How to make Instagram Videos with Final Cut Pro X

If you haven't joined the social photo site Instagram, you're missing out on another way to connect and share moments with your network. What's so great about Instagram? It's a quick way to share photos and the built in photo filters can give even basic pictures a professional touch. But … [Read more...]

Start Screen Recording with ScreenFlow 4

It's easier than ever to record your computer's on screen movements (also known as a screencast or screen recording). Screencasts are a great way to create training videos, tutorials, or even record webinars and content on the web. There are free applications like QuickTime X and Jing. I found … [Read more...]

How to copy movies from iTunes to your iMovie for iOS

There are times when you want to move video from iTunes on your computer to your iPhone or iPad.  In this brief tutorial I share how to do that using iTunes version 11 and an iPad mini.  This is useful when you want to edit footage on your iPad or … [Read more...]

Final Cut Pro X Events and Projects Deep Dive

When Final Cut Pro X was launched it completely changed the way projects were handled.  They introduced events which were formerly available in iMovie and linked them with projects.  In this tutorial, I cover events and projects and the root level (finder level) and where they are located along with … [Read more...]

Screenlight Review

There is a common problem when you create videos— you need your client to review and approve them.  If you are like me you use unlisted YouTube Videos or Vimeo where you can password protect your videos and send emails back and forth which makes the revision process painful. I found a review … [Read more...]

Final Cut Pro X 10.0.6 First Look

In this first-look tutorial I share many new features and enhancements for Final Cut Pro X. I cover audio component enhancements, paste attributes, freeze frames, renaming clips, unified import window, compound clips, dual monitors and background exporting.   And more … [Read more...]

How To Record Screencast with QuickTime Player X

You get a bonus with this recipe. Not only will you learn how to use QuickTime Player X to record a screencast, but you will also get a quick review of three great sites that will help you in your video adventures. First, take a look at the video below. It is a brief overview of a few sites that … [Read more...]

How to record audio on your computer using QuickTime

If you click on "File," you'll notice a few bonus features that allow you to record media. In this tutorial, I'll show you how to record an audio clip with QuickTime Player. To record the best sounding audio, you should invest in a USB mic at a minimum. There are variety of mics to consider, so do … [Read more...]

Plural Eyes 3 (Beta) and Final Cut Pro X

Plural Eyes is a software that has helped many filmmakers sync audio clips. I used it exclusively with Final Cut Pro 7 and with Adobe Premiere. I haven't used it that much with Final Cut Pro X until now. I downloaded the free Beta version of the software and for a basic audio replacement it worked … [Read more...]

DaVinci Resolve 9 First Look

DaVinci Resolve is the industry standard leading color correction tool. DaVinci is the name behind more feature films, television commercials, documentaries, television production and music videos than any other grading system. In this tutorial I share the basic operation of this software. … [Read more...]

How to Replace Clips in Final Cut Pro X

Final Cut Pro X has introduced an easy way to replace footage when it introduced the "replace" feature. There are 4 ways to replace footage in FCPX Replace-The regular way we are used to replacing footage. Replace from start-It gives priority to the starting point of an edit Replace from … [Read more...]

How to create the “Love and Hip-Hop” Green Screen Effect

In this tutorial I show you how to create the "Love and Hip-Hop" green screen effect. This effect is when your background is moving while the talent is talking. I am using Final Cut Pro X, but you can use any non-linear editing program to do this if you follow the simple … [Read more...]