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FCP X: How and When to Use the Custom LUT Effect

A LUT (LookUp Table) is a conversion table that instantly changes pixel values from one setting to the next. Final Cut provides two different ways to apply LUTs to your footage: the Inspector and the Custom LUT effect. This article describes how to use the Custom LUT effect.

FCP X: How to Remove “Fuzzy Edges” From a Chroma-key [v]

In this short video tutorial, Larry Jordan answers a question on how to get rid of “fuzzy edges” in a chroma-key using Apple Final Cut Pro X.

FCP X: How to Color Match Video Shot on Different Cameras [v]

In this short video tutorial, Larry Jordan answers a question showing how to use Apple Final Cut Pro X to match the color between video clips shot using different cameras, one of which was an iPhone.

Software to Catalog and Find Media Files [v]

In this short video tutorial, Larry Jordan answers a question about how to catalog and find media files, this also features demos of Image Chest and Kyno software.

FCP X: Use LUTs to Color Grade Video [v]

In this short video tutorial, Larry Jordan answers a question on how to use LUTs to color grade HDR or Log video in Apple Final Cut Pro X.

The “Real” Reasons Behind BMD’s 12K Camera

Adam Wilt shares his thoughts on why Blackmagic Design released a camera recording 12K frame sizes. And, it isn’t the reason you expect.

Improve Your Voice-Over Techniques

Voice-over work combines acting with technology to create magic. It’s your voice telling stories directly into the imagination of the listener. Here are some tips to make it better.

FCP X: How to Use Keyframes to Create Animation [v]

Presented by Larry Jordan, this four-part webinar series covers the basics of editing with Apple Final Cut Pro X. In this short video tutorial, Larry shows how to create and modify keyframes to create animation in Final Cut Pro X.

FCP X: How to Use Generators with Infographics [v]

Presented by Larry Jordan, this four-part webinar series covers the basics of editing with Apple Final Cut Pro X. In this short video tutorial, Larry shows how to use Generators with Infographics in Final Cut Pro X.

FCP X: Speed Changes from Hold Frames to Speed Ramps [v]

Presented by Larry Jordan, this four-part webinar series covers the basics of editing with Apple Final Cut Pro X. In this short video tutorial, Larry shows how to create a variety of video speed changes – from hold frames to speed ramps – using Final Cut Pro X.

FCP X: A “Rocking Horse” Connection Override Shortcut

Here’s a hidden keyboard shortcut for Apple Final Cut Pro X that allows moving Primary Storyline clips without moving any clips connected to them. (Contributed by Don Smith.)

Caution: Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro X and QuickTime Player Don’t Show the Same Color the Same Way

There is difference in how the same color is displayed in Premiere, Final Cut and QuickTime. This made worse when looking at media on a P3 display. Here’s what you need to know.

Avoid Problems – Premiere Pro Captions are Not Titles

Captions are not titles. Understanding the difference is key to problem-free playback of your media. Also, you don’t get to choose the caption format – your distributor does. Learn more here.

A Cool Workaround to Import Media with Ins and Outs Using Final Cut Pro X

Here is an interested workaround to fool Apple Final Cut Pro X into importing just portions of a clip, rather than the entire clip. This is especially useful when you have extremely long media files, but only need to use a very short section.

Apply, Modify & Trim Transitions in Final Cut Pro X [v]

In this short video tutorial, Larry Jordan presents how to apply, modify, render and trim transitions in Final Cut Pro X.

Create and Use Roles in Apple Final Cut Pro X [v]

In this short video tutorial, Larry Jordan shows how to create and use Roles for timeline display and audio mixing in Final Cut Pro X.

FCP X: Move Clips Using Timecode [v]

In this short video tutorial, Larry Jordan illustrates how to move clips, and other elements, using timecode in Final Cut Pro X.

Import Layered Photoshop Files in Adobe Premiere Pro

Unlike “normal” still images, working with a layered Photoshop (PSD) file in Adobe Premiere Pro provides a variety of options that can be useful in a video edit. This illustrated tutorial explains what they are.

Using Layered Photoshop Files in Final Cut Pro X

Unlike “normal” still images, working with a layered Photoshop (PSD) file in Apple Final Cut Pro X provides a variety of options that can be useful in a video edit. Here’s what you need to know.

FCP X: Create, Modify and Search on Keywords [v]

In this short video tutorial, Larry Jordan shows how to create, modify and search on keywords in Apple Final Cut Pro X. He also illustrates how to create Smart Collections.