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  • Mon, May 11 2009 11:51 PM

    • drbgaijin
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    Basic MC Tutorials - Series 2

    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

    The First Series of Basic MC Tutorials can be found HERE

    Link 101  Playing Unrendered Effects
    Link 102  Introducing Particle Illusion
    Link 103  AvidFX and the Black Background Puzzle
    Link 104  Track Height - All the same height
    Link 105  Changing the Timeline Background Colour
    Link 106  Changing a Bin's Font and Font size
    Link 107  The View Menu
    Link 108  Track Height - all the same - REVISITED
    Link 109  From MC to AvidDVD - A look at the Settings
    Link 110  Multi Camera Mode - 1. Just a Glance
    Link 111  Before Basics -  1. Track Selectors
    Link 112  Before Basics -  2. Splice-in, Overwrite, Drag & Drop
    Link 113  Before Basics -  3. Lift & Extract from IN to OUT points
    Link 114  Keyboard Commands vs. Drag & Drop
    Link 115  AvidDVD - Adding Subtitles - 1. Getting started
    Link 116  AvidDVD - Adding Subtitles - 2. Japanese and Importing
    Link 117  AvidDVD - Adding Subtitles - 3. Writing your own for import        
    Link 118  NTSC DVD to PAL DVD to NTSC DVD                                         
    Link 119  SD and HD on the same Timeline - 1                                       
    Link 120  SD and HD on the same Timeline - 2. Avid's Open Timeline       
    Link 121  SD and HD on the same Timeline - 3. The Digital Cut Tool         
    Link 122  4 Simple Steps from HD to an SD DVD
    Link 123  Using Keyframes in Effects - 2: Starting from Scratch          
    Link 124  Using Keyframes in Effects - 3: Adding Keyframes               
    Link 125  Using Keyframes in Effects - 4: Moving Keyframes             
    Link 126  Audio Wave-form Height                                                       
    Link 127  Globally setting IN/OUT Points on Clips in a Bin                       
    Link 128  Exporting a QT Movie from Camtasia Studio for import into MC 
    Link 129  Some Lasso Techniques                                                       
    Link 130  Using Keyframes in Effects - 5: Aligning Keyframes                   
    Link 131  Using Keyframes in Effects - 6: Slipping Keyframes                  
    Link 132  Using Keyframes in Effects - 7: Adding Keyframes - Revisited    
    Link 133  Using Keyframes in Effects - 8: Deleting Keyframes
    Link 134  New to Transitions? You need Handles!                      
    Link 135  AvidFX - Title Tool   Part 1: My First Encounters                                       
    Link 136  AvidFX - Title Tool   Part 2: First Encounters continue..                     
    Link 137  AvidFX - Title Tool   Part 3: Holding a Title onscreen                        
    Link 138  AvidFX - Title Tool   Part 4: Add another Text-Page and some Fades 
    Link 139  AvidFX - Title Tool   Part 5: Making a Title of a specific Length          
    Link 140  Media Management - Tips when using a Bin's Text View Mode                     
    Link 141  AvidFX - Title Tool   Part 6: Making and using a Title Template           
    Link 142  AvidFX - Title Tool   Part 6A: Correcting a vital mistake made in Part 6!
    Link 143  AvidFX - Title Tool   Part 7: A simple Text Roll                                   
    Link 144  AvidFX - Title Tool   Part 8: Animating Type-on Text                          
    Link 145  AvidFX - Title Tool   Part 9: Type-on Text Revisited                           
    Link 146  AvidFX - Title Tool   Part 10: The Vector Trace Tool  
    Link 147  Holding a Dissolve at 50% for a set Time                    
    Link 148  Deleting a Clip - Revisited                                         
    Link 149  Evapourating Clips!                                                   
    Link 150  Controlling Clip Snapping                                           
    Link 151  That Puzzling Extra Frame!                                         
    Link 152  Deleting a Clip - Revisited, yet again!                        
    Link 153  24 Keyboard Shortcuts to jog your Memory                 
    Link 154  Shift 'n Map                                                            
    Link 155  Go to Next/Previous Edit without entering the Trim Mode 
    Link 156  Keyboard Mapping Suggestions - Focus                         
    Link 157  Zooming In/Out and dragging the Monitor Picture             
    Link 158  Confused by Track Selectors?                                        
    Link 159  Confused by Track Selectors?  Part 2                             
    Link 160  The BCC Uprez Filter - Part 1 - Using the Filter                
    Link 161  The BCC Uprez Filter - Part 2 - A Comparison of settings  
    Link 162  Media Management - Completely deleting a Project          
    Link 163  Using Animatte and 3D-Warp to create an Out of Body Experience    
    Link 164  Working with Vector-based Objects - Basic Explanation      
    Link 165  AvidDVD (DVDitPro HD) - Basic Menu Tips                       
    Link 166  AvidDVD (DVDitPro HD) - Menu Text Tool                  
    Link 167  AvidDVD (DVDitPro HD) - Audio Subtracks                 
    Link 168  Fit to Fill - Revisited                                               
    Link 169  Mapping the Keyboard for Zoom in/out of the Timeline      
    Link 170  Media Management - Bins & Clips 1. Sorting Clips             
    Link 171  Media Management - Bins & Clips 2. Custom Sorting         
    Link 172  Media Management - Bins & Clips 3. Dragging Clips          
    Link 173  Media Management - Bins & Clips 4. Title Clip Thumbnails
    Link 174  Resetting the Timeline's Start Timecode                         
    Link 175  Creating Place Holders - A Glance              
    Link 176  Importing Images and keeping their sharpness               
    Link 177  AvidDVD Revisited - 1. A Glance                                  
    Link 178  AvidDVD Revisited - 2 . Workspace Layout                   
    Link 179  AvidDVD Revisited - 3. Settings Tips                            
    Link 180  AvidDVD Revisited - 4. Media Import                           
    Link 181  AvidDVD Revisited - 5. Basic Menu Tips                         
    Link 182  AvidDVD Revisited - 6. Menu Text                               
    Link 183  AvidDVD Revisited - 7. Audio Substreams                     
    Link 184  AvidDVD Revisited - 8. Subtitles                                  
    Link 185  AvidDVD Revisited - 9. Preparing Images for Import      
    Link 186  How to upload your Tutorial - Part 1                             

