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Adobe After Effects: Using Cinema 4D files with After Effects 5.5

Chapter: Color Correction

Topic: Advanced Techniques

With AfterEffects 5.5, Adobe has truly delivered C4D users an excellent solution to assembling all of your 3D pieces. Cinema 4D and AfterEffects are a very powerful combination. Thorn shows you how to get started in the world of multipass. We’ll begin with some simple color correction using basic elements. These tutorials *require* Cinema 4D XL v7.303 and AfterEffects v5.5; earlier versions of these applications will not work (as they didn’t contain key features we’ll be using.) Don’t forget to install Maxon’s AE plugin into the AfterEffects plugin directory. [Parts 2 and 3 of the tutorial do not appear to be available.]

http://www.creativecow.net/articles/thorn/c4dtoae1/index.html

TAGS: multipass, multi-pass, rendering,

Photo Scanning for Video with ScanGuide? Pro

Chapter: Paint, Draw and Design

Topic: Preparing Stills for Video

Demystifying the world of pictures, pixels and postproduction.

http://www.lafcpug.org/tutorials/basic_scanpro.html

TAGS: “scan, dpi, overscan, zoom, pan”

AV Evolution: Transitional times for the corporate AV specialist

Chapter: Business

Topic: Career Development

The position of the corporate AV specialist may not be in danger of disappearing, but it is undergoing dramatic changes. Corporations are rewriting the job descriptions because of advances in technology and the downdrafts of a sagging economy. I spoke with several longtime AV integrators about the evolving role of the AV specialist. Their message was loud and clear: AV specialists will have to adjust to the times, or they may find themselves looking for other jobs.

http://www.avvideo.com/2003/01_jan/features/av_evolution.htm

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Autodesk Combustion: Combustion 2 for After Effects Users, Part 1: Working with Illustrator files

Chapter: Compositing Tools and Techniques

Topic: Controls and Interfaces

Since it’s probably not a stretch to assume that some new Combustion users are coming with some level of After Effects expertise, we thought it might be a nice gesture to offer a few tidbits to help out with the transition.

http://www.digitalproducer.com/2003/01_jan/tutorials/01_20/combustion_ae.htm

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Adobe Premiere: Create a Virtual News Background

Chapter: Keying

Topic: Basic Keying Techniques

This video demonstrates using a virtual set/green screen to create a “virtual News Room”. Create your own backgrounds in any graphics program.

http://www.wrigleyvideo.com/videotutorial/tutdes_virtualnewsset.htm

TAGS: chroma, key, blue, screen, green

Apple Final Cut Pro: Photo Scanning for Video with ScanGuide? Pro

Chapter: Paint, Draw and Design

Topic: Preparing Stills for Video

Demystifying the world of pictures, pixels and postproduction.

http://www.lafcpug.org/tutorials/basic_scanpro.html

TAGS: “scan, dpi, overscan, zoom, pan”

Adobe Photoshop: Photo Scanning for Video with ScanGuide? Pro

Chapter: Paint, Draw and Design

Topic: Preparing Stills for Video

Demystifying the world of pictures, pixels and postproduction.

http://www.lafcpug.org/tutorials/basic_scanpro.html

TAGS: “scan, dpi, overscan, zoom, pan”

Adobe Photoshop: Photo Scanning for Video with ScanGuide- Pro

Chapter: Paint, Draw and Design

Topic: Preparing Stills for Video

Demystifying the world of pictures, pixels and postproduction.

http://www.lafcpug.org/tutorials/basic_scanpro.html

TAGS: “scan, dpi, overscan, zoom, pan”

Adobe After Effects: Division & Rotation & Combination

Chapter: Visual and Creative Effects

Topic: Explosions and Shatter

Title or other layer explodes into 3D blocks and rotates around in 3D space before recombining to the original. Ayato’s tutorials are very advanced. Because English is his second language you really need to know After Effects moderately well to follow all the steps. Some additional plug-ins are needed, but most are available in demonstration form.

http://www.ayatoweb.com/ae_tips_e/ae16_e.html#

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Avid XpressDV: Shootout Final Cut Pro 3 vs Avid XpressDV 3.5

Chapter: Editing

Topic: Interface

Right here, right now I’m going to compare Apple’s relatively young Final Cut Pro 3 to the veteran Avid’s entry into the DV edit market, Xpress DV 3.5. In this contest I am determined to pick a winner.

http://www.digitalvideoediting.com/2002/09_sep/features/cw_fcp_vs_xdv_shootout.htm

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