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Adobe Premiere Pro
Balancing Audio Levels for Multiple ClipsBalancing Audio Levels for Multiple Clips

You have lots of clips in your timeline which are all different volumes. How do you quickly match the volume of all the clips so that they are all matched? This quick tutorial will show you the tricks to know in Premiere Pro and Soundbooth to get the job done!

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Andrew Devis
Adobe Premiere Pro basics
Learning the Tools 3: The Razor & Rate Stretch ToolsLearning the Tools 3: The Razor & Rate Stretch Tools

The rate stretch tool is probably the most fun tool in the Premiere Pro toolbox and can be used in both subtle and obvious ways to play with the timing of your clips - while the razor tool should always be used sparingly and only when no other option will work. In this tutorial, Andrew Devis demonstrates how these tools work to both speed-up parts of a clip as well as slow-down parts of another clip. Andrew also shows how to affect multiple clips in one go and where the rate stretch tool can keep all the details of a precious clip and make sure it fits in that slightly wrong sized gap you have for it!

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Andrew Devis
Adobe Premiere Pro basics
Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 1 IntroductionPremiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 1 Introduction

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.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Andrew Devis
Adobe After Effects
Understanding the use of square vs non-square pixels in AEUnderstanding the use of square vs non-square pixels in AE

Rick Gerard gives a glimpse of the inner workings of Adobe After Effects and explains exactly how AE mixes square and rectangular pixels. Youll never worry again about how to interpret footage. DV, HD, Wide Screen and Film comps will be a walk in the park.

Tutorial
Rick Gerard
Adobe Premiere Pro
Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 102 Video TransitionsPremiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 102 Video Transitions

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 After Effects
After Effects Tutorial: Using the Scribble & Stroke EffectsAfter Effects Tutorial: Using the Scribble & Stroke Effects

The "Scribble" and the "Stroke" effects are often overlooked due to the fact that it isn't immediately obvious how they work as they won't work unless applied in a very particular way. In this in-depth tutorial, Andrew Devis explains how to apply these effects and then goes through the many options in each effect which can make them very powerful and able to produce a surprisingly large variety of results.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Andrew Devis
Adobe After Effects basics
Creating Light StreaksCreating Light Streaks

In this video tutorial from CreativeCOW.net you will learn how to create light streaks as seen in the new Nano iPod commercial using Adobe After Effects.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Andrew Kramer
Adobe After Effects basics
AE Basics 53: Motion Tracking Part 1AE Basics 53: Motion Tracking Part 1

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.

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
The Vectorscope in Premiere ProThe Vectorscope in Premiere Pro

The vectorscope provides graphical information on the colors in your footage and is an excellent way of checking your footage to find out if it is within broadcast safe limits or if additional work needs to be done. In this Premiere Pro tutorial, Andrew Devis shows how to find the vectorscope in PP, how to interpret the information it gives and how to use regions of interest to check out specific parts of your footage to get a more detailed understanding of its chrominance levels and how any changes you make affect your footage.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Andrew Devis
Adobe Premiere Pro
Creating, Saving & Applying PresetsCreating, Saving & Applying Presets

In this brief Premiere Pro tutorial, Andrew Devis shows you how to create, save and apply your own presets to the clips in your timeline. Presets are a collection of effects that have been customised for your specific requirements and can be recalled and used at any time once you have saved them. This is particularly useful when you need to apply a series of effects to different clips in your project. All the effects can be saved into one preset with the correct settings applied and then this same preset can be applied to each clip rather than applying and modifying all the effects for every clip thus saving you a great deal of time and effort.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Andrew Devis
Adobe Premiere Pro
Unlinking Audio & Video and J & L CutsUnlinking Audio & Video and J & L Cuts

How do you un-link audio and video so that you can separately edit the video to the audio and the audio to the video? Can you un-link them and yet still maintain a relationship between them? Can you re-link them after you've edited them? What are 'J' and 'L' cuts and how do you make them? Learn the answers to these and more in this Adobe Premiere Pro video tutorial.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Andrew Devis
Adobe After Effects basics
AE Basics 15: Motion Paths Part 3 - Masks & PathsAE Basics 15: Motion Paths Part 3 - Masks & Paths

