Final Cut Pro
Video editing tutorials, tips, tricks and updates for Apple Final Cut Pro.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
In the fourth part of our series on working with audio in FCPX, we’ll take an in-depth look at the new enhancement and EQ tools within the application. Learn how you can quickly take out background noise, reduce hum and create a custom EQ right from within Final Cut Pro X!
Apple updates FCP enterprise users about the future of Final Cut Pro X. Learn what features will and won’t be included to future versions of FCPX!
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.