Using the Replace Edit Button in Avid

Avid allows users to manipulate and edit their videos, and the replace edit feature makes switching shots in and out extremely easy. Even beginners will be able to quickly learn and use this feature.

Step 1: Using the Replace Edit Feature

Editing shots in and out of films can sometimes be frustrating, but Avid actually makes it quite easy. If a filmmaker wants to quickly replace one shot with another, then they simply have to hit the Replace Edit button to replace the current shot with another one within the sequence of shots.

For example, if a filmmaker wants a shot in the middle to be the first shot, they simply have to hit the Replace Edit button and then use a shot that has been loaded into the Source Monitor.

Avid just speeds up the process, especially if all the clips have already been filmed. Filmmakers don't have to worry about trying to splice clips; they simply have to replace them. This feature cannot only be used for video sequences, but it can also be used for audio. Users just have to add a couple of steps to the video replacement steps.

To use the Replace Edit feature, just follow the below procedures:

  1. Open up Avid, and then open up the film sequence.
  2. Open up the Sequence pane, and then move the blue position indicator on the clip or shot that needs to be replaced.
  3. Once the indicator is in place, users should upload the shot with which they wish to replace the old one. The new clip or sequence should be uploaded to the Source Monitor.
  4. Now, move the blue position indicator onto the new clip located in the Source Monitor.
  5. The Source and Record Track Selector buttons will now have to be configured to all the replacement to happen.
  6. Finally, users just need to hit the blue arrow to replace the old shot with the new one.

Step 2: Using Replace Edit to Add Sound Effects

As mentioned earlier, the Replace Edit feature can also be used to add music or sound effects, and it even allows the audio to be synched with clips. To do this, simply follow the below procedures:

  1. Go into the Sequence pane. Using the In and Out marks to indicate where the music should go.
  2. Now, move the blue position indicator to the frame where the audio should be.
  3. Go to the Source Window, and move the blue line to the frame where the audio should start.
  4. Users will now have to configure the Source and Record Track Selector buttons.
  5. Finally, users just need to click the blue arrow to add the audio. If some of the audio needs to be removed, users can just delete some of it via the In and Out marks.

Now, the audio will be inserted into the frames and will run for as long as a filmmaker needs it to run. For example, if the filmmaker wants the audio to run the whole sequence, he can just start it at the beginning and put the final mark at the end of the sequence.