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.
Keep your Final Cut Pro projects more organized and speed up your post workflow by tagging your media with short comments and keywords. Adding this metadata to your media will allow you to search your FCP project to quickly find the shot you’re looking for!
Need a basic transition template to start from, but want to edit it and save it for later? In this video tutorial, you’ll discover how to alter Final Cut Pro’s default transition effects and make them your own. Create “Favorite” transitions, and apply them to your sequence in bulk. Get creative, and save time!
Roundup of interesting videos and blog posts about Final Cut Pro X. Get the scoop on Apple’s new video editing application including new features, speculation and rumors surrounding the software and early criticism of FCP X.
In this post we’ll take a look at a new online resource for free video transitions for Final Cut Pro. Create custom looks with these high-quality customizable transitions.
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.