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Final Cut Pro has shaken up the video editing market once again with Final Cut Pro X. This latest version takes video editing in an entirely new direction and features a completely re-coded and re-designed infrastructure. New 64-bit processing, background rendering, and so many more new features create a powerful working environment, but many new and long time users will be starting from scratch in this overhaul. Work alongside Sam McGuire in this intensive training course to discover the power and limitations of Final Cut Pro X.
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Apple Final Cut Studio 2 has quickly become the television, video, and film industry's standard for postproduction workflow. With special attention paid to uses of Soundtrack Pro and Motion, Brian builds on the topics and techniques discussed in the Final Cut Pro 6 coursel from VTC. After completing the course, users will have a fuller understanding of the post-production workflow used for editing and delivering broadcast-quality video projects.
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Apple iLife '09 brings your digital media to life. Transform photos from your camera or iPhone into slideshows and books. Use the new GPS based Places to sort your photos by location or use Faces, which is able to recognize facial features. Create your own films in iMovie and even share them with the world on YouTube or on DVD. Build websites with iWeb, compose music with GarageBand and even learn how to play piano or guitar. iLife '09 is an amazing upgrade. VTC author, Dwayne Ferguson, shows users how to maximize the potential of this powerful creative suite, demonstrating the fun and power of GarageBand, iPhoto, iMovie, iDVD, iTunes and iWeb.
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Apple iLife '11 gives you the power to bring your digital life together with brand new features. Create stunning books, letterpress cards, and more in iPhoto's new full-screen mode. Make rockin' jams, epic beats with loops, and learn how to play guitar and piano in GarageBand. Transform your vacation into an exciting movie trailer in iMovie. Build beautiful websites and DVDs with iWeb and iDVD. Professional illustrator and author Dwayne Ferguson guides you through this exciting update to Apple's popular suite of digital applications.
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This VTC course will provide students with a thorough knowledge of Logic Pro 8's design, components and capabilities. The use of the included assets (Loop Browser, Soft Synths, UltraBeat, Sampler, etc) are also covered. All material is covered in a manner that will benefit both the beginner and the advanced user. Work Files are included.
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Apple's Logic Pro 9 is major player in the world of professional audio. Featuring one of the best set of default tools, it is also one of the more complex systems to master. Sam McGuire, audio engineer, author and educator, explains Logic in the context of real world situations, helping you understand how and why you would use the various features that Logic offers. Learn by doing as you follow along using the provided work file session. It doesn't matter if you are new to Logic or a veteran user, this course will help you be more productive and fully capitalize on old and new features in Logic Pro 9.
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Logic Pro has many advanced features that unleash it's true potential. And Logic is well known for its ability to record and playback midi and audio. But it's 30 instruments and over 70 plug-in effects can leave a beginner or intermediate user overwhelmed. The available resources are powerful, providing you know what to do with them. This course will unlock that mystery. Join Logic expert Christopher Miller as he shows users how to get the most out of Logic Pro. He even covers Standard notation work flow and it's plug-ins, and demonstrates a never-before seen method for performing live called 'position-based performance'. This new method created by course instructor Christopher Miller will enable more instruments and plug-ins than with track based methods. This course's in-depth instruction will speed up your daily work flow in editing and production, as well as show you many short cuts to streamline your production and performance needs. Many Logic song files are included so you can follow along as techniques are demonstrated.
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The Apple Logic Studio Apps are a group of powerful tools designed to cover a wide range of tasks. These include: Mainstage (for live performance), Compressor (a conversion & compression utility), Apple Loops Utility (a loop creator & tagger), and Impulse Response Utility (Space Designer Impulse creator & editor). This course is designed to help get you up and running with each tool in a concise manner with detailed examples and a lot of practical advice. VTC author, Sam McGuire, takes you through the different Apps in such a way that builds upon VTC's other Logic courses, occasionally visiting Logic as well, to demonstrate their full integration. If you are a Logic Studio user, this course will help you get the most out of all the various Apps.
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Apple Motion version 4 presents breakthrough 3D compositing and advanced animation capabilities. Learn how to produce stunning visuals with these remarkable tools found in Apple's flagship animation program. Author Scott Simmons will take you through the program's most powerful features with an emphasis on professional application of techniques showcased in these lessons. You will learn how to automate animation with the powerful Link behavior; create dynamic 3D camera moves with reflections, shadows, and depth-of-field effects; advanced retiming tricks; advanced motion tracking; particle and paint effects; and the all-new text tools. These tutorials are easy to understand and are taught in a logical fashion.
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This VTC course will guide you through some of the powerful new features included in Apple Motion 5. You will learn about the new Parameter Rigs, pulling keys from green screen, luma keys, animation, behaviors, filters, and much more. Professional illustrator, television animation art director, and writer Dwayne Ferguson will really give you an in-depth look at the latest version of this powerful software. Work files are included.
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