|Site Settings in the Avid video editing system.|
The following are some more of the tricks I've picked up over the years and I hope they will be as useful for you as they have been for me.
- Site Settings - Tired of rebuilding all of your settings each time you create a new user on your Avid editing system? Use the Site Settings to make each of your preferred settings the default settings on the system. Under the Special menu, choose Site Settings and drag all of the settings that you would like, into the Site Settings window. Now whenever you create a new user on that system, it will use the settings you have saved.
This is useful even if you're the only user on the system - I have multiple User Profiles for myself depending upon how I will be editing. For example, I have a profile for a single screen and a profile for a two screen setup.
Changing just the Y rotation.
- Resetting Effect Parameters back to Default - If the effect you're working with has a select box between the twirl down arrow and the parameter name, it can usually be reset back to its default state. By holding down the OPTION (ALT on Windows) key and clicking the select box to the left of the parameter name, the parameter will return to its original default setting. Keep in mind, not all effects have this select box. The 3DWarp effect, in the illustration above, has the parameter select box.
Toggle Source/Record in Timeline key.
- Rename Track - You can rename any of the tracks in your sequence to whatever you want to call them. To do so, RIGHT-CLICK on the track you would like to rename and choose "Rename Track..." from the drop-down menu. This can help you keep the structure of your sequence organized.
I will continue to post these Avid Tips and Tricks as I gather them. In the meantime, feel free to suggest your own. The complete Avid Tips and Tricks series can be seen here.