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June 11, 2011 Author:

You’ve probably often seen the highlight-and-zoom effect in documentaries to emphasize a certain person or object, usually in a still photograph. This technique was popularized by documentarian Ken Burns, and you can replicate it by following the techniques outlined in this video tutorial. Read More

Video Tutorial: Creating a Traveling Highlight “Ken Burns style” in Avid Media Composer

  • May 28, 2011

    Recover from a Crash! Adjusting Final Cut Pro’s Autosave and Undo Features

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    Save time and recover from a crash by adjusting Final Cut Pro’s undo and autosave settings. FCP’s default settings can be tweaked to better optimize these functions. Read More

  • May 25, 2011

    FCP Basics: Exporting Quicktime video for YouTube out of Final Cut Pro

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    A quick way to export both HD and SD video projects from Final Cut Pro to YouTube in the Quicktime format. Discussion includes export settings, insuring high image quality and tips for setting up your Final Cut Pro project. Read More

  • May 24, 2011

    Timeline Zooming Shortcuts in Avid Media Composer

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    Don’t let the mouse rule your editing experience! Embrace keyboard shortcuts when zooming in and out of the Timeline in Avid Media Composer. Read More