May 17, 2007

Avid Technology Partners with Class on Demand to Deliver Training Materials

Hoffman Estates, Ill. - Class on Demand, a provider of professional educational products for creative markets, has announced a partnership with Avid Technology Inc. to deliver Class on Demand training courses via the Avid Web-based training portal: Avid Learning Excellerator (ALEX). 
The partnership will bring about a broad spectrum of media production training for industry professionals and enthusiasts. Class on Demand training offered via ALEX covers a wide range of topics serving students looking to learn a new operating system, such as OS X or Windows Vista, to more complex applications such as compositing and effects creation with Boris Red.
The following Class on Demand Web-based training titles are available now through ALEX:
Complete Training for Avid Liquid ($129.95 MSRP)
Class on Demand instructor Tony Terrana provides in-depth training for the new Avid Liquid release. Topics include video and audio editing, DVD authoring, and effects creation -- helping students master all aspects of Avid Liquid.
Complete Training for Boris RED 4 ($129.95 MSRP)
Lead by Boris FX power user, Steve Oakley, this title covers the spectrum of the new Boris Red 4.0 features and functionality. Students can learn basics, such as navigating the redesigned Boris Red 4.0 user interface, to more advanced effects concepts such as working with spline objects.
Complete Training for Sorenson Squeeze 4.5 ($99.95 MSRP)
Students will learn how to compress and deliver high-quality QuickTime, MPEG-4, Flash, Real Media, and Windows Media files. They will also learn to create MPEG-1 or MPEG-2 files for CD and DVD delivery as well as tips and tricks for outputting "squeezed" files for use with severs, authoring programs, audio programs, multimedia presentations, and more.
Mac OS X Training ($79.95 MSRP)
Mac OS X Training is ideal for students who have made the switch to Mac. Class on Demand instructor and Mac expert Dan Alban provides straightforward guidance for navigating and mastering the new Mac OSX Tiger environment.
Windows Vista Made Easy ($99.95 MSRP)
Presented by Dan Gookin, one of the computer industry's most published authors, this self-paced course is designed so that both beginners and experts can maximize the capabilities of the new Windows Vista OS.