it is very important that you establish a tape-naming scheme. Creating an edited program is an exciting process, but you have to stay organized. There is nothing worse than an unorganized project. You want to spend your time editing, not looking for a lost tape. For example, if you have field tapes 1–5, you can name them F1, F2, F3, and so on. Studio tapes could be named S1, S2, S3, and so on. The reason for establishing tape names before capture is that these names will be used throughout the edit, and possibly for other outside work—such as 3D effects.

If you’re new to Avid systems, it might seem a little odd-looking. The Mark Out button shows the reverse of this icon. The way I remember these icons is that Mark In faces Mark Out; thus, the clip itself could be said to be between them. Another way to remember is that they resemble the shape of two faces looking at each other. Pretend that the clip is between them; thus, the Mark In button faces the beginning of the clip, and the Mark Out button faces the end of the clip. Too metaphysical for you?

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