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    New Tutorial in the middle of all the festive chaos

    Probably quite a few happy people got MC from Santa and are coming over here to get some basic tips.
    So here in the middle of the festivities is my latest attempt at helping newcomers to get the feel of their new NLE.
    Occassionally there are questions about BorisFX and MC on the forum.
    I used BorisFX as a plug-in to Liquid and then later to MC 2.8
    As most of us know already the learning curve for the Boris family is very steep. (and even worse - The forgetting curve is even steeper! [:'(] )
    I had mixed success using BorisFX. I could never get it to repeat the same thing twice!

    In upgrading from MC 2.8 to MC 3.x I was able to retire my BorisFX and install AvidFX (Boris Red)
    Recently I retried the "Paint a Path" effect that I used with mixed success with Liquid and MC 2.8
    In AvidFX it just sailed along smoothly and everything worked as it should Big Smile

    So, here is my very simple and very basic Paint-a-path Tutorial for AvidFX.
    Hope it helps some of you struggling newcomers......

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  • Tue, Dec 30 2008 4:46 AM In reply to

    Re: New Tutorial in the middle of all the festive chaos

    Thanks again Douglas, keep them coming!

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  • Wed, Dec 31 2008 7:04 PM In reply to

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    Re: New Tutorial in the middle of all the festive chaos

    Douglas,

    Liquid or MC, Boris FX or Red, this is still a great tip, I keep forgetting how to do this but with Douglas help I keep remembering. Big Smile

    Happy New Year.....

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    Re: New Tutorial in the middle of all the festive chaos

    Douglas,

    This for me was a fantastic Xmas present. Believe it or not, today I started drawing maps and paths for a massive project. I was going to do all this manually with a series of wipes. It has saved me literally tens to hundreds of hours. More tutorials on Avid effects would be greatly appreciated. I wish that Boris had the same available.

    Thanks again so much for your efforts, all of the Avid community greatly appreciate it.

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  • Thu, Jan 1 2009 12:08 PM In reply to

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    Re: New Tutorial in the middle of all the festive chaos

    Thank you Hans, Dan and Graeme for encouraging words.

    Now here is a true story that says it all:

    About 2 weeks ago I wanted to work with some audio tracks in MC (audio has never been ny strong point) and I could not remember how to achieve my aims.
    What did I do to get help?
    I looked at one of MY OWN tutorilas and got a very clear description of the steps I had to follow.
    Geeked
    Regards,
    Douglas

    PS. I have an idea to a follow up to the Paint Tool Tutorial that will probably be done and posted in the next 24 hours.

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  • Thu, Jan 1 2009 12:13 PM In reply to

    Re: New Tutorial in the middle of all the festive chaos

    Isn't it nice to learn something on the forum? Wink

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  • Thu, Jan 1 2009 3:20 PM In reply to

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    Re: New Tutorial in the middle of all the festive chaos

    Douglas,

    Thanks so much for the tutorial.  I am always looking to learn something new.

    As far as you cutting the audio tracks by accident, that is no problem. In fact I thought you were going to show how to correct that.  It is pretty easy by going to "Remove Match Frame Edits."

    Thanks again,

     

     

     

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    Re: New Tutorial in the middle of all the festive chaos

    mattman:

    Douglas,
    Thanks so much for the tutorial.  I am always looking to learn something new.
    As far as you cutting the audio tracks by accident, that is no problem. In fact I thought you were going to show how to correct that.  It is pretty easy by going to "Remove Match Frame Edits."

    Thanks again,

    Thanks are due to you too, Matt.
    Now I have learned about "Remove match frame edits"!

    Regards,
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  • Fri, Jan 2 2009 5:18 PM In reply to

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    Re: New Tutorial in the middle of all the festive chaos

    There is something associated with your narrative, Douglas, that makes the visuals much easier to "brain sync".

    Possibly a rate better suited to my greying skull, but far easier to process than so many fast-delivery voice talents utilized in many vids today.

    Do not ever let anyone else narrate your work.

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    Re: New Tutorial in the middle of all the festive chaos

    TVJohn:
    There is something associated with your narrative, Douglas, that makes the visuals much easier to "brain sync".
    Possibly a rate better suited to my greying skull, but far easier to process than so many fast-delivery voice talents utilized in many vids today.
    Do not ever let anyone else narrate your work.

    John, I was considering Sir Sean Connery as an alternative, but after reading your posting I guess I will save a bit of money and continue doing them myself........... ( Big Smile Does my Scottishness show?)

    Regards,
    Douglas

     

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  • Sat, Jan 3 2009 12:08 AM In reply to

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    Re: New Tutorial in the middle of all the festive chaos

    Sean could work...

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