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Avid Liquid 7 for Windows: Visual QuickPro Guide

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Avid Liquid 7 for Windows: Visual QuickPro Guide

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  • Copyright 2006
  • Dimensions: 7 X 9
  • Pages: 524
  • Edition: 1st
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  • ISBN-10: 0-321-36947-5
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-321-36947-5

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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Companion Site

Companion Files and Links for Pinnacle Liquid Edition 7 VQP

The links and files on this page complement the Pinnacle Liquid Edition 7 Visual QuickPro Guide by Paul Ekert.

If you have any questions regarding the book or you find an error you’d like corrected in a future version, please email the author.

Further technical help can be obtained from the Avid Liquid Forum:
http://www.avid.com/exchange/forums/

Demo Version of Liquid Edition

You can find product information and details regarding the free demo version of Avid Liquid 7 at the following location:
http://www.avid.com/products/liquid/index.asp

Video Downloads

Each of the video segments below have been used in various chapters throughout the book. To download a clip, right-click on the picture thumbnail and select Save Target As. Browse to the local drive on your computer and save the ZIP file there. Unpack it to your media drive once the download is complete and then import into Avid Liquid 7. Please note that these clips require the Liquid Codec and will only play back in MediaPlayer if a copy of Liquid 7 is already pre-installed on that computer

Boy Jumping (Boy Jumping.zip)
Video (without audio) of a boy jumping on a trampoline for use with the Dynamic Timewarp example in Chapter 9. This is a 12 MB MPEG clip and can be used in Liquid Edition 7 without rendering.
Approach (Approach.zip)
Video of a car moving towards the camera, used in many of the chapters. This is an 19 MB MPEG clip and can be used in Liquid 7 without rendering.
Rear left shot (rear left shot.zip)
Video of a car moving away from the camera, used in many of the chapters. This clip is an 20 MB MPEG clip and can be used in Liquid 7 without rendering.

Front left shot (front left shot.zip)
Video of a car moving away from the camera, used in many of the chapters. This clip is an 14 MB MPEG clip and can be used in Liquid 7 without rendering.

Hands (Hands.zip)
Video of a car steering wheel. This is a 13 MB MPEG clip and can be used in Liquid 7 without rendering.
Retreat (Retreat.zip)
Video of a car moving away from the camera, used in many of the chapters. This clip is a 20 MB MPEG clip and can be used in Liquid 7 without rendering.
Viewpoint (Viewpoint.zip)
Video of a car from above the drivers point of view. This clip is a 27 MB MPEG clip and can be used in Liquid 7 without rendering.
Mirror-HD1080i (Mirror-HD1080.zip)
HD clip of a car mirror. This is 35 MB MPEG clip should be imported and placed on and SD timeline for use with the example in chapter 9 (Full Screen Editor). This file can be used in Liquid 7 without rendering.

Image Downloads

Each of the images below have been used in various chapters throughout the book. To download a clip, right-click on the picture thumbnail and select Save Target As. Browse to the video disk on your computer and save it there.

Lizard
An oversized picture for use in the import examples of Chapter 3.
Blue Screen
Can be used to print out a blue screen page for experimenting with chromakeying. Multiple printouts can be used to construct a crude but usable blue screen background for use with the examples in Chapter 14. These file is not intended to be used on the Liquid Edition Timeline, but as a background when you are filming your subject.
Green Screen
Can be used to print out a green screen page for experimenting with chromakeying. Multiple printouts can be used to construct a crude but usable green screen background for use with the examples in Chapter 14. These file is not intended to be used on the Liquid Edition Timeline, but as a background when you are filming your subject.
Color Correction 1
For use with Chapter 11 to demonstrate isolated color removal.

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