Final Cut Pro
Video editing tutorials, tips, tricks and updates for Apple Final Cut Pro.
In the past, one feature that many Avid editors have missed when moving to Final Cut Pro is the lack of one-button Top and Tail editing. Top and Tail editing allows you to instantaneously extract either the beginning or end of a clip, which is a great way to quickly assemble B-roll. This feature has now been added to FCP X — check out this tutorial to find out more!
AV3, makers of the Final Cut Pro support application “GET”, have confirmed that they have discontinued that product. The award-winning phonetic search tool was an editing time-saver and a terrific companion to Final Cut Pro.
Learn how to nest clips in Final Cut Pro X using the Compound Clip command, as well as how to step inside compound clips to make changes to your nest.
Final Cut Pro X has modified the way you create freeze frames in the program with the integration of the retiming tool. Learn how to use this new hold function to quickly create still images for use in your video projects! Also, we’ll explore a quick way to export still image files out of Final Cut Pro for client approval or use in another application.
The arrival of FCP X has brought about massive changes in editing on the Final Cut platform. Even the simplest of procedures, like marking clips and editing them into the Timeline have seen significant transformations. This video tutorial will show you what you need to know in order to get started editing in FCP X.
In this post we’ll take a look at two Final Cut Pro X audio tricks. First, we’ll look at Audio Skimming, a new function for FCP X that previews sound files in the Timeline and Project Library. Then we’ll learn a keyboard shortcut (carried over from earlier FCP versions) that allows for super slow playback in the timeline or Event Library! Use these tools to increase your audio productivity in FCPX!
Final Cut Pro X includes many updates to the color correction interface and toolset, including color adjustment presets and the ability to save your own custom looks. In this tutorial, we’ll learn how to use these FCPX color templates to add style to your video projects!
Don’t let needless searching for clips slow you down! Master the intuitive organization and searching features in Final Cut Pro X. In this two-part tutorial, we’ll take a look at keywords, ratings, folders and filters. This post (Part 2) will explore how to isolate user data by creating folders and filters.
In Final Cut Pro X, Apple has changed the ways you can access and add video transition to your projects. In this post, we’ll explore the different ways of adding transitions, how you can modify their duration and ways to customize the cross dissolve using new FCPX settings!
Learn the fastest way to change the volume levels of clips in Final Cut Pro X! Make precise decibel adjustments to a clip, or group of clips, during playback in the timeline. This shortcut works with FCPX as well as earlier versions of Final Cut Pro.
In this post, we’ll take a look at the new color matching tool in Final Cut Pro X… a handy feature allows you to quickly copy the native color properties of one shot and paste it on to another! This feature can help match footage shot on multiple cameras or with different lighting setups. Gain shot consistency in your video projects with the FCPX color matching tool!
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.