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Media Composer® 6: Part 2—Effects Essentials

Book Description

MEDIA COMPOSER 6: PART 2 - EFFECTS ESSENTIALS is for editors who understand the basics of the editing tools in Media Composer and are ready to move ahead and learn the fundamentals of compositing and finishing within Avid Media Composer 6, the non-linear film/video editing application used in most movie and television productions. This book/DVD combo, an official Avid Learning Series Core Level guide written by the Avid training department, provides a solid foundation in Media Composer audio and video effects capabilities, and, in conjunction with MEDIA COMPOSER 6: PART 1 - EDITING ESSENTIALS, will prepare you for Avid's Core level certification in Media Composer 6. You will be taken through the basic effects-building interface, then, using a real-world, hands-on approach, you'll learn fundamental audio adjustments and effects, multi-layered video compositing, tracking, stabilization, various retiming methods, and basic color grading techniques. This official training course is a crucial step in mastering Avid Media Composer, the standard editing system used by professionals in the film and television industries.

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page
  2. Copyright Page
  3. Dedication
  4. Acknowledgments
  5. About the Author
  6. Contents
  7. Introduction
  8. Lesson 1 Introduction to Audio Effects
    1. Audio EQ Tool
    2. Using AudioSuite Plug-ins
    3. Applying AudioSuite Plug-ins to Master Clips
  9. Exercise 1 Using EQ and a Compressor/Limiter
    1. Adding EQ
    2. Applying a Compressor
  10. Lesson 2 Introduction to Visual Effects
    1. Adding Quick Transitions
    2. Adding a Transition to Multiple Cuts
    3. Removing Transitions
    4. Modifying Transitions in the Timeline
    5. Replacing Transitions
    6. Modifying Effects in Effect Mode
    7. Saving Effect Templates
    8. Adding Segment Effects
    9. Adding an Effect to Multiple Segments
    10. Removing Segment Effects
  11. Exercise 2 Applying Transition Effects
  12. Lesson 3 Corrective Effects
    1. Resizing a Shot in the Effect Preview Monitor
    2. Smoothing Shaky Camera Movement
    3. Locking Down Shaky Camera Movement
    4. Tracking and Blurring Unwanted Objects
    5. Using Standard Keyframes
    6. Hiding Jump Cuts with Fluid Morph
  13. Exercise 3 Tracking with the Mosaic Effect
  14. Lesson 4 Retiming
    1. Types of Motion Effects
    2. Creating Freeze Frames
    3. Creating Motion Effects
    4. Timewarp Effects
  15. Exercise 4 Motion Effects
  16. Lesson 5 Color Treating and Correcting
    1. Modifying the Look of a Shot
    2. Creating Color Treatments
    3. Introduction to Color Correction
  17. Exercise 5 Color Treatments and Corrections
  18. Lesson 6 Nesting Multiple Effects
    1. Nesting Effects
    2. Changing the Order of Nested Effects
  19. Exercise 6 Nesting and Order of Processing
  20. Lesson 7 Multilayer Effects
    1. Creating Multilayer Effects
    2. Advanced Keyframing Using Graphs
    3. Layers and Nests
    4. Applying Effects to Tracks
  21. Exercise 7 Creating Banners and Split Screens
  22. Lesson 8 Keying and Mattes
    1. Different Keying Types
    2. Applying SpectraMatte
  23. Exercise 8 Keying on Different Backgrounds
  24. Lesson 9 3D Title Animation with Marquee
    1. Creating Text in Marquee
    2. Formatting and Layering Text
    3. Modifying Colors, Materials, and Surfaces
    4. Rotating and Extruding Text
    5. Saving Text Styles
    6. Animating Objects in a Scene
    7. Saving Titles to a Bin
    8. Generating AutoTitles
  25. Exercise 9 Sliding Animation
    1. Creating an Animated Title
    2. Editing Titles into a Title Sequence
  26. Appendix A Using AVX Third-Party Plug-ins
    1. About AVX
    2. Adding Boris FX BCC AVX Plug-ins
    3. Modifying BCC Plug-ins as Segment Effects
    4. Using BCC Transition Plug-ins
    5. Using GenArts’ Sapphire Plug-ins as Segment Effects
    6. Using GenArts’ Sapphire Plug-ins as Transition Effects
  27. Appendix B Performance and Rendering
    1. Understanding Performance
    2. Rendering Effects
    3. Using ExpertRender
  28. Appendix C Glossary
  29. Appendix D Answers to Review/Discussion Questions
  30. Index