Once you've arranged your clips on the Final Cut Pro timeline you may want to add transitions between them. Adding dissolves and other effects to clips helps to create a smooth transition in your videos. They can also be fun and creative.
Add Lyrics in Final Cut Pro
Check out this quick tip for Apple's Final Cut Pro. See how to use the "add" composite mode in Final Cut Pro. Footage Firm has given DV Professionals access to free footage of a numbers graphic. If you want to build up a background using this free footage with only Final Cut ...more
In this tutorial, you'll see what it takes to add title text to your video sequences in Final Cut Pro. Whether you're new to Apple's Final Cut Pro non-linear video editor or just want to better acquaint yourself with the popular video editing program, you're sure to benefit fr ...more
Learn how to add music to your project using Final Cut Pro and incorporate it smoothly.
Learn how to add titles, credits, and other text to your project using Final Cut Pro.
This quick and simple tutorial shows you how to add text to a video in Final Cut Pro.
In this how-to video, you will learn how to add movement to still images using Final Cut Pro. Click on the view mode button in the canvas window. Set the mode to Image and Wire Frame. Move the canvas play head to the clip you would like to affect, and select the time line. To ...more
If you're just getting started with Final Cut Pro, you probably didn't know that you can also make slideshows with it. Crazy right? And it's actually easier than you think! In this video you'll learn how to start a session in Final Cut Pro to begin your slide show and walks yo ...more
In this video, Israel Hyman demonstrates the “Ken Burns Effect.” Using this technique, you can use still photos to add interesting effects to your videos. It’s dead simple to do in iMovie, but Final Cut Pro works just as well!
In this Final Cut Pro tutorial, Richard Harrington take a look at the elgato turbo.264. This is a USB add on device that accelereates the h.264 encoding you can do on your Mac. The turbo.264 comes with its own compression software with presets for iPod, iPhone, Sony PSP, Apple ...more
In this how-to video, you will learn how to add text and titles to videos using Final Cut Pro. First, place a time line play head where you want the text to appear. Move the mouse to the lower right corner of the viewer window and click the add text pop up menu. Select text an ...more
This video tutorial teaches you the basics of Keyframing using Final Cut Pro. A picture is used in this tutorial. You can also use video or picture for this example. The video shows the keyframe button and the different keyframing tools. The video then teaches a basic keyframi ...more
This Final Cut Studio software tutorial shows you a trick on how to achieve The Film Look on your videos. You will need the climatic glow plug-in from River Rock Studios to create this soft film look effect in Final Cut Pro. The final small addition to the film look effect wil ...more
Final Cut Pro X has all new effects and transitions that no other video editing software has. This is your video guide to all of the things you can with FCP X on your Apple computer. Learn about the adding Boca effects, aged paper effects, and more.
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to create a freeze-frame effect in Adobe Final Cut Pro. Begin by placing the time line indicator to where you would like to place your freeze-frame. Press Shift and N to create the freeze-frame. The default user preference is 10 second ...more
This video tutorial teaches you how to use Traveling Luma Matte in Final Cut Pro 6. To do this, you have to go to custom gradient. Open the "Find" option and type Custom Gradient or Gradient in the search field and click Find All. This will bring up a separate search window wi ...more
In this how to video, you will learn how to layer videos in Final Cut Pro. First, open Final Cut Pro. Get your original clip and then put the clip that you want in the clip and drag it in over the top in the time line. Change it to image and wire frame. Grab the corner of the ...more
In this three part tutorial, Ben Scott shows you how to create a TV screen look, with effects, motion properties and key framing. Part two goes over adding motion paths, window layouts and the Quickview tool. Part three covers more on keyframes with opacity and noise. The fina ...more
Have a surfeit of amour-propre? This free video software tutorial will show you how to create a digital double using Final Cut Pro. Whether you're new to Apple's Final Cut Pro non-linear video editor or just looking to add to your bag of tricks, you're sure to benefit from thi ...more
Whether you are creating a podcast or QuickTime for the Web or CD-ROM, this tutorial shows how to add chapter markers (using Final Cut Pro) so the viewer can jump ahead to the information they need. Create chapter markers for QuickTimes in Final Cut Pro. Click through to watch ...more
This tutorial covers the basics of manipulating audio in Final Cut Pro by using keyframes. Add fade outs, fade ins, adjust the volume up or down, and even edit out the sounds of breathing or other small flaws in sound.
Are you still amazed by the special effects used in the movie Matrix? Now you can add similar effects to your video! Watch and see how to use some creative editing in Final Cut Pro to get it done.
