Hot Final Cut How-Tos

How To: Use audio filters in Final Cut Express

Audio filters help you create a credible soundtrack. They can remove distracting noises, like the hum of an air conditioner, and add atmosphere, like an echo. Filters are accessed in the effects tab of the browser and organized into two categories: those provided by Apple and filters that come bundled with Final Cut Express. Drag a filter into the timeline and doubleclick it to edit it in the viewer.

How To: Use filters and effects in Final Cut Express

Video filters let you adjust and enhance your clips for greater visual effects. Access Final Cut Express' filters in the effects browser. Simply position the timeline playhead over the clip, apply a filter, and the resulting changes are displayed in the canvas. Filters can be animated using keyframes, which work the same way with filters that they do with motion.

How To: Create a TV screen look in Final Cut Pro

In this three part tutorial, Ben Scott shows you how to create a TV screen look, with effects, motion properties and key framing. Part two goes over adding motion paths, window layouts and the Quickview tool. Part three covers more on keyframes with opacity and noise. The final effect isn't that great looking but the techniques and processes you'll learn are well worth it. Create a TV screen look in Final Cut Pro - Part 1 of 3.

How To: Use the 3-way color correction tool in FInal Cut Pro

In this three part-software tutorial, you'll learn how to use the 3-way color correction filter to do color grading and correction in Final Cut Pro. 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 v...

How To: Use the Saturation Curve editor in Apple Color

In this free video software tutorial, you'll learn how to use the Saturation Curve editor when color correcting or grading footage in Color. Whether you're new to Apple's popular non-linear editor or a seasoned digital video professional merely looking to pick up a few new tips and tricks, you're certain to be well served by this video guide. Take a look.

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: Animate particles to the rhythm of a soundtrack in Motion 4

In this Final Cut Studio user's guide, you'll learn how to synchronize particle movement to the beat of an audio track within Apple Motion 4. Whether you're new to Apple'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 gu...

How To: Use the optical flow retiming feature in Apple Motion 3

In this clip, you'll learn how to make use of Motion 3's optical flow retiming feature. Whether you're new to Apple'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: Create a sky replacement effect in Apple Motion 3

In this clip, you'll learn how to achieve simple sky replacement effect in Motion 3. Whether you're new to Apple'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: Create a 3D rolodex effect in Apple Motion 4

In this clip, you'll learn how to generate a 3D rolodex effect in Motion 4. Whether you're new to Apple'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: Create a dancing oscilloscope effect in Apple Motion 4

Learn how to create an eye-catching dancing oscilloscope effect in Motion 4 with this free video lesson. Whether you're new to Apple'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: Handle multi-angle editing in Final Cut Pro

Need some help tackling your first multi-angle project in Final Cut Pro? This two-part tutorial will teach you what you'll need to know. Whether you're new to Apple'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: Use the PHYX Color plugin in Final Cut Pro or Motion

Need help figuring out how to use PHYX Color in FCP or Motion? This quick clip will sort you out. Whether you're new to Apple'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: Conform Canon 5dmk2 footage from 30p to 24p in Final Cut Studio 2

A tutorial using Final Cut Studio 2 on how to convert footage shot in 30p to perfect 24p. Used in the short Sofia's People. Can't quite figure out why you have two of the same filters in FCP? This quick clip will sort you out. Whether you're new to Apple'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...

How To: Work with and manage HD video in Final Cut Pro Studio

In this clip, you'll learn how to work with HD media in Final Cut Pro. Whether you're new to Apple'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: 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: Color grade your footage with Magic Bullet Colorista in Final Cut Pro

In this two-part video tutorial, you'll learn how to use Magic Bullet Colorista to color grade and color correct your digital video when using 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, w...

How To: Composite with Colorista & Primatte Keyer in Final Cut Pro Studio

In this two part video tutorial series, you'll see what it takes to composite with Colorista and Primatte Keyer 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. ...