Sony Sound Forge 9

The Sound Forge 9 professional digital audio production suite includes everything you need to quickly get from raw audio to finished master. Use this suite to create and edit stereo and multichannel audio files with speed and precision. Efficiently analyze, record and edit audio, digitize and restore old recordings, model acoustic environments, design sound for multimedia, and master replication-ready CDs. Join Audio Expert / Producer Kenneth Braithwaite as he teaches the fundamentals of this powerful application . Work Files are included. To begin learning today, simply click on one of the movie links.

QuickStart! - Adobe Premiere Pro CS3

VTC author, James Gonzalez, gets you started with Adobe Premiere Pro CS3. After a quick overview of the Premiere Pro CS3 workspace and interface components, you'll first learn the new features included with this updated version of Premiere Pro. Learn the basics of setting up project files, importing and capturing content, using various editing techniques and transitions, as well as how to add titles to your video. The course concludes with lessons on adding effects and exporting your final video presentation. To begin learning today, simply click on one of the QuickStart! Adobe Premiere Pro CS3 movie links

* VTC QuickStart! tutorials are available only to registered VTC Online University members.

CompTIA A+ (2006 Objectives)

The CompTIA A+ certification is one of the most widely recognized IT certifications in the world. If you want to get a career started in Information Technology, getting A+ certified will help push your resume to the top of the stack. VTC author Mark Long covers the core standards of the test as well as the latest objectives. To begin learning simply click the links.

Nuendo 3

Steinberg's Nuendo 3 is one of the top post-production, recording, sequencing and Surround systems available today. A simple to use interface, massive feature-lists and capabilities, and flexibility to work within your own environment enables Nuendo to work with you, and not against you. Its performance scales with your hardware, enabling you the possibility to work with projects handling hundreds of tracks, many effects and complex mixer configurations. It supports up to 192kHz and 24bit processing power (32bit floating point internal resolution) and its cross platform, and intuitive interface make it first choice amongst many leading professionals in the industry. It is used everywhere from small scale project studios through to being used in some of the biggest releases in Hollywood. This practical course by long-time Steinberg expert Kenneth Braithwaite, starts from beginner level and progresses through to more advanced techniques. To begin learning Nuendo 3 today, simply click on one of the movie links.

Fruity Loops Studio 7

FL Studio 7 is no longer the fringe audio workstation that it once was. With version 7, it has matured into a true competitor for such applications as Cubase, Sonar, and even Pro Tools. Its ability to work with audio and MIDI in both a linear and looping environment is unique among software applications. In this VTC tutorial, Author Sam McGuire, helps beginners navigate the FL Studio application, while still providing tips and tricks that the experienced user will find useful. Not only does Sam cover the basic functionality, but also provides real world applications. Using FL Studio to create music is the goal, and this tutorial helps users create a seamless and transparent environment. If you want to become a FL Studio expert, this tutorial provides the means. To begin learning FL Studio 7 today, simply click on one of the movie links.

QuickStart! - Adobe After Effects CS3

VTC author, Kalika Kharkar, gets you started with Adobe After Effects CS3. She begins with an overview of the new features available within After Effects CS3. You'll then learn about project and composition settings, proper file organization, how to animate images, design within Photoshop and Illustrator before importing into After Effects, and finally, exporting your final presentation. To begin learning today, simply click on one of the QuickStart! Adobe After Effects CS3 movie links.

* VTC QuickStart! tutorials are available only to registered VTC Online University members.

C++ Fundamentals

C++ is a programming language that is both procedure-oriented and object-oriented. VTC author Tim Heagarty builds on what you learned in C Programming and adds the basic structure and procedures of C++. With an emphasis on OOP you will learn constructors, classes, templates, exception handling and more. To start learning about C++ now, click on the links.

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Sony Vegas 7

Sony Vegas 7 offers an integrated environment for all phases of professional video, audio, DVD, and broadcast production. Vegas 7 lets you edit and process DV, HDV, SD/HD-SDI, and all XDCAM formats in real time, fine-tune audio with precision, and prepare for authoring surround sound, dual-layer DVDs. By allowing arranging of events on the timeline using drag-and-drop functionality, users can expertly edit complex SD or HD projects using mouse or keyboard trimming as well as powerful ripple editing modes. Features include improved video monitoring, customizable window layouts, color-coded snapping, improved HDV, SDI and XDCAM support, Cinescore plug-in support, A/V synchronization detect and repair, playhead scrubbing, drag ripple and arrange, source project editing, and auto-frame quantization. The Vegas 7 interface provides a fully customizable workspace for accomplishing a wide range of production requirements. In this tutorial, Audio Expert and Producer, Kenneth Braithwaite, will cover the fundamentals for working within the Sony Vegas 7 environment. To get started, click on one of the movie links.

Microsoft Visio 2007

Microsoft Visio 2007 makes it easy for IT and business professionals to visualize, explore, and communicate complex ideas. Go from complicated text and tables that are hard to understand to Visio diagrams that communicate information at a glance. Instead of static pictures, create data-connected Visio diagrams that display information and ideas. Whether creating network diagrams, flowcharts, calendars, or organizational charts, Visio can make a professional drafter out of practically anyone. VTC Author and Trainer Timothy Warner provides the user with easy-to-follow instructions for learning this powerful application. To begin learning today, simply click on one of the Microsoft Visio 2007 lessons.

Programming With Ruby

Programming with Ruby introduces developers to the Ruby programming language. Ruby is a dynamic object-oriented language. Its heritage includes LISP, Smalltalk, Perl and other languages. The simple but powerful nature of Ruby makes it one of today's hottest languages to learn. VTC author Al Anderson guides you through the various constructs and library of the language providing you with the tools to create great software in Ruby. To begin learning simply click the links.

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FileMaker 9 & PHP Foundations

The most popular web scripting language PHP* is now distributed and supported by the most efficient desktop database software company FileMaker Inc**. If you know FileMaker and you want to use your data on the web this tutorial shows you the "How-To" from a leading industry expert. The tutorial curriculum is developed as an A-to-Z package. You will be introduced to Custom Web Publishing using FileMaker Server 9, taught the essentials of PHP, and then discover the powerful methods of FileMaker's new API for PHP. Learn the solid foundations of custom web development with PHP and FileMaker Pro***. To begin learning FileMaker 9 & PHP Foundations, simply click on the movie links below.

* FileMaker distributes PHP 5.x
** Requires a copy of FileMaker Server 9
*** Requires a copy of FileMaker Pro 9

FileMaker Pro 9: Beginner

FileMaker Pro is powerful enough to handle most database jobs, yet easy enough to create simple solutions in minutes. This practical "how to" course by FileMaker expert John Mark Osborne, starts from beginner level and uses a single invoicing example to demonstrate all the features in FileMaker Pro 7, 8, 8.5 and 9 including: field creation, finding, sorting, layout mode, container fields, auto-entry, validation, printing, scripts, calculations, importing, exporting and interface design. Examples of the invoice file are provided at every stage of the creation process, so the user can easily review one section without starting from the beginning. To being learning today, simply click on one of the FileMaker Pro 9: Beginner links.

The completed invoicing solution included on the beginner, intermediate (soon-to-be-released) and advanced (soon-to-be-released) FileMaker Pro 9 training is provided as a visual goal. Upon completion of all three titles, you will have created the exact same invoicing solution. If you would like to purchase the completed invoicing solution, please visit the www.databasepros.com web site.

* Most techniques used in these videos are applicable to both FileMaker 8 and 7. Substitute techniques for FileMaker 7 users will be discussed when necessary.

** This tutorial is part one in an upcoming 3-part FileMaker Pro 9 series.