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

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Chapter 10. Capturing Tape-Based Media

Objectives:

• Prepare the system to capture content

• Set capture options in the Capture tool

• Capture clips on-the-fly and capture using IN to OUT points

• Log and batch captured content

• Capture from a non-timecode source

• Use DV Scene Extraction

So far, you’ve been working with media that has already been brought into Avid Media Composer, ready for you to edit. At this point, however, we’re going to back up to the first stage of the editing process to discuss how to input media into your system. Fortunately, you have many input options, and one of the most traditional methods is to capture the media from source tapes.

When you capture media from tapes, Media Composer creates a master clip and a ...

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