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 resize your video

Have you ever needed to resize a video you were embedding, but just couldn't figure out how to get the correct ratio?   It's happened to me before.  If you need to change the videos size, you can: do nothing about it, and risk having a video that's too big or small on your site; you can guess the … [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...]

How to record a voice over in Final Cut Pro X

#FCPX In the past, I normally would record my voice overs in Sound Track Pro, or even Garage Band, and would then audio edit inside the respective software, before exporting the narration file to either FCP 7, or Premier Pro. I'll go into my audio set up in another tutorial, but if you're … [Read more...]

How to export an Alpha Channel in After Effects

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

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

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

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...]

iPhone4 HD video: how to fix red flicker and edit with Final Cut Pro

If you own an iPhone4, I hope you are using it to capture video.  One of the best features of the phone is its ability to capture HD video.  For the size and convenience, the quality is amazing.  Many people now use their iPhone video camera instead of using a pocket camera like the now defunct … [Read more...]

Adobe Photoshop: How to use the clone stamp tool

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...]