This course is designed for those who seek a better understanding of multi-cam and the ability and confidence to manage complex projects in the Avid Environment. Instruction provides a comprehensive exploration of tools and workflow solutions for the post professional or aspiring AE. A variety of strategies and considerations for more effective pre-production planning are also presented.
Delivered on Avid Media Composer/Symphony, classroom instruction employs multiple genres and escalates from a quick review of basic grouping to address even the most challenging post scenarios. The immersive, practical hands-on exercises, are embedded with a variety of "real world" trouble spots and pre-production breakdowns, simulating those most often encountered in the daily work of the industry.
Lecture, demonstration, alongside step-by- step exercises, will leave editors and assistants syncing, stacking, and multi-grouping with the confidence and of a seasoned professional.
Who Should Attend
Editors or Assistant Editors, Post Production Supervisors, Technical Support personnel and Producers in non-scripted television, documentary, or live event multi-cam production.
- MC 101 - Media Composer Fundamentals I, or equivalent.
- MC 201 - Media Composer Fundamentals II is highly recommended.
Organization of Multi-Cam Materials
- Project and Asset Organization
- Strategies or Bin organization of both original source and synced materials
- File Based Media vs. Tape based media considerations
- Film vs. Video project consideration
Alternate Logging Methods
- Duplicating Clips
- Modifying and assignment of Source or Tape Names
- Creation of custom meta-data for assignment of colors, cameras, sound TC, aux timecode, aux film, for Multi-grouping.
- Un-linking Clips and re-linking uses in meta data assignment
- Import of logs
Basics of Multi-Cam Editing
- Drop and Non-Drop Timecode issues
- Successful management and grouping Mixed Media (AMA and MXF, media from different projects, media recorded at non-compatible frame rates)
- Auto Sequencing
- Grouping by TC, In or Out Points, or other AUX information
- Configuring the Monitors and Displays
- Project settings and resolutions for best multi-cam performance
- Committing of Multi-Cam Sequences
- Consolidating, Decomposing, and Transcoding and archiving Multi-cam sequences and projects
SYNC MAP SUCCESS: Grouping of Non-Synchronous Timecoded Material
- Creating a Sync Map
- Sub-clipping, and multiple methods for assignment of Aux TC
- Multi-Grouping sub-clips or master clips
- Auto Sync
- Troubleshooting and Fixing Sync Maps or individual groups
- Tricks for grouping picture only or sound only clips
- Output to Create New Synced Master Clips
- Tips for Sync Mapping with multiple audio tracks and or multiple cameras (i.e., in excess of 24 cameras)
- Avid Keyboard setting for multi-cam and automation of keystrokes for both Mac and Windows OS
- Considerations for Multi-grouping file based media
- Grouping by Audio Wave forms (new to Avid 8.5)
- 3rd party software solutions for both grouping and automation of keystrokes in Avid (Mac and Windows)
Note: This is a custom designed course not sponsored or authorized by Avid.
Cancelling an Open Enrollment Registration
If notice is given 15 or more calendar days before the start of a class, the student may receive a full refund less a $100 administrative fee. If notice is given less than 15 calendar days no rescheduling or efunds are permitted.
If notice Is given 15 or more calendar days before the start of the class a student may reschedule . A student can reschedule a class up to two (2) times. Additional reschedules will not be allowed.
No Shows if a student does not attend a scheduled session, there will be no refund or rescheduling permitted. Payment is forfeited. FMC reserves the right to cancel classes with insufficient enrollment or in other circumstances. FMC will endeavor to give as much advance notice as possible of any change to the schedule. FMC shall not be responsible for any incidental or consequential loss arising whatsoever.