Well, we’ve all been waiting for another Apple announcement and today was the day. It is Tim Cook’s second time at the helm of the presentation, but it is the first complete roll out after Steve Job’s passing. The new iPad was the buzz word of the day, but there were plenty of highlights that are worth mentioning.
Mountain Lion is one step closer towards integrating Mac’s iOS software and OS X software. In other words, we’re getting closer to a world where iPods, iPads and Macs will all run off of the same system. Here are some of the advantages we think will be really useful in the video editing realm:
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.
Avid just announced yesterday that they have launced a video editing app for the iPad. This is a pretty radical move for a company that only years ago was on its way out of business. This $4.99 app is available in the Apple App Store, right along side Apple’s own product, iMovie. So the question is…will Avid be able to knock iMovie out of the video editing app spotlight?
Yesterday Apple announced a new upgrade for their controversial video editing software, Final Cut Pro X. Most professionals would say that any and all upgrades come as a welcomed improvement on the not-quite-industry-standard program. Here are some of the improvements that you can look forward to with the new updates:
Having iMovie on your iPad 2 is great and all, but isn’t it super frustrating when it only allows you to use video that you shot on the iPad? That takes a little of the convenience out of on-the-go editing. However, you can get that footage you shot on your camcorder onto the iPad 2 with just a few easy steps.
Have you ever needed to watermark a ton of videos, but didn’t want to take the time to individually run them through Final Cut? There is another option out there, and it is really simple to do! Compressor has the power to batch watermark video clips so they all turn out perfect, and it’s half the amount of work of doing it manually in a video editing program. Want to know how? Follow these easy steps!
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:
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.
Have you been thinking about buying a new video editing program, but have no idea where to start? Well, you’re in luck! We’ve taken a lot of the work out of hunting for the perfect program!