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Sony Vegas Pro Basics FIFTY-EIGHT: Sony Image Stabilization

Sony Vegas Pro Basics FIFTY-EIGHT: Sony Image Stabilization
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In this tutorial, Andrew Devis shows how to use the native stabilization effect within Sony Vegas Pro which has to be used as a media effect rather than an event effect.

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Sony Vegas Pro Basics FIFTY-SEVEN: Stylizing Events with BCC

Sony Vegas Pro Basics FIFTY-SEVEN: Stylizing Events with BCC
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In this tutorial, Andrew Devis gives a quick overview of some of the BCC Art Looks, Color & Tone and Stylize tools from the BCC Complete suite of plugins by BorisFX for Sony Vegas Pro.

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Sony Vegas Pro Basics FIFTY-SIX: Motion Blur

Sony Vegas Pro Basics FIFTY-SIX: Motion Blur
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In this tutorial, Andrew Devis shows how to apply motion blur inside of Sony Vegas Pro, how to change its settings and how to change the type of motion blur used for best 'real world' results.

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Sony Vegas Pro Basics FIFTY-FIVE: Zaxwerks ProAnimator

Sony Vegas Pro Basics FIFTY-FIVE: Zaxwerks ProAnimator
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In this tutorial, Andrew Devis introduces Zaxwerks ProAnimator and gives an overview of the simplicity and speed of the application as well as showing how to render out the final animation as an image sequence and then how to bring that (or any) image sequence into Sony Vegas Pro for final compositing.

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Sony Vegas Pro Basics FIFTY-FOUR: Texture Text with Shatter

Sony Vegas Pro Basics FIFTY-FOUR: Texture Text with Shatter
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In this example of the Sony Vegas Pro/HitFilm workflow, Andrew Devis shows how to use the Shatter effect in HitFilm to extrude non-shattering 3D text as well as how to apply different textures to the front and the side of the extruded text. While working much faster than the previous introduction to HitFilm tutorial, this tutorial still show the whole Sony Vegas Pro/HitFilm workflow in detail for those wanting to learn more about HitFilm and Sony Vegas Pro integration.

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Sony Vegas Pro Basics FIFTY-TWO: BCC Extruded Text

Sony Vegas Pro Basics FIFTY-TWO: BCC Extruded Text
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BorisFX produces plugins for Sony Vegas Pro, and in this tutorial Andrew Devis demonstrates the 'Extruded Text' options in the BCC 3D Objects Plugin. This powerful and simple to use plugin will produce high quality true 3D text inside of Vegas Pro which can be fully animated and have additional high impact effects applied such as advanced shattering and pulsating etc. as well as offering animatable 3D camera movements and lights.

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Sony Vegas Pro Basics FIFTY-THREE: Extruding Text in HitFilm

Sony Vegas Pro Basics FIFTY-THREE: Extruding Text in HitFilm
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In this detailed introduction tutorial to the Sony Vegas Pro/HitFilm workflow, Andrew Devis shows how to send an event to HitFilm from Sony Vegas Pro, create text, add a texture to the text and extrude and control it in 3D. Finally, Andrew shows how to animate that text and send the whole thing back to Sony Vegas Pro quickly and easily.

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Sony Vegas Pro Basics FIFTY: Credit Rolls

Sony Vegas Pro Basics FIFTY: Credit Rolls
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In this tutorial, Andrew Devis explains how to use the credit roll generator inside of Vegas Pro and how you can create .txt files in your text editor and import/export that file into/out of the Credit Roll to save a lot of time and frustration. Andrew also shows how to create and export/import title styles as .xlm files that can be saved and reimported for use in future titles thus ensuring continuity of style for titles in different editions of any series you may be working on.

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Sony Vegas Pro Basics FIFTY-ONE:  3D Extrusion Options

Sony Vegas Pro Basics FIFTY-ONE: 3D Extrusion Options
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In this tutorial, Andrew Devis talks about some of the options available to create 3D extruded text (and objects) within Sony Vegas. While not an exhaustive list, it covers options from free programs to top end 3D applications. Following tutorials go into more detail on some of these options.

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Sony Vegas Pro Basics FORTY-NINE: ProType Titler

Sony Vegas Pro Basics FORTY-NINE: ProType Titler
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The ProType Titler is probably the most advanced native title creation tool inside of Sony Vegas Pro and allows you a degree of control which is far greater than with the standard Titles & Text option. However, the interface and the layout of the ProType Titler is somewhat different than the standard tools and will take a little bit of getting use to although for the power and advanced results it is well worth the effect.

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Sony Vegas Pro Basics FORTY-EIGHT: Titles & Text

Sony Vegas Pro Basics FORTY-EIGHT: Titles & Text
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In this tutorial, Andrew Devis shows how to use the standard Titles & Text option in Sony Vegas Pro and how it can be used to create multiple different titles with one title event as well as how the various settings can be used to customize the look of the text and the animation of the text in your scene. This is the most used title tool in Sony Vegas Pro and worth getting to grips with.

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Sony Vegas Pro Basics FORTY-SIX: Media Generators Part 1

Sony Vegas Pro Basics FORTY-SIX: Media Generators Part 1
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In this tutorial carrying on from the tutorial on Compositing Modes, Andrew Devis shows how Checkerboards, Color Gradients and Solid Color events can be used inside Sony Vegas Pro - as well as showing how solid color events can be used as base layers for some of the Boris FX plug-ins - available to buy for Sony Vegas Pro from BorisFX.com.

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Sony Vegas Pro Basics FORTY-SEVEN: Noise Textures

Sony Vegas Pro Basics FORTY-SEVEN: Noise Textures
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Noise textures allow you to create things like water and fire within Sony Vegas Pro and then composite those animated textures with other elements to add interest and depth to your projects. While they do take a little bit of learning, once learned, this skill is both powerful and valuable.

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Sony Vegas Pro Basics FORTY-FIVE: Compositing Modes

Sony Vegas Pro Basics FORTY-FIVE: Compositing Modes
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In this tutorial, Andrew Devis explains about the track based Compositing Modes inside of Sony Vegas and shows how to use them and how they can be used creatively and get new looks.

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Sony Vegas Pro Basics FORTY-THREE: Helpful Tools

Sony Vegas Pro Basics FORTY-THREE: Helpful Tools
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In this tutorial, Andrew Devis picks up on other helpful tools that can be a little hidden to the average user. Each tip can save you time and help you with the management and work-flow of your project and include quick selection options, searchable comments on assets, hiding headers, loop options and preview speed options.

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Sony Vegas Pro Basics FORTY-FOUR: What is Compositing?

Sony Vegas Pro Basics FORTY-FOUR: What is Compositing?
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In this short tutorial, Andrew starts with a tip for quickly navigating to your project files in Vegas Pro and then talks briefly about what compositing is at its basic level.

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Sony Vegas Pro Basics FORTY-ONE: Keyboard Trimming

Sony Vegas Pro Basics FORTY-ONE: Keyboard Trimming
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In this tutorial, Andrew Devis demonstrates the powerful yet easy-to-master tools to trim events in the timeline using keyboard shortcuts. This technique is essential for all editors to use as it will save a great deal of time when doing fine-cuts in the timeline and make you a far faster and more efficient editor.

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Sony Vegas Pro Basics FORTY-TWO: SD to HD with BCC UpRez

Sony Vegas Pro Basics FORTY-TWO: SD to HD with BCC UpRez
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Using non-HD footage in an HD timeline means that by default the content is scaled to fit within Sony Vegas Pro via the Event Pan/Crop function. While this is a helpful feature, it doesn't deal with the issue of the loss of quality that scaling brings, as well as significant softening of the image. Boris FX has added a plug-in called UpRez, which allows any asset to have its resolution upped to that of an HD clip, which means that you can use SD content with confidence in an HD timeline. In this tutorial, Andrew Devis shows the UpRez work-flow on both a standard SD clip and then on an older camera-phone clip!

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Sony Vegas Pro Basics FORTY: Track Motion & 3D Track Motion

Sony Vegas Pro Basics FORTY: Track Motion & 3D Track Motion
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Track Motion has nothing to do with tracking motion but is the ability to animate a whole track which includes all the events/clips on that track. Additionally, you can animate a track in 2D & 3D giving some really cool options inside Sony Vegas Pro. However, if you also want to use Layer Dimensionality with 3D Track Motion you need to know how as there are a few extra steps. In this tutorial, Andrew Devis explains what Track Motion is, how to set it up and goes through some of the issues involved if you want to use it in conjunction with Layer Dimensionality for cool results.

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Sony Vegas Pro Basics THIRTY-EIGHT: Layer Dimensionality

Sony Vegas Pro Basics THIRTY-EIGHT: Layer Dimensionality
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Layer Dimensionality can be applied in several different ways inside of Sony Vegas Pro and is a powerful effect which can give the illusion of depth to an item and is great for PiPs (Picture in Picture) and text to help them to stand-out in your production. In this tutorial, Andrew Devis goes through the options in Layer Dimensionality showing how they can take a flat looking PiP and make it stand out quickly and simply.

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Sony Vegas Pro Basics THIRTY-NINE: Animating & Keyframes

Sony Vegas Pro Basics THIRTY-NINE: Animating & Keyframes
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Previously we looked at 'spring loaded' animation in the Event Pan/Crop panel, but this time Andrew Devis looks at the animation toggle switch which allows us to choose which values we want to animate of any given effect. Andrew goes through how to use the toggle and has a closer look at both 'Lanes' and 'Curves' as well as at the various keyframe type options.

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Sony Vegas Pro Basics THIRTY-SIX: Masking - Other Tools

Sony Vegas Pro Basics THIRTY-SIX: Masking - Other Tools
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In this second tutorial on creating and using masks in Sony Vegas Pro, Andrew Devis shows how to modify masks, add masks and create masks with the various tools in the Event Pan/Crop panel - this is very helpful when trying to create complex masks for your productions.

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Sony Vegas Pro Basics THIRTY-SEVEN: Masking Effects

Sony Vegas Pro Basics THIRTY-SEVEN: Masking Effects
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In the third part of this tutorial set on using masks in Sony Vegas Pro, Andrew Devis shows how to select an area with a mask to limit the application of an effect to being just within that mask alone. Andrew demonstrates the work-flow including animating the mask as needed.

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Sony Vegas Pro Basics THIRTY-FOUR: Event Pan/Crop Animation

Sony Vegas Pro Basics THIRTY-FOUR: Event Pan/Crop Animation
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Learning to animate Event Pan/Crop adds a whole new level of tools to the editors' toolbox. In this tutorial Andrew Devis shows the basics of animation for Event Pan/Crop and how it can be used to create motion Picture in Picture (PiP) and Pan n Scan.

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Sony Vegas Pro Basics THIRTY-FIVE: Masking & Event Pan/Crop

Sony Vegas Pro Basics THIRTY-FIVE: Masking & Event Pan/Crop
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In this tutorial, Andrew Devis talks about masks in Vegas Pro and how to create custom shapes with the various tools in the Event Pan/Crop panel. Andrew shows how to create standard and Bezier points, how to break points, convert points, move point and move sections of a path.

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Sony Vegas Pro Basics THIRTY-TWO: Trim, Delete, Copy & Cut

Sony Vegas Pro Basics THIRTY-TWO: Trim, Delete, Copy & Cut
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This tutorial quickly looks at important tools which can enable fast and efficient editing in your timeline including Trim, Delete, Copy & Extract (Cut) as well as touching on Auto Ripple issues when moving items in the timeline.

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Sony Vegas Pro Basics THIRTY-THREE: Event Pan/Crop Basics

Sony Vegas Pro Basics THIRTY-THREE: Event Pan/Crop Basics
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The ability to be able to change the size and position (and rotation) of any event/clip on your timeline is essential for creating things like Pan and Scan, Zooms and Picture in Picture (PiP) effects. In this first tutorial on Event Pan/Crop, Andrew Devis goes through what Event Pan/Crop is and shows how easy it is to apply inside of Sony Vegas Pro.

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Sony Vegas Pro Basics THIRTY: Expanded Edit Mode

Sony Vegas Pro Basics THIRTY: Expanded Edit Mode
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Expanded edit mode is a great way to get strong visual feedback on your edit decisions on your timeline as well as allowing you to create rolling edits, slip trims and slip edits with good visual feedback. In this tutorial, Andrew Devis goes through the Expanded Edit Mode showing the advantages it can give you when making fine adjustments on your timeline.

