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 way in which you perform ripples, rolls, slips and slides has changed from Final Cut Pro 7 to Final Cut Pro X. Rather than needing to use four separate tools—each of which performs the techniques in isolation—you instead use only two separate tools. And depending on how you use these tools, you can easily perform each of the four maneuvers of ripple, roll, slip and slide.
In Final Cut Pro X, Apple has included a new “Find and Replace” tool for text elements. Now you can make global changes to text or very quickly locate specific words that appear in your video projects. A very nice addition to FCPX!
Alex4D churns out another great set of plugins, this time for FCPX. These high-quality, free Final Cut Pro X filters and plugins are essential to include in your editing toolset!
Leverage the new Music & Sound window in Final Cut Pro X to give you direct access to your entire music library. By inputting and organizing your production music library in iTunes or the Finder you’ll be able to utilize all of your tracks quickly and efficiently in FCPX.
With the explosion of the DSLR camera revolution, the workflow of separately recording professional audio has become very common—due to the relatively poor sound recording capabilities of most DSLR cameras. Fortunately, Final Cut Pro X makes this process quite easy. Check out this tutorial to find out how!
Editing efficiency and speed come from mastering major keyboard shortcuts, without relying upon user interface buttons and commands. Use this master cheat sheet to help ingrain the main editing commands in Final Cut Pro X!
3D work inside Final Cut Pro X is now possible with Dashwood Cinema Solutions Stereo3D Toolbox Light Edition! This plugin is a powerful toolset for stereoscopic work and can also be used with earlier FCP versions, Motion and After Effects.
Inserting video inside of titles in Avid Media Composer is a cinch, and can add pizazz to any project. Check out this tutorial for this fun technique!
Although background rendering is in large part a major improvement for FCPX, there are certain times when you it may slow down your system’s performance. Control background rendering, transcoding and importing to maximize the power of your system and speed up your edits!
Learn how to zoom in and out of the Event Library in FCPX… a quick way to get a more precise look at your source footage. Great for making more exact in and out points in your source clips!
With Final Cut Pro X, Apple introduced the new instant replay tool – a function that automates the creation of replays in any project timeline. Great for use with sports or action-heavy programming, the instant replay function can save time and increase the efficiency of your edits!
With the introduction of background rendering, Final Cut Pro X is an efficient, but potentially space-clogging program. So, every few weeks or so, it’s a good idea to go through your projects and clear out any unused render files. Read this quick tip to find out how!