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Relative Paths and Mixed OS

Relative Paths and Mixed OS

Relative Paths In Mixed OS PC/MAC Mixed OS environments tip…

Day 7 #28daysofQuickTips 2018 – Apply and Toggle audio fades in Final Cut Pro X

Day 7 #28daysofQuickTips 2018 – Apply and Toggle audio fades in Final Cut Pro X

I’m still quite perplexed that nearly 7 years after its release Final Cut Pro X still doesn’t have an audio-only dissolve transition that can be…

Day 6 #28daysofQuickTips 2018 – The Usage tab in Avid Media Composer

Day 6 #28daysofQuickTips 2018 – The Usage tab in Avid Media Composer

Many Avid Media Composer editors rarely travel to their Project panel beyond opening bins and accessing they settings. But there’s a tab in there that tracks some handy…

Day 5 #28daysofQuickTips 2018 – Mute Clips in the Media Composer timeline

Day 5 #28daysofQuickTips 2018 – Mute Clips in the Media Composer timeline

Following along with yesterday’s QuickTip to move clips up and down in the Avid Media Composer timeline, here’s another recently added option that has long been…

Day 4 #28daysofQuickTips 2018 – Move Up Move Down in Media Composer

Day 4 #28daysofQuickTips 2018 – Move Up Move Down in Media Composer

Premiere Pro (and okay maybe Final Cut Pro 7 Classic editors if there are any really still out there) editors coming over to Avid Media Composer, you’ll love…

Day 3 #28daysofquicktips 2018 – Track patching with the keyboard in Premiere Pro

Day 3 #28daysofquicktips 2018 – Track patching with the keyboard in Premiere Pro

Adobe Premiere Pro has an unbelievably advanced set of keyboard shortcuts but many of those are unassigned. One of my favorites is the ability to move track patching and track…

Day 2 #28daysofquicktips 2018 – Mark IN for Match Frame in Premiere

Day 2 #28daysofquicktips 2018 – Mark IN for Match Frame in Premiere

For a few of our tips this month we’re going to look at some newly added features in recent NLE updates that provide some new functionality. We&#8217…

Hues on first – easy and fast colour correction

Hues on first – easy and fast colour correction

Colour correction is one of the most important aspects of compositing and visual fx.  This quick tip will show you the best way to begin colour correcting different layers…

All the 2015 #28daysofquicktips in One Handy Link

All the 2015 #28daysofquicktips in One Handy Link

February 2015 was another edition of #28daysofquicktips. This year’s edition followed up 28 Days of Quicktips from 2009 and 2011. We asked for reader Quicktips again this year (those…

After Effects and Alexa – The Expurgated Version

OK so you’ve got some Arri Alexa footage in Log C format, and it looks funny in After Effects.  You don’t have time to sit…

After Effects – Leftover Plugins (part 2)

In amongst the 400+ plugins that come with a native installation of After Effects are a few rough gems.  These are plugins that are useful and valueable tools but…

After Effects – Leftover Plugins (part 1)

Have you ever checked to see how many plugins you’ve got?  You might be surprised to know it’s almost certainly well over 400, and it…

The Zwarchives – Oldies but goodies

The Zwarchives – Oldies but goodies

Welcome to After Effects Anecdotes, the new home for all of my presentations for the ProVideo Coalition. As an After Effects specialist with over 15 years of industry experience, I…

After Effects Leftovers – Part 5

This 5-part series looks at a selection of features that were in After Effects before CS5 but have been often overlooked. A total of 40 tips, tricks, workflow suggestions…

After Effects Leftovers – Part 4

This 5-part series looks at a selection of features that were in After Effects before CS5 but have been often overlooked. A total of 40 tips, tricks, workflow suggestions…