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Sony Vegas Pro Basics THIRTY-ONE: Clip Speed Changes

Sony Vegas Pro Basics THIRTY-ONE: Clip Speed Changes
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In this tutorial, Andrew Devis demonstrates how to animate the velocity or speed of a clip with the use of an envelope which can create fun, smooth animations. Andrew shows how to create an envelope and how to 'draw' an animation curve with your mouse on the envelope. This technique is great for creating smooth animations including time-reverse animations and even hold-frame animations.

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Sony Vegas Pro Basics TWENTY-NINE: Slip Trim & Slip Edit

Sony Vegas Pro Basics TWENTY-NINE: Slip Trim & Slip Edit
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In this tutorial, we carry on learning helpful tools to use when editing in the timeline. Andrew demonstrates both a slip edit and slip trims, which are powerful ways to ensure that you see exactly the part of an event you want to see, even 'locking' in place an in-point or an out-point as you choose the portion of a clip you want to see.

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Sony Vegas Pro Basics TWENTY-SEVEN: Creating Sub-Clips

Sony Vegas Pro Basics TWENTY-SEVEN: Creating Sub-Clips
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Knowing how to create, organise and use sub-clips is an important skill for a video editor, as it enables us to quickly go through a longer clip and select just the portions we want to use and have them fall into a smart bin ready to drop onto our timeline when needed. In this tutorial, Andrew Devis shows how to create sub-clips in the trimmer and on the timeline and how to make them go directly to a smart bin organised and ready to use.

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Sony Vegas Pro Basics TWENTY-EIGHT: Rolling Edits

Sony Vegas Pro Basics TWENTY-EIGHT: Rolling Edits
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Time stretch and rolling edits are key tools for quick and efficient editing in the timeline when working towards a final edit. In this tutorial, Andrew Devis demonstrates both functions showing how quickly and easily they can be done in Sony Vegas Pro.

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Sony Vegas Pro Basics TWENTY-FIVE: Managing Large Projects 1

Sony Vegas Pro Basics TWENTY-FIVE: Managing Large Projects 1
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Sometimes our timelines can become very complex due to the amount of material we are trying to process in our projects. Using the technique in this tutorial, you can partition your project up into manageable chunks and work with those inside a master project seeing changes made being updated with multiple instances of Sony Vegas Pro open together.

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Sony Vegas Pro Basics TWENTY-SIX: Managing Large Projects 2

Sony Vegas Pro Basics TWENTY-SIX: Managing Large Projects 2
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The ability to be able to group and then minimise tracks can save a lot of screen real-estate and is a great way to organise the various different sections of your project. In this tutorial, Andrew Devis shows how to group tracks and add and remove additional tracks to and from a group as well as pointing out a couple of potential problems with grouped tracks and how to avoid them.

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Adobe After Effects Techniques: Animation Lip Sync PART ONE

Adobe After Effects Techniques: Animation Lip Sync PART ONE
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In the first part of this two-part tutorial, Andrew Devis shows the basics of a character animation lip-sync technique in After Effects that uses time remapping to select which mouth shape to use at any time. While a good basic method to achieve the goal however, it requires the animator to remember what frame number any particular mouth shape is located on and so in the following tutorial Andrew carries on to show how to create a simple rig which makes the whole process far easier for the animator with good visual feedback.

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Adobe After Effects Techniques: Animation Lip Sync PART TWO

Adobe After Effects Techniques: Animation Lip Sync PART TWO
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In this second part of a two-part tutorial on character animation lip-sync techniques, Andrew Devis shows how to build a simple rig to speed up your animation. Building on the basics of the first tutorial Andrew goes on to show how to set up the rig and arrange it so that you can drag a box over a text representation of the mouth shape that you want and have it animate in your timeline. Andrew uses both a slider and a layer to demonstrate this technique and to try and make it as clear as possible, however, it is also possible to skip the slider and just use the layer position - have a play and see how you can improvise this technique for your own work.

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Sony Vegas Pro Basics TWENTY-THREE: Other Useful Preferences

Sony Vegas Pro Basics TWENTY-THREE: Other Useful Preferences
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In this tutorial, Andrew goes through some of the many preferences in Sony Vegas Pro, picking up on those preferences that will help you in your editing. Including, among others, things like video card options, RAM settings, automatic cross-fades for multiple items added to a timeline, still image default duration, still image fitting to the aspect ratio of your project and sound card options, etc.

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Sony Vegas Pro Basics TWENTY-FOUR: Controlling Transitions

Sony Vegas Pro Basics TWENTY-FOUR: Controlling Transitions
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In this tutorial, Andrew Devis talks about the appropriate use of transitions in your timeline as opposed to the normal use of simple jump cuts. Andrew shows how to change the length of a transition and some of the dangers of not having sufficient head or tail footage in your media when working with transitions and how to solve these problems by changing the place your transitions take place from.

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Sony Vegas Pro Basics TWENTY-ONE: Blending Odd Footage Sizes

Sony Vegas Pro Basics TWENTY-ONE: Blending Odd Footage Sizes
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In this tutorial, Andrew discusses the potential problems of working with footage of different sizes within your timeline in Sony Vegas Pro and what to watch out for or be aware of should you need to use such footage.

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Sony Vegas Pro Basics TWENTY-TWO: Video Proxy: How & Why

Sony Vegas Pro Basics TWENTY-TWO: Video Proxy: How & Why
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In this tutorial, Andrew Devis starts by showing how Sony Vegas can simplify the search for footage in certain types of camera footage file formats and then goes on to talks about the need for and the use of video proxy with some kinds of footage. Andrew shows how to create a proxy and how to make sure that the original and not the proxy gets used in the final render - or, how to use the proxy in a render if you want to create a fast render to demonstrate the progress being made so far.

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Sony Vegas Pro Basics NINETEEN: Changing Properties of Clips

Sony Vegas Pro Basics NINETEEN: Changing Properties of Clips
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This tutorial looks at previewing clips in your Explorer and Project Media panels, changing the properties of single and multiple clips, finding, navigating and selecting events in your timeline, splitting events, temporarily un-grouping clips and creating 'J' and 'L' cuts.

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Sony Vegas Pro Basics TWENTY: Auto Ripple & Toolbar Options

Sony Vegas Pro Basics TWENTY: Auto Ripple & Toolbar Options
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In this tutorial, Andrew Devis shows how to customize your toolbar to add or remove buttons to make your editing simpler and then goes on to explains what 'Auto Ripple' is and shows some of the dangers of using it but also how useful and powerful it can be when editing in your timeline.

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Sony Vegas Pro Basics SEVENTEEN: 4-Point Edits

Sony Vegas Pro Basics SEVENTEEN: 4-Point Edits
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In this tutorial, Andrew Devis explains what a 4-point edit is and how simple it is to apply within Sony Vegas Pro through the Trimmer window and the Timeline panel. 4-Point edits are great when you need to speed-up or slow-down a clip to fit in a specific space to match audio or other key timing requirements of your video.

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Sony Vegas Pro Basics EIGHTEEN: The Importance of Markers

Sony Vegas Pro Basics EIGHTEEN: The Importance of Markers
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Markers are an important tool in the arsenal of a video editor to mark edit as well as to make notes, pass on notes to other editors and organise your projects. In this tutorial, Andrew Devis will show how to apply, make notes with, navigate and move markers in your projects.

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Sony Vegas Pro Basics FIFTEEN: Customize Keyboard Shortcuts

Sony Vegas Pro Basics FIFTEEN: Customize Keyboard Shortcuts
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If you want to become a fast and efficient editor, you need to learn your keyboard shortcuts and in this tutorial, Andrew Devis shows you where to find your keyboard shortcuts, how to customise them and then introduces us to some helpful/essential shortcuts to get us started.

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Sony Vegas Pro Basics SIXTEEN: The Trimmer Window

Sony Vegas Pro Basics SIXTEEN: The Trimmer Window
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In this tutorial, Andrew Devis introduces us to the Trimmer window and has a quick look at the preferences to make better use of the Trimmer window. Andrew shows how to very quickly select portions of your media clips to drop on the timeline to create a 'rough cut' ready for fine editing and explains what a 3-point edit is.

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Sony Vegas Pro Basics THIRTEEN: Track Headers

Sony Vegas Pro Basics THIRTEEN: Track Headers
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In this tutorial, we start to look at the various options, buttons and sliders in the track headers. While some of these items will require tutorials all of their own this tutorial gives a quick and helpful overview of all that the headers (both video and audio) can do.

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Sony Vegas Pro Basics FOURTEEN: .veg Project File Options

Sony Vegas Pro Basics FOURTEEN: .veg Project File Options
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In this tutorial, Andrew Devis shows how to open .veg project files both as timeline events and as complete projects, how to preview multiple takes as a single event in your timeline and how to bring in just the video or audio portion of a clip to your timeline.

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Sony Vegas Pro Basics ELEVEN: Timeline Event/Clip Features

Sony Vegas Pro Basics ELEVEN: Timeline Event/Clip Features
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In this tutorial, Andrew Devis goes through the options for Events or clips in the timeline which include detailed fade and crossfade options, video opacity and audio gain as well as mentioning Event Pan/Crop and Event FX - both of which will be covered in much greater detail later in the series.

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Sony Vegas Pro Basics TWELVE: Timeline Navigation

Sony Vegas Pro Basics TWELVE: Timeline Navigation
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In this tutorial, Andrew shows some options to navigate frame perfectly in the timeline for both the cursor and for regions. Andrew also shows how to customise the timecode readout panel and how to play back your timeline forwards and backwards at variable speeds with your mouse.

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Sony Vegas Pro Basics NINE: Preview, Overlay & Snapshot

Sony Vegas Pro Basics NINE: Preview, Overlay & Snapshot
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In this tutorial, Andrew Devis takes you through the various icons at the top of the video preview monitor including adding effects (Note: any effects added here will be to the whole of your video - and not individual events), split screen modes, overlay modes, snapshots and preview options - valuable information!

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Sony Vegas Pro Basics TEN: Timeline Events & Creating Tracks

Sony Vegas Pro Basics TEN: Timeline Events & Creating Tracks
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In this tutorial, Andrew briefly goes through adding events to your timeline, as well as creating new tracks and making sure that selected events go to the right track. Andrew also introduces a few important navigation keyboard shortcuts.

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Sony Vegas Pro Basics ONE: Introduction

Sony Vegas Pro Basics ONE: Introduction
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In this introductory tutorial to the new Sony Vegas Pro Basics series on Creative COW, Andrew Devis talks about purchasing options for Sony Vegas Pro and the advantages of using Creative COW to view and download the tutorials as well as to access world-leading forums for Sony Vegas Pro.

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Sony Vegas Pro Basics TWO: The User Interface

Sony Vegas Pro Basics TWO: The User Interface
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In this overview tutorial, Andrew Devis goes over the User Interface (UI) of Sony Vegas Pro, showing how to customise the UI, save new UI layouts (called workspaces) as well as showing how to add events to the timeline, trim them and create simple transitions very quickly.

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Sony Vegas Pro Basics THREE: Create, Save, Organize Projects

Sony Vegas Pro Basics THREE: Create, Save, Organize Projects
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In this tutorial, Andrew Devis shows how to organise your media assets on your hard drive and what to do when Sony Vegas Pro can't find an asset because it has been moved. Andrew also goes on to show how to open new empty projects and save your project - which is not the same as 'exporting' your projects which would be the final process to create your final video file (covered later on in this series).

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Sony Vegas Pro Basics FOUR: Media Bins and Importing Assets

Sony Vegas Pro Basics FOUR: Media Bins and Importing Assets
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In this tutorial, we look at how to import and organise assets inside our projects and how to use and create a custom bin structure so we can easily find our assets when we begin editing.

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Sony Vegas Pro Basics FIVE: Tagging Media Assets into Bins

Sony Vegas Pro Basics FIVE: Tagging Media Assets into Bins
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In this tutorial, Andrew Devis demonstrates a quick and efficient way of organising your assets using 'tags'. The importance of an organised Project Media Panel can't be overstated especially when dealing with longer or more complex projects. 'Tags' are an excellent way to quickly get multiple assets into well-named Bins where they will be easy to find, search and use.

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Sony Vegas Pro Basics SIX: Smart Bins/Searching Your Assets

Sony Vegas Pro Basics SIX: Smart Bins/Searching Your Assets
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In this tutorial, we look in detail at the Smart Bin advanced search function inside of Sony Vegas Pro, whereby we can find clips based on things like their name, tags, comments and a host of other options. We look at how to make a Smart Bin permanent and how it updates and constantly searches for any new or changed clips that may be added to your project as dynamic Bins - which is again an excellent way to quickly and efficiently organise your assets.

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Sony Vegas Pro Basics SEVEN: Capturing HDV Footage

Sony Vegas Pro Basics SEVEN: Capturing HDV Footage
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In this tutorial, Andrew demonstrates how to capture footage to your hard drive from an HDV camera using a Firewire or i.link cable.

