Web archives to Douglas Tutorials are:
Series 1: http://web.archive.org/web/20130110014832/http://community.avid.com/forums/p/67003/375237.aspx
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 timeLink06 Does MC have "Instant-save"?Link07 HDV and the Long GOP" error - problem and solutionLink08 The Fast Menu "Hamburger"Link09 Checking for duplicates and shared clipsLink10 Removing an EffectLink11 Quick DissolveLink12 Very basic look at some Media ManagementLink13 "Missing Black" errorLink14 Undo / RedoLink15 Adding colour to your timelineLink16 Customising your Timecode windowLink17 Layout flexibilityLink18 "Add-edit" similar to Liquid's "Razor Tool"Link19 TitleDekoPro may be in your MC if you migrated from Liquid!Link20 Source/Record track selectionLink21 Entering and exiting "Trim-Mode"Link22 Opening Pop-up MonitorsLink23 Very basic Keyboard-mappingLink24 Setting up the Timecode DisplayLink25 Fluid MorphLink26 Creating a simple slow-motion effectLink27 Changing a Clip's ThumbnailLink28 Apply an Effect to Many Clips at the same Time. Link29 Emulating the Liquid TimelineLink30 Shorten Audio Clip with AudioSuite Timeshift PluginLink31 Timeline set-up and adding tracksLink32 The Superbin - very basic introductionLink33 Adjusting the thumbnails in binsLink34 Using "Source/Record" Toggle to view audio tracksLink35 2 methods of copying and pasting clipsLink36 Restrict the movement of clips when moving them between tracksLink37 Adding "Black" as opposed to "Fillers"Link38 Mapping the "Toggle Source/Record" buttonLink39 Resizing Timline tracksLink40 Selecting timeline to the left/right of the cursor Link41 Audio gain and KeyframesLink42 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 EffectLink45 AMC and DVDitPro HD (AvidDVD) part 1 of 6Link46 AMC and DVDitPro HD (AvidDVD) part 2 of 6Link47 AMC and DVDitPro HD (AvidDVD) part 3 of 6Link48 AMC and DVDitPro HD (AvidDVD) part 4 of 6Link49 AMC and DVDitPro HD (AvidDVD) part 5 of 6Link50 AMC and DVDitPro HD (AvidDVD) part 6 of 6Link51 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 1Link55 Border around Record Monitor flashes when playback startsLink56 Using “Match Frame Edit”Link57 Paint-a-Path with AvidFX – Part 2Link58 Fading a Title Clip - 2 methodsLink59 Drag & Drop to create Sub-clipsLink60 AvidFX Text Tool - Part 1Link61 BCC Optical Stabiliser FilterLink62 Moving the Source-monitor Track-selector! Link63 A few Keyboard ShortcutsLink64 Reverse EffectLink65 5 More Keyboard ShortcutsLink66 The SubCap Generator - Entering Japanese TextLink67 The SubCap Generator 2 - Exporting a SubCap to AvidDVDLink68 Audio - 2 - Manually adjusting the GainLink69 Audio - 3 - Automatically adjusting the GainLink70 Changing the colours of Timeline Tracks and ClipsLink71 Trimming a clip to a MarkLink72 The Replace Edit ButtonLink73 Trim Mode - Two Customisation TipsLink74 Pseudo-Timelapse EffectLink75 Easy way to slowly change a Clip from Colour to B&WLink76 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 BinLink80 Isolate (Solo) a Track on the TimelineLink81 Lift, Extract and Lassoo - BasicsLink82 Clips on the Timeline - Information CustomisationLink83 Avid Pan & ZoomLink84 BCC Pan & ZoomLink85 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 EffectsLink90 No Visible Waveform or Audio LevelsLink91 Quick Transition BinLink92 Creating a "Freeze-Frame"Link93 Preparing & Importing and Image with an Alpha Channel Link94 Global Audio AdjustmentLink95 Move/Copy Files to or from the SuperBinLink96 Handwriting Effect using AvidFX and a Font of your own choice Link97 Handwriting RevisitedLink98 A Bullet List made with AvidFXLink99 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.
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Thats great, thanks Douglas.
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!"
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.
Keep them comming Douglas!
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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.
Just to say that I added a new tutorial today (4th January)
Tutorial number 60 was added today ( 5th. January)
The title is still "50+ Tutorials" as Link01 and Link02 are not really Tutorials.
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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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! 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.
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.
Awesome job! I just added your post and tutorial index to the Videoguys blog
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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.
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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.
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.
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