Learn Media Composer Lesson 93: Add Logos to Credit Crawls

http://library.creativecow.net/mcauli… In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe shows you how to add logos to your title crawls, by introducing Photoshop to your Media Composer workflow. What might seem to be limitations inside of Media Composer can bypassed by unitizing the Marquee Title Tool! Once you see how easy this technique is, you’ll be adding logos […]

Learn Media Composer: Michael Bay Film Look Part 1

http://library.creativecow.net/mcauli… In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe shows all the Symphony editors out there how to create a Michael Bay inspired film look right from within their Symphony timeline. Everything that is shown in this tutorial is designed to get you excited to stay in your NLE which not only saves you time, but will […]

Learn Media Composer Lesson 92: FrameFlex

library.creativecow.net/mcauliffe_kevin/Avid-Media-Composer_92 In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe takes a look at the new FrameFlex feature inside of Media Composer 7. Ideal for working with large frame sizes inside of HD and SD timelines, this new feature is almost a hidden gem, as it’s automatically added to your clips, once you drop them in the timeline. […]

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.

Learn Media Composer Lesson 90: Intro to Audio Effects

library.creativecow.net/mcauliffe_kevin/Avid-Media-Composer_90 In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe introduces the Audio EQ tool, as well as the Audio Suite Plug-ins. These great tools let you create audio effects like the “telephone” effect, as well as letting you speed up and slow down audio, to make it fit wherever you need it to, in your timeline.

Learn Media Composer Lesson 89: Consolidating & Transcoding

library.creativecow.net/mcauliffe_kevin/Avid-Media-Composer_89 In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe shows off a new feature inside of Media Composer 7, and that’s Background Consolidating and Transcoding. Not only can this great new feature be used from within the editing application, but you can also set up external folders, and C/T without even knowing that it’s happening!

Learn Media Composer Lesson 88: Creating Video Walls Part 4

library.creativecow.net/mcauliffe_kevin/Avid-Media-Composer_88 In his final look at creating video walls, Kevin P McAuliffe talks to Mac users out there, specifically ones who have switched from Final Cut Studio to Media Composer, and shows them how to create the same video wall effect using the new MC7 and Apple’s Motion 5.  

Learn Media Composer Lesson 87: Creating Video Walls Part 3

library.creativecow.net/mcauliffe_kevin/Avid-Media-Composer_87 In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe looks at creating a video wall inside of Adobe’s After Effects CC. Since every video wall needs videos clips as their base, Kevin starts out inside of Avid’s Media Composer, and does all the prep work there, and then switches over to AE CC to quickly and easily […]

Learn Media Composer Lesson 86: Creating Video Walls Part 2

library.creativecow.net/mcauliffe_kevin/Avid-Media-Composer_86 In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe wraps up his look at creating a video wall solely within your Media Composer timeline by not only dropping multiple video clips into each “monitor” with a few clicks of the mouse, but he adds “icing on the cake” by adding a stylized title to the final composite.

Learn Media Composer Lesson 85: Creating Video Walls Part 1

library.creativecow.net/mcauliffe_kevin/Avid-Media-Composer_85 In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe shows you why you don’t always need to go to a compositing application to create what might seem like a complex video wall. What Kevin is going to show you, in many cases, is created with a plug-in, but once you see how easy it is to create […]

Learn Media Composer Lesson 84: Creating DVDs Part TWO

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 […]

Learn Media Composer Lesson 83: Creating DVDs Part ONE

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.

Learn Media Composer Lesson 82: Consolidate/Transcode

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, […]

Learn Media Composer Lesson 81: Multichannel Audio Exports

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, […]

Learn Media Composer Lesson 80: Creating Client Approvals

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.

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