Go beyond the mechanics of Avid Xpress Pro 4.6learn how to edit with it! More than a button-pushing manual, this editing workshop delivers practical insight into the art and technique of editing. You develop a working knowledge of the principles and techniques of editing that enable you to shape your raw footage into a coherent, compelling, original story. Thirteen lessons cover each and every essential, including: Nuances of system set-up to ensure smooth operation Customizing the interface settings to optimize workflow Capturing and Importing Media management Basic editing techniques Editing with the Timeline Trimming to polish your sequences Working with audio, including audio effects and mixing Adding effects and transitions with nesting and keyframing Color Correction to restore or achieve shot-to-shot consistency Styling your titles: filling text with video, rolls and crawls, and more Outputting to your choice of media Put your new-found skills to the test by performing the chapter tutorials. Complete project files, including Quicktime movies and royalty-free stock footage, are included on the companion DVD.