Capture Clips in Final Cut Express

How To : Capture from tape in Final Cut Express

Final Cut Express makes it easy to convert or capture your videotapes into digital video files. All you need to do is set the desired capture format and destination for your clips. The Final Cut Express menu also provides an Easy Setup function.

How To : Open format timeline in Final Cut Express

Final Cut Express provides easy setup options for a variety of video formats, but if you're not sure what format you're working with, Final Cut Express can automatically set the sequence to match the size and frame rate of your clips. When adding the first clip to a new sequen ...more

How To : Export LiveType projects to Final Cut Express

When you've finished a LiveType project, you can import it directly into Final Cut Express. The LiveType projects looks and behaves like an ordinary clip, but it has a .ipr file extension. Edit it like a normal clip, and you can change its attributes after importing by right c ...more

How To : Use filters and effects in Final Cut Express

Video filters let you adjust and enhance your clips for greater visual effects. Access Final Cut Express' filters in the effects browser. Simply position the timeline playhead over the clip, apply a filter, and the resulting changes are displayed in the canvas. Filters can be ...more

How To : Use keyframe animation in Final Cut Express

Animate clips by simply changing an attribute of the clip over time. You can easily animate your clips using the viewer, which allows you to change parameters and motion and updates the clip in the canvas. Animating with Final Cut Express is non-destructive, so you can always ...more

How To : Mix audio in Final Cut Express

When your edit is complete, or locked, the next step is to fine tune your audio. Adjust the audio levels of your clips to produce a balanced sound mix. In Final Cut Express, you can control audio levels in the timeline and the viewer. You can even add keyframes to make level c ...more

How To : Trim video in Final Cut Express

After you've assembled your clips in order, you can fine tune your sequence by trimming the edit points between each clip. This video explains the many tools you can use to make trimming videos easy and precise, including the ripple and roll tools. These tools allow for seamle ...more

How To : Use Magic Bullet Mojo in Final Cut Pro or Express

In this clip, you'll learn how to take full advantage of Magic Bullet Mojo when color grading digital footage within Final Cut Pro or Express. 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 ed ...more

How To : Edit digital footage in Final Cut Pro or Express

Need a primer on how to get started editing video within Final Cut Pro or Express? This clip will show you how it's done. 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 ...more

How To : Create still image effects in Final Cut Express

IShowU and Shiny White Box demonstrate how to create still image effects in Final Cut Express. First, place your scroll bar in the front of the timeline and click on the clip so that it is selected. Then, click on the motion tab in the preview window. Hit the keyframe button i ...more

How To : Achieve a cloning effect in Final Cut Express/Pro

In this clip, you'll learn how to create a cloning effect within Final Cut Pro or Express. 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 from this vide ...more

How To : Use filters in Final Cut Pro and Final Cut Express

This clip explains the biggest difference between Final Cut Pro and Expres — to wit, the Filters. 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 from th ...more

How To : Capture video on Final Cut Pro

Don Schechter demonstrates how to capture your footage from your camera to your computer and log it for easy access later on for Final Cut Pro. Logging clips allows you to organize your footage without having to waste hard drive space.

How To : Clone yourself with Final Cut Pro or Express

In this clip, you'll learn how to create a simple clone effect within Final Cut Pro or Express. 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 from this ...more

How To : Make a title sequence in Final Cut Pro or Express

This clip provides a general overview of how one can create a title sequence in Final Cut Pro or Express. 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 ...more

How To : Keyframe text in Final Cut Pro or Express

Interested in keyframing (or key framing) text in Final Cut Pro or Express? This clip will show you how it's done. 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 t ...more

How To : Change speeds with match frame in Final Cut Pro 5

The application the makes Apple's Final Cut Studio is the film editing app Final Cut Pro. With its ability to log and capture video onto your hard drive for editing, you can easily edit and process your indie film, or maybe even a professional movie. Final Cut Pro is a non-lin ...more

How To : Apply a filter pack in Final Cut Pro

For this Final Cut Studio video tutorial, Zach King will teach you how to apply a filter pack in Final Cut Pro and Final Cut Express. To apply a filter pack, you'll just click on the clip with all your applied filters, go to effects tab and press Make Favorite Effect. It saves ...more

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

Do you need an image (freeze frame) from a particular frame in your clip for your website? In this video clip, you'll learn how to create freeze frames in Final Cut Pro or Express. Whether you're new to Apple's Final Cut Pro non-linear video editor or just want to better acqua ...more

