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 4.5The First Series of Basic MC Tutorials can be found HERE
Link 101 Playing Unrendered EffectsLink 102 Introducing Particle IllusionLink 103 AvidFX and the Black Background PuzzleLink 104 Track Height - All the same heightLink 105 Changing the Timeline Background ColourLink 106 Changing a Bin's Font and Font sizeLink 107 The View MenuLink 108 Track Height - all the same - REVISITEDLink 109 From MC to AvidDVD - A look at the SettingsLink 110 Multi Camera Mode - 1. Just a GlanceLink 111 Before Basics - 1. Track SelectorsLink 112 Before Basics - 2. Splice-in, Overwrite, Drag & DropLink 113 Before Basics - 3. Lift & Extract from IN to OUT pointsLink 114 Keyboard Commands vs. Drag & DropLink 115 AvidDVD - Adding Subtitles - 1. Getting startedLink 116 AvidDVD - Adding Subtitles - 2. Japanese and ImportingLink 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 DVDLink 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 KeyframesLink 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 ThumbnailsLink 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 ThumbnailsLink 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 WorkspacesLink 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
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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.
Over a week and no new Tutorial!
Am I slipping? NO, I don't think so. 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.............
Sounds good, I need a little info on keyframing. Anyone got some tut on color correction?
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.
The Pentagon Channel
Sounds good, I need a little info on keyframing. Anyone got some tut on color correction?
Anything here to help you get started?
It is for Xpress, but I think it may be similar in MCRegards,Douglas
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 ).
Thanks for the great work!
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).
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.
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Your a funny man....
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.
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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?
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?
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
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 ).
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
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!
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 Hope there is something for you in them!
Very nice job on the Lasso- my personal favorite.
I'd like to use paypal to chip in for an umbrella or brainfood.
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