How to Compress Videos for iPad and Vimeo/YouTube

Video compression is a critical part of every video edit. In this tutorial I will show you how to compress video for iPad and for Vimeo/YouTube using Apple Compressor 4. … [Read more...]

How to make slow motion videos with FCPX

Final Cut Pro X makes it easy to add slow motion, freeze frames and re-time your videos. In this tutorial I will show you my workflow I use for retiming clips. … [Read more...]

Primary and Secondary Color Correction in FCPX

Color correction is one of the final and most important steps in the video making process. Many rookie editors seem to leave this step out, but in this tutorial I introduce you to primary and secondary color correction in Final Cut Pro X. … [Read more...]

How to convert 5D/7D footage to NTSC SD

There are times when you have to convert your lovely HD DSLR footage to NTSC Standard Definition specifications. In this tutorial I show you how to do this using MPEG Streamclip and Final Cut Pro 7. … [Read more...]

How to Green Screen/Chroma Key in FCP X

Chroma key compositing (or chroma keying) is a technique for compositing (layering) two images together. A color range in the top layer is made transparent, revealing another image behind. The chroma keying technique is commonly used in video production and post-production. In this tutorial, I will … [Read more...]

Getting Started with SMART Notebook software (live annotations)

[wlm_loginform] [Members only video] There are times when you really need to get a point across to your class or audience and you don't want to use a laser pointer or point to the screen.  I created a brief tutorial using SMART Notebook software to show you how to add annotations while giving … [Read more...]

How to blur out information using Screenflow

At Web Video Chefs we primarily use Screenflow, a screen capturing software to record, edit and upload our video tutorials.  We were excited when they released version 3.0 which feature freehand callouts.  This feature helps when you need to hide sensitive information while doing a screencast or … [Read more...]

How to Key Frame Effects in Final Cut Pro X

As a video editor I use effects frequently in my projects. They can vary from color changes, speed changes, and audio effects. In this tutorial I will show you how to key frame effects and change them over time. … [Read more...]

How to create a cross dissolve in FCP X

Cross dissolves are one of the most popular transitions in videos. They can set a mood and a tone for a video. In this tutorial, Chip shows you how to create one in Final Cut Pro X. This is done by putting clips on the primary story line. … [Read more...]

How to edit audio with Final Cut Pro X

Audio is very important to your videos and you should never take it for granted. In this video I go over a few ways to edit audio by using the position tool and using audio keyframes. … [Read more...]

How to use XML to move projects from FCP 7 to Adobe Premiere Pro

If you're a Final Cut Pro user, you may be thinking about making a switch in light of all of the flack over Apple's latest incarnation of the popular software. Since Final Cut Pro X doesn't support XML, you may be looking at other viable options, namely Adobe Premiere, or Avid. In this … [Read more...]

Getting Started with Final Cut Pro X-Webinar

Please note: This webinar is based on the 10.0 release of Final Cut Pro X. Join Web Video Chefs today for access to our free e-newsletter to download the latest Final Cut Pro X tutorials. … [Read more...]