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...]

Easy web video tips Watch video on YouTube: Easy web video tips These days, just about everyone has access to a video camera. It can be a smartphone, a pocket cam like a Flip or Kodak, and there are of course camcorders and prosumer cams that are more affordable than … [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...]

What is a jump cut vlog?

A jump cut can be a good or bad thing in a video depending upon how it is used, and the purpose. What exactly is a jump cut? It's a jarring edit of two similarly framed shots. Wikipedia also has a nice definition (if you trust the source). Some vloggers use jump cuts extensively, while others … [Read more...]

How to speak well on camera

It looks so easy to be on camera talent doesn't it? Professionals are collected, smooth, and are really master communicators. It takes a bit of swag, practice, and poise to do it right. If you've ever wanted to be on camera talent, or if you've recorded yourself and you'd like to step it … [Read more...]

WVC Vlog: How to find TV news job

Have you ever wondered how you go about getting a job in the media, more specifically, the news? In this video you'll learn how I got my start in the broadcast news business, and I share some insights if you're on the job hunt. I talk about a resume or demo tape in the video above. You … [Read more...]

Adria Richards Interview: YouTube and Beyond

If you ever have a challenging technology issue or problem, ask Adria. She's a passionate, smart, funny, nerdy techie (redundant?) who is crushing web videos. Adria is building a strong following on YouTube, and now she's working with brands like Dell, T-Mobile, and CDW to mention a … [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...]