How to make audio adjustments in Final Cut Pro X

I recently worked on a project where I had to adjust audio levels for voice-overs that were recorded at different times.  I used SoundTrack Pro in the past to fix this issue, but now these features are built in Final Cut Pro X.  In this tutorial I will show you how to use audio enhancements to make … [Read more...]

Our Special Recipe for Photos in Final Cut Pro X

Resizing photos and adjusting them to the right size can be a challenge for anyone. In this members only tutorial I will give you my workflow for proper sizing of photos and how to integrate them  Final Cut Pro X. This tutorial covers how to adjust photos using spatial conform and the the optimal … [Read more...]

How to import MXF files with Final Cut Pro X

If you ask most people what a MXF file is they will look at you crossed-eyed. Recently I shot some footage with the Canon XF300 and I realized I couldn't take the footage off the card and start editing immediately.  So I went to my favorite place, Google to search for a solution. I did find many … [Read more...]

How to back up your videos with Final Cut Pro X

Backing up and archiving footage may be a lost art, but it is important to your video work flow. In this tutorial I show you how to back-up your footage in Final Cut Pro X using the duplicate project command and by moving projects. Organization is key when editing video and it really comes in to … [Read more...]

How to fine tune your edit in Final Cut Pro X

If you are new to video editing or if have been editing for a while there will be a time that you will need to fine-tune your video. In this video tutorial I show you how to fine-tune your editing using the Range selection tool in Final Cut Pro X. … [Read more...]

iMovie ’11: Advanced editing – add cutaway video

iMovie seems really basic until you tap into some of the more advanced editing features like the chroma key effect, picture-in-picture, and add shots like cutaways. You need to go into iMovie's preferences to turn on the advanced editing features, and once you do, you will have a variety of … [Read more...]

Create stunning slideshows with Fotomagico

There is a time where you will have to create a slideshow of photos to show at a family reunion or any type of gathering. I use Fotomagico for my slideshows. In this tutorial I show you how to use Fotomagico (Mac Only) to create slideshows. Fotomagico … [Read more...]

More title and text tips: iMovie ’11

iMovie '11 is by far one of the best free editing software programs that's available to Mac users, but one drawback of using the preset fonts for titles is that everyone who uses iMovie generally uses the same titles. There may be times when you want your titles to have a unique look. iMovie has … [Read more...]

Premiere CS 6 for Final Cut Pro Editors Part 1

It's officially here, Adobe CS 6. For video editors this has launched just at the right time.  For editors like me who have used Final Cut Pro 7 as their primary video editing tool, Premiere CS 6 is a viable option.  We have created many Final Cut Pro X tutorials on our site and we will continue to … [Read more...]

How to Capture Tapes in Final Cut Pro X

When I first learned how to edit video, capturing video from a tape was an essential skill. Now many people don't have a need to do this since many cameras are tapeless, but in this tutorial I show you how to capture (or import) video from tapes using Final Cut Pro X. … [Read more...]

Reconnect Media in Final Cut Pro X

There are sometimes when you move files around and your media has the red screen of death. In this tutorial I show you how to fix this and reconnect media. In order to do this, you must have Final Cut Pro 10.0.3 or higher. … [Read more...]

iMovie: How to add movement to photos – Ken Burns effect

All you need to create a video is an image. It could be a moving picture like video, but photos can work just as well. Photos are used all the time in videos. When I worked as news reporter, we used photos that included: mug shots, historic photos, or if video wasn't available and a photo was, … [Read more...]