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  • Using Keyframes in Effects

    To say the least, I was very confused by keyframes when I first began using BorisFX and later AvidFX. I could never seem to get consistent results. Hopefully this very basic look at keyframing will point you in the correct direction. Good luck! Douglas The playback screen can be maximised by using the... (read more)
    Posted to Avid Community Tutorials (Forum) by marianna on Mon, Mar 2 2009
  • A Split Screen Effect using "Crop" Control

    This effect has been around since the beginning of time. Probably one of the earliest effects used in films. Simple though it is, there are a surprising number of budding editors who have never realised it can be done very easily in MC. Not so many days ago there was a question on the Forums about how... (read more)
    Posted to Avid Community Tutorials (Forum) by marianna on Sun, Mar 1 2009
  • BCC Pan & Zoom

    I found that this filter was more difficult to get the hang of than the Avid Pan & Zoom filter. However, once I started to understand it I could see that it gave better control and probably better sharpness and a smoother pan than the Avid filter. Luckily both of them reside in the Effects Palette... (read more)
    Posted to Avid Community Tutorials (Forum) by marianna on Fri, Feb 20 2009
  • Apply an Effect to Many Clips with a Double Mouse-click.

    This one could save you some time when applying the same effect to multiple clips on your timeline. Regards, Douglas The playback screen can be maximised by using the "Full-screen" button in the control bar. (read more)
    Posted to Avid Community Tutorials (Forum) by marianna on Sun, Feb 8 2009
  • Clips on Timeline - Information Customisation

    Being able to see various pieces of information in your clips on the timeline can be very useful. How to switch this information on or off is not always apparent to newcomers. Here we get the help of some fast food as I show you the basic controls needed to switch on or off the information. Regards,... (read more)
    Posted to Avid Community Tutorials (Forum) by marianna on Sun, Feb 8 2009
  • Lift, Extract and Lassoo

    A basic look at the Lift and Extract buttons. Also the connection between them and the way the Lassoo function works. Regards, Douglas The playback screen can be maximised by using the "Full-screen" button in the control bar. (read more)
    Posted to Avid Community Tutorials (Forum) by marianna on Sun, Feb 8 2009
  • Nudge Nudge!

    The default keyboard has a set of very useful "nudge" commands mapped to four of the keys. Newcomers might miss these in their initial meeting with MC. Maybe you can find some use for them! Regards, Douglas The playback screen can be maximised by using the "Full-screen" button in... (read more)
    Posted to Avid Community Tutorials (Forum) by marianna on Fri, Feb 6 2009
  • Playback Sequences in the Bin

    There are times when you want to check out a sequence without having it replace the sequence that is already on the timeline. Here is how to playback a sequence while it is still in the Bin. Regards, Douglas The playback screen can be maximised by using the "Full-screen" button in the control... (read more)
    Posted to Avid Community Tutorials (Forum) by marianna on Fri, Feb 6 2009
  • Trimming to a Mark

    We all have our own preferences in trimming. Some do it this way and others that way. Once we have found a method we are comfortable with, we tend to stick to it. Here is a trimming tip that may be new and interesting to some of you. Regards, Douglas Don't forget that there is a "Play Full Screen"... (read more)
    Posted to Avid Community Tutorials (Forum) by marianna on Fri, Jan 23 2009
  • All the Colours of the Rainbow

    There are many reasons why one would want to choose different colours for different clips ranging from "a well thought out colour scheme to help identify clips" to "a desire to look trendy"! Although the changing of track colours is easy to find.... changing the individual clips on... (read more)
    Posted to Avid Community Tutorials (Forum) by marianna on Thu, Jan 22 2009
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