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Sony Vegas Pro Basics EIGHT: Project Settings

Sony Vegas Pro Basics EIGHT: Project Settings
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In this tutorial, Andrew shows how to get to and change your project settings in Sony Vegas Pro. Andrew also talks about interlaced and progressive footage as well as frame rate and fields for NTSC (US & Japan) and PAL (UK, Europe etc) as well as some other useful options.

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Premiere Pro Techniques: 110 Preset & Custom Lumetri Looks

Premiere Pro Techniques: 110 Preset & Custom Lumetri Looks
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In this tutorial, Andrew Devis goes through a new option that will be coming with the next release of Adobe Premiere Pro called Lumetri Looks - which gives you the option to apply .Look files created in Adobe SpeedGrade directly to your footage in Premiere Pro. While this option at first glance seems to only offer the ability to apply presets already created, there is also a way in which you can create your own grades in SpeedGrade, save them as .Look files and then apply those custom grades to your footage or to an adjustment layer in Premiere Pro CS_Next. In this tutorial, Andrew shows the new option and how it may be used with SpeedGrade CS_Next to create, save and apply your own custom looks.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Andrew Devis
Sony Vegas
HitFilm 2 Ultimate - Coming to a MAC Near You

HitFilm 2 Ultimate - Coming to a MAC Near You

HitFilm have just launched a KickStarter to bring their 3D compositing, visual effects and video editing software to Mac. Andrew Devis looks at the software package for Creative COW.

Review, Editorial, Feature
Andrew Devis
Adobe Premiere Pro basics
Premiere Pro Techniques: 109 Timeline Panel Change in CC

Premiere Pro Techniques: 109 Timeline Panel Change in CC
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In this short tutorial for Premiere Pro's new CC version, Andrew Devis goes over some of the changes and improvements to the timeline panel for the next version of Premiere Pro so that you can get up and running with it quickly and smoothly.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Andrew Devis
Adobe Premiere Pro
RE:Match Non-matching Cameras in Premiere Pro

RE:Match Non-matching Cameras in Premiere Pro
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In this tutorial Andrew Devis demonstrates a relatively new plug-in by RE:Vision Effects called RE:Match and how it can very quickly and accurately deal with the very common problem of non-matching cameras in Premiere Pro. A typical approach to dealing with say a white balance issue would be to apply the fast color corrector and use the white balance picker, but this can be very hit and miss, while RE:Match deals with the whole image using another image or clip as the reference to match too. This very powerful effect can save a great deal of time for an everyday problem and so earn its cost back very quickly as well as giving excellent and fast results. There is another tutorial showing how this effect works in After Effects as there is a slightly different way the two applications deal with reference images.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Andrew Devis
Adobe After Effects
AE - RE:MATCH Non-matching Cameras in After Effects

AE - RE:MATCH Non-matching Cameras in After Effects
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In this tutorial, Andrew Devis demonstrates a relatively new plug-in by RE:Vision Effects called RE:Match and how it can very quickly and accurately deal with the very common problem of non-matching cameras in After Effects. A typical approach to dealing with say a white balance issue would be to apply Color Finesse 3 and work with that which can be a slightly convoluted process, while RE:Match deals with the whole thing in a couple of clicks! This very powerful effect can save a great deal of time for an everyday problem and so earn its cost back very quickly as well as giving excellent and fast results. There is another tutorial showing how this effect works in Premiere Pro as there is a slightly different way the two applications deal with reference images.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Andrew Devis
Adobe Premiere Pro
Premiere Pro CC: 108 Multi-Cam Synched by Audio

Premiere Pro CC: 108 Multi-Cam Synched by Audio
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In this tutorial, Andrew Devis looks at the next version of Premiere Pro and shows how it can now automatically synchronise footage in a bin by various options including timecode and AUDIO! Andrew uses multiple clips and allows Premiere Pro to synchronise these clips using audio and shows us in real time how long this process takes based on a 48 min talk and 11 clips! Andrew also goes on to show some of the changes that have taken place in the headers for video and audio tracks as well as a change in how to make multi-cam edits in the up-coming next version of Premiere Pro - valuable information for anyone working with multiple cameras.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Andrew Devis
Adobe After Effects basics
AE Basics Extras: Butterfly Wing Text Animation

AE Basics Extras: Butterfly Wing Text Animation
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In the first part of this two part AE Basics Extra tutorial, Andrew Devis starts to show how to create a butterfly wing with text. The purpose of these tutorials is to give additional hints and tips for text animation in After Effects. Items covered in this tutorial include, using the pen tool, paths, copying mask paths to shape layers, text along a path and path option, 3D layers, animation of a wing, loopOut expression and viewing your composition in a different viewer. In the second part of this tutorial Andrew will go on to complete the animated butterfly in 3D and show how to have it fly around your screen.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Andrew Devis
Adobe After Effects basics
AE Basics Extras: Butterfly Wing Text Animation Part TWO

AE Basics Extras: Butterfly Wing Text Animation Part TWO
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In the second part of this two part AE Basics Extra tutorial, Andrew Devis continues to build the butterfly in After Effects and then shows how to keep it 3D as it is formed. Items covered in this tutorial include custom views, 3D and collapse transforms to keep items working in 3D once pre-composed, duplication and flipping layers, vertical type, text formatting, and complex animations with motion sketch. These tutorials will be valuable for anyone learning and developing text animation skills in After Effects.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Andrew Devis
Adobe After Effects basics
AE Basics Extras: Caterpillar Text Animation

AE Basics Extras: Caterpillar Text Animation
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In this AE Basics Extra tutorial, Andrew Devis shows some more text animation techniques by animating 'Caterpillar' text in After Effects. Andrew shows how to shape your text so that it curves from large to small to create a 'tail' for the text and then he shows how to set up and animate the path that the text will use. Andrew then goes on to lock the text to the animated path and continues by adding additional animators to give body movement to the animated text. This is a helpful tutorial for anyone wanting to learn to use a wider range of options for text animation in After Effects. Andrew will be following up with a similar but different tutorial looking at creating a flying butterfly text!

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Andrew Devis
Adobe After Effects
IK Character Animation: Walk to the Beat 1: Finding the Beat

IK Character Animation: Walk to the Beat 1: Finding the Beat
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This tutorial is both a follow-on tutorial to Andrew's previous tutorials on IK controllers in After Effects and a helpful stand-alone tutorial showing how to define a beat range to use as a guide to animation in After Effects. To start with Andrew shows how to use a simple expression to deal with a potential problem of controllers scaling your objects. Then Andrew shows how to find and download sample music which can be used to base your animation on. He goes on to discuss the difficulty of matching frame rates with audio sample rate and then shows how to get a reasonably close 'loop' in both After Effects and especially in Audition.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Andrew Devis
Adobe After Effects Techniques
IK Character Animation: Walk to the Beat 2: The Walk Cycle

IK Character Animation: Walk to the Beat 2: The Walk Cycle
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In this second tutorial on animating an IK character Andrew Devis shows us how to create and refine a walk cycle with our IK controlled character such that it walks in time with the music we had set up in the previous tutorial.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Andrew Devis
Adobe After Effects
AE: Inverse Kinematic Character Animation

AE: Inverse Kinematic Character Animation
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Standard character animation in After Effects uses a process called 'Forward Kinematics' in that we animate down a linked chain - for example, upper arm linked to forearm linked to hand. To get animation we need to move the items down the chain one at a time. Inverse Kinematics creates a link back up the chain such that moving the hand would also move the forearm and the upper arm without breaking that link. This is a simpler and easier to control form of animation often used in 3D programs such as C4D and 3ds max etc. and allows us to control the animation for the complete chain through a single controller.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Andrew Devis
Adobe After Effects
AE: Inverse Kinematic Character Animation PT 2

AE: Inverse Kinematic Character Animation PT 2
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Standard character animation in After Effects uses a process called 'Forward Kinematics' in that we animate down a linked chain - for example, upper arm linked to forearm linked to hand. To get animation we need to move the items down the chain one at a time. Inverse Kinematics creates a link back up the chain such that moving the hand would also move the forearm and the upper arm without breaking that link. This is a simpler and easier way to control animation and is often used in 3D programs such as C4D and 3ds max etc. and allows us to control the animation for the complete chain through a single controller.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Andrew Devis
Adobe After Effects
An Old Dog, Learning New Tricks

An Old Dog, Learning New Tricks

You'll be surprised at how late Andrew Devis started with After Effects, but he's thrilled to be constantly learning new tricks. The excitement he finds in turning that knowledge into tutorials has clearly been reciprocated, as he has become one of the web's most popular trainers.

Feature, People / Interview
Andrew Devis
Adobe After Effects basics
AE Basics 65: Expression Controllers PART TWO

AE Basics 65: Expression Controllers PART TWO
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AE Basics - A Creative COW series for new users of Adobe After Effects. Lesson 65: In this second follow-on tutorial, Andrew Devis continues to demonstrate how to apply a color Expression Controller to one part of the production and then how to quickly apply it to other parts of the same composition. He then goes on to show how to separate out parameters to two different control points of one Expression Controller finishing by controlling parts from different areas of the shape layer as you would in a composition which has multiple layers.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Andrew Devis
Adobe After Effects basics
AE Basics Extras: More Repetition PART ONE

AE Basics Extras: More Repetition PART ONE
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AE Basics - A Creative COW series for new users of Adobe After Effects. Having recently completed a training course, Andrew Devis was asked about some more advanced uses for the repeater tool when working with shape layers in After Effects. Andrew has produced 2 'Extra' tutorials to go with his earlier tutorial on the repeater. In this first 'Extra' tutorial, he shows how to create a simple man with shapes, repeat him across screen and then down screen with a couple of repeating options to create different looks and then how to scale the whole animation on the screen to give space for additional motion graphics work. In the next tutorial, he will show how to create shapes from text, how to rotate that shape into a circle and then how to move the circle into a line and how to create other very interesting looks with the use of the repeater tool.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Andrew Devis
Adobe After Effects basics
AE Basics Extras: More Repetition PART TWO

AE Basics Extras: More Repetition PART TWO
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AE Basics - A Creative COW series for new users of Adobe After Effects. In this second 'Extra' tutorial in the AE Basics series, Andrew Devis shows how to create shapes from text, how to rotate that shape into a circle, how to move the circle into a line and finally how to create other very interesting looks with the use of the repeater tool - including how to create spirals, make the shapes seem to come out at you from the screen and how to move and control these exciting options, all within the one layer.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Andrew Devis
Adobe After Effects basics
AE Basics 64: Expression Controllers PART ONE

AE Basics 64: Expression Controllers PART ONE
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AE Basics - A Creative COW series for new users of Adobe After Effects. Lesson 64: Expression Controllers are a way to simplify the animation controls for a given composition. Although some people are initially worried by the idea of using Expressions, using and controlling Expression Controllers is both easy and effective - especially so when dealing with complex animations. In this tutorial, Andrew Devis explains how to use Expression Controllers in Adobe After Effects. Andrew starts by showing how to control a single parameter with one type of controller and then goes on to show how to separate two parameters with an array while applying an Expression Controller to one of those two separated controllers.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Andrew Devis
Adobe After Effects
AE Basics 63: Persistent Disc Cache (CS6 & Above)

AE Basics 63: Persistent Disc Cache (CS6 & Above)
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AE Basics - A Creative COW series for new users of Adobe After Effects. Lesson 63: In this tutorial, Andrew Devis explains a significant 'under the hood' improvement in CS6 which reduces the need for 'Pre-rendering' and makes the operation of After Effects much faster. These improvements are called the 'Global Performance Cache' and the 'Persistent Disc Cache'. Andrew explains how these operate, options to use background rendering and the work-flow savings this offers.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Andrew Devis
Adobe After Effects
AE Basics 62: Export 8 - Understanding Pre-render

AE Basics 62: Export 8 - Understanding Pre-render
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AE Basics - A Creative COW series for new users of Adobe After Effects. Lesson 62: In this tutorial, Andrew Devis explains what Pre-rendering is and why it would be useful in your projects as well as what to look for when pre-rendering to ensure you don't have problems later in your production.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Andrew Devis
Adobe Premiere Pro
Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 90 Export 5: Media Encoder 2

Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 90 Export 5: Media Encoder 2
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In this second tutorial on Media Encoder, Andrew Devis shows how to create preset groups for customers to ensure that you always export the same file types and minimize the risk of choosing the wrong presets when outputting multiple different sequences. Andrew also shows how to customize a preset to meet specific needs such as different frame rates or frame sizes etc and save that preset and add it to a preset group for the customer you created it for. Andrew then shows how to quickly select a smaller portion of the sequence so that you can test your output settings on a much smaller section of the sequence you want to export.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Andrew Devis
Adobe Premiere Pro
Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 86 Export 1: Dynamic Link

Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 86 Export 1: Dynamic Link
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In this tutorial, Andrew Devis shows how to get a sequence from Premiere Pro into either Encore or After Effects using the 'dynamic link' function. Dynamically linking a sequence to either Encore or After Effects will mean that any changes made to the sequence in Premiere Pro will be automatically updated in the program it is linked to (Encore or After Effects). Andrew demonstrates both a simple 'drag and drop' as well as a menu driven approach to setting up dynamic link.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Andrew Devis
Adobe Premiere Pro
Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 87 Export 2: Export Settings

Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 87 Export 2: Export Settings
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In this tutorial, Andrew Devis starts by talking about the 'Send to SpeedGrade' option and then moves on to discuss the selection settings (left hand side) in the Export Settings dialogue box.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Andrew Devis
Adobe Premiere Pro
Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 88 Export 3: Export Settings 2

Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 88 Export 3: Export Settings 2
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In this tutorial, Andrew Devis goes through and explains many of the options on the right hand side of the Export Settings dialogue box.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Andrew Devis
Adobe Premiere Pro
Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 89 Export 4: Media Encoder 1

Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 89 Export 4: Media Encoder 1
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In this tutorial, Andrew Devis shows how to use the Media Encoder to render out several different versions of a Premiere Pro sequence using easy to find and select presets. Andrew shows how to add sequences without even having to have Premiere Pro open and then change the preset to another one of your choice and add extra outputs to suit your customers' needs.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Andrew Devis
Adobe Premiere Pro
Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 91 Export 6: Media Encoder 3

Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 91 Export 6: Media Encoder 3
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In this third tutorial on Media Encoder, Andrew Devis shows how to create and use 'Watch Folders' which are folders linked inside of Media Encoder which 'watch' for any footage item that is dropped into them and then encodes that footage item to any other output type of your choice. Andrew shows how to create and set up your watch folders as well as explaining some of the limitations of watch folders as they presently work.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Andrew Devis
Adobe Premiere Pro
Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 92 Time 1: Clip Speed/Duration

Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 92 Time 1: Clip Speed/Duration
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In this tutorial, Andrew Devis shows another of the time options inside of Premiere Pro (having previously shown the rate-stretch tool in an earlier tutorial). Starting with the Speed/Duration option Andrew goes through the various ways to apply it and the advantages and limitations that it has.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Andrew Devis
Adobe Premiere Pro
Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 93 Time 2: Time Remapping

Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 93 Time 2: Time Remapping
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Time remapping is hands-down the most powerful time changing effect in Premiere Pro and also great fun to work with once you know how to use it. In this tutorial Andrew Devis shows how to vary the time of a clip, how to ease that change, how to ease into a hold keyframe and then ease back out again. He then goes on to show how to make the whole clip carry on to play backwards and how to ease the change between playing one direction and the next.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Andrew Devis
Adobe Premiere Pro
Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 94 Time 3: Posterize Time

Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 94 Time 3: Posterize Time
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The 'Posterize Time' effect can be used to set a frame rate for a piece of footage or a nested sequence. However, in this tutorial, Andrew Devis shows how to use it as a special effect to create dramatic looks for your footage or to give the impression that the footage was taken on an older camera which worked at a different (usually lower) frame rate. (Note: Although it is possible to animate this effect, it can cause unpredictable results and so any keyframes created will be hold key frames giving instant transitions rather than gradual changes).

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Andrew Devis
Adobe Premiere Pro
Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 95 Time 4: Playing with Echoes

Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 95 Time 4: Playing with Echoes
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In this tutorial, Andrew Devis shows how to use the Echo effect and goes through its settings showing how to get the best out of this powerful effect. Andrew also talks a little about filming with the aim of using the Echo effect on the final product.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Andrew Devis
Adobe Premiere Pro
Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 96 Time 5: 'Burn-in' Timecode

Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 96 Time 5: 'Burn-in' Timecode
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The timecode effect is often used to generate lower quality versions of footage with timecode 'burnt in' so that producers can give exact times for specific edits and selections. In this tutorial, Andrew Devis shows how to use the 'Timecode' effect to generate timecode for a sequence and to show both media and clip timecodes for a piece of footage in the sequence.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Andrew Devis
Adobe Premiere Pro
Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 97 Track Matte Key

Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 97 Track Matte Key
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In this tutorial, Andrew Devis shows how to use the Track Matte Key effect to pixel out a face to keep a character anonymous. Andrew also shows how to use the circle effect with fast blur to create a soft matte to use with the Track Matte Key effect.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Andrew Devis
Adobe Premiere Pro
Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 98 Ultra Key Part 1

Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 98 Ultra Key Part 1
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The Ultra Key in Premiere Pro is a way of quickly and efficiently 'Green/Blue Screening' or 'Chroma Keying' footage elements shot against a colored background. In this tutorial, Andrew Devis shows a slightly more advanced way to set up to use the Ultra Key in Premiere Pro which involves matting out areas of the footage that either have items to be removed or have nothing but the chroma color in them (i.e. no action in those areas). Andrew goes through the process of creating a matte that just has the item to be keyed while keeping a good soft edge to the footage by using other effects in Premiere Pro. He then creates the final matted piece and applies the Ultra Key and goes on to shows how to adjust that matte after the Ultra Key has been applied.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Andrew Devis
Adobe Premiere Pro
Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 99 Ultra Key Part 2

Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 99 Ultra Key Part 2
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The Ultra Key in Premiere Pro is a way of quickly and efficiently 'Green/Blue Screening' or 'Chroma Keying' footage elements shot against a colored background. In this second tutorial, Andrew Devis goes on to show how to use the Ultra Key settings and how you can use presets to help understand how certain parameters work. Andrew goes on to show how to deal with edge issues and then how to use another effects to simulate a 'light wrap' effect which brings the color of the background into the edge/alpha channel of the keyed object. Andrew finishes by showing how to deal with parts of the matte that have become semi-transparent during the keying process.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Andrew Devis
Adobe Premiere Pro
Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 100 Creative Black & White

Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 100 Creative Black & White
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Although there are some obvious ways to create black and white footage in Premiere Pro, the usual approaches can often leave a lot to be desired in terms of creativity and artistic influence. So, in this tutorial, Andrew Devis shows how to use an little known effect to make stunning and creative black and white productions in Premiere Pro which can add a great deal to the artistic credibility of your work.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Andrew Devis
Adobe Premiere Pro
Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 101 Exposure & Lighting Effects

Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 101 Exposure & Lighting Effects
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In this tutorial, Andrew Devis goes through an under-used effect in Premiere Pro which can be a real shot-saver by giving you the option to completely re-light a scene with multiple lights if needed. In this tutorial, Andrew shows how to use the effect to create a volumetric lighting effect for one shot and then to save a shot which suffers from being taken in a very bright environment and lastly a shot what has issues with being too dark in places. As well as being able to re-light a shot this effect also offers an exposure control which although somewhat linked to an ambient light is still a very useful feature to have in Premiere Pro.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Andrew Devis
Adobe Premiere Pro
Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 102 Video Transitions

Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 102 Video Transitions
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Video Transitions vs Video Effects Transitions: In this tutorial, Andrew Devis explains the difference between 'video transitions' and the 'video transitions' category in 'video effects'. Andrew shows how the two work and some of the advantages of using the 'video effects' as opposed to the transitions to create more organic transitions.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Andrew Devis
Adobe Premiere Pro
Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 103 Analyze Content: Find Faces

Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 103 Analyze Content: Find Faces
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In this tutorial, Andrew Devis explains how to use the 'Find Faces' function in Premiere Pro which can be a useful function to search/filter in the project panel to display only clips showing people. Although a useful function, it does take a while to analyze the clips, so it isn't always a fast solution.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Andrew Devis
Adobe Premiere Pro
Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 104 Speech Analysis

Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 104 Speech Analysis
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In this tutorial, Andrew Devis shows how to use the Speech Analysis function inside of Premiere Pro. Andrew starts by showing how to find and download speech modules for languages other than English US and then goes on to analyze two clips, one with stylized English and one with normal English to show how well Premiere Pro copes. Andrew also shows how you would attach an Adobe Story Script for greater accuracy and also how to use some of the tools to change text once created and then how Premiere Pro is frame perfect for each spoken word in the Source monitor.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Andrew Devis
Adobe Premiere Pro
Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 105 Warp Stabilizer

Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 105 Warp Stabilizer
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In this tutorial, Andrew Devis shows how to use the 'Warp Stabilizer' effect in Premiere Pro. This powerful effect can be used to stabilize hand help or shaky footage so that the end result will be smooth motion or even no motion for the clip it is applied to. While being very powerful, the warp stabilizer works best with a good CUDA graphics card so that clips can be played back with the effect applied without the need to render the clips to see updates to any changes made.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Andrew Devis
Adobe Premiere Pro
Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 106 Multi-Camera Work-flow

Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 106 Multi-Camera Work-flow
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In this tutorial, Andrew Devis goes through the new and improved multi-camera work-flow in Premiere Pro CS6, which includes the option to use as many cameras as your system can cope with! Andrew shows how to use three clips in this tutorial, how to set them up with a synchronizing point and then how to trim footage back into the multi-camera sequence if the synchronizing points weren't in a good place. He then shows how to change between cameras and how to modify the edits created.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Andrew Devis
Adobe Premiere Pro
Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 107 Rolling Shutter Repair

Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 107 Rolling Shutter Repair
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In this final tutorial in this Premiere Pro Basics (CS6 & above) series, Andrew Devis shows how to use the Rolling Shutter Repair effects which deals with the problem of footage from a camera phone or a DSLR (CMOS sensors) which look wobbly or jelly-like when panned quickly. The obvious solution is to avoid fast pans with this type of camera, if possible. However, sometimes you have no choice and then need to clean up the end result to stop your audience from feeling sea-sick! The Rolling Shutter Repair is a very powerful tool to deal with this issue and make sure your footage looks more like you originally intended it to look.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Andrew Devis
Adobe After Effects
AE Basics 61: Export 7 Media Encoder 3 - Watch Folders

AE Basics 61: Export 7 Media Encoder 3 - Watch Folders
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AE Basics - A Creative COW series for new users of Adobe After Effects. Lesson 61: In this tutorial looking at getting your production out of After Effects, Andrew Devis shows how to create and use watch folders.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Andrew Devis
Adobe After Effects
AE Basics 60: Export 6 Media Encoder 2 - Preset Groups

AE Basics 60: Export 6 Media Encoder 2 - Preset Groups
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AE Basics - A Creative COW series for new users of Adobe After Effects. Lesson 60: In this tutorial looking at getting your production out of After Effects, Andrew Devis shows how to create preset groups and how to modify and save a custom preset.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Andrew Devis
Adobe Audition, Soundbooth
Audio Basics - Understanding Sample Rate

Audio Basics - Understanding Sample Rate
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In this occasional series on audio basics by Andrew Devis, Andrew explains what audio samples are and how they can effect the accuracy of you recording. Although Andrew uses Adobe Audition CS6, the information given in this tutorial is valid for any digital audio recording software packed. Andrew also shows how to create new audio files in Audition and how to specify the sample rate and then how to create tones.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Andrew Devis
Adobe Audition, Soundbooth
Audio Basics - Understanding Bit Depth

Audio Basics - Understanding Bit Depth
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In this second tutorial in his occasional series on audio basics, Andrew Devis explains what bit depth is and how the right choice of bit depth can effect the accuracy of your recording. Although Andrew uses Adobe Audition CS6 the information given in this tutorial is valid for any digital audio recording software package.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Andrew Devis
Adobe After Effects
After Effects: Using & Customising the Dictionary Preset 1

After Effects: Using & Customising the Dictionary Preset 1
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In the first part of this three part advanced text animation tutorial, Andrew Devis shows how to apply and use the 'Dictionary' preset to a paragraph of text and then customise the word selection to match the words we want to use. Andrew shows how to select the words, modify the original text, change the text colour and begin to show what this preset can do as part of a bigger animation where this preset is used to include words which will eventually be individually animated to create a coherent sentence when extracted from the paragraph. In the second tutorial Andrew will show how to create an exclusion group such that the other text can be faded into the background and the final tutorial will show how to animate the selected remaining words into place.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Andrew Devis
Adobe After Effects
After Effects: Using & Customising the Dictionary Preset 2

