Sapphire In-Depth for Avid | Motion Graphics with Builder

A short tutorial focusing on how to use the Sapphire Effect Builder to created advanced motion graphics, right from within the Avid Media Composer timeline. Damien LeVeck (http://www.damienleveck.com/), an accomplished editor based in Los Angeles, CA will walk you through how he uses the Sapphire Builder in his everyday work to create complex motion graphics, […]

Sapphire In-Depth for Avid | Introduction to the Effect Builder

Developed with Media Composer editors in mind, Sapphire Builder helps editors create custom effects and transitions quickly and easily, and is fully integrated into the Media Composer workflow. The result? The potential to build endless, professional looks for increased production value. Damien LeVeck (damienleveck.com/), an accomplished editor based in Los Angeles, CA will walk you […]

Sapphire In-Depth for Avid | Luna and NightSky

A short tutorial focusing on the new Luna effect in Sapphire 10, and how it can be paired with the Sapphire NightSky effect to create a stunning, photorealistic sky replacement, right from within the Avid Media Composer timeline. Damien LeVeck (damienleveck.com/), an accomplished editor based in Los Angeles, CA will walk you through how to […]

Sapphire Case Study | Creating Feature Film VFX with Sapphire for Avid Media Composer

See how writer/director/editor Damien LeVeck used Sapphire effects to create a visual style and mood in his original film “The Cleansing Hour” using the Sapphire Effect Builder!

Sapphire and Mocha Pro in Media Composer

This tutorial demonstrates how the mocha 5 plugin for media composer can be used to roto-scope and track an object and the output used to drive Sapphire’s Effect Builder mask channel, all from the Media Composer timeline!

Let’s Edit with Media Composer – ADVANCED – Sapphire Builder Tool Part 2

In this lesson, part 2 of our look at GenArts Sapphire’s Builder tool, Kevin P McAuliffe goes in depth to show you how he created the “Inner Limits” show opening element he teased in the first part of this tutorial series. As complicated as it might seem, you can quickly and easily create looks like […]

Learn how to use the BCC PixelChooser with mocha in Avid Media Composer

Included with most every filter in BCC 10, the integrated PixelChooser with mocha is a sophisticated matte and masking system with planar tracking that makes fast work of isolating filter effects to a specific region of a clip. In this 15 minute tutorial, UK based Colourist and Finishing Artist Dan Harvey demonstrates how to leverage […]

Let’s Edit with Media Composer – ADVANCED – Vertical Video Projects Part 1

In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe discusses how edit a Vertical Video project for applications such as Snapchat. This tutorial was inspired by a discussion on the Avid Editors of Facebook page, and is an important one, as with the move to more and more vertical applications such as digital signage and mobile, you’ll find […]

Fixed vs. Elastic Keyframes in Avid Media Composer – EVF Tutorial

This tutorial teaches you the difference between fixed keyframes and elastic keyframes in Avid Media Composer. We’ll use an example clip with a 3D Warp Effect on it and I’ll demonstrate what both types of keyframes do and why you would use each of them.

How to Create a Custom Grunge Textured Background in Avid Media Composer | Sapphire

In this Sapphire video effect tutorial, learn how to create your own unique and custom grunge backgrounds quickly and easily. This video tutorial shows you how to make your own customized grunge background. This cool and edgy video effect works especially great as a background or texture for title sequences, or for simply creating an […]

Let’s Edit with Media Composer – ADVANCED – 4KFree.com

In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe gives Avid Media Composer editors the scoop on anther great, FREE resource, and that is http://rampantdesigntools.com/free-download-sign, from Rampant Design Tools. 4KFree.com will give you almost 100 free elements from across the Rampant Design Tools library, which will take any project you’re working on to the next level! http://www.provideocoalition.com/kmcauliffe/

Let’s Edit with Media Composer – Lesson 18 – Basic Transitions

In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe goes back to basics and continues his talk about editing in the timeline by looking at how to add basic transitions to your timelines. Most people think that this is pretty straight forward, but when you have to add a slightly “custom” transition to your timeline, it needs a […]

Let’s Edit with Media Composer – ADVANCED – Editing Music Videos Part 4

In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe continues his look at editing Music videos by starting to talk about effects work in your music video timeline. Transitions play a big part in the editorial process, and sometimes you need to use a program like AE to create transitions, or buy them from a third-party company. In […]

Let’s Edit with Media Composer – Advanced – Reformatting Your Footage

In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe takes a look at another advanced technique after receiving an e-mail from a viewer who was having concerns about adding SD 4×3 footage to his HD 16×9 timeline.

Let’s Edit with Media Composer – ADVANCED – Transfer Modes

In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe answers one of his most asked questions, “Can you utilize transfer modes inside of Media Composer?” To do this common After Effects task, you will require a third party effect, but if you’re coming from Media Composer 7, chances are you already have the effect you need, you just […]

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