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AVID
3 Steps to Perfect, Painless Avid-Resolve Roundtripping3 Steps to Perfect, Painless Avid-Resolve Roundtripping

Everything that most Avid Media Composer/Symphony and Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve artists need to know about relinking sequences is contained in just three bin columns. Just three. Avid editor and workflow consultant Scott Freeman will show you which three metadata fields to keep an eye on for perfect, painless Avid-Resolve roundtripping.

Tutorial
Scott Freeman
Adobe After Effects basics
AE Basics 30: The Write-on EffectAE Basics 30: The Write-on Effect

AE Basics - A Creative COW series for new users of Adobe After Effects. Lesson 30: In this tutorial, Andrew Devis demonstrates the "Write-on" Effect in After Effects showing how it works and how paths created in After Effects and other programs can be used to create higher quality animations with the "Write-on" effects than might be produced by simply animating the various properties of the effect. Although not strictly one of the shape layer series, this tutorial does follow on from the previous tutorial looking at creating true spirals in After Effects.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Andrew Devis
TV & Movie Appreciation
Orson Welles' Brief, Passionate Love Affair with BetacamOrson Welles' Brief, Passionate Love Affair with Betacam

A video production pioneer who shot with the first Sony Betacam camera and set up the first Betacam to 1-inch edit suite, Frank Beacham also worked with Orson Welles on Welles’ final project before passing away in 1985. Welles was exceptionally engaged with the most technical aspects of the cutting edge technology that was just beginning to emerge, including a passionate belief in the possibilities that Betacam could offer. This is a truly astounding tale of creativity at the crossroads, and an intimate look inside the mind and work of one of the 20th century’s most influential storytellers.

Feature
Frank Beacham
Indie Film & Documentary
Stepping into the Surgeon's EyesStepping into the Surgeon's Eyes

Take advantage of years worth of Greg Ondera's surgical cinematography experience for cleaner, tighter shots and a better outcome.

Review, Editorial, Feature
Greg Ondera
Adobe After Effects
Working With the Scribble Effect - Part 1Working With the Scribble Effect - Part 1

In this video tutorial, Creative Cow Leader Aharon Rabinowitz shows you how to create Scribble-like animation with shapes and text in After Effects.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Aharon Rabinowitz
Adobe Premiere Pro
Adobe Premiere Pro CC's Lumetri Color Tool: GamechangerAdobe Premiere Pro CC's Lumetri Color Tool: Gamechanger

Longtime Creative COW Leader and passionate color grader Walter Biscardi notes that the word "gamechanger" gets thrown around too easily, but for color grading inside an NLE, Adobe Premiere Pro CC's new Lumetri Color Tool, "gamechanger" is the only word that will do.

Feature
Walter Biscardi
Adobe After Effects
Working in 3D Part 1: Setting up a 3D SceneWorking in 3D Part 1: Setting up a 3D Scene

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.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Andrew Devis
Adobe After Effects basics
After Effects Depth of FieldAfter Effects Depth of Field

In this video tutorial from CreativeCOW.net you will learn how to create the depth of field effect (dof) in After Effects and other professional techniques.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Andrew Kramer
Adobe Premiere Pro basics
Premiere Pro Techniques: 110 Preset & Custom Lumetri LooksPremiere Pro Techniques: 110 Preset & Custom Lumetri Looks

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
Adobe Premiere Pro
Premiere Pro Video Adrenaline: The Replace Edit CommandPremiere Pro Video Adrenaline: The Replace Edit Command

In this installment of Video Adrenaline for Premiere Pro, Richard Harrington demonstrates how to use the replace edit command in Premiere Pro so that you can swap out one take for another. In this example, the actor delivers his line a little late, and with low energy. Take the clip in the source monitor, use the current time indicator to create a sync point and automatically create the correct in and out points.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Richard Harrington
Adobe Premiere Pro
Changing Audio From Stereo to Dual MonoChanging Audio From Stereo to Dual Mono

Sometimes when you record you use different microphones on each audio channel of your camera. But, when you get into Premiere Pro, you find that you have one stereo channel and not two mono channels and so you can't edit them as you would like! So how can you change a single stereo channel into two mono channels? In this quick tip tutorial, Andrew Devis demonstrates how to make that change into two mono channels or even two 5.1 channels, as well as how to change a mono track into a stereo track and how to use the preferences to make it automatic if you have lots of clips changing from one thing to another.Changing

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Andrew Devis
Adobe After Effects
Animating a Camera 2: Simple RigAnimating a Camera 2: Simple Rig

In this second tutorial on animating cameras in After Effects, Andrew Devis explains how to create a simple camera rig, and why it is important to get the order of the layers correct to achieve predictable results.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Andrew Devis
Adobe After Effects basics
AE Basics 40: Text Animators Part ONEAE Basics 40: Text Animators Part ONE

