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In the book Avid Uncut from Focal Press, author Steve Hullfish presents workflows, tips, and techniques for using the Avid Media Composer video editing software. In this book, you will learn time-saving tricks and techniques that utilize the Media Composer features and workflows. You will learn from postproduction professionals who worked on films such as Harry Potter, I am Legend, Dark Shadows, Men in Black II, Charlie's Angels, 42, and The Last of the Mohicans as well as TV series like SMASH, Big Bang Theory, Weeds, The Mindy Project, and MythBusters.
Steve Hullfish also shares the expertise of the world's top editors and gives in-depth behind-the-scenes secrets and helpful practices that will help you improve your editing and color correction skills. Also featured are extensive tips dedicated to helping FCP editors switch over to Avid as well as a companion website loaded with video tutorials of the techniques discussed in the book and project files, including RED and ARRI Alexa footage.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 - Pre-Postproduction Metadata Organizational Concepts Managing Bins Managing Avid MediaFiles and Storage Using the Media Tool Ingest from File-Based Workflow - AMA and Non-AMA Moving from AMA to Transcoded Media Dynamic Media Folders High Resolution Media Color Management Audio from Double-System Sound Prepping Feature Films Script Sync Editing Proxy/Low-Res/Up-Res to Final Quality
Chapter 2 - Settings Project, User, and Site Settings Setting Fast Menu Important Settings Bin Settings Important Settings Continued Keyboard Optimization FCP Keyboard Timeline Workspaces Sharing Settings between Users or Projects and Site Settings Import and Export Settings
Chapter 3 - Off-Line Moving from FCP to Avid Trimming Concepts Multicam ScriptSync Using PhraseFind Exploiting the Latest Features in MC6 and MC7 Audio 3D-Stereoscopic
Chapter 4 - Effects General Effects Concepts Effects Settings Keyframes Promoting Effects to 3D AniMatte Title Tool Marquee Third-Party Plug-Ins Avid FX
Chapter 5 - On-Line On-Lining Smash Avid-to-Avid Tips from NatGeo's Border Wars Up-Res from Tape-Based Media in Avid and from Inside Avid Exporting for On-Line on Another System, or Round Tripping Alexa Conform DNxHD Round Trip RED Conform Round Trip Using Camera Originals Color Correction Native Avid and Symphony Color Correction
About the Author
Steve Hullfish produces and edits trailers, TV spots, promos, and DVDs through his company, Verascope Pictures, which serves high-end clients: Universal Studios, NBC Television, DreamWorks, HIT Entertainment, Jim Henson Entertainment, VeggieTales, and others. He has also co-edited two feature films for Sony/Tristar: Courageous and War Room. His 30 years of producing and editing TV shows and spots have garnered many national awards, including a national Emmy as part of the editing team of the Oprah Winfrey Show. He has co-written four other books including Color Correction for Digital Video, Avid XpressPro On the Spot, The Avid XpressPro Editing Workshop, and most recently, Avid Uncut: Workflows, Tips, and Techniques from Hollywood Pros. He is also in demand as a color-correction and editing trainer for clients including NBC Sports, Major League Soccer, Turner Networks, The Versus Network, Southeast Television, Whole Foods, Avid, Tektronix, and the Children's Television Network.