Avid Liquid 7 for Windows: Visual QuickPro Guide

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Peachpit Press, Dec 21, 2005 - Computers - 524 pages
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Need to master Avid Liquid 7 fast? Try a Visual QuickPro!

This best-selling reference’s visual format and step-by-step, task-based instructions will have you up and running with this popular editing software in no time. In this completely updated edition of our best-selling guide to Avid Liquid (formerly known as Pinnacle Liquid), leading Avid evangelist and filmmaking consultant Paul Ekert uses crystal-clear instructions and friendly prose to introduce you everything that’s new in Avid Liquid 7. Filled with step-by-step, task-based instructions and loads of visual aids, this book explains how to effectively use Avid Liquid 7 to streamline your workflow; enhance your creativity; use primary functions such as Timeline, FX, Titles, Audio, DVD creation; and more. Along the way, you'll find extensive coverage of all the program's new features: SmartSound (enables you to quickly create soundtracks from a library of samples); Real-time Time Warp (see your slow-mo without rendering); 50 new special effects; dozens of style and compositing effects taken from Commotion; and more!

•    Takes a visual, task-based approach to guiding you through advanced topics and applying what you learn
•    Works like a reference book—you look up what you need and then get straight to work
•    Concise, straightforward steps and explanations offer the fastest way to learn tasks and concepts

 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Getting Started
1
Chapter 2 Logging and Digitizing
49
Chapter 3 Importing Media Clips
87
Chapter 4 Managing Your Media
111
Chapter 5 The First AssemblyStoryboarding
129
Chapter 6 FineTuning Your Edit
151
Chapter 7 Working with Audio
197
Chapter 8 Working with Transitions
251
Chapter 10 Using Title Deko
335
Chapter 11 Color Correction
353
Chapter 12 DVD Authoring
373
Chapter 13 Exporting the Timeline
411
Chapter 14 Advanced Techniques
425
Troubleshooting
461
Index
479
Copyright

Chapter 9 Working with Filters
291

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About the author (2005)

Paul Ekert is a principal evangelist in the Avid Liquid community, contributing to its development both as a former member of the QA team and now as an external consultant. He is a keen filmmaker who writes and edits his own productions. Paul has written the previous edition of this book, Pinnacle Liquid Edition 6, and currently writes fiction and non-fiction at his home in Germany.

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