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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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : 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

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 : Correct white balance in Final Cut Pro

In this Final Cut tutorial, Richard Harrington discusses what to do to correct your film when you shoot footage with the wrong white balance setting. This is a common problem if you step outside after shooting inside and you forget to rewhite balance. Richard uses the three wa ...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 : 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 : Use the 3-Way Color Corrector in Final Cut Pro

In this Final Cut Pro video tutorial you will learn about using the 3-way color corrector with skin tones and how the color corrector behaves when adjusting the color of two subjects in identical scenes. Creative Cow is a support community for digital video, video editing, an ...more

How To : Do native P2 editing in Final Cut Pro with MXF4mac

Native P2 Editing in Final Cut Pro with MXF4mac. Creative Cow is a support community for digital video, video editing, and media production professionals in broadcasting, motion graphics, special FX and film. Creative Cow hosts tutorials in a variety of softwares including Ad ...more

How To : Create and manage text in Final Cut Pro

For this Final Cut Studio video tutorial, Zach King will teach you how to create and manage text in Final Cut Pro. To create and manage text, just go to the Video Generators Tab in the Viewer window, go to Text, and choose your favorite option, or just the plain old Text. Chec ...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 : Use filters and color correction in Final Cut Pro 6

This tutorial covers how to use different filters in Final Cut Pro 6 and specifically goes over how to use the color correction filters since these are some of the most important filters used. Easy to understand and see, this video tutorial is worth watching.

How To : Create a blur in Final Cut Pro

You can learn how to create a blur to hide someone’s face in Final Cut Pro. The travel mat luma merges the top layer with the bottom layer and the black area is transparent.

How To : Set up Canon 5D MK II footage on Final Cut Pro

This video tutorial details how to set up Canon 5D MK II footage on Final Cut Pro. After watching this, you'll be able to create an easy setup for your project. It covers using the Audio/Video Settings option and using the Sequence Preset Editor to maximize your project workfl ...more

How To : Match color hue in Final Cut Pro

Master broadcast editor Bill Cammack teaches us and Matt how to match color hue in Final Cut Pro. Learn as Master Bill explains the basic technique used for matching shots.

How To : Use the Waveform Monitor in Final Cut Pro

Make sure your video projects are broadcast safe with color correction and the Waveform Monitor in Apple's Final Cut Pro. This free video tutorial presents a complete overview of how to use the Waveform Editor and FCP color correction tools for increased darker blacks and whit ...more

How To : Edit footage in Final Cut Pro 6

Once you have your footage imported, you're ready for editing! This tutorial goes over how you can edit footage in Final Cut Pro 6 and even goes over real-time editing abilities. The tutorial is well paced and easy to follow. You'll be an expert in no time!

How To : Export videos to Vimeo from Final Cut Pro

Vimeo is a fantastic way of distributing your video on the internet and making it accessible for people to watch. Watch this tutorial and learn how to use Final Cut Pro to prepare your completed video for compression and export to Vimeo.

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 : 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 : Composite and keyframe in Final Cut Pro 6

This tutorial covers how to use layers to composite footage together and then how to keyframe footage layers. The tutorial gives a clear and easy step-by-step breakdown of using compositing and keyframing in Final Cut Pro 6.

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 spotlight effect in Final Cut Pro

For this Final Cut Studio video tutorial, Zach King will teach you how to create a spotlight effect in Final Cut Pro. To create a spotlight effect, just drag your photo of choice into the timeline, set and in and out point, go to video generators, and use the slug. Then press ...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 : 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

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 : 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 : Use Soundtrack Pro with Final Cut Pro

Final Cut Pro has a lot of excellent options for working with sound, but Sountrack Pro was developed specifically for working with sound, and can often fix problems that Final Cut Pro can't. This tutorial will explain how to use Sountrack Pro with Final Cut Pro.

How To : Use 8 advanced features in Final Cut Pro 7

In this clip, you'll learn some Final Cut Pro tips regarding multicam editing, HDV format, staying organized, and more. 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 7 workflow, you're sure t ...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 : Create titles in Final Cut Pro

In part one of this Final Cut Pro tutorial, Ben Scott shows you how to use the text generator and how to make broadcast safe titles that don't flicker. Part two goes over taking your titles out of Final Cut Pro, using Apple's Motion software to create nicer text for your title ...more

How To : Use the sync menu in Apple's Final Cut Pro 6

Interested in synchronizing audio and video in Final Cut Pro? Learn about the sync menu in Apple's Final Cut Pro 6 with this video editing tutorial. 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 ...more

How To : Sync multicam footage in Final Cut Pro 7

Looking for an easy way to work with footage from a two-camera setup within Final Cut Pro? Whether you're new to Apple's Final Cut Pro non-linear video editor or just want to learn how to take advantage of Final Cut Pro 7's new features, you're sure to benefit from this free v ...more

How To : Use the updates of Final Cut Pro 6.0.2

In this series of 4 podcasts, I will go over the major updates to Final Cut Pro version 6.0.2. In this specific episode, I cover the changes to the reconnect dialog box and also changes to how clips in the trash bin act. Part 2 will show you the changes to snapping in shuffle ...more

How To : Create a tracer round effect in Final Cut Pro

Want to create a cinematic tracer round effect in Final Cut Pro? Learn how with this clip. 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 benefit from this video tut ...more

How To : Import an HD720 image sequence into Final Cut Pro

In this video tutorial, you'll learn how to import an HD720 image sequence into Final Cut and then how to select a fixed period of time from the sequence. Whether you're new to Apple's Final Cut Pro non-linear video editor or just want to better acquaint yourself with the Fina ...more

How To : Use markers on the timeline in Final Cut Pro

This video editing software tutorial covers using timeline and clip-based markers in the Final Cut Pro timeline. This is a very useful tutorial for Final Cut Pro newbies. Watch and learn how to use markers as a way to organize and manage navigation within Final Cut Pro.

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 : Increase the render speed of Final Cut Pro

Looking for an easy way to improve your Final Cut Pro render speed? This clip provides just that. 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 tutorial. For ...more

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