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Avid Editing

A Guide for Beginning and Intermediate Users, 5th Edition

By Sam Kauffmann, Ashley Kennedy

  1. ISBN: 9780240818566
  2. Publication Date: July 2012
  3. Format: Paperback
  4. Pages: 456
  5. Price:
    • $49.95 (USD)
    • £32.99 (GBP)
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Far more than just a software manual, Avid Editing is your trusted guide to uncovering the many layers of one of the world's most exciting crafts. This book weaves valuable editing principles together with the robust Avid workflow, delving deeply into efficient editing techniques and concepts. In an easy-to-read style, you'll encounter detailed step-by-step instructions for hundreds of Avid procedures, and more than 500 images and screen captures make complex concepts easy to grasp. You'll soon begin to know the system in and out, all while improving your overall editing technique and skillset.

Geared toward beginning and intermediate Avid editors, this book guides you through both narrative and documentary editing projects. The accompanying DVD provides professionally shot footage for you to edit, giving you a hands-on, learn-as-you-go experience.

Author Bio

Boston University's College of Communication; Columbia College Chicago


Getting Started

Basic Editing

The Project Window


A Few Editing Tips




Advanced Editing



Saving Your Work

Keeping in Sync

Importing and Exporting

Digital Filmmaking at 24P

HD and HDV


Shooting on Film, Finishing on Film

Present and Future