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How To: Use green screens in Final Cut Pro

Here is a Final Cut Studio software suite tutorial on how to use the green screen function in Final Cut Pro. Footage that has been shot on a green screen can be brought in and isolated with Chroma Key settings. Once you have your subject removed from the green screen background, you are ready to apply hundreds of effects and transitions in Final Cut Pro.

How To: Use the snapping tool in Final Cut Pro

The snapping function (the magnetic attraction between two clips or to the playhead) is sometimes very helpful and other times really annoying in Final Cut Pro. In this video you will learn to turn it on and off. A cool trick is to use the keyboard hot key to quickly turn the feature on and off.

How To: Create titles in Final Cut Pro

In part one of this Final Cut Pro tutorial, Ben Scott shows you how to use the text generator and how to make broadcast safe titles that don't flicker. Part two goes over taking your titles out of Final Cut Pro, using Apple's Motion software to create nicer text for your titles, then bring them back to Final Cut Pro. Create titles in Final Cut Pro - Part 1 of 2.

How To: Make a stereoscopic 3D video with Final Cut Pro

Want to make your own 3D shorts to rival anything by James Cameron? This free video software tutorial will show you how to work with stereoscopic video in Final Cut Pro. Whether you're new to Apple's Final Cut Pro non-linear video editor or just looking to add to your bag of tricks, you're sure to benefit from this video tutorial. For specifics, and to get started using this effect in your own projects, watch this FCP lesson.

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: Adjust pitch and transform a voice in Soundtrack Pro

If you are doing podcasting, very often you might have to use your own voice. The good news is that there are ways to touch up your voice even if you don't like it. In this video tutorial Adam Hay will show you how to adjust pitch and transform your voice into a much different sounding one using the stock effects in Apple Soundtrack Pro. Adjust pitch and transform a voice in Soundtrack Pro.

How To: Sync multicam footage in Final Cut Pro 7

Looking for an easy way to work with footage from a two-camera setup within Final Cut Pro? Whether you're new to Apple's Final Cut Pro non-linear video editor or just want to learn how to take advantage of Final Cut Pro 7's new features, you're sure to benefit from this free video tutorial from the folks at Lynda. Specifically, this software tutorial provides a complete overview of how to sync multi-cam footage.

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: Export an image sequence from Final Cut Pro

This video editing software tutorial shows you how to export an image sequence from Final Cut Pro. This isn't usually the format people export in, but if you are planning on using the frames for animating or further editing, you may want to export your work on a per frame basis. If this is the case, watch and learn how to export an image sequence from Final Cut Pro.

How To: Upscale video to HD in Final Cut Pro with BCC 5 UpRez

Boris Continuum Complete 5's UpRez filter is a fantastic new filter that lets you upscale SD video to HD. In this podcast, Dave DiPinto demonstrates a possible production scenario in Apple Final Cut Pro where you have D1 resolution stock footage that you want to use in a 1080 HD project. He shows you how to use the BCC plug-in filter UpRez to upscale the footage to HD for use in the Final Cut Pro project.

How To: Use keyframes in Final Cut Pro

This video editing software tutorial outlines using keyframes in Final Cut Pro. Keyframes enable a video editor to have different properties of a clip change over time (a la animation). If you are new to animating in software packages or Final Cut Pro, this tutorial will help get you started.

How To: Do keyframing color correction in Final Cut Pro

In this episode of Final Cut Help, Richard Harrington takes a look at keyframing the three way color corrector in FCP. As details change in a movie clip you can have the filter adjust its values over time. This example uses a video of a bird starting in a bright sky and ending in water which is darker, the contrast transition is controlled by keyframing the saturation and color correction.

How To: Use Colorista plugin in Final Cut Pro (Introduction)

This software tutorial shows you how to use the plug-in Colorista to color correct in Final Cut Pro. This is an introductory tutorial which will cover the basics for new Colorista users within the Final Cut Pro software. An easy-to-use color correction plug-in that delivers great results quickly from within Final Cut, After Effects, Motion, Premiere Pro, or Avid systems.

How To: Convert Canon EOS H264 video to Apple ProRes 422 for editing in Final Cut Pro

In this clip, learn how to convert photo shot on a Canon EOS DSLR camera to Apple ProRes for convenient editing in Final Cut Pro Studio. 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: Export video sequences from Final Cut Pro or Express

In this clip, you'll learn how to export video sequences 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, watch this tutorial.

How To: Make a Luma Track Matte when working in Final Cut Pro

In this clip, you'll learn how to make a luma track matte within FCP. 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: Trim video in Final Cut Express

After you've assembled your clips in order, you can fine tune your sequence by trimming the edit points between each clip. This video explains the many tools you can use to make trimming videos easy and precise, including the ripple and roll tools. These tools allow for seamless editing.

How To: Create a travel matte in Final Cut Pro or Express

Can't figure out how to make a travel matte in Final Cut or aren't even quite sure what a travel matte is? Never fear. 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 specifics, and to get started using travel mattes in your own projects, watch this FCP lesson.

How To: Export video from Final Cut Pro to Adobe After Effects

Want to know how to integrate Final Cut Pro and Adobe After Effects? This clip will teach you how to do just that. Whether you're new to Apple's Final Cut Pro non-linear video editor or simply new to using these two applications in tandem, you're sure to benefit from this video tutorial. For specifics, including a step-by-step overview of the integration process, watch this Final Cut Pro lesson.

How To: Use the sync menu in Apple's Final Cut Pro 6

Interested in synchronizing audio and video in Final Cut Pro? Learn about the sync menu in Apple's Final Cut Pro 6 with this video editing tutorial. 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 free video tutorial. For specifics, including a step-by-step overview of how to use the sync menu, watch this Final Cut Pro lesson.

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 in LiveType

LiveType ships with many sophisticated design elements so that you can add movement to your static text. You can access them in the media browser. Choosing, editing, applying, and previewing an effect is easy using the media browser and canvas. Live fonts are as easily manipulated as effects. Explore textures as well to make your titles professional and sophisticated.