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Final Cut Pro tutorials, tips, tricks and news

June 9, 2011 Author:

Enabling and disabling clips using a shortcut in Final Cut Pro is a quick way to speed up your edits! By turning shots “on and off” in the timeline you can instantly create different iterations of a sequence, as well as choose specific clip audio channels. Read More

Final Cut Pro Shortcut: Enabling/Disabling Clips in the FCP Timeline

  • June 5, 2011

    WAV, MP3, AIFF: Which Audio File Types Are Best For Final Cut Pro?

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    What type of audio file you use within Final Cut Pro will make a big difference in terms of sound quality and integration within the application. In this post we’ll explore the major audio formats (WAV, MP3 and AIFF) and how they work within FCP. Also, learn how to convert files for optimum FCP playback using Final Cut Studio’s Compressor software. Read More

  • June 3, 2011

    Performing Match Frame Commands in Avid Media Composer and Final Cut Pro

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    The Match Frame command is an incredibly useful tool because it immediately finds the source clip (and frame) of a frame that has already been edited into the timeline, and vice versa. This post explains all of the various ways to quickly locate specific frames via sequences and clips without having to dig through bins — in both Avid Media Composer and Final Cut Pro. Read More

  • June 3, 2011

    Final Cut Pro X: New Features, Great Tools and Much Speculation

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    Since the April 2011 SuperMeet preview, the post production community has been abuzz with the news of Apple’s new Final Cut Pro X software. Now several months later and still without a formal release of FCP X, we take a look at what we know about the application and the questions that remain unanswered. Read More

  • June 1, 2011

    FCP Quick Tip: Save Time By Setting Final Cut Pro to Auto Render

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    Final Cut Pro’s auto render function can be set to initiate when the application remains idle for a set period of time. Use this feature to save significant time in your post production workflow! Read More

  • May 29, 2011

    Final Cut Pro Shortcut: Enabling Clip Overlays and Adjusting Audio Levels In the Timeline

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    Simulate real time mixing in Final Cut Pro timelines by using shortcuts to adjust audio clips and music tracks. We’ll take a look at enabling clip overlays combined with using audio level shortcuts… a quick way to make your post workflow significantly more efficient! Read More

  • May 28, 2011

    Recover from a Crash! Adjusting Final Cut Pro’s Autosave and Undo Features

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    Save time and recover from a crash by adjusting Final Cut Pro’s undo and autosave settings. FCP’s default settings can be tweaked to better optimize these functions. Read More