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Learn Media Composer Lesson 79: Power Keyboard Settings PT 2

library.creativecow.net/mcauliffe_kevin/Avid-Media-Composer_79 In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe continues his talk about Power User keyboard settings and you’ll quickly see that you don’t need to remap the entire keyboard to speed up your workflow. In most cases, it’s simply about choosing the right tools to have at the tip of your fingers to get the job

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Learn Media Composer Lesson 78: Power Keyboard Settings PT 1

library.creativecow.net/mcauliffe_kevin/Avid-Media-Composer_78 In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe uses a Linkedin forum discussion about what keyboard settings are useful for an editor to not only show you his settings in depth, but also explain in detail what each customized setting does, and why you’re going to want to add it to your editing workflow.

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Learn Media Composer Lesson 77: The 24 Commercial Bumper

library.creativecow.net/mcauliffe_kevin/Avid-Media-Composer_77 In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe shows you another real-world example of how to create “Hollywood-Style” effects right from within your timeline, by creating the “24” commercial break bumper. With some very simple title work, and a little forward thinking with the 3D Warp Tool, you can create this awesome effect without having to

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Learn Media Composer Lesson 76: Motion Tracking

library.creativecow.net/mcauliffe_kevin/Avid-Media-Composer_76 In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe shows you the basics of tracking a background plate, and applying that information to a title you create in your timeline. Then he shows you, with the power of the fantastic Animatte effect, how to create a realistic effect of a car driving in front of a title.

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Learn Media Composer Lesson 75: Creating a Video Viewfinder

library.creativecow.net/mcauliffe_kevin/Avid-Media-Composer_75 In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe answers a viewer’s question about creating a video viewfinder effect. There are different plug-in packages that you can purchase that have this effect, but why spend your hard earned money, when the effect is something that is easily buildable inside of Media Composer or Symphony.

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Learn Media Composer Lesson 74: Import, QC and Export

library.creativecow.net/mcauliffe_kevin/Avid-Media-Composer_74 In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe answers another viewer e-mail from someone who’s having quality issues when importing into Media Composer. Kevin goes over some importing tips, and shows you how to make sure you’re monitoring the highest possible quality in the NLE application, and then he discusses a common exporting problem, and takes

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Learn Media Composer Lesson 73: Creating a Countdown

library.creativecow.net/mcauliffe_kevin/Avid-Media-Composer_73 In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe answers a viewers e-mail about creating a countdown inside of Media Composer and Symphony. Most people would think a plug-in is required, but with a little forethought, this is something that can be created in no time flat!

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Learn Media Composer Lesson 72: The Schindler’s List Effect

ibrary.creativecow.net/mcauliffe_kevin/Avid-Media-Composer_72 In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe shows you how simple it is to create the effect made famous by film’s like Schindler’s List and Pleasantville, but he doesn’t do the effect as a color correction effect. Instead, he gives you a great introduction to an included Rotoscoping effect called Animatte. Once you see how

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Learn Media Composer Lesson 71: Creating a Sports Scorecard

library.creativecow.net/mcauliffe_kevin/Avid-Media-Composer_71 In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe answers a viewer’s question about creating a tennis scoreboard, like you would see in a professional tennis broadcast. Most people immediately think they need Photoshop or a compositing application to create this element, but the easiest way to build is with the tools you have right at your

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Learn Media Composer Lesson 70: The Ken Burns Effect

library.creativecow.net/mcauliffe_kevin/Avid-Media-Composer_70 In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe shows you how to create the Ken Burns effect, known more commonly as a “Pan & Zoom” effect. This effect, which people will normally create in a compositing application, can be easily created right from within your MC/Symphony timeline with no 3rd party plug-ins needed.

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Learn Media Composer Lesson 69: Advanced Compositing THREE

library.creativecow.net/mcauliffe_kevin/Avid-Media-Composer_69 In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe shows you how to take a green screen shot with a lot of compression, and create a great looking key right from within your MC/Symphony timeline. Most editors choose to use the RGB keyer, but after seeing this tutorial, SpectraMatte will be your new “go to” effect for

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Learn Media Composer Lesson 68: Advanced Compositing 2

library.creativecow.net/mcauliffe_kevin/Avid-Media-Composer_68 Advanced Compositing TWO: Network Promo Effect. In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe shows you another great promo technique that you would see during primetime on one of the major networks. These Advanced Compositing tutorials are hugely important to take your work to the next level! Not only are they simple to do, but they

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Learn Media Composer Lesson 67: The Bachelor Commercial FX

library.creativecow.net/mcauliffe_kevin/Avid-Media-Composer_67 In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe shows you how to re-create the commercial bumper from The Bachelor, right from within the MC/Symphony timeline. Seeing how easy it is to recreate this look will have you scoping out other “looks” from shows, and finding unique ways to include them in your upcoming projects.

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Learn Media Composer Lesson 66: Advanced Compositing ONE

library.creativecow.net/mcauliffe_kevin/Avid-Media-Composer_66 In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe shows you how to take an fire element with no matte, and not only create a matte from nothing, but also how to take that matte, and use it to reveal text for a lower third animation. When your client sees that this is something you can do

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Learn Media Composer Lesson 65: Motion Effects PART THREE

library.creativecow.net/mcauliffe_kevin/Avid-Media-Composer_65 In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe shows you a technique that he uses in corporate video work, and that is how to not only slow your footage down, but create highlights that you can use to focus on certain areas of a shot. With a little forward thought, and the Marquee Title Tool, this

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