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  • Fri, Jan 2 2009 11:12 PM

    • drbgaijin
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    Yes [Y] Basic MC Tutorials - Series 1

    Due to the constant evolving and development of Media Composer, I cannot guarantee that any or all of the following tutorials will work exactly as I show.
    The Tutorials were prepared using various versions of MC ranging from 2.8 to 4.5

    Although the first 20 or so links take you to tips which are more directed towards migrants from Liquid, the subsequent tips are of a more general character and can be useful for newcomers migrating from any platform.
    As MC has so many ways of producing the same result, there may even be some tips that can make the seasoned MC users say, "Aha!"

    Because of changes in more recent versions of MC, some of the following Tutorials may no longer give an accurate description of certain functions. Also the interface has undergone changes since the majority of these Tutorials were created. Douglas 6th August 2011

    Link01    Who am I?
    Link02    About my Set-up (Check my Profile for the most up to date set-up))
    Link03    Where is the timeline?
    Link04    Now I have a timeline -  What next?
    Link05    A simple mistake when capturing for the first time
    Link06    Does MC have "Instant-save"?
    Link07    HDV and the Long GOP" error - problem and solution
    Link08    The Fast Menu "Hamburger"
    Link09    Checking for duplicates and shared clips
    Link10    Removing an Effect
    Link11    Quick Dissolve
    Link12    Very basic look at some Media Management
    Link13    "Missing Black" error
    Link14    Undo / Redo
    Link15    Adding colour to your timeline
    Link16    Customising your Timecode window
    Link17    Layout flexibility
    Link18    "Add-edit" similar to Liquid's "Razor Tool"
    Link19    TitleDekoPro may be in your MC if you migrated from Liquid!
    Link20    Source/Record track selection
    Link21    Entering and exiting "Trim-Mode"
    Link22    Opening Pop-up Monitors
    Link23    Very basic Keyboard-mapping
    Link24    Setting up the Timecode Display
    Link25    Fluid Morph
    Link26    Creating a simple slow-motion effect
    Link27    Changing a Clip's Thumbnail
    Link28    Apply an Effect to Many Clips at the same Time.    
    Link29    Emulating the Liquid Timeline
    Link30    Shorten Audio Clip with AudioSuite Timeshift Plugin
    Link31    Timeline set-up and adding tracks
    Link32    The Superbin - very basic introduction
    Link33    Adjusting the thumbnails in bins
    Link34    Using "Source/Record" Toggle  to view audio tracks
    Link35    2 methods of copying and pasting clips
    Link36    Restrict the movement of clips when moving them between tracks
    Link37    Adding "Black" as opposed to "Fillers"
    Link38    Mapping the "Toggle Source/Record" button
    Link39    Resizing Timline tracks
    Link40    Selecting timeline to the left/right of the cursor  
    Link41    Audio gain and Keyframes
    Link42    Simple Vignette created by the Paint Effect 
    Link43    My thoughts about getting from MC to DVD or Blu-Ray 
    Link44    Saving and Sharing a newly created Effect
    Link45    AMC and DVDitPro HD (AvidDVD) part 1 of 6
    Link46    AMC and DVDitPro HD (AvidDVD) part 2 of 6
    Link47    AMC and DVDitPro HD (AvidDVD) part 3 of 6
    Link48    AMC and DVDitPro HD (AvidDVD) part 4 of 6
    Link49    AMC and DVDitPro HD (AvidDVD) part 5 of 6
    Link50    AMC and DVDitPro HD (AvidDVD) part 6 of 6
    Link51    Stretching an Audio track
    Link52    Squeezing an Audio track (adapted from Link30)
    Link53    Changing Language can cause MC to hang.
    Link54    Paint-a-path with AvidFX – Part 1
    Link55    Border around Record Monitor flashes when playback starts
    Link56    Using “Match Frame Edit”
    Link57    Paint-a-Path with AvidFX – Part 2
    Link58    Fading a Title Clip - 2 methods
    Link59   Drag & Drop to create Sub-clips
    Link60   AvidFX Text Tool - Part 1
    Link61   BCC Optical Stabiliser Filter
    Link62   Moving the Source-monitor Track-selector!
    Link63   A few Keyboard Shortcuts
    Link64   Reverse Effect
    Link65   5 More Keyboard Shortcuts
    Link66   The SubCap Generator - Entering Japanese Text
    Link67   The SubCap Generator 2 - Exporting a SubCap to AvidDVD
    Link68   Audio - 2 - Manually adjusting the Gain
    Link69   Audio - 3 - Automatically adjusting the Gain
    Link70   Changing the colours of Timeline Tracks and Clips
    Link71   Trimming a clip to a Mark
    Link72   The Replace Edit Button
    Link73   Trim Mode - Two Customisation Tips
    Link74   Pseudo-Timelapse Effect
    Link75   Easy way to slowly change a Clip from Colour to B&W
    Link76   Removing an Object with Motion Tracking and Clone Painting
    Link77   Secondary Colour Correction in MC?
    Link78   Nudge Nudge!
    Link79   Playback and View Sequences in the Bin
    Link80   Isolate (Solo) a Track on the Timeline
    Link81   Lift, Extract and Lassoo - Basics
    Link82   Clips on the Timeline - Information Customisation
    Link83   Avid Pan & Zoom
    Link84   BCC Pan & Zoom
    Link85   From MC to WWW - Part 1. Exporting   
    Link86   From MC to WWW - Part 2. Encoding   
    Link87   From MC to WWW - Part 3. Uploading   
    Link88   A Split Screen Effect using "Crop"
    Link89   Using Keyframes in Effects
    Link90   No Visible Waveform or Audio Levels
    Link91   Quick Transition Bin
    Link92   Creating a "Freeze-Frame"
    Link93    Preparing & Importing and Image with an Alpha Channel 
    Link94   Global Audio Adjustment
    Link95   Move/Copy Files to or from the SuperBin
    Link96   Handwriting Effect using AvidFX and a Font of your own choice
    Link97   Handwriting Revisited
    Link98   A Bullet List made with AvidFX
    Link99   Stumbling around in the Effect Palette - A Ray of Light!
    Link100  Multiple FX on 1 Clip - Basics of Nestings

    Thank you all for your words of support.

