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Avid Editing : A Guide for Beginning and Intermediate Users,9780240808161

Avid Editing : A Guide for Beginning and Intermediate Users

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9780240808161

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0240808169
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Pub. Date:
3/3/2006
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Elsevier Science
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Summary

Avid Editing is a comprehensive guide covering Avid Xpress Pro, Avid Xpress Pro HD, Avid Xpress DV, and Avid Media Composer. Suitable for beginning editors or experienced editors new to the Avid, the book provides step-by-step instructions for hundreds of editing tasks in jargon-free terms. Over 500 images and screen captures make difficult concepts easy to grasp. The chapters guide you through all the techniques you'll need in order to edit any type of project. The book can be read and studied at home or while sitting in front of an Avid, following the book's clear instructions. The accompanying DVD provides narrative footage to download and edit for immediate, hands-on practice.

Author Biography

Sam Kauffmann is a professor at Boston University's College of Communication

Table of Contents

Introduction xxiii
Getting Started
1(30)
The Editor's Job
1(1)
Avid's Roots
2(1)
Film and Video---The Old Way
2(1)
Avid's Digital Approach
3(9)
The Many Parts of Your System
4(4)
A Word about Timecode
8(1)
Avid Editing Workflow
9(3)
Turning on Your Avid
12(1)
The Avid Interface on Your Computer
13(9)
Toolset Menu
13(1)
Project Window
14(1)
Bins
15(1)
Clips
15(1)
Bin Views
16(1)
SuperBin
16(1)
Source Monitor
16(1)
Record Monitor
17(1)
Timeline
18(1)
Commands
18(1)
Keyboard
18(1)
Three-Button Play
19(1)
The Space Bar
20(1)
The I and O Keys
20(1)
Other Important Commands
20(1)
Active Window
21(1)
Capturing
22(1)
Practice
22(1)
Starting an Editing Session
22(6)
Making Your First Cut
24(2)
Adding Shots to Your Sequence
26(2)
Ending an Editing Session
28(3)
Script for ``Wanna Trade''
28(3)
Basic Editing
31(18)
Editing Rules
31(1)
Starting Your Second Editing Session
32(1)
Basic Editing Skills
32(2)
Marking Clips
33(1)
Splice and Overwrite
34(1)
Source Monitor Menu
34(1)
The Timeline
35(6)
Selecting and Deselecting Tracks
35(1)
Navigating the Timeline
36(1)
Home and End
36(1)
Snapping to Cut Points
36(1)
Position Indicator
37(1)
The Timeline Fast Menu
37(1)
Scaling and Scrolling the Timeline
38(1)
Enlarge or Reduce Tracks
39(1)
Track Monitor Icons
40(1)
Marking Clips in the Timeline
40(1)
Duplicating a Sequence
41(1)
Lift and Extract
42(2)
Trim Shots Using Extract
44(1)
It Takes Three Marks to Make an Edit
44(2)
Like a Mantra
45(1)
Using the Clipboard
46(1)
Undo/Redo List
47(1)
Suggested Assignments
47(2)
The Project Window
49(22)
Creating a Bin
49(1)
All About Bins
50(5)
Bin Views
50(1)
Selecting Clips
50(1)
Working in SuperBin Mode
50(2)
Changing the Default View
52(1)
Bin Headings
52(2)
Moving Columns
54(1)
Sorting
54(1)
Frame View
54(1)
Starting a New Sequence
55(1)
Drag and Drop Editing
56(1)
Subclips
