Video tutorials covering filmmaking, production and post. Software covered includes Avid, After Effects and Final Cut Pro.
Create hundreds of titles in just moments by tapping into the extreme power of Avid Marquee’s AutoTitler. Using just a simple title template and an external text document, you can streamline this otherwise tedious process of lower third creation.
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.
In Final Cut Pro X, Apple has changed the ways you can access and add video transition to your projects. In this post, we’ll explore the different ways of adding transitions, how you can modify their duration and ways to customize the cross dissolve using new FCPX settings!
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.
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.
FCP X Audio Tutorial Part 3: How to Create Keyframes and Use the Range Selection Tool to Adjust Sound Levels
In the third part of our series on working with audio in FCPX, we’ll explore how to use the range tool to automate the fading in and out of sound clips in the timeline. We’ll also look at manually adding and adjusting audio keyframes during playback, a nice improvement to Final Cut Pro X!
If you’ve ever been left with an imported image that doesn’t look quite the way it did before you brought it into Avid Media Composer, you may be interested to learn more about specific Import Settings that help preserve the integrity of your image’s size and aspect ratio. Watch this video tutorial for a step-by-step glimpse at how image size and pixel aspect ratio play a part in successful imports.
In this post we’ll take a quick look at the public backlash against Final Cut Pro X, specifically in videos that have spread like wildfire around the ‘net. Weight in and let us know what you think of the new application!
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!
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.
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.