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Video Editing

August 4, 2011 Author:

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. Read More

How to create a camera archive in Final Cut Pro X

  • August 4, 2011

    A Frame At A Time: How to Nudge Clips in FCP 7 or FCPX

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    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. Read More

  • August 1, 2011

    How To Record Quick Voiceovers In Final Cut Pro X

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    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. Read More

  • August 1, 2011

    Top and Tail Editing Now Available in Final Cut Pro X

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    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! Read More

  • July 28, 2011

    Audio Keyframing Tips in Avid Media Composer

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    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. Read More

  • July 26, 2011

    8 Free Font Resources! Add A Unique Text Look To Your Video Projects!

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    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. Read More

  • July 24, 2011

    Video Tutorial: How to Mark and Edit Clips in FCP X

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    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. Read More