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Posted: Fri, 15th Sep 2006, 1:41pm

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Simon K Jones

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Some of you may already have noticed the brand new FXhome.com Support area, the centerpiece of which is malone's integrated video tutorial player.


The first two tutorial sets are now available for viewing, covering all the interface basics as well as each of the effects engines. Beginners will find the tutorials invaluable and even veteran FXhomers may learn a thing or two!


Case Study: Get Lost

In addition to the standard interface overview tutorials, we're also expanding to include more specialist and in-depth videos, the first of which takes a close look at the grading and effects in the 'Get Lost' short film.


Future tutorials will continue to examine FXhome products and hopefully encourage everyone to make even better movies!

Apple Expo 2006: early word

Schwar will shortly be boarding a plane to fly back to the UK from Paris, where he's been attending the Apple Expo as a developer.


This is the first computer show FXhome has been to in an official capacity, so it's been an exciting and tiring few days as schwar's gone from one meeting to the next. For every public announcement at these shows, there's a hundred deals being made behind closed doors.


While we can't announce anything just yet, I am allowed to let you guys know that it's been a very successful visit for FXhome. If all goes to plan, this could prove to be a hugely important week in our company's history. Needless to say, we'll fill everybody in on the details as soon as possible - keep a close eye on the FXhome.com news page!

Posted: Fri, 15th Sep 2006, 2:30pm

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Very nice Case Study tutorial, and of course nice video tutorials as always. smile
Posted: Fri, 15th Sep 2006, 3:16pm

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I learned something biggrin
Weeee, all nice tutorials so far, good work Tarn!
Posted: Fri, 15th Sep 2006, 4:11pm

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Awesome more video tutorials biggrin. I am glad to hear that Paris was a successful visit and I wish yall the best of luck for whats coming up ahead biggrin.
Posted: Fri, 15th Sep 2006, 6:01pm

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Nice tutorials tarn, will you be making one on how to use the displacement map as when i use it it completely blaks out the image. nice to knowhow paris is going, good luck.
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Posted: Sat, 16th Sep 2006, 7:51am

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The Video Tutes are great! The most imformative and best way to learn the programs, well for me anyhow. I look forward to future tutes that really show the power and versitility of the fxhome products. I still think your voice should be implamented for a psychotic raving futuristic computer that is hell bent on destroying mankind. smile

Keep it up. It's all good stuff
Posted: Sat, 16th Sep 2006, 10:12am

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Great new tutes, Tarn! And I really liked the Case Study one, where one can really see how it's done! razz +1

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Posted: Sun, 17th Sep 2006, 7:17am

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Did Schwar attend WWDC 2006? Has Schwar attended a WWDC? Has Schwar attended a WinHEC? Eh?
Posted: Tue, 19th Sep 2006, 3:13am

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The tutorials are looking GREAT!! The case study is brilliant!! Really shows off the potential of the product line!! This takes them from lecturing in an auditorium to applied science cool
Posted: Wed, 20th Sep 2006, 12:05pm

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While it's going to generate even more questions for me later on, the case study tutorial for Get Lost was actually one of the most informative ever. Watching someone use some of the filters in a real application lets me know what I've been missing out on and/or not doing when trying to use them myself. In particular, I still don't know how to properly use the color gradient, but I'm starting to get the idea of exactly what it's supposed to be doing. Now I just need to experiment a bit.

Keep up the good work. These tutorials are some of the best supporting material for your products of all.
Posted: Tue, 26th Sep 2006, 9:42pm

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Tarn wrote:

While we can't announce anything just yet, I am allowed to let you guys know that it's been a very successful visit for FXhome. If all goes to plan, this could prove to be a hugely important week in our company's history. Needless to say, we'll fill everybody in on the details as soon as possible - keep a close eye on the FXhome.com news page!
Eagerly awaiting... biggrin
Posted: Wed, 27th Sep 2006, 11:44am

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I've just added a new tutorial, 'Key grading', to the 'Compositing' category on the video tutes page. Here's a direct link:

http://fxhome.com/support/vidtutes/?t=15&f=%2Bcat%3A4&cat=4

If anybody fancies a fun Friday night game, try taking a drink (of water, obviously, for you youngsters!) every time I say the word 'key'.

Jazzmanian - glad the case study was useful. I definitely want to do more tutorials along those lines in the future. Of course, it depends on me having access to suitable projects! However, there will definitely be more practical examples of specific effects as well as the current 'interface overview' tutes.

Rogolo - we might have some cool news next week. Maybe. wink
Posted: Wed, 27th Sep 2006, 11:54am

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Excellent timing on that for me, as I'm moving into some extensive greenscreen shooting this week for my Hauntfest entry. One question... did the tutorial intentionally stop at 4:21 for everyone? I kind of sounded like Tarn was still talking and explaining things when it just shut down. I played it twice and it stopped there both times.
Posted: Wed, 27th Sep 2006, 11:56am

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Just notice that myself. Not sure what's going on there, give me a few seconds to track down the prob....

Edit: It should be fine now. Let me know if you have more probs.