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Avid Xpress Pro for Windows and Macintosh: Visual Quickpro Guide (Visual QuickPro Guides)by James Monohan
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Now that Avid Xpress Pro (in combination with the Avid Mojo hardware accelerator) makes true real-time video, film, and audio editing possible from virtually any location in the world, Hollywoods video editing software of choice is being adopted far beyond Hollywood as well. To get up to speed on both it and Avid XPress DV quickly and efficiently, youll want this easy, task-based volume. The entire video-editing processfrom getting a DV project rolling to advanced editing and distribution methodsis covered here. Video guru James Monohan leaves no stone unturned as he shows you how to set up and customize your desktop; record and import files; integrate audio; create titles, dissolves, and transitions; correct color; add special effects; use plug-ins; render real-time effects; output to disc and the Web; and more. Along the way youll learn about all of XPress DVs and XPress Pros most exciting newer features: automatic expert color correction, advanced filtering and effects, powerful film support, high-quality output, and more.
This text features an easy-to-follow visual format to take the fear factor out of learning Avid Xpress DV, the video editing software. The task-based organization makes for quick learning and convenient reference of many Avid products.
Long known for its professional-level video-editing workstations, Avid has finally brought its system to both Windows and Macintosh desktops. Beginning digital filmmakers who are looking to acquire a high degree of editing proficiency quickly and experienced editors who are making the switch from other editing software will find everything they need in this guide.
Long known for its professional-level video-editing workstations, Avid has finally brought its system to both Windows and Macintosh desktops. Beginning digital filmmakers who are looking to acquire a high degree of editing proficiency quickly and experienced editors who are making the switch from other editing software will find everything they need in this guide. Best of all, readers can apply the skills they acquire here to other Avid products, which share similar interfaces and a common file format. Focused, task-based instruction covers the entire video-editing process from the basics of getting a DV project rolling all the way to advanced editing techniques and methods of distributing the final product. Along the way, readers will find the meaty tips and enhanced graphics (with labels, arrows, and other annotations) that have become the hallmark of this popular series.
About the Author
James Monohan is a journalist and video editor who began his career as a digital video evangelist for 2-pop.com before diving into editing commercials, corporate videos, short films, and band bios.
Table of Contents
Start Here: The Avid Turbo-Track.
1. Setting Up Your Desktop System.
2. Getting to Know Your Workspace.
3. Recording and Importing Media.
4. Avid Xpress Editing Basics.
5. Using the Timeline and Composer.
6. Fine Tuning Your Edit.
7. Video and Audio Transitions.
8. Creating Titles.
9. Working with Video Effects.
10. Rendering and Real-Time.
11. Audio Effects and Mixing.
12. Working with Other Applications.
13. Managing Your Project.
14. Outputting, Exporting and Exchanging.
15. Helpful Resources.
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