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Apple After Effects: Opening After Effects Projects in an Earlier Version

Chapter: Compositing Tools and Techniques

Topic: Tips and Techniques

So you want to open a project saved in After Effects CS3 in an earlier version like After Effects 7.0? Wish there was a way to avoid redoing your entire project just because a client hasn’t upgraded yet? Wish that Adobe would let you do a Save to XML just like in Final Cut Pro? Sorry about the rant, but currently your only hope of opening a project saved in a newer version of After Effects is a manual process that involves a lot of copying and pasting.

http://generalspecialist.com/2007/10/opening-after-effects-projects-in.asp

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Apple Final Cut Pro: CSI: COW

Chapter: Visual and Creative Effects

Topic: Reproducing TV or Film Effects

There’s nothing like glass panes moving randomly on a screen. Learn to create the stunning bars like the ones in the show open to CSI: Miami. Follow along with Stephen Smith, the Final Cut sleuth, to learn how easy this effect really is.

http://library.creativecow.net/articles/smith_stephen/CSI/csi.mov

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Apple Final Cut Pro: Upgrade your FCP Machine to Leopard…Safely!

Chapter: Video and Computer Technology

Topic: Software and System Maintenance

You know you want to install OS X Leopard as soon as you can. For your production machine, though, you probably also know that you should wait. You also know that you’re probably going to do it anyway. Whether you do it at the right or wrong time, there’s a right way to do it. Creative COW Leader Shane Ross tells you how.

http://blogs.creativecow.net/node/310

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Apple OS X: Upgrade your FCP Machine to Leopard…Safely!

Chapter: Video and Computer Technology

Topic: Software and System Maintenance

You know you want to install OS X Leopard as soon as you can. For your production machine, though, you probably also know that you should wait. You also know that you’re probably going to do it anyway. Whether you do it at the right or wrong time, there’s a right way to do it. Creative COW Leader Shane Ross tells you how.

http://blogs.creativecow.net/node/310

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Apple Soundtrack Pro: Surround Sound Mixing in Soundtrack Pro 2

Chapter: Audio

Topic: Surround Sound

One of the best new features in all of the Final Cut Studio family is the addition of surround sound mixing to Soundtrack Pro 2 (STP2). Let’s take a look at how easy it is to mix in surround sound, and things you need to keep in mind while doing it!

http://digitalprosound.digitalmedianet.com/articles/viewarticle.jsp?id=205142

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Adobe After Effects: Getting Started with the 3D Camera and Layers

Chapter: Compositing Tools and Techniques

Topic: Camera Animation

Getting Started with the 3D Camera and Layers ia for After Effects 7.0 and higher. In this tutorial, I’ll explore how to arrange the layers and add a simple camera move to your composition. In the next tutorial I’ll go into more detail about camera motion, adding depth of field, and other ideas to add life to static images.

http://www.toolfarm.com/tutorials/camera.html

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Apple Motion: Motion 3 Reflector Effect

Chapter: Visual and Creative Effects

Topic: Reproducing TV or Film Effects

This tutorial covers: creating clones of layers, Working with Image Masks, Using the Gradient Editor, Animating and Timing Text and Moving groups in 3D.

http://www.box.net/shared/static/kpqou6y6gt.mov

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Adobe After Effects: Photoshop Layer Styles in AE CS3

Chapter: Compositing Tools and Techniques

Topic: Transfer or Blend Modes

In this video tutorial, Creative Cow leader Aharon Rabinowitz introduces you to Photoshop Layer Styles in After Effects, a new feature in AE CS3.

http://library.creativecow.net/articles/rabinowitz_aharon/Layer_Styles/Tutorial/layer_styles.htm

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Adobe Photoshop: Photoshop Layer Styles in AE CS3

Chapter: Compositing Tools and Techniques

Topic: Transfer or Blend Modes

In this video tutorial, Creative Cow leader Aharon Rabinowitz introduces you to Photoshop Layer Styles in After Effects, a new feature in AE CS3.

http://library.creativecow.net/articles/rabinowitz_aharon/Layer_Styles/Tutorial/layer_styles.htm

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Apple Final Cut Pro: Playing Clips without Effects

Chapter: Editing

Topic: Tips or Shortcuts

This serves as a reminder that there are so many things about FCP that I just don’t know about. Here’s one that I’m sure ALL the Avid people would love to know, because I liked this feature in the Avid.

http://www.avid2fcp.com/?p=56

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