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  • Wed, Sep 6 2017 5:02 PM

    How do you perform J and L cuts in MCFirst?

    I'm completely new to Avid. A friend who is an editor recommended Avid to me. I decided to get Media Composer First to get my hands wet. I watched the tutorials, which are very helpful. I've learned that J and L cuts are important, but I found no mention of them in the video tutorials for First.

    Are there other video tutorials for Avid that I can use with Media Composer First? Any tutorials on J and L cuts, etc?

    Thanks in advance.

  • Wed, Sep 6 2017 8:45 PM In reply to

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    Re: How do you perform J and L cuts in MCFirst?

    Are you asking what they are--or how to make them in MCF?

  • Wed, Sep 6 2017 9:03 PM In reply to

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    Re: How do you perform J and L cuts in MCFirst?

    Hi

    I rememeber saving this Youtube link, it's not MC|First, but keys are still the same.

     

     

    Thanks,

    RalphC

     

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  • Wed, Sep 6 2017 11:19 PM In reply to

    Re: How do you perform J and L cuts in MCFirst?

    I do know what they are. I just need to know how to do them in MC First.

    In the meantime, I'll check out the video RalphC shared.

  • Wed, Sep 6 2017 11:45 PM In reply to

    Re: How do you perform J and L cuts in MCFirst?

    I just watched the YouTube video. The latest version of MC First does not have the button that is shown in the video. I'm guessing it's been moved to another location in the interface.

    What are the keys for the latest MC First? 

  • Thu, Sep 7 2017 5:00 AM In reply to

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    Re: How do you perform J and L cuts in MCFirst?

    vfxtodd@gmail.com:
    The latest version of MC First does not have the button that is shown in the video.

    Have you tried reading the User Guide for MC|First?

    http://resources.avid.com/SupportFiles/attach/MC_FirstUserGuide.pdf

    This is only 432 pages (the full version Media Composer 8 has 1688 pages)

    For example, MC|First does not have built-in second row of buttons under the Composer Source/Record windows.

    vfxtodd@gmail.com:
    Any tutorials on J and L cuts, etc?

    Type J-K-L in the search inside the MC|First User Guide PDF  and you can find the information. Geeked

    p.s.

    copy - paste this :

    resources.avid.com/SupportFiles/attach/MC_FirstUserGuide.pdf

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  • Thu, Sep 7 2017 6:25 AM In reply to

    Re: How do you perform J and L cuts in MCFirst?

    Pilot,

    Do you have another link to the MC First user guide? That link doesn'nt work.

    Is there anywhere else I can download the PDF from?

  • Thu, Sep 7 2017 8:49 AM In reply to

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    Re: How do you perform J and L cuts in MCFirst?

    vfxtodd@gmail.com:

    Pilot,

    Do you have another link to the MC First user guide? That link doesn'nt work.

    Is there anywhere else I can download the PDF from?

    I checking now ...

    Geeked

     

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  • Thu, Sep 7 2017 9:30 AM In reply to

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    Re: How do you perform J and L cuts in MCFirst?

    Something strange happens. When I click on this link, I see the message:

    "Post a message

    Use the form below to write the message. Click the "Post" button to submit your message".

    But if I Sign out the forum, the link above works fine.

    In any case, this is another link that works:

    https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B62qtJdpZSO_dk0wTk55RUZNb1U

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  • Thu, Sep 7 2017 3:10 PM In reply to

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    Re: How do you perform J and L cuts in MCFirst?

    I edited the post with the bad link and fixed it to point to the proper location.

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  • Thu, Sep 7 2017 7:12 PM In reply to

    Re: How do you perform J and L cuts in MCFirst?

    Thanks. I was able to download the PDF.

    I also found it in the MC First Help web-based document in the application's folders.

    J and L cuts are referred to in the user guide as "Overlap Edits".

    Thanks again for everyone's help. I truly appreciate it.

    Cheers,

    Todd

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