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Command and Conquer Your Keyboard Commands By Diana Weynand, James Alguire and RevUpTansmedia Final Cut Pro has provided keyboard shortcuts for the vast majority of its functions, but there have always been a few features or functions where it made sense to have a keyboard shortcut, but none was pre-built and ready to use. In legacy versions of Final Cut Pro you could add, remove or modify keyboard shortcuts by using the Keyboard Layout tools. In Final Cut Pro X you use the Commands feature to add, remove, modify, and otherwise manage changes to keyboard shortcuts. In this tutorial you'll learn how to add new shortcuts for functions that don't have them, how to create new Command Sets, and how to export and import command sets to access these shortcuts across multiple editing stations. ...Read More »
Under New Management By Diana Weynand, James Alguire and RevUpTansmedia In legacy versions of Final Cut Pro you had to set scratch disks to manage where your video data and cache files would be stored. And you were limited to twelve drives at any one time. Final Cut Pro X makes it easier to specify where your video and project files are stored, automatically saving your Events and Projects in the Movies folder by default. But have no fear, your Events and Projects can be stored on any drive connected to your Mac, and you can easily move existing Events and Projects between drives when needed to keep your stories organized. ...Read More »
Final Cut Pro X Favorite Things By Diana Weynand, James Alguire and RevUpTansmedia Final Cut Pro X introduced a lot of new tools, features and interface elements that take some getting used to, because they don't necessarily work the way they did in legacy FCP. So how do you go about preserving those selections of desirable clip segments you've spent valuable time marking for editing, in a persistent manner? In this tutorial, we'll show you that marking clips as Favorites, may become one of your favorite things. ...Read More »
Seven Steps to Getting the Most Out of Your Personal Video Camera By Gary Rebholz It's not unusual to be a little unsure of how to proceed when you start using a new device and so you may find yourself struggling to figure out exactly how to use the footage you've shot with your camera in Vegas Pro or Vegas Movie Studio. The process can really be broken down into seven general steps, so let's take a look at those steps now. ...Read More »
Basics for Working with DVD Video By Rob Boirun, BurnWorld On a typical day I usually receive around 5-7 emails about how to do a certain DVD burning tasks. To me these are simple answers and over the years I just assumed that the answers I was providing is now common knowledge. However this is clearly not the case as more and more people are just starting to get familiar with their DVD burners. So I decided to write about some of the hidden 'secrets' that everyone should know about while working with your DVD burner. ...Read More »
Updated: 300+ Free After Effects Tutorials Mega List After Effects has always been a popular topic for our writers and editors. We thought it would be helpful to list - with direct links to them on our After Effects Channel - the more than 300 different After Effects tutorials we have so far. In this list are After Effects training videos, After Effects hands on tutorials and techniques, and lots of After Effects Quick Tips. All professional quality, and all free! Enjoy! ...Read More »
Recovering Data on Your Mac By Rob Boirun, BurnWorld Recovering data from your Mac can be quite difficult once the Trash folder is emptied. In many cases, getting back personal files on your Mac may result in only a partial recovery of your files and folders if you don't take the correct steps. ...Read More »
Five Media Composer tricks you can't live without By Kevin McAuliffe I've been an editor for a long time, and Media Composer has been one of my tools right from the start, and over the years, I've come across some good tricks to help enhance my workflow. Some might be obvious once you see them, but others can be a little bit more "hidden". Here are five of my top five "tricks" for Media Composer. ...Read More »
Media Composer 5 Feature Showcase By Kevin McAuliffe We AVid users have had a BIG problem, and that was working with footage that was not OMF or (now) MXF. Any footage that wasn't captured via the digitize tool needed to be imported and converted to either OMF or MXF, and in many cases, the process was excruciatingly long if files weren't rendered with the Avid Codec. Thankfully, with Media Composer 5, that is no longer the case. ...Read More »
Media Composer 5 Feature Showcase Part 2 By Kevin McAuliffe With Media Composer version 5, Avid is moving in not only a forward direction, but in a bit of a sideways direction as well. Premiere Pro CS5 and Final Cut Pro are drag-and-drop editing applications. This means that you can not only drag clips from the preview window and drop it into your timeline, but you now have an extensive amount of flexibility when dragging clips around in your timeline as well. ...Read More »
Converting Flip Video To Other Video Formats By WIKI Flip video converter is seen as the best way to convert flip video files. All Flip family support: Flip Mino, Flip Ultra, Flip MinoHD, Flip UltraHD, and new Flip SlideHD. Transfer and convert Flip video with Flip video converter! ...Read More »
Final Cut Pro 7 Essential Training: Creating a freeze frame and still image By Abba Shapiro In this clip, host Abba Shapiro looks at how to create a freeze frame and a still image in Final Cut Pro. He iterates that you can park the playhead to any part of the video and grab a still image. He shows how to grab the freeze frame using the Modify>Make Freeze frame drop down command. He then shows how to create a still image and how to choose the file format that Final Cut enables you to save to. ...Read More »
Final Cut Pro 7 Essential Training: Subclips into markers By Abba Shapiro In this clip, host Abba Shapiro discusses how to use subclipping using markers. He shows how to turn markers into subclips based upon the original markers in the movie. ...Read More »
Final Cut Pro 7 Essential Training: Variable Speed By Abba Shapiro In this clip, host Abba Shapiro shows how to use Final Cut Pro's variable speed control, showcasing how to change the speed of a clip over time. He detqails this with a clip, applying a qucik burst of speed, and then slowing down the clip again over time. ...Read More »
Final Cut Pro 7 Essential Training: Variable Speed By Abba Shapiro In this clip, host Abba Shapiro shows how to use Final Cut Pro's variable speed control, showcasing how to change the speed of a clip over time. He detqails this with a clip, applying a qucik burst of speed, and then slowing down the clip again over time. ...Read More »
Final Cut Pro 7 Essential Training: Rippling Delete By Abba Shapiro In this clip, host Abba Shapiro discusses ripple delete to have the markers move. He shows how to turn the ripple delete off and on, so you can have your markers move and not move, depending if the feature is turned on. ...Read More »
Slip Trim to Fit Music in Vegas Pro By Jeffrey P. Fisher One advantage to being a Sony Vegas Pro user is how efficient the software makes you. By learning a few keyboard shortcuts, you can finish your projects faster. ...Read More »
Final Cut Pro 7 Essential Training: Changing clip speed By Abba Shapiro Changing the speed of a clip is something that you will do frequently as an editor. In this clip, host Abba Shapiro discusses several ways to achieve this in Final Cut Pro. ...Read More »
Final Cut Pro 7 Essential Training: Navigating your timeline with markers By Abba Shapiro When you start getting a lot of markers in your timeline, being able to get from one marker to the next marker easily is pretty important. In this clip, host Abba Shapiro covers the three basic ways that you can navigate through your timeline with markers. ...Read More »
Final Cut Pro 7 Essential Training: Exporting markers By Abba Shapiro If you use markers a lot, you've probably put a lot of hard work into your notes and details as well as your transcriptions, and being able to export this information into a spreadsheet is incredibly useful In this clip, host Abba Shapiro discusses how to export all that information into a tab delineated file using the Markers List as text feature. ...Read More »
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