AE Basics - A Creative COW series for new users of Adobe After Effects. Lesson 15: In this third and final tutorial on motion paths, Andrew Devis demonstrates how to use masks and paths created in other applications or in other ways in After Effects to drive both the creation of items and the animation of items. Andrew also shows how to extend the default animation length so that it matches your composition, finishing with animating a lens flare through a picture with an open path created on that same layer.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Andrew Devis
Adobe After Effects
3D from 2D Image Using Displacement Maps3D from 2D Image Using Displacement Maps

In this video tutorial Tudor "Ted" Jelescu shows how to create 3D / 2.5D movement from a 2D image using displacement maps in Adobe After Effects. He uses similar techniques as Mathew Fuller's "Advanced 2.5D Animation in AE" tutorial to pull depth from 2D images. Tudor uses FreeForm and displacement maps to be able to have a different camera move, one that rotates around the subject.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Tudor Jelescu
Adobe Premiere Pro
How to use Sync Lock & Target TracksHow to use Sync Lock & Target Tracks

When inserting new clips into your timeline from the source panel, often the new clips don't go where you want them to go. They may also interfere with other clips already in your timeline. In this Premiere Pro video tutorial you will learn how to make certain new clips go exactly where you want them to go, and how to ensure they don't cut-up or interfere with clips already in your timeline.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Andrew Devis
Adobe After Effects
Growing Design Elements in After EffectsGrowing Design Elements in After Effects

In this video tutorial, Jayse Hansen demonstrates how to create graphic elements that will grow in After Effects. This question comes up in the forums all the time. Now we have a step by step tutorial.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Jayse Hansen
Archiving and Back-Up
Archiving Video With HP's New LTO-6 Ultrium 6250 Tape DriveArchiving Video With HP's New LTO-6 Ultrium 6250 Tape Drive

For years, Helmut Kobler has used LTO tape to archive footage and projects that he couldn't afford to ever lose. When HP recently released the industry's first desktop LTO-6 tape drive, the Ultrium 6250 ($4199 list), Kobler couldn't resist its upgraded tape capacity and speed. Here's his hands-on report of using the 6250 on a Mac.

Review
Helmut Kobler
Adobe After Effects
Flying Paint - Simulating liquids with AE particles Part 1Flying Paint - Simulating liquids with AE particles Part 1

Exploring CC Particle World and CC Vector blur and setting up the initial simulation of liquid particles within After Effects.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Matthew Tompkins
Adobe After Effects
Using the Echo Effect with Animated LayersUsing the Echo Effect with Animated Layers

In this video tutorial, Creative Cow leader Aharon Rabinowitz shares some tips and tricks for working with the Echo effect.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Aharon Rabinowitz
MAYA
Iron Man 3: The Trixters Behind Tony Stark's Shiny New ArmorIron Man 3: The Trixters Behind Tony Stark's Shiny New Armor

Seventy artists from Trixter worked an entire year to create a formidable 208 VFX shots for Marvel's Iron Man 3. Each new episode in the Iron Man saga details a slick new technology created by the ingenious Tony Stark, and the new installment does not disappoint! Combining the hard surface geometry of the Iron Man suit auto-assembly with the flexibility of the human body was one of the challenges that Trixter brought from previs to believable screen reality.

Editorial, Feature, People / Interview
Alessandro Cioffi
Adobe Premiere Pro basics
Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 44 Picture in Picture PresetsPremiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 44 Picture in Picture Presets

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.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Andrew Devis
Adobe After Effects Expressions
In The Loop - A Killer ExpressionIn The Loop - A Killer Expression

A detailed explanation and demonstration of the uses of the loop expression in After Effects. Examining the loopOut(), loopIn(), loopInDuration(), loopOutDuration() commands and their "ping pong", "cycle" and "continue" modes.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Matthew Tompkins
ARRI
A DIT Tells AllA DIT Tells All

You've heard of on-set file-based workflow? That's Von Thomas. Here's an inside look at his gear, and management secrets that can work for you too.

Feature
Von Thomas
Adobe After Effects
Precomposing in Adobe After EffectsPrecomposing in Adobe After Effects

Bryan Preston explores the process of precomposing in Adobe After Effects. He looks at the use, strategy and inner workings of precomps in After Effects. He also adds some secrets hes learned in using precomps to manage both files and projects more efficiently. This is an article that is well worth reading to understand why, when and where and how to use precomps in your own AE projects.

Tutorial
Bryan Preston
Adobe After Effects basics
The Pen ToolThe Pen Tool

Useful tips for working with the pen tool, controlling masks and rotoscoping with After Effects.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Eran Stern
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