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Secrets of the successful promo video – Part 5

Chapter: Business

Topic: Sales and Marketing

Should your video be on The Web?

http://www.sundancevideoonline.com/Secrets5.html

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Autodesk Combustion: Morphing Smoke into Text using Combustion's Particle Effects with Text Operators

Chapter: Compositing Tools and Techniques

Topic: Warping or Morphing

When I was working on a title sequence for a short film, I needed some help creating a particular effect; smoke morphing into text. Not knowing where to turn, I wrote a post in the Combustion Forum. Lucky for me some people were more than happy to help out. Lee “Rod” Roderick, Discreet Training Specialist, helped me out. This tutorial was created from his original file. In this tutorial, we will use Combustion’s Particle effects and text operators to create a cool effect suitable for your home or office.

http://www.creativecow.net/articles/tracksler_adam/smoke/index.html

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Adobe Premiere: How to use (free) lower third matte in Adobe Premiere

Chapter: Editing

Topic: Effects

How to use the free lower third matte in Adobe Premiere. You can also use the free TiltedOval matte in the same way. The same principles apply to using any track or trevel mattes regardless of the source. The mattes referred to are available for download from http://www.animationsforvideo.com/html/tutorials.htm#Final%20Cut%20Pro%20Tutorials or see the resources section for “Free Mattes for Premiere, Final Cut Pro or other application”.

http://www.animationsforvideo.com/tutorials/lower3ap.htm

TAGS: Track, mattes, travel,

Adobe Premiere: Importing an image sequence in Adobe Premiere 5.0-6.5

Chapter: Editing

Topic: Capture, Digitize, Import

Import a sequence of still images as an animation

http://www.animationsforvideo.com/tutorials/imptsprem.htm

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Adobe Premiere: Setting transparency to alpha channel in Adobe 5-6.5

Chapter: Editing

Topic: Effects

Set the transparency of a video clip to use any included alpha channel during compositing.

http://www.animationsforvideo.com/tutorials/transprem.htm

TAGS: overlay, option, straight, premultipled

Adobe Premiere: Convert QuickTime movies to AVIs using Premiere's Batch Processing

Chapter: Project and Media Management

Topic: Prepare Media

Here’s how to convert a folder of Digital Hotcakes quicktime movies (or any QuickTime movie) to AVIs using Adobe Premiere Batch Processing.

http://www.animationsforvideo.com/tutorials/batchap.htm

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Adobe Premiere: Compositing using Alpha mattes in Premiere 5-6.5

Chapter: Editing

Topic: Effects

A video tutorial putting together a 4th of July fireworks display using clips with alpha channels.

http://www.animationsforvideo.com/html/alphamatte_ap.htm

TAGS: overlay, option, straight, premultipled

Adobe Premiere: Create a composition combining footage, a commercial background, overlay and image matte.

Chapter: Editing

Topic: Effects

Using Adobe Premiere to create a composition combining your footage, a Hotcakes background [or any background movie or clip], a Hotcakes Overlay [or any overlya], and a Hotcakes Image Matte [or any image matte].

http://www.animationsforvideo.com/tutorials/overlayap.htm

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Apple Final Cut Pro: Compositing using Alpha mattes in Final Cut Pro

Chapter: Editing

Topic: Effects

A video tutorial putting together a 4th of July fireworks display using clips with alpha channels. Although it shows an early version of Final Cut Pro on OS 9, the same technique applies to current versions. You may want to refer to “Image Sequences in Final Cut Pro” by David Nagel as an alternative way to import and use image sequences.

http://www.animationsforvideo.com/html/alphamatte_fcp.htm

TAGS: overlay, option, straight, premultipled

Apple Final Cut Pro: Create a composition combining footage, a commercial background, overlay and image matte.

Chapter: Editing

Topic: Effects

Using Final Cut Pro to create a composition combining your footage, a Hotcakes background [or any background movie or clip], a Hotcakes Overlay [or any overlya], and a Hotcakes Image Matte [or any image matte].

http://www.animationsforvideo.com/tutorials/overlayap.htm

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