Now I know this forum is not used for promoting products, but I feel compelled to share my learning experience with the newbies (& perhaps oldies!) out there.
I've been teaching myself Avid Xpress for about 12 months and in addition to using this forum, been searching for other tips/tricks/tutorials to help me.
I did consider doing a college course, but at $2000+, I thought I'd wait a while before making such an investment.
I then came across the 'Edit Like a Pro' DVD guide. And at a snippet of the price of a course (only US$147), I bought it.
Firstly I was pleasantly surprised to find that it worked on a ps2 (in Australia). As for the content, well it was great. Very informative, easy to follow and humorous.
It covers many aspects from: simple sequence creation, to colour correction, audio and FX menus.
With over 4 hrs of tuition, I can safely say that my money was well spent and that my knowledge of Avid has improved 4 fold.
I can endorse this product only because I am one of those beginners who have persisted to master Avid, spending many hours trying to figure out one thing that turns out to be achieved with a click of a button in 2 secs! This DVD guide has helped my skill advancement and confidence considerably.
If anyone is dubious and wants to run concerns past me, please email me at: email@example.com.
Otherwise go to the following link for the DVDs: