CABV #009 Kes Akalaonu aka NLE Ninja

Subscribe in iTunes | Stitcher Kes Akalaonu is a video editor, freelancer and much more.  He shares what it takes to become a video producer, editor and more importantly a storyteller. He gives some practical advice for beginner editors: 1. Cut any and everything to get practice 2. Learn … [Read more...]

Adjusting Exposure in Final Cut Pro X

Some productions have the time to set up and adjust lights to ensure a high quality video image, others must shoot on the fly with very little camera setup on lighting support. This is the classic example of "fixing it in post," but with Final Cut Pro X it has gotten a little bit … [Read more...]

How to Replace Clips in Final Cut Pro X

Final Cut Pro X has introduced an easy way to replace footage when it introduced the "replace" feature. There are 4 ways to replace footage in FCPX Replace-The regular way we are used to replacing footage. Replace from start-It gives priority to the starting point of an edit Replace from … [Read more...]

How to create the “Love and Hip-Hop” Green Screen Effect

In this tutorial I show you how to create the "Love and Hip-Hop" green screen effect. This effect is when your background is moving while the talent is talking. I am using Final Cut Pro X, but you can use any non-linear editing program to do this if you follow the simple … [Read more...]

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 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 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...]

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...]

How to organize and sort projects in Final Cut Pro X

In any editing workflow organization is critical. In this tutorial, I show you how to organize and sort your projects using Final Cut Pro X. … [Read more...]

How to watermark your video

Whenever you watch a television show you will see the networks logo or "bug" in a corner of the screen. This is for station identification, but it is also done so people would not steal their content. We all know a logo is not a deterrent from a thief but having your logo on your video is always a … [Read more...]