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August 11, 2011 Author:

With the introduction of background rendering, Final Cut Pro X is an efficient, but potentially space-clogging program. So, every few weeks or so, it’s a good idea to go through your projects and clear out any unused render files. Read this quick tip to find out how! Read More

Quick Tip: Clean House by Clearing Your Render Files in Final Cut Pro X!

  • August 10, 2011

    Video Tutorial: How to Audition Clips in Final Cut Pro X

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    Final Cut Pro X’s new Audition feature allows you to easily try out multiple clips while you’re deciding on how you’d like to execute the edit. It’s a great way to see how different shots look in the context of your storyline, without needing to physically go through the process of editing each shot into the sequence. Watch this video tutorial to find out all about Auditions! Read More

  • August 9, 2011

    Video Tutorial: Creating Lower Thirds with AutoTitler in Avid Marquee

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    Create hundreds of titles in just moments by tapping into the extreme power of Avid Marquee’s AutoTitler. Using just a simple title template and an external text document, you can streamline this otherwise tedious process of lower third creation. Read More

  • August 4, 2011

    How to create a camera archive in Final Cut Pro X

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    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

  • 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 29, 2011

    Nesting Clips using the Compound Clip Command in Final Cut Pro X

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    Learn how to nest clips in Final Cut Pro X using the Compound Clip command, as well as how to step inside compound clips to make changes to your nest. Read More

  • July 28, 2011

    Audio Keyframing Tips in Avid Media Composer

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    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

  • 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