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.
"The Avid Handbook has always been an useful supplement to Avid's own excellent manuals. Greg Staten's latest edition introduces readers to the inner workings, tips, tricks and hidden techniques behind Avid's newly updated Media Composer 3.0 software. Avid's manuals can teach you the right buttons to push, but Staten takes you further into the philosophy and workflow behind the software, to ultimately help you be a better editor. It's not just the what and where, but the even more important, how and why. Regardless of experience level, this is an essential text for every Avid editor."
- Oliver Peters, President and Founder, Oliver Peters Post Production Services
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