56(1)
Deleting Sequences and Clips
57(2)
Getting Folders
59(1)
Settings: Have It Your Way
60(8)
User Profile
60(1)
Kinds of Settings
61(1)
Bin Settings
62(1)
Interface
63(1)
Keyboard Settings
64(3)
Changing Command Buttons
67(1)
Suggested Assignments
68(1)
Command Palette Commands
69(2)
Trimming
71(20)
Trim Mode
72(1)
Getting into Trim Mode
72(2)
Lassoing the Transition
72(2)
Leaving Trim Mode
74(1)
Dual-Roller Trim Mode
75(1)
Single-Roller Trim Mode
76(3)
Trim Practice
79(1)
Undo in Trim Mode
80(1)
Frame Counters
80(1)
More Practice
80(2)
Changing from Single-Roller to Dual-Roller Trim Mode
81(1)
Adding and Removing Rollers
81(1)
Advanced Trim Mode Techniques
82(5)
Trimming While Watching
82(2)
Trim One Side, Then the Other
84(1)
Trim Settings
84(1)
Dragging to a Mark
85(1)
Picture and Sound Overlaps
86(1)
Removing an Overlap
87(1)
Sync Problems in Single-Roller Trim Mode
87(1)
Enter Trim Mode on Selected Tracks
88(1)
J--K--L Trimming
89(1)
Trim Mode Review
89(1)
Getting into Trim Mode
89(1)
Getting out of Trim Mode
89(1)
Switching Trim Modes
89(1)
Add Rollers and Delete Rollers
90(1)
Drag the Rollers
90(1)
Trim While Watching
90(1)
Suggested Assignments
90(1)
A Few Editing Tips
91(10)
When to Cut
91(1)
Continuity and Eye Trace
92(1)
Screen Direction
93(2)
Pacing
95(1)
Story Structure---Beginning, Middle, and End
96(1)
Documentary Issues
97(1)
Screening a Work in Progress
98(2)
Being Your Own Projectionist
98(1)
Grilling Your Audience
99(1)
Developing Thick Skin
100(1)
Suggested Assignments
100(1)
Capturing
101(28)
Starting a New Project
102(2)
Standard-Definition Tape Formats---Analog and Digital
104(1)
Compression and Subsampling
104(1)
Capture Systems and Techniques
105(1)
Connecting Your Equipment
106(4)
Configuring a Deck or Camera
107(2)
Image Resolution
109(1)
Audio
110(2)
File Formats
110(1)
Audio Sampling
111(1)
Naming Your Tapes
112(1)
Organizing Your Bins
112(1)
The Capture Tool
112(1)
Log or Capture
113(4)
Configuring the Capture Tool
114(2)
If the Avid Says ``NO DECK''
116(1)
What Should Happen
117(1)
The Capturing Process
117(4)
Logging
118(1)
Batch Capturing Your Logged Clips
119(1)
Capturing
120(1)
Capturing On-the-Fly
120(1)
Setting Audio Levels
121(1)
Capturing Material Without Timecode
122(1)
Other Useful Settings
123(1)
Mojo (Not Available on Xpress DV)
124(4)
Mojo Resolutions
127(1)
Suggested Assignments
128(1)
Menus
129(24)
File Menu
130(3)
Edit Menu
133(2)
Bin Menu
135(5)
Clip Menu
140(3)
Special Menu
143(1)
Tools Menu
144(2)
Toolset Menu
146(2)
Windows Menu
148(1)
Script Menu
148(1)
Help Menu
148(1)
Tracking and Monitor Menus
149(2)
Tracking Menu
149(2)
Monitor Menu
151(1)
Mapping Menu Items to Keyboard
151(2)
Sound
153(26)
The Importance of Sound
153(1)
Track Monitors
154(1)
Monitoring Only One Track
154(1)
The Hollow Speaker Icon
155(1)
Audio Scrub
155(1)
Selecting the Tracks for Scrubbing
156(1)
Adding Audio Tracks
156(1)
Scrolling Your Tracks
156(1)
Patching Audio Tracks
156(2)
Deleting Tracks
158(1)
Changing Audio Levels
158(10)
Fixing Volume Output Levels
158(1)
Audio Mixer Tool
159(2)
Mixing Tool with Audio Tool
161(1)
Speed Tips
161(1)
Panning
162(1)
Audio Clip Gain
162(1)
