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How to Re-Interpret Clips in Adobe Premiere

Generally speaking, clips in Adobe Premiere will play without much need to do anything special to them. Premiere supports a wide variety of popular video formats, which means that it will be able to import...[more]

How to Monitor Window Playback Controls in Premiere

The monitor window allows you to watch all of your movies with complete control, while using the tools and buttons beneath for all of the editing functions that you need. if you are looking for...[more]

Using Workspace Tools in Adobe Premiere

Using the workspace tools Adobe Premiere provides can be a little confusing if you're not familiar with the program. If this is your first time editing, then don't get frustrated. Use this informational guide to...[more]

How to Adjust Video Effects Settings in Premiere

Video effects are an excellent means to making a good video production great. In Adobe Premiere, any alteration you make to a video clip is considered an effect. Flipping a video, adjusting the brightness contrast,...[more]

Working with Audio on Timeline in Premiere

The timeline in Premiere not only allows you to quickly and easily apply many types of edits to video tracks, you can also use the timeline to work with audio files as well. Adobe Premiere...[more]

Multiplying Audio Tracks in Adobe Premiere

Working with audio tracks can often become very complicated when creating high quality sound design. Sound is just as important as the image. In fact, sometimes it can be be more important as an audience...[more]

How to Animate Fire in Adobe Premiere

If you want to give your video a special effect such as fire, Adobe Premiere is a great piece of software to use. With your Adobe software, you can make fire on the video that...[more]

How to Use Track Matte Key in Premiere

Creating different kinds of color through key in Premiere is one way to develop your skills as an Adobe designer. The Track Matte Key will help you to build lots of different looks, and it...[more]

How to Create a Planet in Adobe Premiere

If you are looking for interesting effects to create in Adobe Premiere, then why not create a planet? Making a computerized image of a planet using this software is not too difficult, once you know...[more]

Final Cut Pro: Linking Behavior in Audio Channel Pairs

One of the most popular features in Final Cut Pro is its ability to link video and audio clip items together; however, you can also link audio channel items together in stereo pairs. This is...[more]

Final Cut Pro: How To Get Clip Items Back in Sync

With Final Cut pro, there are several ways to get items back in sync if they have been mistakenly moved in the timeline or otherwise fell out of sync. In fact, getting items back in...[more]

Final Cut Pro: 4 Tips for Performing Basic Cut Edits

In Final Cut Pro, cut edits are used to weed out portions of clips or sequences you don't want to use. Performing cut edits in Final Cut Pro is a snap, and this list of...[more]

Understanding the Selection Tools in Final Cut Pro

There are many ways in which you can improve your editing powers in Final Cut Pro, and using the selection tools is one way you can extend your range while still using this flexible and...[more]

Final Cut Pro: What is Drag-To-Timeline Editing?

On newer versions of Final Cut Pro, you can edit your clips by dragging parts of them to the timeline. This is the part of the software which allows you to access the amount of...[more]

Final Cut Pro: How To Disable Tracks During Playback and Why Do It?

When editing video in Final Cut Pro, there are times that you will find it advantageous to disable clips or tracks during playback. Temporarily disabling a track will allow you to fine tune a sequence...[more]

Final Cut Pro: How To Lock Tracks and Why Do It?

In Final Cut Pro, you can lock audio or video tracks to prevent them from being changed after you have applied edits, such as transitions or effects. If you are working with a large number...[more]

Final Cut Pro: Understanding Source and Destination Controls

If you are using one of the newer versions of Final Cut Pro, then you should know that there are a number of new features in the software which can help you to get more...[more]

Final Cut Pro: Understanding Tracks

When you are using Final Cut Pro, it can be helpful to understand what the timeline tracks are, and how they can help you to edit your media file. There are a number of timeline...[more]

Final Cut Pro: Setting Sequence In and Out Points in the Canvas or Timeline

When you are working on your film in Final Cut Pro, you may come across a situation where you need to amend a clip in the timeline or Canvas window. The Canvas displays the timeline's...[more]

Final Cut Pro: Setting Clip In and Out Points in the Viewer

If you want to edit your clips in Final Cut Pro, then a handy little system known as the In and Out Points can help you to get the best out of your software. By...[more]

Final Cut Pro: Aligning Items in the Timeline by Their Markers

If you want to use the timeline to locate the clips, you can use the In and Out markers to move the clips along the line. This method of editing is very rough, but it...[more]

Final Cut Pro: 3 Ways to Add Clips to a Sequence

There are a number of ways in which you can add clips to a sequence when you are editing a clip in Final Cut Pro. Once you have your sequence in place, you can get...[more]

Final Cut Pro: Creating a Rough Edit

If you are working on a video file in Final Cut Pro, you should be able to find use for the Rough Edit. Final Cut Pro enables you to make your finished film look like...[more]

5 Tips for Setting Your Preferences Before You Start Editing in Final Cut Pro

Before you start editing a video in Final Cut Pro, you should set out your preferences. This will help to ensure that you get your film in the best quality that you can. There are...[more]

Final Cut Pro: 3 Tips for Breaking Large Clips into Subclips

If you have a very large clip on your video file, then you may consider breaking it down into several small subclips. This can be done easily in Final Cut Pro, as you only have...[more]

Final Cut Pro: 3 Ways To Organize Footage in the Browser

When working with Final Cut Pro, properly organizing clips in your browser will make your work much more efficient, and therefore increase your productivity. Although categorizing and labeling may take some extra time upfront, it...[more]

Importing Still Images and Graphics into Final Cut Pro

Final Cut Pro allows you to import most still images and graphic formats that are supported by Apple's QuickTime technology. With Final Cut Pro, you can create a sequence based on still images that are...[more]

Final Cut Pro: What is a Logging Bin?

