How to Blur Images in Final Cut Pro

It's not uncommon to find yourself in a situation where you need to remove a corporate logo from a piece of video. If you've never done it before, here's a simple step by step guide for blurring out images in Final Cut Pro. 1. Put your original video on Video Track 1 and make a duplicate copy that you will edit on Video Track 2. (You can do this by holding down Option+Command+Shift and dragging the video up to the next track.) 2. Mark an In and Out point at the beginning and end of this clip to ensure that you'll only edit this section … Read more about How to Blur Images in Final Cut Pro

Top 10 Video Editing Shortcut Keys You Need to Know

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. Timeline shortcut keys: 1. Selection Tool [A] 2. Razor Blade Tool [B] 3. Crop Tool [C] 4. Zoom Tool [Z] 5. Default Cross Dissolve Transition [Command + T] 6. Change Speed [Command + J] 7. Play [space bar] 8. Play forward x2 speed [L] 9. Play back x2 speed [J] 10. Pause [K] Premiere users, did you know you can set your keyboard shortcuts to mimic … Read more about Top 10 Video Editing Shortcut Keys You Need to Know

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

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 … Read more about How to Create a Video In Text Effect in Final Cut Pro 7

How To Create A Split Screen in Final Cut Pro

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.   1. Import both of your files into Final Cut Pro. 2. Place both clips on your timeline, one on top of the other, and then turn off one clip using the button on the left … Read more about How To Create A Split Screen in Final Cut Pro

Adjusting Clip Speed in Final Cut Pro 7

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: 1. Place your footage on the timeline.   2. Right click on your footage. A menu will pop up. Click “Change Speed”.   3. A new dialogue box will pop up. In the top right corner you will see a box that most likely says “100%”. … Read more about Adjusting Clip Speed in Final Cut Pro 7

Video Editing Tutorial: Track Matte Transition in Final Cut

Video Editing Tutorial: Track Matte Transition in Final Cut We at VideoBlocks are pros at making low budget videos look like top quality movies on a small budget. In this case, allow us to show you how to make a professional transition in Final Cut Pro. In less than 2 minutes, you can add a track matte transition to your project to really make it stand out! This step by step video tutorial will teach you how to use a pre-made track matte video transition in Final Cut Pro 7. Take a look to see what a track matte transition is. Need … Read more about Video Editing Tutorial: Track Matte Transition in Final Cut

Video Tutorial: Using Lower Third Templates in Final Cut Pro

This video tutorial will take you through the steps of customizing a lower third template in Final Cut Pro. [button link="http://content.videoblocks.com/clip-download/?id=download-a-free-stock-footage-video-clip" color="#2216a7" size="3" style="1" dark="0" radius="auto" target="self"]Download Your Free Stock Footage Clip[/button]   If you want to download the Statue of Liberty footage in this tutorial, click the link below!   [button … Read more about Video Tutorial: Using Lower Third Templates in Final Cut Pro

The Best Video Editing Software

Picking the right video editing software is no easy task, and it can definitely be a big investment. If you’re looking for a professional quality editing system, there are a few top contenders for you to consider. Here are our opinions on today’s best video editing software: [button link="http://content.videoblocks.com/clip-download/?id=download-a-free-stock-footage-video-clip" color="#2216a7" size="3" style="1" dark="0" radius="auto" target="self"]Download Your Free Stock Footage Clip[/button] Final Cut Pro  This is Apple’s contribution to … Read more about The Best Video Editing Software