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Apple's ProRes 422Apple's ProRes 422

Apple's ProRes 422 is the most talked-about feature in any application for quite some time. As users finally start getting their hands on Apple Final Cut Studio 2 and working with ProRes, a number of questions have popped up. Part 1 of this article compiles some of the answers to questions including capture, performance, resolution and workflow basics from across The COW.

Tutorial, Feature
Tim Wilson
Apple Final Cut Pro
Working with HDV in Final Cut Pro

Working with HDV in Final Cut Pro

You can work successfully with HDV in Final Cut Pro, provided you know the secrets and the limits. In this Final Cut Pro tutorial from The Creative COW Magazine, Jerry Hofmann reveals what you need to know to work with high definition video in Final Cut.

Tutorial
Jerry Hofmann
Apple Final Cut Pro
DVCPRO Frame Rate Converter

DVCPRO Frame Rate Converter
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In this Final Cut Pro video tutorial, Creative Cow Leader Shane Ross discusses taking 60p footage shot with DVCPRO HD and slowing it down to 23.98 so that it's slow motion. Please note that this only works if you are working in a 23.98 or 29.97 timeline.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Shane Ross
Apple Final Cut Pro
Movement on StillsMovement on Stills
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In this video tutorial, Creative Cow Leader Shane Ross discusses creating movement on stills in Final Cut Pro. Many people call this the Ken Burns effect, but Shane wants to point out that this effect is been used long before Ken Burns made it so popular. In fact, Shane would like to someday have it called the Shane Ross Effect.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Shane Ross
Apple Final Cut Pro
Importing P2 into FCPImporting P2 into FCP
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In this video tutorial, Creative Cow Leader Shane Ross gives users a quick tutorial on how to import footage from a Panasonic P2 card into Apple Final Cut Pro.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Shane Ross
Apple Final Cut Pro
Achieving a Rock Solid Final Cut Pro System

Achieving a Rock Solid Final Cut Pro System

In this Creative COW Magazine article, Jerry Hofmann describes how to set-up a Final Cut Pro system that really works - no matter which version you are running...

Tutorial
Jerry Hofmann
Apple Final Cut Pro
EDIT TO TAPE - A STEP BY STEP GUIDE

EDIT TO TAPE - A STEP BY STEP GUIDE

In this Apple Final Cut Pro tutorial, CreativeCOW.net leader and filmmaker David Battistella shares a good basic technique for ''FCP - Edit to Tape'' first timers.

Tutorial
David Battistella
Apple Final Cut Pro
Recapturing HDV, Can it be done?

Recapturing HDV, Can it be done?

CreativeCOW.net contributing editor and leader, David Battistella, explores the question of recapturing HDV. He'd seen so many posts, so much talk about HDV format and the problems incurred, so David has taken the time to test a couple of workflows. Here's David's report.

Tutorial
David Battistella
Apple Final Cut Pro
Bad TV Effect for Final Cut Pro

Bad TV Effect for Final Cut Pro

Do you want to create that 'bad TV' look that is becoming more and more popular? Stephen Smith's Bad TV tutorial will show you how to create this spectacle effect using tools already provided by Final Cut Pro.

Tutorial
Stephen Smith
Apple Final Cut Pro
Creating That Old Film Look For Final Cut Pro

Creating That Old Film Look For Final Cut Pro

Do you want to create that old film look with out purchasing expensive plug-ins? Unfortunately, Quick Time's special effects settings create phony looking scratches. This article by Stephen Smith explores how to add that extra bit of pizzazz without breaking the bank.

Tutorial
Stephen Smith
Apple Final Cut Pro
Travel Mattes in FCP: Part Three, Enhance Your Interviews

Travel Mattes in FCP: Part Three, Enhance Your Interviews
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In this Final Cut Pro video tutorial, Walter Biscardi demonstrates the basics of travel mattes in FCP. This is lesson 3 in a 3-part series. Walter will show a real world application for using travel mattes - one of his favorite uses to enhance an interview.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Walter Biscardi
Apple Final Cut Pro
Travel Mattes in FCP: Part Two, Adding Animation and Drop Shadows

Travel Mattes in FCP: Part Two, Adding Animation and Drop Shadows
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In this Apple Final Cut Pro video tutorial Walter Biscardi demonstrates the basics of travel mattes in Final Cut Pro. In this second lesson in the 3-part series well learn some simple animation and drop shadows.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Walter Biscardi
Apple Final Cut Pro
Travel Mattes in FCP: Part One, The Basics

Travel Mattes in FCP: Part One, The Basics
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Walter Biscardi demonstrates the basics of travel mattes in this Apple Final Cut Pro Video Tutorial. Learn what travel mattes are and the difference between alpha mattes and luma mattes. This is part one of a 3 part series on travel mattes in FCP.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Walter Biscardi
Apple Final Cut Pro
Jittery Film Effects in Final Cut Pro

Jittery Film Effects in Final Cut Pro

In this Final Cut Pro tutorial, we'll like to welcome RunawayTraining.com's Steve Miller who joins the Cow team and offers this tutorial for Apple Final Cut Pro users who want to know how those TV commercials and music videos make their footage look like there is a malfunctioning projector running amuck, serving up the footage with the kind of jitter and jump that was once so common in the silent movie era. This tutorial uses only the stock plug-ins that come in the box with Final Cut Pro HD.

Tutorial
Steve Miller
Apple Final Cut Pro
Field Editing & Production Using Final Cut Pro

Field Editing & Production Using Final Cut Pro

Apple has really changed the face of Post Production with the power and affordability of Final Cut Pro. In Creativecow leader, Walter Biscardi's view, the real power of the product is its flexibility. From offline to uncompressed HDTV, from laptop to desktop, FCP gives us unparalleled flexibility as creators. Recently Walter took FCP on the road for a three day corporate shoot and found it to be a major tool in the project.

Tutorial
Walter Biscardi
Apple Final Cut Pro
How2 Upgrade to Final Cut Pro 4 -- the Right Way!

How2 Upgrade to Final Cut Pro 4 -- the Right Way!

In this article, Philip Hodgetts walks you step by step how to upgrade to Apple Final Cut Pro 4 -- the right way so that you'll save yourself mistakes and headaches.

Tutorial
Philip Hodgetts
Apple Final Cut Pro
Capture Cards and CodecsCapture Cards and Codecs

Thinking of going uncompressed? Well this article focuses on the different uncompressed hardware solutions available for Final Cut Pro. Marco Solorio attempts to answers questions such as: ''What Capture card should I buy and do I even NEED an uncompressed system?'' Also included is a side by side evaluation of the quality and functionality of each uncompressed hardware solution on the market today.

Review, Tutorial, Feature
Marco Solorio
Apple Final Cut Pro
Technique - How2 Canvas & Viewer with Waveform & Vectorscope

Technique - How2 Canvas & Viewer with Waveform & Vectorscope

With a little careful arrangement, it is possible to monitor the Waveform and Vectors of a Clip or Sequence for quality control in Apple Final Cut Pro.

Tutorial
Philip Hodgetts
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