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  • Re: What animation/graphic programs are Avid editors using?

    [quote user="AndrewAction"]As I said before Douglas's Avid FX Tutorials on the site here are a pretty good for starters.[/quote] Thanks for the mentions Andrew. (Sorry I am a bit low on cash just now......) Terry, If you are not in a big hurry, and you contact me, I'll give you some...
    Posted to Avid Media Composer - PC (Forum) by marianna on Tue, Feb 8 2011
  • Tutorial: What Filters should I see in my Effects Palette?

    It is quite easy to forget which filters you had originally after installing Media Composer and which filters are new ones that have been added after installing 3rd party applications. Hopefully this short Tutorial will help you decide if your installations have succeeded or not. Regards, Douglas This...
    Posted to Avid Community Tutorials (Forum) by marianna on Sat, Apr 10 2010
  • 1 Clip - Multiple Effects - Basic Nesting Concept

    Most Newcomers fall into the trap of dragging yet another effect onto a clip which has already an effect applied. The results are met by questions on the Forums like, "Isn't it possible to add multiple effects to a clip?" Here is the answer - Yes, it is. And here is a very simple look at...
    Posted to Avid Community Tutorials (Forum) by marianna on Fri, Mar 27 2009
  • Stumbling around in the Effect Palette - 1. A Ray of Light

    There are so many effects and variations on effects that it is very easy to overlook one that might just be what you are looking for. From time to time I will add a short tutorial on some effect that I may have stumbled across in the Effect Palette. This one is known as "Streaky Rays". Regards...
    Posted to Avid Community Tutorials (Forum) by marianna on Fri, Mar 27 2009
  • Handwriting Revisited

    Unfortunately my emphasis on using a continuous stroke while masking out the handwriting in my original tutorial on this topic gave the wrong signals. AvidFX is not limited to 1-stroke in this case. Multiple strokes are quite feasible. This follow-up tutorial is to show that multiple strokes can be used...
    Posted to Avid Community Tutorials (Forum) by marianna on Sat, Mar 21 2009
  • Handwriting Effect with AvidFX

    Making text appear to be written onto the screen can be easily done with the Paint Effect. However the text that you write with a mouse or even a graphic tablet can leave a lot to be desired. This tutorial shows one method of using a standard Handwriting Font as your base for the effect. Good Luck.....
    Posted to Avid Community Tutorials (Forum) by marianna on Sat, Mar 21 2009
  • Expanding Library of Media Composer Tutorials

    I am a relative newcomer to Media Composer (early 2008) and as I began to feel my way around I got the idea of documenting my adventures by creating short video tutorials, Avid had already a large number of excellent, professionally produced tutorials online. I learned very much from watching them. However...
    Posted to Avid Community Tips (Forum) by marianna on Fri, Mar 13 2009
  • Using Keyframes in Effects

    To say the least, I was very confused by keyframes when I first began using BorisFX and later AvidFX. I could never seem to get consistent results. Hopefully this very basic look at keyframing will point you in the correct direction. Good luck! Douglas The playback screen can be maximised by using the...
    Posted to Avid Community Tutorials (Forum) by marianna on Mon, Mar 2 2009
  • The SubCap Generator and Japanese Text

    It was most out of curiosity that I tested the SubCap generator. Normally I add subtitles to my projects when authoring in Avid DVD. As my editing computer is running under Windows XP Pro, Japanese edition, I was surprised to see that there were problems with entering Japanese text. Here is how I solved...
    Posted to Avid Community Tutorials (Forum) by marianna on Sun, Jan 18 2009
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