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Setting Up a Multicam Edit - Final Cut HelpSetting Up a Multicam Edit - Final Cut Help
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In this Final Cut Video Tutorial Richard Harrington takes a look at syncronizing material for a multicam edit. The multicam features inside of Final Cut Pro are very popular and can be used for events, performances, or concerts the trick is getting things to syncronize properly.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Richard Harrington
Apple Final Cut Pro
Become replaceable. Have a life with better FCP project managementBecome replaceable. Have a life with better FCP project management

Sure, being replaceable can be scary -- but sometimes you NEED somebody to step in and help. Here are some of the tricks that Cow author Dustin Lau has learned for project set-up, file naming, and clear communication with other members on the team. These tricks will create smooth hand-offs from you to your temporary replacement -- and back to you when you return, without driving anyone crazy.

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Dustin Lau
Apple Final Cut Pro
Better Media Management in Final Cut ProBetter Media Management in Final Cut Pro

Looking for better media management in Final Cut Pro? TV producer and Cow contributor Dustin Lau says it all begins with better file naming. He shows how its working at ESPN/Star Sports Asia, as they manage their workflow across multiple teams, under the high pressure of episodic TV deadlines. It will work for you too.

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Dustin Lau
Apple Final Cut Pro
Get Fast in Final Cut Pro -- <i>FAST!</i>Get Fast in Final Cut Pro -- FAST!

It does not make you a better FCP editor, but no matter what kind of work you do, speed still matters. Cow author Dustin Lau shares some tips and tricks to accelerate your work in Final Cut Pro that even the old dogs can learn from.

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Dustin Lau
Apple Final Cut Pro
Vee You: 8 Free Mac Plug-ins for FCP, AE and MotionVee You: 8 Free Mac Plug-ins for FCP, AE and Motion
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VFX artist Roger Bolton has worked on films including The Lord of the Rings, Charlie and The Chocolate Factory and Kingdom of Heaven. He has also created effects for his own use -- in this case, a wide variety of 2D and 3D VU meters, automatically animated by the audio in your project. He now offers these 8 plug-ins to artists using Final Cut Pro, After Effects and Motion -- with no watermarks, no time limits, no price tag. Please note: these plug-ins are MAC ONLY.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Roger Bolton
Apple Final Cut Pro
Using Automator for repetitive tasks in Final Cut ProUsing Automator for repetitive tasks in Final Cut Pro

Apple Automator is a tiny application included with Mac OS X with big power, quickly and easily creating custom workflows based on the work you actually do - no programming required. Its the perfect way to handle those pesky repetitive tasks in FCP. Do something once, then let Automator take it from there. This handy little tool can make the difference between keeping and losing your sanity -- and making or missing your deadline.

Tutorial, Feature
Dustin Lau
Apple Final Cut Pro
The Ultimate Real-world FCP FAQ, Part 3

The Ultimate Real-world FCP FAQ, Part 3

Creative Cow Leader Shane Ross is one of a very small handful of the worlds most respected FCP experts. Over the course of years answering questions, hes compiled a real-world list of the questions that are truly the most frequently asked. He calls them Shanes Stock Answers. We call them the information you really need for working with FCP. Here in Part 3, he covers QuickTime issues, timecode management, P2 tips and much more, including one of the most frequently questions of all: how to open new projects in older versions of FCP.

