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