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Lloyd Paul Rivers
New Avid (MC6) user Question
on Dec 9, 2011 at 11:01:12 pm

Hi all first post so ill try and explain the best i can. I have i set up a pal project, linked some 480 youtube clips and put them into the timeline. Then i tried creating text as per our university brief and when i hit v to cut them into the timeline they looked heavily compressed. So i fired up final cut and did the text in there exported/ linked in avid and still it looks strange. Its only the text all the other clips play fine.

any pointers would be appreciated. please let me know if you need further info

Lloyd


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John Pale
Re: New Avid (MC6) user Question
on Dec 9, 2011 at 11:40:35 pm

In your Media Creation settings, what is the resolution set to?

What is your project format set to?


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Lloyd Paul Rivers
Re: New Avid (MC6) user Question
on Dec 10, 2011 at 12:57:54 pm

Sorry mate how do i get to them (1st year student)


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John Pale
Re: New Avid (MC6) user Question
on Dec 10, 2011 at 6:27:57 pm

In the project window...go to your Media Creation Setting.

In the project window, go to the Format Pane.

In the Help menu, go to Media Composer Help and read about this stuff.


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Andrew McKee
Re: New Avid (MC6) user Question
on Dec 10, 2011 at 2:38:24 pm

Also, look at the resolution setting. Its the little button below the timeline that is (by default) half green and half yellow. Click it and it becomes solid green and you get full res in your source/record monitor. This effects text more than anything else.

Andrew McKee
Editor/Colourist
Avid Certified Instructor - MC5.5
Apple Certified Trainer - FCP7
Pixelwizard.net


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Lloyd Paul Rivers
Re: New Avid (MC6) user Question
on Dec 10, 2011 at 10:42:04 pm

Hi all thanks it was the resolution at the bottom of the screen it was set to all yellow (what is the difference between colours?)

As always this forum is the best way to get info from pros.

Lloyd


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Ben Wilson
Re: New Avid (MC6) user Question
on Dec 12, 2011 at 7:40:25 pm

Here is a very important lesson for anyone, first year student or not.

Look first in the Help menu. If you can do a Google search, you can use the help menu.

Look second in AVID's knowledge base. I have found 90-95% of my answers in one of these 2 places. Be creative with your search terms if you you don't get the results you are looking for.

IF all else fails, then go to the forums.

That being said, the colors.

Full yellow is draft quality. Lowest resolution display for fastest editing.

Half and Half is a compromise between quality and performance.

Full green is high quality. Better picture, requires more hardware resources for performance.

Digital cut ALWAYS uses highest quality for output. Just a simple play in the record monitor uses the timeline quality as indicated by the colors.

Ben Wilson
Engineering Project Manager
SCETV


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Mark Baird
Re: New Avid (MC6) user Question
on Dec 15, 2011 at 1:44:22 am

If I remember correctly from the ACSR exam Green is full rez, Yellow/Green is 1/4 rez and full yellow is 1/16 rez.


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