So how was your weekend? Mine was lovely, thanks for asking. When last we met we were having a look at video2brain’s upcoming summer releases…now where were we?
iBooks Author Workshop: iBooks Author is a powerful page layout application that allows you to integrate text, photos, slideshows, video, audio, and even quizzes into your books. In this course Joseph Linaschke shows you around, starting with basics like adding photos and video, flowing text around objects, inserting new chapters, and previewing your creation on an iPad. Then you’ll learn how to customize layouts, use master objects, add slideshows and quizzes, and more. Whatever your project, from a textbook to a family album, this workshop will help you make the most of what iBooks Author has to offer.
Adobe After Effects CS6: Learn by Video: In this in-depth course, Todd Kopriva and Angie Taylor teach you how to make the most of the incredibly rich set of tools Adobe After Effects offers for creating motion graphics, manipulating movies, and adding visual effects, including the new features in After Effects CS6. After getting an overview of the workflow and the user interface, you will learn how to bring assets into After Effects and configure the software for optimum performance. You’ll also learn a range of compositing features, including the new variable-width masks and 3D camera tracker features, as well as basic masking and color keying. Tips on everything from troubleshooting and avoiding common problems to creating finished movie files round out this 9-hour-plus course.
Fireworks CS6 Workshop: Fireworks CS6 is the latest iteration of Adobe’s powerful web graphics and rapid interactive prototyping tool, and in this course Tom Green gives you an overview of the Fireworks interface, the formats it can output, and its various imaging tools. Along the way you’ll see how Fireworks integrates with Adobe Edge, Dreamweaver CS6, and other tools in the Adobe Master Collection. Using a project-based approach to the techniques presented, this course will help you understand where Fireworks fits into the workflow for digital media projects ranging from simple web page prototyping to interface design for rich Internet applications.
Premiere Pro CS6 for Avid and Final Cut Pro Editors: In this workshop Maxim Jago presents a quick, easy-to-use guide for editors who want to make the transition from Avid Media Composer or Final Cut Pro to Adobe Premiere Pro, or even to move back and forth between applications. Premiere Pro CS6 supports roundtrip editing and offers great new features like dynamic trimming, the Warp Stabilizer, and Rolling Shutter Repair. And of course Premiere Pro makes it easy for you to harness the power of the entire Adobe Creative Suite to help you with everything from writing scripts and creating titles to capturing live video and tracking metadata.
Is that all video2brain has on tap for this summer? Certainly not! But that’s enough for now. See you next time.