First, after recording the movie open it in IMovie. Make the "rough edits" (removing parts of videos you don't need, and making quick changes). Next, go to Share>Export Final Cut XML. Now an XML file should be on your desktop. Then open up Final Cut pro and edit the audio. If ...more
Want to make your own 3D shorts to rival anything by James Cameron? This free video software tutorial will show you how to work with stereoscopic video in Final Cut Pro. Whether you're new to Apple's Final Cut Pro non-linear video editor or just looking to add to your bag of t ...more
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to altering clip speeds in Adobe Final Cut Pro. This will allow users to speed up, slow down or reverse a video clip. To slow down or speed up a clip, click on the clip in the time line and hold down the Control key. In the pop up menu ...more
If you make a flub at a store and buy a shirt in the wrong color you're usually stuck with it (unless, of course, you were smart and saved the price tag just in case). But in Final Cut Pro, anything is possible, even changing the color of a shirt to fit your taste. This Final ...more
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to import and render footage in Adobe Final Cut Pro. To import files, begin by going to File, select Import and click on Files. Then browse for the file and click Open. Now drag the clips into the time line to edit. To render the foota ...more
In this how to video, you will learn how to create a film look to your videos in Final Cut Pro. This effect will create a light and warm tone to the clip. First, take the original clip and copy and paste it. Grab it and place it on top of the original clip. Next, make sure tha ...more
Let FiveSprockets help you get rid of the green screen effect in your videos and add great backgrounds to your movies at home! By using the Final Cut Pro program, follow along as you set your green screen clip in the display. From there you select the Effects, then Video Filte ...more
In a recent arbitrage tip, we showed you the secret to making money fast by buying and selling the same thing over and over again on eBay. But there's one thing you need to know about the buying part—get the lowest price possible! This article aims to show you some of the best ...more
Introduction Halo: Reach is Bungie's latest and final addition to the franchise. Microsoft has claimed the title and from now on 343 Industries will be working on the Halo franchise. In my opinion, Bungie's last game is the best out of all of them. These are some tactics and ...more
If you have ever seen the motion graphics stream across the screen on your favorite TV show, news cast or game show, and dreamed of having that on your own videos, your prayers have been answered. Final Cut Pro, part of Final Cut Studio 2, lets you add some extremely cool and ...more
In this video tutorial, Creative Cow Contributor Michael Mench begins a series called "Shake is Money" in which he will discuss how Final Cut Pro editors can quickly learn how to integrate Shake into their workflow for added flexibilty in the studio. In this first video in the ...more
Despite starting on Macintosh computers, Avid focused their non-linear video editing programs on Windows systems after stiff competition from Final Cut Pro. But now they're coming back around, with Avid introducing their first iPad version of the Avid Studio home editing softw ...more
This class is not only about learning the tools, but having ideas to actually create with the tools. Anyone can learn After Effects but not everyone can express themselves with this tool. Hopefully by the end of the semester will not only your toolset be larger, but your min ...more
This colorful image may look like a miniature set of model cars, foam buildings and painted grass, but it's nothing of the sort. It's a still photo from a time-lapse video that Stu Kennedy shot in his hometown of Lincoln, England. But it's not your ordinary time-lapse. Kennedy ...more
This is the cheapest device to gather interviews as a small, easy-to-carry recorder. I started to use it for preproduction and film documentation after I bought it in a Polish discount shop for about 100 Euro. The only problem was very poor sound quality. I decided to mod the ...more
Today I'll be detailing how to use the two YouTube Video Editors to enhance the quality of your work, as well as going over a simple workaround to save time uploading the variety of clips you'll need to assemble a more complicated piece of filmmaking. While the tools YouTube ...more
Mr. Blake is showing us how he uses various features of Screenflow and iMovie 09 for making YouTube videos. He takes us through features of Screenflow which not only includes recording a video but also lets us customize the video wherein you can edit giving various effects to ...more
Culinary collective Studiofeast is known for thinking outside the box, especially when it comes to food. They've hosted inventive and spectacular events like the L Train Lunch, where a high-end meal was served to guests on a moving train, and the Datalicious Last Supper, where ...more
Ready to try and sew-in your own weave? It's a big decision. As with everything that concerns our hair, we struggle with the pros and cons and often dwell on what could go wrong. Pixie cut. Perm or not? New shade (of pink, purple, or blue). These are all major decisions becaus ...more
