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Retracing The History of Multicam Editing in Final Cut Pro
How has the multi-camera workflow changed from its birth to now? Final Cut Pro Trainer, Kiri Roberts, explores the history and tracks how it's become easier since FCP 5 all the way to FCP X.
Kiri C. Roberts
Jul. 11, 2012
Day For Night Effect In Final Cut Pro X
What to do if you've shot during the day but the director demands it looks like a night scene? Ben Balser shows how to add an authentic night scene without grain or noise in Final Cut Pro X.
Jul. 6, 2012
Audio Sync in Final Cut Pro X
In the days of analog film, synchronizing audio from multiple recordings to match to video was a painstakingly slow and manual process! Final Cut Pro X, however has some powerful auto sync tricks!
Jun. 4, 2012
Final Cut Pro X: A Structured Workflow
Once you've learned what each tool does and how to use it, it's time to start editing video! Ben Balser presents his workflow tips that will save every editor valuable time in Final Cut Pro X.
May. 30, 2012
Controlling Audio Effects in Final Cut Pro X
Applying filters to your audio clips is very straightforward in Final Cut Pro X. David Smith takes it one step further to show how practical workflows when adding effects to sections of dialogue.
May. 14, 2012
Preparing Video For The Web With QuickTime And Compressor
Preparing video for the web might seem like a mystery. Have no fear! Ben Balser shows how to use OS X Lion's Finder, QuickTime X and Pro 7 and Compressor 4 to get great results every time.
May. 7, 2012
Color Grading With Gradients In FCP X
Ben Balser, FCP X trainer and expert, demonstrates how to use gradients in Final Cut Pro X for color grading purposes. It helps to control the color of one area while leaving the other untouched.
May. 1, 2012
Converting HD Video To SD in Compressor
Apple's Compressor is useful for converting, encoding and generally being a handy tool for every video and audio editor out there. Ben Balser shares essential tricks for converting HD video to SD.
Apr. 23, 2012
FCP X: Exploring Surround Audio Handling
Final Cut Pro X allows for surround sound editing. However, there are options you need to be aware of before you plunge right in. Iain Anderson delves into these and surround audio handling tips.
Apr. 17, 2012
FCP X: Telephone / Radio Voice Effects
Now that Final Cut Pro X contains some of Logic Pro's best audio effect plugins'"a feature overlooked by many editors'"there're tons of ways to transform dialogue or audio. Ben Balser shows you how.
Apr. 10, 2012
Customizing Roles in FCP X
Following on from "Introducing Roles in FCP X", David Smith digs deeper into using roles to assign jobs and functions to clips for even better clip management workflows.
Apr. 4, 2012
FCP X Voice Over Editing: Long Projects
Ben Balser loves the audio editing features and effects plug-ins included in Final Cut Pro X. In this article he explores the process of recording and editing "long-form" audio in FCP X.
Mar. 27, 2012
FCP X: The Truth Behind Performance with Optimized Media
Much has been written across the web about performance when working with compressed media vs. ProRes 422 in Final Cut Pro X. Some is less accurate than others! Iain Anderson presents his research.
Mar. 22, 2012
FCP X 10.0.3: An Even Better Keyer
The latest update for Apple's FCP X (10.0.3) improved the built-in chroma keyed feature. Iain Anderson demonstrates just how much of an impact these improvements will have on everyday workflows.
Mar. 15, 2012
So You Can't Gang Sync in FCP X? Do This instead!
If you thought that the ability to Gang Sync never made it across from FCP 7 to FCP X you'd be mainly correct. But there is a workaround! David Smith shows how to make it work even better in FCP X.
Mar. 12, 2012
FCP X: Managing Audio Channels
Beneath its easy-on-the-eye exterior, Final Cut Pro X packs some power-user audio features. Ben Balser takes a trip through managing audio channels at every stage of the editing process.
Mar. 7, 2012
Using Markers to Cut Interviews Quickly in Final Cut Pro X
While many FCP 7 users may be feeling the lack of sub-clips in FCP X, David Smith finds a way around using the keywords for selections to quick-edit interviews in FCP X.
Feb. 28, 2012
Introducing Photoshop Layered Images in FCP X
Working with layered Photoshop images was one of "those missing features" which has now made it into FCP X. David Smith paints a picture of how it has been implemented in 10.0.3.
Feb. 20, 2012
Miniature Effect In FCP X: Shift/Slant
FCP X can do more than you may think. Master Final Cut trainer, Ben Balser, reveals how to turn real life shots into miniaturised toy town scenes.
Feb. 9, 2012
FCP X 10.0.3: Multicam Explored
Multicam arrived late January 2012 for FCP X users. There's much more to it than meets the eye and Iain Anderson reveals the basics and advanced functions available.
Feb. 6, 2012
FCP X Voice Over Editing: Short Takes
When it comes to recording audio (in particular voice-overs) for your next video-based project, Final Cut Pro X has you covered. Certified FCP X Trainer, Ben Balser, shows just how easy it is.
Feb. 1, 2012
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