Sony XDCAM Log and Transfer Final Cut X

Sony XDCAM is a popular brand of cameras for videographers. If you have been editing for a while it is quite possible that you will run into someone that has shot footage with this camera. Below are a series of tutorials that will help you import footage and get started editing quickly with … [Read more...]

Final Cut Pro X 10.0.6 First Look

In this first-look tutorial I share many new features and enhancements for Final Cut Pro X. I cover audio component enhancements, paste attributes, freeze frames, renaming clips, unified import window, compound clips, dual monitors and background exporting.   And more … [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...]

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 Key Frame Effects in Final Cut Pro X

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...]

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...]

Final Cut Pro and Flip Camera

This is one of my most popular tutorials, how to edit Flip video footage with Final Cut Pro.  Many people use Flip cameras and when they attempt to edit in FCP, they get the dreaded "red render bar." I will show you my workflow for Final Cut Pro and how to edit Flip, Kodak or any other handheld HD … [Read more...]