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Learn Media Composer Lesson 93: Add Logos to Credit Crawls

Learn Media Composer Lesson 93: Add Logos to Credit Crawls
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In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe shows you how to add logos to your title crawls, by introducing Photoshop to your Media Composer workflow. What might seem to be limitations inside of Media Composer can bypassed by unitizing the Marquee Title Tool! Once you see how easy this technique is, you'll be adding logos to every one of your title crawls.

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Kevin P McAuliffe
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Learn Media Composer: Michael Bay Film Look Part 1

Learn Media Composer: Michael Bay Film Look Part 1
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In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe shows all the Symphony editors out there how to create a Michael Bay inspired film look right from within their Symphony timeline. Everything that is shown in this tutorial is designed to get you excited to stay in your NLE which not only saves you time, but will make you more money in the end!

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Kevin P McAuliffe
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Learn Media Composer Lesson 91: Transfer Modes

Learn Media Composer Lesson 91: Transfer Modes
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In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe talks about Transfer Modes, or Blend Modes as they are more commonly referred to, and how even though most editors think that you cannot work with them inside of Media Composer, you actually have the tools right at your fingertips...you probably just don't realize it.

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Kevin P McAuliffe
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Learn Media Composer Lesson 92: FrameFlex

Learn Media Composer Lesson 92: FrameFlex
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In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe takes a look at the new FrameFlex feature inside of Media Composer 7. Ideal for working with large frame sizes inside of HD and SD timelines, this new feature is almost a hidden gem, as it's automatically added to your clips, once you drop them in the timeline. The trick for you is knowing how to harness its power.

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Kevin P McAuliffe
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Learn Media Composer Lesson 89: Consolidating & Transcoding

Learn Media Composer Lesson 89: Consolidating & Transcoding
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In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe shows off a new feature inside of Media Composer 7, and that's Background Consolidating and Transcoding. Not only can this great new feature be used from within the editing application, but you can also set up external folders, and C/T without even knowing that it's happening!

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Kevin P McAuliffe
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Learn Media Composer Lesson 90: Intro to Audio Effects

Learn Media Composer Lesson 90: Intro to Audio Effects
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In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe introduces the Audio EQ tool, as well as the Audio Suite Plug-ins. These great tools let you create audio effects like the "telephone" effect, as well as letting you speed up and slow down audio, to make it fit wherever you need it to, in your timeline.

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Kevin P McAuliffe
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Learn Media Composer Lesson 88: Creating Video Walls Part 4

Learn Media Composer Lesson 88: Creating Video Walls Part 4
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In his final look at creating video walls, Kevin P McAuliffe talks to Mac users out there, specifically ones who have switched from Final Cut Studio to Media Composer, and shows them how to create the same video wall effect using the new MC7 and Apple's Motion 5.

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Kevin P McAuliffe
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Learn Media Composer Lesson 87: Creating Video Walls Part 3

Learn Media Composer Lesson 87: Creating Video Walls Part 3
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In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe looks at creating a video wall inside of Adobe's After Effects CC. Since every video wall needs video clips as the base, Kevin starts out inside of Avid's Media Composer, and does all the prep work there, and then switches over to AE CC to quickly and easily build a complex video wall.

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Kevin P McAuliffe
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Learn Media Composer Lesson 85: Creating Video Walls Part 1

Learn Media Composer Lesson 85: Creating Video Walls Part 1
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In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe shows you why you don't always need to go to a compositing application to create what might seem like a complex video wall. What Kevin is going to show you, in many cases, is created with a plug-in, but once you see how easy it is to create right in your timeline, it will be an effect you can pull out anytime to amaze your client!

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Kevin P McAuliffe
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Learn Media Composer Lesson 86: Creating Video Walls Part 2

Learn Media Composer Lesson 86: Creating Video Walls Part 2
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In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe wraps up his look at creating a video wall solely within your Media Composer timeline by not only dropping multiple video clips into each "monitor" with a few clicks of the mouse, but he adds "icing on the cake" by adding a stylized title to the final composite.

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Kevin P McAuliffe
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Learn Media Composer Lesson 84: Creating DVDs Part 2

Learn Media Composer Lesson 84: Creating DVDs Part 2
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In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe talks about encoding your exported Media Composer timelines using Apple's Compressor. This lesson is specifically focused on Editors who have made the switch from Final Cut Pro/Studio to Avid's Media Composer, but still want to get the most out of the applications in the bundle, and not have to use a new third party encoding application. Compressor has some huge workflow enhancements like Droplets, that will make the encoding process a breeze.

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Kevin P McAuliffe
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Learn Media Composer Lesson 83: Creating DVDs Part ONE

Learn Media Composer Lesson 83: Creating DVDs Part ONE
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In this first of a multi-part tutorial series, Kevin P McAuliffe takes a look at setting up your Media Composer or Symphony timelines for creating SD DVD's. He covers formatting issues you need to keep in mind, as well as the proper way to export your sequence in three important, but very different ways.

