Before color correcting video captured from tape or imported from files as one contigous clip, it is necessary to place cuts in the material that correspond with visual cuts in the Program. This tutorial By Igor Ridanovic of HDhead.com explains how to place such notches in Avid DS using an EDL.
This is the second part of the DS LUT tutorial. The proliferation of digital camera formats over the last decade has introduced entirely new color management concepts into a once straightforward editorial color pipeline. Although this tutorial by Igor Ridanovic of HDhead.com looks at Avid DS specific color management tools, it also lays down the […]
The proliferation of digital camera formats over the last decade has introduced entirely new color management concepts into a once straightforward editorial color pipeline. Although this tutorial by Igor Ridanovic of HDhead.com looks at Avid DS specific color management tools, it also lays down the basic groundwork necessaryto understand lookup tables (LUTs) and their use […]
Capture link list is a recently added feature in Avid DS. It gives editors more control when recapturing media from tape or files. This concise tutorial by Igor Ridanovic demonstrates the ease of use and power of Capture Link List.
This short tutorial from Igor Ridanovic walks you through basics of custom configuration of the new Avid transport surface in DS v11.
The newly released DS v11 shares off-the-shelf AJA driver with Media Composer 6 or any other third party application that can utilize video and audio I/O capabilities of Kona cards. Avid recommends users to stop the AJA service to ensure proper video playback and capture. In this tutorial from Igor Ridanovic we learn how to […]
Igor Ridanovic explains the manual method of removing unwanted camera jitter from handheld shots in this Avid DS tutorial.
This tutorial by Igor Ridanovic illustrates an older MetaFuze to RED workflow which does not use AMA technology. This method is still viable for collaborative workflow editorial and for those times when you require stability of MXF DNxHD media files.
This is a boring subject but a necessary one. When you fill up your storage with beautiful pictures you will eventually need to delete some media too. Igor Ridanovic covers several basic ways of media purging in Avid DS.
2D video is just plain 2D. Learn how to do a quick and dirty stereoscopic conversion in Avid DS. This tutorial by Igor Ridanovic is based on a SMPTE paper by C. Vazguez and W. J. Tam. The tutorial comes with a free downloadable anaglyph preset available at hdhead.com.
Make sure to watch the part 1 of this tutorial before you move onto the stereoscopic setup outlined here. Sample files used to create the terrain in this tutorial are available at HDhead.com. Direct link to part 1 fo 2
It’s remarkably easy to create and animate 3D terrain in Avid DS, even without advanced 3D skills. The first part of the two part tutorial by Igor Ridanovic focuses on modeling and animation. The second part is dedicated to stereoscopic settings. Sample maps used for this tutorial are available for download at HDhead.com Direct link […]
This tutorial from Igor Ridanovic covers a lot of ground in very little time. This is what we learn: 1. Make a bumpy surface metal plate with etched logo. 2. Make a laser beam (it looks so-so, but you can do a better job than this). 3. Make a puff of smoke. 4. Create simple […]
Learn how to create a stylized 3D billowing flag in Avid DS. This effect is useful for lower thirds, backgrounds and other graphic elements. The tutorial comes with a free downloadable preset available at hdhead.com. By Igor Ridanovic. HDhead.com.
Ten random Avid DS tips from Igor Ridanovic. Hopefully one or two of these may come in handy some day.