Using A-Side Single Roller Trims in Media Composer

When it comes to learning how to do A-side single roller trims in media composer, you are going to find that this is one of the easiest things to learn. It can be a little time consuming, but once you get the track completed, you are going to be thrilled with the end result. There are only a few steps you need to take in order to work on the A-side. This is simply a matter of learning the buttons. Once you get them down, you will be on a roll to getting your track and sequence just the way that you want it to be.

It is important to remember that you need to have some patience when you are doing this process since you may need to make several changes to a scene. Go clip by clip, and your final product is going to be a masterpiece that you can be proud of.

Step 1: Check the Shots

Go through your sequence looking at each shot individually. This will give you the chance to see where you could make changes and improvements on the A-side of your frames.

Step 2: Transition Checking

Next, you will go through transition by transition to see how you can improve your edits. It is possible that you will need to make several changes to just one track before you get it the way that you want it. You will need to have a little patience while you are working on your project.

Step 3: Preparing the Trimming

When you have a transition that needs to be worked on, zoom in and lasso the transition, and then you can put it in trim mode. This is when you will begin to make the changes that you feel need to be made to make the shot just perfect. Play loop around the edit.

Step 4: A-Side Monitor

You will then click on the A-side monitor since this is the side that you are going to be currently working on. You will see that when you do this you go into ripple trim by default. This will happen each time that you need to trim something on a segment.

Step 5: Using the Trim Buttons

Use the trim buttons to go in the direction that you need to go, depending upon which side you want to edit. After making your changes, you will then use the play loop to play out thru the play through.

By doing this, you will then zoom out (now that the changes are made) to check the edits that you have made to see if they are correct. Always make sure that your sync locks are on because this is what will keep your music or background sound together with the scenes you are editing.

Extra Tip

After each shot that you hone in on and make changes to, you are going to zoom out to check the work that you have done. It is possible that you will need to zoom in and zoom out several times on each transition before you have each frame just the way that it needs to be.