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Editing 101: Advanced Effects with the Track Matte Key

Editing basics with Adobe Premiere Pro CS3 By Jeff Schell

Advanced Effects with the Track Matte Key. The track matte is one of the most versatile effects--it can be used to simply add a vignette around your video, to blur a face, or to display moving video inside of your titles. Podcast host Jeff Schell walks you through, step by step, how to create a handful of different track mattes in Premiere Pro CS3. While these tutorials are shown using Premiere Pro CS3 for Windows, these can be equally duplicated on the new Macintosh version of Premiere Pro CS3

Schell discusses where you can apply a track matte, how to expand it, how to apply and expand a blur, and what track you want to borrow the shape from. He also shows us how to apply a track matte with a title, and details the effects of a luma matte.

He also details the black and white effect, the color balance effect, and how to blur out people's faces in your video, ala the cops effect, using the mosaic effect.

To download this week's DMN Podcast for later viewing right click this link and save to disk: track_matte_ipod.mp4

Jeff will provide a new Adobe Premiere Pro CS3 video podcast each week.

We invite you to send in your feedback, rants, raves, suggestions, and questions. Contact us here via email at DMNPodcasts AT DigitalMediaOnlineInc DOT com.



Jeff Schell:

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Jeff Schell is a video editor, comedy writer, author, Web designer, technical trainer, actor, and amateur physics geek. As an Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) and Adobe Certified Instructor (ACI), Jeff travels across the country teaching video production classes in Premiere Pro, Encore DVD, and After Effects via his website Jeff is the author of Premiere Pro 1.5 Hands-On-Training , and Premiere Pro 2 Hands-On-Training . In addition, Jeff is the tour guide behind the Premiere Pro 2 Essential Training online tutorials at . Jeff also has worked with Adobe in developing questions for their Premiere Pro and After Effects certification exams.

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