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Apple Final Cut Pro: Color Correction Freebie (FCP Quick Tip #18 )

Chapter: Color Correction

Topic: Techniques

What happens when you don’t white balance correctly and it comes time to edit? You use Final Cut Pro’s Color Correction Filter of course. What do you do when there is nothing in your shot that represents true black and white? You panic! Don’t panic too much, here is a freebie just for you or rather your cinematographer. Includes downloadable free Chip Chart to print.

http://www.creativemac.com/2003/03_mar/tutorials/fcpqt18.htm

TAGS: chip chart,, white balance, reference

Recording Voice-overs at Home

Chapter: Audio

Topic: Recording Voice Over

Need to setup a home studio to record voice narration for home videos, indie productions, commercials, and more? In this article, Jeffrey P. Fisher discusses what you need and how you can do it.

http://www.creativecow.net/articles/fisher_jeffrey/recording_voiceovers/index.html

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Adobe Premiere: Advanced Picture in Picture – 4 Way Split Screen with Premiere 6

Chapter: Editing

Topic: Scale and Position

This tutorial is a step beyond the Picture in Picture effect covered previously. Instead of using Adobe Premiere’s Zoom transition, we are going to be focusing on the Transform video effect found under Perspective in Adobe Premiere 6.0 and under Distort in Premiere 6.5. This is a little more complicated than the simple PIP effect covered previously and will cover Transparency, the Transform video effect, and even some math! Yikes. But if you follow along, you should get a clear understanding of the necessary tools and how you can apply the same effect to your videos. straightforward.

http://desktopvideo.about.com/library/weekly/aa032503a.htm

TAGS: PIP, picture-in-picture

What is Value, Anyway?

Chapter: Business

Topic: Management Issues

Creative Cow’s Tim Kolb takes a look at the concept of ‘value’ — It’s a topic that comes up over and over on the many forums in which Tim participates. In this article, Tim discusses the various factors involved in determining value and how to know if we’re getting our money’s worth.

http://www.creativecow.net/articles/kolb_tim/value/index.html

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Adobe Premiere: Adobe Premiere – Capturing Video

Chapter: Editing

Topic: Capture, Digitize, Import

Today you are going to learn how to capture video using Adobe Premiere.

http://desktopvideo.about.com/library/weekly/aa032403a.htm

TAGS: scratch, disks, Project, setting,capture

Apple Shake: Compositing in Shake 2.5 (and later)

Chapter: Compositing Tools and Techniques

Topic: Controls and Interfaces

In this tutorial, we’re going to learn what kind of effects we can do using simple footages in the composite software “Shake”. As usual, just load some music before you do ANYTHING, understood?.

http://bokeronfx.en.eresmas.com/tutorials/comp_shake.html

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Adobe Flash: Interactive QuickTime Authoring, Part Five: QuickTime Authoring and Macromedia's 800 lb. Gorilla

Chapter: Distribution

Topic: Interactive

This time we’re going to set our sights on a program that many of you already have but may not be using in this capacity: Macromedia’s Flash MX.

http://www.dtvprofessional.com/articles/viewarticle.jsp?id=17561

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Apple QuickTime: Interactive QuickTime Authoring, Part 5: QuickTime Authoring and Macromedia’s 800 lb. Gorilla

Chapter: Distribution

Topic: Interactive

This time we’re going to set our sights on a program that many of you already have but may not be using in this capacity: Macromedia’s Flash MX.

http://www.dtvprofessional.com/articles/viewarticle.jsp?id=17561

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Sony Vegas: Animated Sonar Display

Chapter: Visual and Creative Effects

Topic: Simulating Displays

In this article, Gary Gowman demonstrates how to make a simple animation of a sonar display using Vegas. It can be done using a Vegas Color Gradient for the background and some light rings created from using the Cookie Cutter and the Chroma Keyer filters. After creating one event of the ring in a new video track above the color gradient background track, I then duplicated that event to six times to have a total of eight video tracks stacked up. I then staggered the ring tracks to give the desired results. I use DV NTSC, so the values will be slightly different for a different type project size.

http://www.creativecow.net/articles/gowman_gary/sonar_display/index.html

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Sony Vegas: Light Sweep 3D using the 3D LE Plug-in

Chapter: Visual and Creative Effects

Topic: Glows, Blurs, Rays or Streaks

Over a year ago Gary Gowman wrote a Light Sweep tutorial for Vegas, but recently he wanted to apply some of those concepts using the 3D LE plugin. In this tutorial, Gary briefly describes how he built the new effect and offers some possible suggestions on how you might want to modify it for different needs.

http://www.creativecow.net/articles/gowman_gary/light_sweep/index.html

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