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  • Sun, Mar 14 2010 4:20 AM In reply to

    • dew
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    Re: Essential Tips

    Larry Rubin:

    To create a customized name for a track indicator instead of V1, A1 and so on, right click on the desired indicator and choose "rename track".

    Good one, I didn't know you could do that in MC, use to rename all the time in Liquid.

  • Sun, Mar 14 2010 4:25 AM In reply to

    Re: Essential Tips

    TOOLSETS

    Go to the toolsets pulldown menu, where you will find several pre-set workspaces for the major functions. Choose one, then position and size the project window, various tool windows, the composer window and the timeline window as you want them, then "save current" to lock in that particular toolset. Further, you can create customized timeline views and link one to a particular toolset using "link to current..." On my audio toolset, I right click on the record monitor and choose "hide video" to give me maximum screen real estate for fully vertically expanded audio tracks. Be sure to map them to your keyboard for instantaneous switching from one workspace to the other.

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  • Sun, Mar 14 2010 10:53 AM In reply to

    • Mike Shaw
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    Re: Essential Tips

    Here's a very good tutorial on using the motion tracker parameters in the effects side of Avid.
      Is it possible to download that excellent tutorial for off-line viewing?  I'd like to play it back on my non-internet connected edit PC - hopefully with MC open - so I can follow it.  It's a lot to remember otherwise... (I could run it on one monitor from one PC whilst having the other monitor connected to the edit PC - but then I get keyboard control of only one PC).  I see no 'download video' mechanism (even with something like RealPlayer).

    Motion tracking is one of my top reasons (believe it or not!) for wanting to move to MC.

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  • Sun, Mar 14 2010 3:29 PM In reply to

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    Mike Shaw:
    Is it possible to download that excellent tutorial for off-line viewing?

    To the best of my knowledge, no. But, you could always set up a camera framed on your computer monitor with shutter speed adjusted to eliminate flicker and roll, and capture it realtime into Avid as a clip. (People get so focused on file conversions, transcoding and downloads, they forget about the old fashioned manual waysWink).

     

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  • Sun, Mar 14 2010 3:57 PM In reply to

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    Re: Essential Tips

    Absolutely. Also check your video card, many have TV/ Video out you could record to..

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  • Sun, Mar 14 2010 4:06 PM In reply to

    Re: Essential Tips

    And if you go the camera route, if your camera can take an external audio input at line level, not mic level, you could connect the speaker output of the computer to audio line in on the camera.

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  • Sun, Mar 14 2010 4:13 PM In reply to

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    Re: Essential Tips

    And if you don´t want to rig a cam, there are lots and lots of free screen capture apps out there

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  • Sun, Mar 14 2010 4:19 PM In reply to

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    mjolnarn:

    And if you don´t want to rig a cam, there are lots and lots of free screen capture apps out there

    But will they capture audio as well, Tomas?

     

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  • Sun, Mar 14 2010 5:24 PM In reply to

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    Re: Essential Tips

    Well.  I hope there isn't some kind of copyright embargo or something on downloading them - because I just managed to download each of the 'lessons' in each of the three modules - using RealPlayer. I believe the trick is to start playback of each module and then download with RealPlayer, otherwise it won't download at all.  It downloads faster than it plays back of course - so once downloaded I went back for the next. 

    If it is illegal, then I will remove the folder they're in, but with all the suggestions here on how to 'film it' or use a screen capture program, my guess is its OK to download for me to viewi off line...  hopefully.

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  • Sun, Mar 14 2010 5:39 PM In reply to

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    Re: Essential Tips

    Larry Rubin:

    mjolnarn:

    And if you don´t want to rig a cam, there are lots and lots of free screen capture apps out there

     But will they capture audio as well, Tomas?

     

    Yes, of course, settings " what you hear "

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  • Sun, Mar 14 2010 6:26 PM In reply to

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    Mike Shaw:
    my guess is its OK to download for me to viewi off line...  hopefully.

    I would think so too, Mike, so long as you make no copies and use the download strictly for your own personal use. No re-distribution or file sharing of any kind.

     

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  • Sun, Mar 14 2010 6:36 PM In reply to

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    Re: Essential Tips

    Absolutely, no problem. These are purely 100% for my own benefit only.

    If anyone else wants them - they can go get RealPlayer and use that as I did! (Start the tutorial, and then find the download option in RealPlayer or on the screen - if you try to download before playback starts, you'll get a message something to the effect that it isn't download-able).

    (These plus all of the superb Douglas Tutorials - MC is extremely well covered with video 'lessons'. We're being spoiled!)

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  • Mon, Mar 15 2010 7:15 AM In reply to

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  • Mon, Mar 15 2010 11:49 AM In reply to

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    Another tip about audio waveform displays. You can resize your tracks vertically by using CTRL + L to enlarge and CTRL + K to reduce for better detail in waveforms. Alternately you can also hold down CTRL and float the cursor over the track indicator until it turns into a "doublemint double arrow" icon (for lack of a better term), then drag a track to a new height, either larger or smaller. Much faster than the keyboard commands.

    NOW, if you use CTRL + ALT + L or K, you can enlarge and reduce only the size of the waveform without changing the size of the track itself.

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  • Mon, Mar 15 2010 1:40 PM In reply to

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    Re: Essential Tips

    Thanks - I've been wanting to be able to do that (in Liquid) for ages!  The problem now will be remembering all these keyboard operations!  (But most seem to be consistent - CTRL K/L for example).  Here we have a CTRL+Alt L/K - shouldn't be too hard to recall.... 

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