Does Media 100 (still) make sense for your post-production workflow?

An interview focusing on the past, present and future of Media 100
Written by  |  September 1, 2015
Media 100 is a name that prompts numerous memories for experienced professionals. Back when it debuted, the software changed the way professionals thought about editing. As Media 100 founder

In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe shows you how to archive your project using only the included tools in Avid Media Composer.


If you do a lot of keying with keylight in After Effects, Digital Anarchy is going to help make your keys look more realistic with The Light Wrap Fantastic!


After Effects Hidden Gems Weekly: Dashed Lines

Create custom, animated dashed lines using Shape layers.
Written by  |  August 31, 2015

Lines: They show up everywhere, from underscores for text to animated elements flowing across the screen to mapping out paths. Many After Effects users employ the woefully under-featured Stroke effect to create these lines. After last week’s Hidden Gems, now you know about its more powerful cousin, the Write-on effect. This week, we present another alternative: Using Shape layers, and taking advantage of the little-known Dashes section to customize the look of your line.


Are you an Editor who finds After Effects to be a bit too daunting?  There are other tools out there to help take your work to the next level, and Boris FX's RED 5.5 is definately one of them!


Kendrick Lamar’s “Alright” smash hit music video edited with Adobe Premiere Pro CC

Talented editor Vinnie Hobbs applies his own personal style to music video and film projects using Adobe Creative Cloud
Written by  |  August 29, 2015

Vinnie Hobbs was born and raised in Okinawa, Japan, where his parents work as Instructional Systems Specialists for DoDEA (The Department of Defense Education Activity) on a military installation. He spent his teenage years in Japan shooting skateboard videos and editing with two VCRs connected to each other. These early creative explorations set him on a trajectory to become one of the most talented music video editors in the industry today.


While direct manipulation of UI elements may not be favored by NLE power users, sometimes it is faster. One example is moving a short clip or still using the =/- keys to zoom the timeline during the move.


In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe concludes his in-depth look at Transcoding in Avid Media Composer, by looking at transcoding larger than HD media, in larger than HD projects.  Once you've finished this lesson, you will be able to tackle any type of Linked to media that comes your way.




SMOSH creates laugh-out-loud video content for a loyal audience that now counts over 35 million total subscribers

Powerhouse digital comedy brand entertains fans with hilarious videos created using Adobe Creative Cloud
Written by  |  August 26, 2015

SMOSH, founded by childhood friends Anthony Padilla and Ian Hecox, has been entertaining audiences with their unique brand of humor for the past decade and has one of the strongest digital footprints of any media brand in existence today. SMOSH’s main YouTube channel recently surpassed a remarkable 21 million subscribers, it counts more than 35 million subscribers across multiple channels that also include spin-off’s SMOSH Games and Shut Up! Cartoons, and has seen record-setting success with the launch of mobile games, apps and music, as well as merchandise (they even have a calendar!)


Magic Bullet Suite review - Great for many but not for me

Reviewing Magic Bullet Suite
Written by  |  August 26, 2015

The interface is beautiful and minimizes visual clutter. Stuff slides onto screen when you need it and slides off the screen when you don’t. This keeps your eyes on the prize while you’re working and minimizes distractions. More interfaces should be designed like this. Very elegant and easy to maneuver. 

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