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Editing with Composites and Effects in Avid Media Composer
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Editing with Composites and Effects in Avid Media Composer

with Ashley Kennedy

Video: Welcome

This course shows how to create complex composites using mattes, keys, and intraframe effects—elements that allow editors and motion graphics artists to seamlessly combine and animate multiple layers of video content—with Avid Media Composer. Avid Certified Instructor Ashley Kennedy demonstrates chroma-keying with SpectraMatte, creating shape masks with AniMatte, working with alpha channels using Matte Keys, and changing the color and/or characteristics of specific objects within the video frame using the Paint effect. The course includes real-world examples of how these tools can be used in a production setting.
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  1. 6m 14s
    1. Welcome
      1m 16s
    2. Using the exercise files
      4m 58s
  2. 21m 21s
    1. Understanding compositing
      3m 53s
    2. Using basic compositing effects
      8m 15s
    3. Introduction to advanced compositing effects
      4m 26s
    4. Understanding intraframe effects
      4m 47s
  3. 27m 46s
    1. Understanding chroma keys
      2m 5s
    2. Using SpectraMatte to pull chroma keys
      9m 31s
    3. Pulling a chroma key with SpectraMatte, from start to finish
      6m 6s
    4. Animating SpectraMatte keys
      5m 38s
    5. Working with luma keys
      4m 26s
  4. 27m 8s
    1. Masking out part of an image with the AniMatte effect
      6m 23s
    2. Animating masks with AniMatte
      4m 23s
    3. Motion tracking AniMatte masks
      7m 11s
    4. Grouping composited clips together as a submaster
      3m 58s
    5. Using AniMatte effects as transitions
      5m 13s
  5. 29m 57s
    1. Understanding alpha channel transparency
      5m 20s
    2. Understanding alpha channels outside of Avid
      5m 52s
    3. Importing graphics properly
      7m 8s
    4. Importing and animating matte keys
      6m 0s
    5. Creating a title sequence with matte keys
      5m 37s
  6. 18m 33s
    1. Changing colors of objects with the Paint effect
      6m 11s
    2. Writing words onscreen with the Brush tool
      4m 49s
    3. Cloning and tracking objects in a scene
      3m 32s
    4. Removing scratches and video artifacts with the Scratch Removal feature
      4m 1s
  7. 2m 37s
    1. Editing together the composite scene
      2m 37s
  8. 45s
    1. Next steps
      45s

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Editing with Composites and Effects in Avid Media Composer
2h 14m Intermediate Mar 28, 2012

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This course shows how to create complex composites using mattes, keys, and intraframe effects—elements that allow editors and motion graphics artists to seamlessly combine and animate multiple layers of video content—with Avid Media Composer. Avid Certified Instructor Ashley Kennedy demonstrates chroma-keying with SpectraMatte, creating shape masks with AniMatte, working with alpha channels using Matte Keys, and changing the color and/or characteristics of specific objects within the video frame using the Paint effect. The course includes real-world examples of how these tools can be used in a production setting.

Topics include:
  • Introducing compositing
  • Pulling chroma keys with SpectraMatte
  • Animating a chroma key
  • Working with luma keys using the 3D Luma Keyer
  • Masking out part of an image with the AniMatte effect
  • Using AniMatte effects as transitions
  • Using alpha channels in keys
  • Creating a title sequence using a layered Photoshop file
  • Changing the color or characteristics of an area inside the video frame using the Paint effect
  • Writing words with the Brush tool
  • Cloning and tracking objects
  • Removing scratches and artifacts
Subjects:
Video Video Editing Compositing
Software:
Media Composer
Author:
Ashley Kennedy

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