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Next Load Files into a new AVID project.

Launch Media Composer

NOTE: DON'T OPEN AVID IF YOU HAVEN'T EJECTED THE COMPACT FLASH CARD

The Initial Project Screen will open. Here is where you choose where you create and save new projects. Click on the "Folder" to select where to save your new projects also how to navigate to already existing projects.

Navigate to the hard drive and folder that you want AVID to access and save new projects

You can look at the path where AVID will be accessing projects once you select the folder

Now click on the "New Project" button

The New Project Dialog will come up. Select the project parameters

  • Choose the Project Name
  • The Format (Usually will be 1080p 23.98 for school projects)
  • Raster Dimensions 1920 x 1080
  • Color Space YCbCr
  • Stereoscopic Off
    Click OK to create the project

Select the newly created project and Click OK at the Select Project Screen

When the project opens the next step will be to link to the CANON raw files that were backed up in their native file structure.

You will need to open the Source Browser if it isn't open already. In the Menu Bar>Go To >Tools>Source Browser

In the Source Browser window go to the "Explore" tab and navigate to your storage drive the Card Backup is located.


Click on it to open the folder and then select the folder that contains the files.

When you select the folder and or folders that contains video media the "Link" button in the lower right hand corner will become selectable.


Also make sure that "Link" is selected in the Lower Left corner. Don't select "Import."


You can choose to create a "New Bin" or select an already open bin in your project. It's fine to create a New Bin.


Then select the "Link" button in the lower right hand corner to link the selected files.

Continue this process until you have all the cards that you shot content on to loaded into AVID

This is what a linked linked Master Clip looks like. Notice the chain link on the master clip icon?

ONE IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT WORKING WITH LINKED FILES!!

IF YOU MOVE THE ORIGINAL FOOTAGE ON YOUR HARD DRIVE YOUR CLIPS WILL BE OFFLINE AND YOU WILL HAVE

TO RELINK SO DO NOT MOVE ORIGINALS AFTER YOU LINK!!


Now you are ready to edit.