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Getting It In

An Avid without any footage is not a particularly useful thing. You need to get your footage into the system so your creativity can be unleashed. But loading footage is about as much fun as watching chocolate chip cookies bake. All you can do is think about what you’d rather be eating (we mean doing).

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The faster you can get the footage loaded, the sooner you can start editing. Learn powerful timesavers like batch recording, which can shave hours off your edit prep. In fact batch recording can give you the time you need to work in Photoshop or After Effects (or to keep reading this fine book).

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