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Avid Media Composer is both brilliant and ridiculous at the same time. One example of the ridiculousness is when you try to get your track colors back to default through the timeline settings button:

Screen Shot 2015-01-07 at 4.52.24 PMSee that attractive “Default” option? When I clicked that, it turned all my clips a gray color, which was definitely not the actual default, which is much closer to an army green.

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“Default” color, which is actually gray and not the correct default.

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The actual default color.

To get the correct default, go to your Settings > Interface menu and select these three options:


  • Default Timeline V Tracks
  • Default Timeline A Tracks
  • Default Timeline TC Tracks

That’s it. I hope this helps someone as it was quite frustrating for me to figure out.