Could this be the shortest Final Cut Pro tutorial ever? It doesn't really matter how short this is, it's a damn good tip.
This time Rick covers scratch disks, isolating a colour and that old problem of losing your image because you've gone into wireframe mode. yeup we've all been confused by that one once.
Hot off the press is longtime FCP guru Rick Young's The Focal Easy Guide to Final Cut Pro X. Should you need to brush up on your FCPX skills or just need a last minute stocking filler for Christmas, this graphic heavy publication might fit the bill. We have three to giveaway too.
There are many online tutorials for Final Cut Pro X, but only a handful that are written & printed. If you prefer a hard copy, Rick Young has just updated the longest running FCP book on the market!
Rick Young from MacVideo has put together all of his tips and tricks into one book called "Rick's Tips, Inside the Mind of an Editor." It is available in print or electronically for your iPad/iPhone/iPod.
Hot on the heels of their new creative editing lessons, Ripple Training has just published a new 'Getting Started with Motion 5' set of tutorials. They are also offering 25% off until March the 3rd on this product as well.
If you are a regular reader on FCP.co, then you will be aware of Ripple Training's excellent range of tutorials for FCPX and Motion. They have just released a trial $1.99 iPad app based on the 10.0.6 update and they're after your feedback.
There are loads of tutorials out there about editing video within Final Cut Pro X, not so many about audio. Ripple Training have released a whole course dedicated to getting your audio sounding the best it can in FCPX. We've also got a money off coupon code.
One of the features lacking in FCPX is the ability to save favourite effects just like our much loved FCP7 was able to. This new episode of MacBreak Studio shows us a workaround that works, for the majority of the time anyway.
In this tutorial Walter Biscardi shows us how to avoid losing your favourites when you have to trash your preferences.
Scary eyes, real estate promotion, pack replacement and Larry Jordan. What do they all have in common? They all feature in this roundup of FCPX tutorials. Some basic, some advanced, they are all worth a watch.
Jordan Smith wrote to us with a link to his article on sharing Final Cut Pro X projects. We liked the article so much, we asked if we could reprint it here on FCP.co. So if more than one editor is going to be working on the same project, read on...
You might have become bored of twitpic screenshots by now, so we thought we would post these two FCPX discussion preview videos from MacVideo. How will it affect editors? What are the new features we should look out for? What about training? All covered in this presentation from June 9th.
We always try to give new tutorial makers a good plug here on FCP.co and this time a set of six beginner tutorials come from Malaysia. Baron Abas starts right from the beginning!
Sounds like a bit of a contradiction, but in this new episode of MacBreak Studio, Steve Martin does show how you can get a lot smarter with smart collections.
Good job we have Mark Spencer and Steve Martin on hand to give us the answer, here is the latest edition of MacBreak Studio.
As an addition to their weekly MacBreak Studio, Steve Martin has kicked off a new series of free Final Cut Pro X tutorials. The first episode is all about the Ken Burns effect.
Mark Spencer and Steve Martin celebrate the 200th episode of the very popular MacBreak Studio series. After lighting the cakes they take a look at how Final Cut Pro X interprets graphic files and video clips.
The boys are back on MacBreak Studio, this time they are talking about one of the oldest techniques in television post production: The three point edit.
Not our quotation, but the words of Philip Hodgetts who happened to be in the audience at the recent Boston Creative Pro User Group meeting. Take a look at the video of the presentation and judge for yourself! We have a coupon code for money off the Amsterdam Supermeet admission as well.
Quite a few free tutorials to get through in this roundup. From just starting out in FCPX & Motion, to advanced sound techniques & fixes, there is something for everybody to learn.
The Summer so far has been slightly quiet for FCPX news if you discount the 10.1.2 update, so an ideal time for a tutorial roundup. Lots of tips for Motion and Final Cut Pro X and one NSFW tutorial that had us laughing.
The easiest way to bill this episode of MacBreak Studio would be to say that it's pretty essential viewing if you import media from cards or cameras into FCPX. (Who doesn't?) Many tips from Mark & Steve in this one.
Something we haven't had for a while and that's a brand new book. The Craft of the Cut is billed as the Final Cut Pro X Editor's handbook.
The third instalment of the FCPX Man Diary catches up with our FCPX newbie as he starts a series of tutorials whilst at 30,000 feet. A smooth ride or does he encounter turbulence?
