VISUAL QUICKPRO GUIDE PINNACLE LIQUID EDITION 6 FOR WINDOWS

   
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• Table of Contents
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VISUAL QUICKPRO GUIDE PINNACLE LIQUID EDITION 6 FOR WINDOWS
By Paul Ekert
 
Publisher: Peachpit Press
Pub Date: November 29, 2004
ISBN: 0-321-26916-0
Pages: 564
   


Recipients of nine Emmy Awards for technical innovation, Pinnacle products have long been a favorite among professional broadcasters. Now, with Liquid Edition shipping on Alienware Systems new line of notebook computers (and capturing the top engineering award at the National Association of Broadcasters convention), the rest of the world is discovering them, too.

Here to help users get up to speed on it fast is the first guide devoted solely to Pinnacle s advanced editing system. In this book, former Liquid Edition team member Paul Ekert uses simple step-by-step instructions peppered with loads of tips and visual aids to show readers how to streamline their workflows and enhance their creativity with Liquid Edition. With sections devoted to using the timeline, creating special effects, DVD authoring, audio production, titles creation, troubleshooting, and more, experienced editors can go directly to the areas they need help in, while beginning editors can work their way from cover to cover to get a thorough grounding in all aspects of the program.


   
book cover
  
• Table of Contents
• Index
VISUAL QUICKPRO GUIDE PINNACLE LIQUID EDITION 6 FOR WINDOWS
By Paul Ekert
 
Publisher: Peachpit Press
Pub Date: November 29, 2004
ISBN: 0-321-26916-0
Pages: 564
   


