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Video Editing

October 13, 2011 Author:

Editing is a lovely balance of technical expertise, artistic license, and pure instinct. In this post, we’re going to take a temporary step back from this blog’s usual emphasis on the technical aspects of editing in favor of a discussion about art and instinct, as inspired by Walter Murch’s text, In the Blink of an Eye. Read More

When and where to make the cut: inspired by Walter Murch’s In the Blink of an Eye

  • September 21, 2011

    Video Tutorial: Using the Precision Editor in FCPX

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    Final Cut Pro X’s Precision Editor allows you to view the handles of your clips as you perform ripples and rolls. This lets you exercise extra control as you trim. Watch this video tutorial to find out how to use the Precision Editor! Read More

  • September 19, 2011

    Video Tutorial: How to Apply and Keyframe Shape Masks in Final Cut Pro X

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    In Final Cut Pro X, you can use shape masks to define specific areas to apply color corrections. Not only that, but you can animate your masks over time, as well as combine them with other color correction effects, like color masks. Watch this video tutorial to find out how! Read More

  • September 17, 2011

    FCPX Bug? Best Practices for Using External Hard Drives with Final Cut Pro X

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    Many editors are experiencing issues using hard drives with FCPX. Vanishing external disks are preventing users from storing and accessing projects and media. In this post, we’ll review some tips for successfully using external hard drives with Final Cut Pro X! Read More