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Check out this short tutorial on how to create a speed ramp effect using the 'trim to fill' function within Avid Media Composer.

This Avid Training tutorial will also teach you how to slow down the audio so it matches the slow motion of the video content.

Key fundamentals in this lesson include:

  • Using the time-warp 'trim to fill function'
  • Using the time-shift Audio Suite Plugin

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Learn how to composite video inside a text layer within Adobe Premiere.  In this example, I'll composite some animated fire inside of a text layer.

This lessons covers the following fundementals:

  • Using the Set Matte Effect
  • Applying a Glow to an Alpha Matte

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This lesson focuses on how to use an RTAS audio filter within Avid Media Composer.
Other interesting topics in this tutorial include:

  • Using the track control panel
  • How to use a 3 way parametic equalizer
  • How to create a play loop between in-out points
  • How to move all your audio tracks or video tracks down/up a layer without having to use the segment tool.

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This lesson focuses on mixing audio within Avid Media Composer using audio keyframes.

Please note:  Working with audio keyframes has changed since version MC 6.5.  Improvements include the ability to move, copy, or paste groups of keyframes.

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Learn how to create a Moving Filmstrip effect using Adobe Premiere.

This lesson focuses mixing audio levels using the audio mixer tool within Avid Media Composer.

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This lesson focuses how to configure an audio workspace within Avid Media Composer.  Key fundementals in this lesson include:

  • How to resize an Audio Track
  • Saving an Audio Workspace
  • Linking an Audio Workspace to a timeline views
  • Patching content to additional audio tracks
  • Shortcut to marking clip segments

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This lesson focuses on how to edit a title within an Avid Media Composer sequence. It also covers a couple of critical settings that affect track monitoring within Avid.  Hence, even if you are a seasoned user, you may benefit from watching this tutorial.

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This lesson focuses changing colors of title tool objects within Avid Media Composer.

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This lesson focuses on how to export a movie file from Final Cut Pro X.

fcpx_training.pngTwo export a movie in Final Cut Pro X, use the share function located under the file menu.

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You'll notice that most of the export options refer to services or devices. 

You can configure the list of export options available by navigating to the Final Cut Pro preferences menu, or select Add Destination from the File - Share menu.

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One particular preset that you may want to add to the list, is the 'Save Current Frame' option.

To export a self-contained movie within Final Cut Pro X, select Share - Master File. 

If you have Final Cut Pro 10.0.6+ you can now export a range of from your project.  To do this, make sure the range tool is selected, and highlight and area you would like to export.

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It's important that the range tool stays selected.  This way, Final Cut Pro X will only export the section of the project.  It will also export any connected clips contained within the range.

This lesson focuses on creating a basic title using the Avid Media Composer title tool.


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This lesson focuses on mapping  Final Cut Pro X editing functions to the keyboard.  Learning to configure your keyboard with editing shortcuts is critical to become efficient within Final Cut Pro X.

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This lesson focuses on exporting a sequence from Avid Media Composer.  Learn how to create customized export settings.

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Learn how to composite video inside a text layer within Adobe Premiere.  In this example, I'll composite some animated fire inside of a text layer.

full screen.pngThis lessons covers the following fundamentals:

  • Using the Set Matte Effect
  • Applying a Glow to an Alpha Matte

premiere_training.pngIt's easy to fill a title with video using Adobe Premiere. Let's create a title that has fire inside of it.

First, edit a clip to an empty sequence. Then edit a title on top of that clip segment within a sequence.hen place the clip that you want to put inside the title onto video track 3.

You sequence should now look like this, with three clip segments stacked perfectly on top of each other.

clip segments.pngOnce that's done, navigate over to the project pane, and click on the effects tab. Twirl down the disclosure triangle for the video effects category, and then the channel category. Look for the set matte effect and drag it onto the clip you've placed on video track 3.

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Navigate to the source window, and click on the effect controls tab. Within the Set Matte Parameter, change the layer from Video 3 to Video 2.

change_set_matte_V2.pngSo now, you should have the fire inside the text layer.

fire inside text.pngOkay, to make the title stand out, let's apply a glow to it. Navigate back to the effects tab within the project pane, and twirl down the disclosure triangle for the stylize category.  Find the alpha glow effect and drag it onto the clip segment on Video track 3.

add glow2.pngOkay, the default color of the glow will be yellow, so to change that, navigate back up to the effect controls, and click on the start color.  In this example, I will change the glow start color to white.

Change Glow Color.pngThis will help separate the text layer from the background layer.  Okay, it's that easy.

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Learn how to search clip metadata within Final Cut Pro X.

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This lesson focuses on the basic fundamentals on using an amazing function called 'find people' within Final Cut Pro X.  Using this function will provide an automatic tagging feature that will add meta-data within clips when Final Cut Pro detects a particular type of shot.

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This lesson focuses on using placeholders within Final Cut Pro X to create an editing template.

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