Posts Tagged ‘Final Cut Pro X’
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?
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?
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.
Adding markers is a great way to share information about your sequence with others, or to remind yourself of things you need to do. In Final Cut Pro X, there are quite a few marker-related shortcuts that will serve you well.
Final Cut Pro X offers many options for including and modifying clip metadata. Keep order in your projects by using metadata to your advantage. Learn how to customize and view metadata in FCPX!
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!
In this post, we’ll take a look at how to quickly break apart audio from video footage in Final Cut Pro X. Then we’ll use a simple shortcut to enable or disable elements in the FCPX timeline. These two editing functions will make your edits more organized and make YOU more efficient!
Although FCPX’s background rendering function may serve to save you time in your edits, at times you may want to have more control over what renders and when. Disable background rendering and use a shortcut to manually select which clips in your Final Cut Pro X project you’d like to render!
Bringing your DVD video into Final Cut Pro X or another video editing application is a quick and simple process! In this post we’ll look at how to efficiently convert your footage using a free online application!
Sometimes, it’s useful to insert placeholder footage in your sequence for video you have yet to shoot or gather. Fortunately, Final Cut Pro X offers a unique Placeholder generator effect, which allows you to customize your temporary video—down to the very last detail!
FCPX may crash when trying to export or share a video due to incompatibility with certain Quicktime components. In this post, we’ll show how to locate Quicktime components on your system and troubleshoot to improve exporting success in Final Cut Pro x.
Learn how to consolidate your FCPX events and projects for archiving! Archiving projects frees up room on your system and allows you to restore the project in the future if necessary. Final Cut Pro X’s duplicate project/event function makes archiving quick and painless!