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.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Andrew Devis
Adobe Premiere Pro
Spicing up your Titles in Premiere ProSpicing up your Titles in Premiere Pro

In this video tutorial Andrew Devis teaches how to format your text, add shapes and generally make your titles more interesting in Premiere Pro.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Andrew Devis
Adobe Premiere Pro
Pan & Zoom + Corner Pin in Premiere ProPan & Zoom + Corner Pin in Premiere Pro

In this Adobe Premiere Pro tutorial, Andrew Devis shows you how to pan and zoom in Premiere Pro like a professional, with proper key-frame interpolation so that everything is smooth. He will also show how to use the corner pin effect to put a separate image on to the footage you pan and zoom so that it remains really high quality even when zoomed in really close.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Andrew Devis
Adobe Premiere Pro
Color Correction 1: Brightness & ContrastColor Correction 1: Brightness & Contrast

The temptation is always to choose the easiest tool in the box when sometimes another tool will do an much better job! In this Premiere Pro tutorial Andrew Devis will show you how to avoid using the dreaded brightness & contrast tool and damaging your shot in the process! Andrew will show you the correct tool to choose so that the full dynamic range is preserved and your shot looks great when you need to brighten it or change the contrast.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Andrew Devis
Adobe Photoshop
Making Lower Thirds Part 1Making Lower Thirds Part 1

Taking a look at the popular technique of designing lower thirds and the process it takes to design these using Photoshop. Photoshop is the perfect solution for this task with the ability to mix text, texture, graphics and logos to create compelling titles for your show or video.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Richard Harrington
Sony Vegas basics
Event Pan/Crop Tool in Sony VegasEvent Pan/Crop Tool in Sony Vegas

In this tutorial, Frederic Baumann shows how to use the Event Pan/Crop tool of Sony Vegas. After an overview of the tool's capabilities, 5 frequent usages are illustrated, by increasing order of complexity.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Frederic Baumann
Adobe After Effects
Creating a Custom Wave Form - Part 1Creating a Custom Wave Form - Part 1

In this video tutorial, Creative Cow Leader Aharon Rabinowitz shows you how to create a customized, sound-reactive waveform using a stroke, a distortion effect and an expression.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Aharon Rabinowitz
AVID
Learn Media Composer Lesson 64: Motion Effects PART TWOLearn Media Composer Lesson 64: Motion Effects PART TWO

In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe expands on lesson one by showing you how to create variable speed motion effects inside your MC/Symphony timeline. Most people think that a technique like this requires either a third-party plug-in, or a compositing application, Kevin shows you how simple it is to create some very cool slo-mo's.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Kevin P. McAuliffe
Adobe Premiere Pro
Advanced Titler & Feathering a Track Matte as a Mask using Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5Advanced Titler & Feathering a Track Matte as a Mask using Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5

This video tutorial presented by Jon Barrie details some of the uncommon knowledge about the Titler Tools and how to simulate a feathered mask using a Track Matter technique using Adobe Premiere Pro CS 5.5.1.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Jon Barrie
Adobe Premiere Pro
The 'Default Scale to Frame Size' Preference OptionThe 'Default Scale to Frame Size' Preference Option

The 'Default Scale to Frame Size' preference can cause some confusion as it is not always obvious how it works, and how it affects footage in your project. In this brief Premiere Pro tutorial, Andrew Devis explains what effect the preference has on your footage and why things may not always seem to act in the way you think they should when this preference is or isn't selected.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Andrew Devis
Adobe Premiere Pro
Using Markers To Pace Your EditingUsing Markers To Pace Your Editing

In this short Premiere Pro video tutorial, you will learn the principle of using the beat of your soundtrack to pace your editing to produce either a safe or an uneasy feeling with your production. You will learn how to apply markers and how to use those markers to guide your cuts in the timeline.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Andrew Devis
Cinematography
The Truth About 2K, 4K and The Future of PixelsThe Truth About 2K, 4K and The Future of Pixels

John Galt, Panavision Senior Vice President of Advanced Digital Imaging, led the team that created the Genesis camera, was responsible for the F900 "Star Wars" camera, and continues to play a leading role in guiding future digital cinema technologies. In this wide-ranging, no-holds barred conversation from 2009, John cuts through what he calls the intentional obfuscation of "marketing pixels," and explores the range of high resolution and high frame rate options that are becoming available to filmmakers.

Editorial, Feature, People / Interview
John Galt
RED Camera
Exposing the RED MXExposing the RED MX

David Battistella looks at the RED camera, an offering from a company that have now delivered over 7000 cameras to customers worldwide. David examines exposure techniques for the MX sensor and gives us an upgraded review and updated vision of the best exposure practices. Read on for the details of this highly informative product review...

Review
David Battistella
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