Here’s a great technique you can use if your camera only shoots 4:3, but you want it to look like 16:9. This works for any standard-def video format; you don’t need it when shooting HD, because HD is already 16:9.
One of the hot new features in Final Cut Pro 6 (part of Final Cut Studio 2) is the ability to use Motion templates inside Final Cut Pro. This article shows you how that’s done and gives you a couple of killer examples on how using templates as placeholders can save you HOURS of time.
In Final Cut Pro 7 is the File > Share option which allows us to export a sequence from Final Cut and compress it for YouTube. This article, and comments, show you how this works.
A while ago, I wrote about how and why to create submixes in Soundtrack Pro. While submixes can be used for reverb, a better way is to use Sends and Busses. This provides greater control and more flexibility than a Submix, but it is a bit trickier to understand.
I want to share with you something I discovered while working with an AccuSys RAID that totally surprised me. This has NOTHING to do with the RAID itself, but having the RAID made it possible for me to discover this.
In this article Larry exhibits how to maintain better control over your clips with QuickTime.
Sometimes, the best of plans suddenly go awry and you need to remove plug-ins from your FCP 7 system.