A short video tutorial showing how to apply multiple color masks to create visually stunning color effects in Final Cut Pro X.
A secret, yet quick tip to make color correcting multicam clips in Final Cut Pro X a lot easier.
Two very powerful edits in FCP X are the overwrite and back-timed edit. This step-by-step tutorial shows you how these work.
Show how, where, and why to set performance and media preferences in Final Cut Pro X, v.10.1.
A step-by-step guide to changing project property settings in Final Cut Pro X v.10.1.
A collection of in-depth articles covering media management in the 10.1 update to Final Cut Pro X. This collection makes finding the information you need quick and easy.
A step-by-step guide to assigning, modifying, and searching on keywords in Final Cut Pro X. This tutorial applies to all versions of Final Cut Pro X.
“Publishing” allows you to send Motion effects settings to Final Cut Pro X so that you can adjust a Motion template inside Final Cut. Sounds complex, but it isn’t, as this short video tutorial explains.
Final Cut Pro X can’t open Motion projects directly. But, using Motion 5, you can convert any existing Motion project so it will open and play in Final Cut Pro X. This short video tutorial explains how.
Rigs and widgets extend the power and flexibility of Motion into Final Cut Pro X. In this short video tutorial, learn how they work.
Secret insider tips to opening the right libraries inside Final Cut Pro X.
A step-by-step tutorial on how to trim connected clips, then how and why to convert them to a connected storyline for trimming in Final Cut Pro X.
A detailed step-by-step guide to managing projects in the new 10.1 version of Final Cut Pro X.
A detailed step-by-step tutorial on working with libraries in the 10.1 version of Final Cut Pro X.
A short tutorial showing how to spell-check, find and replace title text in Final Cut Pro X.
Hidden tricks to merge or cut connected storylines in Final Cut Pro X.
A review of new utilities for Final Cut Pro X that speed common editing tasks.
A step-by-step tutorial on how to share keywords between clips in Final Cut Pro X.
A step-by-step tutorial on creating a soft-edged wipe to a full-screen color in Final Cut Pro X.
A simple, but not obvious, technique for using compound clips to track interview guests in FCP X.
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 very fast way to verify all titles are spelled and positioned properly in Final Cut Pro X.
A step-by-step guide to moving Final Cut Pro X Events, media and Projects.
A quick technique to create subclips in the Event Browser of Final Cut Pro X.
A step-by-step tutorial on different ways to crop video clips in Final Cut Pro X.
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Here are two ways to animate moving on images in Final Cut Pro X.
Stabilizing an image and correcting for rolling shutter are easy in Final Cut Pro X. This article explains how.
Here’s a quick article that explains what Spatial Conform is and how it works.
Open in Timeline is a hidden menu item in Final Cut Pro X that allows you to modify a clip in the Event Browser without removing it from the Event Browser. This technique allows you to solve problems that are not easy to solve any other way.
The purpose of the Limiter filter in FCP X is to make soft audio louder while preventing the louder passages from distorting (which happens when audio levels exceed 0 dB). In fact, when used properly, the Limiter filter virtually guarantees that your audio won’t distort; as this article explains.
The best way to improve the quality of your picture is to improve the quality of your sound. However, what that means in real-life is moving files from your video editing software into audio editing software.
Final Cut Pro X provides a very easy way to match audio between clips. This is useful when you have recorded the same talent on different days using different mics.
Recently, I wrote about how to add video to a shape in Final Cut Pro 7 While adding video to shapes is reasonably easy in Final Cut Pro 7, it is almost impossible in FCP X. So, this week I decided to create a video tutorial on adding video to a shape in Final Cut Pro X.
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.
A quick tip for FCP X: if you are adding Ken Burns moves to two clips and you need to add a transition between them, apply the transition first.
This technique shows you how to create hold frames, remove them, adjust their duration, and change the frame that freezes in Final Cut Pro X.
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.
An overview of working with proxies for your media in Final Cut Pro X.
Jack Rickard sent me a very thoughtful analysis of why he is a fan of the Cloud that I want to share with you.
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