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    Tutorial: Cut to the Beat

    This is a topic which pops up from time to time on the Avid forums.

    There are plenty of different methods to choose from.
    This is one way that I was introduced to.

    Taking into account that I am tone deaf, totally non-musical and could not keep in time with a bass drum, I think I did a reasonable job.

    Unfortunately I recorded the whole thing at a rather low fps, so the smoothness and the cuts do not show very well.

    Also included, as part of this tutorial, is a quick look at keyboard mapping.

    Regards,
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  • Fri, Jul 16 2010 2:07 PM In reply to

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    Re: Tutorial: Cut to the Beat

    COOL!!!!

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  • Fri, Jul 16 2010 6:39 PM In reply to

    Re: Tutorial: Cut to the Beat

    Douglas,

     

    Two notes:

    1. I am very embarrassed as I have often used Replace Edit but I never knew you did not need to Mark Clip in the timeline! You just saved me around 100 keyboard hits in the coming three months ;-)

    2. The other good thing to know about Replace Edit is that if you do NOT park at the start of the clip in the timeline, but somewhere in the middle (position "X"), and you are parked at position "Q" in the source monitor, then hit Replace Edit, you'll be replacing the entire shot in the timeline, so that the frame that is represented at position "Q" is now happening at position "X" in the timeline.

    The example always used to be two shots of a falling tree. One has great sound, the other has a better picture. You have added the one with great sound to the timeline. You park on the point where the tree hits the ground. You open the better-picture-shot in the source monitor, and park on the point where the tree hits the ground. Replace Edit, and the tree will hit the ground at the same time in picture and sound.

    Hope that's a bit clear... :?

     

     

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    Re: Tutorial: Cut to the Beat

    Thank you gentlemen for bringing this tutorial to the front again.

    I watched it with interest Big Smile

    I did it in March this year, so I had already forgotten the finer points.

     

    Job ter Burg:

    The example always used to be two shots of a falling tree. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Replace Edit, and the tree will hit the ground at the same time in picture and sound.

    Hope that's a bit clear... :?

    It was clear after the second reading!
    Thanks for that tip, Job

     

    Regards,
    Douglas

     

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  • Sun, Nov 21 2010 11:38 AM In reply to

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    Re: Tutorial: Cut to the Beat

    Douglas, great work again. Another way to accomplish the task would be:

    Create two tracks, one containing the first, one containing the second clip.

    Activate the two video tracks in question.

    Tap your "Add-Edit" key to the beat, and you'll have two similar-cut tracks in the Timeline.

    You can now more easily drag-and drop segments from one track into another, if you wish, for instance in Lift/Overwrite mode; by pressing the Command/Ctrl key to "snap" you can easily drag one segment onto another and replace it.

    For choosing the best picture in the clips that will replace the other ones, you can go into slip mode and slip through them until you find the appropriate in-point.

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