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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, helping you master the Avid as well as improve your overall editing technique and skillset. The fifth edition has been completely revamped and includes: * Techniques and details specific to working with Media Composer 5 * Techniques for editing footage captured with DSLRs * A new chapter on building your own edit suite * A full color chapter on color correction * New exercises in the book and project files on the DVD Coverage spans Media Composer, 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 Symphony, Nitris, and other Avid systems. * New edition covers Media Composer 5, editing DSLR-captured footage, building your own edit suite, and more with a new 4-color chapter on color correction * Chapters guide you through a complete editing project, providing step-by-step instruction with Avid as well as insight into general editing techniques and principles * Companion DVD contains footage (new to the 5th edition) allowing you to work alongside the lessons taught in the book