Hidden tricks to merge or cut connected storylines in Final Cut Pro X.
A step-by-step tutorial on building, editing, and trimming multicamera sequences (multicam clips) in Premiere Pro CC.
A step-by-step tutorial on how to use Auditions in Final Cut Pro X to quickly select the best version of a clip.
A quick technique to create subclips in the Event Browser of Final Cut Pro X.
The seven basic ideas you need to think about before starting your own creative company.
This is a compilation of articles detailing how to create multicam edits in Final Cut Pro X, Final Cut Pro 7 or Adobe Premiere. This includes both detailed tutorials and quick checklists.
A quick, step-by-step tutorial on changing project settings in Final Cut Pro X.
This is a collection of keyboard shortcuts to speed trimming clips in Final Cut Pro X.
Sometimes, you need to edit a clip into the FCP X Timeline based upon the Out, not the In — think sports highlight. This type of edit is called a “back-time edit;” because it edits from the “back” of a clip. This technique shows you how.
With the release of FCP X: 10.0.3, Apple made a subtle change to both transitions and preferences. In this tutorial, I show you what the changes are, and how they affect the way we apply transitions.
In this tutorial, we look at multitrack editing in Adobe Audition. Starting with how to create new projects and import files, to how to edit them in the Timeline, this step-by-step training explains what you need to know.
The easiest way to control editing audio or video to the Timeline is with the patch panel. However you can also use the Button List to search for shortcuts.
Stuttering, frozen display is one of the hallmarks of non-native video. FCP can edit it, but can’t play it smoothly.
What is the best version of ProRes to use for HDV?
Which version of ProRes should you select in Log and Transfer for a Canon 7D? Which is better for the Canon 7D format?
Dual Layer break points are determined by where the VTS segments are located, not just which is the longest, or most logical, clip within which to place a break point.
When importing a video into DVD Studio Pro, if you encode at the end of the project, your assets are not converted to MPEG until you start to build the project.
These two options are designed to solve problems when the clip, or image, you are editing into the Timeline does not match the sequence size.
Here are two techniques that make a big difference to me when I am working with effects: Remove Attributes and Paste Attributes.
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Welcome to the latest edition of my monthly Final Cut Studio newsletter for December, 2011. This newsletter provides tutorials, tips and other information essential to the interested user of Final Cut Pro.
In FCP X, this technique shows you how to use the Position tool to create gaps, move clips, and overwrite clips in the Primary Storyline.
In FCP 7 and all earlier versions, this technique shows you how to move the playhead, a clip or group of clips, or an edit point using the keyboard.
In FCP 7 and all earlier versions, this technique shows you how to use the Track Selection tools as a fast way to select multiple clips in one or more tracks.
Here is a simple technique to match the sound of two different audio clips using Soundtrack Pro.
A solution for dual-channel mono clips, or single track mono clips displaying audio as a single waveform in Final Cut Pro X.
This is a better, faster, and more flexible way to create audio transitions in Final Cut Pro X.
I am looking for a specific workflow instructions. Since I’m dealing with HDV, XDCAM EX, anamorphic SD, recaptured DVD assests and stills, I needed an in depth step by step workflow.
Changing the color of a gradient in Final Cut Pro X requires opening it in Motion and making changes. This article describes how.
What happened to Background Sound in Final Cut Pro X?
Alex Gollner has posted a new, FREE, effect for Final Cut Pro X — it’s an eight-point mask.
GenArts, long recognized as a leader in high-end visual effects, announced a new version of its Sapphire product line at the London SuperMeet in late June.
One of the limitations of FCP X is that all Events and Projects must be open at all times. This product is a stand-alone utility that makes file management much easier in FCP X.
The latest version of OS X — Lion — is now shipping. While many people are excited, I recommend taking a cautious approach to upgrading any systems that you depend upon for editing.
One of the limitations of FCP X is that it only allows one sequence per project. Here is a simple workaround you can create that may do the trick.
Cheryl Foster sent me an email recently asking about archiving.
Mark Whalen sent me his thoughts on Final Cut Pro X that I wanted to share with you.
Final Cut Pro X was released just over 30 days ago — seems longer than that somehow…
Here’s what you need to convert GoPro video files to before importing them to FCP.
A clip collision generally occurs when you are trimming. Specifically, when you are ripple trimming.
This is a very fast way to edit multiple camera angles into the Timeline in FCP 7 – without using multi-clips.
Ben Balser writes on editing H.264 video natively in Final Cut Pro.
In this article, Larry Jordan answers a question about when to convert HD files to SD for editing in Final Cut Pro 7 or earlier.
The best practice – and the most reliable – is to transfer the ENTIRE contents of the SXS card to its own individual folder on your hard disk.
Steps for audio editing and sound correction in Soundtrack Pro.
Loading clips into an Audio File Project, reducing noise, and handling audio files in Soundtrack Pro.
One of our subscribers discovered one of the big differences between capturing in tape-mode, where you can combine multiple shots into one long clip, and tapeless, where each shot is stand-alone. In this article we examine how to avoid that problem.
When trying to sync audio to video using sub-frame slipping in the Viewer, a subscriber writes that Final Cut is setting a new In for his audio in the Sequence without actually slipping the Audio. This technique, which can be used in Final Cut Pro versions 4 through 7, explains how to adjust for this.
A subscriber noticed that if there is a clip generator or any clip in a top track in the Timeline, the clip under the top track becomes invisible, making it impossible to edit using Playhead > Open Sync. He supplies three very helpful workarounds.
Although there’s no universal answer for this question, in this article we look at what RAID system or otherwise, that I personally recommend using for various types of video editing.