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August 4, 2011 Author:

The time honored rule of forever keeping your video tapes—just in case you should need to capture from them again—could become a thing of the past. New tools, such as Final Cut Pro X’s camera archive creation, allow you to turn your tape footage into file based media for those “just in case” moments. Read More

How to create a camera archive in Final Cut Pro X

  • August 4, 2011

    A Frame At A Time: How to Nudge Clips in FCP 7 or FCPX

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    Learn how to make subtle adjustments to clip position in a Final Cut Pro 6/7 or Final Cut Pro X timeline. Using the nudge shortcut you can quickly make precise changes…moving footage one frame at a time. Read More

  • August 1, 2011

    How To Record Quick Voiceovers In Final Cut Pro X

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    Learn how to record audio from within Final Cut Pro! Great for recording placeholders and scratch track narrations. FCPX improves upon earlier versions of this function with the ability to set a project destination and monitor externally while recording. Read More

  • August 1, 2011

    Top and Tail Editing Now Available in Final Cut Pro X

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    In the past, one feature that many Avid editors have missed when moving to Final Cut Pro is the lack of one-button Top and Tail editing. Top and Tail editing allows you to instantaneously extract either the beginning or end of a clip, which is a great way to quickly assemble B-roll. This feature has now been added to FCP X — check out this tutorial to find out more! Read More

  • July 24, 2011

    Video Tutorial: How to Mark and Edit Clips in FCP X

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    The arrival of FCP X has brought about massive changes in editing on the Final Cut platform. Even the simplest of procedures, like marking clips and editing them into the Timeline have seen significant transformations. This video tutorial will show you what you need to know in order to get started editing in FCP X. Read More

  • July 23, 2011

    Two Audio Tricks for Final Cut Pro X: Audio Skimming and Slow Motion Playback in the FCPX Timeline

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    In this post we’ll take a look at two Final Cut Pro X audio tricks. First, we’ll look at Audio Skimming, a new function for FCP X that previews sound files in the Timeline and Project Library. Then we’ll learn a keyboard shortcut (carried over from earlier FCP versions) that allows for super slow playback in the timeline or Event Library! Use these tools to increase your audio productivity in FCPX! Read More

  • July 22, 2011

    FCPX Color Correction Tip: Using Adjustment Presets To Give Your Footage A Stylized Look!

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    Final Cut Pro X includes many updates to the color correction interface and toolset, including color adjustment presets and the ability to save your own custom looks. In this tutorial, we’ll learn how to use these FCPX color templates to add style to your video projects! Read More