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Shane Ross
Apple Final Cut Pro
Stephens Five FCP Time Saving TipsStephens Five FCP Time Saving Tips
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Want to save time while using Final Cut Pro? CreativeCow.net Contributing Editor Stephen Smith will show you how. His video tutorial has five must use tips: Motion Templates, Swap Edit, Audio Levels, Ripple Delete and Transitions Time Saver.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Stephen Smith
Apple Final Cut Pro
Compressor Custom Settings: A Creative COW Final Cut Studio Video TutorialCompressor Custom Settings: A Creative COW Final Cut Studio Video Tutorial
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Final Cut Studios Compressor has many pre-existing settings that allow you to start compressing your project immediately. If you find yourself making the same alterations this tutorial can save you time. CreativeCOW.net Contributing Editor Stephen Smith will show you how to: create custom settings, create custom settings from scratch, create groups of settings and how to delete settings.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Stephen Smith
Apple Final Cut Pro
Preparing Your Sequences to Go From FCP to ColorPreparing Your Sequences to Go From FCP to Color
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Yes, Apple Color is connected to Final Cut Pro...but not exactly integrated. Creative Cow leader Walter Biscardi, one of the worlds most respected experts on the connection between the two, will help guide your sequences safely from FCP to Color -- and show you why its worth the effort.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Walter Biscardi
Apple Final Cut Pro
Maximum FCP Efficiency with TabsMaximum FCP Efficiency with Tabs
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Because Final Cut Pro can do so much, it can be easy to get lost inside its interface as you start to do more and more at once. Let Creative Cow leader and Final Cut Pro expert Walter Biscardi show you how to take back control of your workspace and work more quickly and efficiently with FCPs tabs.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Walter Biscardi
Apple Final Cut Pro
The Ultimate Real-world FCP FAQ, part 2

The Ultimate Real-world FCP FAQ, part 2

Creative Cow Leader Shane Ross is one of a very small handful of the world's most respected FCP experts. Over the course of years answering questions, he's compiled a real-world list of the questions that are truly the most frequently asked. He calls them Shane's Stock Answers. We call them the information you really need for working with FCP. In part 2 he covers HDV monitoring, editing web codecs, working with Photoshop files in FCP, and much more.

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Shane Ross
Apple Final Cut Pro
Walter Biscardis Secrets for Real-time SequencesWalter Biscardis Secrets for Real-time Sequences
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Its late, youre running late, and you cant figure out why your sequence isnt playing in real time. Fortunately, Creative Cow leader and Final Cut Pro expert Walter Biscardi is here to help. You know that somethings wrong, Walter knows what, and he tells you how to fix it here.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Walter Biscardi
Apple Final Cut Pro
The Ultimate Real-world FCP FAQ, part 1The Ultimate Real-world FCP FAQ, part 1

Creative Cow Leader Shane Ross is one of a very small handful of the world's most respected FCP experts. Over the course of years answering questions, he's compiled a real-world list of the questions that are truly the most frequently asked. He calls them Shane's Stock Answers. We call them the information you really need for working with FCP. In part 1 he covers lossless QuickTimes, digitizing across timecode breaks, some of his favorite freeware add-ons, and more.

Tutorial, Feature
Shane Ross
Apple Final Cut Pro
As a Page Turns: A Creative COW Final Cut Studio Video TutorialAs a Page Turns: A Creative COW Final Cut Studio Video Tutorial
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Creative Cow contributing editor Stephen Smith examines the classic tale of how a page peel can be transformed into a realistic player in the video effects world. With a little extra work, your results can go from fake to fabulous in no time. As a Page Turns not only includes how to maximize a page peel but how to create custom blue prints in Live Type.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Stephen Smith
Apple Final Cut Pro
Travel Mattes in FCP: Faster than AETravel Mattes in FCP: Faster than AE

"I about had a heart attack, as the budget did not allow for days of AE work, so I began to search for alternatives to animating a gazillion layers in Final Cut Pro." If you haven't been there yet, you will. Either way, Chris Poisson will show you how to build high-impact composites in Final Cut Pro, more quickly than you can in AE.

