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  • Thu, Jul 28 2016 12:29 AM

    • Bromby
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    Media Composer Trial version- unable to use different modes

    I am new to AVID and I am having toubles understanding what would cause me to not be able to use the different mode buttons? For the longest time I was stuck in source record mode and not able to switch to Edit mode. I accidentally triggered it to go into Edit mode but I don't know how? When I try to select a different mode I get "the button cannot be changed" I've read through all sorts of instructions and can't find a solution? I can't seem to use any of the buttons on the timeline window other than a select few. I'm on a mac 10.11.3 running the newest version of Media composer 8. What am I missing?

     

    Thank you

  • Thu, Jul 28 2016 8:21 AM In reply to

    Re: Media Composer Trial version- unable to use different modes

    Hi,

    Are you trying to click on the source/record buttons on the command palette? That would cause the "button cannot be changed" warning. The command palette is used when you're remapping your keyboard or changing buttons in the user interface; not when you want to invoke a command.

    Bromby:
    For the longest time I was stuck in source record mode and not able to switch to Edit mode.

    In Avid, source/record mode is the mode you use for editing. The other modes are trim mode for when you need to make small adjustments, effects mode for working with effects, and color correction mode for color correcting.

    I hope that helps.

     

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  • Thu, Jul 28 2016 4:37 PM In reply to

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    Re: Media Composer Trial version- unable to use different modes

    Yes I was trying to click other modes but in the timeline pallet. What is the command pallet? Is this the same thing? Thank you, for your input . Ok so correct me if I am wrong... it seems that source/record is the default mode. How did I end up in edit mode? What would cause that to change? So if these mode buttons aren't actually buttons but just indicators as to what mode you are working in, how do you access what you need when you need it?  

    ....Referencing the timeline palette now... I have read through the instructions and I understand that "The Timeline palette provides you with the most common tools you need for Timeline editing, as well as several buttons you can use to enable editing modes such as Effect mode or Color Correction mode." 

    ...my question is why would these be refered to as buttons to enable modes and why are they sometimes available and sometimes not?

    Maybe I'm not asking the right questions to find the answer Im looking for?

    Thanks agsin! Much appreciated feedback.

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    Re: Media Composer Trial version- unable to use different modes

    Bromby

    This is a good place to go.....

    http://avid.force.com/pkb/articles/en_US/readme/Media-Composer-Software-8-0-Documentation

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