After Effects: Using & Customising the Dictionary Preset 2
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In the second part of this three part advanced text animation tutorial, Andrew Devis shows how once the 'Dictionary' preset has been applied we can then create a separate 'exclusion' group to fade the remaining unselected paragraph text such that the focus remains on the selected text only - all on a single text layer! The final part of this series will show how to select each of the originally selected words such that they can be independently animated to form a coherent sentence.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Andrew Devis
Adobe After Effects
After Effects: Using & Customising the Dictionary Preset 3

After Effects: Using & Customising the Dictionary Preset 3
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In the last part of this three part advanced text animation tutorial, Andrew Devis concludes by showing how to select the already selected text and animate each word separately such that they can be moved into any order and position to create a coherent sentence from the original body of paragraph text. Andrew also shows how to deal with potential animation problems should you accidentally move the word before setting the stop-watch as well as reminding us of the standard options to help finesse our animation.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Andrew Devis
Adobe After Effects
AE Basics 59: Export 5 - Media Encoder ONE

AE Basics 59: Export 5 - Media Encoder ONE
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AE Basics - A Creative COW series for new users of Adobe After Effects. Lesson 59: In this tutorial looking at getting your production out of After Effects, Andrew Devis starts to show how to use the newly redesigned for CS6 Media Encoder for final output options.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Andrew Devis
Adobe After Effects
AE Basics 58: Export 4 - Output Modules

AE Basics 58: Export 4 - Output Modules
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AE Basics - A Creative COW series for new users of Adobe After Effects. Lesson 58: In this tutorial looking at getting your production out of After Effects, Andrew Devis goes through the output module settings dialogue box and explains what options to use and how to export multiple formats.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Andrew Devis
Adobe After Effects
AE More Than Transitions: ONE Setting Up the Comp

AE More Than Transitions: ONE Setting Up the Comp
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In this first of four tutorials on the 'Card Wipe' effect, Andrew Devis shows how to set up a composition with multiple images to use in the effect. Andrew touches on how to replace one item with another item while inheriting the changes of the original item.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Andrew Devis
Adobe After Effects
AE More Than Transitions: TWO Parameters Part ONE

AE More Than Transitions: TWO Parameters Part ONE
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In this second of four tutorials on the 'Card Wipe' effect, Andrew Devis goes through many of the parameters for the effect showing how to customise the effect for your own use. Andrew also touches on using gradients in your comp to drive the effect.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Andrew Devis
Adobe After Effects
AE More Than Transitions: THREE Parameters TWO

AE More Than Transitions: THREE Parameters TWO
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In this third of four tutorials on the 'Card Wipe' effect, Andrew Devis goes through the various camera, lighting and materials parameters for this effect looking at using the in-built camera, a comp camera and the corner pin option.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Andrew Devis
Adobe After Effects
AE More Than Transitions: FOUR Jitter & Animation

AE More Than Transitions: FOUR Jitter & Animation
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In this last of four tutorials on the 'Card Wipe' effect, Andrew Devis explains the 'jitter' options in the effect and goes through some simple scenarios for animating this powerful effect as well as showing how he created the intro to the tutorial.

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Andrew Devis
Adobe After Effects
AE Basics 57: Export 3 - Render Settings

AE Basics 57: Export 3 - Render Settings
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AE Basics - A Creative COW series for new users of Adobe After Effects. Lesson 57: In this tutorial looking at getting your production out of After Effects, Andrew Devis goes through the render settings dialogue box and explains why you would choose to export through After Effects and how to save a template of your choices.

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Andrew Devis
Adobe After Effects
AE Basics 56: Export 2 - Setting Up For Export

AE Basics 56: Export 2 - Setting Up For Export
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AE Basics - A Creative COW series for new users of Adobe After Effects. Lesson 56: In this tutorial looking at getting your production out of After Effects, Andrew Devis shows how to set up your composition for export and how to determine where it will output and how to use default file names.

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Andrew Devis
Adobe After Effects basics
AE Basics 55: Export 1 - Dynamic Link

AE Basics 55: Export 1 - Dynamic Link
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AE Basics - A Creative COW series for new users of Adobe After Effects. Lesson 55: In this first tutorial looking at getting your production out of After Effects, Andrew Devis shows how to use Dynamic Link to get your After Effects composition into Premiere Pro. Andrew shows the various methods to dynamically link a composition as well as going through some of the potential problems you may encounter.

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Andrew Devis
Adobe Premiere Pro
Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 79 Audio 9: Automation Modes

Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 79 Audio 9: Automation Modes
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In this tutorial, Andrew Devis goes through the 'Automation Modes' for animating audio volumes in Premiere Pro. Andrew explains the different options available as well as showing how to thin out keyframes and change the timing of the 'Touch' automation mode. This is an essential tutorial for anyone working with the spoken word and music as it will save a great deal of time with simple but effective audio animation.

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Andrew Devis
Adobe Premiere Pro
Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 80 Audio 10 Stereo to Dual Mono

Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 80 Audio 10 Stereo to Dual Mono
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In this tutorial, Andrew Devis deals with one of the most common problems when dealing with audio in Premiere Pro - how do you change a stereo clip into a dual mono clip? Andrew will show how to change your preferences so that any imported clip will be seen as being dual mono in Premiere Pro as well as how to change a clip that is already imported into your project. Please note that it is not easy to change a clip AFTER it has been put in the timeline. However, Andrew goes on to show one option for muting one channel of a stereo pair in your timeline which can in some cases be helpful.

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Andrew Devis
Adobe Premiere Pro
Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 81 Audio 11: Audition

Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 81 Audio 11: Audition
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In this tutorial, Andrew Devis shows how to use Adobe Audition to separate the 2 channels of a clip already in the timeline so that they become 2 mono tracks. Although this is a potential work-flow for this problem of separating stereo to dual mono, it is not the best way of dealing with it and should only be done when there isn't really the option to go back and start with the clips from scratch once again.

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Andrew Devis
Adobe Premiere Pro
Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 82 Audio 12: Audition Tips

Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 82 Audio 12: Audition Tips
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In this tutorial, Andrew Devis shows some work-flows for processing audio from Premiere Pro in Adobe Audition. First, Andrew shows how to use powerful but simple EQ tools and then how to make sure that the volume is maximized whilst not going into 'the red'. Andrew then goes on to show how to match the volume of multiple clips with an automated function in Premiere Pro.

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Andrew Devis
Adobe Premiere Pro
Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 83 Audio 13: Gain Options

Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 83 Audio 13: Gain Options
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In this tutorial, Andrew Devis goes through the right-click gain options for audio waveforms in Premiere Pro. These often overlooked options are very powerful when used to either maintain the relationship between clip volumes or break that relationship such that the volume of each of the clips in amplified to the maximum. Understanding these options will give you some quick and powerful tools for dealing with problem audio in your projects. Note: Gain should be sorted out before changes to volume for best results.

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Andrew Devis
Adobe Premiere Pro
Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 84 Audio 14: Audio Samples

Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 84 Audio 14: Audio Samples
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In this tutorial, Andrew Devis talks about the difference between frames and audio samples in video and shows how you can work with audio samples to deal with things like lip-sync problems with video shot at some distance from the original speaker.

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Andrew Devis
Adobe Premiere Pro
Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 85 Audio 15: The Submix

Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 85 Audio 15: The Submix
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In this tutorial, Andrew Devis explains how to create and use submixes in Adobe Premiere Pro. Andrew shows how to create a submix from both the timeline and the audio mixer panels and the how to route channels either fully through a submix or proportionally to get a more controlled result.

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Andrew Devis
Adobe Premiere Pro
Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 76 Audio 6: The Audio Mixer

Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 76 Audio 6: The Audio Mixer
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In this tutorial, Andrew Devis goes through the audio mixer in Premiere Pro CS6 detailing all the functions and as well as talking about dB and showing the various display options.

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Andrew Devis
Adobe Premiere Pro
Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 77 Audio 7: Recording Audio

Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 77 Audio 7: Recording Audio
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In this tutorial, Andrew Devis demonstrates how to record audio directly into Premiere Pro, having a closer look at the preferences as well as discussing some of the issues that can be had with distortion and low signal to noise ratios when recording.

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Andrew Devis
Adobe Premiere Pro
Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 78 Audio 8 Clip Audio Animation

Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 78 Audio 8 Clip Audio Animation
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In this tutorial Andrew Devis shows how to manually keyframe changes to the volume of specific clips in your timeline. This method can be useful for problems that don't respond well to automation but is not ideal for changing the volume over a whole production.

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Andrew Devis
Adobe Premiere Pro
Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 73 Audio 3: Clips & Tracks

Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 73 Audio 3: Clips & Tracks
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In this tutorial, Andrew Devis explains the differences between controlling clip and track audio in Premiere Pro - showing how to select each type and the options that are available.

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Andrew Devis
Adobe Premiere Pro
Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 74 Audio 4: Clip & Track FX

Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 74 Audio 4: Clip & Track FX
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In this tutorial, Andrew Devis shows how to apply FX to clips and separately to whole tracks which is a very different process and there are some important things that you need to know so that you can find the effects and then how to modify them. Andrew also shows how to use the EQ FX.

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Andrew Devis
Adobe Premiere Pro
Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 75 Audio 5: Some Audio FX

Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 75 Audio 5: Some Audio FX
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In this tutorial, Andrew Devis briefly goes through some audio FX that may prove useful in your work. This is not an in-depth tutorial but simply points out some of the more useful or powerful audio FX inside Premiere Pro.

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Andrew Devis
Adobe Premiere Pro basics
Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 70 Color 23: Adjustment Layers

Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 70 Color 23: Adjustment Layers
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In this tutorial, Andrew Devis shows how to use the new 'Adjustment Layer' feature added in CS6 and how it can be used to affect not just the whole of a clip but specific areas as well.

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Andrew Devis
Adobe Premiere Pro basics
Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 71 Audio 1: Track Types

Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 71 Audio 1: Track Types
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In this tutorial, Andrew Devis goes over the various types of audio tracks available in Première Pro including a look at the new 'Standard Track' as well as multi-channel masters and 'Adaptive Tracks'.

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Andrew Devis
Adobe Premiere Pro
Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 72 Audio 2: 5.1 Audio Channel

Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 72 Audio 2: 5.1 Audio Channel
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In this tutorial, Andrew Devis shows how to set up a 5.1 surround sound sequence and then how to map audio channels in the audio mixer in Premiere Pro.

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Andrew Devis
Adobe After Effects
mocha Pro v3 - A Process of Guided Evolution

mocha Pro v3 - A Process of Guided Evolution

In April 2012, Imagineer Systems announced a major point release of their VFX toolbox product mocha Pro v3. In this review, Andrew Devis looks at all the changes and improvements to mocha Pro and how those changes impact the work-flow of VFX artists to save them time and frustration. Andrew gives a brief overview of the mocha product range, explains the processes at the heart of mocha and then gives more detailed analysis of the many changes that have come into mocha for this release and how they enhance the usability and value of the product for any VFX artist or studio.

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Andrew Devis
Adobe After Effects
AE Basics 54: Motion Tracking Part 2

AE Basics 54: Motion Tracking Part 2
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AE Basics - A Creative COW series for new users of Adobe After Effects. Lesson 54: In this second part tutorial, Andrew Devis continues to demonstrate how to use the point tracker in Adobe After Effects. Andrew completes a slightly difficult track and shows how to adjust the track point and how to use the various tools to make sure your track is successful. Andrew finishes by showing how to link a text object to the track point to give a good organic end result.

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Andrew Devis
Adobe After Effects basics
AE Basics 53: Motion Tracking Part 1

AE Basics 53: Motion Tracking Part 1
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AE Basics - A Creative COW series for new users of Adobe After Effects. Lesson 53: In this tutorial, Andrew Devis starts to demonstrate how to use the point tracker in Adobe After Effects. Andrew shows how to set up the tracker and talks through some of the considerations that need to be taken into account to help get as good a track as possible.

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Andrew Devis
Adobe After Effects basics
AE Basics 52: Paint 6 Spot & Blemish Removal

AE Basics 52: Paint 6 Spot & Blemish Removal
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AE Basics - A Creative COW series for new users of Adobe After Effects. Lesson 52: In this tutorial, Andrew Devis shows how to use and animate the clone stamp tool in Adobe After Effects to remove spots or blemishes from your video. Although a simple technique, this approach can produce good results quickly helping to keep your talent and your client happy!

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Andrew Devis
Adobe Premiere Pro basics
Premiere Pro CS6: 68 Color 21: Blend Modes 2: Lens Flare

Premiere Pro CS6: 68 Color 21: Blend Modes 2: Lens Flare
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In this tutorial, Andrew Devis starts off by showing how to add and change a 'Lens Flare' and then how to use a colored gradient to colorize your footage for added interest. Andrew then goes on to show how to use the 'Cell Pattern' effect as a way to add gentle movement below an image to create more interest - because the eye is drawn to movement.