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Chris Poisson
Apple Final Cut Pro
Build Unique Transitions with Filters in Final Cut ProBuild Unique Transitions with Filters in Final Cut Pro
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Apple Final Cut Pro has a lot of great filters, and Creative Cow leader Shane Ross found a number of them that he thought would look great as transitions. It turns out that really do! In this video tutorial, he shows you just how easily you too can build truly unique transitions with filters.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Shane Ross
Apple Final Cut Pro
P2 Import in Final Cut Pro 6P2 Import in Final Cut Pro 6
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P2 workflows are among the very hottest topics at the Cow, and with extensive experience with P2 in broadcast editing, leader Shane Ross is one of the industry experts in the new features to support P2 in Final Cut Pro 6. In this video tutorial, Shane covers new techniques for bringing in captured footage, and as always, tips for project organization and media management for the best results with the least effort.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Shane Ross
Apple Final Cut Pro
Capture HDV to ProRes in FCP over FireWireCapture HDV to ProRes in FCP over FireWire

One of the features that snuck into the new edition of Final Cut Studio is that you can now capture HDV directly to ProRes over FireWire! There are a couple of issues you'll want to consider, but Chris Poisson, a Cow member since 2001, takes you step by step through a process that can make a big difference to the way you edit HDV in Final Cut Pro from now on.

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Chris Poisson
Apple Final Cut Pro
Bad TV Look: Final Cut Pro TutorialBad TV Look: Final Cut Pro Tutorial
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Creating that bad TV look has never been easier with Final Cut Pro. CreativeCOW.net Contributing Editor Stephen Smiths Bad TV tutorial will show you how to create this spectacular effect using tools already provided by FCP. Learn how to make your video transition in from noise, animate a TV roll and duplicate the turning off the TV look.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Stephen Smith
Apple Final Cut Pro
CSI: COWCSI: COW
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Theres nothing like glass panes moving randomly on a screen. In this Final Cut Pro tutorial learn to create the stunning bars like the ones in the show open to CSI: Miami. Follow along with Stephen Smith, the Final Cut sleuth, to learn how easy this effect really is.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Stephen Smith
Apple Final Cut Pro
Creating That Old Film Look with Final Cut Studio 2

Creating That Old Film Look with Final Cut Studio 2
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Taking advantage of new features in Apple Final Cut Studio 2, CreativeCOW.net Contributing Editor Stephen Smith offers a fresh approach to an old effect. Project files are included so you can follow along, and customize the vintage scratches, flickers and dust galore that make up the classic old film look.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Stephen Smith
Apple Final Cut Pro
FCP Titling with Boris: Old-fashioned LED AnimationFCP Titling with Boris: Old-fashioned LED Animation

Yes! There's really a Boris! And he really wrote this tutorial for you. It takes advantage of the free Boris FX title generators included with Final Cut Pro, with a little help from the Boris Continuum Complete video effects plug-ins, for titling power you might not known you had available inside FCP.

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Boris Yamnitsky
Apple Final Cut Pro
Fast Flowing Montages for FCP & MotionFast Flowing Montages for FCP & Motion

Alongside such compositing projects as The Lord of the Rings and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Roger Bolton designs CoreMelt Visual Effects for Final Cut Pro and Motion. They take advantage of Apple's core video technology for amazing high-quality, real-time performance. This tutorial shows you how to harness that power to solve an age-old problem: how to quickly and creatively create image montages. Best of all, you'll find links to free effects filters, exclusively available to Cow readers!

Tutorial, Feature
Roger Bolton
Apple Final Cut Pro
Part 2: ProRes for HDV, with a splash of ColorPart 2: ProRes for HDV, with a splash of Color

As promised, here's part 2 of our preliminary look at The COW's Collected Wisdom on ProRes. The update from last week: 215 ProRes posts in the past week. That's right: the pace of ProRes posts has more than doubled. And they're spread across 11 forums! Nobody can possible keep up with all this! Except for us. You took the effort to write 215 ProRes posts last week, so we've read each and every one of them and summarized the highlights for you here. The big stories in part 2: ProRes for HDV, with a splash of Color. We've also got the latest tech notes from Apple, documentation you might have missed, and updates on the latest supported mice.

Tutorial, Feature
Tim Wilson
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