Hot Final Cut How-Tos

How To: Export to a QuickTime MPEG-4 while maintaining aspect ratio in Final Cut Pro

In this clip, you'll learn how to export a project from FCP to a 100 MB or less MP4 file that maintains your project's original aspect ratio. 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 gu...

How To: Enhance your Final Cut Studio projects with EQ matching in Soundtrack Pro

Need to make two recorded audio parts sound identical? Use the Match EQ feature in Sountrack 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 video guide.

How To: Protect an Apple Mac OS X computer from viruses and spamware

Looking for a primer on how to protect your Mac OS X desktop computer or laptop from malicious software? This clip for Apple amateurs will show you precisely what to do. You'll find it's easy. So easy, in fact, that this home-computing how-to can present a complete overview of the process in just over a minute and a half. For more information, including step-by-step instructions, take a look.

How To: Use Magic Bullet Mojo in Final Cut Pro or Express

In this clip, you'll learn how to take full advantage of Magic Bullet Mojo when color grading digital footage 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: Edit digital footage in Final Cut Pro or Express

Need a primer on how to get started editing video within Final Cut Pro or Express? This clip will show you how it's done. 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 green screen effects with Final Cut Pro

In this video tutorial, you'll learn how to create simple keying effects in 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: 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: Keyframe text in Final Cut Pro or Express

Interested in keyframing (or key framing) text in Final Cut Pro or Express? This clip will show you how it's done. 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: Add text to your videos in Final Cut Pro

In this tutorial, you'll see what it takes to add title text to your video sequences in 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: Record voice-overs and commentary in Final Cut Pro

In this tutorial, you'll learn how to create professional-quality voice-overs 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: Use three-way filter color correction in Final Cut Pro

In this tutorial, you'll learn how to use the ever-useful three-way filter color correction tool 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: Import DVD video into Final Cut Pro with DVDxDV

This video shows you how to edit DVD video in Final Cut Pro using DVDxDV. 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: 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: Create a freeze frame effect in Final Cut Pro

Do you need an image (freeze frame) from a particular frame in your clip for your website? In this video clip, you'll learn how to create freeze frames 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: Create a digital clone effect in Final Cut Pro

In this video clip, you'll learn how to create digital doubles 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: Blur out a person's face in Final Cut Pro 7

In this clip, you'll learn how to blur out a person's identity with matte tracking 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: Use the SmoothCam filter in Final Cut Pro

Learn how to use FCP's SmoothCam filter to fix shaky footage after the fact. 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 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: Create a selective coloring effect in Final Cut Pro

In this video clip, you'll learn how to create an eye-catching desaturation effect 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: 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: Correct exposure with garbage masks in Final Cut Pro

In this video clip, you'll learn how to create and use four- and eight-point garbage mattes in 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: Create moving split screens (à la 24) in Final Cut Pro

Like those moving screens in "24"? This tutorial will show you how to create them and use them in 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: Key in Final Cut Pro (with a $1 DIY green screen)

In this video, you'll learn how to key in Final Cut Pro with a do-it-yourself green screen that can be built for around a dollar. 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: Clone yourself with Final Cut Pro or Express

In this clip, you'll learn how to create a simple clone effect 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 creating your own digital doubles in Final Cut Pro or Express, watch this tutorial.

How To: Use Match Frame in Final Cut Pro 7

Learn how to use the Match Frame tool in FCP with this easy-to-follow video guide. 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: Export a timeline from Final Cut to DVD Studio Pro

In this clip, you'll learn how to export a timeline from Final Cut Pro to DVD Studio 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: Create a teleportation effect in Final Cut Pro

Want to teleport à la Picard or Kirk? In this clip, you'll learn how to create a simple teleportation effect in 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: Export high-definition (HD) video from Final Cut Pro

Learn how to export HD video from Final Cut Pro for YouTube. 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: Work AVCHD wtih video in Final Cut Pro

In this clip, you'll learn how to work with AVCHD files that can't be logged and transferred like MTS files. 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 title sequence in Final Cut Pro or Express

This clip provides a general overview of how one can create a title sequence 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: Achieve a picture-in-picture (PIP) effect in Final Cut

In this FCP-user's guide, you'll learn how to create a picture-in-picture 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: Use masking to make objects disappear in Final Cut Pro

Learn two different methods for making objects disappear with masks in Apple's 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: Achieve a cloning effect in Final Cut Express/Pro

In this clip, you'll learn how to create a cloning effect 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 film-like digital video with Final Cut Express

Digital video looks very sharp, but many people miss the feeling that they got from watching films that were filmed on film. This video will show you how to replicate the look of old film without having to actually shoot on it using a bleach bypass in Final Cut Express. Working with film is hard, so watch this video and inject some of that organic feeling back into your movies.

How To: Color balance in Final Cut Pro

This video tutorial is in the Software category which will show you how to color balance in Final Cut Pro. Open a video clip in which you want to do color balance. Double click on it, click effects > video filters > color correction > color corrector 3-way. Click the "color corrector 3-way' tab and find something in the video that is supposed to be white. In the color tray you will see 'whites' written. Now click the eye dropper tool and just click the white object, and you have done the colo...

How To: Use the Cinema 4D IR Cache to improve render speed

This clip presents an overview of how to use the C4D IR Cache file to improve render speeds. Whether you're new to MAXON's popular 3D modeling application or are just looking to get better acquainted with Cinema 4D and its various features and functions, you're sure to enjoy this free video software tutorial. For more information, including complete instructions, watch this 3D modeler's guide.

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: Edit & dub a sequence of still images in Final Cut Pro

This clip runs through how to edit a sequence of images in Final Cut Pro and then how to incorporate an audio track using the voiceover tool in Final Cut. 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,...