How to export an Alpha Channel in After Effects

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Adobe After Effects has quickly become one of the standards for motion graphics. On our site we won't go into detail about this program, but we will show you some tips and tricks with this powerful program. One question we received is how do you export a file out of After Effects and get an … [Read more...]

Sync DSLR Footage with Final Cut Pro X

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One of my favorite features with Final Cut Pro X is having the ability to sync footage that is recorded by another audio source. In Final Cut Pro 7 we did this with software called Plural Eyes.  Now with FCP X you can sync your footage automatically and in this tutorial below I show you my workflow … [Read more...]

How to import iMovie projects into Final Cut Pro X

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Final Cut Pro X is here and it's rebuilt from the ground up. It does have many similar features and transitions and effects as iMovie, but this program is clearly more robust than iMovie. Of course there are many things are left out for professionals like XML and OMF export import but I am sure … [Read more...]

How to green screen in iMovie

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In this post we'll teach you how to use the chroma key (also known as green screen) feature in iMovie. Keying is the process of removing a portion of the video and replacing it with another visual element. It is most commonly done by using a blue or green background. iMovie makes keying … [Read more...]

Adobe Photoshop: How to use the clone stamp tool

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Photos can play a very important role in your video production and sometimes before you can import them into your video editing program, you may need to do some adjustments. In this tutorial I am using Adobe Photoshop CS5 to take out a portion of the photo. If you don't have Adobe Photoshop, here … [Read more...]

Canon 5D MK II and 7D Workflow

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Many people shoot with popular cameras called DSLR's, Canon has been one of the leaders in this field and in this tutorial I show you my workflow for these cameras. … [Read more...]

How to import video from your iPad 2

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The iPad 2 has been an instant success and with the addition of cameras it opens up the opportunity for many people to shoot video on this device. I was fortunate to grab an ipad during the first weekend it went on sale and decided to make a tutorial on how to import video to your computer (Mac … [Read more...]

How to set up groups in Facebook

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A member asked us how to send a group e-mail (to 100 people) out using Facebook, and we have a solution. At times when you use Facebook you may want to communicate with a select group of friends. It can be challenging to send out an email, or share photos and videos with several people in your … [Read more...]

How to add beat markers in iMovie

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Beat Markers in iMovie allow you to set points in an audio track and then drop in video with cuts that match the beats. After timing out the beats all you need to do is drag and drop video or photos into iMovie and it will be cut to match the markers. You can even add transitions that fit along with … [Read more...]

How to make a survey using Google Docs

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If you are like me you have to shoot the video, edit the video and find a way to post it on the web.  Sometimes you are even asked to get feedback about a video or a project,  that is why I did a tutorial on how to make a survey using Google Docs. Here is a link to a form that is used by … [Read more...]

How to set up a Facebook Landing Page

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Here is a special tutorial I created for those who want to customize your Facebook landing Page. … [Read more...]

Final Cut Pro and Flip Camera

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This is one of my most popular tutorials, how to edit Flip video footage with Final Cut Pro.  Many people use Flip cameras and when they attempt to edit in FCP, they get the dreaded "red render bar." I will show you my workflow for Final Cut Pro and how to edit Flip, Kodak or any other handheld HD … [Read more...]