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Avid Xpress Pro 4.0 Tutorial

Loaded with features and functionality, Avid Xpress Pro software lets users edit DV, mix resolutions in the timeline, and save space using the new 15:1s offline resolution. Editors can access 24 video and 24 audio tracks with unlimited layers, apply 2D and 3D OpenGL-based effects, edit true 23.976 media, trim and edit using JKL keys, and customize their workspaces. Built-in software "experts" such as AutoCorrect and NaturalMatch color correction, DV Scene Extraction, AutoSave, and ExpertRender let both new and experienced users focus on the creative process, not the technology. And with both Mac OS X and Windows XP software included in the same box so you are ready for the future, no matter what system you're using when you get there. author James Monohan guides users through the application. This course will also help previous users of Avid Xpress DV 3.5. To get started today, simply click one of the movie topics below.


Xpress DV vs. Xpress Pro
How to Use This CD
Advantages of the Mojo

Getting Started

Creating or Loading a Project
The Choose User Profile menu
Importing a Project from Another System

Creating Your Settings

Creating a User Profile
Importing/Exporting a User Profile
The Fast Menu: Displaying Settings
Creating/Duplicating a Settings
Changing a Setting
User Profile Selection in Xpress Pro

Mapping Your Keyboard and Interface

Button to Button Reassigment
Adding a Modifer to a Mapping
Menu to Button Reassignment
Using the Tool Palette
Using the Active Palette

Using Toolsets

Customizing your Window Arrangements
Linking Settings to Toolsets

Using Bins and Folders

Creating Bins
Creating Folders
Using the SuperBin
Trashing Bins

Preparing to Capture

Deck Configuration Settings
Other Deck-Related Settings
Choosing Your Source Tape
Designating Capture Drives (Scratch Disks)
Drive-related Capture Settings
Choosing a Video Resolution
Choosing Audio Input
Sample Rate, Format and Bit size
Setting Your Logging Bin

Logging and Capturing

Alternative to Logging and Capturing
Logging Clips
Batch Capturing Clips
Capturing with a non-controllable deck

Importing Media into Avid

Importing Bin Items from Other Projects
Importing Video Clips
Importing Music/Sounds from CD
Importing Stills
Importing High Res: Pan and Zoom

Preparing to Edit

Creating a Sequence
Loading an Existing Sequence
Setting Starting Timecode
Customizing Your Timeline Pt.1
Customizing Your Timeline Pt.2

Editing Basics: The Three-Point Edit

Loading a Clip Into a Source Monitor
Using XDV’s Play Controls
Marking & Changing In & Outs Pt.1
Marking & Changing In & Outs Pt.2
Selecting & Patching Tracks
Splice-In Editing
Overwrite Editing
Drag and Drop Editing Pt.1
Drag and Drop Editing Pt.2

Editing: Intermediate Techniques

Moving Around the Timeline Pt.1
Moving Around the Timeline Pt.2
Using Locators
Deleting with Lift and Extract
Deleting with Lift and Extract Segment Modes
Performing Replace Edits
Performing Fit-to-Fill Edits
Performing Back-timed Edits
Forcing Edit Points with Add Edit
Using the Match Frame button
Using the Clipboard Monitor
Adding Filler
Moving Segments in the Timeline
Positioning Segments – Snap to Edit
Using Sync Locks
Locking Tracks
Segment Drag Sync Locks
Monitoring and Soloing Tracks

Using Trim Mode

Entering and Exiting Trim Mode
Double-Roller Trims and Trimming Methods
Performing a Single-Roller Trim
Performing a Slip Trim
Performing a Slide Trim
Trimming While Keeping Sync

Creating Video FX: The Basics

About Xpress Effects: An Overview
Applying Segment Effects
Applying Transition Effects
Custom Transition Alignments
Creating a Custom Effect
Rendering Effects
Replacing or Removing Effects
Creating a Freeze Frame
Slow/Fast/Reverse/Strobe Motion
Render Effect Settings

Creating Video FX: Intermediate

Using QuickTransition
Using Fade Effect
Applying Multiple Effects to One Clip
Collapsing Tracks Into a Nest

Using Color Correction

Color Correction Pt.1
Color Correction Pt.2
Color Correction Pt.3
Color Correction Pt.4
Match Color

Creating Titles

The Title Tool: An Overview
Working with Text: The Basics
Working with Graphics: The Basics
Blending and Transparency
Working with Shadows
Saving Your Title
Changing a Title
Adding a Fill Layer

Audio Editing

Creating Audio Rubber Bands Pt.1
Creating Audio Rubber Bands Pt.2
Panning Audio Pt.1
Panning Audio Pt.2
Audio Tool Basics
Audio Punch-In Basics
Using the Audio Suite Window

Using the Avid Attic

Saving and Backing Up Your Project
Restoring Earlier Project Versions

Media Management

Source Media and the Media Database
Relinking Clips to Source Media
Finding Source Media Files
Forcing Media Offline
Transcoding Project to Another Resolution
Trimming Unused Media: Consolidate
Moving a Project: Consolidate
Creating an Offline Project for Recapture

Outputting your Project

Before You Output
Color Color Bars and Tone
Performing a Digital Cut

Exporting Features

Exporting Basics
Exporting Reference Movies
Batch Exporting
The Send To Feature

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