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...]

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When I left the news business full-time in 2006, I found it very empowering to be able to create independent videos, and share the content online. Nowadays, amateurs and professionals alike can not only create content, but teach, and empower others. Social media allows us to connect in amazing … [Read more...]

Good microphones for video production Many amateurs often overlook the importance of capturing quality audio during a video production. Whether it's a simple vlog, an interview, or you're capturing a speech, a mic will insure that your audience will be able to hear you. There are times when I haven't … [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...]

How to convert VHS Tapes in iMovie

Sooner or later someone will ask you to convert  old footage from a VHS tape to a DVD or Hard Drive.  In this tutorial I will show you the steps and equipment needed to accomplish this task. Equipment need: VCR (of course) but make sure the heads are clean and that it has RCA outputs. A … [Read more...]

How to make a fundraising video: iMovie ’11

As great as it is to create videos to brand your company, service, or just entertain, most of us at some point (hopefully) will join in an effort to raise money for an important cause. The Internet and social media makes it easier than ever to ask our friends, colleagues, and people in our … [Read more...]

iMovie ’11: What are events and projects? If you use a Mac, and you haven't started editing yet, what are you waiting for? Your computer has nonlinear editing software, iMovie, just waiting for you to start creating videos, and it's free. Just because it's free doesn't mean that you can't get do a lot of … [Read more...]

Back to basics: How to render video and why?

Unless you're editing with FCPX, you'll have to render the video at some time or another. If you're creating graphics, adjusting the video in any way, or working with different types video (HD and SD), rendering will be part of the process if you're using professional editing software. I'll … [Read more...]

How to trim video in Final Cut Pro X

Trimming is a function editors do daily, and without it editing would be impossible. I show you how to use trim tool in Final Cut Pro X to get maximum trimming results. These functions are also referred to as slip and slide edits. … [Read more...]