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The Avid Handbook: Techniques for the Avid Media Composer and Avid Xpress / Edition 1

The Avid Handbook: Techniques for the Avid Media Composer and Avid Xpress / Edition 1

by Steve Bayes


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The Avid Media Composer and Avid Xpress are the most widely used nonlinear editing systems by professionals in the film and video industries. Based on his experience teaching countless seminars around the world on the Avid Media Composer and Avid Xpress, Stephen Bayes has written the most comprehensive manual for nonlinear digital editing on these Avid editing systems.

Written for the reader who already has a basic knowledge of the editing systems, this book moves beyond an introduction to the Media Composer and Avid Xpress and focuses on strategies, techniques, and troubleshooting. The Avid Handbook covers the basics of working with effects, rendering, and graphics and discusses the more abstract issues of workflow and organization of different types of editing projects. The book also discusses frequently made mistakes, common technical problems and how they can be avoided.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780240803470
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 03/19/1998
Pages: 232
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Bayes is the Product Manager for Final Cut Pro at Apple. For 8 years he was the Principal Product Designer for Media Composer, Symphony and DS Nitris at Avid Technology. Steve has specified the design of Avid products based on his years of editing, instructing and interviewing Avid users. He is the author of the book "The Avid Handbook: Basic and Intermediate Techniques for the Media Composer” which will have a 4th edition in December 2003. Steve also spent two years as Senior Instructor for Avid Educational Services, teaching Avid students and instructors in the U.S., Europe and Asia. He has also written and developed several advanced Avid classes including the Master Editor Workshop. Previously, Steve was Senior Editor at several production companies in Boston, Massachusetts and edited in the New England market for ten years.

Table of Contents

• Talking to the Machine
• Workflow
• Common Mistakes
• Management of the Avid
• Short Form vs. Long Form
• Importing and Exporting Graphics and Animation
• Preparing for Online
• Finishing on the Avid
• Common Support Problems
• The Role of Video Assistants
• The Future

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