Brimming with workflow efficiencies for the experienced editor, The Avid Handbook from Focal Press teaches you the hows and whys of operating the system in order to reach streamlined, creative end solutions. In the book, authors Greg Staten and Steve Bayes emphasize time-saving techniques, shortcuts, and workflow procedures -- the true keys to getting a job done.
This fifth edition of the book has been updated to include new information on HD formats and workflows, color-correction and grading capability enhancements, MXF media standardization, and much more. Also new is an 8 page 4-color insert, adding depth to the color-correction lessons, as well as running sidebars throughout the book, calling out time-saving tips and techniques.
Table of Conents
- Talking to the Machine
- Workflow of a Nonlinear Project
- Intermediate Techniques
- Administration of the Avid
- Long Format and Improving System Performance
- Importing and Exporting
- Introduction to Effects
- Preparing for Linear Online
- Overview for Finishing Offline to Online: Finishing Strategies
- Macintosh and Windows: Working Together
- Finishing on Symphony
- Nonlinear Video Assistants
About the Authors
Steve 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. 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.