Final Cut Pro Create Film Look

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 : 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 : Apply the Film Look effect in Final Cut Pro

In this Software video tutorial you will learn how to apply the Film Look effect in Final Cut Pro. This is an advanced technique. This essentially takes a video and makes it look like a film. Select the video clip that you want to work with. Then select the ‘color corrector 3 ...more

How To : Create an Apple reflection look in Final Cut Pro

For this Final Cut Studio video tutorial, Zach King will teach you how to create an Apple reflection look in Final Cut Pro. To create an Apple reflection look, just go to the Video Generators tab, go to Render, and then Gradient. Next, go to Controls, click Gradient Type, go t ...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 : Create that 'bad TV' look with Final Cut Pro

Creating that 'bad TV' look has never been easier with Final Cut Pro. Stephen Smith will show you how to create this spectacular effect using tools already provided by FCP. Learn how to make your video transition in from noise, animate a TV roll, and duplicate the "turning off ...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 : Create custom shapes in color with Final Cut Pro

In this Apple Color tutorial Richard Harrington and guest Robbie Carman will use user defined shapes to form vinettes to perform a secondary color correction. Learn about where primary and secondary color correction really occurs in Apple Color and other tips and tricks. Crea ...more

How To : Create a cool time lapse effect on Final Cut Pro

You know those scenes in movies where we see time go by over a single shot? The same image goes from day to night and back again? In this tutorial, learn how to create this great film effect using Final Cut Pro. This video will show you all of the steps you need to know and yo ...more

How To : Create a 3D film strip effect with masks in Motion

In Motion, as in Final Cut Pro, masks are an essential special effects tool. In this software guide, you'll learn how to create a film strip effect. Whether you're new to the Apple's popular motion graphics editor/compositing application or simply wish to get better acquainted ...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 : Use the gradient wipe transition in Final Cut Pro

In this Final Cut Pro tutorial, Richard Harrington takes a look at the gradient wipe transition. The gradient wipe transition is a highly customizable transition using greyscale patterns to create your own custom wipes. Creative Cow is a support community for digital video, v ...more

How To : Blur faces to protect identities in Motion

One of the best features of Apple's Final Cut Studio is the graphics interface feature Motion. With its ability to create and edit motion graphics, you can easily create title sequences for your indie film, or maybe even a professional movie, with 2D or 3D visual effects compo ...more

How To : Create a bus to multiple tracks in Soundtrack Pro

One of the best features of Final Cut Studio is the sound design feature Soundtrack Pro. With it's royalty free professional instrument loops and sound effects, you can easily compose music and edit audio for your indie film, or maybe even a professional movie. Watch this vid ...more

How To : Use multiple output channels in Soundtrack Pro

One of the best features of Final Cut Studio is the sound design feature Soundtrack Pro. With it's royalty free professional instrument loops and sound effects, you can easily compose music and edit audio for your indie film, or maybe even a professional movie. Watch this vid ...more

How To : Use Magic Bullet Frames after Effects plug-in

This software tutorial shows you how to use Magic Bullet Frames plug-in. The plug-in is available for After Effects, Final Cut Pro,k Premiere Pro and Motion. Magic Bullet Frames allows you to take interlaced video and get the 24p look of film, right from within your editor — a ...more

How To : Create and modify droplets in Adobe Photoshop

Do you need to create graphics for video editing systems like Final Cut Pro, Avid, or Adobe Premiere? Are you looking to get more from Apple Motion or Adobe After Effects? Then you need to learn Adobe Photoshop. If you have an action that you will frequently need, you can sto ...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 : Do keyframing color correction in Final Cut Pro

In this episode of Final Cut Help, Richard Harrington takes a look at keyframing the three way color corrector in FCP. As details change in a movie clip you can have the filter adjust its values over time. This example uses a video of a bird starting in a bright sky and ending ...more

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 : Make reflected or cast shadows in Adobe Photoshop

Do you need to create graphics for video editing systems like Final Cut Pro, Avid, or Adobe Premiere? Are you looking to get more from Apple Motion or Adobe After Effects? Then you need to learn Adobe Photoshop. Instructor Richard Harrington shows you how to make reflected or ...more

How To : Make custom lower thirds in Adobe Photoshop

Do you need to create graphics for video editing systems like Final Cut Pro, Avid, or Adobe Premiere? Are you looking to get more from Apple Motion or Adobe After Effects? Then you need to learn Adobe Photoshop. Instructor Richard Harrington shows you how to make custom lower ...more

