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Avid Xpress Pro for Windows and Macintosh: Visual QuickPro Guide

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Avid Xpress Pro for Windows and Macintosh: Visual QuickPro Guide

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  • Proven Visual QuickPro/QuickStart visual learning format—Combines an open, welcoming design, hundreds of screen captures, expert tips, and concise step-by-step instructions.
    • Relies on a format designed to make learning as easy as possible.

  • Easy-to-follow visual format.
    • Takes the fear factor out of learning this sophisticated video editing software.

  • Task-based instruction.
    • Makes for quick learning and convenient reference.


  • Copyright 2004
  • Edition: 1st
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  • ISBN-10: 0-321-14597-6
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-321-14597-0

Now that Avid Xpress Pro (in combination with the Avid Mojo hardware accelerator) makes true real-time video, film, and audio editing possible from virtually any location in the world, Hollywood¿s video editing software of choice is being adopted far beyond Hollywood as well. To get up to speed on both it and Avid XPress DV quickly and efficiently, you¿ll want this easy, task-based volume. The entire video-editing process¿from getting a DV project rolling to advanced editing and distribution methods¿is covered here. Video guru James Monohan leaves no stone unturned as he shows you how to set up and customize your desktop; record and import files; integrate audio; create titles, dissolves, and transitions; correct color; add special effects; use plug-ins; render real-time effects; output to disc and the Web; and more. Along the way you¿ll learn about all of XPress DV¿s and XPress Pro¿s most exciting newer features: automatic expert color correction, advanced filtering and effects, powerful film support, high-quality output, and more.

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Customizing Your Workspace

Customizing Your Workspace in Avid Xpress Pro

Table of Contents


Start Here: The Avid Turbo-Track.

 1. Setting Up Your Desktop System.

 2. Getting to Know Your Workspace.

 3. Recording and Importing Media.

 4. Avid Xpress Editing Basics.

 5. Using the Timeline and Composer.

 6. Fine Tuning Your Edit.

 7. Video and Audio Transitions.

 8. Creating Titles.

 9. Working with Video Effects.

10. Rendering and Real-Time.

11. Audio Effects and Mixing.

12. Working with Other Applications.

13. Managing Your Project.

14. Outputting, Exporting and Exchanging.

15. Helpful Resources.


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