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  • Fri, Aug 3 2012 6:51 PM

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    Looking for books/reviews

    I am looking for the absolute best five books that anyone can reccommend for Media Composer 6. In particular, I'm looking for the reviews of any books anybody has read so I can get an idea of where to start on buying books. The only books I have found are the Avid Media Composer 6 Editing Essentials and the Professional Effects series available through Avid/Cengage. How good are they and are there any more books that have been published more recently or through a third party? Also, while I prefer to have hard copies, soft(digital) copies are appreciated as well.

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  • Fri, Aug 3 2012 7:23 PM In reply to

    Re: Looking for books/reviews

    There simply may not be five books written yet on MC6- MC6 has not been out that long. Why do you need five books?

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  • Fri, Aug 3 2012 8:54 PM In reply to

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    Re: Looking for books/reviews

    It's an arbitrary number that my teacher happens to like. (I promise you I'm not being sarcastic.) It was the number of books he obtained for the last Avid suite he purchased, so he's predisposed to having five books on the new one.

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  • Sat, Aug 4 2012 12:17 AM In reply to

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    Re: Looking for books/reviews

    there are 4 that I know of

     

    Graham

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  • Tue, Aug 7 2012 4:52 PM In reply to

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    Re: Looking for books/reviews

    What are the four you know of?

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  • Tue, Feb 26 2013 10:25 PM In reply to

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    Re: Looking for books/reviews

    Sorry Ezra, are you still looking for these books?

    No idea why I didn't reply to this at the time.

     

    Graham

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  • Wed, Feb 27 2013 6:02 PM In reply to

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    Re: Looking for books/reviews

    sasfog:

    Sorry Ezra, are you still looking for these books?

    No idea why I didn't reply to this at the time.

     

    Graham

    I am also interested in obtaining a book or two on MC6.  Can you please let us know to which ones you are referring?

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  • Wed, Feb 27 2013 6:33 PM In reply to

    Re: Looking for books/reviews

    Brian Castle has written an excellent book on the features and nuances of using the Color Correction mode in both Media Composer and Symphony. I highly recommend it.

    http://www.amazon.com/Color-Grading-Media-Composer-Symphony/dp/1285181417

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  • Wed, Feb 27 2013 6:41 PM In reply to

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    Re: Looking for books/reviews

    Avid Agility by Steven Cohen (3rd edition) and The Avid Assistant Editors Handbook by Kyra Coffie. Both well written and easy to follow and both based on MC6.

    There are also 4 books that are project based and part of the Avid Certified Editors course also based on MC6. Personally I find the top two more reader / user friendly.

    Graham

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  • Wed, Feb 27 2013 6:47 PM In reply to

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    Re: Looking for books/reviews

    You can find the 4 Avid ones at the bottom off this link which also includes the book Larry referred too.

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  • Wed, Feb 27 2013 9:02 PM In reply to

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    Re: Looking for books/reviews

    Yes! Thanks everyone! All the information is much appreciated.

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  • Wed, Feb 27 2013 9:24 PM In reply to

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    Re: Looking for books/reviews

    Thanks from me as well.  I will certainly look at all the recommended books.  I was going to buy Ashley Kennedy's book "Editing with Media Composer 5" when MC 6 was announced, so I elected to hold off.  Does anyone know if Ashley has updated her book to include the MC 6 features and if so, what might the title be?

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    Igor

  • Thu, Feb 28 2013 4:11 AM In reply to

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    Re: Looking for books/reviews

    Ashley Kennedy collaborated with Sam Kauffmann on the fifth edition of Avid Editing, covering MC6.  Excellent book to start with, and a very useful reference afterwards.

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  • Thu, Feb 28 2013 6:41 PM In reply to

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    Re: Looking for books/reviews

    Ken Lent:

    Ashley Kennedy collaborated with Sam Kauffmann on the fifth edition of Avid Editing, covering MC6.  Excellent book to start with, and a very useful reference afterwards.

     

    Thanks for that, but I can't seem to find it.  There is a book by Sam Kauffmann only with the title "Avid Editing", but not one with both names.  I searched Amazon and Indigo.  Do you know what the exact title might be if not just Avid Editing?

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    Igor

  • Thu, Feb 28 2013 11:23 PM In reply to

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    Re: Looking for books/reviews

    Hi Igor,

    Here it is:

    http://www.amazon.com/Avid-Editing-Guide-Beginning-Intermediate/dp/0240818563/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1362093215&sr=8-1&keywords=avid+editing

    Ken

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