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Learn Media Composer Lesson 40: The Marquee Title Tool 2

Learn Media Composer Lesson 40: The Marquee Title Tool 2
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In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe shows you how simple it is to not only add drop shadows and strokes to your text, but also how to create true 3D extruded text right within the Marquee Interface.

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Kevin P. McAuliffe
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Learn Media Composer Lesson 39: The Marquee Title Tool 1

Learn Media Composer Lesson 39: The Marquee Title Tool 1
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In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe gives you a "lay of the land" inside of the Marquee title tool by talking about the top and side tool bars, and showing how easy it is to not only create text, but do some otherwise complicated text adjustments, with a few clicks of the mouse.

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Kevin P. McAuliffe
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Learn Media Composer Lesson 38: E-Mail Notifications

Learn Media Composer Lesson 38: E-Mail Notifications
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In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe shows you how to set up e-mail notifications, so Media Composer/Symphony will notify you when your renders, exports or transcodes are done. He also shows you some great settings tricks to streamline the process, and make sure you get the notifications you need as quickly as possible.

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Kevin P. McAuliffe
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Learn Media Composer Lesson 37: Media Organization

Learn Media Composer Lesson 37: Media Organization
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Project Archiving: In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe answers a viewer's e-mail about the organization of media outside of MC/Symphony, and then shows you how using a free, third-party media management application will make your archiving process quick and simple.

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Kevin P. McAuliffe
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Learn Media Composer Lesson 36: Advanced Audio Export Part 4

Learn Media Composer Lesson 36: Advanced Audio Export Part 4
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OMF Export for Audio Post: In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe shows you how easy it is to set up a preset for exporting the audio in your sequence for audio post. He also shows you the ideal type of video file to export, so your audio engineer can check sync, and even shows you how simple it is to import your mix into a 3rd party audio mixing application, in this case, Adobe's Audition.

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Kevin P. McAuliffe
AVID
Learn Media Composer Lesson 35: Advanced Exporting Part 3

Learn Media Composer Lesson 35: Advanced Exporting Part 3
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In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe shows you a "hidden" gem inside of Media Composer and Symphony, and that is how to export a multichannel audio file. Most editors think that is is not possible in MC/Symphony, but Kevin shows you just how easy it is in a few short steps.

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Kevin P. McAuliffe
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Learn Media Composer Lesson 34: Advanced Exporting Part 2

Learn Media Composer Lesson 34: Advanced Exporting Part 2
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HD to SD Centercut: In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe talks about the importance of setting your title safe markers correctly to properly downconvert HD footage and centercut it, so that the image fills an entire 4x3 frame.

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Kevin P. McAuliffe
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Learn Media Composer Lesson 33: Advanced Exporting Part 1

Learn Media Composer Lesson 33: Advanced Exporting Part 1
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HD to SD Letterbox: In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe shows you why you don't need any third party applications to create SD Letterboxed content from your HD footage. Not only does he show you how easy it is, but also shows you a great trick to get around titling issues when downconverting.

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Kevin P. McAuliffe
AVID
Learn Media Composer Lesson 32: Building Custom Transitions

Learn Media Composer Lesson 32: Building Custom Transitions
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In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe shows you how to start to create advanced effects inside of MC/Symphony by building some custom transitions. Not only does he show you how to create them, but he also shows you quick ways to apply them to multiple edits, as well as save them, to be used in any production you might be working on.

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Kevin P. McAuliffe
AVID
Learn Media Composer Lesson 31: Motion Graphics for Motion 5

Learn Media Composer Lesson 31: Motion Graphics for Motion 5
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In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe answers a viewer's question about rendering an element with a matte key out of Apple's Motion 5, for use inside of Avid's Media Composer/Symphony. This lesson is not only great for Motion users, but it gives all VFX artists a look at the proper render and import process that can be applied to any motion graphics application, whose end destination is MC/Symphony.

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Kevin P. McAuliffe
AVID
Learn Media Composer Lesson 30: FX Lesson ONE: Rocky Effect

Learn Media Composer Lesson 30: FX Lesson ONE: Rocky Effect
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In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe takes another look at the popular "Rocky Effect" tutorial he did, but takes things to a whole new level by showing you how to add unique clips to each of the letters, and make something that's "WOW", "AMAZING"!

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Kevin P. McAuliffe
AVID
Learn Media Composer Lesson 29: Media Management/Media Tool

Learn Media Composer Lesson 29: Media Management/Media Tool
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In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe talks about media management inside of your project, and he shows you how to take advantage of the Media Tool to help you shrink those projects down, and free up more room on your bulging hard drives.

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Kevin P. McAuliffe
AVID
Learn Media Composer Lesson 28: Video Mixdowns vs. Collapses

Learn Media Composer Lesson 28: Video Mixdowns vs. Collapses
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In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe talks about Video Mixdowns. They are a handy tool to have at your disposal, and in many NLE's, creating a "Video Mixdown" is normally a multi-step process. Kevin discusses the pros and cons of using mixdowns, and also shows you why a "collapse" might be a better, non-destructive, alternative.

