Category: Avid DS

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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

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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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Avid DS Z Buffer FX

This Avid DS tutorial explains the basic use of Z buffer information when compositing 3D animation elements in Avid DS.

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Avid DS Functional On-screen Counter

This is a follow up to the Avid DS On-screen Frame Calculator tutorial from May 2009. This lesson explains how to create the counters which are the basic building blocks for the frame calculator. 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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DS Timewarps

[almost] Everything you ever wanted to know about Timewarps (but were afraid or too lazy to read the manual to find out).  Covers DS’s Constant, Hold, Speed, and Input Speed Timewarps

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Avid DS Frames to Timecode Calculator

  This tutorial explains the use of High Speed Calc preset available at www.hdhead.com. This on-screen calculator for Avid DS can be used to convert frames to timecode at speeds from 1fps to 120fps.

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Avid DS Repeated Frames Detection

  Repeated (duplicate) frames sometimes happen in file based workflows. Detecting a repeated frame visually in slow moving material can be a challenge. Learn how to build a simple tool in Avid DS to aid in detection of repeated frames. You can also download this free preset from www.hdhead.com.

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Avid DS Stereoscopic Containers

Avid DS v10 is capable of stereoscopic (3D) editing, effects and playback. This tutorial explains the stereoscopic setup basics. The tutorial comes with a free interaxial separation preset available at www.hdhead.com.

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Avid DS Paint Trails (Handwriting)

The “handwriting” feature found inside the graphics tool in Avid DS can be used to create effects ranging from simulated handwriting to animated paint strokes. The tutorial comes with a free downloadable preset available from www.hdhead.com.

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