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How To: Reverse a video clip in Final Cut Pro 6

Need some help figuring out how to cause a video clip to play in reverse when working in Final Cut Pro 6? See how it's done with this clip. Whether you're new to Apple's Final Cut Pro non-linear video editor or just want to better acquaint yourself with the Final Cut Pro 6 workflow, you're sure to benefit from this video tutorial. For specifics, including a step-by-step overview of how to reverse a video clip in Final Cut Pro, watch this FCP lesson.

How To: Create green screen effects in Boris Chroma Key in FCP

Learn how to create a green screen effect using Boris Continuum Complete's Chroma Key filter in Apple Final Cut Studio. BCC Chroma Key is used for compositing camera footage shot using a blue, green, or orange screen as a backdrop over a new background video or a still image from a separate file. BCC Chroma Key is also included as part of Boris FX 9.2 and Boris RED 4.3. If you have access to this powerful plug-in for Final Cut Pro, watch and learn how to use it for precise chroma keying.

How To: Create and use templates in Motion and Final Cut Pro

With this clip, you'll learn how to create templates for use in Final Cut Pro and Motion. These templates are editable in FCP. Whether you're new to the Apple's popular motion graphics editor/compositing application or are a seasoned digital video professional simply wishing to get better acquainted with Motion 4, you're sure to find value in this tutorial. For more information, and to get started creating your own custom templates, take a look.

How To: Create particle confetti in Motion

Haven't mastered the full potential of Motion yet? Motion is a part of the Final Cut Studio package, and it allows you to do much of the things possible in After Effects. In this video tutorial, learn how to create particle confetti in Motion.

How To: Fix exposure in Final Cut Pro

In this Final Cut tutorial, Richard Harrington discusses the common problem of backlighting, exposure and what can happen when shooting video outdoors. Proper exposure of all elements in a shoot can be a pain to achieve with a bright sun and blue sky but using the three way color corrector in Final Cut Pro, Richard is able to make all the elements pop.

How To: Apply the Film Look effect in Final Cut Pro

In this Software video tutorial you will learn how to apply the Film Look effect in Final Cut Pro. This is an advanced technique. This essentially takes a video and makes it look like a film. Select the video clip that you want to work with. Then select the ‘color corrector 3 way’ filter. This is under the ‘Effects’ tab. The key to any color correction is to crush the blacks. So, decrease the blacks with the slider. Then increase the whites as films have higher white level. Depending on the s...

How To: Make video look more like film with Final Cut Pro

In this how to video, you will learn how to create a film look to your videos in Final Cut Pro. This effect will create a light and warm tone to the clip. First, take the original clip and copy and paste it. Grab it and place it on top of the original clip. Next, make sure that the top clip is selected and click modify, composite mode, and add. This will bring up the highlights in the video. Go to effects, video filters, and Gaussian blur. Go to the settings increase the radius of the blur. Y...

How To: Preview without rendering in Final Cut Pro

This FCP-user's guide will teach you how to preview a clip without rendering it first. Whether you're new to Apple's Final Cut Pro non-linear video editor or just want to better acquaint yourself with the popular video editing program, you're sure to benefit from this video tutorial. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, watch this tutorial.

How To: Create titles & lower thirds in Final Cut Pro

In this how-to video, you will learn how to add text and titles to videos using Final Cut Pro. First, place a time line play head where you want the text to appear. Move the mouse to the lower right corner of the viewer window and click the add text pop up menu. Select text and the viewer will change to a black box with Sample Text in the middle. Click on the tab labeled Controls. You can edit the text in this new window. You can move the text by selecting Image and Wire Frame. This will allo...

How To: Animate text highlights in Final Cut Pro 5

The application the makes Apple's Final Cut Studio is the film editing app Final Cut Pro. With its ability to log and capture video onto your hard drive for editing, you can easily edit and process your indie film, or maybe even a professional movie. Final Cut Pro is a non-linear editing program that even the best editors use.

How To: Create custom transitions in Final Cut Pro and Express

In this video clip, you'll learn how to create custom transition effects within Final Cut Pro or Express. Whether you're new to Apple's Final Cut Pro non-linear video editor or just want to better acquaint yourself with the popular video editing program, you're sure to benefit from this video tutorial. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, and to get started making your own custom transitions, watch this tutorial.

How To: Use Trapcode plugins in Final Cut Pro

This software tutorial will show you how to use three of Trapcode's plug-ins for Final Cut Pro. Normally these plugins are used in After Effects, but they are available for Final Cut Pro, as you will see in this tutorial. Learn how to work with Trapcode 3D Stroke, Shine and Starglow from Red Giant in this Final Cut Pro tutorial.

How To: Create a basic slide show in Final Cut Pro

If you're just getting started with Final Cut Pro, you probably didn't know that you can also make slideshows with it. Crazy right? And it's actually easier than you think! In this video you'll learn how to start a session in Final Cut Pro to begin your slide show and walks you through the process of adding photos and effects, all the way to exporting the final product.

How To: Use Sin City-style selective coloring in Final Cut Pro

Want to create a selective desaturation effect à la Sin City? This clip will show you what you'll need to know. Whether you're new to Apple's Final Cut Pro non-linear video editor or just want to better acquaint yourself with the popular video editing program, you're sure to benefit from this video tutorial. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, watch this tutorial.

