Avid Xpress Pro Power! by Steve Julin

By Steve Julin

Unharness your creativity. enable "Avid Xpress R professional Power!" be your consultant to masterful storytelling utilizing Avid Xpress professional. paintings your means via numerous enhancing strategies and research not just how each one functionality works, but in addition whilst and why you can use it. This specific, hands-on ebook will not bathroom you down with dead technical jargon. as an alternative, you will specialise in real-world undertaking construction. methods to hopefully use sound, colour, and snap shots to inform a narrative. grasp the nuances of incorporating rhythm, speed, and timing into your enhancing method. The publication comprises a whole bankruptcy committed exclusively to shortcuts and the best way to assist you entire your paintings extra fast and successfully. Harness the ability of Avid Xpress professional! gains * research from an Avid qualified teacher with over 18 years of expertise in modifying, directing and generating video * Real-life options are shared from an editor's point-of-view, now not a working laptop or computer programmer's * starting with insurance of non-linear enhancing, this publication addresses all elements of modifying from digitizing, to blending audio, to including titles, and at last outputting tasks to tape, the web or perhaps to DVD * the results chapters on my own make this ebook a must-read * the writer makes liberal use of screenshots for a step by step therapy of Avid's instrument set"

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This chapter will cover the basic techniques of editing with Avid Xpress Pro. This is the foundation for the rest of this book. It is imperative that you understand these techniques before continuing further in the book. If you've edited on other nonlinear editing systems, many of theses terms and concepts may be familiar to you. The Avid Xpress Pro Layout Basically there are three windows that you'll always need open while editing in Avid Xpress Pro. The first window was covered in Chapter 1. This is the Project window.

TIFF This stands for Tag Image File Format. TIFFs don't experience any generation loss when opened again and again. Selecting Import Settings Before you import a file, it is very important to have the graphic prepared correctly and to have the correct import settings selected. To prepare your graphics, you might need a program such as Adobe Photoshop. Appendix C, "Creating Graphics with Adobe Photoshop," explains how to prepare graphics using Adobe Photoshop. Basically you want any images to be an appropriate file format, the correct size, the correct color, and include any transparency information.

When you perform this edit, the video will be edited first and then the audio. This is called a split-edit and is a very effective way of editing. It's helpful when you want to perform an edit whereby the viewer first sees the image and then later hears the audio that is associated with the edit. 14. This audio track has a different IN point than the video IN point. Basic Edits Avid Xpress Pro allows you to perform two kinds of edits, overwrite and splice. Each of these edits performs very different functions.

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