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Learn How to Quickly Duplicate Multiple Clips in Your Media Composer Timeline

In this video I’ll show you the basic way to copy and paste clips in Avid Media Composer. Copy/Paste works the same in Media Composer as it does in almost every other app. You just need to remember a few things, like selecting the proper tracks, etc…

Copy/Paste is a quick and easy way to duplicate clips, even multiple clips, that you have already worked on and paste them elsewhere in the timeline. No need to re-do work! You can even edit your copied clips independently from the clips you copied. Finish your edit with time to spare in Avid Media Composer.

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Color Your World — Groups and the Default Color Preferences in Pro Tools

Groups in Pro Tools are easily differentiated when you color them differently. Quickly go from a green guitar group, to a blue bass group, to a pink vocal group. You will be able to know, at a glance, the kind of group you are working with. The Default Color preferences takes this a step further, not just for groups, but for tracks and clips as well. By setting the default, you could, for example, have tracks, clips, and groups default to the same color. Or, default to different colors. The default settings can help you color a session just the way you want.

Different colored groups can really speed up your mixing and editing in Pro Tools. Knowing how to use the Default Color settings in Preferences will ensure your session is setup just the way you like it.

Be sure to make use of the DEFAULT and HOLD buttons in the color palette.

When you trash preferences you will need to reset your color options.

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Navigate Your Song with Ease by Coloring Markers in Pro Tools

Markers are a great way to navigate within Pro Tools. They make it easy to recall the exact section of a song that you want to hear. However, you can make this feature even more powerful by adding color to your Markers! Color your verse green, your chorus red, your bridge blue. Use the features of the Color Palette, like HOLD, to choose the same exact color for each verse, chorus, bridge, and so on. Or, use different colors for everything, the choice is yours. Coloring your Markers will make it that much easier to visually spot the different parts of your song.

Color your Markers to quickly recognize and recall the sections of your song/session.

When you trash preferences you will need to reset your color options.

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Edit Faster by Coloring Clips in Avid Pro Tools

When you are editing, it’s often helpful to be able to differentiate clips by their color. Pro Tools will let you color Clips in Tracks, and Clips in the Clip List to any color available in the Color Palette. Coloring clips makes is much easier to visually find the clip you want to work on. It’s great for standard editing tasks, such as defining a verse from a chorus, or guitars from drums. It’s also great when working with loops or creating loops. Use the Default Clip Color options in Preferences, and the tools of the Color Palette to make coloring clips quick and easy.

Color your clips to quickly recognize the kind of content you are working on. Make similar clips a uniform color or have a full rainbow of different colors.

When you trash preferences you will need to reset your color options.

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Mix Faster by Coloring Tracks in Pro Tools

Pro Tools gives us so many options to speed up mixing. One of those options is the ability to color tracks. It is so much easier to spot the tracks you want to work on when you have a stark visual cue, such as, differing colors. You could have ‘Drums’ bright green, ‘Guitars’ yellow, ‘Lead Vocals’ pink, and so on. You can also make use of the Default Track Color settings in Preferences, and the options of the Color Palette, like HOLD, to speed up the track coloring process.

Color your tracks in Pro Tools to quickly recognize the type of tracks you want to work on. When you trash preferences, you will need to reset your color options.

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Advanced Motion Tracking with Blur and Mosaic in Avid Media Composer

In this video we look at Motion Tracking in Media Composer and show several examples using Blur and Mosaic. You will see how to track basic movements, like the scrolling of a webpage, and how to track more advanced movement by using two or three trackers so our Blur will scale and change with the perspective of our target.

This video should give you a very good grasp on Motion Tracking in Avid Media Composer. There is more to learn, but this video will put you well on your way.

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How to Re-Color and Motion Track with the Paint Effect in Avid Media Composer

In this video we look at how to use the Paint Effect to re-color/colorize/color-correct a portion of a video clip, and how to use motion tracking with the Paint Effect in Avid Media Composer.

The Paint Effect, which is included with Media Composer, is a very useful tool for adding color to the whole screen or just a small portion. It’s a very creative tool that is easy and straightforward to use (at least once you know how). This video will get you well on your way to mastering the Paint Effect in Avid Media Composer.

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Media Composer Quick Tip: Showing Waveforms in your Timeline

When editing in Media Composer, it is often helpful to show the audio waveforms of your audio/music/voice clips in order to have a visual reference when cutting and editing clips.

Media Composer gives you a couple ways to show your waveforms. You can show them all, or you can show them on selected tracks only. You can also show other audio data on the track. This quick video will show you how to set up the audio waveform view in Avid Media Composer.

I like to have all the waveforms showing across all tracks at all times, but Media Composer gives you the flexibility to show just the waveform data that you want at any given time. Happy editing!

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Media Composer Quick Tip: Setting up a Render Completion Sound

Media Composer has a great feature called Render Completion Sound. This simple yet useful feature will play a quick alert tone to let you know that your effects have finished rendering. This may not sound like an exciting feature, but I promise you – give it a try, and you will see how useful it really is. This quick video will show you how to set up a Render Completion Sound in Avid Media Composer.

As you can tell from the video, a Render Completion Sound is great to alert you that your render is complete and it’s time to get back to your edit.

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How to Produce Full, Complex, and Beautiful Acoustic Guitar Tones with Pro Tools | Eleven Rack

We all know the Pro Tools | Eleven Rack is capable of great electric guitar sounds, but did you know it’s equally as capable at producing full, complex, and beautiful acoustic guitar tones? In this video tutorial I’ll show you how to use a microphone to route your acoustic guitar through the Eleven Rack effects, and how to record the dry tone and effected tone at the same time in Pro Tools.

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The videos in this playlist will cover all the basics of operating your Eleven Rack. Such as, the main display screen, the menu options, Re-Amping, and basic operation. Get up to speed fast, and get back to playing!

Eleven Rack Rigs and Presets

This video playlist shows and explains some of the thousands of Eleven Rack Rigs/Presets that I have created. You will hear some of the tones the Eleven Rack is capable of, and learn why I set things up the way I do. The Eleven Rack will give you the ability to create all the guitar and bass tones you could ever dream of.

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