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Adobe After Effects: Stroke Line & Logo

Chapter: Visual and Creative Effects

Topic: Lines, Blocks or Swirls

Animated glowing lines reveal a title. Trapcode 3D stroke required. 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/ae45_e.html#

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Apple Final Cut Pro: QuickTime movies from FCP – For the web

Chapter: Distribution

Topic: Encoding for Web or ROM

You’ve finished your masterpiece in FCP and you want to put it on the web. There are a number of third party products that can do this, but we are going to use QuickTime Pro which comes with FCP and FCE.

http://www.kenstone.net/fcp_homepage/qt_movies_from_fcp.html

TAGS: export, publish, Internet, WWW, Sorenson, Streaming

Adobe Premiere Pro: Basic Windows Media Encoding

Chapter: Distribution

Topic: Encoding Techniques

How to do basic Windows Media Encoding from PPRO using standard presets

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

TAGS: export, Internet, web,

Smartsound Sonicfire Pro: Smartsound Sonicfire Pro Tutorial

Chapter: Editing

Topic: Music and Dialog

Learn how to create a custom soundtrack using the Smartsound SonicFire Pro stand alone application. PPRO not required to use Sonicfire Pro.† In this tutorial a video is divided into 4 sections and Sonicfire Pro is able to create the soundtrack for each section automatically based on timeline markers and mood selected for each section.†† An imported wav file is also used for the last section.

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

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Adobe Premiere Pro: Smartsound Sonicfire Pro Tutorial

Chapter: Editing

Topic: Music and Dialog

Learn how to create a custom soundtrack using the Smartsound SonicFire Pro stand alone application. PPRO not required to use Sonicfire Pro.† In this tutorial a video is divided into 4 sections and Sonicfire Pro is able to create the soundtrack for each section automatically based on timeline markers and mood selected for each section.†† An imported wav file is also used for the last section.

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

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ABCs of DRM

Chapter: Business

Topic: Copyright and Digital Rights Management (DRM)

This article, therefore, attempts to discuss the ABCs of DRM so that the latter group, in particular, may gain better insight into the DRM concept. It is not intended as the ultimate white paper on the topic, but rather a starting point leading to implementation of a DRM program, which should include images and sound elements as well as important corporate documents. These are differentiated as Media DRM vs. Enterprise DRM.

http://vfxworld.com/?sa=adv&code=cd46e8f1&atype=articles&id=2068

TAGS: protection, rights, digital, manage, management, content, protect, protected, encrypt, encryption, holder, owner, license,

Adobe After Effects: The Making of a Butterfly Dance

Chapter: Motion Graphic Design

Topic: Animation Techniques

Basically this lesson covers making the butterfly dance realistically in the air.

http://www.designertoday.com/tabindex-1/tabId-41/itemid-1456/DesktopDefault.aspx

TAGS: auto-orient, ease, path

Apple Final Cut Pro: Telephone Audio Effect

Chapter: Audio

Topic: Effects

Here’s a fast way to create a quick audio effect to make your dialog sound like it is coming from a telephone.

http://www.larryjordan.biz/articles/lj_phone.html

TAGS: phone, thin, sound

Apple Final Cut Pro: Improve Transitions with Gradient Wipes

Chapter: Editing

Topic: Transitions

Here’s a simple technique you can use to create some truly interesting transitions using Final Cut’s gradient wipe. (And half the fun is in creating the gradient, itself.)

http://www.larryjordan.biz/articles/lj_grad_wipe.html

TAGS: gradient, transition,

Apple Final Cut Pro: Faster Way to Create Filter Favorites

Chapter: Editing

Topic: Tips or Shortcuts

Here’s a faster way to create a Favorite Filter when you have multiple filters assigned to a clip.

http://www.larryjordan.biz/articles/lj_fave_filter.html

TAGS: favorite, favourite, filter