PhraseFind is one of the most talked about new features in Avid Media Composer. PhraseFind phonetically searches every clip in your project for a word or phrase that you input. In just moments, it returns highly accurate results, allowing you to immediately find specific soundbites.
Media Composer 6 has come out with some great tools, and we’ll be looking at them in detail through several upcoming video tutorials. In this tutorial, you’ll be introduced to the new tabbed interface, as well as the ability to save custom bin layouts and workspaces.
Avid Media Composer 6 is officially available and ready to test drive! I interviewed Angus Mackay, Avid Segment Marketing Manager of Professional Video, about the launch—and he had some great things to say about the new release.
If Final Cut Pro X won’t launch, crashes while launching, or crashes while open, there are some basic troubleshooting tips you can follow to try to quickly get yourself back up-and-running. Check out this tutorial to equip yourself with the proper technical expertise!
Avid’s Media Composer 6, which was announced today via a global webcast, will soon become available to the general public. Find out what’s in store for this new release, and register to download your free trial today!
Automatic Duck, the Seattle-based conversion software distributor (known for their plug-ins that translate edited sequences between Final Cut Pro, Avid, After Effects, Quantel, Pro Tools), has recently revamped its cost structure for plug-in delivery. Now, their Pro Import AE, Pro Import FCP, and Pro Export FCP (FCP7 and FCPX) plugins are available at absolutely no charge. But… at what cost?
Dropbox is an exceptionally useful application that allows you to store files within a designated folder on your computer—and with every Save, it instantly and safely backs up your files to the Dropbox servers, and also syncs your updated files to all of your other Dropbox folders located on other computers and mobile devices. Additionally, you can share folders within your Dropbox with any number of collaborators, so every time you make a change, everyone gets the update simultaneously. So, the question is… how does this work with editing projects?
Multi-camera editing in Avid Media Composer is a breeze. Check out this tutorial to find out how! (This is Part 2 in a 2-part tutorial series on multi-camera editing.)
Setting yourself up for multi-camera editing in Avid Media Composer is a breeze. Check out this tutorial to find out how! (This is Part 1 of a 2-part tutorial series on multi-camera editing.)
When you add transitions in Final Cut Pro X, the default behavior is to use material already edited in the Timeline, rather than to use material from your shots’ handles. This makes the duration of your A-side and B-side shots—as well as the entire sequence—shorter with each transition you apply. Check out this tutorial to discover why this probably isn’t the best workflow, as well as how to switch this behavior back to traditional methods.
Editing is a lovely balance of technical expertise, artistic license, and pure instinct. In this post, we’re going to take a temporary step back from this blog’s usual emphasis on the technical aspects of editing in favor of a discussion about art and instinct, as inspired by Walter Murch’s text, In the Blink of an Eye.
Adding markers is a great way to share information about your sequence with others, or to remind yourself of things you need to do. In Final Cut Pro X, there are quite a few marker-related shortcuts that will serve you well.