Quickly Trim all But Your Best Footage

Video Highlights: Watch how to easily get rid of your least interesting, lowest quality footage to enhance your scenes or make your movie fit a desired length. Smart Trim can automatically cut bad footage or recommend cuts to let you make the final decision. Versions 8 and up.

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Part 2 – Animation Technique and Keyframe Interpolation

In part 2 of this series, you’ll continue to expand your knowledge of Adobe After Effects CS5 by learning how to fine tune your animation. Learn how to use keyframes as well as spatial and temporal interpolation to allow elements in your motion title sequence to smoothly slide in and out of place.

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Part 3 – Masking and Duplicating Layers

Continue your education in Adobe After Effects CS5 by learning how to use masks to reveal different layers of your composition. Also covered is how to duplicate text from another composition so that you can reanimate in different ways.

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Part 4 – Parenting

In this episode, you’ll learn how to group animated elements together in Adobe After Effects CS5 to create a unified motion. This process is called Parenting. You’ll also learn how to use Null Objects to group motion together.

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Part 5 – Pre-Comps and Master Compositions

In this episode, you’ll start to tie everything together in your After Effects CS5 composition by taking all the individual scenes you’ve created so far and putting them into Master Composition.

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Part 6 – Photoshop to After Effects Workflow

In part 6 of this series, you’ll learn how to bring a Photoshop document into Adobe After Effects CS5 and then animate the various layers using rotation key frames to form the final shot for your composition.

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Part 7 – Final Touches and Rendering

It’s time to Finish up your project. You’ll start by fine tuning your composition using adjustment layers. Then you’ll adjust the timing of various transitions to sync better to music. Finally you’ll learn how to render out your finished video as a standalone file.

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Andreas Pfeiffer

Andreas Pfeiffer, founding director of Pfeiffer Consulting, talks about the benchmark tests his company did comparing Adobe CS3 to CS4.

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Design Premium CS3 vs. CS4

In this episode of Benchmark, Design Premium CS3 and CS4 are put to the test to see which is better in terms of speed and usability. Tune in right here for the results.

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Using the Sceneline and the Timeline

Video tutorial on using the Timeline and Sceneline to assemble video clips.

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