Apple Final Cut Pro Legacy Video Tutorials https://library.creativecow.net/video-tutorials/applefinalcutpro View Creative COW's collection of free Apple Final Cut Pro Legacy video tutorials. Both Flash and Quicktime video tutorials for Apple Final Cut Pro Legacy. en-us Tue, 17 Sep 2019 22:00:00 GMT PHP Script webmaster@creativecow.net webmaster@creativecow.net FCP Quick Tip - Creating the ROCKY effect https://library.creativecow.net/articles/mcauliffe_kevin/Quick-Tip-FCP-Rocky-Effect.php Creating the "ROCKY" video inside text look in Final Cut Pro is almost as easy as it is to create inside of Avid's Media Composer, and there's no need to go into Apple's Motion to do it! Just use FCP. Tue, 24 May 2011 22:31:39 GMT Controlling Final Cut with an iPad https://library.creativecow.net/articles/mcguire_sam/FCP-iPad-control.php This video tutorial demonstrates how to set up an iPad with the AC-7 Core app to control Final Cut Pro. Wed, 04 May 2011 11:18:31 GMT FCP Tip: Broadcast Safe in Final Cut Pro https://library.creativecow.net/articles/biscardi_walter/BCM-FCP-Tip-6.php It is possible to achieve true broadcast safe using only the tools in Final Cut Pro if you follow the right steps. In this quick tip, Walter Biscardi, Jr. shows you how he has delivered shows to broadcasters worldwide using only the built in FCP filter Sun, 03 Apr 2011 20:58:35 GMT Final Cut Pro Quick Tips https://library.creativecow.net/articles/smith_stephen/fcp-quick-tips.php Learn how to get things done in Apple's Final Cut Pro faster with CreativeCOW.net contributing editor Stephen Smith. In this video tutorial he'll show you how to find un-used clips fast and easy. Plus, cut down your render time and learn how to play un-rendered clips in real time. If that's not enou Fri, 01 Apr 2011 23:56:47 GMT Editing Tip: Still Image dpi vs. pixels https://library.creativecow.net/articles/biscardi_walter/BCM-FCP-Tip-4.php There is much confusion about dpi vs. pixels when it comes to still images and video editing. In this short tip, Walter Biscardi, Jr. helps to take some of the mystery out of the process. Fri, 01 Apr 2011 17:54:43 GMT Multiclip Editing in Final Cut Pro https://library.creativecow.net/articles/mize_rob/Multi-Clip-Editing-in-FCP.php Rob Mize demonstrates the use of Final Cut Pro's Multiclip feature to cut or switch the cameras of a multicam shoot in real time. Rob also demonstrates techniques to synchronize the cameras prior to the edit, as well as how to revise and adjust the Multiclip camera selection decisions on the timelin Thu, 20 Jan 2011 09:29:45 GMT Copying Sequence Content in FCP https://library.creativecow.net/articles/ross_shane/fcp_copying-sequence-content.php In this FCP video tutorial, Shane Ross shows how to get a section of cut footage from one sequence to another in Final Cut Pro. Mon, 13 Sep 2010 18:00:02 GMT Smooth Slow Motion with Cinema Tools https://library.creativecow.net/articles/ross_shane/slow-motion_cinema-tools.php This tutorial shows you how to convert 720p60 footage into very smooth slow motion using the CONFORM option of Cinema Tools. Tue, 31 Aug 2010 20:37:19 GMT Tapeless Workflow with Final Cut Pro 7 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/ross_shane/tapeless-workflow_fcp-7.php This tutorial gives an overview of the tapeless ingest workflow using Log and Transfer in Final Cut Pro 7. It encompasses a handful of the supported formats that FCP works with... including XDCAM EX, P2 AVCIntra, P2 DVCPRO HD, AVCHD, and Canon DSLR (5D, 7D). Tue, 31 Aug 2010 22:22:14 GMT FCP: Tapeless Offline / Online Workflow https://library.creativecow.net/articles/ross_shane/tapeless_online.php In this video tutorial, Creative COW leader Shane Ross details how to manage offline and online workflow with tapeless format. Tue, 24 Aug 2010 21:39:44 GMT FCP: Add Visible Timecode to Quicktime Exports https://library.creativecow.net/articles/ross_shane/visible-timecode.php In this video tutorial, Creative COW leader Shane Ross details how to export a Quicktime movie with Final Cut Pro with burnt-in Timecode. Let Shane guide you through the easy steps of three different ways to adding visible Timecode to Quicktime Exports. Tue, 24 Aug 2010 00:00:00 GMT FCP: Export Multiple Channels of Audio https://library.creativecow.net/articles/ross_shane/multi-audio.php In this video tutorial, Creative COW leader Shane Ross details how to export multiple channels of audio, both to tape