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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 : Use audio filters in Final Cut Express

Audio filters help you create a credible soundtrack. They can remove distracting noises, like the hum of an air conditioner, and add atmosphere, like an echo. Filters are accessed in the effects tab of the browser and organized into two categories: those provided by Apple and ...more

How To : Chroma key in Final Cut Pro

This instructional video explains the basics of Chroma Keying in Final Cut Pro. This is used when you want to remove or key out a specific color from a scene. Created as a component in the Temple University Instructional Video Database.

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 : Use traveling and luma mattes in Final Cut Pro

This video tutorial teaches you how to use Traveling Luma Matte in Final Cut Pro 6. To do this, you have to go to custom gradient. Open the "Find" option and type Custom Gradient or Gradient in the search field and click Find All. This will bring up a separate search window wi ...more

How To : Change the color of a shirt on Final Cut Pro

If you make a flub at a store and buy a shirt in the wrong color you're usually stuck with it (unless, of course, you were smart and saved the price tag just in case). But in Final Cut Pro, anything is possible, even changing the color of a shirt to fit your taste. This Final ...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 : 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 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 : 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

How To : Use LiveType to create titles in Final Cut Express

Use LiveType to create professional titles in your Final Cut Express project. Match the properties to those of your Final Cut Express project, add text, choose a font, and format your text using the inspector. The title shows up on the canvas and in the timeline. You can also ...more

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 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 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 : 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 : 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 : Archive and restore in Final Cut Server

As with any media asset management system, your catalog of assets will keep growing. As your storage fills up, Final Cut Server makes the task of archiving and restoring simple. Final Cut Server sets up your storage system into online and archive systems.

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 : Export LiveType projects to Final Cut Express

When you've finished a LiveType project, you can import it directly into Final Cut Express. The LiveType projects looks and behaves like an ordinary clip, but it has a .ipr file extension. Edit it like a normal clip, and you can change its attributes after importing by right c ...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 : 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 : 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 : Create and use transitions in Final Cut Express

Final Cut Express has dozens of provided video and audio transitions, which you can use to smooth abrubt cuts between edit points in your sequence and make your movie more polished and interesting. Transitions are located under the effects tab.

How To : Create metadata subscriptions in Final Cut Server

In Final Cut Server, you can create metadata subscriptions, an automation that triggers responses based on changes within asset or production metadata. For example, you can create a metadata subscription to automatically encode an asset to H.264 and send it to a website.

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.

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