With the recent release of Final Cut Pro X, many editors are scrambling to figure out if they should upgrade or not. With a lack of forward compatibility (which doesn’t allow you to bring projects forward from previous versions of the software), many are wary. I asked several of my editor acquaintances what they thought. Here’s what they had to say.
It’s important to be able to move quickly through the Timeline while editing in Final Cut Pro. Get comfortable with these quick navigation techniques!
Have you ever imported a graphic or movie file into Avid Media Composer, only to have it result in being stretched, squeezed, or the wrong opacity? Learn how to master the different settings within Avid’s Import dialog box, and prevent these types of issues from occurring again! (This is Part 2 of a two-part post.)
Have you ever imported a graphic or movie file into Avid Media Composer, only to have it result in being stretched, squeezed, or the wrong opacity? Learn how to master the different settings within Avid’s Import dialog box, and prevent these types of issues from occurring again! (This is Part 1 of a two-part post.)
Need a basic transition template to start from, but want to edit it and save it for later? In this video tutorial, you’ll discover how to alter Final Cut Pro’s default transition effects and make them your own. Create “Favorite” transitions, and apply them to your sequence in bulk. Get creative, and save time!
You’ve probably often seen the highlight-and-zoom effect in documentaries to emphasize a certain person or object, usually in a still photograph. This technique was popularized by documentarian Ken Burns, and you can replicate it by following the techniques outlined in this video tutorial.
If you’ve edited heavily with effects, you’ve surely run into performance issues, and even dropped frames. In this post, discover some tricks to maximize your real-time playback performance in Avid Media Composer.
Don’t be a slave to the default out-of-the-box keyboard and interface commands that come with Final Cut Pro. Customize your own editing workspace, and take your settings with you wherever you go!
Efficient editing is largely dependent upon your quick ability to link and unlink video and audio clips in the Timeline. This video tutorial will show you all of the various ways to performing linking functions in Final Cut Pro.