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Apple Final Cut Pro: Exporting Markers from FCP – For use in Compressor and DVD Studio Pro

Chapter: Workflow

Topic: Inter-application Workflow

When working in Final Cut Pro we can add Markers to our timeline which gives us the ability to ‘export’ special metadata along with our video. For example, when building a sequence in FCP that will be used in DVD SP, we can add Chapter markers to the timeline that will pass through on export to Compressor or directly to DVD SP, and will be available for us to use when authoring our DVDs. In addition to Chapter markers we can add Compression markers and Scoring markers for use in SoundTrack Pro.

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

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Adobe After Effects: Multi-camera synchronization in After Effects

Chapter: Editing

Topic: Multicam

Sometimes you need to shoot with two or more cameras and that introduces the need to synchronize them. Some high-end cameras have genlock capability but what happens if you your cameras don’t have it or you work with a mix of different cameras? Slating is always a good idea but there is an easy way to have immediate synch in your NLE, this first tutorial shows you how.

http://paolociccone.com/NFGvideoplay.php?code=002

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Adobe After Effects: Faking Motion Capture in After Effects

Chapter: Compositing Tools and Techniques

Topic: Motion Tracking and Stabilizing

Here is a tutorial that will show you how to fake motion capture using the Puppet Tool and trackers. To see an example of what the final result should be click on the images below. You can also download the assets to make this tutorial in the Tutorial Assets section. If you create any examples of you own let me know and I’ll put a link to the movie in the Tutorial Show Case section.

http://sketchypictures.com/tutorials/after_effects/faking_mocap/faking_mocap.html

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Apple Shake: Adding Blur to your CG element using the Move2D

Chapter: Compositing Tools and Techniques

Topic: Motion Blur

Ok, here’s a nifty little way to add motion blur to an already rendered CG element. Which helps save on some rendering time.

http://sketchypictures.com/tutorials/tutorials/shake/faking_motion_blur.html

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Apple Shake: Color Correction in Shake: The Histogram in Shake

Chapter: Color Correction

Topic: Advanced Techniques

If you haven’t already, import the floor.jpg from the previous lesson (Color Correction in Shake). We already analyzed the footage and decided that we need to get rid of that orangish-tint. So how do we correct this? Well let’s take a look at the internals of the image to see what kinds of adjustments need to be made.

http://sketchypictures.com/tutorials/tutorials/shake/histogram_1.html

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Apple Shake: Rendering Shake Scripts Through The Terminal

Chapter: Workflow

Topic: Rendering

Save your Shake script with the FileOut and the appropriate time range set. Double check your proxyScale, proxyRatio etc.

http://sketchypictures.com/tutorials/tutorials/shake/shake_render_terminal.html

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Apple Shake: The Darkside of the Shake (Hologram)

Chapter: Visual and Creative Effects

Topic: Reproducing TV or Film Effects

Well young Compositor you will be trained in the force nodes. In this tutorial you will learn how to create a Hologram entirely within Shake. This one’s for all you Star Wars fans who like to flood the web with thousands of fan films.

http://sketchypictures.com/tutorials/tutorials/shake/hologram.html

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Apple Shake: DV to HDV using Shake

Chapter: Editing

Topic: Scale and Position

Don’t have the money or budget to afford a nice HDV Camcorder? No problem, we’ll show you how to convert your Standard DV footage to HDV footage with no loss of quality.

http://sketchypictures.com/tutorials/tutorials/shake/dv_to_hdv.html

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Apple Shake: Day to Night using Shake

Chapter: Visual and Creative Effects

Topic: Simulating Nature

In this tutorial I’ll show you how to pass the time, literally.. This tutorial is quite simple all you need is a couple of color correction nodes and a flash light. Below is an example of what we will be trying to accomplish with this effect.

http://sketchypictures.com/tutorials/tutorials/shake/day_to_night.htmll

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Apple Motion: Wormhole Effect in Motion

Chapter: Visual and Creative Effects

Topic: Reproducing TV or Film Effects

Here’s a nifty way to create a cool looking wormhole effect using Apple’s Motion.

http://sketchypictures.com/tutorials/tutorials/tutorials/wormhole.html

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