Announced at NAB 2013 is two major upgrades from Avid. Media Composer 7 has many new features and a significant price drop, now starting at $999 USD. Protools version 11 has also been announced. Both of these latest releases are expected to be available in June 2013. **New features Media Composer 7** * AMA media [...]Continue Reading »
http://library.creativecow.net/mcauli… In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe talks about encoding your exported Media Composer timelines using Apple’s Compressor. This lesson is specifically focused on Editors who have made the switch from Final Cut Pro/Studio to Avid’s Media Composer, but still want to get the most out of the applications in the bundle, and not have [...]
library.creativecow.net/mcauliffe_kevin/Avid-Media-Composer_83 In this first of a multi-part tutorial series, Kevin P McAuliffe takes a look at setting up your Media Composer or Symphony timelines for creating SD DVD’s. He covers formatting issues you need to keep in mind, as well as the proper way to export your sequence in three important, but very different ways.
library.creativecow.net/mcauliffe_kevin/Avid-Media-Composer_82 In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe answers a common question, and that is “What is the difference between Consolidating and Transcoding?”. Not only does he explain the difference and show you how easy both are to use, but he also discusses Batch Importing, and how what might seem like the best way to work, [...]
In this episode of The Rough Cut, producer Greg Spence gives us an inside look at their visual effects process and how they blend great location scouting with digital imagery to make fantasy a reality. With a workflow that often begins on location in the harshest conditions, Greg walks us through a post process that [...]
library.creativecow.net/mcauliffe_kevin/Avid-Media-Composer_81 In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe answers a viewer’s e-mail about creating multichannel audio exports. Most people think that this is a hardware limitation for most PC’s and Mac’s, but Kevin quickly shows you that this is very easy to set up right from within your export settings, and once you have a preset, [...]
library.creativecow.net/mcauliffe_kevin/Avid-Media-Composer_80 In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe answers a viewer’s question about how to create client approval Quick Time files in MC/Symphony. To take things to the next level, Kevin also shows you how to create HD YouTube files ready to upload to show your work to the masses.
library.creativecow.net/mcauliffe_kevin/Avid-Media-Composer_79 In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe continues his talk about Power User keyboard settings and you’ll quickly see that you don’t need to remap the entire keyboard to speed up your workflow. In most cases, it’s simply about choosing the right tools to have at the tip of your fingers to get the job [...]
library.creativecow.net/mcauliffe_kevin/Avid-Media-Composer_78 In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe uses a Linkedin forum discussion about what keyboard settings are useful for an editor to not only show you his settings in depth, but also explain in detail what each customized setting does, and why you’re going to want to add it to your editing workflow.
library.creativecow.net/mcauliffe_kevin/Avid-Media-Composer_77 In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe shows you another real-world example of how to create “Hollywood-Style” effects right from within your timeline, by creating the “24″ commercial break bumper. With some very simple title work, and a little forward thinking with the 3D Warp Tool, you can create this awesome effect without having to [...]
library.creativecow.net/mcauliffe_kevin/Avid-Media-Composer_76 In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe shows you the basics of tracking a background plate, and applying that information to a title you create in your timeline. Then he shows you, with the power of the fantastic Animatte effect, how to create a realistic effect of a car driving in front of a title. [...]
library.creativecow.net/mcauliffe_kevin/Avid-Media-Composer_75 In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe answers a viewer’s question about creating a video viewfinder effect. There are different plug-in packages that you can purchase that have this effect, but why spend your hard earned money, when the effect is something that is easily buildable inside of Media Composer or Symphony.
library.creativecow.net/mcauliffe_kevin/Avid-Media-Composer_74 In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe answers another viewer e-mail from someone who’s having quality issues when importing into Media Composer. Kevin goes over some importing tips, and shows you how to make sure you’re monitoring the highest possible quality in the NLE application, and then he discusses a common exporting problem, and takes [...]