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.
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.
Learn how to make subtle adjustments to clip position in a Final Cut Pro 6/7 or Final Cut Pro X timeline. Using the nudge shortcut you can quickly make precise changes…moving footage one frame at a time.
Learn how to record audio from within Final Cut Pro! Great for recording placeholders and scratch track narrations. FCPX improves upon earlier versions of this function with the ability to set a project destination and monitor externally while recording.
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!
AV3, makers of the Final Cut Pro support application “GET”, have confirmed that they have discontinued that product. The award-winning phonetic search tool was an editing time-saver and a terrific companion to Final Cut Pro.
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.
Final Cut Pro X has modified the way you create freeze frames in the program with the integration of the retiming tool. Learn how to use this new hold function to quickly create still images for use in your video projects! Also, we’ll explore a quick way to export still image files out of Final Cut Pro for client approval or use in another application.
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.
We’ve rounded up the best free font resources online! Spice up your video projects with these free fonts. Use unique typefaces to set a mood or create an interesting style.
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.
In this post we’ll take a look at two Final Cut Pro X audio tricks. First, we’ll look at Audio Skimming, a new function for FCP X that previews sound files in the Timeline and Project Library. Then we’ll learn a keyboard shortcut (carried over from earlier FCP versions) that allows for super slow playback in the timeline or Event Library! Use these tools to increase your audio productivity in FCPX!
Final Cut Pro X includes many updates to the color correction interface and toolset, including color adjustment presets and the ability to save your own custom looks. In this tutorial, we’ll learn how to use these FCPX color templates to add style to your video projects!