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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
Being a version 1.0 product, Apple’s Final Cut Pro X editing application is not without it’s quirks and bugs. In this post, we’ll take a look at online resources for learning about known FCPX quirks, how to report those you find and ways to avoid and recover from these usability errors.
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!
With the recent backlash following the launch of FCP X, both Avid and Adobe are reaching out to FCP users, offering deals to entice them to try out the other options in professional editing.
With all the negative attention Final Cut Pro X has received, the advancements in the application have largely been overlooked. In this post, we’ll take a look at some of the best new features of FCPX and how they can make a positive impact on your edits.
In the second part on our series on working with sound in Final Cut Pro X, we’ll take a look at the new audio fading features and how they can quicken your editing workflow. We’ll also explore the best way to set up your project view for working with audio in FCPX.
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.