Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Avid Xpress DV - Pro Training|
Actor: John Lynn
Genres: Special Interests, Television, Educational, Animation
This training DVD is certified by Avid Technology, and is designed for Avid Xpress DV and Avid Xpress Pro. This DVD will play on ANY DVD player, and is compatible with both MAC and PC. The DVD walks you through a real ... more »
This information helped me get off to a great start!
zoe | Wyoming, Ohio United States | 12/18/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The following is my endorsement:
I am a fine artist... in the process of putting together an Art Instruction Video Teaching Series. I purchased the Genius DV, Avid Xpress DV - Pro Training Basic Editing to learn how to use Avid.
I highly recommend the GeniusDV, Avid Xpress DV - Pro Training Basic Editing. John Lynn presents the material in a way that is easy to understand and uses material (video) that makes or keeps it interesting.
If I had had the information presented here when I first began... it would have saved me a lot of frustration and wondering if I was doing something wrong or if there was a problem with the software or with my computer.
John has a few pointers that addressed issues I had that I couldn't find answers to in the Avid Xpress DV 3.5 Editing book put out by Avid Technology, Inc. An additional note: Remember, I am a fine artist I know nothing about cameras... I just want to use one to put together art instruction material. A problem I had been having with my camera was that I want to paint with natural daylight... I was not getting good results on overcast days. I was seriously considering purchasing a Canon GL2, a camera that was not on the list of DV Cameras, Decks and Transcoders tested by Avid. I didn't know enough to make a good decision. I was going on what the sales person told me at a local camera shop. I e-mailed John to ask him about it. He did some research and got back to me with not only advice from two different sources, experts, who were familiar with the GL2 I was considering, but also with a recommendation. When I took it from there, my research validated the information John gave me. The recommendations John made saved me from wasting a lot of money and ending up with a camera that was only marginally better than what I had. I ended up with a camera that was light-years better for what I needed! The GL2 requires a minimum of 100 lux, the Sony PD 150 that John recommended can operate on a minimum of 2 lux! I didn't even know the questions to ask...
My point being... these guys really know their stuff and truly care about the customer; they've gone above and beyond what I could have expected in the way of support! . I am thankful I found them!