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Controlling Final Cut with an iPad

Controlling Final Cut with an iPad
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This video tutorial demonstrates how to set up an iPad with the AC-7 Core app to control Final Cut Pro.

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Sam Mcguire
Apple Final Cut Pro
FCP Tip: Broadcast Safe in Final Cut Pro

FCP Tip: Broadcast Safe in Final Cut Pro
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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

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Walter Biscardi
Apple Final Cut Pro
Final Cut Pro Quick Tips

Final Cut Pro Quick Tips
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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 enough, he'll show you how to work with thumbnails, nest clips and how to access the text editor quickly. With these FCP quick tips you can save time so you can spend it doing more important things like learning Klingon.

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Stephen Smith
Apple Final Cut Pro
Editing Tip: Still Image dpi vs. pixels

Editing Tip: Still Image dpi vs. pixels
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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.

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Walter Biscardi
Apple Final Cut Pro
Multiclip Editing in Final Cut Pro

Multiclip Editing in Final Cut Pro
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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 timeline.

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Rob Mize
Apple Final Cut Pro
Copying Sequence Content in FCP

Copying Sequence Content in FCP
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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.

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Shane Ross
Apple Final Cut Pro
Smooth Slow Motion with Cinema Tools

Smooth Slow Motion with Cinema Tools
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This tutorial shows you how to convert 720p60 footage into very smooth slow motion using the CONFORM option of Cinema Tools.

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Shane Ross
Apple Final Cut Pro
Tapeless Workflow with Final Cut Pro 7

Tapeless Workflow with Final Cut Pro 7
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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).

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Shane Ross
Apple Final Cut Pro
FCP: Tapeless Offline / Online Workflow

FCP: Tapeless Offline / Online Workflow
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In this video tutorial, Creative COW leader Shane Ross details how to manage offline and online workflow with tapeless format.

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Shane Ross
Apple Final Cut Pro
FCP: Add Visible Timecode to Quicktime Exports

FCP: Add Visible Timecode to Quicktime Exports
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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.

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Shane Ross
Apple Final Cut Pro Legacy
FCP: Export Multiple Channels of Audio

FCP: Export Multiple Channels of Audio
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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.

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Shane Ross
Apple Final Cut Pro
Final Cut Help: Trashing Preferences

Final Cut Help: Trashing Preferences
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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 performing an upgrade installation or reinstallation.

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Richard Harrington
Apple Final Cut Pro
Final Cut Help: iChat Theater Review

Final Cut Help: iChat Theater Review
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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.

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Richard Harrington
Apple Final Cut Pro
Final Cut Help: Keyframing Color Correction

Final Cut Help: Keyframing Color Correction
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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 darker, the contrast transition is controlled by keyframing the saturation and color correction.

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Richard Harrington
Apple Final Cut Pro
Fixing Exposure

Fixing Exposure
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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 Cut Pro, Richard is able to make all the elements pop.

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Richard Harrington
Apple Final Cut Pro
Final Cut Pro: Correcting White Balance

Final Cut Pro: Correcting White Balance
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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 a digital white balance on the clip inside of Final Cut Pro.

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Richard Harrington
Apple Final Cut Pro
Final Cut Pro: Compression with Turbo

Final Cut Pro: Compression with Turbo
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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.

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Richard Harrington
Apple Final Cut Pro
Final Cut Pro: Gradient Wipe Transition

Final Cut Pro: Gradient Wipe Transition
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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.

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Richard Harrington
Apple Final Cut Pro
Final Cut Pro: Placeholder Composite Effects

Final Cut Pro: Placeholder Composite Effects
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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 performing a chroma key on a video clip to place another clip on a TV screen.

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Richard Harrington
Apple Final Cut Pro
Final Cut Pro: External Editors

Final Cut Pro: External Editors
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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 software applications more compatible with Final Cut Studio.

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Richard Harrington
Apple Final Cut Pro
Compressing for iPod and iTunes - Final Cut HelpCompressing for iPod and iTunes - Final Cut Help
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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 to export from Final Cut Pro to get the file ready for Compressor.

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Richard Harrington
Apple Final Cut Pro
3-Way Color Corrector - Final Cut Help3-Way Color Corrector - Final Cut Help
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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.

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Richard Harrington
Apple Final Cut Pro
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.

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Richard Harrington
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.

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Roger Bolton
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.

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Stephen Smith
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