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One of the great things about Grass Valley EDIUS 7 is its ability to take footage in multiple codecs and frame rates, place them on the same timeline, and edit and play them in real time. In this tutorial, Mike Downey explores how to leverage this feature in your projects.



Stjepan Alaupovic looks at how to create screencams with TechSmith Camtasia, and then import them into Adobe Premiere Pro to incorporate them into your existing Premiere Pro projects to create professional-quality instructional videos that seamlessly combine screencams and HD footage.



In our first tutorial on the recently released FCP 10.1, Glen Elliott looks at the new Libraries feature, which enhances project and media organization and eases the adjustment for editors transitioning from FCP 7.



G-Tech's G-Dock ev with Thunderbolt delivers high-performance portable, expandable RAID storage tailor-made for the video production market, and accessorizes well with MacBook Pros, iMacs, and other Thunderbolt-compatible systems. Braintrust Digital's Paul Schmutzler explains how.



Squeeze offers great single- and multiple-file encoding performance, excellent quality, and a range of features that other encoders in its class simply can't match. Jan Ozer offers a look at how Squeeze works and how to leverage some of its key features.



We've all had the misfortune of recording clipped, distorted audio from a signal that's too hot, resulting in time-consuming retakes or total disaster if the audio is from a live event. Jan Ozer shows how the Declip feature in iZotope RX3 can reduce that disaster to a quick and easy fix.



Jan Ozer demonstrates how to restore muffled sections of spoken audio using the Multiband Compressor in Adobe Premiere Pro CC or Adobe Audition.



Jan Ozer demonstrates how to use and leverage 3 key new features in Adobe Media Encoder CC: Lumetri Looks support, and image, text, and timecode overlay.



Jan Ozer takes an in-depth look at StreamVu, a simple, inexpensive and well-featured service, and how it works in conjunction with the Matrox Monarch HD, the only hardware encoder that can produce one stream for live distribution and the other for archiving. In combination, they make an ideal solution for your live and on-demand video production requirements.



Jan Ozer demonstrates how to apply an effect to a portion of a video image while leaving the rest of the clip untouched, and how to track that portion of the image throughout the duration of the clip, using the Track Matte effect in Adobe Premiere Pro CC.



With Wirecast 5, Telestream has significantly improved usability with a redesigned interface, beneficially expanded the product's input capabilities, and upgraded the product's plumbing with features like x.264 encoding and HD-SDI output via Blackmagic Design Intensity or DeckLink cards. Jan Ozer's video tutorial guides you through the new release.



Recent upgrades to Adobe CC make it easy to apply graded looks in Adobe Premiere Pro CC and match shots with different color temperatures via seamless roundtripping between Premiere Pro CC and SpeedGrade CC; Paul Schmutlzer explains how it all works.



Jan Ozer explores Matrox's new Monarch HD, a portable live encoder that can send a stream to your streaming server and also record a master-quality copy to a network drive, or local USB or SD storage. 



Jan Ozer explores the workflow and application of the DVEO Magnus Anytime family of products, which combine high-density H.264 encoding and an integrated streaming server for multiple screen delivery both inside and outside your firewall.



In this tutorial on Apple Final Cut Pro X, Cord3Films' Glen Elliott inspects the Video Inspector, a context-sensitive area of the FCP X interface that allows you to change settings of various filters and settings, and focuses on making basic but effective color adjustments.



Any time you produce a webinar that's got PowerPoint and a talking-head video, it's helpful to present them in the same video frame. In this tutorial, Streaming Learning Center's Jan Ozer explains how to composite these two sources in Telestream Wirecast.



In the final installment of our two-part series on how to create broadcast-quality live productions with the NewTek TriCaster TC40, Streaming Learning Center's Jan Ozer demonstrates how to mix and stream your show.



McKnight Video's David McKnight demonstrates a quick, easy way to generate sharp-looking titles for your Vegas Pro projects that requires no additional plugins.



In two tutorials I'm going to show you how to create broadcast-quality live production with the NewTek TriCaster TC40. In this first installment, I'll show you how to select and configure the inputs. In the second, you'll learn how to mix and stream the show itself.



Braintrust Digital's Paul Schmutzler explores 3 new key features in Audition CC, the newest version of Adobe's professional audio editing application: Sound Removal for eliminating hums and other variable-frequency unwanted noises, the Loudness Radar Meter for matching and adhering to broadcast volume standards, and Automatic Speech Alignment for ADR.