   Copyright
   Acknowledgments
   Introduction
      Using This Book
      Liquid Variations
      What's New in Version 6?
      The Minimum System Specification
      The Recommended System Specification
      Additional Equipment for the Power User
   Color Section
    Chapter 1.  Getting Started
      Installing Liquid Edition 6
      Opening and Closing Liquid Edition
      Touring the Interface
      Summing Up Other Interfaces in Liquid Edition
      Instant Save
      Creating Projects
      Using Project Templates
      Using Project Backups
      Navigating Using the Control Buttons
      CustomizingLiquid Edition
      Customizing Keyboard Shortcuts
      Exploring the Project Browser
      Customizing the Timeline
    Chapter 2.  Logging and Digitizing
      Digitizing with Liquid Edition
      Differentiating Between Logging and Digitizing
      Touring the Logging Tool
      Working with the Logging Tool
      Using the Input Wizard to Digitize
      Digitizing an Entire or Part of a DV Tape
      Using Scene Detection for Long Media Clips
      Digitizing Clips from Analog
      Logging a Tape
      Digitizing Logged Clips
      Multicam Capture
    Chapter 3.  Importing Media Clips
      Touring the Import Media Window
      Using the Input Wizard
      Manually Importing a Media Clip
      Dealing with Image Import Problems
      Resizing Images
      Creating Media Files
    Chapter 4.  Managing Your Media
      Finding Your Media
      Working with the Media Drive
      Organizing Your Media Drives
      Physically Moving Your Media Around
      Deleting and Restoring Media Clips
      Render Files
    Chapter 5.  The First AssemblyStoryboarding
      The Storyboard Interface
      Editing Using the Storyboard
      Preparing the Storyboard
      Creating the Storyboard
      Previewing in the Storyboard
      Trimming Clips in the Storyboard
      Other Uses for the Storyboard
      Sending to the Timeline
    Chapter 6.  Fine-Tuning Your Edit
      Opening the Timeline
      Navigating the Timeline
      Using Undo/Redo
      Moving Clips Around the Timeline
      Trimming Clips
      Cutting Clips
      The Source Viewer
      Sending a Clip to the Timeline
      Creating the Three-Point Edit
      Creating the Four-Point Edit
      Inserting a Clip: Other Methods
      Mapping the Timeline
      Adding Markers
      Understanding Timeline Slices
      Previewing Your Sequence
    Chapter 7.  Working With Audio
      Editing with AudioConcepts and Consequences
      Opening the Audio Editor
      Understanding Audio Tracks
      Showing the Volume Level
      Dynamically Adjusting the Audio
      Controlling Keyframes
      Adjusting the Volume on the Fly
      Creating a Fade
      Using Audio Scrubbing
      Trimming Audio Clips
      Adding Markers to Audio Clips
      Activating and Deactivating Audio
      Deleting an Audio Track from a Video Clip
      Lowering the Monitor Output
      Using Audio Panning
      Voice-Over
      Applying Audio Filters
      Editing a Filter
      Keeping Audio and Video in Sync
      Working with 5.1 Surround Sound
    Chapter 8.  Working with Transitions
      Understanding Transitions and the Single-Track Edit
      Avoiding Transition Problems
      Adding a Transition
      Applying the Default Transition
      Changing the Default Transition
      Trimming Transitions
      Trimming Associated Clips
      Editing with Keyframes
      Editing a Transition
      Controlling Keyframes
      Working Without Keyframes
      Working with Classic Transitions
      Editing the Classic Transition
      Saving a Customized Transition
      Using the Transitions
      Introducing Hollywood FX
      Adding a Preset Hollywood FX Transition
      Editing a Hollywood FX Transition
    Chapter 9.  Working with Filters
      Using FiltersThe Basic Concept
      Adding a Filter
      Applying a Filter in the Project Browser
      Adding a Filter to a Timeline Track
      Working with the Default RT Filters
      Applying the Default Classic Filters
      Editing a Filter
      Controlling Keyframes
      Working Without Keyframes
      Working with Classic Filters
      Editing the Classic Filters
      Saving a Customized Filter
      Working with RT Filters
      Using Classic Filters
      Understanding Timewarp
      Adding a Linear Timewarp Filter
      Editing a Linear Timewarp
      Adding a Dynamic Timewarp
      Editing a Dynamic Timewarp
      Using the Dynamic Timewarp
      Introducing Hollywood FX Filters
      Working with Hollywood FX Filters
    Chapter 10.  Using Title Deko
      Introducing Title Deko
      Opening Title Deko
      Creating a Basic Title
      Altering the Text Properties of a Title
      Enhancing the Text
      Using the Preset Templates
      Making a Title Move
      Saving a Title and Adding It to the Timeline
      Editing the Title Again
      Advanced Title Deko Techniques
    Chapter 11.  Color Correction
      Introducing the Color Correctors
      Applying and Adjusting the Base Color Corrector (RT)
      Working with the Color Editor (Classic)
      Exploring the Auto Color Corrector
      Applying the ColorCorrection Editor
      Matching Color
      Using the 3-Point Color Balance Tool
      Examining the Gray Balance Tools
      Using the Vector Scope
      Adjusting Colors Selectively
      Saving a Reference Set
    Chapter 12.  DVD Authoring
      Authoring DVDs with Liquid Edition 6
      Preparing the Timeline
      Using Sequences
      Using Markers
      Building Your DVD Menu
      Using the DVD Wizard
      Choosing a Menu
      Adding Links
      Previewing Your Menu
      Understanding the Export Dialog
      The Source Tab
      Selecting the Source
      Working with the Destination Tab
      Using the Burning Tab
      Exploring the Options Tab
      Using the Template Editor
      Editing a DVD Menu
      Changing the Background
      Changing and Adding Buttons
      Adding a New Page
      Adding Animation on a DVD Menu
      Animating Buttons
      Creating Nested Menus
      Excluding a Nested Menu from Playback
      Linking to a Nested Menu
      Alternatives to Creating DVDs on the Timeline
    Chapter 13.  Exporting the Timeline
      Using the Output Wizard
      Recording to Tape
      Fusing a Sequence
      Exporting a Sequence to a Specific File Format
      Exporting a Single Frame
      Using XSend
    Chapter 14.  Advanced Techniques
      Creating the Sequence
      Using and Combining Sequences
      Understanding Multicam Editing
      Using Subclips
      Using Scene Detection to Create Subclips
      Using Consolidate
      Using Condense
      Using Containers
      Working with Sub Tracks
      Matte Track
      Using Chroma Keying
    Appendix A.  Troubleshooting
      The Three Basic Suitability Tests
      Figuring Out What's Wrong
      Optimizing for NLE
      Optimizing Windows XP
      Optimizing Hardware
      Getting Further Help
   Index