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July 20, 2011 Author:

Don’t let needless searching for clips slow you down! Master the intuitive organization and searching features in Final Cut Pro X. In this two-part tutorial, we’ll take a look at keywords, ratings, folders and filters. This post (Part 1) will explore how to assign keywords and ratings to your clips to prepare for powerful searches. Read More

Organizing your clips in FCP X: Part 1

  • July 15, 2011

    Video Tutorial: How to Run FCP 7 and FCP X on the same computer

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    One advantage of installing the new FCP X (as well as Motion 5 and Compressor 4) o is that you can simultaneously run FCP 7 and the Final Cut Studio 3 suite. However, it’s not quite as cut and dry as you might think. There are quite a few considerations and limitations you’ll need to be aware of if you want to effectively run both groups of applications, especially in terms of round-tripping. Watch this video tutorial to find out more. Read More

  • July 12, 2011

    FCPX Quick Tip: How To Use the Position Tool To Override the Magnetic Timeline

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    Although the Final Cut Pro X magnetic timeline may prove beneficial in streamlining edits, there may be instances when you will want to override it. In this quick tip, we’ll learn the shortcut to quickly turn off the magnetic timeline using the Position tool. In doing so, the FCPX timeline will behave more similarly to past versions of Final Cut Pro. Read More

  • July 12, 2011

    Using the Automatic Color Correction Tools in Avid Media Composer

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    Avid Media Composer contains many complex manual color correction tools that require deep knowledge of various video scopes and proper color correction workflow. It also contains several useful automatic color correction tools that can help you arrive at correct luma and chroma levels. Check out this tutorial for tips on how to use these automatic color correction controls. Read More

  • July 10, 2011

    FCP X Audio Tutorial Part 4: Enhancing Audio Using Final Cut Pro Equalization and Analysis Tools

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    In the fourth part of our series on working with audio in FCPX, we’ll take an in-depth look at the new enhancement and EQ tools within the application. Learn how you can quickly take out background noise, reduce hum and create a custom EQ right from within Final Cut Pro X! Read More

  • July 7, 2011

    Update From Apple Concerning Future Upgrades to Final Cut Pro X

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    Apple updates FCP enterprise users about the future of Final Cut Pro X. Learn what features will and won’t be included to future versions of FCPX! Read More

  • July 6, 2011

    Video Tutorial: Using Reformat Effects in Avid Media Composer

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    Working in today’s world of dozens of different video formats can often be a difficult business; you’re constantly having to negotiate different video sizes and aspect ratios when combining them in the same project. This video tutorial will discuss several of the various reformat effects—the 16:9 and 4:3 letterbox effects, as well as the Pan and Scan effect—which you can use to bring all the clips in your sequence to a single aspect ratio. Read More