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Andrew Devis
Adobe Premiere Pro basics
Premiere Pro CS6: 69 Color 22 The Filmic Blend Technique

Premiere Pro CS6: 69 Color 22 The Filmic Blend Technique
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In this tutorial, Andrew Devis shows how to use the filmic blend technique that helps to make video look more like film thus making your final production look much richer. This technique is a must for wedding videotographers.

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Andrew Devis
Adobe Premiere Pro basics
Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 63 Color 16 Levels Effect

Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 63 Color 16 Levels Effect
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In this tutorial, Andrew Devis shows that there is a levels effect in Premiere Pro which you may have used if you are a Photoshop or After Effects user. However, the levels effect in Premiere Pro can be both hard to find and hard to use, and according to Andrew, should not be your first port of call for brightness & contrast adjustments. That said, Andrew demonstrates how to use the level effect in Premiere Pro as well as showing its short-comings.

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Andrew Devis
Adobe Premiere Pro basics
Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 64: Color 17: Day for Night

Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 64: Color 17: Day for Night
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In this tutorial, Andrew Devis shows a simple method for using footage shot during the day to make a it look like the shot was filmed in the early morning or late evening. Andrew uses a couple of effects to colorize the shot and change its contrast.

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Andrew Devis
Adobe Premiere Pro basics
Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 65 Color 18: Leave Color Effect

Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 65 Color 18: Leave Color Effect
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In this tutorial, Andrew Devis shows how to use the 'Leave Color' effect as well as a simple compositing technique to be able to focus on just the item needing to be shown without having to worry about similar colors in other parts of your shot. While the 'Leave Color' effect is powerful, it is also a simple approach which may or may not work for you depending on the footage you are working with. If you are not getting the results you want with the 'Leave Color' effect, then you may wish to use the secondary color correction techniques shown in previous tutorials to obtain a similar and slightly more controllable result.

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Andrew Devis
Adobe Premiere Pro
Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 66 Color 19: Change to Color

Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 66 Color 19: Change to Color
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In this tutorial, Andrew Devis shows how to use the 'Change to Color' effect while also showing the importance of masking out the area of the footage that you wish to effect. Once again, the same effect can be had by using secondary color correction in the three way color corrector and once a mask has been created the hue can then be changed. The advantage of the three way version is a greater degree of control while the advantage of the 'Change to Color' effect is speed and ease of use.

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Andrew Devis
Adobe Premiere Pro basics
Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 67 Color 20: Blend Modes 1

Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 67 Color 20: Blend Modes 1
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In this tutorial, Andrew Devis starts by showing how to animate an effect from the 'generate' category of effects and then shows how to use 'blend modes' to blend a reasonably flat piece of footage with the animated effect below to give a little more life or interest to the shot.

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Andrew Devis
Adobe Premiere Pro basics
Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 60 Color 13: Luma Curve

Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 60 Color 13: Luma Curve
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In this tutorial, Andrew Devis shows how to use the Luma Curve to achieve very similar results to the Luma Corrector. Both these effects will produce good results for both brightness & contrast although it could be said that the Luma Curve will give some better visual feedback for those who like visual feedback for what they are doing.

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Andrew Devis
Adobe Premiere Pro basics
Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 61 Color 14 RGB Curves 1

Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 61 Color 14 RGB Curves 1
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In this tutorial, Andrew Devis explains the difference between Luma Curve and RGB Curves and shows how to use the RGB Curves to increase the brightness & contrast of a show while also affecting the color channels. In the next tutorial Andrew will show how the RGB Curves effect can be used to colorize a shot.

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Andrew Devis
Adobe Premiere Pro basics
Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 62 Color 15 RGB Curves 2

Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 62 Color 15 RGB Curves 2
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In this tutorial, Andrew Devis continues to demonstrate the RGB Curves effect showing how it can be used to colorize a shot and quickly change the 'temperature' of a shot. Andrew shows how this effect can be a little hard to control and how multiple points are needed to control the curve and limit the pixels being affected if a specific pixel range needs to be worked on.

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Andrew Devis
Adobe Premiere Pro basics
Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 57 Color 11: Vignettes 2

Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 57 Color 11: Vignettes 2
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In this tutorial, Andrew Devis shows another method for creating a custom shaped vignette. This approach uses several effects on a layer of black video to allow you to mask the black video to a custom shape to fit the exact area you wish to add a vignette to.

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Andrew Devis
Adobe Premiere Pro basics
Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 58 Importing Image Sequences

Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 58 Importing Image Sequences
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In this tutorial, Andrew Devis shows how to import an image sequence into Premiere Pro and also how to help Premiere get the interpretation of the image sequence correct. Particularly with non-square pixel images Premiere will make assumptions that mean the footage will not display properly. Andrew shows how to help Premiere get the interpretation correct, assuming of course that you know what the original frame rate and pixel aspect ratio should be!

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Andrew Devis
Adobe Premiere Pro basics
Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 59 Color 12: Luma Corrector

Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 59 Color 12: Luma Corrector
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In this tutorial, Andrew Devis shows how to use the Luma Corrector to change the brightness and contrast of your shot without flattening the shot. The temptation is to use the 'Brightness & Contrast' effect in Premiere Pro which is a very old effect and shouldn't really be used as it tends to squash or reduce the luma range of a shot thus lowing its quality over all. The Luma Corrector is a much more powerful tool and will work with the shot to improve it and increase the luma range giving you much more control.

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Andrew Devis
Adobe Premiere Pro basics
Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 54 Color EIGHT: Color Corrector

Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 54 Color EIGHT: Color Corrector
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In this tutorial, Andrew Devis demonstrates the newly redesigned for CS6 Three Way Color Corrector showing it's functionality (with the exclusion of Secondary Color Correction which will be covered in the next tutorial). Andrew shows how to change highlight, midtone and shadow pixels and even how to customize which pixel are included in each range.

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Andrew Devis
Adobe Premiere Pro basics
Premiere Pro CS6: 55 Color 9 Secondary Color Correction

Premiere Pro CS6: 55 Color 9 Secondary Color Correction
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In this tutorial, Andrew Devis shows how to use the tools in the secondary color corrector to perform some secondary color correction on an over saturated item in the shot. Andrew shows how to create and view a mask that is specific to the color of the item in question and then how to finesse that mask with the various tools in the secondary color correction section. Secondary color correction is an option in quite a few color tools in Premiere Pro, so learning how to use this tool will prove very useful to your editing and color correction and color grading work-flow.

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Andrew Devis
Adobe Premiere Pro basics
Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 56 Color TEN Vignettes ONE

Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 56 Color TEN Vignettes ONE
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In this tutorial, Andrew Devis shows one method of how to create a vignette in on your sequence to darken down distracting areas of the footage so that you can concentrate your audience on the action and not on distracting elements away from the action. This technique is good for well centered footage but not so good if you have action at the side of the screen.

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Andrew Devis
Adobe Premiere Pro basics
Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 53 Color SEVEN: Skin Tones

Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 53 Color SEVEN: Skin Tones
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In this tutorial, Andrew Devis shows how to select just a small section of your shot so you can evaluate just that area with the vectorscope. He then goes on to show how to use a second instance of the Fast Color Corrector in conjunction with the vectorscope to change the hue of the shot so that the final color is more real-life.

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Andrew Devis
Adobe Premiere Pro
Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 51 Color FIVE: Color Cast

Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 51 Color FIVE: Color Cast
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In this tutorial, Andrew Devis starts to deal with color problems on a shot by introducing some tools within the fast color corrector - specifically looking at the issue of white balance and color cast.

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Andrew Devis
Adobe Premiere Pro basics
Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 52 Color SIX: Output Levels

Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 52 Color SIX: Output Levels
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In this tutorial, Andrew Devis explains the level sliders in the 'Fast Color Corrector,' which help us to set up the contrast of a shot as well as change the brightness of a shot. This way of dealing with brightness and contrast is significantly better than using the 'Brightness & Contrast,' effect which tends to crush your luminance ranges and so degrade your shot. Andrew explains both the input and output sliders and show what a difference they can make to a poorly lit shot.

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Andrew Devis
Adobe Premiere Pro basics
Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 49 Color THREE  The Vectorscope

Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 49 Color THREE The Vectorscope
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In this tutorial, Andrew Devis introduces the vectorscope and explains what information it gives and how to select specific parts of a shot to see if the color is within legal (broadcast-able) limits.

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Andrew Devis
Adobe Premiere Pro basics
Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 50 Color FOUR RGB Parade

Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 50 Color FOUR RGB Parade
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In this tutorial, Andrew Devis introduces the RGB Parade and explains how it can give us information to quickly see how well balanced a shot is and what problems there may be.

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Andrew Devis
Adobe After Effects basics
AE Basics 51: Paint 5 Panel Options Part FOUR: PATHS

AE Basics 51: Paint 5 Panel Options Part FOUR: PATHS
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AE Basics - A Creative COW series for new users of Adobe After Effects. Lesson 51: In this tutorial, Andrew Devis shows how to create, copy and paste different paths into a paint path and then move the new animated paint path in 3D space to create some interesting and powerful looks.

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Andrew Devis
Adobe Premiere Pro basics
Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 47 Color ONE: Color Correction

Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 47 Color ONE: Color Correction
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In this tutorial, Andrew Devis starts by explaining the difference between Color Correction and Color Grading, and then goes on to show the reference monitor, the Color Correction workspace and how to find the various scopes available in Premiere Pro CS6.

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Andrew Devis
Adobe Premiere Pro basics
Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 48 Color TWO: Color Waveform

Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 48 Color TWO: Color Waveform
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In this tutorial, Andrew Devis introduces the YC Waveform graph, showing how to select it and explaining what information it gives. Andrew also briefly discusses the IRE 7.5 setup and also shows the difference between NTSC and PAL measurement as well as how PAL mV are shown differently in Premiere Pro (incorrectly) compared to After Effects (correctly).

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Andrew Devis
Adobe Premiere Pro basics
Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 44 Picture in Picture Presets

Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 44 Picture in Picture Presets
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In this tutorial, Andrew Devis continues to show how to animate various fixed effects in Premiere Pro and then goes on to show how to apply and modify 'Picture in Picture' (PiPs) presets to your clips.

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Andrew Devis
Adobe Premiere Pro basics
Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 45 Corner Pin Effect

Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 45 Corner Pin Effect
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In this tutorial, Andrew Devis shows how to use the corner pin effect to replace a sign which is in perspective with a Photoshop image using the corner pin effect. Andrew also shows how to nest multiple layers such that Premier Pro sees them as a single laying meaning that they can be animated with a single set of motion controls. Lastly, Andrew also show how to smooth the animation by changing the keyframe type to a keyframe that gives a much smoother and more professional animation.

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Andrew Devis
Adobe Premiere Pro basics
Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 46 The Pen Tool

Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 46 The Pen Tool
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In this tutorial, Andrew Devis shows how to animate in the timeline with the pen tool. Andrew shows how to select different fixed effects in the timeline and shows how they can be animated as well as discussing the potential problems of using this method.

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Andrew Devis
Adobe After Effects basics
AE Basics 50: Paint 4 Panel Options Part THREE: Timeline

AE Basics 50: Paint 4 Panel Options Part THREE: Timeline
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AE Basics - A Creative COW series for new users of Adobe After Effects. Lesson 50: In this tutorial Andrew Devis goes through the various timeline options for paint paths in After Effects.

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Andrew Devis
Adobe Premiere Pro basics
Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 41: Project Management

Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 41: Project Management
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In this tutorial, Andrew Devis starts be going over resetting your workspace to the default CS6 workspace if your project was created in a previous version of Premiere Pro. Andrew then goes on to show how to remove unused footage from your project and then how to create both trimmed and copied versions of your final project either to move to another machine or for archiving.

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Andrew Devis
Adobe Premiere Pro basics
Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 42 Fixed Effects

Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 42 Fixed Effects
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Fixed effects are the basis of all animation in Premiere Pro. In this tutorial, Andrew Devis starts to introduce these fixed effects which include Position, Scale, Rotation, Opacity and Anchor Point (as well as Anti-Flicker). Andrew explains how to use each of these controls using a previously created title of an arrow. In a future tutorial, Andrew will show how to animate each of these properties in Premiere Pro.

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Andrew Devis
Adobe Premiere Pro basics
Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 43 Animating Fixed Effects

Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 43 Animating Fixed Effects
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In this tutorial, Andrew Devis starts to show how to set up animation for a property. As well as setting property values in the 'effect controls' panel, these properties can be animated and, in the case of the animated position property, can even have the path they follow adjusted with handles to create interesting and stylized looks.

