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January 21, 2013, 8:22 pm
The hardware liberation that started in Media Composer 6.0 is continued in the 6.5 update with a toggle for attached devices that releases them, so you can use software-only features without having to disconnect them. This is fine for Avid's own hardware, but third-party drivers need to be updated to make use of the feature or it gives an error message.
January 21, 2013, 2:26 pm
Learning Avid – A collection of useful links I’ve recently bought Avid and so have been on the look out for all the tips, tricks and tutorials I can find. Here are a whole host of the ones I’ve spotted … Continue reading →
January 21, 2013, 9:26 am
Advanced Marquee Techniques Part FOUR: In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe expands on his Title Roll lesson (Advanced Marquee Technique #3), and shows how you would go about integrating client logos into your title rolls and crawls. Again, this is a technique that is normally done outside of Media Composer or Symphony, but as this lesson shows, we can do it right here from within the timeline.
January 21, 2013, 9:24 am
Advanced Marquee Techniques Part FIVE: In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe talks about applying textures to your text, he shows you why seamlessly tileable elements are the way to go, and even how to manipulate your textures, once they have been applied. Finally, he wraps things up by showing you how easy it is to apply textures to any element you have created inside of Marquee. If you've started creating 3D text inside of Marquee, this...
January 18, 2013, 1:17 pm
There are a few ways of importing RED media into the Avid depending on your workflow and if the DIT is providing transcoded media. RED source files contain a lot of metadata which is useful during certain phases of post production. Because AAF and MXF media don’t retain this information once transcoded, an Avid Log...
January 15, 2013, 2:55 pm
Santa Monica-based West Post Digital is now offering turnkey offline suites as part of its rental space within its 20,000 square foot building. The complement of gear includes Avid Media Composers, producer stations and Unity.
January 14, 2013, 8:38 pm
Advanced Marquee Techniques: Part ONE: In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe shows you how to take a complex looking scene, and create it very easily within the Marquee interface. This tutorial is normally something that can only be done in a compositing application, but with the power of Marquee...
January 14, 2013, 8:36 pm
This tutorial for Avid Media Composer/Symphony covers the basics of batch importing in Avid, and includes replacing a file with another file so it will auto-update across sequences, renaming clips in your bin then finding the original imported file name...
January 14, 2013, 2:58 pm
In this episode of The Rough Cut, we visit the creative team behind J.J. Abrams's production company, Bad Robot. Taking a much needed break from creating the next installment in the revamped Star Trek franchise (Star Trek Into Darkness), they walk us through their unique collaborative workflows between Media Composer and Pro Tools, and discuss how ISIS brings it all together...
January 11, 2013, 10:50 am
(Part 2) Effects Essentials with Media Composer 6 – $995 This two-day course covers editing and effects in the Avid Media Composer. Class time is divided between demonstration and hands-on-practice. This course is also appropriate for Avid Symphony users. Topics include: Introduction to Effects, Creating Motion Effects, Introduction to Compositing, Nesting Effects, Performance and Rendering, Introduction to...
The filmmakeru.com team explores the history of color in film in our series Birth of an Art. From coloring in single frames ...
Gordon sits down with Ivan Victor to discuss his work editing 68 Whiskey.
Gordon sits down to discuss the VFX of The Lion King with VFX supervisor Rob Legato
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