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Final Cut Pro: How To Use Keyframes To Animating Motion Effects

Keyframes are destination cues used in Final Cut Pro and other non-linear editing programs to create motion paths to animate graphics and effects. They're not a new concept; they have been around since the early...[more]

Final Cut Pro: Transform, Scale and Rotate Using the Wireframe Handles

Final Cut Pro allows you to use wireframe handles to transform, scale and rotate clips. You can achieve the same results by using the Motion tab, which is located in the Viewer, to adjust the parameters...[more]

Final Cut Pro: The Basics of Manipulating Images in the Canvas

Adding images to the canvas in Final Cut Pro is a great way to add them to your project. By doing this, it's also possible to manipulate them and change how they look. Manipulating images...[more]

Final Cut Pro: Transferring Video Effects Between Systems

Final Cut Pro allows you to transfer video effects between systems. The effects that you would need to transfer are called RT Extreme real time effects. The RT Extreme real time effects allow you to play...[more]

Final Cut Pro Third-Party Video Filters: Plug-in Formats Supported

With so many editing and post production programs, along with the thousands of video filters that exist in these programs, it's only natural that some companies would allow their programs to become compatible with other...[more]

Final Cut Pro: How To View and Adjust a Filters Parameters

Final Cut Pro allows you to view and adjust the parameters of a filter. This can be done by viewing the filter settings in the Filters tab. When you have applied at least one filter to...[more]

Final Cut Pro: 5 Video Filters to Avoid and Why

Final Cut Pro comes with a plethora of video filters that you can use on you video clips to create special effects. There are dozens of effects to choose from. You can't really classify some...[more]

Using Final Cut Pro with Logic Pro

If you already know your way around Apple's Final Cut Pro, then using the Logic Pro together with this application will be a breeze. Logic Pro is a full-featured music production application that is commonly...[more]

How To Send Individual Audio Clips from Final Cut Pro to Soundtrack Pro

Through Final Cut Pro, you are able to send individual audio clips to Soundtrack Pro. For the purpose of this guideline, directions will be given on how to send individual audio clips from Final Cut Pro...[more]

Using Final Cut Pro with Soundtrack Pro

Soundtrack Pro is a useful application created by Apple. It can be used to handle all of the audio requirements in a Final Cut Pro project. They are very easy to use together because they...[more]

Final Cut Pro: Using the Frequency Spectrum for a Clear Sounding Soundtrack

When editing high quality sound it isn't enough to just see the wave form of your audio, you also want to see the frequency spectrum. Thankfully, Soundtrack Pro is an advanced audio editing program that...[more]

Final Cut Pro: What are Edit Decision Lists?

When you're exporting a project from Final Cut Pro, you might notice something called edit decision lists. If you're not familiar with the history of editing, you might be a little confused as to what...[more]

Final Cut Pro: What are AIFF Files?

AIFF files are audio file formats used for storing sound data on a computer. AIFF stands for audio interchange file format. It was developed by Apple computers in 1988 and is a very popular audio...[more]

Final Cut Pro: Exporting Audio Tracks to Audio Files

Exporting audio tracks to audio files is now made easy by the Final Cut Pro from Apple. These easy-to-follow steps will help you export your audio tracks to an audio file. To help you better...[more]

Final Audio Mixing: Pro Tools vs Final Cut Pro

Pro Tools is a software program that is at the forefront for editing audio. It is the software of choice amongst most audio engineers, yet you hear it's name a lot less now than you...[more]

Using the Final Cut Pro Compressor Tool vs the Compressor Program

The Compressor Program is an integral part of Final Cut Pro because it is directly related to the final output of the video project. How you compress and encode the project will ultimately decide how...[more]

Final Cut Pro: What is a Compressor or Limiter Filter

The compressor or limited filter decreases the sound volume above amplitude entry point. This is extremely useful, as it minimizes the difference in volumes of two or more subjects talking. It also ensures that the...[more]

Final Cut Pro: What is a Gain Filter?

Final Cut Pro is one of the best software's currently available in the market; it is equipped with the best tools to edit professional or even homemade movies with easily accessible tools. Gain Filter enhances...[more]

Final Cut Pro: What are Equalization Filters?

In Final Cut Pro, equalization filters can serve many purposes. With equalization filters, you can decrease or eliminate background noise and make the voice of a narrator stand out over the rest of the audio in your...[more]

Understanding Audio Filters in Final Cut Pro

Audio filters have many uses from special effects to cleaning up audio. Essentially, an audio filter helps in removing any unnecessary sounds in an audio. It is also used to reduce sound and add sound...[more]

Final Cut Pro: How To Set Up Your Computer to Record Voiceover

Final Cut Pro allows you to set up your computer to record voiceover. You can set up your personal computer that is located in your home, or you can set up a portable computer, such as...[more]

Final Cut Pro: How to Adjust Clip Audio Levels and Pan Using Keyframes

Audio is often neglected by beginning filmmakers, yet it is just as important to the audience as the image. In fact, you could have the most amazing thing ever shot on the greatest video format...[more]

Final Cut Pro: Tips for Using the Transition Editor

Final Cut Pro allows you to easily create transitions between clips on the Timeline. However, if you need to create custom settings for your transitions or make precision changes, you'll need to use the transition...[more]

How To Add a Video Clip To the Sequence Timeline in Final Cut Pro

In Final Cut Pro, the timeline can be used for many to perform many functions inside the program; however, the primary purpose of the timeline is to add clips, or sequences of clips, to projects...[more]

