How to Compress Videos for iPad and Vimeo/YouTube

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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 convert 5D/7D footage to NTSC SD

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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...]

How to Green Screen/Chroma Key in FCP X

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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)

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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 Key Frame Effects in Final Cut Pro X

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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 create a cross dissolve in FCP X

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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...]

Getting Started with Final Cut Pro X-Webinar

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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

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#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 import iMovie projects into Final Cut Pro X

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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...]