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Final Cut Pro: The Differences of Editing Audio in the Viewer vs. the Timeline

There are a number of differences between editing your audio files in the Viewer windows and using the Timeline. These differences occur in the way that you handle the changes between marking the audio file,...[more]

Final Cut Pro: How To Use the Waveform Displays

The Waveform displays can be useful in Final Cut Pro for creating different types of color grading, and also to ensure that what you are printing is safe to broadcast. The Waveform displays include the luminance and...[more]

Final Cut Pro: Audio Editing Basics

If you want to add some audio to your movie, then you will need to perform some basic audio editing using the Final Cut Pro windows. The best way to perform this kind of editing...[more]

Final Cut Pro Multiclip Editing: Switching and Cutting Between Angles

Final Cut Pro allows you to work seamlessly with multiclip angles in the Timeline or Viewer. You use 'Switching' to change the active angle in a multiclip without creating an edit in the Viewer or...[more]

Final Cut Pro: Editing with Multiclips in Real Time

Final Cut Pro allows you to edit multiclips in real time with the 'Multiclip Playback' feature. With this feature, you can switch and cut multiclip angles instantly and in real time. Enabling the Multiclip Playback...[more]

Final Cut Pro: How To Work with Multiclip Angles in the Viewer

Final Cut Pro allows you to use the Viewer to easily work with multiclip angles. You can use the Viewer to perform many functions with angles in a multiclip, such as: display, rearrange, resynchronize, as...[more]

Final Cut Pro: Creating Individual Multiclips

Creating multiclips with Final Cut Pro is an easy to learn process that will allow you to create videos that show different angles of the same shoot or subject shots from multiple cameras. This technique...[more]

Final Cut Pro: Creating Multiclip Sequences

Creating multiclip sequences is one of the biggest challenges for new video editors. However, Final Cut Pro makes working with multiclip sequences fairly easy. The secret to creating good multiclip sequences begins with the shooting...[more]

Final Cut Pro: How To Prepare Clips to Be Used as Multiclip Angles

The function of the multiclip is to allow you to look at a series of small films, all happening at the same time, rather than a single large film which takes up the whole of...[more]

Final Cut Pro: What is a Multiclip?

Final Cut Pro has had a multiclip function since its early inception, and while there were some problems with the system initially, the multiclip function works just as well as any other part of the...[more]

Recording a Voiceover in Adobe Premiere

One thing that everyone is keen on when making videos is recording voiceover audio tracks. Recording voiceover audio can also be used to add to a YouTube video, or similar videos of that nature, all...[more]

How to Sync Film to Music in Adobe Premiere

With Adobe Premiere, you can sync film to audio in a video clip. In theory, syncing audio and video should be a very straightforward process. However, the reality of syncing audio and video is that...[more]

How to Slice and Blend Video in Premiere

To slice and blend video footage is simply a cool term for editing the video, and Adobe Premiere allows you to apply powerful edits, effects and transitions in record time. While mastering Adobe Premiere can...[more]

Using Titles from Illustrator in Adobe Premiere

If you create still image files with Illustrator, Adobe Premiere can easily import those files into projects or clip sequences created in Premiere. Adobe Premiere offers native support for Adobe Illustrator .ai files and can...[more]

Importing Photoshop Layers into Premiere

If you have an Adobe Premiere system, then you may like to consider importing some Photoshop layers onto your movie or clip. Adding Photoshop layers to a different piece of software can seem like a...[more]

Inserting an Object into a Frame in Premiere

The key to inserting any object into frame and clips on movies is to use transparency. If you are using Adobe Premiere, then you can use this to get your image into the system and...[more]

Tropical Beach Effect in Adobe Premiere

In order to get the best out of your Adobe Premiere software, you should be prepared to make a number of special effects, such as the Tropical Beach. All of these effects are created using...[more]

Using Keylight in Adobe Premiere

When you have become more advanced in using Adobe Premiere, you may be interested in forming special effects such as Keylight. Keylight is a plug-in that is generally not considered usable in the premiere versions of...[more]

How to Quickly Capture Video in Premiere

If you need to quickly capture video using Adobe Premiere, then the simplest way is to use an adapted fire wire port. There are many different versions of visual devices which you can download onto...[more]

How to Use Styles in Adobe Premiere

If you are looking to use styles in Adobe Premiere, then you will need to look at the tabs which can help you to get this project completed. Many people working with Adobe prefer to...[more]

Final Cut Pro: 4 Tips for Arranging Clips in the Timeline

When you want to sequence a series of clips, then Final Cut Pro timeline is the best way of doing this without making too many mistakes. The clips can be arranged in this area so...[more]

Final Cut Pro: Understanding Sequences

If you are working with Final Cut Pro, then you will need to create sequences. These are the parts of the film made from a series of clips, larger and bulkier than clips, and they...[more]

Final Cut Pro: What are Merged Clips?