Final Cut Pro: How to Change the Pan of Audio in the Viewer

Audio is just as important to a project as video is. A dynamic sound design has the ability to go in for the final kill in terms of having an audience being drawn into the...[more]

Final Cut Pro Audio Mixer: Mixer Automation and Keyframe Recording

The Final Cut Pro Audio Mixer allows you to record keyframes. Mixer automation is when you play back a sequence in Final Cut Pro, and the mix is automatically controlled by the audio level and pan...[more]

Avid Media Composer Techniques: Lasso Tool

In Avid, the lasso tool can be used if you are looking for an alternative way to select clips. Depending on your preference, this may or may not suit your working style, but it is...[more]

Adding Color Bars to Avid Media Composer Timelines

When you finish your editing project, you may be asked to add color bars to the head of your timeline. Avid makes this very easy for you, but there are some steps that you should...[more]

How to Control Clip Snapping in Avid

When editing in your Avid timeline, it is useful to know how to control clip snapping. Though this function can be quite useful, it can be annoying if it prevents you from editing freely. Step...[more]

Avoiding Adding an Extra Frame to Avid Clips

When editing very precisely, you may come across a discrepancy that suggests you are adding an extra frame to your cuts. Though this may initially seem like a glitch, it merely takes some understanding to decipher...[more]

How to Delete a Clip in Avid

Though it may seem like a simple requirement, there are many ways to delete a clip in Avid. The differences rest in how you want the timeline to look after you have removed the unwanted...[more]

Moving to Next/Previous Edit in Avid

Navigating the timeline can be infinitely easier if you know how to move from the next or previous edit in Avid. The initial instinct for a beginning editor is to attempt to place the cursor...[more]

Dragging Monitor Pictures in Avid

In Avid, it is possible to adjust the monitor pictures to better suit your needs. You can do this in either the source or the record monitor and facilitate any number of adjustments or edits....[more]

How to Use Track Selectors in Avid

When you have many tracks in your timeline, it is important to understand how to use track selection. There are many things to know about the track indicators by your timeline. Some are more obvious than others,...[more]

Creating a Montage Faster in Avid

Creating a montage can seem like a lot of editing, but in avid you can use some short cuts to make it easier on yourself. This will only work if you have a generally good...[more]

Avid: Mapping the Keyboard to Zoom the Timeline

When you discovered mapping the keyboard in Avid, you may not have realized that you cannot only map keys, but also commands. One command that is very popular and useful is zooming in and out...[more]

Keeping Sharpness When Importing Images to Media Composer

Importing images into Avid can cause some frustrations if you are not properly prepared. To keep the still images sharp, you should seek help outside of the program. Step 1 - Avid Zoom Avid has...[more]

How to Copy Part of the Timeline in Avid

If you need to copy part of the timeline, you need not attempt a tedious dragging of clips. There is a much simpler way for you to maintain even your dissolves. Step 1: Find Your...[more]

How to Set up a Workspace in Avid

With Avid being as ergonomic as it is, it is a good idea for you to learn how to set up a workspace. You do not need to continuously readjust your windows. Step 1: Toolsets...[more]

How to Color the Avid Timeline

Whether you want to personalize your editing experience or simply create some form of organization, you may want to know how to color your timeline. There are several aspects that you can concentrate on. Step...[more]

DVD Studio Pro: Creating Different Visual Options

DVD Studio Pro is the program you would use to turn your Final Cut Pro video projects into DVDs that can be watched on the TV. One of the important things to keep in mind...[more]

The Difference Between an HD DVD and a Regular DVD

When it comes to the term HD-DVD, there is a lot of confusion and terms that get loosely thrown around. To understand the difference between HD DVDs and regular DVDs, you need to look at...[more]

DVD Studio Pro: Adding Subtitles

There are many reasons for adding subtitles in DVD Studio Pro. Subtitles allow you to offer text in different languages, create buttons over videos and add graphics. You can also create individual text subtitles in DVD...[more]

All About Signal-to-Noise Ratio

Signal-to-noise ratio is a term that refers to the measurement of the level of an audio signal as compared to the level of noise that is present in that signal. Signal-to-noise ratio specifications are important...[more]

All About Dynamic Range and Compression

The technology known as dynamic range compression is an audio method of compressing the signal produced by a piece of digital software. Compression is very regularly used while saving work, recording sound and broadcasting that...[more]

Final Cut Pro: How To Synchronize Playheads

In order to get the best from your clips when you are sequencing them in Final Cut Pro, you will need to work out how to synchronize the movement of the playheads so that each...[more]

Final Cut Pro: Working with Sequence Clips in the Viewer

When you have created your sequence clips, you might want to put them back into the viewer in order to look at them fully before you save the film for the last time. The sequence...[more]

Final Cut Pro: Nesting Sequences

If you choose to, when you are working on your Final Cut Pro project, you can try nesting a few sequences to see how they look. The purpose of nesting is to place more than...[more]

Final Cut Pro: Previewing and Rendering Transitions

Final Cut Pro allows you to edit transitions, or create custom ones, in the transition editor. The program also allows you to view many transitions during playback in real time. There are several variables that...[more]

Final Cut Pro: Using Alpha Transitions

Final Cut Pro allows you to easily create transitions between clips on the Timeline. However, if you need to create custom settings for your transitions or make precision changes, you'll need to use the transition...[more]

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