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Twelve Tips for Christmas 2011
Casablanca Expert Chet Davis will provide 12 short video-tutorials to help you get the most from your Casablanca video editor.
"These twelve short tutorials are my holiday gift to my friends and colleagues in the Casablanca community."
December 25, 2011 - January 5, 2012
The first short video tutorial was posted on December 25, 2011 and one new video will be posted each day through January 5, 2012. I hope you enjoy these!
Tip #1Casablanca Expert Chet Davis shows how he used Picture in Picture Studio/2 to create a Christmas video greeting - this effect is possible on both Smart Edit & Bogart OS (Smart Edit use PIP Studio, Bogart use PIP Studio 2). Click here to view the 8:56 tutorial video
Casablanca Expert Chet Davis shows how he creates a video montage that makes a great DVD Main menu. This is culled from the finished video and can be incorporated by itself into a menu button/stamp, or can be placed inside a BorderX pattern for an even more attractive DVD menuThis tutorial is compatible with both Smart Edit & Bogart OS Casablanca editors. Click here to view the 11:06 tutorial video
Casablanca Expert Chet Davis shows how to use the cool new Photo Export Option in the Casablanca Bogart V4 Operating System. Click here to view the 6:47 tutorial video
Tip #4Casablanca Expert Chet Davis shows how to create a stylish video 'picture' frame using Candy Factory software on your Casablanca video editor - compatible with both Smart Edit and Bogart OS versions. Click here to view the 4:35 tutorial video
Casablanca Expert Chet Davis shows how to create a classy looking 2-page title using one of the effect options in Casablanca Title Effects Pack 2. This tutorial is compatible with both Smart Edit & Bogart OS Casablanca systems. Click here to view the 4:08 tutorial video
Casablanca Expert Chet Davis shows you how to use the Date Filter menu in Photo Studio 2 software to import and organize photos according to date or a pre-entered file name. This tutorial is compatible with both Smart Edit & Bogart OS systems. Click here to view the 4:19 tutorial video
Tip #7Chet Davis demonstrates one method of creatively incorporating 4:3 footage into a wide-screen (16:9) Project using the original scene and some creative effects & transition. Click here to view the 5:59 tutorial video
Tip #8Chet Davis explains the difference and importance of using the correct Class Flash Media when recording video files on the contemporary cameras/camcorders. Click here to view the 8:08 tutorial video
Tip #9Casablanca Expert Chet Davis shows you how to add full-motion videos (assigned to fade on/off to a Key Point) to embellish your Columbus animated travel map using this function new to Columbus 3 Casablanca software. Click here to view the 8:13 tutorial video
Tip #10Casablanca Expert Chet Davis shows you how to use the Blue Box World software to create Keyhole Title Effects. This tutorial is compatible with both Smart Edit and Bogart OS Casablanca editors, as long as you have the add-on Blue Box World software. Click here to view the 6:20 tutorial video
Tip #11Casablanca Expert Chet Davis shows you how to use the Opt 'Export Scene' button new to the Bogart V4 Operating System as a convenient method to export finished short videos for uploading to websites and video hosting sites (YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook, etc). This tutorial is compatible with only Bogart OS Casablanca editors operating on V4 and higher. Click here to view this 6:46 streaming tutorial video
Tip #12In this final tip of this year, Casablanca Expert Chet Davis shows how to create a cool looking Chapter Menu for your DVDs, using two common options included in both the Smart Edit & Bogart system. Click here to view this 9:00 streaming tutorial video
BONUS VIDEOFor my website members I have created a special tutorial video to compliment the 12 Tips for Christmas 2011-12. In this short video I show you how to use the Import Graphic and Pattern 2 functions in Bogart V4 (and higher) to add a logo or graphic to your custom DVD Chapter menu. This is built on the process covered in Tip #12. You'll find this 7-minute bonus video here