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July 28, 2011 Author:

Keyframing audio—otherwise known as rubber banding—is a fairly standard procedure in Avid Media Composer, as it allows you to easily raise and lower your audio levels within the boundaries of clips in your Timeline. This tutorial will go over the basics of how to perform rubber banding, as well as some useful tips for quick audio keyframe manipulation. Read More

Audio Keyframing Tips in Avid Media Composer

  • 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 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

    Organizing your clips in FCP X: Part 1

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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 1) will explore how to assign keywords and ratings to your clips to prepare for powerful searches. 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

    Using the Automatic Color Correction Tools in Avid Media Composer

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    Avid Media Composer contains many complex manual color correction tools that require deep knowledge of various video scopes and proper color correction workflow. It also contains several useful automatic color correction tools that can help you arrive at correct luma and chroma levels. Check out this tutorial for tips on how to use these automatic color correction controls. Read More

  • July 6, 2011

    Video Tutorial: Using Reformat Effects in Avid Media Composer

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    Working in today’s world of dozens of different video formats can often be a difficult business; you’re constantly having to negotiate different video sizes and aspect ratios when combining them in the same project. This video tutorial will discuss several of the various reformat effects—the 16:9 and 4:3 letterbox effects, as well as the Pan and Scan effect—which you can use to bring all the clips in your sequence to a single aspect ratio. Read More

  • July 1, 2011

    5 Great Features That Might Make You Switch To Final Cut Pro X

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    With all the negative attention Final Cut Pro X has received, the advancements in the application have largely been overlooked. In this post, we’ll take a look at some of the best new features of FCPX and how they can make a positive impact on your edits. Read More

  • June 27, 2011

    Video Tutorial: A Discussion about Import Rules and Pixel Aspect Ratio in Avid Media Composer

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    If you’ve ever been left with an imported image that doesn’t look quite the way it did before you brought it into Avid Media Composer, you may be interested to learn more about specific Import Settings that help preserve the integrity of your image’s size and aspect ratio. Watch this video tutorial for a step-by-step glimpse at how image size and pixel aspect ratio play a part in successful imports. Read More

  • June 22, 2011

    Final Cut Pro Timeline Navigation Shortcuts

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    It’s important to be able to move quickly through the Timeline while editing in Final Cut Pro. Get comfortable with these quick navigation techniques! Read More