Changing Volume and Panning on Multiple Clips
163(2)
Automation Gain
165(1)
Placing Key Frames Manually
165(2)
Placing Key Frames Automatically
167(1)
Equalization
168(4)
Setting the EQ
169(1)
EQ Templates
170(1)
Saving Your EQ Effect
171(1)
When to Use the Different Audio Tools
172(1)
What Level Is Correct?
172(1)
Waveforms
173(1)
Using Trim Mode with Waveforms to Fix Audio
174(1)
Other Audio Techniques to Fix Problems
174(1)
Replacing Bad Sound
175(1)
Timeline Views
175(1)
Setting up Your Tracks
176(1)
Building Your Sound Tracks
176(1)
Pro Tools®
177(1)
Tell the Story First
177(1)
Suggested Assignments
177(2)
Advanced Editing
179(20)
Segment Mode Editing
179(7)
Timeline Setting
180(1)
Extract/Splice Segment Mode Button
180(2)
Lift/Overwrite Segment Mode Button
182(2)
Moving Sound to Different Tracks
184(1)
Lassoing to Get into Segment Mode
185(1)
Trimming in Two Directions
186(3)
Watch Point
188(1)
Slipping and Sliding
189(3)
Slip
189(2)
Slide
191(1)
J--K--L Trimming
192(2)
Match Frame
194(1)
Replace (Not on Xpress DV)
194(3)
Suggested Assignments
197(2)
Titles
199(20)
Opening the Title Tool
200(1)
Choosing a Background
200(1)
Creating Your First Title
201(1)
Selection Tool
201(1)
Shadows
202(1)
Saving Titles
203(1)
Cutting Titles into Your Sequence
203(3)
RealTime Effects Button (Xpress Pro 4.+ Versions)
205(1)
RealTime Encoding (Xpress Pro 5.+)
205(1)
Adjusting Your Title's Length
205(1)
Adding Fades to Your Title
205(1)
Colored Titles
206(2)
Blending a Title
208(1)
Creating Title Style Sheets
209(1)
Soft Shadows
209(1)
Glowing Titles
210(1)
Drawing Objects
210(2)
Delete Key
212(1)
Titles with Objects
212(1)
Transparency
213(1)
Alignment Menu
214(1)
Lines and Arrows
214(1)
Other Buttons
214(1)
Rolling Titles
215(2)
Cutting in Rolling Titles
215(1)
Rendering Your Titles
216(1)
Adjusting the Speed of the Rolling Titles
216(1)
Crawling Titles
217(1)
Avid Marquee
217(1)
Suggested Assignments
218(1)
Effects
219(26)
Kinds of Effects
219(1)
Effect Palette
220(1)
Applying an Effect
221(3)
Xpress Pro 4.+ RealTime Effects Button
223(1)
Applying More Effects
223(1)
Colored Dots
224(1)
Third-Party Plug-In Effects
224(1)
Effect Editor
225(8)
Effect Editing Tools
228(5)
Manipulating Key Frames
233(1)
Saving an Effect as a Template
233(1)
Effect Quick Review
233(1)
Deleting Effects
234(1)
Adding Dissolves
234(1)
Freeze Frames
234(1)
Rendering
235(1)
Rendering Single Effects
235(1)
Rendering Multiple Effects
236(1)
Waiting for Effects to Render
236(1)
Motion Effects
236(2)
Slow Motion/Fast Motion
236(1)
Rendering Two-Field Motion Effects
237(1)
Reverse Motion
238(1)
Strobe
238(1)
Color Correction
238(6)
Pull-Down Menus
239(2)
Your Tools---Groups
241(1)
The HSL Group---Controls
241(1)
The HSL Group---Hue Offsets
242(1)
Returning to Default
243(1)
Saving Your Color Correction Settings
243(1)
A World of Effect
244(1)
Saving Your Work
245(10)
If It's a Computer It Will Crash
245(1)
Backing Up
246(2)
After the Crash
248(1)
Saving User Settings
248(1)
Copying User Settings
248(1)
The Attic
249(2)
Retrieving a File from the Attic
250(1)
Batch Capture Offline Media
251(1)
Backing Up Media Files
252(2)
Backing Up Video
253(1)