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Andrew Devis
Adobe Premiere Pro basics
Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 39 Titles 7: Crawling Titles

Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 39 Titles 7: Crawling Titles
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In this tutorial, Andrew Devis shows how to create and finesse professional looking crawling titles that typically scroll along the bottom of your screen as in a news feed. There are several things that it really helps to know when creating crawling titles to save time and which are covered in this tutorial.

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Andrew Devis
Adobe Premiere Pro basics
Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 40 Titles 8: Creating an Arrow

Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 40 Titles 8: Creating an Arrow
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In this tutorial, Andrew Devis shows how to create a simple but effective arrow with the title design window. Although there are other alternatives to adding arrows to a sequence such as creating an arrow in another program and importing it into Premiere Pro, using a title can be a quick solution when short of time. Andrew will show how to animate assets such as the arrow in a future tutorial.

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Andrew Devis
Adobe Premiere Pro basics
Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 37 Titles 5: Text on Paths

Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 37 Titles 5: Text on Paths
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In this tutorial, Andrew Devis shows how to create paths or splines in the title creation window (title designer) which can form the path for any text you create. As well as showing how to create text on a path, Andrew also demonstrates how to create and customize shapes that can be used as backgrounds to the text you create so that you can combine them together to make stunning lower (or upper) thirds (or whatever else you may wish to create).

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Andrew Devis
Adobe Premiere Pro basics
Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 38 Titles 6: Rolling Titles

Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 38 Titles 6: Rolling Titles
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In this tutorial, Andrew Devis shows how to create and finesse professional looking rolling titles or 'credits' for your productions. There are several things that it really helps to know when creating rolling titles to save a lot of frustration and time which Andrew covers in this tutorial.

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Andrew Devis
Adobe Premiere Pro basics
Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 33 Titles 1: Basic Titles

Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 33 Titles 1: Basic Titles
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In this tutorial, Andrew Devis starts to show how to create and format titles in Premiere Pro - going over the basics of the title creation window and how to create point and area text.

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Andrew Devis
Adobe Premiere Pro basics
Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 32 Audio Transitions

Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 32 Audio Transitions
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In this tutorial, Andrew Devis briefly goes through the 3 types of audio transitions in Premiere Pro - Exponential Fade, Constant Gain and Constant Power. Andrew will be covering audio in Premiere Pro in more detail in future tutorials.

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Andrew Devis
Adobe Premiere Pro basics
Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 34 Titles 2: Formatting Titles

Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 34 Titles 2: Formatting Titles
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In this tutorial, Andrew Devis goes through many of the formatting options that are available for your titles so that you can create exciting titles.

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Andrew Devis
Adobe Premiere Pro basics
Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 35 Titles 3: Title Styles

Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 35 Titles 3: Title Styles
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In this tutorial, Andrew Devis explains how to save your current title as both a title style to instantly use on new titles as well as how to produce a new title which is based on the exact settings of your current title to ensure a coherent and consistent look between all the titles in your project.

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Andrew Devis
Adobe Premiere Pro basics
Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 36 Titles 4: Exporting Titles

Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 36 Titles 4: Exporting Titles
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In this tutorial, Andrew Devis shows how to export a title so that it can be used in another version of Premiere Pro (demonstrated by importing into CS5.5). Andrew also shows how to save a title as a template so that it can be the starting point for other titles in future projects as well as going through the templates that are available for you to use and customize as needed. (Due to using an earlier version of CS6 Andrew demonstrates the title templates with CS5.5).

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Andrew Devis
Adobe After Effects basics
AE Basics 49: Paint 3 Panel Options Part TWO

AE Basics 49: Paint 3 Panel Options Part TWO
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AE Basics - A Creative COW series for new users of Adobe After Effects. Lesson 49: In this tutorial, Andrew Devis continues to go through some of the options in the Paint Panel - this time looking at the duration options for a particular brush stroke including the 'write-on' option. Andrew also starts to look at some of the powerful tools to finesse your paint work found in the timeline panel.

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Andrew Devis
Adobe Premiere Pro basics
Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 31: Applying Transitions

Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 31: Applying Transitions
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In this tutorial, Andrew Devis shows how to apply and edit transitions as well as showing what happens when you don't have sufficient 'head' or 'tail' footage on one of your clips going into a transition. Andrew also shows how to view and dynamically edit a transition in the timeline whilst watching it play back.

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Andrew Devis
Adobe Premiere Pro basics
Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 30 Transitions: What, Why, When

Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 30 Transitions: What, Why, When
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In this tutorial, Andrew Devis simply talks about when to use transitions and what message they may give to an audience.

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Andrew Devis
Adobe After Effects basics
AE Basics 48: Paint 2: Panel Options: One

AE Basics 48: Paint 2: Panel Options: One
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AE Basics - A Creative COW series for new users of Adobe After Effects. Lesson 48: In this tutorial, Andrew Devis goes through some of the options in the Paint Panel including a look at opacity, flow, blend modes and channels.

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Andrew Devis
Adobe Premiere Pro basics
Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 29 Naming Conventions

Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 29 Naming Conventions
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In this tutorial, Andrew Devis show how Premiere Pro deals with mismatches between sequences and footage and also a 'gotcha' about if and when you will get a warning from Premiere Pro (which depends on how you bring your footage into the Premiere sequence in the first place). Following this, Andrew talks briefly on the importance of a naming convention if you are going to be working on a longer project that may require you to back-track at some point or other and you wish to keep your auto-saves available for earlier version of the project.

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Andrew Devis
Adobe Premiere Pro basics
Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 20 Trim Monitor

Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 20 Trim Monitor
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In this tutorial, Andrew Devis demonstrates the 'Trim Monitor,' which up until CS6 had been the main way of quickly and simply rolling or trimming you edit points in the timeline. Although somewhat superseded by the new timeline editing features new to CS6, the Trim Monitor is still a quick and powerful way to finesse your edit points.

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Andrew Devis
Adobe Premiere Pro basics
Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 21 Timeline Trimming

Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 21 Timeline Trimming
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In this tutorial, Andrew Devis demonstrates one of the big new features for Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 - dynamic timeline trimming of edit points. Andrew shows how to enter the trim mode, to change to different types of trim tool, how to use the keyboard to trim and enter specific amount for detailed trimming as well as how to be able to select all the trim points on multiple layers of video so that you can go through your timeline without having to select different video layers.

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Andrew Devis
Adobe Premiere Pro basics
Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 22 JKL Trimming

Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 22 JKL Trimming
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In this tutorial, Andrew Devis demonstrates a really useful feature in Premiere Pro CS6 - that of being able to trim your clips in the timeline using the J K & L playback functionality.

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Andrew Devis
Adobe Premiere Pro basics
Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 23 Dynamic Trimming

Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 23 Dynamic Trimming
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In this tutorial, Andrew Devis looks at a couple of options that can help you to see your edits dynamically as you edit them. Andrew shows how to use and edit the 'Play Around' function as well as using the 'Loop' function so that the play-head will play a specified amount of time before and after it was placed allowing you to place it over (and edit) transitions on the fly.

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Andrew Devis
Adobe Premiere Pro basics
Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 24 Un-Linking Tracks

Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 24 Un-Linking Tracks
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In this tutorial, Andrew Devis explains how to select just the audio or just the video portion of a clip so that they can be edited separately whilst still keeping the audio and video linked. Andrew also shows how to completely unlink the video and audio and how to re-link them again if needed. Lastly, Andrew demonstrates the 'Sync Lock' option which can be used to stop tracks in your timeline being 'cut' when you drop in insert edits on other tracks.

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Andrew Devis
Adobe Premiere Pro basics
Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 25 Exporting Single Frames

Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 25 Exporting Single Frames
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In this tutorial, Andrew Devis shows how to quickly export a single image from either your source monitor or your program monitor and save them as any of a variety of image types to a destination of your choice to either use in your project or anywhere else such as printed documents of for DVD menus in Encore (which will require them to be re-saved as a PSD). After that, Andrew also shows how to quickly and accurately remove unwanted parts of your timeline such that it either leaves a gap in the timeline or the item is removed and the gap closed up.

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Andrew Devis
Adobe Premiere Pro basics
Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 26 Three & Four Point Editing

Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 26 Three & Four Point Editing
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In this tutorial, Andrew Devis demonstrates 3 & 4 point editing - a technique used a great deal in video editing. Three point editing forces clips to match a sequence in or out point whilst allowing the clip to remain the length it has been specified. Four point editing forces a clip to fit into a specified length in the timeline even if that means the clip must be sped up or slowed down.

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Andrew Devis
Adobe Premiere Pro basics
Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 27 Replacing Footage

Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 27 Replacing Footage
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In this tutorial, Andrew Devis demonstrates how to insert a clip at any point you want with the mouse and a modifier key and then goes on to show the various options to replace a piece of footage in your timeline with another piece of footage so that in and out points are respected in the timeline and even frames matched at a point of your choosing.

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Andrew Devis
Adobe Premiere Pro basics
Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 28 Track Headers Options

Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 28 Track Headers Options
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In this tutorial, Andrew Devis explains all the options and icons in the track headers as well as going through some of the options for the clips in the timeline. Andrew then goes on to show how to bring just video or just audio to the timeline from a clip in the source monitor or the project panel.

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Andrew Devis
Adobe After Effects basics
AE Basics 47: Paint 1 Creating and Customizing Brushes

AE Basics 47: Paint 1 Creating and Customizing Brushes
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AE Basics - A Creative COW series for new users of Adobe After Effects. Lesson 47: In this tutorial, Andrew Devis goes through some of the options for paint in After Effects and especially how to create, customize, save and delete brushes.

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Andrew Devis
Adobe Premiere Pro basics
Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 17 Tools Part 2

Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 17 Tools Part 2
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In this tutorial, Andrew Devis continues to introduce some of the timeline editing tools in Premiere Pro looking at the 'Track Select' tool along with the 'Razor', 'Pen', 'Hand' and 'Zoom' tools.

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Andrew Devis
Adobe Premiere Pro basics
Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 18 Tools Part 3: Rate Stretch

Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 18 Tools Part 3: Rate Stretch
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In this tutorial, Andrew Devis demonstrates the 'Rate Stretch' tool as well as showing how to see if you are dropping any frames on your playback and how to turn on loop for your playback. The 'Rate Stretch' tool is a great way of fitting clips into your timeline that may be slightly too long or slightly too short for the gap you have for them. This tool will speed-up or slow-down the clip while not loosing any of the footage you include and can be used for speed changing effects.

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Andrew Devis
Adobe Premiere Pro basics
Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 19 Tools Part 4

Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 19 Tools Part 4
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In this tutorial, Andrew Devis demonstrates 'nesting' sequences within new sequences as well as the 'snapping' function in the timeline and how to turn it off and on. He then goes on to show how the 'slip' and the 'slide' tools work to reveal and hide whichever bits of footage you wish to show in your media clips.

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Andrew Devis
Adobe Premiere Pro basics
Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 15 Targeting Tracks

Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 15 Targeting Tracks
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In this tutorial, Andrew Devis explains the different ways of getting tracks onto the timeline either directly from the project panel or from the source monitor as well as showing how to target different tracks so that your assets go to separate video and audio tracks to media already in your timeline (there are differences for this between the project panel and source panel). Andrew also explains potential problems with setting 'in' and 'out' points if the wrong panel is selected and how to deal with those problems.

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Andrew Devis
Adobe Premiere Pro basics
Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 16 Tools Part 1

Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 16 Tools Part 1
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In this tutorial, Andrew Devis introduces some of the timeline editing tools in Premiere Pro starting with the 'Trim' tool, the 'Ripple Edit' tool and then the 'Rolling Edit' tool

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Andrew Devis
Adobe Premiere Pro basics
Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 11 Importing PSDs

Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 11 Importing PSDs
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In this tutorial, Andrew Devis goes through the various options Premiere Pro gives you when importing Photoshop documents including importing with merged layers, selecting the layers you wish to use and importing a PSD as a sequence.

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Andrew Devis
Adobe Premiere Pro basics
Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 12 Sub-Clips

Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 12 Sub-Clips
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In this tutorial, Andrew Devis shows how to create sub-clips from the media in your project panel. Sub-clips are especially valuable when working with longer interviews where the editor needs to identify specific parts of the clip and extract them with useful names so that they can be dropped in the timeline at the right point later in the production.

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Andrew Devis
Adobe Premiere Pro basics
Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 13 Timecode & Playhead

Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 13 Timecode & Playhead
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In this tutorial, Andrew Devis explains what timecode is and how to quickly navigate your playhead to precise positions by typing in exact times in whichever panel you're working in.

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Andrew Devis
Adobe Premiere Pro basics
Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 14 Insert & Overlay Edits

Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 14 Insert & Overlay Edits
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In this tutorial, Andrew Devis explains first how to automate clips to your timeline so that they align with markers that you have already set in your sequence. He then goes on to explain the difference between 'Insert' and 'Overlay or Overwrite' edits using the appropriate keyboard short-cuts.

