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Using ReWire to Connect Pro Tools 9 and Sibelius 6

Using ReWire to Connect Pro Tools 9 and Sibelius 6
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ReWire is a standard that lets you record audio from the Sibelius 6 music scoring program to a digital audio workstation (DAW), such as Avid's Pro Tools. In this tutorial, Creative COW leader Michael Hurwicz shows you how to do that, and offers a few troubleshooting/installation tips, as well.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Michael Hurwicz
AVID
Avid reiterates commitment to professional market

Avid reiterates commitment to professional market

On July 13th, 2011, AVID hosted an evening dedicated to providing a simple message: Avid is listening to its professional users and committed to that marketplace in developing the new features that editors want. The Steven J. Ross theatre on the Warner Bros. studio lot was packed with nearly 550 editors. Join Debra Kaufman as she highlights the evening's events.

Feature
Debra Kaufman
AVID
Avid Media Composer Quick Tip 4: Too Many Bins

Avid Media Composer Quick Tip 4: Too Many Bins
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Ever have the problem of opening a project, just to realize that hundreds of bins have been left open, and it takes forever for a project to open? Well, you'll never have that problem again with this great quick tip for AVID Media Composer.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Kevin P. McAuliffe
AVID
Avid Media Composer Quick Tip 3 - Assigning Menu Commands

Avid Media Composer Quick Tip 3 - Assigning Menu Commands
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In many cases, having to stop editing to find something in a drop down menu can be time consuming, and can break your work flow. In this Avid Media Composer Quick Tip, see how to quickly assign menu commands to buttons to help speed up your overall workflow.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Kevin P. McAuliffe
AVID
AVID Media Composer Quick Tip - Creating the Rocky effect

AVID Media Composer Quick Tip - Creating the Rocky effect
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People immediately dismiss doing effects in Avid Media Composer, as they think that a compositing application can do a better job. Well, as you will see in this Quick Tip, Media Composer can create some very complex animations very quick, very easy, and in some cases, just as good as After Effects.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Kevin P. McAuliffe
AVID
Avid Media Composer Quick Tip 2 - Importing Image Sequences

Avid Media Composer Quick Tip 2 - Importing Image Sequences
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Importing clips into Avid's Media Composer might seem straight forward, but what if a client has sent you a Targa sequence? Don't over think the import process, as importing Targa sequences is just as easy as regular clips.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Kevin P. McAuliffe
AVID
Avid Media Composer Quick Tip 1 - Nesting Effects

Avid Media Composer Quick Tip 1 - Nesting Effects
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Nesting effects in Avid's Media Composer is not as easy as it is in other applications, but with this quick tip, you'll be compositing in your favorite NLE in no time flat.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Kevin P. McAuliffe
AVID
Offline to Finishing in 10 Minutes

Offline to Finishing in 10 Minutes

In this tutorial, CreativeCOW Leader Ra-ey Saleh will reveal how to transfer your reference Vision & Audio from the Avid Offline into the Online and Pro Tools suites in under 10 minutes.

Tutorial
Ra-ey Saleh
AVID
Difference Matting within the Avid

Difference Matting within the Avid

In this tutorial, Ra-ey Saleh will show you how even without shooting Green Screen you can replace the background of a shot whilst keeping the moving foreground undamaged. He'll use a technique called 'Difference Matting' and do it all within the Avid!

Tutorial
Ra-ey Saleh
AVID Editing
A Talk with Medéa and AvidA Talk with Medéa and Avid

An exclusive report from the Creative COW Magazine, a talk with Andy Dale of Avid & Martin Bock of Medéa, regarding Avid's recent purchase of Medéa Corporation. What does Avid see ahead for the company that changed the video hard drive market forever?

People / Interview
Walter Biscardi
AVID
Arranging video clips to match sound

Arranging video clips to match sound

In this article, Avid editor Rambabu Dhanisetty demonstrates arranging clips to the beat. He finds this shortcut helpful while creating promos, etc.

