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July 6, 2011 Author:

Working in today’s world of dozens of different video formats can often be a difficult business; you’re constantly having to negotiate different video sizes and aspect ratios when combining them in the same project. This video tutorial will discuss several of the various reformat effects—the 16:9 and 4:3 letterbox effects, as well as the Pan and Scan effect—which you can use to bring all the clips in your sequence to a single aspect ratio. Read More

Video Tutorial: Using Reformat Effects in Avid Media Composer

  • June 27, 2011

    Video Tutorial: A Discussion about Import Rules and Pixel Aspect Ratio in Avid Media Composer

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    If you’ve ever been left with an imported image that doesn’t look quite the way it did before you brought it into Avid Media Composer, you may be interested to learn more about specific Import Settings that help preserve the integrity of your image’s size and aspect ratio. Watch this video tutorial for a step-by-step glimpse at how image size and pixel aspect ratio play a part in successful imports. Read More

  • June 18, 2011

    Demystifying the Avid Import Settings Dialog Box: Part 2

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    Have you ever imported a graphic or movie file into Avid Media Composer, only to have it result in being stretched, squeezed, or the wrong opacity? Learn how to master the different settings within Avid’s Import dialog box, and prevent these types of issues from occurring again! (This is Part 2 of a two-part post.) Read More

  • June 18, 2011

    Demystifying the Avid Import Settings Dialog Box: Part 1

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    Have you ever imported a graphic or movie file into Avid Media Composer, only to have it result in being stretched, squeezed, or the wrong opacity? Learn how to master the different settings within Avid’s Import dialog box, and prevent these types of issues from occurring again! (This is Part 1 of a two-part post.) Read More

  • May 29, 2011

    Video Tutorial: Mapping Your Editing Workspaces in Avid Media Composer

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    Every efficient editor should customize his or her editing workspace as much as possible. This video tutorial will teach you some powerful shortcuts to customize your own editing workspace in Avid Media Composer. Read More

  • May 25, 2011

    Avid Editing Quick Tip: How to Quickly Select Tracks in Avid Media Composer

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    Editing efficiently in Avid Media Composer depends on quick track selection techniques. Rather than clicking and unclicking tracks to perform an edit, use these quick selection tips to get the job done fast. Read More

  • May 24, 2011

    Timeline Zooming Shortcuts in Avid Media Composer

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    Don’t let the mouse rule your editing experience! Embrace keyboard shortcuts when zooming in and out of the Timeline in Avid Media Composer. Read More