How To : Create a digital clone effect in Final Cut Pro

In this video clip, you'll learn how to create digital doubles in Final Cut Pro or Express. 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 from this vid ...more

How To : Blur out a person's face in Final Cut Pro 7

In this clip, you'll learn how to blur out a person's identity with matte tracking in Final Cut Pro or Express. 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 b ...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 : 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

Gaming : The 9 Best Free Trivia Games for Android & iPhone

Trivia games are a great way to test your knowledge and learn about people and things you never knew of before. They're ideal in a group setting because they can serve as the perfect conversation starter when you're enjoying time with friends, family, or even complete stranger ...more

How To : Use LiveType to create titles in Final Cut Express

Use LiveType to create professional titles in your Final Cut Express project. Match the properties to those of your Final Cut Express project, add text, choose a font, and format your text using the inspector. The title shows up on the canvas and in the timeline. You can also ...more

How To : Create and use transitions in Final Cut Express

Final Cut Express has dozens of provided video and audio transitions, which you can use to smooth abrubt cuts between edit points in your sequence and make your movie more polished and interesting. Transitions are located under the effects tab.

How To : Share your movie with Final Cut Express

Learn how to write your movie to tape or store it as a digital file using Apple's Final Cut Express in order to share it with others. Using this process, you can play your movie on a VCR, website, iTunes, iPod, DVD, or any other device or format.

How To : Use audio filters in Final Cut Express

Audio filters help you create a credible soundtrack. They can remove distracting noises, like the hum of an air conditioner, and add atmosphere, like an echo. Filters are accessed in the effects tab of the browser and organized into two categories: those provided by Apple and ...more

How To : Create a multi screen video in Final Cut Express

This Final Cut Studio tutorial shows you how to make a multi screen video in Final Cut Express. If you need a wall of monitors each playing different videos, or are just working on some cool split screen effects, you'll find everything you need in Final Cut Express (no Final C ...more

How To : Chroma key green screen in Final Cut Express

This Final Cut Studio software tutorial teaches you how to key out a green screen using Final Cut Express. This is also known as Chroma Keying. Once you have keyed out your green screen, you will be able to add effects and filters to your footage and create great movies in Fin ...more

How To : Make a lightsaber image using final cut express

In this how-to video, you will learn how to make a light saber or similar image in the Final Cut Express program. First, go to the effects tab and go to video generators and select color solid. Drag this to the viewer. Go to the control tab and select the blue color. Now drag ...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 : Work with audio in Final Cut Pro and Express

Need a primer on how to work with audio in Final Cut Pro or Express? You've found it. 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 from this video tut ...more

How To : Create a travel matte in Final Cut Pro or Express

Can't figure out how to make a travel matte in Final Cut or aren't even quite sure what a travel matte is? Never fear. 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 su ...more

How To : Send clips from Apple's Final Cut Pro to Motion

Need some help figuring out how to integrate Final Cut Pro and Motion? This clip will teach you how to do just that. Whether you're new to Apple's Final Cut Pro non-linear video editor or just want to better acquaint yourself with the Final Cut Pro 6 workflow, you're sure to b ...more

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 : Encode HD for Vimeo using Apple's Compressor

See how to encode high-definition video especially for use on Vimeo with Apple's Compressor. Whether you're new to Apple's Final Cut suite of applications or just want to better prepare your video for Vimeo, you're sure to benefit from this free video tutorial. For specifics, ...more

How To : Use the vector shape tool in Final Cut Pro 5

The application the makes Apple's Final Cut Studio is the film editing app Final Cut Pro. With its ability to log and capture video onto your hard drive for editing, you can easily edit and process your indie film, or maybe even a professional movie. Final Cut Pro is a non-lin ...more

How To : Animate text highlights in Final Cut Pro 5

The application the makes Apple's Final Cut Studio is the film editing app Final Cut Pro. With its ability to log and capture video onto your hard drive for editing, you can easily edit and process your indie film, or maybe even a professional movie. Final Cut Pro is a non-lin ...more

How To : Do color correction in Final Cut Pro

There will be plenty of times that your movie footage, or video clips or images will need color adjustments. Watch and learn how to do color correction (especially for balancing white) using Final Cut Pro. Learn about indoor vs outdoor color temperatures. Do color correction i ...more

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