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  • Wed, Jan 25 2012 4:17 AM

    • Patrice Shannon
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    My experience with MC 6

    Don't like the loss of superbin.  Don't prefer the alternative of dragging and dropping bins into a window. this takes too much time.  Superbin is only one click - a lot faster.

    Can't enter slide mode on multiple clips in the timeline.

    BCC plugins that were free in 5.5 are now gone in 6.

    That was enough for me to un-install 6 and re-install 5.5.

    This goes way back, but I was shocked, shocked when they got rid of sissors and weight lifter man.  When I attended the first demo where these two icons were removed, they told us it's because the "new kids couldn't grasp the concepts of sissors and weight-lifter!!"  Whaaaaat!!  I was a trainer then, and i never encountered a student who didn't understand them.

    Why was the simple cmd+I function in the record monitor to change the start timecode of a sequence removed.  I couldn't find anything on the Avid website to figure that one out.  Just a useless blurb about "why doesn't my Timecode start at 1:00 Hour?"  the document explains why, of course, but then doesn't go on to tell you HOW to change the start timecode.  I finally had to call support, and even he didn't know how to do it!

    Why isn't this sort of thing published in the "what's new" documents?

    FCP has its advantages, but unfortunately Avid is taking the worst of FCP  and integrating it into Media Composer.

    The registration process for Avid software couldn't be more cumbersome. 

    I've been Avid's greatest champion since 1996, but they make it hard to love them.

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  • Wed, Jan 25 2012 5:14 AM In reply to

    • TrainerDave
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    Re: My experience with MC 6

    Hi Patrice,

    Greetings from the Great Land Down Under.

    Just thought I'd chime in regarding the sequence timecode thing.  Setting the timecode in v6 really is quite similar to the way you used to have to do it though I must admit it did take me some time to adapt to it.  Nevertheless, here is how to do it...

    1:  Right-click the Record monitor and choose "Sequence Report..." from the contextual menu

    2:  Change the timecode in the "Starting TC:" field

    3:  Click the "Apply Changes" button

    4:  Click the "Cancel" button to dismiss the window

    Hope this helps,

    Dave Forsyth

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  • Sun, Mar 4 2012 6:51 PM In reply to

    Re: My experience with MC 6

    Patrice, I too still miss the scissors and the weightlifter and the superbin, but all wounds heal, LOL!

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  • Sun, Mar 4 2012 6:57 PM In reply to

    Re: My experience with MC 6

    Easier way to change StartTC for a sequence: Type the new code in the TC Start column in the bin, enter. Not new in v6, but in v5 or so.

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  • Sun, Mar 4 2012 6:59 PM In reply to

    Re: My experience with MC 6

    TrainerDave:

    1:  Right-click the Record monitor and choose "Sequence Report..." from the contextual menu

    2:  Change the timecode in the "Starting TC:" field

    3:  Click the "Apply Changes" button

    4:  Click the "Cancel" button to dismiss the window

    Dave nailed it. Unless you purposely want to generate a sequence report, in which case you would click "generate" instead of "cancel".

     

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  • Sun, Mar 4 2012 7:00 PM In reply to

    Re: My experience with MC 6

    Job ter Burg:

    Easier way to change StartTC for a sequence: Type the new code in the TC Start column in the bin, enter. Not new in v6, but in v5 or so.

    You can also go into the General area of your user settings and globally set a default start TC for all new sequences created. And be careful when using the "Add filler at start" option, which will subtract 30 seconds from your existing sequence start time.

     

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  • Sun, Mar 4 2012 8:37 PM In reply to

    Re: My experience with MC 6

    Patrice Shannon:
    I was shocked, shocked when they got rid of sissors and weight lifter man.  When I attended the first demo where these two icons were removed, they told us it's because the "new kids couldn't grasp the concepts of sissors and weight-lifter!!"  Whaaaaat!!  I was a trainer then, and i never encountered a student who didn't understand them.

    I never bought that explanation either.  I argued, what do ANY of the icons mean until you learn them?  I mean the icon for Match Frame is no more "intuitive" to a new user than a weightlifter for Lift.  Change for the sake of change or worse they changed it to tout "new interface changes".

    Patrice Shannon:
    I finally had to call support, and even he didn't know how to do it!

    That's more disconcerting to me.  Support is supposed to know stuff like that.

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  • Mon, Mar 5 2012 5:12 AM In reply to

    Re: My experience with MC 6

    Don't like the loss of superbin

     

    .- Yes, Where is the Superbin in MC6 ?!?!?

    The Superbin is a must for single monitor operation, is the closest thing to TABS!!!

     

    I TOTALY second you on this!!!!

     

     

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  • Mon, Mar 5 2012 5:20 AM In reply to

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    Re: My experience with MC 6

    raspago:
    the closest thing to TABS!!!

    So why not use the Tabbed bin possibility?

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  • Mon, Mar 5 2012 3:34 PM In reply to

    Re: My experience with MC 6

    drbgaijin:

    raspago:
    the closest thing to TABS!!!

    So why not use the Tabbed bin possibility?

    Regards,
    Douglas

     

    .- What's the tabbed bin possibility??

    That would be even better!!

     

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  • Mon, Mar 5 2012 3:41 PM In reply to

    Re: My experience with MC 6

    The Super Bin hasn't moved just changed.

    There are changes that are not explained well or we don't read them as we should.

    Rigth Click on many Bins after you select them all and choose Open at the same Window.

    It works better than Super Bin.

    It just has one drawback.

    You can't easily move files from the one tabbed bin to the other.

    You do it by holding the file while dragging it to the tabbed bin you need.

    Only, if you have many tabs and you want to do this, you should first move the one

    from which you want to move something CLOSER to the other that you want to move to.

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  • Mon, Mar 5 2012 4:05 PM In reply to

    Re: My experience with MC 6

    It works better than Super Bin.

     

    .- Thank you all.

    But I still prefer the superbin, it's faster and it is automatic.

    That's a cumbersome tab system.

    I was thinking auto tabs like in FCP, Premiere, After Effects, etc.

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  • Mon, Mar 5 2012 6:29 PM In reply to

    Re: My experience with MC 6

    raspago:
    I still prefer the superbin

    Prior to the release of v6 I had never met an editor that liked the SuperBin.

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  • Mon, Mar 5 2012 6:41 PM In reply to

    Re: My experience with MC 6

    I can appreciate the advantage of using Superbin when you have only a single monitor, it's a great saver of screen real estate, but in a large dual monitor configuration, I much prefer individual bins that can be open simulataneously for many purposes, among them easily moving clips from one bin to another, and having quick access to various source elements organized in separate bins according to content type.

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  • Mon, Mar 5 2012 6:46 PM In reply to

    Re: My experience with MC 6

    I use dual monitor (timeline expanded from left to right).

    I always liked Superbin. I work only by that since MC3.

    Is faster for me.

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