CNN recently announced layoffs of about 50 of its editors and videographers, stating that because cameras and editing equipment were so plentiful in the hands of the masses, they would begin relying more heavily on user-generated content, rather than professional content. Professional editors have had a chance to respond to this news, and we’ve followed this conversation.
In this post we’ll take a look at Event Manager X, an application that allows you to choose what events and projects show up in your FInal Cut Pro X interface. A timesaver and organizational tool, Event Manager X fills a gap in FCPX file management.
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.
Learn how to export footage from Final Cut Pro X with a preserved alpha channel! Great for taking your footage into other applications, such as Motion and After Effects, for compositing and graphics work.
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.
In this post, we’ve rounded up chroma (green/blue screen) keying video tutorials for all of the major video editing and compositing applications! Learn how to get a clean key in Adobe Premiere, After Effects, AVID, Final Cut Pro and others!
If your production requires a reflective holiday mood, “It Came Upon The Midnight Clear” may be the perfect Christmas stock music for your project
Learn which types of audio files work best in Final Cut Pro! Avoid the common mistake of integrating low resolution files into your projects. Instead, learn how to convert your audio files to FCP (and FCPX) friendly formats!
Some of our most beloved Christmas songs have been around for hundreds of years, and “Deck the Halls” is one such holiday classic.
Avid Media Composer 6 is officially available and ready to test drive! I interviewed Angus Mackay, Avid Segment Marketing Manager of Professional Video, about the launch—and he had some great things to say about the new release.
If Final Cut Pro X won’t launch, crashes while launching, or crashes while open, there are some basic troubleshooting tips you can follow to try to quickly get yourself back up-and-running. Check out this tutorial to equip yourself with the proper technical expertise!