Three keyboard shortcuts you can use in FCP X to move a clip, a connection, or the playhead.
One of the questions I get asked frequently is: “How much RAM should I have in my computer?” The specific answer varies, but there is a tool that can help us determine the best number. It’s called: Activity Monitor. I’ve …
A detailed, step-by-step guide on exporting projects from Final Cut Pro X for Adobe Audition, then bring the master audio files back. This is an essential step in creating complex audio mixes.
In this short video tutorial, Larry Jordan explains the different options for importing layered Photoshop graphics into Premiere Pro CC, and helps you decide which to choose for your projects.
This short video tutorial shows you how to create and modify text on a curve in Premiere Pro CC.
This short video tutorial illustrates which fonts are best for video and which ones should be avoided. These “rules” apply to all video projects in all NLEs, on both Mac and Windows systems.
A short tutorial on how to get high-frame-rate video clips to play back at the frame rate they were shot to create very clean slow-motion effects.
An explanation of what you need to consider, technically, when purchasing a RAID for a server or direct-attached storage. Written for the mostly non-techie.
A step-by-step guide to changing project property settings in Final Cut Pro X v.10.1.
A step-by-step tutorial on how and when to optimize media in Final Cut Pro X, vs. proxy or camera native media.
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.
An in-depth look at the Promise Technology Pegasus2 Thunderbolt RAID, from the perspective of video editing.
A comparison of Adobe Media Encoder and Apple Compressor running on a new Mac Pro. [Updated]
A description of using multiple instances of Compressor and when to use them.
A step-by-step tutorial on how to create a dual-boot drive on a Macintosh system.
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 quick explanation of what the two performance playback preference settings control in Final Cut Pro X.
A step-by-step tutorial on how to relink missing media in Premiere Pro CC.
A simple technique to use two computers monitors to display program video, or the interface of Adobe Premiere Pro CC.
A short video tutorial showing how to move projects between Adobe Premiere Pro CC and Adobe Audition CC for audio editing, repair and mixing.
A short tutorial showing how to spell-check, find and replace title text in Final Cut Pro X.
A fast way to view the timecode of source clips in the Event Browser of Final Cut Pro X.
Hidden tricks to merge or cut connected storylines in Final Cut Pro X.
A quick video tutorial on how to build, modify, and edit multi-camera sequences in Adobe Premiere Pro CC.
A step-by-step tutorial on building, editing, and trimming multicamera sequences (multicam clips) in Premiere Pro CC.
A review of new utilities for Final Cut Pro X that speed common editing tasks.
An explanation of how to configure the new MacPro to get the best performance for the least amount of money. (This was written before the MacPro was released.)
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 detailed product review of the Areca 8050 Thunderbolt RAID.
A step-by-step guide to moving Final Cut Pro X Events, media and Projects.
A step-by-step video tutorial explaining keyframes and how to use them to adjust audio in Final Cut Pro X.
A simple, step-by-step tutorial on how to make audio edits sound more natural by adding pauses without losing sync.
Surround mixing adds a new level of creativity to your mixes. This article explains the basics.
You can add Ease-In and Ease-Out acceleration to keyframes in FCP X. This article explains how.
General Errors in Final Cut Pro 7 (and earlier) are often caused by either bad clips or bad render files. This article explains how to fix them.
Auditions are new in Final Cut Pro X for comparing two or more shots in the Timeline. This technique shows how this works.
Editing a montage of still or moving images to music is a typical editing activity. In this tutorial, I want to show you a technique you can use for your own projects.
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.
Stuttering, frozen display is one of the hallmarks of non-native video. FCP can edit it, but can’t play it smoothly.
In this technique, you’ll learn how to save custom audio filter settings in both Final Cut Pro X (FCP X) and Soundtrack Pro.
Roles are new with Final Cut Pro X (FCP X) and can help manage complex projects through keywording your audio and video clips.
This is a better, faster, and more flexible way to create audio transitions in Final Cut Pro X.
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By default, the audio output of Final Cut Pro is stereo. You can get it to output split tracks, but you’ll need to do the mix in Soundtrack Pro or ProTools. This tutorial explains how.
Here is an explanation of how to create a highlight overlay menu in Photoshop when creating menus for DVD Studio Pro.
In the Log & Transfer window of FCP 7, how do I empty the Log & Transfer window?
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A clip collision generally occurs when you are trimming. Specifically, when you are ripple trimming.
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