Transfering Your Timeline From Avid Media Composer 5.5 to Premiere CS5.5

Here is a video tutorial showing how to get your sequence out of Avid Media Composer 5.5 to Premiere CS5.5 using your original media, not QT Reference files that link back to your DNxHD files.

I hope this helps!

A few notes:

DNxHD is a fine codec, but the only 10bit flavor as of this writing is the highest DNxHD setting (DNxHD has different names depending on frame rate, etc).  ProRes, ProResHQ are 10bit. Also, ProRes is wrapped in .mov, so most other programs like After Effects and Davinci Resolve recognize these media files.  Also, you can bring in your raw camera files if they’re are .mov files into your special fx programs and color correction programs.

Enjoy and let me know if there is anything that can be improved along the way in order to make the process simpler!  Let’s help out the community.

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HOW TO GET YOUR FINAL CUT PRO TRIM MODE TO ACT LIKE AVID’S (SORT OF)…

The point of this blog post is to explore the Final Cut Pro TRIM MODE (and Premiere Pro‘s). Many people think the Final Cut Pro TRIM MODE sucks. I don’t believe it does. In fact, I think it’s pretty damn usable. Am I the first person you’ve heard say that? I’m not crazy, I promise. Just check out the video below and see what I mean.

But before you do that, I want to cover a few things. It seemed to me that many people saying that the Final Cut Pro trimmer sucks don’t know that you can actually play the media while in trim mode. You can. Watch below. Also, I believe the Premiere Pro trimmer needs work. It’s worse than the Final Cut trimmer, as you cannot play your media while in trim mode.

You may also want to watch the video in 720p so you can see the screen clearly.

Watch it here in HD – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xrym5N26x5s

Also, here is a QUICK overview of the Avid interface/trim mode. A lot of people are not familiar with how Avid works or have “tried it once and hated it.” You need to spend more time with it, use it the way it was intended, and not try to get it to work the way Final Cut or Premiere work. Avid is a different way of editing.

Oh and by the way, you can also hit “U” on the keyboard to enter trim mode in Avid. I forgot to mention that in the video.

Watch it here in HD – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhNxSDjduRM

HERE IS THE LINK for the remapped Final Cut Pro keyboard settings for better editing efficiency. It’s from THE EDIT BLOG ON PVC. The link to download the keyboard layout is at the end of the article (page 2) but I suggest you read the entire article before you download it.

Enjoy and happy trimming!

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ROTOSCOPING TUTORIAL – VIDEOMAKER MAGAZINE

ROTOSCOPING TUTORIAL

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A few days ago, I posted A PAN AND SCAN TUTORIAL that I wrote for VIDEOMAKER MAGAZINE. I’m following that up with last month’s tutorial I wrote for VIDEOMAKER. Last month’s tutorial was a tutorial on ROTOSCOPING. This also is not so much a TECH TUTORIAL as it is a CONCEPT TUTORIAL where I point out some ways of USING rotoscoping to increase your production value and allow you to do MORE with less.

WHERE TO VIEW THE TUTORIAL

THE TEXT TUTORIAL CAN BE FOUND HERE:

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THE VIDEO TUTORIAL CAN BE FOUND HERE:

CLICK HERE

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MY PAN & SCAN TUTORIAL AVAILABLE NOW – VIDEOMAKER MAGAZINE

PAN AND SCAN TUTORIAL IN VIDEOMAKER MAG

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My latest tutorial for VIDEOMAKER MAGAZINEPAN AND SCAN – is up! You can also run over to Borders, Barnes and Noble, or your local book/magazine stand and pick up the latest issue of VIDEOMAKER MAGAZINE (Febuary 2009).

You can view the TEXT ARTICLE here:

CLICK HERE

You can view the VIDEO TUTORIAL HERE:

CLICK HERE

And for all of you who don’t know about my buddy Jill (xgobobeanx), check her YouTube Channel out:

http://www.youtube.com/xgobobeanx

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HEAT DISTORTION TUTORIAL FROM "FALLOUT"

I got a few questions about how I created the HEAT DISTORTION in FALLOUT for the shot of the empty Long Island Expressway. In the 3 Part FALLOUT Behind the Scenes, I mentioned it quickly but this is a more in depth look!

Leave comments and let me know what you think!

Thanks!

***UPDATE: I mentioned the PoweredProduction blog in the tutorial, but I didn’t mention the URL. The URL is: www.PoweredProduction.com. Check it out. Awesome stuff there!

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