Toolsets & Workspaces Video

Avid’s toolsets and workspaces allow you to set up custom arrangements of your windows. You can turn windows on and off, change window sizes and positions and create various other customizations, and then invoke all of that with a single menu pick or keyboard shortcut. You can also select timeline (or other) settings simultaneously.

I’ve posted a video that shows you how to do it. (Note that these features were updated in MC6. This tutorial applies to MC5 and 5.5. )

Click below, or watch a larger version on Vimeo.

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10 Comments on “Toolsets & Workspaces Video”

  1. Philipp Says:

    Your tutorials are highly informative, but:
    PLEASE get yourself a decent screen capture software. It’s a pain *you know where* to watch this really small screen. Sometimes one needs a lot of imagination to get what you are doing.

    But, again, really informative. And a bit faster as the first one ;)
    Regards

  2. Steve Says:

    Phillip,

    Are you looking at the original file on blip.tv? The link is just above the image.

    If you are looking at blip, try using the popup below the image and choose the original quicktime. Is that any better?

    Steve

  3. Grant Says:

    Hi Steve,

    I think your screen capture software is just fine ;-)

    Would you mind telling me what you’re using, I’d like to do some of these on avidtips.com?

    Regards,

    Grant Sundin

  4. Steve Says:

    It’s something called iShowU:
    http://store.shinywhitebox.com/home/home.html

    There’s also Snapzpro
    http://www.ambrosiasw.com/utilities/snapzprox/

    Snapz Pro has the ability to follow your cursor around on the screen, which is nice. But unless I missed it, you can’t pause a recording and then resume it, which is something I use all the time in iShowU.

    Steve


  5. […] Splice Here has posted two recent Avid Media Composer video tutorials: Advanced Keyframes and Toolsets and Workspaces. […]

  6. Andrew Says:

    Thanks for doing these tutorials Steve. They are very helpful. You are filling in a much needed gap left by Avid and our guild’s web site.

  7. Steve Says:

    You’re welcome!


  8. […] Avid’s toolsets and workspaces allow you to set up custom arrangements of your windows. You can turn windows on and off, change window sizes and positions and create various other customizationsAvid’s toolsets and workspaces allow you to set up custom arrangements of your windows. You can turn windows on and off, change window sizes and positions and create various other customizations, and then invoke all of that with a single menu pick or keyboard shortcut. You can also select timeline (or other) settings simultaneously. I’ve posted a video that shows you how to do it. Click here to watch it […]

  9. Jim N Says:

    I use ToolSets all the time linking them to Timelime, however you show six including Full Screen Playback.
    On PC versions 4 & 5 I only have five not including Full Screen Playback. What version are you running?
    Thanks

    • Steve Says:

      I’m running 5.0.3.4. I believe that you won’t see “Full Screen Playback” on either Mac or Windows unless you’re running software-only. With software only, when you hit the full screen button, or use the full screen workspace, the source or record monitor is blown up to fill the Mac monitor. But with Avid hardware you’ve got full-time client monitoring — you have no need for full screen play and so it’s disabled.


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