How To : Use the refine edges command in Adobe Photoshop

Do you need to create graphics for video editing systems like Final Cut Pro, Avid, or Adobe Premiere? Are you looking to get more from Apple Motion or Adobe After Effects? Then you need to learn Adobe Photoshop. Instructor Richard Harrington shows you how to use the refine ed ...more

How To : Use straight alpha channels in Adobe Photoshop

Do you need to create graphics for video editing systems like Final Cut Pro, Avid, or Adobe Premiere? Are you looking to get more from Apple Motion or Adobe After Effects? Then you need to learn Adobe Photoshop. Instructor Richard Harrington explains the difference between st ...more

How To : Use layer comps and scripts in Adobe Photoshop

Do you need to create graphics for video editing systems like Final Cut Pro, Avid, or Adobe Premiere? Are you looking to get more from Apple Motion or Adobe After Effects? Then you need to learn Adobe Photoshop. Instructor Richard Harrington shows you how to use layer comps a ...more

How To : Work with 3D objects in Adobe Photoshop

Do you need to create graphics for video editing systems like Final Cut Pro, Avid, or Adobe Premiere? Are you looking to get more from Apple Motion or Adobe After Effects? Then you need to learn Adobe Photoshop. Instructor Richard Harrington how to work with 3-D objects in Ph ...more

How To : Make storyboards in Adobe Photoshop

Do you need to create graphics for video editing systems like Final Cut Pro, Avid, or Adobe Premiere? Are you looking to get more from Apple Motion or Adobe After Effects? Then you need to learn Adobe Photoshop. Instructor Richard Harrington shows you how to use Photoshop to ...more

How To : Get the "Pleasantville" effect in Final Cut Pro

Pleasantville is a town where everything is preserved in a frothy '50s white bread film, forever stuck in time, orthodox, and unchanging. So when certain objects begin acquiring a technicolor sheen, the townspeople went bonkers. Watch this tutorial to see how to create a Plea ...more

How To : Make a one-camera shoot look like multi-cams

It's easy when Jamie-B from Total Recall Films takes an in-depth look at filming and editing techniques you can easily use to make your next film look and feel professional using a well know technique called "tricking the camera" -- and the viewer. Watch to see how to make a o ...more

How To : Work with title text in Final Cut Pro 7

Learn how to create a professional-looking title sequence in Final Cut Pro or Express with this video guide. 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 bene ...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

News : Welcome to Edit on a Dime

Video Introduction to Edit on a Dime. Hey there, Interwebs and welcome to Edit on a Dime, your community for reviews, tutorials and news in the world of free and low cost creative tools. The purpose of this World is to make your video, audio and images look professional withou ...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

News : Don't Kill the Messenger, or the Makeup Artist!

I’m terrified of you. Yes, you- Director of Photography (DP). Your framing is beautiful, but your lighting could kill me, and my career. I am the Makeup Artist, and I don’t believe we’ve met. In most Film schools they’re still teaching using film in this digital age.  Same is ...more

News : Man Builds Camera as Big as His Dog

Gil Adam, a student of Industrial Design in Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem, Israel, has created a 3:1 scale model of his favorite plastic camera, the Holga. While the camera is just a model (non-operational), it's pretty fun to see the oversized object next 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

News : OCD Iron Man Nut Builds SPECTACULAR Suit Replica

25-year-old Anthony Le, of Colorado is THE ultimate Iron Man fan. A cosplay fan, Anthony decided to try his hand at building a super realistic Iron Man suit, just in time for the release of Iron Man 2. The incredibly talented fitness consultant did above and beyond what you mi ...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

Night People : A Bad Vibes Label Profile

Night People: A Bad Vibes Label Profile Shawn Reed is one of our favorite people, not content with making music with Wet Hair, he also runs 'Night People' - an almost complete DIY record and tape label operation in Iowa - a label which has consistently put out and introduced ...more

How To : Make A High-Lighter Stun-Gun

The Stun-Gun In this article, I'll show you how to make a small, weaponized highlighter. Before I get into how to built this device, let me warn you. This device is harmful! When used, it can cause burns and/or serious muscle spasms. The voltage is potentially deadly! DO NOT ...more

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