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July 28, 2011 Author:

Final Cut Pro X has modified the way you create freeze frames in the program with the integration of the retiming tool. Learn how to use this new hold function to quickly create still images for use in your video projects! Also, we’ll explore a quick way to export still image files out of Final Cut Pro for client approval or use in another application. Read More

FCPX Trick: Creating A Freeze Frame in Final Cut Pro X Using the Retiming Tool

  • July 20, 2011

    Organizing your clips in FCP X: Part 2

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    Don’t let needless searching for clips slow you down! Master the intuitive organization and searching features in Final Cut Pro X. In this two-part tutorial, we’ll take a look at keywords, ratings, folders and filters. This post (Part 2) will explore how to isolate user data by creating folders and filters. Read More

  • July 20, 2011

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

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    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

  • 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 12, 2011

    FCPX Quick Tip: How To Use the Position Tool To Override the Magnetic Timeline

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    Although the Final Cut Pro X magnetic timeline may prove beneficial in streamlining edits, there may be instances when you will want to override it. In this quick tip, we’ll learn the shortcut to quickly turn off the magnetic timeline using the Position tool. In doing so, the FCPX timeline will behave more similarly to past versions of Final Cut Pro. Read More