Macs are generally highly power efficient due to, in part, the optimized sleeping schedule with OS X. Yet in certain scenarios, you might not want your Mac to go to sleep: downloading a huge file, reading a book, reviewing a spreadsheet, analyzing some content on the screen... ...more
Panolapse is a simple and easy way to add rotational panning motion to timelapse videos. Video: . Panolapse software performs realistic pans on timelapse video Motion in Timelapses: Hardware and Software Camera movement in timelapse sequences can add a lot more dynamism and ...more
Valentine's Day is right around the corner... which is the perfect excuse to ignite your inner cupid and bake a heart-shaped cake. If you have a heart-shaped cake or springform pan, you're all set. If not, don't worry—you don't need one! With a little ingenuity, you'll have a ...more
If you're anything like me, the urge to bake comes in waves. Winter constitutes an especially large wave; when I need to put on a few extra pounds for insulation, I go a bit carb crazy and take any opportunity to make breads, pies, and cakes. However, home bakers are limited ...more
Cake decorating is one of those activities that used to leave my hands sticky and my spirits dampened. No matter what I seemed to do, the final result always ended up looking like a preschool art project. Thankfully, I've discovered a few tips that make the whole mess a bit m ...more
When a friend asks me what screen recording software is best to use, I always say the same thing—you don't need any! Even though it's been around since 2009, many Mac owners do not realize that they have a powerful screen recording software built right into OS X. You can reco ...more
Since its debut, retro thriller Stranger Things and its characters have become ingrained in our popular culture — especially the telekinetic Eleven. For cosplayers, it didn't take long before they grabbed their boxes of frozen Eggo waffles, blonde wigs (or bald caps), and pink ...more
There are more than a few subscription-based movie streaming apps available for Android and iPhone, each with different benefits and varying pricing plans. Needless to say, it can get expensive fast if you sign up for multiple services because you can't decide on what's best. ...more
Make delicious candy for Easter from the comfort of your kitchen with copycat versions of your favorite classics: Marshmallow Peeps, Cadbury Creme Eggs, Reese's Peanut Butter eggs, Almond Joy bars, and chocolate bunnies. The best part is that you get your sugar fix without the ...more
What happens when a entrepeneur/theme park creator and special effects artist/magician team up? You get a team crazy enough to create the first true virtual reality theme park (sorry, Six Flags). They only have a single experience so far, but it's already taken a giant leap be ...more
The software released in the 2015 iterations of the Samsung Galaxy line of devices—the S6, S6 Active, S6 Edge, S6 Edge+, and Note 5—have some pretty neat camera features that give these devices arguably the best smartphone camera on the market today. Out of the box, Samsung's ...more
Clumsiness is the great equalizer when it comes to smartphones — it makes no distinction between the most expensive flagship handset and cheaper mid-range models. A hard drop onto pavement will usually result in a shattered screen, regardless of how pricey your device is. And ...more
Final Cut Pro and Final Cut Server work seamlessly to give you a smooth and integrated work flow. To upload a Final Cut Pro project into Final Cut Server, drag the project file into the Final Cut Server asset pane.
So you would like to edit quicker in Final Cut Pro? Keyboard shortcuts are your answer. Once you learn some simple shortcuts in Final Cut Pro, your editing will become streamlined and you will notice a decrease in the time it takes you to edit a video. So work like the pros do ...more
In this tutorial, you'll learn how to blur out a couple of car number plates in a static shot in Final Cut Pro. Whether you're new to Apple's Final Cut Pro non-linear video editor or just looking to pick up a few new tips and tricks, you're sure to benefit from this free video ...more
This software tutorial will show you how to use three of Trapcode's plug-ins for Final Cut Pro. Normally these plugins are used in After Effects, but they are available for Final Cut Pro, as you will see in this tutorial. Learn how to work with Trapcode 3D Stroke, Shine and St ...more
This quick video tutorial shows you how to talk to your self using Final Cut Pro. You may not need a software at all to talk to yourself, but this Final Cut Pro tutorial is a great twist on the typical cloning tutorial. So come up with a conversation, record yourself playing t ...more
Have you been trying to figure out a way to record your Xbox 360 and broadcast it into Final Cut Pro? Using the DV Passthrough method, you can take an analog signal, pass it through your camcorder, and send it to Final Cut Pro. Using mostly just the cables that come with your ...more
Walter Biscardi demonstrates the basics of travel mattes in this Apple Final Cut Pro Video Tutorial. Learn what travel mattes are and the difference between alpha mattes and luma mattes. In part two we'll learn some simple animation and drop shadows. In part three Walter will ...more