The On the Spot series delivers immediate solutions to the reader with a concise presentation of over 350 expert techniques for working proficiently with the respective application. Avid Xpress Pro and DV On the Spot provides experienced editors with complete coverage of both applications' capabilities, and less experienced users get tips and tricks to enhance their productivity and creativity.
Packed with more than 300 techniques, this book delivers what you need to know-on the spot.
1. Laying it all Out; Interface tricks (workspaces etc); The first step of working is being able to master the interface and getting it to work for you, as fast as possible. Workspaces, interface adjustments and interface tricks are covered here. 2. Making the system yours; Each system can be customized by adjusting buttons and settings to help you work faster. But knowing which to adjust is critical! 3. The timeline is your friend; The timeline unlocks the secret of your show; understanding the tricks of how to master it's different views makes your shows hum. 4. Organization, Organization, Organization; Some say editing comes down to organization. Being able to find the right clip in the right bin quickly and efficiently. Project organization, bin organization and views and how to quickly sort through information efficiently. 5. Getting it In; The faster footage is recorded, the sooner you're editing. All the tricks of how to record or batch record fastest are unlocked within. Hours and hours can be saved instead of grabbing each shot by shot. Importing can be hell. Learning the right clues about your imports can make bringing in stills, and movie files (quicktimes, avis) from being a headache. 6. Fixing it in Post; Keeping it legal, creating moods and fixing colour balance, quickly all with colour correction can save footage, can save a show, can make a shot that doesn't work, work. 7. Can it be faster? Working faster is working smarter. Improve the performance of your system with these tips. How to optimise your workflow to improve your editing speed. These are the hard core techniques that power users edit with. How to edit as fast a possible, combining tricks that will shave hours off sessions. 8. A Cut Above; Transitions are more than just dissolves. But what are the keys to unlocking the keyframes? How can you get backings on page peels and all sorts of other unique tricks working? Notching it up; 9. Taking your effects to the next level and beyond; Effects can be deep on Avid products...see quickly the most efficient ways to pump your effects up so you can use them over and over again. 10. TeXt iS yOuR FrIeNd; Hidden tricks with the title tool and that impress clients. There is very little out there to show off the hidden features of the title tool. 11. What was that? Audio is half the picture. Fixing that audio is what will make it sound right. Mixing tricks, removing hums, making it all sound right 12. Digitally outstanding; Your client is going to need stills for print, files for the web and for DVD. Don't just make it once...make it easy to make them over and over and over again. Will I need it again?
Series: On the Spot
Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 9th January 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 17.8
Weight (kg): 0.52
Edition Number: 1