Media Composer 6: Part 2 - Effects Essentials

Media Composer 6: Part 2 - Effects Essentials

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By (author) Dion Scoppettuolo

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  • Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
  • Format: Mixed media product | 400 pages
  • Dimensions: 188mm x 231mm x 23mm | 816g
  • Publication date: 19 March 2012
  • Publication City/Country: Clifton Park
  • ISBN 10: 1133788882
  • ISBN 13: 9781133788881
  • Illustrations note: colour illustrations, figures
  • Sales rank: 283,440

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MEDIA COMPOSER 6: PART 2-EFFECTS ESSENTIALS is for video editors who understand the basics of the editing tools in Media Composer and are ready to move ahead and learn the fundamentals of compositing within Avid Media Composer 6, the non-linear film/video editing application used in most movie and television productions. This book/DVD combo, an official Avid Learning Series User Level guide, provides a solid foundation in Media Composer audio and video effects capabilities and, in conjunction with Media Composer 6: Part 1-Editing Essentials, will prepare you for Avid's User Level certification in Media Composer 6. You will be taken through the basic effects-building interface; then, using a real-world, hands-on approach, you'll learn fundamental audio adjustments and effects, multilayered video compositing, tracking, stabilization, various retiming methods, and basic color-grading techniques. This official training course is a crucial step in mastering Avid Media Composer, the standard editing system used by professionals in the film and television industries. MEDIA COMPOSER 6: PART 2-EFFECTS ESSENTIALS is part of the Avid Learning Series. To find more books on Media Composer, Pro Tools, Sibelius, or any other Avid product, visit www.courseptr.com/avid.

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Dion Scoppettuolo is trainer, marketing consultant, and avid travel photographer who has taught classes on software products worldwide. Before starting his own company, he was at Apple Inc. for more than seven years.

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PART 1: AUDIO EFFECTS. 1. Level and Pan Controls. 2. Equalization. 3. Using Audio Suite Plug-ins. PART 2: APPLYING VIDEO EFFECTS AND TRANSITIONS. 5. Quick Transitions. 6. Using the Effects Palette. 7. Creating Effect Templates. 8. Hiding guts w/FluidMorph. PART 3: CORRECTIVE EFFECTS. 9. Resize. 10. Pan and Zoom. 11. Tracking Blurs and Mosaics. 12. Stabilization techniques. PART 4: NESTING MULTIPLE EFFECTS. 13. Auto Nesting. 14. Changing the order of effects. 15. Exploring and Expanding nested effects. PART 5: RETIMING. 13. Generating a Freeze Frame. 14. Creating speed changes. 15. Modifying Time warps. PART 6: COLOR CORRECTION AND GRADING. 16. Basic Color effects. 17. Color Correction. 18. Masking and reformatting. PART 7: PERFORMANCE AND RENDERING. 19. Changing playback quality and performance. 20. Rendering options. Appendix.

Table of contents

PART 1: AUDIO EFFECTS. 1. Level and Pan Controls. 2. Equalization. 3. Using Audio Suite Plug-ins. PART 2: APPLYING VIDEO EFFECTS AND TRANSITIONS. 5. Quick Transitions. 6. Using the Effects Palette. 7. Creating Effect Templates. 8. Hiding guts w/FluidMorph. PART 3: CORRECTIVE EFFECTS. 9. Resize. 10. Pan and Zoom. 11. Tracking Blurs and Mosaics. 12. Stabilization techniques. PART 4: NESTING MULTIPLE EFFECTS. 13. Auto Nesting. 14. Changing the order of effects. 15. Exploring and Expanding nested effects. PART 5: RETIMING. 13. Generating a Freeze Frame. 14. Creating speed changes. 15. Modifying Time warps. PART 6: COLOR CORRECTION AND GRADING. 16. Basic Color effects. 17. Color Correction. 18. Masking and reformatting. PART 7: PERFORMANCE AND RENDERING. 19. Changing playback quality and performance. 20. Rendering options. Appendix.