How to Make a Music Video in Final Cut

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 : 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 : Import DVD video into Final Cut Pro with DVDxDV

This video shows you how to edit DVD video in Final Cut Pro using DVDxDV. 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 tutorial. For m ...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 : 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 : Work AVCHD wtih video in Final Cut Pro

In this clip, you'll learn how to work with AVCHD files that can't be logged and transferred like MTS files. 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 : 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 : Reverse a video clip in Final Cut Pro 6

Need some help figuring out how to cause a video clip to play in reverse when working in Final Cut Pro 6? See how it's done 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 wor ...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 : Compress video for DVD in Final Cut Pro

In this tutorial, Larry Jordan demonstrates how to get optimal quality when compressing video for DVD in Apple Final Cut Pro. Scroll down and click the "watch video" link to start the movie. Compress video for DVD in Final Cut Pro. Click through to watch this video on studioda ...more

How To : Fix grainy video with filters in Final Cut Pro

In this FCP video tutorial, you'll learn how to fix grain problems after the fact. 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 tutori ...more

How To : Export video to the web with Final Cut Pro

Once you have your finished video, how do you best export it for the web? Israel Hyman has experimented with many settings, and this is the one he likes the best (using Final Cut Pro). What you’ll see in this tutorial, is just one way.

How To : Export video with 720p quality in Final Cut Pro

In this how-to video, you will learn how to get 720p quality videos in Final Cut Pro HD. This is useful if you want to take advantage of the higher quality video settings found on YouTube. First, have your film ready. Go to Export and press QuickTime Conversion. Now, name the ...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 : 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 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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : Use travel mattes in Final Cut Pro

Walter Biscardi demonstrates the basics of travel mattes in this Apple Final Cut Pro Video Tutorial. Learn what travel mattes are and the difference between alpha mattes and luma mattes. In part two we'll learn some simple animation and drop shadows. In part three Walter will ...more

How To : Color grade Canon EOS 5D footage in Apple Color

This clip presents an overview of color grading footage shot with the new Canon EOS 5D Mark II Digital SLR (DSLR) in Apple Color. 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 workflow, you'r ...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 : 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 : 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 text in Motion 3

For this Final Cut Studio video tutorial, Zach King will teach you how to create text in Motion. If you want to cover the basics of creating cool text in the Motion 3 program, this is the perfect video to help you out. Let the Final Cut King show you how!

How To : Use the camera in Motion 3

For this Final Cut Studio video tutorial, Zach King will teach you how to use the camera in Motion. If you want to cover the basics of adding and using a camera in the Motion 3 program, this is the perfect video to help you out. Let the Final Cut King show you how!

How To : Use layers in Motion 3

For this Final Cut Studio video tutorial, Zach King will teach you how to use layers in Motion. If you want to cover the basics of layers in the Motion 3 program, this is perfect video to help you out. Let the Final Cut King show you how!

How To : Created 3D extruded title text in Final Cut Pro

Learn how to create 3D extruded text within Final Cut Pro using the Boris Title 3D title tool. This free video software tutorial will show you how. 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 P ...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 : 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 : 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 : 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

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 : 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 : 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

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