In this video tutorial Glen Elliott of Cord3Films looks at FCP X's Timeline Index which provides innovative options for viewing, navigating, and searching your projects, including three different types of timeline markers and the ability to create a navigable To Do list of editing notes that's indispensable for collaborative workflows.



In this tutorial, Cord3Films' Glen Elliott demonstrates how to mix audio from multiple off-camera sources in a multicam edit in Apple Final Cut Pro X.



In part 2 of our series on multicam editing in Final Cut Pro X, Glen Elliott explains how you can accelerate and streamline the multicam-syncing process in Red Giant's PluralEyes 3.



In thus tutorial for Premiere Pro CC users, Adobe Premiere Pro CC Visual QuickStart Guide author Jan Ozer explains how to migrate encoding presets that you created to customize and streamline encodes in Adobe Media Encoder CS5/6 into Adobe Media Encoder CC so you can pick up right where you left off.



If you ever find yourself having to render multiple sequences from Premiere Pro, there's an easier way to do it than by using the Premiere Pro Export control. In this tutorial, Adobe Premiere Pro CC Visual QuickStart Guide author Jan Ozer explain the easier and more efficient way using Adobe Media Encoder.



In this tutorial, Adobe Premiere Pro CC Visual QuickStart Guide author Jan Ozer explains how to create and edit industry-standard closed captions for video using the new closed-captioning capabilities in the just-released Adobe Premiere Pro CC.



Working with compound clips in FCP X is similar to nesting sequences in Final Cut Pro 7. In this tutorial, Cord3Films' Glen Elliott explains how it works, and how changes to compound clips can ripple across projects.



Go behind the scenes at Streaming Media East 2013's 4-track, 3-day, live-switched conference and 1-day webcast with producer and crew chief Shawn Lam and see the process and the gear and how it all fits together in live-switched webcast production.



In this tutorial, Glen Elliott of Cord3Films looks at several ways you can use connected storylines to enhance your FCP X edits and mix in cutaways and creative shots in a quick and efficient way.



In this tutorial, Cord3Films' Glen Elliott explores advanced editing techniques in FCP X including back-timing your edits, replacing edits and auditioning, top-and-tail editing, extend edits, trim-to-selection edits, keyboard trimming, and the Precision Editor.



The magnetic timeline is one of the major revolutionary changes in Apple Final Cut Pro X, and one of the areas editors struggle with when they're coming from track-based NLEs. In this tutorial, Cord3Films' Glen Elliott breaks it down and shows you how to make it work for you.



In this first installment of our new tutorial series,Cord3Films' Glen Elliott demystifies Final Cut Pro X, illustrates its core functions, and focuses on one of the most powerful new features for organizing, accelerating, and streamlining your edits: metadata keyword tagging.



Background noise and pops and clicks in audio are an unfortunate fact of life for many productions. In this tutorial, Jan Ozer explores some fixes you can try in Final Cut Pro X.



Two types of noises degrade the audio you shoot with your video: random noises like microphone clicks and pops, and consistent noises like white noise or air conditioning hum. This tutorial demonstrates how to remove both of them in Adobe Audition CS6.



If you're in the market for a portable video encoder/transmitter, you should consider the LiveGear Airstream from Vislink. It's mobile and easy to use, and it employs predictive forward error correction and adaptive bitrate H.264 encoding to reliably deliver top-quality video over broadband cellular networks. Jan Ozer explains how it works.



In this tutorial, Jan Ozer demonstrates how you can use the Neat Video plug-in to remove noise from video, improving output quality for all outputs.



In this tutorial video editing expert Jan Ozer explains how to maximize the brightness and contrast of your video in Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 using the Brightness, Contrast, and Gamma Correction controls for effective and balanced adjustments.



Looking beyond the small set of white and bi-color LEDs specifically made for video production, live production pro Anthony Burokas shows how you can find a whole other world of LED fixtures made for other markets—including "disc jockey" LED lights and controllers. For the cost of one good fresnel light, you can have a multi-light, expandable LED lighting package.



The histogram and the waveform in Apple Final Cut Pro X are effective, easy-to-master tools that provide the clear input you need to diagnose and fix the contrast issues in your video simply and intelligently. In this video tutorial, video editing and encoding expert Jan Ozer explains how they work.



Video encoding and editing expert Jan Ozer provides three useful tips that will enhance your workflow and get you out of some editing jams in your Adobe Premiere Pro projects: editing audio without unlinking; Fill Left and Fill Right to create stereo audio; and creating nested sequences for smoother edits and creating reusable set pieces in your projects.



