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RE:Vision Twixtor: Marking Edit Points in Twixtor within FCP

Chapter: Editing

Topic: Speed Effects

This tutorial shows how to mark segments in an edit in order to avoid warping across edits when speeding up or slowing down the overall edit with Twixtor.

http://library.creativecow.net/articles/freitag_lori/twixtor-fcp-edit-points.php

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Trapcode Particular: Creating a Christmas Tree with Trapcode Particular

Chapter: Visual and Creative Effects

Topic: Simulation

In this episode of Red Giant TV, Michael Park returns to us with a fantastic tutorial on creating a Christmas tree (complete with lights and star at the top) with Trapcode Particular. You’ll also use Trapcode Starglow to enhance the look.

http://www.toolfarm.com/2009/12/tutorial-red-giant-tv-creating.html

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Avid Releases Software Updates

Avid Technologies just released the following new editors today, December 21, 2009.

  • Avid Media Composer v4.0.5 (Mac and PC)
  • Avid Symphony v4.0.5 (Mac and PC)
  • Avid NewsCutter v8.0.5 (PC)
  • Eligibility

  • Customers with a valid Avid Support Contract can download/upgrade their v4.0.x/v8.0.x editor(s) on the Download Center (login and password required).
  • Customers who purchased Avid Media Composer v4.0.x, Avid Symphony v4.0.x and Avid NewsCutter v8.0.x are entitled to a free download/upgrade from the avid.com Download Site.
  • Any Academic system that is currently at v4.0.x/v8.0.x can be upgraded to v4.0.5/v8.0.5 as well.
  • Click here for more information.

    The Creators Of VLC Are Going To Release A Video Editor

    According to the website Learning Ubuntu, the creators of the famous cross-platform program VLC Media Player are going to release a new video editor going by the name of VideoLAN Movie Creator (VLMC).

    For information on the new release, click here.

    For discussion about the new release, click here.

    Assimilate Releases Scratch 5.0

    Assimilate Software announces that SCRATCH v5.0 and SCRATCH CINE v5.0 are released! SCRATCH owners with access can visit the Assimilate support site for detailed documentation on this release.

    As of v5.0, SCRATCH and SCRATCH CINE are released as native 64-bit applications only and will NOT run on a 32-bit operating system. The target OS for v5.0 is Windows 7 64-bit (any edition). Be aware that NOT all graphics cards are fully functional with Windows 7. Assimilate urges you to plan your upgrade to v 5.0 and READ CAREFULLY the article on the support site for ‘SCRATCH v5.0 Drivers and Installation issues’. This covers NVIDIA graphics card support, downloading a suitable driver for Windows 7 and additional hardware issues you need to be aware of.

    Note: Scratch 5 and Red Rocket are not compatible.

    Click here for more information.

    AJA Releases Free iPhone App for Video Professionals

    AJA Video Systems, a leading manufacturer of professional video interface and conversion solutions, announced today the release of AJA DataCalc. AJA DataCalc is a free storage requirement calculator designed for video professionals and is available now as a free download from the Apple iTunes Store here.

    Designed as a fast and simple tool for audio and video professionals, AJA DataCalc can be used in the field during acquisition, or in the edit bay during post-production, allowing the user to effortlessly calculate their storage consumption and data capturing requirements.

    Click here for more information.

    Lip-Synch with Twixtor in FCP

    http://library.creativecow.net/articles/freitag_lori/twixtor-fcp-lip-synch.php

    Apple Final Cut Pro: Lip-Synch with Twixtor in FCP

    Chapter: Editing

    Topic: Speed Effects

    Key framed alignment of video to audio. This tutorial covers the basic concept of timewarping a video track to a different audio track using Twixtor. As example, we lip-synch an outdoor shoot to a studio recording. This method could also be used to sync video to another video track.

    http://library.creativecow.net/articles/freitag_lori/twixtor-fcp-lip-synch.php

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    RE:Vision Twixtor: Lip-Synch with Twixtor in FCP

    Chapter: Editing

    Topic: Speed Effects

    Key framed alignment of video to audio. This tutorial covers the basic concept of timewarping a video track to a different audio track using Twixtor. As example, we lip-synch an outdoor shoot to a studio recording. This method could also be used to sync video to another video track.

    http://library.creativecow.net/articles/freitag_lori/twixtor-fcp-lip-synch.php

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    BuZZ Show and Podcast December 24

    This week’s episode of the world’s only interactive talk radio for Digital Production, Post Production and Distribution is filled with great information and entertainment designed for the independent filmmaker or industry professional.

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    Join host Larry Jordan as he talks with:

    Brandon Miller, Filmmaker, Charity Films, suddenly found himself homeless, but rather than give up, it gave him a purpose: to create a film on what it’s like to be homeless. We check back with Brandon and discover his amazing story.

    Jessica Sitomer, president of The Greenlight Coach, returns to begin our look back at 2009. The economy has been terrible, but some folks are successful. What did they do and what can the rest of us learn from it.

    Jonathan Handel, Of Counsel at TroyGould, specializes in entertainment and technology. He reviews some of the key news in 2009, from Comcast’s purchase of NBC to the continued turmoil in the Guilds.

    Bruce Nazarian, The Digital Guy, has done more than anyone else to bring the creation of Blu-ray Discs within reach of just about all of us. As a regular on the Buzz, he joins our review of 2009 with his thoughts on opportunities found and missed.

    Philip Hodgetts, CEO, Intelligent Assistance, continues our review of 2009 with a look at the leading technology news from last year.

    Jackie Lee, Director of Sales for Company 3, represents a post-production company that calls itself “independent film friendly.” What does that mean in this time of collapsing budgets and “one-man-bands?”

    Michael Horton, Head-cutter, Final Cut Pro User Group in Los Angeles, concludes our review of 2009, with a look at user groups, training, and the need for all of us to help each other.

    You can’t find people or interviews like this anywhere else! It’s another fascinating show – all the information you need now to know what’s coming next!


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