and to a Quicktime movie. If you want to export more than just the standard of two channels that Final Cut Pro is set up to do by default, this is the tutorial for you. Tue, 24 Aug 2010 00:00:00 GMT Final Cut Help: Trashing Preferences https://library.creativecow.net/articles/harrington_richard/final_cut_trashing_preferences.php In this Final Cut Tutorial, Richard Harrington shows you how to clean up the Final Cut application when it starts acting up with bugs or other problems. Many times this can be caused by a corrupt preferences file or other user settings related to Final Cut Studio. These tips are also handy when perf Mon, 20 Apr 2009 15:13:08 GMT Final Cut Help: iChat Theater Review https://library.creativecow.net/articles/harrington_richard/final_cut_ichat_theater.php In this episode of Final Cut Help, Richard Harrington takes a look at video sharing via iChat Theater Review, a technique for online video review that allows you to quickly share video via iChat. This can be helpful for showing a preview of a video to a client or a project partner. Mon, 13 Apr 2009 13:21:41 GMT Final Cut Help: Keyframing Color Correction https://library.creativecow.net/articles/harrington_richard/final_cut_keyframing_color.php In this episode of Final Cut Help, Richard Harrington takes a look at keyframing the three way color corrector in FCP. As details change in a movie clip you can have the filter adjust its values over time. This example uses a video of a bird starting in a bright sky and ending in water which is dark Mon, 06 Apr 2009 13:46:52 GMT Fixing Exposure https://library.creativecow.net/articles/harrington_richard/final_cut_fixing_exposure.php In this Final Cut tutorial, Richard Harrington discusses the common problem of backlighting, exposure and what can happen when shooting video outdoors. Proper exposure of all elements in a shoot can be a pain to achieve with a bright sun and blue sky but using the three way color corrector in Final Mon, 23 Mar 2009 15:04:36 GMT Final Cut Pro: Correcting White Balance https://library.creativecow.net/articles/harrington_richard/final_cut_white_balance.php In this Final Cut tutorial, Richard Harrington discusses what to do to correct your film when you shoot footage with the wrong white balance setting. This is a common problem if you step outside after shooting inside and you forget to rewhite balance. Richard uses the three way color corrector to do Mon, 16 Mar 2009 15:39:13 GMT Final Cut Pro: Compression with Turbo https://library.creativecow.net/articles/harrington_richard/final_cut_compression_turbo.php In this Final Cut Pro tutorial, Richard Harrington take a look at the elgato turbo.264. This is a USB add on device that accelereates the h.264 encoding you can do on your Mac. The turbo.264 comes with its own compression software with presets for iPod, iPhone, Sony PSP, Apple TV and YouTube. Mon, 09 Mar 2009 16:29:54 GMT Final Cut Pro: Gradient Wipe Transition https://library.creativecow.net/articles/harrington_richard/final_cut_gradient_wipe.php In this Final Cut Pro tutorial, Richard Harrington takes a look at the gradient wipe transition. The gradient wipe transition is a highly customizable transition using greyscale patterns to create your own custom wipes. Mon, 02 Mar 2009 16:00:42 GMT Final Cut Pro: Placeholder Composite Effects https://library.creativecow.net/articles/harrington_richard/final_cut_placeholder_composite_effects.php In this Final Cut tutorial, Richard Harrington performs a quick placeholder effect in Final Cut Pro. Many times you will need this technique so you can figure out what shots you want to use and if it is going to be feasable to accomplish what you think is in the timeline. Richard starts by performin Mon, 09 Feb 2009 16:53:25 GMT Final Cut Pro: External Editors https://library.creativecow.net/articles/harrington_richard/final_cut_external_editors.php In this Apple Final Cut video tutorial, Richard Harrington takes a look at the external editors tab in the Final Cut Pro system settings that allows you to associate still image, video and audio files with third party software. Richard also gives some helpful tips to make graphics coming from other Mon, 02 Feb 2009 17:38:14 GMT Compressing for iPod and iTunes - Final Cut Help https://library.creativecow.net/articles/harrington_richard/final_cut_compressing.php In this Final Cut video tutorial, Richard Harrington uses Compressor to teach