Motion in Final Cut

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 Motion 3 master templates in Final Cut Pro

Why recreate your lower 3rds or bumpers over and over for different clients, when you can create some templates in Motion 3 you can easily change and customize in Final Cut Pro. This podcast shows you how to create master templates in Motion 3 and use them in FCP 6. Create Mot ...more

How To : Use FxFactory plug-ins for Final Cut Studio

Check out this brief video tutorial on using FxFactory the visual effects plug-in package for Final Cut Pro or Final Cut Express and Motion. You'll see the filters, generators, and transitions included, and see how they are grouped inside Final Cut's browser. There are a tones ...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 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 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 : Use the main user interface in Final Cut Pro 7

Meet (and learn how to use) the Final Cut 7 graphical user interface or GUI! Whether you're new to Adobe's popular motion graphics and compositing software or a seasoned video professional just looking to better acquaint yourself with the program and its various features and f ...more

How To : Add movement to your still images in Final Cut Pro

In this how-to video, you will learn how to add movement to still images using Final Cut Pro. Click on the view mode button in the canvas window. Set the mode to Image and Wire Frame. Move the canvas play head to the clip you would like to affect, and select the time line. To ...more

How To : Use trashing preferences in Final Cut Pro

In this Final Cut Tutorial, Richard Harrington shows you how to clean up the Final Cut application when it starts acting up with bugs or other problems. Many times this can be caused by a corrupt preferences file or other user settings related to Final Cut Studio. These tips a ...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 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 : 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 : 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 : Handle multi-angle editing in Final Cut Pro

Need some help tackling your first multi-angle project in Final Cut Pro? This two-part tutorial will teach you what you'll need to know. Whether you're new to Apple's popular motion graphics and compositing software or a seasoned video professional just looking to better acqua ...more

How To : Create real tilt-shift effects in Final Cut Studio

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to create a tilt shift effect with Adobe Final Cut Studio. Begin by changing the video's speed to 300% and disable the Frame Blending. Now click on Effects, go to Video Filters, press on Time and select Strobe. Change the Strobe rate t ...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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : 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

How To : Talk to yourself with the help of Final Cut Pro

This quick video tutorial shows you how to talk to your self using Final Cut Pro. You may not need a software at all to talk to yourself, but this Final Cut Pro tutorial is a great twist on the typical cloning tutorial. So come up with a conversation, record yourself playing t ...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 : 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 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 : 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 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 : 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 : Reduce camera shake in Final Cut Pro

In this clip, you'll learn how to reduce camera shake digitally within 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 video tut ...more

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