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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Chapter 1 Getting Started
Chapter 2 Logging and Digitizing
Chapter 3 Importing Media Clips
Chapter 4 Managing Your Media
Chapter 5 The First AssemblyStoryboarding
Chapter 6 FineTuning Your Edit
Chapter 7 Working with Audio
Chapter 8 Working with Transitions
Chapter 10 Using Title Deko
Chapter 11 Color Correction
Chapter 12 DVD Authoring
Chapter 13 Exporting the Timeline
Chapter 14 Advanced Techniques

Chapter 9 Working with Filters

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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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