This text is for beginning to intermediate users of Avid Xpress, Xpress DV, or Media Composer. These digital editing systems offer a tremendous number of tools that open up myriad creative possibilities for the film and videomaker, but are as a result difficult to master. The chapters guide readers through an editing project, while the accompanying DVD provides narrative footage to download for immediate, hands-on practice. The book can be read and studied at home, or while sitting in front of an Avid, following the book's step-by-step instructions. The second edition is updated to reflect the latest versions of Avid software for 2002, including an emphasis on the Xpress DV for Mac and Windows. There is also material on Script Integration, a powerful tool now available on almost all of Avid's products, and an added chapter on how Avid can help the reader create material for current and future widescreen television formats.
Table of Contents
Section I - Getting Started
Section II - Basic Editing
Section III - The Project Window
Section IV - Trimming
Section V - Menus
Section VI - Recording/Digitizing
Section VII - Sound
Section VIII - Advanced Editing
Section IX - Titles
Section X - Effects
Section XI - Saving Your Work
Section XII - Keeping In Sync
Section XIII - Importing And Exporting
Section XIV - 16:9 Wide-Screen Television. (Part contents).