Media editing: Corrections
Avid Studio provides media editors for each of the three main media types: video, photos (and other images), and audio. The usual way to access one of these editors is by double-clicking either a media asset in the Library or a media clip on your project timeline.
All three editors provide two main families of tools, called Corrections and Effects. These are presented as tabs at the top of the editor window. (The Photo Editor has a third tab, for the Pan-and-zoom tool.)
The six groups under the Effects family in the Video Editor. When an editor is invoked from the Library, the Effects tab does not appear.
The tools in the Corrections family are designed to fix imperfections in the video, photos and other media that you use in your projects. The defects addressed by the tools are those most frequently encountered in recorded media. You can straighten a photo with a tilted horizon, improve the clarity of a muffled music track, or correct the ‘white balance’ of a video scene, to name just a few possibilities.
The application of Corrections does not modify your media files themselves. Instead, the parameters you set are stored either in the Library database (associated with a particular asset) or in a project (associated with a particular clip).
Correcting Library assets
Just one tool-family tab – Corrections – is available for use when you bring Library assets into a media editor. The Effects tab, and Pan-and-zoom for photos, appear only when the editor was opened to work on a timeline clip.
Using corrected assets: When you apply Corrections to a Library asset, the correction settings ride along with the asset when you add it to a project. All future projects get the benefit of the correction. You can make further corrections on the timeline, if you want, but they will have no effect on the Library asset.
Save alternative corrections: Corrected Library assets can optionally be saved (with File Ø Save as) as independent asset files. This lets you have two (or more) variations of a particular asset under different names, each incorporating a different set of corrections.
Removing corrections: The context menu for Library assets that have corrections includes a Revert to original command for restoring the uncorrected state.
Corrections under direct export: If you choose to export Library media directly, rather than build a project on the movie or disc timelines, the correction settings are applied to the output.
Correcting timeline clips
When a clip from the Movie Editor or the Disc Editor timeline is opened in one of the media editors, you can use the Corrections family of tools to change it in any way you like without affecting either Library assets or other clips. Such changes to the clip become part of your project.
If you want to remove corrections from a clip on the timeline, select the context menu command Open Effects Editor, then switch to the Corrections tool. The settings panels indicate with highlighting which settings have been modified. Use this to locate and reset the corrections.