When you are working on Final Cut Pro, you may need to combine clips into one area. Merged clips are made from one video clip and a number of audio clips. There are a number...[more]

Final Cut Pro: How To Capture Video and Audio Separately

With Apple Final Cut Pro, there may be times when you may want to capture video and audio as two separate files, rather than a standard combined file. Fortunately, Final Cut Pro makes separating audio and video files an...[more]

DVD Studio Pro: Making a Photo Slideshow

DVD Studio Pro allows the user to create a photo slideshow. The duration of the slideshow can be determined by DVD Studio Pro or the user. The option to add audio to the photo slideshow is...[more]

Creating Menus within DVD Studio Pro

Creating menus with DVD Studio Pro is very easy and shouldn't take long to do. DVD Studio Pro is one of the most popular video editing applications available for the Apple OSx operating system. DVD...[more]

Video Editing: Obay the 180-Degree Rule

The 180 degree rule is one of film making's most important guidelines because it will have a huge impact on the video editing process. It states that two characters should have the same left-right relationships...[more]

Fixing Photoshop Layer Mask Problems

A Photoshop layer mask is used for the seamless combination of more than one image. Problems encountered when using a layer mask can be rectified through some simple actions. The following are some steps to...[more]

How To Sell Wildlife Stock Photography

Wildlife stock photography can be very rewarding to capture and then sell. You will find, however, that there is a lot of competition out there. While it is not expected that you be the best...[more]

How To Levels & Curves And Control Points in Viveza

Viveza is a very popular image editing application which can be used to perform all kinds of simple edits to a photograph. When using Viveza, many of these edits are much easier than they would...[more]

Underwater Photography: Helpful Tips for Using Manual Mode

If you are shooting underwater photography, it is actually recommended that you use full manual mode, if your camera is equipped with that feature. You will have to set the aperture and shutter speed yourself, but...[more]

9 Framing Ideas for Family Photos

You can add interest and style to your family photos by framing them in unique ways. Materials for framing cannot only be found at home improvement stores, but at a second hand stores or garage...[more]

Creating 3D Moving Text in Adobe Premiere

One of the most enjoyable features of Adobe Premiere is the way in which you can have fun with everyday materials, such as 3D moving text or animated insect swarms. Whatever kind of animation you...[more]

Final Cut Pro: Replace, Fit to Fill and Superimpose

When you are using Final Cut Pro to edit your films, you should be aware of particular editing sites which can get you the best for your needs. Using the Replace, Fit to Fill and...[more]

5 Most Useful Adobe Premiere Tips

If you are looking for Adobe Premiere tips that will help you to use the powerful video editing program faster and more efficiently, you are in the right place. Use the following Premiere tips to...[more]

Creating a Dreamy Look in Adobe Premiere

Creating the dream look to your video clips in Adobe Premiere Pro can be considered an advanced special effect. There isn't a dream look effect in the 'Video Effects Bin' so you need to create...[more]

Simulating Bleach Bypass in Adobe Premiere

If you would like to add a cool bleach bypass effect to video footage, you will be pleased to know that Adobe Premiere can accomplish the task in a few easy to follow steps. So,...[more]

White and Black Diffusion in Adobe Premiere

With Adobe Premiere, you can use white and black diffusion to give your videos an interesting and more enhanced look. Applying white and black diffusion to your video images requires a few steps; however, the...[more]

Linking Clips in Adobe Premiere

Adobe Premiere provides you with powerful timeline management features, such as the ability to manipulate a linked clip or lock tracks on the timeline. In Adobe Premiere, linked clips are clips that contain both an...[more]

How to Edit YouTube Videos in Adobe Premiere

If you are looking for a way to edit YouTube videos that you have made, you might find this more difficult than uploading one in the first place. The YouTube video uses a format called...[more]

Creating an Insect Swarm in Adobe Premiere

There are many interesting and entertaining things that you can create on Adobe Premiere, including an insect swarm which can be made using the after effects function. Swarms can be made from very small amounts...[more]

Mass Link Missing Premiere Media Files

If you've ever lost the path reference or relative path information for a project in Adobe Premiere, you're sure to need a way to mass link the items in your project in order to avoid...[more]

Convert .vob to .avi in Adobe Premiere

While older versions of Adobe Premiere had problems with working with the default .VOB files that are used to create DVD discs, Adobe Premiere CS4 has no problems whatsoever importing and converting these types of...[more]

Color Correcting with RGB Curves in Premiere

Simple color correcting techniques can allow you to make dramatic improvements in your videos. However, many new video and film editors often overlook color correction and its benefits when producing a video. While factors such...[more]

Working with Offline Files in Adobe Premiere

When you are working with Adobe Premiere, you may need to work with offline files. An offline file can be a place where you keep the information for a number of media files that are...[more]

Setting Auto Saving in Adobe Premiere

If you have been using Adobe premiere for a long time, then you may already be familiar with the concept of auto saving your work as it goes along. Adobe automatically saves your work after...[more]

Changing Adobe Premiere Project Window Display Options

If you want to make any changes to your display options in your Adobe Premiere project window, then you should make a note of the settings which are already in place, in case you ever...[more]

How to Make a Professional Title in Premiere

If you need to make a professional title for your video, then you can use Adobe Premiere to do this, rather than relying upon Photoshop. One way of getting this done is to import professional...[more]

How to View Clips in Adobe Premiere

Adobe Premiere allows you to easily view clips much in the same way you would view them on a normal video monitor. Adobe Premiere allows you to preview clips within the program and also allows...[more]

How to Manage Clips in Adobe Premiere Bins

Clips in Adobe Premiere project files are stored in bins. Bins allow you to manage your media files much in the same way you do normal files on your Mac or Windows computer. A bin...[more]