by Sean Berry Griffin Hammond shares his hidden microphone trick—how to place a mic blatantly in a locked-down shot, and use masking to hide it in Final Cut Pro X. Positioning microphones so that they aren’t in your shots while making sure they can capture quality audio can become highly frustrating. And it’s even more […]Read more "This Trick Will Keep Your Mic Hidden"
by DSLR Video Shooter, Caleb Pike Caleb Pike shows you how to create beautiful re-timed slow motion shots using camera movement and some tricks in post via FCPX. In Premiere, this is called time remapping. Right click on the little colored fx logo in the corner of the clip in your timeline, select time remapping and […]Read more "How to Create Beautiful Slow Motion Camera Movement Shots"
by Chris Lavigne Marking your clips during your shoot can be crazy helpful when you’re sifting through footage in editing. One easy way to help your future self find a good clip during editing is to use a technique we’ve dubbed “the hand trick.” The technique When I’m shooting, as soon as I know I […]Read more "The Handiest Trick for Efficient Video Editing"
How do I remove an old outdated username from the username drop down list on Mac OS X? To all the answers: hit Control ⌃ + Shift ⇧ + Delete ⌫ It is an editor shortcut for “quick delete entire line” It does not add/modify/delete names from the list of login names that are suggested […]Read more "Helpful Mac OSX Quick Tip"
February 9, 2015 by Jesse Cervantes, Creative Congo This quick tutorial is for making an ALPHA MATTE from images or footage WITHOUT using ADD or SCREEN modes, so that you can composite and pre-compose Technique: 1. Duplicate layer you want to composite 2. On the TOP layer, add the TINT EFFECT 3. Then add the […]Read more "Quick Tip: Create an Alpha Matte from ANY footage"
October 31, 2014 by fcp.co Have you ever edited an interview together and either run out of cover shots, wanted to nip out some ‘ers’ or just wanted to butt two bites together and not resort to an obvious cutaway? This is a very clever way to morph between jump cuts in an interview. FCP.co […]Read more "Morphing transitions tutorial in FCPX"
July 16, 2014 by VinhSon Nguyen, Creative DoJo This is an awesome & simple script that makes all those redundant yet sometime tedious chores available at the touch of a single button all within your version of after effects. The Dojo Toolkit Script is a tool to quickly setup project folder structures, easily apply expressions, […]Read more "The Dojo Toolkit Script makes Redundants Faster & EZer"