Backing Up Audio
253(1)
Back Up Daily
254(1)
Suggested Assignments
254(1)
Keeping in Sync
255(14)
Sync Problems
255(1)
The Source of Your Problems
256(1)
Sync Break Indicators
256(1)
Many Tracks Mean Many Sync Problems
257(1)
Locators
258(1)
Deleting Locators
259(1)
Editing Tricks to Stay in Sync
259(8)
Trimming in Two Directions---A Review
260(1)
Add Edits in Black Fill
261(1)
Deleting Add Edits
262(1)
Sync Locks
263(4)
Locking Tracks
267(1)
Suggested Assignments
268(1)
Importing and Exporting
269(24)
Types of Files
269(1)
Importing
270(1)
Importing a Picture File
270(3)
Computers versus Television
273(1)
Aspect Ratio
273(1)
DV Aspect Ratio and Pixels
274(1)
Color
274(1)
Import Options
274(2)
File Field Order
275(1)
Color Levels
275(1)
Alpha
276(1)
Single Frame
276(1)
Importing Audio from a CD
276(1)
Importing Color Bars
277(2)
Importing Other File Types
279(1)
Exporting
279(1)
Preparing to Export
280(1)
Exporting a Production Still
280(3)
Exporting Motion Video
283(4)
Exporting a QuickTime Reference Movie
283(2)
Exporting a QuickTime Movie
285(2)
Exporting Audio to a Pro Tools® Work Station
287(4)
Going to Pro Tools
288(1)
Going to Pro Tools LE
289(2)
Exporting Other File Types
291(1)
Suggested Assignments
292(1)
Digital Filmmaking at 24p
293(22)
Interlaced versus Progressive
294(1)
24p Is Really 23.976
295(1)
Camera Modes
295(3)
Progressive Off or 30i
296(1)
24p Normal
297(1)
24p Advanced
297(1)
Delay the Audio
298(1)
How Progressive Works---Pulldown
298(1)
Settings
299(1)
30P
300(1)
Advantages of 24p over 30i
301(1)
Progressive DVD
301(1)
Transferring to PAL
301(1)
35-mm Theatrical Release Print
301(1)
Standard Definition 16:9
301(1)
16:9 with 4:3 Cameras
302(1)
Anamorphic Photography
303(2)
Anamorphic DV
304(1)
Super 16-mm Film
305(1)
Anamorphic Film-to-Tape Transfer
305(1)
16:9 Editing
306(1)
Your Finished Project
307(1)
Multiple Formats
307(5)
4:3 Letterbox Version---Xpress Pro, Xpress Pro HD 5.+, and Media Composer
307(1)
4:3 Letterbox Version---Xpress DV and Xpress Pro 4.+
308(1)
Creating a 4:3 Pan and Scan Version for Standard Television
309(2)
4:3 on Xpress DV and Earlier Xpress Pro Versions
311(1)
Go Wide
312(1)
A Dream Come True?
312(1)
Suggested Assignments
313(2)
HD and HDV
315(14)
It's the Quality
315(1)
HD Primer
316(2)
DV
317(1)
720p
317(1)
1080i
317(1)
1080p
318(1)
HDV
318(1)
All Those Pesky HD Frames-per-Second Rates
319(1)
Cameras---Expensive to Unbelievably Expensive
320(2)
Editing HD
322(4)
Capturing HD Tapes
323(1)
Capturing HDV Tapes
324(1)
Using Mojo to Monitor Your HD or HDV Video
324(1)
16:9 Source/Record Monitors
325(1)
Playback Performance
325(1)
Output to an HD Deck
326(1)
Making a 35-mm Theatrical Release Print
326(1)
Downconverting to Get a Standard-Definition Version
326(2)
Have an HD Year
328(1)
Script Integration
329(24)
Hollywood-Style Editing
329(1)
An Example
330(1)
Using Two Monitors
330(1)
Naming Clips
331(1)
Getting the Script
331(2)
Getting Started
333(1)
Linking Clips to the Script
333(1)
Adding Takes
334(2)
Changing the Slate
336(1)
Review
336(1)
Adjusting Take Lines
337(1)
Selecting Multiple Takes
337(1)
Moving Slates
338(1)
Deleting Takes and Slates
338(1)
