Video tutorials covering filmmaking, production and post. Software covered includes Avid, After Effects and Final Cut Pro.
Creating a dynamic and visually engaging slideshow in Final Cut Pro X doesn’t have to be a painful process! Learn how you can use the app’s built-in tools to quickly create a video slideshow in FCPX.
As we continue our video tutorial series on the new features in Media Composer 6, we thought we’d highlight the new Find Tool (which was technically introduced in Media Composer 5.5). Its powerful metadata searching capabilities will allow you to burrow deep within your bins, scripts and even the text in your Timeline and monitors to find exactly what you’re looking for.
PhraseFind is one of the most talked about new features in Avid Media Composer. PhraseFind phonetically searches every clip in your project for a word or phrase that you input. In just moments, it returns highly accurate results, allowing you to immediately find specific soundbites.
Media Composer 6 has come out with some great tools, and we’ll be looking at them in detail through several upcoming video tutorials. In this tutorial, you’ll be introduced to the new tabbed interface, as well as the ability to save custom bin layouts and workspaces.
Final Cut Pro X doesn’t include a formal subclip option, but you can mimic subclipping by using the “Favorite” command. Watch this video tutorial to find out how!
Final Cut Pro X’s Precision Editor allows you to view the handles of your clips as you perform ripples and rolls. This lets you exercise extra control as you trim. Watch this video tutorial to find out how to use the Precision Editor!
In Final Cut Pro X, you can use shape masks to define specific areas to apply color corrections. Not only that, but you can animate your masks over time, as well as combine them with other color correction effects, like color masks. Watch this video tutorial to find out how!
Secondary color correction allows you to isolate a very narrow hue spectrum and affect it without changing the rest of the image. Watch this video tutorial to find out how to perform single and multiple secondary color corrections in Final Cut Pro X!
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.
Final Cut Pro X’s new Audition feature allows you to easily try out multiple clips while you’re deciding on how you’d like to execute the edit. It’s a great way to see how different shots look in the context of your storyline, without needing to physically go through the process of editing each shot into the sequence. Watch this video tutorial to find out all about Auditions!
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.