How To: Use the Boris vector shape generator in Final Cut Pro

In this video clip, you'll learn how to use the Boris vector shape generator within Final Cut Pro. Whether you're new to Apple's Final Cut Pro non-linear video editor or just want to better acquaint yourself with the popular video editing program, you're sure to benefit from this video tutorial. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, watch this tutorial.

How To: Make 3D animations using Cheetah3D for Mac

This is an introductory video for those looking to enter the exciting and profitable world of 3D graphics. It walks you through the first few steps of creating 3D animations using Apple's 3D modeling software Cheetah3D. You will learn how to animate and model simple images, and afterwards be well on your way to creating more advanced and salable 3D images.

How To: Create custom settings in Compressor

Final Cut Studio's Compressor has many pre-existing settings that allow you to start compressing your project immediately. Stephen Smith will show you how to: create custom settings, create custom settings from scratch, create groups of settings and how to delete settings. Create custom settings in Compressor.

How To: Cut, color and compress video shot on a Canon DSLR in Final Cut Pro

Interested in editing footage shot on a Canon DSLR in FCP Studio? You've come to the right place. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular motion graphics and compositing software or a seasoned video professional just looking to better acquaint yourself with the program and its various features and filters, you're sure to be well served by this video tutorial. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, watch this free video guide.

How To: Do multi-camera editing in Final Cut Pro or Express

In this tutorial, you'll learn how to work with footage from multiple cameras in Final Cut Pro or Express. Whether you're new to Apple's Final Cut Pro non-linear video editor or just want to better acquaint yourself with the popular video editing program, you're sure to benefit from this video tutorial. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, watch this tutorial.

How To: Preview clips without rendering them in Final Cut Pro

Learn the many ways to preview un-rendered clips in the Final Cut Pro timeline. Whether you're new to Apple's Final Cut Pro non-linear video editor or just want to better acquaint yourself with the popular video editing program, you're sure to benefit from this video tutorial. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, watch this tutorial.

How To: Make alpha transitions from scratch in Final Cut Pro 7

In this video, you'll see how to make your very own alpha transitions from scratch. In this video software tutorial, you'll learn how to navigate and use the graphical user interface or GUI in Apple Soundtrack Pro 3. Whether you're new to Apple's Final Cut Pro video editing suite or just want to better acquaint yourself with the Final Cut Studio workflow, you're sure to benefit from this free video tutorial. For specifics, watch this Final Cut Studio lesson.

How To: Adjust the speed of video clips in Final Cut Express

Want to to speed up or slow down a video clip in Final Cut Express? Let this clip show you how. Whether you're new to Apple's Final Cut Pro non-linear video editor or just want to better acquaint yourself with the Final Cut Pro 6 workflow, you're sure to benefit from this video tutorial. For specifics, including a step-by-step overview of the grading process, watch this FCE lesson.

How To: Create a freeze-frame effect in Final Cut Pro

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to create a freeze-frame effect in Adobe Final Cut Pro. Begin by placing the time line indicator to where you would like to place your freeze-frame. Press Shift and N to create the freeze-frame. The default user preference is 10 seconds. To change it, change the time and click on the insert button to splice the new freeze-frame time into the time line. Now click on the Effects tab and select the Dip to Color Dissolve under Video Transitions and Dissol...

How To: Create an Apple reflection look in Final Cut Pro

For this Final Cut Studio video tutorial, Zach King will teach you how to create an Apple reflection look in Final Cut Pro. To create an Apple reflection look, just go to the Video Generators tab, go to Render, and then Gradient. Next, go to Controls, click Gradient Type, go to Horizontal Bottom To Top, and also check Gaussian Blur. Check out the rest of the process in Final Cut. Let the Final Cut King show you how!

How To: Talk to yourself with the help of Final Cut Pro

This quick video tutorial shows you how to talk to your self using Final Cut Pro. You may not need a software at all to talk to yourself, but this Final Cut Pro tutorial is a great twist on the typical cloning tutorial. So come up with a conversation, record yourself playing the multiple parts, fire up Final Cut Pro and watch this tutorial. You'll be talking to yourself in no time!

How To: Create that 'bad TV' look with Final Cut Pro

Creating that 'bad TV' look has never been easier with Final Cut Pro. Stephen Smith will show you how to create this spectacular effect using tools already provided by FCP. Learn how to make your video transition in from noise, animate a TV roll, and duplicate the "turning off the TV" look. Create that 'bad TV' look with Final Cut Pro.

How To: Create a moving blur effect via keyframes in Final Cut

In this FCP tutorial, you'll learn how to keyframe the mask shape filter with blur to track the movement of the camera. Whether you're new to Apple's Final Cut Pro non-linear video editor or just looking to pick up a few new tips and tricks, you're sure to benefit from this free video tutorial. For specifics, including detailed instructions, watch this Final Cut Pro lesson.

How To: Create and manage text in Final Cut Pro

For this Final Cut Studio video tutorial, Zach King will teach you how to create and manage text in Final Cut Pro. To create and manage text, just go to the Video Generators Tab in the Viewer window, go to Text, and choose your favorite option, or just the plain old Text. Check out the rest of the process in Final Cut. Let the Final Cut King show you how!