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Final Cut Pro Tutorials

Final Cut Pro tutorials, tips, tricks and news

July 20, 2011 Author:

In Final Cut Pro X, Apple has changed the ways you can access and add video transition to your projects. In this post, we’ll explore the different ways of adding transitions, how you can modify their duration and ways to customize the cross dissolve using new FCPX settings! Read More

Master FCPX! How to Take Control of Transitions in Final Cut Pro X

  • July 16, 2011

    FCPX Shortcut: Adjusting the Volume of Clips in the Timeline

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    Learn the fastest way to change the volume levels of clips in Final Cut Pro X! Make precise decibel adjustments to a clip, or group of clips, during playback in the timeline. This shortcut works with FCPX as well as earlier versions of Final Cut Pro. Read More

  • July 16, 2011

    FCPX Tutorial: How To Use The Powerful Final Cut Pro X Color Matching Tool

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    In this post, we’ll take a look at the new color matching tool in Final Cut Pro X… a handy feature allows you to quickly copy the native color properties of one shot and paste it on to another! This feature can help match footage shot on multiple cameras or with different lighting setups. Gain shot consistency in your video projects with the FCPX color matching tool! Read More

  • July 15, 2011

    Video Tutorial: How to Run FCP 7 and FCP X on the same computer

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    One advantage of installing the new FCP X (as well as Motion 5 and Compressor 4) o is that you can simultaneously run FCP 7 and the Final Cut Studio 3 suite. However, it’s not quite as cut and dry as you might think. There are quite a few considerations and limitations you’ll need to be aware of if you want to effectively run both groups of applications, especially in terms of round-tripping. Watch this video tutorial to find out more. Read More

  • July 5, 2011

    Online Resources Chronicling FCPX Bugs and What You Can Do To Help

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    Being a version 1.0 product, Apple’s Final Cut Pro X editing application is not without it’s quirks and bugs. In this post, we’ll take a look at online resources for learning about known FCPX quirks, how to report those you find and ways to avoid and recover from these usability errors. Read More

  • July 3, 2011

    FCP X Audio Tutorial Part 3: How to Create Keyframes and Use the Range Selection Tool to Adjust Sound Levels

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    In the third part of our series on working with audio in FCPX, we’ll explore how to use the range tool to automate the fading in and out of sound clips in the timeline. We’ll also look at manually adding and adjusting audio keyframes during playback, a nice improvement to Final Cut Pro X! Read More

  • July 2, 2011

    Avid, Adobe Cater to Disgruntled Final Cut Pro editors

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    With the recent backlash following the launch of FCP X, both Avid and Adobe are reaching out to FCP users, offering deals to entice them to try out the other options in professional editing. Read More