    Link 187  How to upload your Tutorial - Part 2                             
    Link 188  AvidDVD Revisited - 10. Playlists                                 
    Link 189  AvidFX - UN-generating Animated Thumbnails
    Link 190
      Copying Part of the Timeline                                
    Link 191  BCC 6 AVX - Very Basic look at Type on Text          
    Link 192  Duplicate the Timeline Sequence                           
    Link 193  Cut to the Beat - one of the many ways                 
    Link 194  3-point Keyboard Editing - Basics                          
    Link 195  Setting up Workspaces
    Link 196  Add Colours to the Timeline - Revisited                    
    Link 197  AvidDVD Revisited - 11. Mainly Highlighting Buttons  
    Link 198  Lift & Extract and playing with the Keyboard Map        
    Link 199  What Filters should I see in my Effects Palette?          
    Link 200  Playing with the Toggl Source/Record Button           
    Link 201  Deleting from Cursor to Next/Previous Edit
    Link 202  Using Extruded Text and Layer Deformer from BCC 3D Objects  

     

    May 2012! A missing Tutorial is found AvidDVD Revisited - 12. Slideshows

    May 2012! Exerpts from a Demo of what AvidDVD/DVDitProHD can really do HERE IT IS!

    December 28th, 2012  FREE TUTORIAL for 2012

    That's all from me for this time!                                      

    Please inform me if you find any broken links.

    Regards,
    Douglas

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  • Tue, May 19 2009 12:55 PM In reply to

    • drbgaijin
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    Re: The Next 100 Basic MC Tutorials - (19 uploaded May 19th)

    Link 119, was my first step into the world of SD and HD on Avid's Open Timeline.

    It was not exactly what many of you have been asking foir.

    But today I think I finally got a workflow together to output the mixed timeline as SD to a digital clip which, in my opinion, gave equally good quality to the original HD and SD material.

    I will try the whole workflow again tomorrow - to double check things.
    If all is well, I'll try and get it out as a Tutorial before the weekend.

    Regards,

    Douglas

     

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  • Sat, May 30 2009 1:59 PM In reply to

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    Re: The Next 100 Basic MC Tutorials - (22 uploaded May 22nd)

    Over a week and no new Tutorial!

    Am I slipping?  NO, I don't think so. Cool
    After a week with other assignments I am now in the process of getting to grips with 2 or maybe 3 tutorials on KeyFrames in Effects.
    Those little red/pink triangles are sometimes hard to keep under control............. Geeked

    Regards,
    Douglas

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    douglas@gaijin-eyes.com     Basic MC Tutorials 1   Basic MC Tutorials 2

  • Sat, May 30 2009 10:57 PM In reply to

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    Re: The Next 100 Basic MC Tutorials - (22 uploaded May 22nd)

    Sounds good, I need a little info on keyframing. Anyone got some tut on color correction?

  • Sat, May 30 2009 11:07 PM In reply to

    Re: The Next 100 Basic MC Tutorials - (22 uploaded May 22nd)

    dew:
    Anyone got some tut on color correction?

    I can give you a quick "rule of thumb" for color correction - figure out what your problem color is and where on the luminance scale it resides (blacks, midrange, whites) and use the appropriate vector circle to go in the 180 degree opposite direction of the problem color.

     

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  • Sat, May 30 2009 11:11 PM In reply to

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    Re: The Next 100 Basic MC Tutorials - (22 uploaded May 22nd)

    dew:

    Sounds good, I need a little info on keyframing. Anyone got some tut on color correction?

