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Understanding Digital Video Metadata Workflow

Efficiently track, search, and organize assets as they travel between Adobe Production Premium applications

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Avid Media Composer: Broken Projector Transition

Chapter: Editing

Topic: Transitions

In other news, a good old transition that looks like your film projector broke down. Who wouldn’t want that? Especially if it’s so simple to do!

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Apple Final Cut Pro: Need Avid's "Select Media Relatives" in FCP? Use Find!

Chapter: Editing

Topic: Media or Media Management

When switching between editing platforms, you often have to translate terminology to have a smoother workflow. Here’s one case: I am sometimes asked by Media Composer editors if there is a “Select Media Relatives” function in Apple Final Cut Pro. There is one, however, it takes a few more clicks then simply selecting “Select Media Relatives” from a single menu. Final Cut people, allow me translate. “Select Media Relatives” is a function in Media Composer to find all the clips in a given sequence. Makes sense? Perhaps you have also been in a similar situation. To do this, you have to use FCP’s “Find” Function

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Adobe Production Premium: Understanding Digital Video Metadata Workflow

Chapter: Workflow

Topic: Inter-application Workflow

Efficiently track, search, and organize assets as they travel between Adobe Production Premium applications

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Atlona Technologies Releases the DP200HD

Atlona Technologies announced the new version of the DP200 with the ability to convert HDMI sources like the Xbox360, PS3, Cable or Satellite Receiver, Blu-Ray Player, Apple TV into MDP. This USB Powered HDMI to Mini DisplayPort Converter, the AT-DP200HD, is an adapted version of Atlona’s DP200, designed to convert HDMI signals from a Mini DisplayPort Connection featured on popular Mac displays such as the Apple LED 24” cinema display or the iMac 27″. 

Like the original DP200, the HD version is complete with an attached DVI Cable sporting a DVI to HDMI Adapter and USB Power Pigtail.  This unit has the ability to display signal at resolutions as high as 720p, allowing optimal viewing experiences for Mac users looking to play video games or watch Blue-Ray movies on their iMac 27″.  Along with passing all EDID and HDCP information, this device converts while allowing your computer to scale to the optimal resolution offered by your display. 

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Boris Continuum Materials: Boris Continuum Materials Unit

Chapter: Compositing Tools and Techniques

Topic: Backgrounds

In this Boris TV episode, Kevin P McAuliffe shows you how to create an ultra-realistic image using the new Boris Continuum Materials Unit in conjunction with Adobe After Effects and MAXON CINEMA 4D.

 

 

Moving Filmstrip Effect for Avid Media Composer

This is an updated tutorial to reflect changes in Media Composer 5.X.

Note: The advanced keyframe editor in 5.0 defaults to a ease-in / ease-out movement when keyframing basic motion effects. Therefore, you need to change the interpolation to linear if you want to create a moving filmstrip effect.

That being said, in Media Composer 5.5, the default has been reset back to linear, so you won’t have to perform that step.

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Avid Media Composer: Moving Filmstrip effect for Avid Media Composer

Chapter: Editing

Topic: Effects

Check out this video tutorial on how to create a moving filmstrip with the Avid Media Composer software.

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Blender: The Blender Survival Guide: Part 3

Chapter: 3D Modelling and Animation

Topic: Interface

In this episode of the “Survival Guide” we see how to create 3D text in Blender. We also discover how to use the 3D cursor, how to move, scale and rotate objects in the 3D space, how to position the camera to frame the shot, how to place lights and finally how to do a quick test render. This is a rich tutorial, filled with essential information and great real-life skills that you can put to work right away.

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An Introduction to Closed Captioning

Chapter: Editing

Topic: Subtitles and captioning

Closed Captioning is a term that sends a shiver down many a post-supervisor’s spine. How to deal with it? How much will it cost? Can you do it yourself? Closed Captioning can be complicated, but with proper planning it is possible to save time and money on what is usually a very expensive process.

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