Loading and Playing Takes
338(1)
The Tab Key
339(1)
Placing Script Marks
340(2)
Playing Marked Takes
342(1)
A Faster Way to Place Script Marks
343(1)
The Fastest Way
344(1)
Moving Marked Takes
344(1)
Looking at Your Coverage
345(1)
Page and Scene Numbers
345(1)
Find Script
346(1)
Off-Screen Dialog
346(1)
Only One Take Line
347(1)
Color Lines
348(1)
Identifying the Preferred Take
348(1)
Other Menu Items
349(1)
A Select Few
349(4)
Finishing
353(26)
Paths to the Finish Line
353(1)
Examining Your Media Drives
354(3)
Deleting Unreferenced Precomputes
355(2)
Can You Skip Ahead?
357(1)
Recapturing Your Sequence
357(2)
Preparing to Recapture Your Sequence
357(1)
The Recapturing Process
358(1)
Decompose
358(1)
Timecode Breaks
359(1)
Replacing Your Audio Tracks
360(1)
Recreating Title Media
360(1)
Checking Your Audio
360(1)
Outputting to Tape
361(2)
Connecting and Powering up a DV Device
362(1)
Manual Recording or Crash Recording to Tape
362(1)
Manual Record to a DV Deck or Camera
363(1)
Digital Cut
363(5)
Changing the Sequence Timecode
364(1)
The Digital Cut Tool
364(1)
Xpress DV and Xpress Pro 4.x
365(1)
The Digital Cut Tool Xpress Pro and Pro HD Version 5.1.x
366(2)
Edit Decision List (EDL)
368(5)
What Exactly Is an EDL?
368(1)
Talk to Your Online Facility
369(1)
Getting Started
369(3)
Saving the EDL to a Disk
372(1)
EDL and Audio
372(1)
Visual Effects
372(1)
Output to DVD
373(3)
DVD on Mac
373(2)
DVD on Windows
375(1)
Making a Progressive DVD
375(1)
Making a 35-mm Theatrical Release Print
376(2)
Sound
378(1)
Done
378(1)
Shooting on Film, Finishing on Film
379(22)
Why Film?
379(1)
Film and the Avid
380(1)
The Film-to-Tape Transfer
380(1)
Finishing on Film or Finishing on Tape
380(1)
Hire a Negative Cutter First
381(1)
The $64,000 Question
381(1)
The 2:3 Standard Pulldown
381(1)
It's Really 29.97
382(1)
Keycode and Timecode
383(1)
Identifying the First Frame with a Punch
384(1)
Types of Timecode
385(1)
Work Order to Your Lab
385(1)
Lab
386(1)
Transfer Facility
386(1)
A Clean Video Copy
386(1)
Telecine Log File
387(1)
Setting up Your Film Project
388(2)
Matchback
389(1)
Importing Your Telecine Log File
389(1)
Sound and the Avid
390(1)
Field Recording with a Timecode DAT
391(1)
Nagra 4.2
391(1)
Slowing Down the DAT During Digitizing
392(1)
One Bin per Audio Tape
392(1)
Syncing Rushes
392(2)
Dupe Detection
394(1)
Effects
394(1)
Add Edits
395(1)
SMPTE Leader and Beep
395(1)
Opening the Cut Lists Tool
395(4)
``Matchback Shortened the Tail of the Clip by 1 Frame''
399(1)
Mix and Optical Sound Track
399(1)
Checking Sync
399(1)
It Works
400(1)
Next Stop Cannes
400(1)
Present and Future
401(4)
Where Do You Go from Here?
401(1)
Information on the Internet
402(1)
Getting a Job as an Avid Editor
402(1)
Other Avid Products
403(1)
Avid's Future
403(2)
Index 405(14)
DVD-ROM Instructions 419(1)
Instructions for Mounting ``Wanna Trade'' onto a Macintosh Computer 420(1)
Instructions for Mounting ``Wanna Trade'' onto a PC Computer 420(1)
Instructions for Mounting ``Gaffer's Delight'' (Not Available for Xpress DV) 421(1)
Instructions for Mounting Xpress DV 16x9 Practice for Xpress DV Users 421


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