Edit Video Using Avid Adrenaline HD

The Avid Adrenaline HD is a non linear video editing program used by professionals. Although it was first released in late 1980s, it continues to be one of the more recognized names in the field of video editing. The following are a few steps for editing video using the software for first time users.

Step 1: Create a New Project

Once the application is launched, a Select Project window appears. From this point, the user can create a new project or open a new one. Click the New Project button. Enter the name of the project as well as the format, and click Ok. When opening the project, simply double click on the name of the project and the file will open.

Step 2: Capture and Import Media

Before any editing can begin, the media has to be captured or imported onto the computer system. There are several options available depending on the type of media being imported. For videos taken from a camcorder or videotape, the device must be connected onto the computer system. Click the Deck Configuration through the Settings tab on the Project window. Choose the device and the port where the device is connected on. Click Toolset then Capture.

If the device is configured correctly, the name will be indicated on the Capture Tool. From here, the user may choose to capture the entire footage or indicate which parts to capture, the resolution, as well as where to place the captured video. Click the Capture button to start and stop. For importing other types of media, click on the bin then select Import from the File menu.

Step 3: Edit the Sequence

The Avid Media Composer gives editors a number of tools and options when editing their videos. Editors can add, remove, edit or overwrite media placed on the Timeline. These can be played in real time to allow the editors to see the effect immediately. It also has a trim tool which allows editors to add or remove frames from two joined videos without affecting the attached transition. The number of frames that can be added is dependent on the number of frames available at each handle or end. Click the Trim Mode button to perform any trimming.

Video editors can also add effects to their video. One is known as the transition effect, which changes how the video looks from one shot to another. A complete list of the effects can be accessed by clicking the Effect tab on the Project window. Shots can also be modified through Color Correction, and accessed through the Toolset. Editors can create or add titles by using the Title Tool from the Clip Menu.

Step 4: Export the File

Once the editing process is complete, the file can be exported for playback on other devices or online. Click Export under the File Menu. Press the Options button to see the list of file types and settings. Editors may also change the settings if needed from this menu. Enter the name and location where the output video is to be saved, and click Ok. Wait until the rendering process is over, and the video is then complete.