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How To : Use green screens in Final Cut Pro

Here is a Final Cut Studio software suite tutorial on how to use the green screen function in Final Cut Pro. Footage that has been shot on a green screen can be brought in and isolated with Chroma Key settings. Once you have your subject removed from the green screen backgroun ...more

How To : Key in Final Cut Pro (with a $1 DIY green screen)

In this video, you'll learn how to key in Final Cut Pro with a do-it-yourself green screen that can be built for around a dollar. 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 ...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 : 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 : Create green screen effects with Final Cut Pro

In this video tutorial, you'll learn how to create simple keying effects 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 from this vide ...more

How To : Fix exposure in Final Cut Pro

In this Final Cut tutorial, Richard Harrington discusses the common problem of backlighting, exposure and what can happen when shooting video outdoors. Proper exposure of all elements in a shoot can be a pain to achieve with a bright sun and blue sky but using the three way co ...more

How To : Create a glass pane look in Final Cut Pro

There's nothing like glass panes moving randomly on a screen. Learn to create the stunning bars like the ones in the show open to CSI: Miami. Follow along with Stephen Smith, the Final Cut sleuth, to learn how easy this effect really is. Create a glass pane look in Final Cut P ...more

How To : Track vignettes using Final Cut Pro

In this Apple Color tutorial, Richard Harrington along with color expert Robbie Carman teaches how to use tracking to have vignettes follow a person around the screen to simulate a spotlight effect. Creative Cow is a support community for digital video, video editing, and med ...more

The Film Lab : Chroma Keying in Final Cut Pro

We've explained exactly what Chroma Keying is. We showed you how to set up a green screen from Whites Interactive. We showed you how to light your green screen evenly. Now, here's Rajo in The Film Lab's edit suite to show you what to do with your green screen footage in Final ...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 : Create a realistic page turn in Final Cut Pro

This tutorial will give you some pointers on how to achieve a more realistic page turn in Final Cut Pro. Stephen Smith examines the classic tale of how a page peel can be transformed into a realistic player in the video effects world. With a little extra work, your results can ...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 : 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 : Calibrate an NTSC camera monitor

Check out this cinematography video tutorial on how to use calibrate an NTSC camera monitor, specifically a Marshall monitor. Learn how to adjust brightness, adjust contrast, and adjust color. Also learn about the freeze frame, Red Peaking, 1:1 Pixel-Pixel, and False color. ...more

How To : Paint Your Car's Interior for a Two-Tone Look

Painting your car's interior is a great way to enhance your driving surroundings and give you a new plush look. In most cases it can even increase the value of your car when you trade it in or sell it. You could spend hundreds, even thousands for changing or replacing your in ...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 : 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

News : The Best of CES

This year's Consumer Electronics Show is nearing an end so of course it's an occasion for the 'best of' lists. To save you time I thought I'd compile my 'best of' the 'best of' lists. In no particular order: CES Hot Stuff Award Winners International Academy of Web Television ...more

Cheat Sheet : Keyboard Shortcuts for Both Mac & Windows

If you already have your basic keyboard shortcuts under control—we're talking classics here, Control-C (copy for PC) or Command-C (copy for Mac)—it's time to load up your memory bank. There are endless shortcuts available (truly endless—since you can customize them yourself), ...more

How To : Canon 7d FCP Post Workflow and Stuff

Editing with the Canon 7d and Final Cut Pro couldn't be easier, here are some tips to help you get started. Get the Canon E1 Plugin: The link provided gives you some basic info to get started. The main reason for using this plugin with FCP, is to convert the footage quickly t ...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

DIY Repair : How to Fix Your Broken Smartphone Like a Pro

In my days as a hardware tech, I often came across motivated do-it-yourselfers who watched a video or two on how to repair a phone and thought that they'd give it a go. More often than not, they failed miserably and damaged their phones (and wallets) even more in the process. ...more

Backwards Geocaching : How to Make a Reverse Geocache Box

If you've never heard of geocaching, it's kind of a grown-up treasure hunt you play everywhere in the world. GPS coordinates are given as clues and the players must find the cache box. There is usually a log book to write your name and a small toy or present to collect. The l ...more

News : All the Latest Leaks & Rumors on the Galaxy S10

The Galaxy S9 didn't even hit shelves before fans were already musing about its followup. It's no secret Samsung's newest device, as impressive as it is, is little more than an upgrade to last year's S8. As a result, excitement has begun brewing for what Samsung has in store a ...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 : Take Better Photos with Your Phone

It's truly amazing how far smartphone camera hardware has come in such a short period of time. It took roughly 5 years to advance the image processing capabilities from a pixelated mess to the crisp and clear photos we can take today. This reaches well beyond the megapixel spe ...more

News : 24 Cool New Features in iOS 11.3 for iPhone

While iOS 11.3 doesn't have as many new features as iOS 11.2, there's still a lot to love about Apple's latest update for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch, even if some of the best features we were expecting didn't make the cut. Apple released the iOS 11.3 beta on Jan. 24, and ju ...more

Compared : The 5 Best Reddit Apps for Android

Whether you've celebrated multiple cake days or you're just now getting your feet wet with Reddit, it's a rite of passage to choose your preferred smartphone client. Reddit's mobile site is pretty decent, but there's no better way to view "the front page of the internet" than ...more

News : 91 Cool New iOS 11 Features You Didn't Know About

Apple's iOS 11 is finally here, and while they showed off several of the new features it brings to your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch back at WWDC 2017, they've only just touched the surface of what iOS 11 has to offer. There are a lot of cool new (and sometimes secret) feature ...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

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