A comprehensive guide covering Avid Xpress Pro, XPress Pro HD, and Xpress DV. Due to the similarity of Avid’s interface across product lines, it is also relevant for Media Composer and other systems. Suitable for beginning or experienced editors new to the Avid, the book provides step-by-step instructions for hundreds of editing tasks in jargon-free terms. The chapters guide you through an editing project, while the accompanying DVD provides narrative footage to download for immediate, hands-on practice. The book can be read and studied at home, or while sitting in front of an Avid, following the book’s step-by-step instructions.
This edition covers working with HD, the 16:9 widescreen, and the powerful Script Integration tool. In addition, there’s new coverage of the issues facing the indie filmmaker who is trying to decide how to go from the DV stage (shooting on mini-DV or DVCAM formats) to theatrical distribution. As well, there is new material on using Avid in PAL regions.