    Regards,
    Douglas

    PS. Basic MC Tutorials - Series 2 is HERE

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  • Sat, Jan 3 2009 12:45 PM In reply to

    Re: 50+ Tutorials on Basic MC tips

    Thats great, thanks Douglas.

     

    Shaun

  • Sat, Jan 3 2009 4:23 PM In reply to

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    Re: 50+ Tutorials on Basic MC tips

    drbgaijin:
    As MC has so many ways of producing the same result, there may even be some tips that can make the seasoned MC users say, "Aha!"
    It's not only that Douglas: the software has so many features that an editor can easily forget the less used ones; as a "seasoned user" I have to say that I went thru a couple of Your tutorials since they popped out!

    Best regards

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    peace luca

  • Sat, Jan 3 2009 6:08 PM In reply to

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    Re: 50+ Tutorials on Basic MC tips

    Douglas, u r amazing! Look what you have done in just 4 months- I hope someone smart at Avid will send you a big purple box to thank you on behalf of all the future customers that you are serving. I'm sure this is exactly what they hoped for when they pushed all this community family stuff and finally opened the forums up to user downloads. And by the way, your tutorial style is incredibly well-paced and graphically logical. Must've been all that Amiga that made you so sharp. Bravo.

  • Sat, Jan 3 2009 6:27 PM In reply to

    Re: 50+ Tutorials on Basic MC tips

    Keep them comming Douglas!

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  • Sat, Jan 3 2009 10:43 PM In reply to

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    Re: 50+ Tutorials on Basic MC tips

    Excellent work Douglas, couldn't someone make this a 'sticky' so that it is always easy to find?

    Belated Happy New Year to everyone by the way.

    Graham

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  • Sun, Jan 4 2009 2:40 PM In reply to

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    Re: 50+ Tutorials on Basic MC tips

    Just to say that I added a new tutorial today (4th January)

    Regards.
    Douglas

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  • Mon, Jan 5 2009 5:14 AM In reply to

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    Re: 50+ Tutorials on Basic MC tips

    Tutorial number 60 was added today ( 5th. January)

    The title is still "50+ Tutorials" as Link01 and Link02 are not really Tutorials.

    Regards,
    Douglas

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  • Wed, Jan 7 2009 3:40 PM In reply to

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    Re: 50+ Tutorials on Basic MC tips

    Douglas...

    Firstly, I want to thank you for all the very useful tutorials and the work you put into them.

    I've always struggled with AvidFX, as it's not an intuitive program. But, I'm beginning to get a glimmer of understanding watching your workflow. I've been particularly baffled by the stabilize filter. All the tutorials I've read deal with using track motion, but, not stabilizing. I seem incapable of making the leap to image stabilization. If you could post a tutorial on this subject, if you ever found the time to do one, I would be very greatful.

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  • Wed, Jan 7 2009 9:54 PM In reply to

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    Re: 50+ Tutorials on Basic MC tips

    Thank you for the kind words, Cuervo

    I'll take a look at the Image stabilasation as soon as I have the time.
    It will be difficult for me to find some footage that needs stabilisation as I use the ultimate image stabiliser in almost all situations - the tripod! Big Smile
    I'll see what I can do.

    In the meantime if anyone has any help on Cuervo's question - I would also be interested to hear it, as it would help me do the tutorial.

    Any other requests for tutorials are welcome.

    Regards,
    Douglas

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  • Fri, Jan 9 2009 2:18 AM In reply to

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    Re: 50+ Tutorials on Basic MC tips

    Hi Douglas finally made my way over. Can you or have you, or do you know of any training on working with effects. As you know its different in Liquid and I am trying to get a better understanding of how editing the effects work( key framing). I bought class on demand training but it didn't cover effects in that depth.

  • Fri, Jan 9 2009 3:24 AM In reply to

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    Re: 50+ Tutorials on Basic MC tips

    Awesome job! I just added your post and tutorial index to the Videoguys blog

    Gary

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  • Fri, Jan 9 2009 5:09 PM In reply to

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    While we all thank Douglas for his work we shouldn't post to this thread and all of the other posts must be deleted because after a while it won't be easy to find his tutorials.

    He must be the only one who will update his turotials.

    Thanks Douglas.

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  • Fri, Jan 9 2009 5:31 PM In reply to

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    sverkalo:
    While we all thank Douglas for his work we shouldn't post to this thread and all of the other posts must be deleted because after a while it won't be easy to find his tutorials.

    Hi,

    The post is sticky at the top of the forum, and Douglas has been kind enough to update the list in the first post, including the date on which each tutorial was posted.  I think it'll be ok if people keep thanking him as they have been.

    good luck,
    Carl

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  • Fri, Jan 9 2009 5:31 PM In reply to

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    Perhaps the following "Option" should be selected:

    Do not allow replies 

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