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Day 29 #28daysofquicktips - A Batch of Media Composer & FCPX tips from Jesús

This big batch of quicktips will round out the month

By Scott Simmons | March 01, 2015

It’s day 29 of the #28daysofquicktips and that’s one day over. This big list of tips came from Editor, Trainer & Workflow Consultant Jesús Pérez-Miranda and it’s too good of a list not to publish. While Jesús seems to be very pro FCPX these days he’s an editor of many NLEs so he has provided tips for Avid Media Composer as well as FCPX. It’s a great way to round out the #28daysofquicktips on a Sunday. A few of his tweets are embedded as well. Coming all the way from Madrid, Spain here’s day 29.

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Shockwaves in After Effects

Shockwaves in After Effects

By Rich Young | February 28, 2015

Andrew Kramer has been the most enthusiastic provider of footage and tutorials on creating shockwave effects in After Effects, and recently Daniel Brodesky created something similar, using Trapcode Particular instead of Fractal Noise for the base of the effect. There are a few other resources too, but much of what's been published is outdated or no longer available.

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My Top 11 Favorite New Features of Resolve 11

My Top 11 Favorite New Features of Resolve 11

By Steve Hullfish | February 28, 2015

There are only so many pieces of software a person can master or even try to become relatively proficient in, so you need to decide which ones are worth your time. Whether you’re just starting out or are an experienced media professional, the arguments for putting Resolve in the... Read More

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Pro XAVC Long GOP compatibility bulletin 2015.1

Pro XAVC Long GOP compatibility bulletin 2015.1

More XAVC Long GOP compatibility reports are now coming out of the woodwork.

By Allan Tépper | February 28, 2015

I recently published an article about the breakthrough pro XAVC Long GOP códec/format from Sony, which is the third group of XAVC born in 2012. In the first article, I covered the status of third party software that support professional XAVC Long GOP. Since then, more compatibility reports are coming out of the woodwork. Ahead is a compatibility update, and even a video from a Canadian reader.

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Day 28 #28daysofquicktips - A few Avid Media Composer tips from Marcin

He actually got these from Shortcutworld.com but they are nice shortcuts

By Scott Simmons | February 28, 2015

How about a quick batch of Avid Media Composer Quicktips instead of one big one to round out our #28daysofquicktips? Here’s a few all the way from Poland sent to us by Marcin Zwolski. There are four little keyboard shortcuts that you might find useful. Thanks Marcin.

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Media Composer 101 - Advanced - Creating Animated Background Beds

A job normally reserved for After Effects can easily be done in your Media Composer timeline.

By Kevin P. McAuliffe | February 27, 2015

In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe shows you how easy it is to create a background bed for your text, right in your Media Composer timeline.  Using Timewarp, BCC Colorize (which comes with your MC subscription plan), the built in MC Blur effect, and a simple title, you can add some style, and save yourself all the time it takes to export your footage to a program like After Effects.

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Day 27 #28daysofquicktips - Use Un-sync Locked Tracks for Easier Music Revisions

I wish I had thought of this a long time ago.

By Scott Simmons | February 27, 2015

This reader Quicktip is a very nice Avid Media Composer tip from editor Austin Flack that will come in handy if you have to edit a lot of music beds and the deal with changes and revisions. It’s demonstrated in Media Composer but could apply to most any track-based editing tool. I had... Read More

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Day 26 #28daysofquicktips - Make an Audio-only Dissolve in Final Cut Pro X

Download Alex4D's Sound only dissolve and be a happier FCPX user

By Scott Simmons | February 25, 2015

For some reason, unbeknownst to us mortal editors, Final Cut Pro X doesn’t allow you do make an audio dissolve right out of the Transitions browser. Editors know how essential a 4, 5, 6 frame dissolve can be to smooth out a frankenbite or just how handy that can be when mixing audio in general. But such an audio-only dissolve is possible with this free plug-in from Alex4D (aka Alex Gollner). This might be the most useful thing you’ll download for FCPX this week.

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Day 25 #28daysofquicktips - Consolidate Media Outside (Externally) of a Final Cut Pro X Library

It took me awhile to understand this but I'm glad I got it figured out.

By Scott Simmons | February 25, 2015

Final Cut Pro X has some rather intricate media management capabilities built into its Library functionality. The Library concept itself is loved by some, hated by others. I think if you understand how you can move media in and out of a Library it might embrace one the concept (thought you still might choose to always leave media outside of a Library). I finally understand it a little bit better but it wasn’t without some study.

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Creating a Night Sky in Motion

This Week on MacBreak Studio

By Mark Spencer | February 24, 2015

Because the night...belongs to us!

