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Chapter 1. Getting Started > Bin Management

Bin Management

Keeping your bins in order is essential when you’re editing with Avid Xpress Pro. Not being able to access a clip when you need it only slows down the creative process. Maintaining, properly naming, and creating custom bin views are only parts of the process of bin management. Other options, such as deleting, moving, and opening bins from other projects, are also critical to proper bin management.

Opening a Bin from Another Project

There might be times where you want to use footage from another project that currently resides on your computer. In the Project window, you’ll only see the bins that were created for that project. To open and use a bin from another project, make sure no bins are selected within your Project window. Select Open Bin from the File menu. Navigate through your hard drive until you find the other project. Open the project and select the bin that contains the footage you need. Opening the bin allows you access to footage in that bin. Notice that the bin’s name is italicized. The program also lists which project the bin came from (see Figure 1.29). This lets you, as the editor, know that you are borrowing footage. This footage is not linked to your project, but be careful—you can still delete this footage.


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