“It’s hard to be fully creative without structure and constraint. Try to paint without a canvas.”

—David Allen

Some people are lucky enough to have their Avid system administered by someone else—if you’re one of them, hand them this chapter and go back to cutting. However, the day-to-day reality is that most people are responsible, at some level, for their own system. After all, if you have created a difficult situation for yourself, it is you who cannot go home until it is resolved. A smooth-running session makes you look good, period.

This chapter explores the peripheral issues of owning and maintaining a professional editing system. This includes environment, media management, and networks. For the Avid administrator ...

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