Pleasantville Effect For Avid Media Composer

Learn how to create the Pleasantville effect with Avid Media Composer using the SpetraMatte keyer.

Avid Screencast #14: Spice Up Text with Video

Sometimes the good, old title with static text just doesn’t cut it. In this episode, we’ll make the text be another layer of video.

Avid Screencast #12: Animated Photo Slideshow

Create a visually interesting photo slideshow by stacking the photos on top of each other and animating them!

Avid Screencast #10: Special Episode – Obscure Faces

PLEASE NOTE: This is a special Christmas Episode, so… be prepared for that 🙂 Sometimes, you need to obscure the face of a person, be it for legal or aesthetic reasons. In this episode, we’ll do just that using a very special technique. Check out the blog entry for this week’s episode: http://avidscreencast.com/asc10

2012: Storytelling on the cutting edge

Telling a riveting, end-of-the-world story can be challenging when theres over 1,400 visual effects wreaking apocalyptic chaos on screen. But for the editing team behind 2012, Media Composer® helped them pre-visualize sequences and collaborate across two countries, from the productions beginning to end, to craft the intricate storyline.

Avid Screencast #05: Pleasantville Effect

In this episode, we’ll create the Pleasantville Effect – everything is black-and-white except for one color – using a Spectramatte and an Animatte for creating a garbage matte. Check out the blog enry for this week’s episode: http://avidscreencast.com/asc05

Avid Screencast #06: Remap Your Keyboard!

In this episode, I’ll show you how to remap your keyboard and give you a couple of ideas on what functions to map to it. If this does not make you at least 10% more productive, I’ll refund your money. Check out the blog enry for this week’s episode: http://avidscreencast.com/asc06

Avid Screencast #07: Kill Bill Effect

Create a high-contrast colorized look to your image to make it pop! Check out the blog enry for this week’s episode: http://avidscreencast.com/asc07

Avid Screencast #04: Changing the Field Order

In this episode, we’ll combat the stuttery mess of wrongly imported or ingested interlaced video footage by swapping the field order with the help of the Matte Key real-time effect. Buckle up, this one’s going to get geeky! And don’t forget to check out the show notes for more. Check out the blog enry for […]

Avid Screencast #01: Real-Time Reflections

In this episode, we’ll create shiny reflections of video as you may know them from the iTunes Store or advertisements. To accomplish that, we’ll use the real-time 3D Warp effect and all of it is going to take less than five minutes! Check out the blog enry for this week’s episode: http://avidscreencast.com/asc01

Avid Screencast #02: Toggling Timeline Views With Your Keyboard

In this episode, we’ll increase your productivity by being able to quickly switch between different timeline views. For example, just press a button on your keyboard and automatically enlarge the audio tracks while turning on the audio waveforms. It’s quick and easy! Check out the blog enry for this week’s episode: http://avidscreencast.com/asc02

Avid Screencast #03: Swish-Pan, cheap and real-time!

In this episode, we’ll create a swish-pan effect without using 3rd-party plug-ins. So it’s gonna be cheap, easy and will play in real-time! Check out the blog enry for this week’s episode: http://avidscreencast.com/asc03

Rack Focus Effect in DS using Boris Continuum AVX Plug in

Rack Focus Effect in DS using Boris Continuum AVX Plug in

BCC AVX for DS’s Lens Blur filter emulates a real-world defocused lens effect where the out-of-focus highlights of an image clip take on the shape of the blades that control the size of the lens diaphragm. In this video tutorial, we use the BCC Lens Blur filter to create a rack focus effect, which is […]

WAN Workflow – Avid Interplay Access over the Internet

WAN Workflow – Avid Interplay Access over the Internet Media operations dealing with more demanding projects, fewer personnel, smaller budgets, and more responsibilities now have a solution to the challenge of getting more work done with less. Interplays new WAN workflows connect distributed facilities to each other and link remote contributors to the facility enabling […]

Avid DS Fog and Smoke FX

Create simple and fast fog and smoke effects in Avid DS without a third party particle system. DS presets for this tutorial are available from www.HDhead.com along with a number of other handy presets and tutorial podcasts.

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