Brimming with workflow efficiencies for the experienced editor, The Avid Handbook teaches you the hows and whys of operating the system in order to reach streamlined, creative end solutions. The book emphasizes time-saving techniques, shortcuts, and workflow procedures- the true keys to getting a job done. The book has also 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 to this edition are 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.
Greg Staten & Stephen Bayes. If you have been searching for a comprehensive manual for nonlinear digital editing on the Avid Media Composer v3.0, Avid Symphony v3.0 and Avid Newscutter v7.0, then the Avid Handbook is your Holy Grail! Former senior instructor at Avid Technology and current designer of the Avid Media Composer, Stephen Bayes, has written an exciting and informative book on the Avid.
This book moves beyond introductions and focuses on strategies, techniques and trouble shooting.
Contents: 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; Troubleshooting; Nonlinear Video Assistants
By Greg Staten, Senior Product Designer for editors with Avid Technology; and Steve Bayes, Was the Principal Designer for Avid Media Composer and one of the first certified Instructors at Avid Technology. Currently Product Manager for Final Cut Pro at Apple.
Published September 5, 2008
358 Page Paperback