    Anything here to help you get started?

    http://www.avid.co.uk/uk/video/xpress/automaticColourCorrection.shtml

    It is for Xpress, but I think it may be similar in MC

    Regards,
    Douglas

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    douglas@gaijin-eyes.com     Basic MC Tutorials 1   Basic MC Tutorials 2

  • Sun, May 31 2009 3:25 PM In reply to

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    Re: The Next 100 Basic MC Tutorials - (22 uploaded May 22nd)

    I enjoyed your keyframing tutes, Douglas. I wonder if you could provide a tutorial describing how to make use of the keyframing modes (apply to active parameter, apply to all, apply to open group, apply to active group). Believe it or not, I find a couple of these are confusing to use (perhaps I should read the manual Stick out tongue).

    Thanks for the great work!

    Stee

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    Steve

  • Sun, May 31 2009 4:23 PM In reply to

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    Re: The Next 100 Basic MC Tutorials - (22 uploaded May 22nd)

    BarkinMadd:
    I enjoyed your keyframing tutes, Douglas. I wonder if you could provide a tutorial describing how to make use of the keyframing modes (apply to active parameter, apply to all, apply to open group, apply to active group).

    Embarrassed Thank you, Steve.

    I am planning to do another 2 or 3 Tutorials on Keyframes.
    I'll see what I can do about your request.

    Regards,
    Douglas

    PS. Do you prefer to pay by PayPal or Credit Card? Big Smile Geeked

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  • Sun, May 31 2009 9:57 PM In reply to

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    Re: The Next 100 Basic MC Tutorials - (22 uploaded May 22nd)

    Your a funny man.... Stick out tongue

    I'm in the process of playing with keyframing - Until now I've used them in a pretty simplistic way (which has worked just fine for me) - I see the need to use more sophisticated techniques in the coming weeks.

    Cheers

    (Do you take Diners Club?)

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    Steve

  • Fri, Jun 5 2009 6:27 PM In reply to

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    Re: The Next 100 Basic MC Tutorials - (26 uploaded June 4th)

    This post was highlighted in the avid email newsletter. It begs the question, where are the first 100? Is there a link that we can save which would continue to show the full list, in its entirety?

    Thanks
    Bill

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  • Fri, Jun 5 2009 10:40 PM In reply to

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    Re: The Next 100 Basic MC Tutorials - (26 uploaded June 4th)

    barebodkin:
    This post was highlighted in the avid email newsletter. It begs the question, where are the first 100? Is there a link that we can save which would continue to show the full list, in its entirety?

    Thanks
    Bill

    A good point, Bill

    Actually I believe the first 100 were featured in an earlier "Avid in Focus", although at that time there were only 50. So the title may have been "50+ Tutorials"

    However I have taken your advice and added a link to "the first 100" in the opening post in this thread.

    Having all Tutorials in 1 place was proving to be too much of a strain on the system, so I decided to break it into 2.

    Regards,
    Douglas

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    Creator of Video Tutorials that mere mortals can understand

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  • Thu, Jun 11 2009 7:50 AM In reply to

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    Re: The Next 100 Basic MC Tutorials - (22 uploaded May 22nd)

    BarkinMadd:
    I enjoyed your keyframing tutes, Douglas. I wonder if you could provide a tutorial describing how to make use of the keyframing modes (apply to active parameter, apply to all, apply to open group, apply to active group). Believe it or not, I find a couple of these are confusing to use (perhaps I should read the manual Stick out tongue).

    Steve, believe it or not I also find them confusing!

    But the good news is that I have been reading up on it today, and even started putting together another 3 or 4 Tutorials on them.

    Possibly 1 or 2 of those tutorials will be online within the next 24 hours, and the remainder by the weekend.

    Regards,
    Douglas

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    Creator of Video Tutorials that mere mortals can understand

    douglas@gaijin-eyes.com     Basic MC Tutorials 1   Basic MC Tutorials 2

  • Fri, Jun 12 2009 6:11 AM In reply to

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    Re: The Next 100 Basic MC Tutorials - (22 uploaded May 22nd)

    Douglas,

     

    I love your tutorials, it is so helpfull.  Any chance we could talk you into doing one on how to import footage from a dvd to your system? I still havnet been able to get my footage off the dvd_r to my system to cut my reel.  ugh.

     

    any help you could give would be awesome.  thanks for all that you do!

     

     

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  • Fri, Jun 12 2009 8:37 AM In reply to

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    Re: The Next 100 Basic MC Tutorials - (33 uploaded June 12th)

    The rainy season has come to Japan.
    It is a lot cooler now (only around 25-28 C) so my brain is beginning to work again and I finished 4 new Tutorials today Geeked

    Hope there is something for you in them!

    Regards,
    Douglas

     

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    Creator of Video Tutorials that mere mortals can understand

    douglas@gaijin-eyes.com     Basic MC Tutorials 1   Basic MC Tutorials 2

  • Fri, Jun 12 2009 11:17 AM In reply to

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    Re: The Next 100 Basic MC Tutorials - (33 uploaded June 12th)

    Very nice job on the Lasso- my personal favorite. 

    http://community.avid.com/forums/p/47041/264866.aspx#264866

    I'd like to use paypal to chip in for an umbrella or brainfood.

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