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Editing with Avid Media Composer 5: The Official Avid Guide by Avid Technology, Inc.

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Chapter 3. Timeline Editing

Objectives:

• Extract Timeline footage using Top and Tail

• Add and patch tracks

• Edit segments in the Timeline using Segment mode

• Use locators

• Use Timeline navigation and display techniques

In addition to enabling the basic editing techniques you have already learned, Avid Media Composer allows you to further refine your rough cut by manipulating and rearranging segments in the Timeline. This is important because after you’ve assembled a sequence, you don’t necessarily want to rely upon your source clips to make further changes. Therefore, learning effective Timeline editing is important.

Extracting Top and Tail

One of the main ways to manipulate material edited in the Timeline is to remove entire shots ...

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