Get Started Fast with Media Composer for High-Res Workflows—Episode 3

Welcome to the third episode of our 5-part tutorial series ‘Get Started Fast with Media Composer for High-Res Workflows’ on Avid Blogs. In this video, I will focus on editing in High Res projects specifically; starting with the concept of Color Encoding and FrameFlex adjustments, explaining how to use the Proxy Timeline, as well as […]

Use Real Lens Flares to Stylize Your Edit in Avid Media Composer

In this tutorial, Kevin P. McAuliffe shows us how to use real lens flares to instantly stylize your edit in Avid Media Composer. ► Download a free sample of the Rampant 4K Studio Flares here: http://rampantdesigntools.com/free-do… ►Sign up for the Rampant Newsletter: http://rampantdesigntools.com/newslet… ►Follow Rampant on Twitter – @RampantDesign http://twitter.com/rampantdesign ►Like Rampant on Facebook: http://facebook.com/rampantmedia

Use Flash Transitions to Stylize Your Edit in Avid Media Composer

Kevin P. McAuliffe shows us how to use flash transitions to instantly stylize your video in Avid Media Composer. ► Download a free sample of the Rampant Studio Flash Transitions here: http://www.mediafire.com/download/4i0… ►Download the complete Rampant Studio Flash Transitions library here: http://rampantdesigntools.com/product… ►Sign up for the Rampant Newsletter: http://rampantdesigntools.com/newslet… ►Follow Rampant on Twitter – @RampantDesign […]

Boris TV, Episode 187: Epic Movie Titles in Avid FX

Boris FX’s Paul Ezzy delivers a step-by-step Avid FX/Boris RED tutorial inspired by the upcoming “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” title sequence. Learn how to create this highly customized look with the ease of vector trace, the creation of 3D objects and 3D extruded text, quick animation of each letter separately, and the addition […]

BorisTV, Episode 177: Recreating the Universal Studios Logo, Part II

Part II of “Recreating the Universal Studios Logo”, you’ll create a 3D animated globe from a flat image. Plus you’ll manipulate rotating cameras, add BCC filters (Glow, Hue-Sat-Lightness, Levels Gama and Clouds), and enhance the multi-dimensional effect with 3D shadows. In combo with Part I, your new logo or opening graphic can be applied across […]

Boris TV, Episode 177: Recreating the Universal Studios Logos, Part I

In this two-part series of Boris TV, Paul Ezzy shows you how to recreate the iconic Universal Studios logo – animated 3D text on an animated 3D globe. The versatile logo or opening graphic style can be applied across multiple genres, including a global newscast, an environmental docu-series or a reality series race. In Part […]

Boris TV, Episode 176: Digital Disintegration in Avid FX

Boris FX’s Paul Ezzy breaks down the power of BCC Pin Art, an OpenGL-accelerated particle-based 3D generator in the latest episode of Boris TV. This two-fold tutorial shows you not only how to add a “pixel-disintegration” transition (think the pixels from an old-school Atari game) to your footage, but also how to take advantage of […]

Avid Media Composer 3D Title – Avid FX

Learn how to create a 3D text object with moving video inside the text object using Avid FX.

Learn Media Composer Lesson 91: Transfer Modes

library.creativecow.net/mcauliffe_kevin/Avid-Media-Composer_91 In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe talks about Transfer Modes, or Blend Modes as they are more commonly referred to, and how even though most editors think that you cannot work with them inside of Media Composer, you actually have the tools right at your fingertips…you probably just don’t realize it.

Boris TV, Episode 176: Digital Disintegration in Avid FX

Boris FX’s Paul Ezzy breaks down the power of BCC Pin Art, an OpenGL-accelerated particle-based 3D generator in the latest episode of Boris TV. This two-fold tutorial shows you not only how to add a “pixel-disintegration” transition (think the pixels from an old-school Atari game) to your footage, but also how to take advantage of […]

Advanced Avid FX 6 Training with Kevin McAuliffe

On June 27th, Toronto-based Avid editor and Creative Cow leader, Kevin P. McAuliffe, demonstrated the finer techniques of Avid FX 6 in Avid Media Composer. In just one hour, you’ll discover how to convert bitmaps to vector (extremely handy when a client gives you a jpeg!), clone with the paint tool and BCC Optical Stablizer, […]

Learn Media Composer Lesson 50: Transfer Modes

library.creativecow.net/mcauliffe_kevin/Avid-Media-Composer_50 In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe answers a viewer question about the ability to do transfer modes (composite modes) inside of MC and Symphony 6. The viewer is currently using a free plug-in with MC 5.5, but since the plug-in is 32-bit, it won’t work inside of MC6/Symphony 6, as they are 64 bit […]

Introduction to Text Manipulation in Avid FX

Kevin P. McAuliffe explains how simple it is to input and format text within Avid FX. By using color, gradients, outlines, drop shadows, and style presets, Kevin shows you how easy it is to make your text really pop. Avid FX is included with Avid Media Composer, NewsCutter, and Symphony.

Boris Forum Tip: Draw a Custom Shape to Create an Alpha in Avid FX

An Avid editor recently inquired regarding how to draw a custom shape to create an alpha in Avid FX. Boris FX Senior Product Manager Dirk De Jong created this screencap to show how it’s done. You can view the original Avid Community Forums thread at http://community.avid.com/forums/p/112470/651199.aspx

Giant Crawling Title using Avid FX with Media Composer

Learn how to use Avid FX (think Boris FX) with Avid Media Composer to create giant crawling text with video inside the letters. You can view a text based version of this tutorial by visiting: