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 photos, videos, and audio

Master the instruments and strategies utilized by expert Editors

Avid made non-linear video enhancing attainable. This booklet makes it effortless, whether you don't have any adventure in any respect. In as low as every week, its transparent guide and real looking, useful tutorials may help you grasp each point of video modifying 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 specified and versatile editing
  • Importing portraits, audio, and movies
  • Exporting edited sequences to quite a few formats
  • Creating transitional and section effects

Know the place the entire instruments are, and quick locate the best way to entry any Avid function.

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

Get simply the correct amount of knowledge for the duty handy, equivalent to keyframing audio.

But Avid Made Easy is greater than a finished creation to the functions of Avid Xpress and unfastened DV items. writer Jaime Fowler brings every piece of his massive adventure to undergo, aiding you decide the suitable process for each scenario. He even teaches complicated recommendations that you simply will not locate coated in any Avid manual.

The enclosed DVD comprises your own replica of unfastened DV, the entire documents you must entire the book's tutorials, and a set of the most popular Avid plug-ins.

Note: CD-ROM/DVD and different supplementary fabrics are usually not integrated as a part of booklet file.

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14). qxd 11/6/05 9:35 AM Page 36 FireWire If your deck is FireWire-capable, use FireWire. It keeps the signal in the digital domain with minimal loss. However, it is important to note that although the signal is digital, rendering of effects will cause some additional loss of signal, so your effects might not look as good as the original source. Component Professional component video consists of three separate connections, all normally with BNC connectors: R-Y, B-Y, and Y. These three separate color components produce a superior analog signal.

I personally love the trim mode, which is where all my important decisions are made. It is where we take a closeup view of each clip and each transition to determine whether or not they will be used. This is also the point at which we question our original decisions, wondering if one shot would look better than the one we already chose. Although it might sound tedious, it is that level of concentration that allows an editor to really see his or her work for the first time. If you’re new to editing, keep this in mind: You’ve been watching television and film for years.

The video and audio data must be sent through a transcoder. 7 RS-422 connector RS-422 is a nine-pin connector. Although your deck uses RS-422, there is no such connector on your computer. There is a nine-pin connector on most PCs that uses the RS-232C protocol. To connect your deck to this computer connector, you need a converter, such as Addenda’s Rosetta Stone. The converter takes RS-422 information and translates it to RS-232C; the information conversion flows both ways so that your deck can talk to the computer, and vice versa.

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