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August 9, 2011 Author:

Create hundreds of titles in just moments by tapping into the extreme power of Avid Marquee’s AutoTitler. Using just a simple title template and an external text document, you can streamline this otherwise tedious process of lower third creation. Read More

Video Tutorial: Creating Lower Thirds with AutoTitler in Avid Marquee

  • July 28, 2011

    Audio Keyframing Tips in Avid Media Composer

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    Keyframing audio—otherwise known as rubber banding—is a fairly standard procedure in Avid Media Composer, as it allows you to easily raise and lower your audio levels within the boundaries of clips in your Timeline. This tutorial will go over the basics of how to perform rubber banding, as well as some useful tips for quick audio keyframe manipulation. Read More

  • July 12, 2011

    Using the Automatic Color Correction Tools in Avid Media Composer

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    Avid Media Composer contains many complex manual color correction tools that require deep knowledge of various video scopes and proper color correction workflow. It also contains several useful automatic color correction tools that can help you arrive at correct luma and chroma levels. Check out this tutorial for tips on how to use these automatic color correction controls. Read More

  • July 6, 2011

    Video Tutorial: Using Reformat Effects in Avid Media Composer

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    Working in today’s world of dozens of different video formats can often be a difficult business; you’re constantly having to negotiate different video sizes and aspect ratios when combining them in the same project. This video tutorial will discuss several of the various reformat effects—the 16:9 and 4:3 letterbox effects, as well as the Pan and Scan effect—which you can use to bring all the clips in your sequence to a single aspect ratio. Read More

  • June 18, 2011

    Demystifying the Avid Import Settings Dialog Box: Part 2

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    Have you ever imported a graphic or movie file into Avid Media Composer, only to have it result in being stretched, squeezed, or the wrong opacity? Learn how to master the different settings within Avid’s Import dialog box, and prevent these types of issues from occurring again! (This is Part 2 of a two-part post.) Read More

  • June 18, 2011

    Demystifying the Avid Import Settings Dialog Box: Part 1

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    Have you ever imported a graphic or movie file into Avid Media Composer, only to have it result in being stretched, squeezed, or the wrong opacity? Learn how to master the different settings within Avid’s Import dialog box, and prevent these types of issues from occurring again! (This is Part 1 of a two-part post.) Read More

  • June 11, 2011

    Video Tutorial: Creating a Traveling Highlight “Ken Burns style” in Avid Media Composer

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    You’ve probably often seen the highlight-and-zoom effect in documentaries to emphasize a certain person or object, usually in a still photograph. This technique was popularized by documentarian Ken Burns, and you can replicate it by following the techniques outlined in this video tutorial. Read More