Why I Love Clip Colors

ClipColorI love the clip colors feature in Avid Media Composer. It is so helpful. If you haven’t ever used it to its advantage, check it out.

From the hamburger menu in the bottom left corner of the timeline, select clip color. You have several options. The ones I use the most are HD/SD and offline.

I have this sample project open. It’s an SD project so I changed the settings to 1080 (HD) and then I turn on the HD/SD setting in the clip color. I can now see all of the titles stay one color and the clips become highlighted in yellow.

This shows the difference in the clips. Awesome, huh? It’s great when you are doing a digital cut and something wants to take up a bunch of your time because it says there is an HD clip in your SD output, the clip color shows you the problem. Check the example to the right.

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