Sometimes, the most important information you can generate about your clips is the user data that you define. In Part 1 of this two-part tutorial series, find out how to create custom columns and save your custom bin views in Avid Media Composer.
The way in which you perform ripples, rolls, slips and slides has changed from Final Cut Pro 7 to Final Cut Pro X. Rather than needing to use four separate tools—each of which performs the techniques in isolation—you instead use only two separate tools. And depending on how you use these tools, you can easily perform each of the four maneuvers of ripple, roll, slip and slide.
With the explosion of the DSLR camera revolution, the workflow of separately recording professional audio has become very common—due to the relatively poor sound recording capabilities of most DSLR cameras. Fortunately, Final Cut Pro X makes this process quite easy. Check out this tutorial to find out how!
Editing efficiency and speed come from mastering major keyboard shortcuts, without relying upon user interface buttons and commands. Use this master cheat sheet to help ingrain the main editing commands in Final Cut Pro X!
Inserting video inside of titles in Avid Media Composer is a cinch, and can add pizazz to any project. Check out this tutorial for this fun technique!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.