We are pleased to start publishing the thoughts, findings and humour of a Final Cut Pro X newbie. Called The FCPX Man Diary, it really does start right from the beginning with entry number one.
Time for the second entry in the diary from our Final Cut Pro X newbie. Will the 'FCPX Force' be weak or strong in this latest update?
Over the last few days we have been running a series of Dan's free FCPX tutorials. Today we post the last four in a collection of thirteen. Subjects include blend modes, transitions, keyframes and creating still frames.
Following his two very successful previous manuals, Edgar Rothermich has released a graphically enhanced manual for Compressor 4.
This is a very brief first look at the some of the key features of FCPX from the viewpoint of the professional editor. Not the data wrangler, not the media manager, not the one-stop shop, production-company-in-a-bedroom. The cutter.
For all you Final cut Pro newbies out there, and for some others who should probably know better, there are a clutch of technical errors which can quickly de-rail any promising project. Pro Apps Expert Alex Snelling points them out one by one.
It has been a very busy year in the life of Final Cut Pro X in 2012. Lots of updates, lots of new plugins and of course training courses and books. We thought we would take a look at the best selling FCPX books of 2012.
A few months on from the release of Final Cut Pro X, we thought we would take a look at what you can do or need once you've bought FCPX. Content, tutorials, books and videos all await.
Being back in the office after the Mac Pro's three week excursion on broadcast jobs means we can catch up with things. There's three great podcasts to listen to for a start!
Two completely different tutorials on using green screen in your productions. One of them qualifies for inclusion as it describes the process in Final Cut Pro X, the other because it's informative and fun for a Friday.
We had a rather irate email from a reader saying that these tutorials had no place on our website. We disagree as we think anybody whether a student or author with Jordonian status has voice and a place.
If you want to edit fast on any non-linear system then you'll need to know as many keyboard shortcuts as possible. The problem is trying to remember all of them! Here are two solutions that might help.
The first in a series of tutorial videos about the FCPX 10.1 updates, we kick off with a look at Libraries and how they have changed the way media is organised.
More from the Ripple guys today (Where do they find the time?) It's Tuesday, so it's MacBreak Studio time and in this new episode, Steve and Mark take a look at using Auditions.
A new episode of MacBreak Studio and this week the boys are looking at Mark's favourite subject: Camera Archives. You might laugh, but making archives might just save your bacon one day.
Back to what the boys do best and that's digging around in the functionality of FCPX. This week they explore the wonderful world of the through edit.
When we think of colour correction with the Apple Pro Apps, the colour board in Final Cut Pro is normally the first thing that springs to mind. Motion however has a lot of built in filters that go beyond the board's capabilities.
When Steve Martin describes a new feature as 'huge' then it's definitely worth a look. More great tips from the MacBreak guys, this time on searching meta data.
When Mark and Steve recorded this MacBreak Studio, they probably didn't realise it would get eclipsed by the Mac Pro and other announcements from Apple yesterday. Some good Motion tips on behaviors in this episode.
There are many Final Cut Pro X editors out there who have never even opened up the Timeline Index. Steve Martin And Mark Spencer take a look at what it is and what exactly it does.
Today we spotted an editor on Twitter complaining that there wasn't a heart wipe built into FCP. The good news is that there is one, hard to find, but there is one. If you really have to use one find out where it lives after the break.
The majority of training for FCPX is in English, so when good quality instructional video or publications come along we like to feature them. This time it's a VOD course in German from Robin S Kurz. We also have a discount code available for the first 15 takers.
Andrew Gormley has launched his online training program called Visual Storytelling with Final Cut Pro X. This budget course is made even better by Andrew offering 100 discounts codes for 50% off to FCP.co readers.
Some people say Larry is an FCP God. At the recent London SuperMeet last week he had a full 'house' of followers ready and eager to hear his wisdom. Watch the four part video after the break.
One of the lesser known editing features of FCPX is the secondary storyline. So what are they and how and when would you want to use one? Our usual duo are on the case.
The 10.1 update to FCPX brought many improvements, the introduction of Libraries changed the way media is organised. Steve and Mark take a look at the range of options when importing media.
Want some more transitions for FCPX? CGM have released a plugin pack of 27 editable transitions for Final Cut Pro X. We have four copies to give away!
Time for another instalment from Steve and Mark on how to use Libraries in Final Cut Pro X. Watch out for one super tip that will make the opening of FCPX Libraries quicker.
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