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Andrew Devis
Adobe After Effects basics
AE Basics 46: Mask Feather Tool (CS6 & above)

AE Basics 46: Mask Feather Tool (CS6 & above)
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AE Basics - A Creative COW series for new users of Adobe After Effects. Lesson 46: In this tutorial, Andrew Devis shows how to use the long awaited and new to CS6 'Mask Feather' tool. Andrew demonstrates all the options for this powerful tool including the basic functions, a practical example as well as how it could be used as a creative tool in After Effects.

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Andrew Devis
Adobe Premiere Pro basics
Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 8 Preferences

Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 8 Preferences
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In this tutorial, Andrew Devis goes through notable preferences in Adobe Premiere Pro.

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Andrew Devis
Adobe Premiere Pro basics
Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 9 New Items

Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 9 New Items
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In this tutorial, Andrew Devis goes through all the different synthetic footage items that can be created inside Premiere Pro from the 'New Items' icon in the project panel. Andrew also shows how to link media to offline footage items.

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Andrew Devis
Adobe Premiere Pro basics
Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 10 Importing Assets

Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 10 Importing Assets
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In this tutorial, Andrew Devis goes through the different way to import assets into your project including a look at the basic functionality of the Media Browser (with more advanced functions covered in more detail in a future tutorial) and Adobe Bridge. Andrew also shows how to get items from the media browser to the source monitor and then how to get finessed items directly to the timeline with keyboard short-cuts.

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Andrew Devis
Adobe Premiere Pro basics
Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 4 Playback Controls

Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 4 Playback Controls
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In this tutorial, Andrew Devis goes over the options for showing and hiding the various buttons inside the source and program monitors and how they can be customized as needed. Andrew also emphasizes and shows the important keyboard short-cuts for playing back your video and choosing and editing in and out points for the clips you want to use.

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Andrew Devis
Adobe Premiere Pro basics
Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 5 Workspaces

Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 5 Workspaces
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In this tutorial, Andrew Devis shows what happens when you open a project saved in a previous version of Premiere Pro and how it changes the default workspace back to that of a previous version. He then goes on to show how to reset your workspace back to the default CS6 workspace. Andrew also shows how to customize your workspace, save a new workspace layout, delete a workspace and maximize panels both to include and exclude the showing of transport controls (to have a true full screen for say the source or program monitors).

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Andrew Devis
Adobe Premiere Pro basics
Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 6 Keyboard Short-cuts

Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 6 Keyboard Short-cuts
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In this tutorial, Andrew Devis starts by showing how to hide and show the preview area in the project panel to get to the default CS6 user interface layout. He then demonstrates how to select different keyboard short-cut options including short-cuts for CS5.5, Avid Media Composer and Final Cut Pro 7. Andrew then goes on to show how to change a short-cut as well as how to save your changed short-cuts to load back in when needed.

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Andrew Devis
Adobe Photoshop basics
Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 7 Matched Sequences & Bins

Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 7 Matched Sequences & Bins
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In this video tutorial, Andrew Devis shows how to create a new sequence that exactly matches your footage followed by the options for managing assets in your project panel including how to create bins and how to navigate between bins. Andrew finishes off by showing how to automate your clips in the order you select them in your project panel directly to you timeline while respecting any in and out point selections you may have made while hover scrubbing in your project panel.

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Andrew Devis
Adobe Premiere Pro basics
Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 1 Introduction

Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 1 Introduction
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In this first tutorial, Andrew Devis introduces his new series on Adobe Premiere Pro Basics (CS6 & above) with a look at the CS6 user interface (UI) and a comparison with the CS5.5 UI, along with a brief comment on what to look for when capturing your own footage.

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Andrew Devis
Adobe Premiere Pro basics
Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 2 Opening PP CS6

Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 2 Opening PP CS6
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In this second tutorial, Andrew Devis goes through the process of creating a new project in Premiere Pro and explaining all the various options that you are presented with including those in the new project dialogue box and the new sequence dialogue box.

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Andrew Devis
Adobe Premiere Pro basics
Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 3 Project Panel

Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 3 Project Panel
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In this tutorial, Andrew Devis goes over the excellent and productivity-focused changes that have been applied to the project panel, including looking at the new 'Hover Scrub' feature and how to temporarily enable and disable its function as well as how to select 'in' and 'out' points directly on the footage in the project panel rather than having to take it to the source monitor.

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Andrew Devis
Adobe After Effects basics
AE Basics 45: Additional Range Selectors

AE Basics 45: Additional Range Selectors
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AE Basics - A Creative COW series for new users of Adobe After Effects. Lesson 45: In this (more advanced) tutorial, Andrew Devis shows how to create and use a range selector within another range selector all within one animator for a single text layer. The use of multiple range selectors can add a great deal of interest and flare to your text. As this is once again a somewhat more advanced option within AE Andrew doesn't go into too much detail, simply showing how to add, modify and use a second range selector within one text animator.

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Andrew Devis
Adobe After Effects
AE Basics 44: Shaping Text And Advanced Options

AE Basics 44: Shaping Text And Advanced Options
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AE Basics - A Creative COW series for new users of Adobe After Effects. Lesson 44: In this (more advanced) tutorial, Andrew Devis shows the options to change the way text moves through its range and explains how to change this from the default smooth animation to a much more 'digital' or abrupt instant change. Andrew then goes on to demonstrate more of the advanced options in the timeline to 'shape' your text so that it can have a more interesting or dramatic look allowing for the type of animation that would be very difficult to achieve otherwise.

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Andrew Devis
Adobe After Effects
Create a Rotating Counter TWO: Adding & Adjusting a Bounce

Create a Rotating Counter TWO: Adding & Adjusting a Bounce
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In the second part of this 2 part tutorial, Andrew Devis shows how to animate the rotation of this group of layers as well as how use and adjust an expression that ships with After Effects to have the layers bounce in place as they stop which can give the sense of the counter having some real mechanical properties rather than just a linear of easy-ease keyframe approach.

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Andrew Devis
Adobe After Effects basics
AE Basics 43: Text Animators Part FOUR - Per-character 3D

AE Basics 43: Text Animators Part FOUR - Per-character 3D
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AE Basics - A Creative COW series for new users of Adobe After Effects. Lesson 43: In this tutorial, Andrew Devis continues demonstrating some of the text animators available in the timeline, concentrating upon the 'Enable Per-Character 3D' option and how to apply it and use it.

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Andrew Devis
Adobe After Effects
Create a Rotating Counter ONE: Positioning 3D Layers

Create a Rotating Counter ONE: Positioning 3D Layers
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In the first part of this 2 part tutorial, Andrew Devis shows how to create and place layers in 3d space such that they can be rotated as a single group to be used for a rotating counter. Andrew shows how to create and place the layers using both the math function of AE as well as a handy and simple expression that places layers a fixed distance or rotation from the previous layer. He then goes on the show how to create and use a controller for the multiple layers so that they act as a single group. In the next tutorial, Andrew will show how to animate the rotation of this group of layers as well as how use and adjust an expression that ships with After Effects to have the layers bounce in place as they stop which can give the sense of the counter having some real mechanical properties rather than just a linear of easy-ease keyframe approach.

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Andrew Devis
Autodesk 3ds Max
Autodesk 3ds max & Di-O-Matic's Facial Studio

Autodesk 3ds max & Di-O-Matic's Facial Studio
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In this tutorial, Andrew Devis shows how easy it is to create, add materials to, animate and lip-sync a head in Autodesk 3ds max using the plug-ins from Di-O-Matic called 'Facial Studio' and 'Voice-O-Matic'. Andrew goes through the basics of this plug-in just to show how easy and quick it is to use and how powerful it can be - not to mention just how much time it can save you!

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Andrew Devis
Adobe After Effects basics
AE Basics 42: Text Animators Part THREE - Tracking & more

AE Basics 42: Text Animators Part THREE - Tracking & more
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AE Basics - A Creative COW series for new users of Adobe After Effects. Lesson 42: In this tutorial, Andrew Devis continues demonstrating some of the text animators available in the timeline, concentrating upon the tracking, character and blur options.

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Andrew Devis
Adobe After Effects basics
AE Basics 41: Text Animators Part TWO - Fill & Stroke

AE Basics 41: Text Animators Part TWO - Fill & Stroke
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AE Basics - A Creative COW series for new users of Adobe After Effects. Lesson 41: In this tutorial, Andrew Devis continues demonstrating some of the text animators available in the timeline, concentrating upon the fill and stoke options.

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Andrew Devis
Adobe After Effects basics
AE Basics 40: Text Animators Part ONE

AE Basics 40: Text Animators Part ONE
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AE Basics - A Creative COW series for new users of Adobe After Effects. Lesson 40: In this tutorial, Andrew Devis begins to demonstrate some of the text animators available in the timeline, concentrating upon the 'transform' type of effects. More to follow in future lessons.

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Andrew Devis
Adobe After Effects basics
AE Basics 39: Text Range Selectors Part TWO

AE Basics 39: Text Range Selectors Part TWO
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In this second tutorial explaining text range selectors in After Effects, Andrew Devis shows how to add an additional range selector to our already animated text, which works in a completely separate way to the presently applied range selector and animation. The end result shows how different range selectors can work together for excellent results.

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Andrew Devis
Adobe After Effects basics
AE Basics 38: Text Range Selectors Part ONE

AE Basics 38: Text Range Selectors Part ONE
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Range selectors in After Effects enable many text animation functions that would be quite complex to achieve through the normal 'stop-watch' approach to animation. Range selectors also give us the ability to animate the numerous functions within the character panel, which at first sight, appear not to be animate-able! In this tutorial, Andrew Devis introduces and explains the concept of range selectors showing how they work and how effects can be added to an existing range selector. Part 2 will show how additional range selectors can be created that work in an entirely different way to the original range selector that has been created.

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Andrew Devis
Adobe After Effects
Panning Large Scenes Using Target Layers in 3D

Panning Large Scenes Using Target Layers in 3D
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In this follow-on tutorial to his short series on working in 3D space, Andrew Devis shows how to use this simple technique to quickly and accurately pan around large layers/compositions to zoom in to the exact point required each time. You'll use target layers to get the exact coordinates needed for accurate panning - simple but effective!

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Andrew Devis
Adobe After Effects
Working in 3D Part 1: Setting up a 3D Scene

Working in 3D Part 1: Setting up a 3D Scene
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In this first tutorial in a set of 4 on working in 3D space in After Effects, Andrew Devis shows how to set up your layers in 3D space and how to view all the layers without ruining your camera view. Andrew sets up 4 layers in 3D space, moving both their positions and rotations. In the next tutorial, Andrew will show how to set up a static 3D particle system which will enhance the 3D effect as the camera eventually animates through 3D space. In the last 2 tutorials, Andrew will show how to use a very quick and simple technique to animate the camera and then how to finesse the animation of that camera for excellent results.

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Andrew Devis
Adobe After Effects
Working in 3D Part 2: Setting up a Static 3D Particle System

Working in 3D Part 2: Setting up a Static 3D Particle System
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In this second tutorial in a set of 4 on working in 3D space in After Effects, Andrew Devis shows how to set up a 3D particle system so that all the particles are static for the whole of the composition. The reason why this is done is that as the camera passes the static particles, it helps to enhance or volumize the 3D space adding both interest and parallax into your scene. In the last 2 tutorials, Andrew will show how to set up a very quick and simple camera animation technique and then show how to finesse the animation of that camera for excellent results.

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Andrew Devis
Adobe After Effects
Working in 3D Part 3: Simple & Fast Camera Animation

Working in 3D Part 3: Simple & Fast Camera Animation
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In this third tutorial in a set of four on working in 3D space in After Effects, Andrew Devis demonstrates a very quick and simple camera animation technique which ensures that your camera will always animate toward your layers in 3D space no matter where you have placed them. In the last tutorial in this series, Andrew will show how to finesse that camera animation for excellent results.

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Andrew Devis
Adobe After Effects
Working in 3D Part 4: Finessing Camera Animation

Working in 3D Part 4: Finessing Camera Animation
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In this final tutorial in a set of four on working in 3D space in After Effects, Andrew Devis builds on the quick and simple camera animation technique demonstrated in the previous tutorial by showing how to finesse your camera animation with various techniques so that you can end up with a professional result very quickly and with very little effort.

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Andrew Devis
Adobe After Effects basics
AE Basics 37: Animating Source Text

AE Basics 37: Animating Source Text
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AE Basics - A Creative COW series for new users of Adobe After Effects. Lesson 37: In this tutorial, Andrew Devis starts to show how to do basic