Tutorial
Rambabu Dhanisetty
AVID
ArtFXual Avid Marquee Demystified

ArtFXual Avid Marquee Demystified

In this article, Alex Alexzander takes a thorough look at Avid Marquee Demystified from artFXual and hosted by Steve Bayes.

Review
Alex Alexzander
AVID
Inside Avid Xpress Pro

Inside Avid Xpress Pro

In this article, Alex Alexzander takes a thorough look at Inside Avid Xpress Pro hosted by Steve Bayes and published by Digital Media Training Services.

Review
Alex Alexzander
AVID
Avid Liquid 7 -- a review by broadcast designer Mark Harvey

Avid Liquid 7 -- a review by broadcast designer Mark Harvey

Mark Harvey, longtime leader in Creative Cow and a noted broadcast designer/editor, gives readers a look at the new Avid Liquid 7 -- acquired when Avid bought Pinnacle Systems and given many new features in this latest version now rolling out under the Avid name. Mark gives this system much praise for its powerful background rendering and wide feature set, as well as many new features like its HDV capabilities rolling out for the first time in v7.

Review
Mark Harvey
AVID
Keeping Corner Pin Compositing inside Avid with the help of Boris Continuum Complete AVX 4

Keeping Corner Pin Compositing inside Avid with the help of Boris Continuum Complete AVX 4

This all-encompassing tutorial from CreativeCOW contributing editor, John Lafauce introduces you to the new Corner Pin filter in version 4.0 of Boris Continuum Complete AVX (BCC AVX4). Several of Corner Pin's powerful features will be demonstrated, and other BCC AVX filters will be used to help create an integrated, realistic composite. This compositing primer will place emphasis on workflow and techniques.

Tutorial
John Lafauce Jr.
AVID
Avid Xpress Studio, DVD Basics in Avid Xpress Studio

Avid Xpress Studio, DVD Basics in Avid Xpress Studio

The goal of this project by Alex Alexzander is to provide a very simple overview which describes how to go from the Avid Xpress Pro timeline to finished DVD using tools available in Avid Xpress Studio and Adobe's Photoshop.

Tutorial
Alex Alexzander
AVID
AVID rolls out HD, 10bit and SpectraMatte

AVID rolls out HD, 10bit and SpectraMatte

Creative Cow's Bob Donlon reports with up-to-the-minute news for Avid users who have wondered where the company was going in the world of HD and 10-bit support. In this report, Bob offers Cow members all the news penned within hours of attending Avid's New York City December 8, 2004 press event. While attending, Bob not only watched as Avid not only rolled out their HD plans and their 10-bit support for Media Composer Adrenaline users but Avid had another big surprise up their sleeves -- the just-announced SpectraMatte chroma keyer. Read on for all the latest from the Avid mothership in Tewksbury...

Review
Bob Donlon
AVID
Avid XPress Pro & DV by Steve Hullfish, Chris Phrommayon & Bob Donlon

Avid XPress Pro & DV by Steve Hullfish, Chris Phrommayon & Bob Donlon

In this article, CreativeCOW.net leader Alex Alexzander reviews Avid XPress Pro and DV On the Spot written by Steve Hullfish, Chris Phrommayon & Bob Donlon, and published by CMP Books, 256 pages, September 1, 2004, ISBN: 1-57820-254-X. "As I write this, I have this big grin on my face. You see, you're in a forum reading this review, and the fact that you are in this forum reading this review is exactly what makes this book so perfect for you. Allow me to explain. We all go to forums, like this one, because from time to time we have a question. Sometimes we're not clear on how to accomplish a certain task or achieve a certain goal. Perhaps you're on the other side of this coin, and you arrived here to help others with their questions. No matter where you fit into this forum, you are no doubt someone who likes tips, shortcuts, and learning new techniques."

