How to export Avid Media Composer 6 files to Adobe After Effects CS 5.5

Unless you have been living under a rock, or are new to the editing, you have heard about Automatic Duck, and their line of tools for After Effects and Final Cut Pro. These tools were formerly over $400 and now they are free!  The tools will move your media back and forth between applications with … [Read more...]

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...]

Affordable green screen – Adobe Premiere Pro CS 5

A few people have asked us specific questions about the green screen or chroma key effect. You see the chroma key effect frequently in film, TV, and video. You are essentially removing a certain hue or color (chroma) from one image, and you're replacing it with a background image … [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...]

How to record a Webcam video with FCPX (how to start a vlog)

Just about everyone knows what a vlog is these days. If you're not familiar with the term, vlog is short for video blog, and it's a simple way to share your personal thoughts, experiences, or share your expertise with your online audience. Even a basic video with great information can help you … [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 make a transparent watermark in Final Cut Pro X (FCPX)

In a previous video, I showed you how you can watermark your video using Adobe Photoshop and Premier Pro. In this tutorial, I do the same thing, but in Final Cut Pro X (FCPX). Leave a comment, or share this post if this tutorial helps. … [Read more...]

How to make a transparent watermark for your videos

If you saw our Mark Watson AKA SoldierKnowsBest interview, you probably noticed the watermark Web Video Chefs logo that was added to the upper left corner of the video. That is something I've been trying to do lately, and it's what online video marketer Gideon Shalwick recommends to help drive … [Read more...]