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October 30, 2011 Author:

Automatic Duck, the Seattle-based conversion software distributor (known for their plug-ins that translate edited sequences between Final Cut Pro, Avid, After Effects, Quantel, Pro Tools), has recently revamped its cost structure for plug-in delivery. Now, their Pro Import AE, Pro Import FCP, and Pro Export FCP (FCP7 and FCPX) plugins are available at absolutely no charge. But… at what cost? Read More

Automatic Duck Plug-ins are now Free!

  • October 25, 2011

    Using Dropbox to Sync and Back up Editing Projects

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    Dropbox is an exceptionally useful application that allows you to store files within a designated folder on your computer—and with every Save, it instantly and safely backs up your files to the Dropbox servers, and also syncs your updated files to all of your other Dropbox folders located on other computers and mobile devices. Additionally, you can share folders within your Dropbox with any number of collaborators, so every time you make a change, everyone gets the update simultaneously. So, the question is… how does this work with editing projects? Read More

  • October 18, 2011

    Managing Transition Behavior in Final Cut Pro X

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    When you add transitions in Final Cut Pro X, the default behavior is to use material already edited in the Timeline, rather than to use material from your shots’ handles. This makes the duration of your A-side and B-side shots—as well as the entire sequence—shorter with each transition you apply. Check out this tutorial to discover why this probably isn’t the best workflow, as well as how to switch this behavior back to traditional methods. Read More

  • October 14, 2011

    CatDV Supports Translating Final Cut Pro Projects from FCP7 to FCPX

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    Want to open your Final Cut Pro projects in FCPX? CatDV is a third party application that acts as a “translator” of XML data…allowing you to open a cuts-only sequence of your FCP7 (or earlier version) in Final Cut Pro X and vice versa. Save time and keep your edits organized using this powerful support application! Read More

  • September 21, 2011

    Video Tutorial: Using the Precision Editor in FCPX

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    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! Read More

  • September 19, 2011

    Video Tutorial: How to Apply and Keyframe Shape Masks in Final Cut Pro X

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    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! Read More

  • September 17, 2011

    FCPX Bug? Best Practices for Using External Hard Drives with Final Cut Pro X

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    Many editors are experiencing issues using hard drives with FCPX. Vanishing external disks are preventing users from storing and accessing projects and media. In this post, we’ll review some tips for successfully using external hard drives with Final Cut Pro X! Read More