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Kevin P. McAuliffe
AVID
Learn Media Composer Lesson 27: Music/Montage Music Editing

Learn Media Composer Lesson 27: Music/Montage Music Editing
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In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe shows how simple it is to edit music down to custom durations, and how a one frame dissolve, that's technically not possible, will help you get out of audio jams. He also shows you how to cut music montages without any video needed. If you work on a lot of music montages, this is the lesson for you.

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Kevin P. McAuliffe
AVID
Learn Media Composer Lesson 26: The Basic Audio Mix Part 2

Learn Media Composer Lesson 26: The Basic Audio Mix Part 2
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In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe shows you the other way to do mixing inside of Avid's Media Composer and Symphony, and we're talking about the Keyframe Method. This lesson shows you how simple it is to do keyframe audio editing, and also discusses why this might not be your best way to mix, inside of of MC/Symphony.

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Kevin P. McAuliffe
AVID
Learn Media Composer Lesson 25: The Basic Audio Mix Part 1

Learn Media Composer Lesson 25: The Basic Audio Mix Part 1
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In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe talks about the setup and follow though for a basic audio mix. Not only does he show you how simple it should be, but he also gives you a few great tips to speed up your mix, and get it done faster than ever.

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Kevin P. McAuliffe
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Learn Media Composer Lesson 24: Audio Mixing Part THREE

Learn Media Composer Lesson 24: Audio Mixing Part THREE
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In this tutorial, Kevin P McAuliffe introduces you to the Audio Mixer, the core tool for audio mixing. He shows you the basics about panning and adjusting your audio levels, and even gives you a great trick to adjust your audio tracks before you even edit them into your timeline.

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Kevin P. McAuliffe
AVID
Learn Media Composer Lesson 23: Audio Mixing Part TWO

Learn Media Composer Lesson 23: Audio Mixing Part TWO
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In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe talks about a tool you'll want to have open at all times when working with audio, and that's the Audio Tool. Not only does it give you a close up look at your VU meters, but it also contains some commands you'll want to have at your finger tips when cutting with a client.

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Kevin P. McAuliffe
AVID
Learn Media Composer Lesson 22: Audio Mixing Part ONE

Learn Media Composer Lesson 22: Audio Mixing Part ONE
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In this tutorial, Kevin P McAuliffe walks you through importing your audio two different ways, and explains the differences so you can pick the right technique for the right job. He also shows you how to set up your timeline views, and why setting them up a certain way will really save you time when a client is sitting next to you in the suite.

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Kevin P. McAuliffe
AVID
Learn Media Composer Lesson 21: Avid Title Tool Part THREE

Learn Media Composer Lesson 21: Avid Title Tool Part THREE
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In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe concludes his look at the Avid Title Tool by going over text gradients and transparencies, as well as creating simple title Rolls and Crawls. Once you've finished this tutorial, you will have seen over 40 minutes of in-depth training on the Avid Title Tool.

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Kevin P. McAuliffe
AVID
Learn Media Composer Lesson 20: Avid Title Tool Part TWO

Learn Media Composer Lesson 20: Avid Title Tool Part TWO
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In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe continues his look at the Avid Title Tool by going over simple Kerning and Leading, how to create shapes, saving Style Sheets, and even how to create a simple stacked title, save it, and then animate it into your timeline. Once you watch this tutorial, you will quickly see that you don't need to spend time going back and forth to Photoshop to create simple, cool titles. Just do it right from within the Title Tool.

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Kevin P. McAuliffe
AVID
Learn Media Composer Lesson 19: Avid Title Tool Part ONE

Learn Media Composer Lesson 19: Avid Title Tool Part ONE
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In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe starts off his look at the Avid Title tool by talking about the basics, like the setup and launching of the title tool, creation of text, adjusting colors, adding shadows, and saving out to your timeline. Once you've watched this lesson, you'll be able to create a basic title for just about any project you are working on.

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Kevin P. McAuliffe
AVID
Learn Media Composer Lesson 18: Migrating FCP7 Project to MC

Learn Media Composer Lesson 18: Migrating FCP7 Project to MC
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In this tutorial, Kevin P McAuliffe shows you, with the help of a free 3rd Party Plug-in, how to take all of your current and legacy FCP7 projects, and convert not only the sequence, but the actual media itself over to use in your new MC or Symphony setup. Once you see how easy it is, you won't need to work in two NLE's, you can just migrate all of your FCP7 projects over, and never look back.

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Kevin P. McAuliffe
AVID
Learn Media Composer Lesson 17: Adjusting Clips Part TWO

Learn Media Composer Lesson 17: Adjusting Clips Part TWO
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In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe looks at both Basic trimming, as well as advanced trimming and the fantastic Smart Tools. This tool combines what we've covered in both parts of our adjusting clips lesson to give you one tool that will let you do everything.

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Kevin P. McAuliffe
AVID
Learn Media Composer Lesson 16: Adjusting Clips Part ONE

Learn Media Composer Lesson 16: Adjusting Clips Part ONE
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Now that you've edited clips into your timeline, in this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe shows you how to move clips around inside of your edits using the Segment Modes feature, accessed right from within your timeline. This is a must watch lesson for FCP7 or any editor switching to Media Composer, as it shows a common workflow for editors who are accustomed to working in other NLE's.

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Kevin P. McAuliffe
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