Review
Alex Alexzander
AVID
Avid Xpress Pro: 15:1s to DV 25 411

Avid Xpress Pro: 15:1s to DV 25 411

Offline editing started as a way to save disk space when hard drive-based storage carried a considerable premium. These days, although fast hard drives are not very expensive, there are still good reasons to use an offline editing workflow, provided certain conditions are met. Perhaps the most common situation is when so many tapes are involved that you simply don't want to devote so much of your storage to a project that will ultimately be cut to a mere fraction of the sources captured. Another reason is the use of a laptop for mobile editing in the field. A laptop's hard drive does not provide the needed bandwidth or capacity to edit more than a few hours of footage in the field if needed.

Tutorial
Alex Alexzander
AVID
Avid Xpress Pro for Windows and Macintosh (Visual QuickPro Guide)

Avid Xpress Pro for Windows and Macintosh (Visual QuickPro Guide)

In this article, CreativeCOW.net contributing editor Josh Martin reviews Avid Xpress Pro for Windows and Macintosh (Visual QuickPro Guide) by James Monohan and published by Peachpit Press, 712 pages, Published 2003, Copyright 2004, ISBN: 0321145976. Josh explains why the sub-title, Visual QuickPro Guide works so well with this book, "Coming into this review, I had absolutely no AVID experience. I had done some very minor non-linear editing in Adobe Premiere, but that's where my "knowledge base" ended. I'm happy to report that thanks largely in part to James Monohan's book, I am happily editing on our AVID setup...."

Review
Josh Mrtin
AVID
Using Avid Xpress Pro and Mojo by Bob Donlon

Using Avid Xpress Pro and Mojo by Bob Donlon

Creative Cow's Bob Donlon tears open Avid Xpress Pro and Mojo in this in-depth report. Bob explores Xpress Pro's uncompressed editing options, multi-cam capabilities, the new "DNA" (digital nonlinear accelerator) hardware capabilities found in Mojo and the five streams of realtime available for users working in DV25. Bob also gives readers a look at configuring the system for maximum performance and concludes that the Xpress Pro / Mojo combination is a powerful combination worthy of a 4 Cow rating.

Review
Bob Donlon
AVID
EDL, a tutorial from Dennis Kutchera

EDL, a tutorial from Dennis Kutchera

There are more modern ways of exchanging edit information such as OMF and AAF, but not everyone is going to have this. Media 100 now has OMF export as an extra option in version 8 and Final Cut Pro is supported through an OMF export plug in from Automatic Duck. But the old EDL text file is still with us. If you must use an EDL, you are going to be in for some frustration if you do not follow these procedures that Dennis Kutchera shares with us.

Tutorial
Dennis Kutchera
AVID
3Prong - a review by Dennis Kutchera

3Prong - a review by Dennis Kutchera

Dennis Kutchera explores one of his favorite sets of AVX plug-ins from a joint Canadian-Swiss company called 3Prong. The set includes ColorFiX, DirtFiX, FlickerFiX, TwitterFix, WaveScope and SpeedRamP. Dennis finds these plug-ins essential to online editing.

Review
Dennis Kutchera
AVID
Custom Transitions with AVID Animatte

Custom Transitions with AVID Animatte

In this tutorial, Grinner Hester demonstrates creating custom transitions using Animatte. Grinner says this is his favorite tool and uses it in every project

Tutorial
Grinner Hester
AVID
MediaMover: Adding Power to an Avid Strength

MediaMover: Adding Power to an Avid Strength

Dennis Kutchera looks at MediaMover by Random Video. This third-party utility written by an editor, Tony Black, addresses a need unique to using an Avid. MediaMover greatly expands the powers of Avid's respected Media Management tools -- already an Avid strongpoint -- made even stronger by this powerful utility. With longtime Avid expert Dennis Kutchera as your guide, Avid editors will greatly benefit from this look at an Avid 'must have.'

Review
Dennis Kutchera
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Hillary Lewis (2)
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Mary Poplin (1)
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Mark Sanger and Christian Jhonson (1)
Simon Ubsdell (5)
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