With Final Cut Pro, the logging bin is the default folder that is used to store video clips captured from a DV camcorder, deck or other capture device. By default, the logging bin is the...[more]

Final Cut Pro: How To Transfer File-Based Media

Using the Log and Capture window, Final Cut Pro makes transferring file based media easy and efficient. In Final Cut Pro, transferring file-based media is very similar to the process of capturing video footage from...[more]

How To Automatically Name Your Clips in Final Cut Pro

Defining names to be used on files created on a camcorder can often be a confusing process; however, Final Cut Pro makes naming your clips easy and efficient. Final Cut allows for the easy creation...[more]

Final Cut Pro: Understanding the Log and Transfer Window

In Final Cut Pro, the log and transfer window is the main screen for transferring file-based media of footage into your projects. With the log and transfer window, you can import media files stored on...[more]

Final Cut Pro: How To Capture Footage with Timecode Breaks

In Final Code Pro, timecode breaks are one of the most common problems when capturing video footage from a DV camcorder. The primary reason for timecode breaks is the camcorder having been switched on and...[more]

Final Cut Pro: How To Avoid Duplicate Timecode Numbers on a Single Tape

A duplicate timecode on a tape can be a nightmare when trying to edit video footage. When working with video footage from a tape, Final Cut Pro assumes that timecode numbers always increase as the...[more]

Final Cut Pro: How To Capture Synchronized Audio Independently from Video

With Final Cut Pro, there are times when you may want to capture synchronized audio as a separate file than the video file. Fortunately, Final Cut Pro makes separating audio and video files an easy...[more]

Final Cut Pro: Capturing Audio

Final Cut Pro has some interesting features which many users simply do not make the best of, and one of the most neglected areas is understanding how to capture audio using this software. There are...[more]

Final Cut Pro: Batch Capturing Clips

One of the most powerful features in Final Cut Pro is the ability to capture clips in batches. Batch capturing will not only allow you to capture multiple clips from a single tape, it allows...[more]

Final Cut Pro: Capturing Entire Tapes

Final Cut Pro offers you the ability to only capture certain sections of video footage from a camera or tape, or you can capture an entire tape and work with the raw source file directly....[more]

Final Cut Pro: How To Log Footage from a Tape

In Final Cut Pro, the ability to log footage before capturing it allows you to quickly work with many clips from one tape or many. When Final Cut Pro logs footage, it creates a clip...[more]

Final Cut Pro: Understanding the Log and Capture Window

The purpose of the Log and Capture window in Final Cut Pro is to capture tape based footage. The controls provided by the Log and Capture window allow you to control a camcorder, set the In...[more]

Final Cut Pro: The Importance and Benefits of Logging

If your time is important to you, and you want to avoid wasting time finding problems in Final Cut Pro when editing video projects, you should always use the logging features built in to the...[more]

Final Cut Pro: What is Logging and Capturing?

If you are a beginner to using Final Cut Pro, then you may be unfamiliar with many of the terms which are used to describe the various functions of the system. If you would like...[more]

How To Hook Up an External Video Monitor to Final Cut Pro

Using an external video monitor when working with Final Cut Pro can be a pain in the neck. Final Cut Pro is not designed to play to video monitors, and the basic problem is that...[more]

The Benefits of Using an External Video Monitor While You Edit

If you do a video editing for television broadcasts or another professional delivery format, using an external video monitor while you edit can improve the results of your productions dramatically. One of the biggest reasons...[more]

Final Cut Pro: Device Control

Final Cut Pro uses device control presets to determine how it will control a device, such as a camcorder. Final Cut Pro has many device control presets, so it is unlikely that you will have...[more]

Final Cut Pro: The Importance of Scratch Disks

Scratch disks are hard drives (or portions of space on a hard drive) that are used by Final Cut Pro for the temporary storage of files when editing videos. Although Final Cut Pro does not...[more]

How To Connect Your Camcorder To Final Cut Pro

Final Cut Pro allows you to capture video footage directly from your DV camcorder. However, before you can begin capturing video, you'll need to properly connect your camcorder to your computer. Once your device is...[more]

How To Customizing Your Final Cut Pro Interface

In Final Cut Pro, you can easily customize the user interface in many ways to suit your needs and editing style. Final cut Pro allows you to change window layouts, position the dock, as well...[more]

Final Cut Pro: The Connection Between Clips and Media Files

If you are just beginning to use Final Cut Pro, then one of the most important things that you can learn is the connection between clips in your browser, and the media files to which...[more]

3 Tips for Organizing Your Projects in Final Cut Pro

Once you have started working on a number of projects in Final Cut Pro, you will need to know how to get them organized as efficiently as possible. This way you won't lose track of...[more]

The Audio and Video Formats That are Compatible with Final Cut Pro

Final Cut Pro is the video editor of choice for Mac users and has been used to edit many Hollywood blockbusters. With Final Cut, editors can quickly accomplish common editing tasks and produce videos in...[more]