I couldn't say it better than Patti Smith and Bruce Springsteen but this week on MacBreak Studio, I do try to show Steve Martin from Ripple Training how to "take back the night" by creating a night sky scene from scratch in Motion, using... Read More

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Day 24 #28daysofquicktips - Nesting Audio in Adobe Premiere Pro CC

This workaround can get you an audio nest with the drag of a mouse.

By Scott Simmons | February 24, 2015

Here we go with a reader Quicktip from Jack Bibbo that is for Adobe Premiere Pro. It’s a tip for nesting audio. I do very little nesting of video or audio so this is a good reminder of how PPro nesting works. Jack even made a video to go along with it. Couple this with the tip about making an audio-only multicam sequence and you’ve got some good Premiere tips here. Take it away Jack.

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Day 23 #28daysofquicktips - Use Special Characters for a Star Rating System

This tip probably works best with Final Cut Pro X's Keywording but you could use it on other apps too

By Scott Simmons | February 23, 2015

This reader Quicktip was sent to us by John Flanagen and it borrows the idea of a star-rating system on the Macintosh as a way to rate footage in your NLE. John uses this in Final Cut Pro X but you could utilize it in most any application that supports Special Characters.

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Day 22 #28daysofquicktips - Add a Specific Track Number in your Avid Media Composer Timeline

You don't have to add just the next track number when creating new timeline tracks

By Scott Simmons | February 22, 2015

This reader submitted Quicktip actually came from two different editors out there and it is a shortcut that I wasn’t aware of: a way to add a specific Media Composer track number beyond the next sequential number.

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Day 21 #28daysofquicktips - Use EDL Comments to View Notes in Avid Media Composer Timeline

This is an alternative to Markers if you want to add timeline notes to your clips

By Scott Simmons | February 21, 2015

There’s an old feature hanging around Avid Media Composer that is a holdout from the days of linear online editing that can be an alternate way to make notes to yourself right in the timeline.

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Day 20 #28daysofquicktips - ALT (Option) + U to re-enter Avid Media Composer Trim mode

This shortcut takes you right back to the previous trim and its trim roller setup

By Scott Simmons | February 20, 2015

Today we have another reader Quicktip for Avid Media Composer (these have been pouring in from the Avid editors out there) from Alain Dessauvage about an old favorite timesaver around Avid’s Trim Mode that I bet a lot of people don’t know.

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Exploring Workflow, Storage & Archive in M&E Part II – The Carrot or the Stick?

Exploring Workflow, Storage & Archive in M&E Part II – The Carrot or the Stick?

How do you get people to buy into a new or different process?

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | February 19, 2015

In Part I of this series, I mentioned that I have my own system for versioning and dealing with backups. Anything that takes me away from the way I’ve been doing things, regardless of whether or not it’s something that’s inherently better, is going to be a difficult... Read More

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Day 19 #28daysofquicktips - Using the Scratch Removal Tool as a shortcut in Avid

If you use the Scratch Removal tool the long way get ready to rejoice

By Scott Simmons | February 19, 2015

Today’s Quicktip is another Avid Media Composer reader tip sent to us by Ra-ey Saleh. It’s an big timesaving tip if you have to use the Scratch Removal tool to remove artifacts from a single frame in your edit.

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Day 18 #28daysofquicktips - Avid Media Composer keyframes: Fixed vs Elastic and others

It's also good to know Shelf, Linear, Spline and Bezier

By Scott Simmons | February 18, 2015

Today’s Quicktip comes to us from Josh Short of EditVideoFaster.com. It’s an effects based keyframing tip that is buried deep within Avid Media Composer's Effects Editor. It is imperative an editor knows these tips if they want to get the most out of animating effects in Media Composer. Take it away Josh.

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HPA Tech Retreat 2015 - Final Thoughts

What just happened? Plus, Mark's fiendish quizzes

By Adam Wilt | February 17, 2015

[Updated 10:53 PST 18 Feb: Quiz 5 winner]

The HPA Tech Retreat is an annual gathering of some of the sharpest minds in post, production, broadcast, and distribution – and the 2015 Retreat is now over. As Leon Silverman and Jerry Pierce like to ask, what just... Read More

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Media Composer 101 - Advanced - 4K Workflows Part 3: DaVinci Resolve Roundtripping

Let's take a look at how easy it is to have DaVinci Resolve team up with Media Composer to get your 4K projects looking awesome!

By Kevin P. McAuliffe | February 17, 2015

In the last of our 3 part introductory look at 4K workflows inside of Media Composer Subscription, we take a look at taking your Media Composer timeline, sending it via AAF to DaVinci Resolve, have Resolve open your DNxHR media, and then send it back to Media Composer for final client approval!

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