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WarmCards: White Balance Reference System

Chapter: Image Acquisition

Topic: Color Balance and Exposure

Let’s face it, we would all love to have video that delivers warm rich colors, but the problem is in the way that CCD cameras react to light. Yes, you can spend hours and hours tweaking the lighting, trying to get the desired results, but a simpler solution might be to adjust the way the camera perceives white. Enter WarmCards from warmcards.com.

http://www.creativemac.com/2003/02_feb/reviews/warmcards.htm

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Editing with the Right Side of the Brain

Chapter: Editing

Topic: Creativity

You’ve probably heard about how your brain is divided into two halves, where one half does some things better than the other. The right side of the brain is said to control the big picture, imagination, the present and the future, and visual, conceptual aspects of life. So, why not try to use that part of your brain for video editing?

http://oceania.digitalmedianet.com/articles/viewarticle.jsp?id=12323

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Eyeon Digital Fusion: Creating a Fireworks Display Using Digital Fusion's Particle System

Chapter: Compositing Tools and Techniques

Topic: Particles

In this tip, we are going to delve deep into the power of Digital Fusion’s particle system. I will step you through the creation process of an advanced particle system to simulate a fireworks display, complete with launching mortars, smoke trails, and the final boom. We will cover a number of particle modifiers, and work a great deal with particle sets. It assumes you have completed the tutorials and/or training tapes and have a basic understanding of Digital Fusion concepts at this point.

http://oceania.digitalmedianet.com/articles/viewarticle.jsp?id=10121

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DV For Beginners: Where the heck do I start?

Chapter: Editing

Topic: Editing Hardware

A common query we get here at Digital Media Net is, “What would you recommend for a starter DV editing system?” or, “I want to get involved in DV editing, and have no idea where to begin.” Need to know which computer is best for editing? How about which operating system you should use? Well, we’re here to help. Here’s a beginner’s guide, showing you how to get started — it’s certain to get you pointed in the right direction.

http://oceania.digitalmedianet.com/articles/viewarticle.jsp?id=9905

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Adobe Photoshop: Metaforce Interactive Shares Experiences with Adobe Photoshop 7.0

Chapter: Distribution

Topic: Web Publishing

Metaforce Interactive, Mueller & Wister, Inc.?s e-media division recently took on the task of breathing new life into a Web site. Here are 7 power tips they have for managing the graphics for a website.

http://oceania.digitalmedianet.com/articles/viewarticle.jsp?id=9419

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Apple Final Cut Pro: Exporting to Pinnacle Thunder XL (FCP Quick Tip #16)

Chapter: Workflow

Topic: Inter-application Workflow

This is a very specific Quick Tip for a very select audience. If you are using the Pinnacle Thunder XL and want to import and playback footage you created in Apple’s Final Cut Pro, then this one is for you.

http://www.creativemac.com/2003/02_feb/tutorials/fcpqt16.htm

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Steinberg Cubase: Changing MIDI Controllers DFreqTIP for Cakewalk's Sonar and Steinberg's Cubase

Chapter: Music

Topic: MIDI, Sequencing and Automation

There may be times when you want to convert one type of MIDI controller into another. For example, you may want to convert some prerecorded MIDI modulation (#1) messages to MIDI volume (#7) messages for a little sound level experimentation.

http://oceania.digitalmedianet.com/articles/viewarticle.jsp?id=8469

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Cakewalk Sonar: Changing MIDI Controllers DFreqTIP for Cakewalk's Sonar and Steinberg's Cubase

Chapter: Music

Topic: MIDI, Sequencing and Automation

There may be times when you want to convert one type of MIDI controller into another. For example, you may want to convert some prerecorded MIDI modulation (#1) messages to MIDI volume (#7) messages for a little sound level experimentation.

http://oceania.digitalmedianet.com/articles/viewarticle.jsp?id=8469

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OK, Let's Take Another Look at Warranties

Chapter: Business

Topic: Scams and Warranties

What is included in a warranty – revisiting an earlier article and explaining the cavaet’s

http://www.presentationmaster.com/articles/viewarticle.jsp?id=15760

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The Deadly Analog to DV Audio Level

Chapter: Audio

Topic: Basic Audio Technology

The problem lies in matching the currently analog world of broadcast, i.e., Beta SP machines and their counterparts, to the digital realm. Many broadcast engineers or duplication houses will use the test tone from a DV tape to calibrate their meters, thereby setting the loudness for the peaks of a project. Douglas Spotted Eagle explains why, and how, to match levels between analog and digital domain

http://www.creativemac.com/2003/02_feb/tutorials/analog_dv_levels.htm

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