A new Media 100 tutorial
By Kevin P. McAuliffe (doddleNEWS)
In a previous lesson, in our look at Media 100, we continued our discussion of the Edit Suite panel, and jumped ahead a little, and talked about the TimeFX parameters (click here for the tutorial), to adjust the speed of clips in your timeline. In this lesson, I want to back things up and talk about the ClipFX parameters, and how and why you’ll want to adjust them.
In most NLE’s that I talk about, you’ll always hear me talking about Clip-Based parameters, meaning the parameters you can adjust that are “attached” to a clip. A perfect example of this is when you want to remove a boom mic that has started to appear in a shot, but you don’t want to have to keep applying an effect to do it. You’d rather just apply it to the clip in the bin, and have it trickle down to every instance in the timeline. This is where ClipFX comes into play in Media 100.
With the Edit Suite open, and the Edit Clip tab selected, twirl down ClipFX, and hit the “Edit” button for the Motion Editor.
Inside the Motion Editor, you can head to the DVE tab to make adjustments to Scale, Rotation, Position, etc, to alter the clip the way you’d like it to appear in your timeline, and once you click “OK,” those parameters will now be attached to your clip, so now that you’ve “Set It,” you can “Forget It.”
Kevin P. McAuliffe is one of the Senior Editors at Extreme Reach in Toronto, Canada. His current clients include Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros. Pictures, Walt Disney Pictures, and E1 Entertainment to name a few. You can follow him on Twitter @kpmcauliffe.