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By Steve Julin
Publisher : Muska & Lipman
Pub Date : 2004
ISBN : 1-59200-151-3
Pages : 368
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Unleash your creativity. Let "Avid Xpress Pro Power!" be your guide to masterful storytelling using Avid Xpress Pro. Work your way through a variety of editing techniques and learn not only how each function works, but also when and why you should use it. This unique, hands-on book won't bog you down with useless technical jargon. Instead, you'll focus on real-world project creation. Learn how to confidently use sound, color , and graphics to tell a story. Master the nuances of incorporating rhythm, pace, and timing into your editing process. The book includes an entire chapter dedicated solely to shortcuts and tips to help you complete your work more quickly and efficiently . Harness the power of Avid Xpress Pro!


  • Learn from an Avid Certified Instructor with over 18 years of experience in editing, directing and producing video

  • Real-life techniques are shared from an editor's point-of-view , not a computer programmer's

  • Beginning with coverage of non-linear editing, this book addresses all aspects of editing from digitizing, to mixing audio, to adding titles, and finally outputting projects to tape, the Internet or even to DVD

  • The effects chapters alone make this book a must-read

  • The author makes liberal use of screenshots for a step-by-step treatment of Avid's tool set

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  Table of Contents
By Steve Julin
Publisher : Muska & Lipman
Pub Date : 2004
ISBN : 1-59200-151-3
Pages : 368
    buy print version
    About the Author
      Who This Book Is For
      How This Book Is Organized
    Chapter 1.  Getting Started
      Avid: A Leader in Nonlinear Editing
      Introduction to Nonlinear Editing
      Basic Workflow
      Avid Terms, Concepts, and File Structures
      Starting a Project
      The Project Window
      Bin Views
      Bin Management
    Chapter 2.  Capturing and Importing
      Setting Up Your Camera or Deck
      Using the Capture Tool
      Three Methods of Capturing Footage
      DV Scene Extraction
      Batch Capturing a Sequence
      Importing Media or Files
      Selecting Import Settings
    Chapter 3.  Basic Editing Techniques
      The Avid Xpress Pro Layout
      Fast Menus
      Working with Pop-Up Monitors
      Source Record Toolset
      Loading and Playing Clips
      Marking a Clip
      Audio Mark INs and Mark OUTs
      Basic Edits
      Removing Edits
      Undoing and Redoing
    Chapter 4.  Trimming
      Duplicating a Sequence
      Locking a Clip or Sequence
      Entering and Exiting Trim Mode
      The Play Loop Button
      Trim Settings
      Methods of Trimming
      Performing a Dual-Side Trim
      Performing a Single-Side Trim
      Creating Split Edits
    Chapter 5.  Working in the Timeline
      Timeline Navigating
      Selecting Tracks
      The Solo Feature
      Adding Tracks
      Additional Trimming Methods
      Segment Mode Editing
      The Timeline's Fast Menu
      Saving a Timeline View
      Timeline Settings
    Chapter 6.  Additional Editing Tools
      Storyboard Editing
      Working with Timecode
      Frame Offsets
      The Timecode Window
      Marking Tools
      Copying and Pasting Clips
    Chapter 7.  Working with Audio
      Monitoring Audio
      Adding Audio Tracks
      Audio Mix Tool
      Audio Gain Automation
      Adding and Removing Keyframes
      Audio EQ
      The Audio Tool
      Audio Punch-In
      Additional Audio Features
    Chapter 8.  Introduction to Effects
      Real Time and Non-Real Time
      Adding Dissolves
      Removing a Dissolve
      Adding Multiple Dissolves
      The Effect Palette
      Rendering Effects
      The Effect Mode
      Working with Keyframes
      Saving an Effect
    Chapter 9.  Advanced Effects
      Working with Layers
      Superimpose Effect
      The 3D PIP Effect
      Advanced Segment Effects
      Motion Effects
      Freeze Frames
      Advanced Rendering Techniques
    Chapter 10.  Adding Titles and Using Keys
      Creating a Title
      Creating a Roll or a Title Crawl
      Editing the Title into a Sequence
      Working with Keys
    Chapter 11.  Nesting Effects
      Nesting versus Layering
      Editing in a Nest
      Collapsing Tracks
      Nesting into a Title
    Chapter 12.  Advanced Settings
      Viewing and Editing Different Settings
      Project Settings
      User Settings
    Chapter 13.  Saving Your Work
      Saving/Backing Up to Disk
      Adjusting Bin Settings
    Chapter 14.  Media Management
      Sorting a Column
      Sifting a Column
      Modifying a Clip's Data
      Consolidating and Transcoding
      The Media Tool
      Using the Decompose Option
    Chapter 15.  Outputting Your Sequences
      Preparing Your Sequence
      Outputting Using the Digital Cut Tool
      Outputting to DVD
      Exporting a Sequence
    Chapter 16.  Power Editing Tips
      General Editing Tips
      Timeline Tips
      Effect Tips
      Media-Management Tips
      Bonus Tips
    Appendix A.  Working with Boris FX for Compositing
      Using Boris FX to Create a Transition
      Using Boris Effects to Build a Composite
      Boris FX Tips
    Appendix B.  Working with Boris FX Titles
      Two Methods of Building a Title
    Appendix C.  Creating Graphics with Adobe Photoshop
      Using Photoshop to Create a Background
      Resizing an Image in Photoshop
      Creating an Alpha Channel
    Appendix D.  Some Great Websites
      www. automaticduck .com
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