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How To : Add dissolves & transitions using Final Cut Pro

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.

How To : Use the "add" composite mode 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

How To : Add text to your videos in Final Cut Pro

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

How To : Add movement to your still images 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

How To : Create a basic slide show in Final Cut Pro

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

How To : Create the Ken Burns Effect in Final Cut Pro

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!

How To : Use compression with turbo in Final Cut Pro

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

How To : Create titles & lower thirds in Final Cut Pro

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

How To : Achieve the Film Look Effect in Final Cut Pro

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

How To : Use the effects and transitions in Final Cut Pro X

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.

How To : Create a freeze-frame effect in Final Cut Pro

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

How To : Use traveling and luma mattes in Final Cut Pro

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

How To : Layer video clips in Final Cut Pro

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

How To : Create a TV screen look in Final Cut Pro

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

How To : Clone yourself with Apple's Final Cut Pro

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

How To : Get a video ready for Final Cut Pro in iMovie 09

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

How To : Make a stereoscopic 3D video with Final Cut Pro

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

How To : Change the color of a shirt on Final Cut Pro

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

How To : Import and render footage in Final Cut Pro

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

How To : Make video look more like film with Final Cut Pro

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

How To : Key out a green screen background in Final Cut Pro

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

How to Get Better at Halo : Reach

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

How To : Add motion templates to create lower thirds in FCP

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

How To : Use the Smooth Cam Node in Shake

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

Watch Out iMovie : Avid Studio Is Now Available for iPad

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

News : Required Reading

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

How To : Trick YouTube Into Being a Decent Video Editor

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

How To : Make a YouTube video using Screenflow & iMovie

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

How To : Sew in a Weave Yourself

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

How To : Add Motion to Timelapse Videos with Panolapse

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

How To : Frost Your Cake Like a Pro

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

News : The 5 Best Weather Apps for Android

There is certainly no shortage of Android weather apps on the Google Play Store, but quantity and quality can often be inversely proportional. If you're in the market, you've surely discovered by now that, while it only takes 3 seconds to find a weather app, it can take months ...more

How To : Record Your Mac's Screen for Free Using QuickTime

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

How To : Use keyboard shortcuts in Final Cut Pro

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

How To : Blur out a car's license plate in Final Cut Pro

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

How To : Use Trapcode plugins in Final Cut Pro

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

How To : Talk to yourself with the help of Final Cut Pro

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

How To : Broadcast Xbox 360 game into Final Cut Pro

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

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