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Kevin P McAuliffe
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Learn Media Composer Lesson 82: Consolidate/Transcode

Learn Media Composer Lesson 82: Consolidate/Transcode
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In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe answers a common question, and that is "What is the difference between Consolidating and Transcoding?". Not only does he explain the difference and show you how easy both are to use, but he also discusses Batch Importing, and how what might seem like the best way to work, isn't.

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Kevin P McAuliffe
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Learn Media Composer Lesson 81: Multichannel Audio Exports

Learn Media Composer Lesson 81: Multichannel Audio Exports
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In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe answers a viewer's e-mail about creating multichannel audio exports. Most people think that this is a hardware limitation for most PC's and Mac's, but Kevin quickly shows you that this is very easy to set up right from within your export settings, and once you have a preset, you can set it and forget it.

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Kevin P McAuliffe
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Learn Media Composer Lesson 80: Creating Client Approvals

Learn Media Composer Lesson 80: Creating Client Approvals
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In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe answers a viewer's question about how to create client approval Quick Time files in MC/Symphony. To take things to the next level, Kevin also shows you how to create HD YouTube files ready to upload to show your work to the masses.

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Kevin P McAuliffe
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Learn Media Composer Lesson 78: Power Keyboard Settings PT 1

Learn Media Composer Lesson 78: Power Keyboard Settings PT 1
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In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe uses a Linkedin forum discussion about what keyboard settings are useful for an editor to not only show you his settings in depth, but also explain in detail what each customized setting does, and why you're going to want to add it to your editing workflow.

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Kevin P McAuliffe
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Learn Media Composer Lesson 79: Power Keyboard Settings PT 2

Learn Media Composer Lesson 79: Power Keyboard Settings PT 2
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In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe continues his talk about Power User keyboard settings and you'll quickly see that you don't need to remap the entire keyboard to speed up your workflow. In most cases, it's simply about choosing the right tools to have at the tip of your fingers to get the job done that much faster.

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Kevin P McAuliffe
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Learn Media Composer Lesson 77: The 24 Commercial Bumper

Learn Media Composer Lesson 77: The 24 Commercial Bumper
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In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe shows you another real-world example of how to create "Hollywood-Style" effects right from within your timeline, by creating the "24" commercial break bumper. With some very simple title work, and a little forward thinking with the 3D Warp Tool, you can create this awesome effect without having to leave the comfort of your MC/Symphony timeline.

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Kevin P McAuliffe
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Learn Media Composer Lesson 76: Motion Tracking

Learn Media Composer Lesson 76: Motion Tracking
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In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe shows you the basics of tracking a background plate, and applying that information to a title you create in your timeline. Then he shows you, with the power of the fantastic Animatte effect, how to create a realistic effect of a car driving in front of a title. Advanced looking end product, but very easy to create.

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Kevin P McAuliffe
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Learn Media Composer Lesson 75: Creating a Video Viewfinder

Learn Media Composer Lesson 75: Creating a Video Viewfinder
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In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe answers a viewer's question about creating a video viewfinder effect. There are different plug-in packages that you can purchase that have this effect, but why spend your hard earned money, when the effect is something that is easily buildable inside of Media Composer or Symphony.

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Kevin P McAuliffe
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Learn Media Composer Lesson 74: Import, QC and Export

Learn Media Composer Lesson 74: Import, QC and Export
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In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe answers another viewer e-mail from someone who's having quality issues when importing into Media Composer. Kevin goes over some importing tips, and shows you how to make sure you're monitoring the highest possible quality in the NLE application, and then he discusses a common exporting problem, and takes about how, with a little bit of forethought, you can get those excellent looking exports that your clients are asking for.

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Kevin P McAuliffe
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Learn Media Composer Lesson 72: The Schindler's List Effect

Learn Media Composer Lesson 72: The Schindler's List Effect
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In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe shows you how simple it is to create the effect made famous by film's like Schindler's List and Pleasantville, but he doesn't do the effect as a color correction effect. Instead, he gives you a great introduction to an included Rotoscoping effect called Animatte. Once you see how versatile this effect is, you find yourself going less and less to third party compositing applications to do your Roto work.

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Kevin P McAuliffe
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Learn Media Composer Lesson 73: Creating a Countdown

Learn Media Composer Lesson 73: Creating a Countdown
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In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe answers a viewer's e-mail about creating a countdown inside of Media Composer and Symphony. Most people would think a plug-in is required, but with a little forethought, this is something that can be created in no time flat!

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Kevin P McAuliffe
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Learn Media Composer Lesson 71: Creating a Sports Scorecard

Learn Media Composer Lesson 71: Creating a Sports Scorecard
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In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe answers a viewer's question about creating a tennis scoreboard, like you would see in a professional tennis broadcast. Most people immediately think they need Photoshop or a compositing application to create this element, but the easiest way to build is with the tools you have right at your fingertips.

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Kevin P McAuliffe
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Learn Media Composer Lesson 70: The Ken Burns Effect

Learn Media Composer Lesson 70: The Ken Burns Effect
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In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe shows you how to create the Ken Burns effect, known more commonly as a "Pan & Zoom" effect. This effect, which people will normally create in a compositing application, can be easily created right from within your MC/Symphony timeline with no 3rd party plug-ins needed.

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Kevin P McAuliffe
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