Focal Press Book: Avid Uncut: Workflows, Tips, and Techniques from Hollywood Pros

Focal Press Book: Avid Uncut: Workflows, Tips, and Techniques from Hollywood Pros

Focal Press Book: Avid Uncut: Workflows, Tips, and Techniques from Hollywood Pros

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  • Author: Steve Hullfish
  • Paperback: 416 Pages
  • Publisher: Focal Press
  • Publication Date: May 6, 2014
  • Pre-Postproduction and Organization
  • Settings and Keyboard Optimization
  • Offline Workflows for Editing
  • Effects and 3rd Party Plugins
  • Online Workflows for Finishing
  • Companion Website with Files & Tutorials
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  • 1Description
In the book Avid Uncut from Focal Press, author Steve Hullfish presents workflows, tips, and techniques for using the Avid Media Composer video editing software. In this book, you will learn time-saving tricks and techniques that utilize the Media Composer features and workflows. You will learn from postproduction professionals who worked on films such as Harry Potter, I am Legend, Dark Shadows, Men in Black II, Charlie's Angels, 42, and The Last of the Mohicans as well as TV series like SMASH, Big Bang Theory, Weeds, The Mindy Project, and MythBusters.

Steve Hullfish also shares the expertise of the world's top editors and gives in-depth behind-the-scenes secrets and helpful practices that will help you improve your editing and color correction skills. Also featured are extensive tips dedicated to helping FCP editors switch over to Avid as well as a companion website loaded with video tutorials of the techniques discussed in the book and project files, including RED and ARRI Alexa footage.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 - Pre-Postproduction
Metadata
Organizational Concepts
Managing Bins
Managing Avid MediaFiles and Storage
Using the Media Tool
Ingest from File-Based Workflow - AMA and Non-AMA
Moving from AMA to Transcoded Media
Dynamic Media Folders
High Resolution Media
Color Management
Audio from Double-System Sound
Prepping Feature Films
Script Sync
Editing Proxy/Low-Res/Up-Res to Final Quality

Chapter 2 - Settings
Project, User, and Site Settings
Setting Fast Menu
Important Settings
Bin Settings
Important Settings Continued
Keyboard Optimization
FCP Keyboard
Timeline
Workspaces
Sharing Settings between Users or Projects and Site Settings
Import and Export Settings

Chapter 3 - Off-Line
Moving from FCP to Avid
Trimming Concepts
Multicam
ScriptSync
Using PhraseFind
Exploiting the Latest Features in MC6 and MC7
Audio
3D-Stereoscopic

Chapter 4 - Effects
General Effects Concepts
Effects Settings
Keyframes
Promoting Effects to 3D
AniMatte
Title Tool
Marquee
Third-Party Plug-Ins
Avid FX

Chapter 5 - On-Line
On-Lining Smash
Avid-to-Avid Tips from NatGeo's Border Wars
Up-Res from Tape-Based Media in Avid and from Inside Avid
Exporting for On-Line on Another System, or Round Tripping
Alexa Conform DNxHD Round Trip
RED Conform Round Trip Using Camera Originals
Color Correction
Native Avid and Symphony Color Correction
About the Author
Steve Hullfish produces and edits trailers, TV spots, promos, and DVDs through his company, Verascope Pictures, which serves high-end clients: Universal Studios, NBC Television, DreamWorks, HIT Entertainment, Jim Henson Entertainment, VeggieTales, and others. He has also co-edited two feature films for Sony/Tristar: Courageous and War Room. His 30 years of producing and editing TV shows and spots have garnered many national awards, including a national Emmy as part of the editing team of the Oprah Winfrey Show. He has co-written four other books including Color Correction for Digital Video, Avid XpressPro On the Spot, The Avid XpressPro Editing Workshop, and most recently, Avid Uncut: Workflows, Tips, and Techniques from Hollywood Pros. He is also in demand as a color-correction and editing trainer for clients including NBC Sports, Major League Soccer, Turner Networks, The Versus Network, Southeast Television, Whole Foods, Avid, Tektronix, and the Children's Television Network.
Table of Contents
  • 1Description
Author Steve Hullfish
Format Paperback
Pages 416
Publisher Focal Press
Date Published May 5, 2014
ISBN-13 9780415827645
Packaging Info
Package Weight 2.5 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.2 x 7.5 x 0.9"

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