Editing is a lovely balance of technical expertise, artistic license, and pure instinct. In this post, we’re going to take a temporary step back from this blog’s usual emphasis on the technical aspects of editing in favor of a discussion about art and instinct, as inspired by Walter Murch’s text, In the Blink of an Eye.
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!
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!
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!
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!
Final Cut Pro X gives editors the ability to sync any folder on their hard drive to the application! In this post, we’ll take a look at how to sync up image folders in FCPX and tackle a few tips for using the Photo Browser! Make your Final Cut Pro edits more organized and efficient!
Want to decrease render times in Final Cut Pro and Final Cut Pro X? One reason your project may be rendering slow is because your images are not optimized for your project. In this quick tutorial we’ll look at how and why to resize your images for video editing!