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Video-Based Review of GridIron Flow 2.0 Essentials
By Pedro Ruiz Think of Flow 2.0 essentials as a visual Dropbox for media assets, with versioning and time tracking. Let's take a look at a project I have setup. ...Read More »

Five Media Composer tricks you can't live without
By Kevin McAuliffe I've been an editor for a long time, and Media Composer has been one of my tools right from the start, and over the years, I've come across some good tricks to help enhance my workflow. Some might be obvious once you see them, but others can be a little bit more "hidden". Here are five of my top five "tricks" for Media Composer. ...Read More »

Media Composer 5 Feature Showcase
By Kevin McAuliffe We AVid users have had a BIG problem, and that was working with footage that was not OMF or (now) MXF. Any footage that wasn't captured via the digitize tool needed to be imported and converted to either OMF or MXF, and in many cases, the process was excruciatingly long if files weren't rendered with the Avid Codec. Thankfully, with Media Composer 5, that is no longer the case. ...Read More »

Media Composer 5 Feature Showcase Part 2
By Kevin McAuliffe With Media Composer version 5, Avid is moving in not only a forward direction, but in a bit of a sideways direction as well. Premiere Pro CS5 and Final Cut Pro are drag-and-drop editing applications. This means that you can not only drag clips from the preview window and drop it into your timeline, but you now have an extensive amount of flexibility when dragging clips around in your timeline as well. ...Read More »

Neo 3D Tutorial -- Muxing 2D CineForm clips for 3D
By David Newman Cineform CTO and co-founder David Newman demonstrates a brief tutorial for those getting started with 3D. This explains how to take separate Left and Right eye CineForm AVI or MOVs and multiplex them into a single CineForm 3D clip. ...Read More »

Final Cut Pro 7 Essential Training: Creating a freeze frame and still image
By Abba Shapiro In this clip, host Abba Shapiro looks at how to create a freeze frame and a still image in Final Cut Pro. He iterates that you can park the playhead to any part of the video and grab a still image. He shows how to grab the freeze frame using the Modify>Make Freeze frame drop down command. He then shows how to create a still image and how to choose the file format that Final Cut enables you to save to. ...Read More »

Final Cut Pro 7 Essential Training: Subclips into markers
By Abba Shapiro In this clip, host Abba Shapiro discusses how to use subclipping using markers. He shows how to turn markers into subclips based upon the original markers in the movie. ...Read More »

Final Cut Pro 7 Essential Training: Variable Speed
By Abba Shapiro In this clip, host Abba Shapiro shows how to use Final Cut Pro's variable speed control, showcasing how to change the speed of a clip over time. He detqails this with a clip, applying a qucik burst of speed, and then slowing down the clip again over time. ...Read More »

Final Cut Pro 7 Essential Training: Variable Speed
By Abba Shapiro In this clip, host Abba Shapiro shows how to use Final Cut Pro's variable speed control, showcasing how to change the speed of a clip over time. He detqails this with a clip, applying a qucik burst of speed, and then slowing down the clip again over time. ...Read More »

Final Cut Pro 7 Essential Training: Rippling Delete
By Abba Shapiro In this clip, host Abba Shapiro discusses ripple delete to have the markers move. He shows how to turn the ripple delete off and on, so you can have your markers move and not move, depending if the feature is turned on. ...Read More »

Final Cut Pro 7 Essential Training: Changing clip speed
By Abba Shapiro Changing the speed of a clip is something that you will do frequently as an editor. In this clip, host Abba Shapiro discusses several ways to achieve this in Final Cut Pro. ...Read More »

Final Cut Pro 7 Essential Training: Navigating your timeline with markers
By Abba Shapiro When you start getting a lot of markers in your timeline, being able to get from one marker to the next marker easily is pretty important. In this clip, host Abba Shapiro covers the three basic ways that you can navigate through your timeline with markers. ...Read More »

Final Cut Pro 7 Essential Training: Exporting markers
By Abba Shapiro If you use markers a lot, you've probably put a lot of hard work into your notes and details as well as your transcriptions, and being able to export this information into a spreadsheet is incredibly useful In this clip, host Abba Shapiro discusses how to export all that information into a tab delineated file using the Markers List as text feature. ...Read More »

Final Cut Pro 7 Essential Training: Transcribing into markers
By Abba Shapiro In this clip, host Abba Shapiro shows how to transcribe narration or interviews into markers. He shows how to control Final Cut behind the Edit marker so he can type in the interview information, transcribing into markers. ...Read More »

Final Cut Pro 7 Essential Training: Snapping and Markers
By Abba Shapiro Another great use of markers is being able to be precise in matching a video event with that of an audio event. In this clip, host Abba Shapiro shows how to use snapping and markers to match audio with video. ...Read More »

Final Cut Pro 7 Essential Training: Moving markers
By Abba Shapiro In this clip, host Abba Shapiro specifies how precisely move markers to where you want them to be. He details several ways to move them, the first of which is numerically via the Edit Marker window, (which was the procedure to move markers in Final Cut Pro 1-6) as well as dragging them on the Timeline via the command key and dragging them on the Timeline, new in version 7. He also details how to remove markers from the Timeline. ...Read More »

Final Cut Pro 7 Essential Training: Markers in use
By Abba Shapiro In this clip, host Abba Shapiro specifies what each marker is supposed to be used for, such as color correction, fixing a shot, adding a title graphic . He details a shortcut on how to open up a marker, how to modify a marker, and change the color of the marker. ...Read More »

Final Cut Pro 7 Essential Training: Markers
By Abba Shapiro In this clip, host Abba Shapiro explains how to work with markers in Final Cut Pro 7. He explains what a marker is and why you would use it. A marker is a way that you can write a note to yourself when you are editing. He shows how to make a marker as well as how to modify a marker. He then looks at markers in a bit more detail, including how to add chapter markers, compression markers and Scoring markers, and what they do. ...Read More »

Adobe After Effects CS4 Essential Training: Colorizing black and white objects
By Chad Perkins In this clip, host Chad Perkins discusses how to colorize black and white objects, footage, and effects. He covers hue, saturation, and lightness. He applies tint to the footage to remap white to a color and black to another color. He also works with tri-tone, which enables you to map the midtones; color balance to colorize an object that has a lot of gray in an image. ...Read More »

Adobe After Effects CS4 Essential Training: The color balance effect
By Chad Perkins In this clip, host Chad Perkins looks at how to change the actual color in footage, also known as color grading in the film industry. Chad uses the color balance effect in the effects and presets panel in After Effects to change the feel of a clip by adjusting its colors. He discusses a bit about color theory, discussing the color values of video, red, green, and blue. ...Read More »

 





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