Avid Editing : A Guide for Beginning and Intermediate Users

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  • Edition: 4th
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  • Copyright: 2009-02-02
  • Publisher: Focal Press
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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. * Expanded coverage on HD and HDV, VFX, Marquee title tool, media management and more, preparing editors to work seamlessly with the latest technical updates to Avid * 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 allowing you to work alongside the lessons taught in the book

Table of Contents

Getting Started
Basic Editing
The Project Window
A Few Editing Tips
Advanced Editing
Saving Your Work
Keeping in Sync
Importing and Exporting
Digital Filmmaking at 24P
HD and HDV
Shooting on Film, Finishing on Film
Present and Future
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