Tutorial Thursday

Tutorial Thursday

  • How and Why to Apply Effects on Filler in Avid Media Composer

    Many people don’t realize the power of Media Composer’s ability to have effects on ‘filler’. It acts as an adjustment layer on top of your video tracks. With a little experimentation it can deliver some great results.

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  • How to Roundtrip a Sequence from Autodesk Smoke to Avid Media Composer

    In this video tutorial, we run through the workflow of publishing an AAF sequence from Autodesk Smoke with media and FX, which is then conformed in Avid Media Composer.

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  • How to Use the Fluid Morph Effect in Avid Media Composer to Fix Jump Cuts

    Jump cuts are ugly and call attention to themselves. Luckily Avid Media Composer has a powerful solution to this problem: the Fluid Morph effect. Find out how to use it in this tutorial.

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  • Create a Media Composer Project Structure That Will Last For Years

    Here’s one of the best systems to set up your file and folder structure for Avid Media Composer projects. It is a combination of over 100 editor’s personal practices. Check it out.

    by Chris Bové
  • How to Use the Avid Paint Effect Tool in Media Composer

    Draw shapes to define areas of change with the Avid Paint Effect tool in Media Composer. In this tutorial, we’ll take a closer look at a very simple scene that depicts a rocket traveling through outer space past a planet.

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  • How to Use Markers in Avid Media Composer to Track Revisions

    How to Use Markers in Avid Media Composer to Track Revisions

    The markers in Media Composer are a way to leave comments to yourself or other editors and can play a crucial role in post production workflows. In this tutorial we show you how to use markers to track revisions in the editing process.

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  • Drag in MIDI Patterns from IK Multimedia SampleTank 3 to Pro Tools 11 and Edit with Ease

    Drag in MIDI Patterns from IK Multimedia SampleTank 3 to Pro Tools 11 and Edit with Ease

    Pro Tools has the powerful MIDI tools you need to edit and arrange your tracks with ease. I’ll show you how to use IK Multimedia’s SampleTank 3, an AAX compatible sample player workstation, to sequence included MIDI patterns from directly within the plug-in.

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  • How To Use Dynamic Media Folders in Avid Media Composer Software

    How to Use Dynamic Media Folders in Avid Media Composer Software

    With Dynamic Media Folders, non-creative media tasks such as transcoding, copying, and consolidating can be automated in the background, without disrupting your editorial flow.

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  • Filmmaking: Why Do We Need Color Correction

    Why Do We Need Color Correction?

    We are often asked what a Colorist does in the film & television industry. In this short video we’ve given several examples of why and when color correction can improve a video.

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  • Music: Pro Tools Sound Effects Library Searching Made Faster and More Efficient with New Workspace Browser

    Pro Tools Sound Effects Library Searching Made Faster and More Efficient with New Workspace Browser

    One of the new features in Pro Tools 11 is a completely rebuilt workspace browser that’s faster and more efficient than ever. If you’re looking for a quick way to search your sound effects collection, there’s no easier way than with the workspace browser—here’s how.

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  • Filmmaking: How to Use 120 fps iPhone 5s Footage in Media Composer | Software

    How to Use 120 fps iPhone 5s Footage in Media Composer | Software

    In this video tutorial, I demonstrate how to use 120 fps footage shot on the iPhone 5s in Media Composer | Software. See how to ingest, render, and manipulate this footage.

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  • Filmmaking: How to Create Custom Scene Transitions with the Paint Effect in Media Composer | Software

    How to Create Custom Scene Transitions with the Paint Effect in Media Composer

    I’ll show you how to make a flash transition, a blur transition, and a combo with both, using the built-in Paint Effect. Then you’ll see how to save it as a preset to re-use easily.

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