Avid Editing: A Guide for Beginning and Intermediate Users, 4th Edition (Paperback) book cover

Avid Editing

A Guide for Beginning and Intermediate Users, 4th Edition

By Sam Kauffmann


406 pages

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Paperback: 9780240810805
pub: 2009-02-02
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Geared toward novice Avid editors, this book provides step-by-step instructions for hundreds of editing tasks and concepts within the Avid software applications. The chapters guide you through an editing project, while the accompanying DVD provides footage to edit allowing for a hands-on experience.

More than just a software manual, the book weaves editing principles with the Avid workflow, delving into general editing techniques, principles, and pitfalls, and helping you master the Avid as well as improve your overall editing technique and skillset.

Concentrates on the latest Media Composer software, and Mojo DX and Nitris DX hardware. Due to the similarity of Avid's interface across product lines, readers will also find the book relevant for Avid Xpress Pro HD, Xpress Pro, Xpress DV and Avid Symphony.

Expanded coverage on HD, DVCPro HD, HDV, and P2 and memory card workflows, DVD authoring and media management and more, preparing editors to work seamlessly with the latest technical updates to Avid.

Companion DVD contains two narrative scene and one documentary project allowing you to work along the lessons taught in the bookfootage allowing you to work alongside the lessons taught in the book

Table of Contents

Getting Started; Basic Editing; The Project Window; Trimming; A Few Editing Tips; Capturing; Menus; Sound; Advanced Editing; Titles; Effects; Saving Your Work; Keeping in Sync; Importing and Exporting; Digital Filmmaking at 24P; HD and HDV; Finishing; Shooting on Film, Finishing on Film; Present and Future

About the Author

Sam Kauffmann is a professor at Boston University's College of Communication, where he teaches digital editing and film production. He is an award-winning video and filmmaker with numerous credits as a cinematographer and editor. His work has aired on network and local television stations throughout America. Included among his credits are Show Your Love, Fire: Countdown to Disaster, Killing Time, Surviving the Family, and South Africa: Building Democracy, about six South Africans who are helping to build a new nation from the rubble of apartheid.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PERFORMING ARTS / Film & Video / General

Sample Chapters