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.
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.
If you’ve edited heavily with effects, you’ve surely run into performance issues, and even dropped frames. In this post, discover some tricks to maximize your real-time playback performance in Avid Media Composer.
Enabling and disabling clips using a shortcut in Final Cut Pro is a quick way to speed up your edits! By turning shots “on and off” in the timeline you can instantly create different iterations of a sequence, as well as choose specific clip audio channels.
Final Cut Pro’s 3-Way Color Corrector is a simple, yet robust, filter that allows you to accomplish basic color correction work right from within the application. In this post we’ll look at how the ability to save color grades from the 3-Way Color Corrector is a great way to speed up your time in post and keep your project’s color consistent.
Don’t be a slave to the default out-of-the-box keyboard and interface commands that come with Final Cut Pro. Customize your own editing workspace, and take your settings with you wherever you go!
Efficient editing is largely dependent upon your quick ability to link and unlink video and audio clips in the Timeline. This video tutorial will show you all of the various ways to performing linking functions in Final Cut Pro.
What type of audio file you use within Final Cut Pro will make a big difference in terms of sound quality and integration within the application. In this post we’ll explore the major audio formats (WAV, MP3 and AIFF) and how they work within FCP. Also, learn how to convert files for optimum FCP playback using Final Cut Studio’s Compressor software.
The Match Frame command is an incredibly useful tool because it immediately finds the source clip (and frame) of a frame that has already been edited into the timeline, and vice versa. This post explains all of the various ways to quickly locate specific frames via sequences and clips without having to dig through bins — in both Avid Media Composer and Final Cut Pro.
Since the April 2011 SuperMeet preview, the post production community has been abuzz with the news of Apple’s new Final Cut Pro X software. Now several months later and still without a formal release of FCP X, we take a look at what we know about the application and the questions that remain unanswered.
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Final Cut Pro’s auto render function can be set to initiate when the application remains idle for a set period of time. Use this feature to save significant time in your post production workflow!
Every efficient editor should customize his or her editing workspace as much as possible. This video tutorial will teach you some powerful shortcuts to customize your own editing workspace in Avid Media Composer.