NewBlueFX ColorFast is a new color correction, color grading, and color enhancement plug-in for Vegas, Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro X, Avid, and EDIUS. Editing instructor David McKnight demonstrates how it worls with a piece of footage from a recent project that calls for all three kinds of color adjustment, and show how to accomplish each task in ColorFast.



Adobe Premiere Pro Instructor extraordinaire Luisa Winters explains how to use the new and enhanced Multi-Camera Monitor for quick and efficient multicam edits in Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 in this video and text tutorial.



Sony SpectraLayers is a dynamic new audio editing tool for Mac and Windows users that might be best described as "Photoshop for Audio," featuring the ability to isolate and edit individual layers of a mixed track using frequency analysis. In this tutorial, David McKnight explains how it works and what it offers post-production pros with complex audio issues to resolve.



DSLRs produce cinematic-looking video that exceeds the capabilities of most video cameras, but they lack the professional audio connections and controls that come standard on traditional pro camcorders. Which means anyone shooting pro video with DSLRs needs to develop workarounds. Here Philip Hinkle offers some tips on getting great audio on a budget with a DSLR production workflow.



David McKnight explores the range of features in NewBlueFX Titler Pro that allow editors to produce creative titling effects, animations, and extrusions along the 3D plane using both manual controls and a host of preset styles and templates.



In this tutorial, encoding and streaming icon Jan Ozer describes how to install and configure ViewCast's dual-channel Osprey 820e card ($1,795 MSRP; as low as $1,400 street) into a Windows system for driving two cameras within Telestream Wirecast, and discusses the board's highly functional set of utilities and SimulStream feature, which allows it to feed audio and video streams to more than one encoding application.



This is the first of a three-part tutorial on using Wirecast to mix two streams of video and other disk-based content. In this first tutorial, Jan Ozer describes how to install and configure two Blackmagic Design Intensity Pro cards into an HP Z600 for switching with Wirecast.



The new version of Adobe Media Encoder, included in the just-released CS6 collection as well as as a standalone product, offers significant improvements in usability and performance, as well as new features. Here video encoding expert Jan Ozer explains what you need to know about it.



In this fifth tutorial in our six-part series on Sony Vegas Pro 11, Vegas instructor David McKnight talks about the Render dialog box. Every project you work on has to go through a rendering stage, so you'll find yourself getting quite familiar with it as you do more project. In Vegas Pro 11, Sony has added some new features to the Render dialog, and they've totally revamped the way that it works. 



The new mixer layout in Sony Vegas Pro 11 makes editing audio for video in Vegas feel like you're using a pro hardware mixer. Vegas instructor David McKnight explains how it's done.



When Apple originally released Final Cut Pro 10, the biggest deficit for Pro users was the lack of multicam. With the 10.0.3 release, Apple has addressed this with a highly functional and easy-to-use multicam feature, which Jan Ozer explains in this tutorial. 



Sony Vegas instructor David McKnight continues his video tutorial series with a look at Vegas' new GPU Assist feature, which enables Vegas editors to leverage the processing power of supported NVIDIA and AMD video cards to get full-frame previews of loaded timelines and accelerate rendering with many popular codecs.



Sync Linking is a cool new feature in Sony Vegas Pro 11 that allows you to group clips of events and move and control them in the timeline with a single Master clip, while still being able to fine-tune subordinate clips within the group.



In this tutorial you'll learn how to make the most of Vegas's new by-parameter keyframing capabilities for effects plug-ins that ship with Vegas Pro 11 using the new Sony Text & Titles plug-in as an example.



When you compress video for the web, the video can darken and colors can become muted. In this tutorial, I'll show you how to correct color and adjust brightness and color saturation with Adobe Premiere Pro's Fast Color Corrector.



If you're a streaming producer you have to know how to produce H.264 for both Flash distribution and for mobile devices. Fortunately, Adobe Media Encoder makes this simple with multiple presets for desktop and mobile players which I'll show you how to find and customize in this tutorial.



In this tutorial, learn how to deliver your digital content using Helix Universal Media Server. Step-by-step demonstrations cover formatting for 3GPP, Flash and Silverlight, as well as streaming to iPhone, iPad and other mobile devices. See just how easy streaming to mobile devices is with Helix Universal Media Server.



With Helix Universal Media Server, easily deliver multi-format content – including Flash, H.264, MPEG-4 (MP4), QuickTime, MP3 and RealVideo – to PCs, smartphones, iPhones and tablets. In this tutorial, learn how to install the 30-day trial version and see just how simple it really is.



The Accordent Media Management System controls the creation, management and distribution of rich media across enterprise networks, with portal-based viewing and extensive reporting. This tutorial provides an overview of these capabilities.


 
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