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Using Matte Magic with Avid Media Composer

Basic Training in Avid Media Composer

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Hosted ByKevin P McAuliffeSenior Editor, MIJO, Toronto, Canada

Digital Juice Matte Magic animations take the drudgery out of the creative process while letting you, as the designer, focus on what really matters -- getting a great look that complements your footage! By simply adding any of these mattes on top of your footage with the appropriate luma matte setting, you can elevate your footage from the mundane to the sublime, raising the production value of a project instantly. In this tutorial, Kevin P McAuliffe shows you how to work with Matte Magic animated mattes inside of Avid Media Composer 7. He covers everything from selecting and previewing the clips inside their installed folder, importing the matte clips using the AMA link function and organizing the hundreds of files for more efficient access, to previewing in bin view, working with the Matte Key effect and arranging footage and mattes on the timeline. He also shows you some techniques and tricks for working with the various volumes of mattes, including how to design a freeze frame effect for a Breakthrough matte, how to layer footage for an interesting Vignettes matte look, and how to loop and mask a Strobes & Flickers matte for use in longer compositing projects.

  • Release Date: October 23, 2013
  • Video Type: Getting Started, Screen Capture TrainingScreen Capture Training
  • Category: Compositing, Editing, Motion Graphics
  • Software Used: Avid Media Composer
  • Skill Level: Beginner

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