The latest video editing and post production tips, tricks and tutorials. Applications covered include Final Cut Pro X, Premiere Pro, After Effects, Smoke and Cinema 4D.
No doubt by now you’ve heard a bit about the new Thunderbolt technology by, a collaboration effort between Apple and Intel in 2011 for Apple’s new line of MacBook Pro laptops (as well as MacBook Air, Mac mini and iMac)—and though the hype and performance boost have editors drooling, a year later, adoption could still be a ways off for many users.
Remember what it was like to be freshly graduated from college, navigating the murky sea of the production and post-post industry? Now, imagine that you’re trying to break into it in today’s economic climate. I was curious, so I asked several of my former students what it was like getting a job after graduation.
Join us, as PremiumBeat.com begins featuring customer spotlights about some of our most valued patrons. This month, we’re highlighting CinemaCake Filmmakers, a Philadelphia-based wedding and event film-making business.
Xto7 for Final Cut Pro (by Assisted Editing) allows you to take your Final Cut Pro X timeline to Final Cut Pro 7. You can also go directly to other Final Cut Pro 7 XML workflow programs, as well as to Adobe Premiere Pro (and to After Effects via dynamic link). It’s available in the App Store for $49.99.
Singular Software releases their popular Plural Eyes support application for Final Cut Pro X. Available as a free public beta version, this application automates the syncing of audio and video files in your project’s timeline.
PremiumBeat.com has partnered with motionVFX.com to pack a high quality one-two punch for stock music and Apple Motion templates. Check out this post, where I interview motionVFX founder, Szymon Masiak about his business and the new partnership.
Get editing advice and wisdom from leading professionals in the industry! From tips on storytelling and working with clients to suggetions for keeping abreast with the latest advances…we’ve got tons of great tips from seasoned vets. Perfect for newbies looking to break into the industry, as well as reminders for working pros!
Believe it or not, nonlinear digital video editing is only 26 years old, and has been mainstream for just over 15 years. In this post, we’ll relive some interesting dates in recent history in this exciting industry!
CNN recently announced layoffs of about 50 of its editors and videographers, stating that because cameras and editing equipment were so plentiful in the hands of the masses, they would begin relying more heavily on user-generated content, rather than professional content. Professional editors have had a chance to respond to this news, and we’ve followed this conversation.
As we continue our video tutorial series on the new features in Media Composer 6, we thought we’d highlight the new Find Tool (which was technically introduced in Media Composer 5.5). Its powerful metadata searching capabilities will allow you to burrow deep within your bins, scripts and even the text in your Timeline and monitors to find exactly what you’re looking for.
PhraseFind is one of the most talked about new features in Avid Media Composer. PhraseFind phonetically searches every clip in your project for a word or phrase that you input. In just moments, it returns highly accurate results, allowing you to immediately find specific soundbites.
Media Composer 6 has come out with some great tools, and we’ll be looking at them in detail through several upcoming video tutorials. In this tutorial, you’ll be introduced to the new tabbed interface, as well as the ability to save custom bin layouts and workspaces.