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Media Composer® 6: Part 2—Effects Essentials by Greg Staten

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Resizing a Shot in the Effect Preview Monitor

If you’ve used a crop tool to cut out unwanted scenery around the edges of a photo, you’ll understand the value of resizing clips in Media Composer. The difference is that instead of cropping down a photo, you scale up a clip to fill the monitor and focus on a specific area. The result is the same: Unwanted material around the edges of a shot can be removed, focusing the attention of the viewer on the important area.

To use the Media Composer Crop tool:

1. Launch Media composer, select the RUNNING THE SAHARA project on the left side of the Open Project dialog box, and then click OPEN. The Project window opens and lists all the bins associated with this project.

2. Double-click the RTS PT2 FX SEQUENCES ...

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