how to compress a video clip for use on an iPod or in iTunes. This opens up video podcasting or the transferring of video files in a widely recognized portable format. Richard shows which settings to use and explains how t Mon, 26 Jan 2009 19:03:57 GMT 3-Way Color Corrector - Final Cut Help https://library.creativecow.net/articles/harrington_richard/final_cut_color_corrector.php In this Final Cut Pro video tutorial you will learn about using the 3-way color corrector with skin tones and how the color corrector behaves when adjusting the color of two subjects in identical scenes. Mon, 12 Jan 2009 23:12:48 GMT Setting Up a Multicam Edit - Final Cut Help https://library.creativecow.net/articles/harrington_richard/final_cut_multicam_edit.php 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. Thu, 08 Jan 2009 00:00:00 GMT Vee You: 8 Free Mac Plug-ins for FCP, AE and Motion https://library.creativecow.net/articles/bolton_roger/veeyou.php 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 Tue, 24 Jun 2008 07:00:00 GMT Stephens Five FCP Time Saving Tips https://library.creativecow.net/articles/smith_stephen/fcp_time_savers.php 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. Tue, 26 Feb 2008 08:00:00 GMT Compressor Custom Settings: A Creative COW Final Cut Studio Video Tutorial https://library.creativecow.net/articles/smith_stephen/fcp_custom_settings.php 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, Fri, 08 Feb 2008 08:00:00 GMT Preparing Your Sequences to Go From FCP to Color https://library.creativecow.net/articles/biscardi_walter/fromfcp2color.php 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. Wed, 30 Jan 2008 08:00:00 GMT Maximum FCP Efficiency with Tabs https://library.creativecow.net/articles/biscardi_walter/tabs.php 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. Tue, 29 Jan 2008 08:00:00 GMT Walter Biscardis Secrets for Real-time Sequences https://library.creativecow.net/articles/biscardi_walter/realtime_sequences.php 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. Tue, 22 Jan 2008 08:00:00 GMT As a Page Turns: A Creative COW Final Cut Studio Video Tutorial https://library.creativecow.net/articles/smith_stephen/pageturns.php 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 Sun, 20 Jan 2008 08:00:00 GMT Build Unique Transitions with Filters in Final Cut Pro https://library.creativecow.net/articles/ross_shane/filter-transition.php 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. Mon, 17 Dec 2007 08:00:00 GMT P2 Import in Final Cut Pro 6 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/ross_shane/p2fcp6.php 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 f Mon, 10 Dec 2007 08:00:00 GMT Bad TV Look: Final Cut Pro Tutorial https://library.creativecow.net/articles/smith_stephen/badTV.php 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 Wed, 05 Dec 2007 08:00:00 GMT CSI: COW https://library.creativecow.net/articles/smith_stephen/CSI.php 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. Tue, 23 Oct 2007 07:00:00 GMT Creating That Old Film Look with Final Cut Studio 2 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/smith_stephen/FCS2_film.php 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 fil Wed, 10 Oct 2007 07:00:00 GMT DVCPRO Frame Rate Converter https://library.creativecow.net/articles/ross_shane/dvpro_hd.php 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. Mon, 12 Jun 2006 07:00:00 GMT Movement on Stills https://library.creativecow.net/articles/ross_shane/movement_on_stills.php 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 Mon, 22 May 2006 07:00:00 GMT Importing P2 into FCP https://library.creativecow.net/articles/ross_shane/p2_workflow.php 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. Wed, 10 May 2006 07:00:00 GMT Travel Mattes in FCP: Part Three, Enhance Your Interviews https://library.creativecow.net/articles/biscardi_walter/FCPTravelMat3.php 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. Mon, 07 Feb 2005 08:00:00 GMT Travel Mattes in FCP: Part Two, Adding Animation and Drop Shadows https://library.creativecow.net/articles/biscardi_walter/FCPTravelMat2.php 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. Sat, 05 Feb 2005 08:00:00 GMT Travel Mattes in FCP: Part One, The Basics https://library.creativecow.net/articles/biscardi_walter/FCPTravelMat1.php 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. Wed, 02 Feb 2005 08:00:00 GMT