How To Make A Killer Video For Less Than $100

Wednesday April 2, 2014 by Brittney Schuessler

Anyone with a phone can make a video these days, but to make a professional, high-quality video that gives your […]

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How to Blur Images in Final Cut Pro

Wednesday December 19, 2012 by admin

It’s not uncommon to find yourself in a situation where you need to remove a corporate logo from a piece […]

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Another Conversion: Is Adobe Premiere Better Than Final Cut Pro?

Tuesday October 30, 2012 by admin

I have to admit that this is a difficult blog post for me to write. I love Apple. I love […]

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Final Cut Certification: Is It Worth It?

Tuesday July 10, 2012 by admin

When you see a brilliant white Apple-branded certificate of accomplishment framed and hanging in an editing suite, it can make […]

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Top 10 Video Editing Shortcut Keys You Need to Know

Monday May 21, 2012 by Mallory Jones

For all you Final Cut Pro users here is our list of the top 10 video editing shortcut keys you need to know. And for you Adobe Premiere users, we have an extra bonus for you at the bottom.

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How To Achieve the Pleasantville Effect in Final Cut Pro 7

Friday April 27, 2012 by Mallory Jones

The “Pleasantville Effect” is a video color correction effect made popular by the late 1990s movie, Pleasantville, starring Tobey Maguire. Though that is in no way, shape or form the only movie to use the isolation of color, it certainly has inspired the use of the tool in many movies (and home movies) since. Basically, the idea is to isolate one color at a time and have everything else in black and white. It gives the picture real “pop” and, when used correctly, can be a great story telling device. Here’s how to create the Pleasantville effect in Final Cut Pro 7.

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How to Create a Video In Text Effect in Final Cut Pro 7

Thursday April 19, 2012 by Mallory Jones

I’m going to make a confession here. I am addicted to The Food Network. Like, major addiction. When I’m able to pry myself away from the television and head to work, I often try to replicate some of the graphics and visual effects that they use to make their food look oh-so-sexy. That’s how I came across this quick Final Cut Pro trick for making a cut out effect with text. For you foodies out there, you’ll recognize this effect as the open from Food Network’s The Best Thing I Ever Ate. (For those of you who don’t spend hours on end watching food porn, click here to see what I’m talking about). There are tons of uses for this simple trick, so take a look at the steps below and add it to your repertoire.

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How To Create A Split Screen in Final Cut Pro

Friday February 10, 2012 by Mallory Jones

Creating split screens is a fun and practical tool to add to your video editing arsenal. Final Cut Pro gives you all of the tools to do it right inside its program, and by just learning the basic idea you’ll open yourself up to infinite editing possibilities. Below are the step by step instructions for creating a basic side by side slit screen in Final Cut Pro 7.

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Adjusting Clip Speed in Final Cut Pro 7

Wednesday December 7, 2011 by Mallory Jones

Are you in need of a new editing trick to help spice up your videos? Try adjusting the speed and direction of your footage. You can use this trick to create dozens of different effects, so it is a good tool to know. Here are the super simple steps for adjusting your clip speed and direction in Final Cut Pro 7:

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How to Animate a Logo in Final Cut Pro 7

Monday November 28, 2011 by Mallory Jones

If you want the sleek look of an animated graphic intro, but don’t have access to After Effects or Apple Motion, you’re not entirely out of luck. There are tools you can use within Final Cut Pro 7 that will allow you to create a clip with motion, without all of the hassle of learning an entirely new program. Here are step by step instructions on how to use Final Cut Pro 7 to animate a logo.

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