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August 17, 2011, 11:41 am
One important, but usually overlooked process of editing is color grading. It allows the editor to both fix a poorly exposed or incorrectly white balanced shot and create a tone for the film. Sadly, most beginner video editors don't know about these great tools. However, Denver Riddle from ColorGradingCentral.com has made it easier by producing ...
April 8, 2013, 12:52 pm
No matter how slow or fast your computer is, it seems as if there always comes a time when Final Cut Pro X becomes slow or unresponsive. Needless to say, this can be extremely frustrating. While having a fast, multicore processor, lots of memory, and a capable video card is extremely important, here are some [...]
April 8, 2013, 12:51 pm
The Final Cut Pro X Facebook group is by Final Cut Pro X editors for Final Cut Pro X editors. Members can post their questions, ask for feedback from fellow editors, and catch up on the latest news about FCPX. The group is home to over 700 editors some who have several years of [...]
April 5, 2013, 2:34 pm
Final Cut Pro X is a trackless non-linear editing program. To compensate, there's what's called a Connected Clip. Secondary clips are connected to primary ones using clip connections. But, the connections aren't always where you want them. Here's a quick tip on moving it. Once you've connected your clip, located the connection. Now, figure out...
April 4, 2013, 11:41 am
Time lapses can be real fun to make and watch, but they can be pretty tricky to edit. Having to organize, resize, and color grade thousands of images can be very time-consuming. But, in this tutorial, you can see how to do all of that within a few minutes. This MacBreak Studio tutorial, featuring Steve [...]
April 2, 2013, 12:45 pm
The favorites feature in Final Cut Pro X can be used for all sorts of things from creating subclips to further organizing your media. In this tutorial, Ben Consoli shows how to use favorites for interviews. Because FCPX is metadata-driven, you can easily add and search for favorites inside Events. This makes it...
April 1, 2013, 11:35 am
One of the great features with Final Cut Pro X is the ability to save searches as Smart Collections. But what are Smart Collections and how are they useful? Let’s take a look. What are Smart Collections? Smart Collections are searches you can save which automatically filters through your content and creates a group or...
March 29, 2013, 12:01 pm
With the way Final Cut Pro X works, Projects and Events are always shown in their respective library. While this may be helpful, it is not always ideal. Here's how to hide FCPX Projects and Events. Using Finder Unfortunately, there is currently no way to close or hide Projects or Events within Final Cut. But...
March 29, 2013, 12:00 pm
Apple recently released the eighth update for Final Cut Pro X. While it was mainly bug fixes, it did come with new features. Here's an in-depth look. Sony XAVC For those who are editing footage from Sony's latest professional cameras (such as the F5 or F55), you're in luck. With 10.0.8, you can import the...
Gordon Burkell sits down to talk Punk Rock, documentary editing and directing with Shaun Colon. Check out his film A Fat Wrec ...
Gordon Burkell sits down with Tristan Oliver to discuss his work on Isle of Dogs for Wes Anderson.
Gordon Burkell sits down with Joe Letteri to discuss his Oscar-nominated work on War for the Planet of the Apes.
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