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.
Learn how to create a smooth, defined ending for any music track, regardless of length. This editing trick gives your project a professional feel, providing closure and finality to the end of any scene or sequence!
Final Cut Pro X is equipped with some easy-to-use color balancing tools that allow you to institute quick-fix corrections. Check out this tutorial to find out how!
Want to add energy and momentum to your video projects? Use this Final Cut Pro X tip to quickly line up your video cuts to music beats. Using markers you’ll know exactly where to make your edits. Improve pacing and flow by using music to your advantage!
We’ve rounded up the best FREE Final Cut Pro X transitions and effects! Add these cool plugins and templates to your editing arsenal! From color correction filters to simulated 3D space plugins, these effects will add style to your projects and increase your editing efficiency.
Bins chock-full of clips can be daunting when you’re trying to find just the right shot. In Part 1 of this two-part tutorial series, we learned how to create custom column information to help narrow down clip information. Now, in Part 2, we’ll take a look at how to sort and custom sift to really burrow down to exactly what we want to find.
Sometimes, the most important information you can generate about your clips is the user data that you define. In Part 1 of this two-part tutorial series, find out how to create custom columns and save your custom bin views in Avid Media Composer.
Jog through your FCP or FCPX timeline using these power shortcuts! Become a better Final Cut Pro editor by increasing your speed and being more efficient!
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.