How To Make A Killer Video For Less Than $100

Anyone with a phone can make a video these days, but to make a professional, high-quality video that gives your company or brand a clean, modern look requires two important things 1) the time and effort put into editing the video, and 2) excellent content - video, audio, and still imagery. If you are low on editing skills, have no fear: there are some fantastic tutorials out there. If you have iMovie, Adobe Premiere Pro, Windows Movie Maker, or any of the major video software programs, there are some quick and easy lessons you can use in … Read more about How To Make A Killer Video For Less Than $100

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

Another Conversion: Is Adobe Premiere Better Than Final Cut Pro? I have to admit that this is a difficult blog post for me to write. I love Apple. I love Final Cut Pro. This brand has given me the feeling of professional prowess since my beginnings as a video editor at the ripe young age of 15. However, a time has come for me to make a very big decision. Does Apple's lack of compassion for the professional editor mean it's time to abandon ship? Is it time to become an Adobe enthusiast? Now, I've questioned my allegance to Final Cut Pro ever … Read more about Another Conversion: Is Adobe Premiere Better Than Final Cut Pro?

Final Cut Certification: Is It Worth It?

When you see a brilliant white Apple-branded certificate of accomplishment framed and hanging in an editing suite, it can make your soul fill up with envy. I mean, how better can you show off your video editing swagger than with the seal of approval from Apple itself? However, those Final Cut Pro certification papers come with a price. Not only are the tests expensive, but they also require you to spend multiple hours sitting in training sessions. Is the time and money worth the investment? Or are you better off as a self taught guru? We look … Read more about Final Cut Certification: Is It Worth It?

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

Another Final Cut Pro X Upgrade

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:   Multi-Camera Editing Yesterday’s upgrade release promises new multi-camera editing features to enhance Final Cut Pro X. According to the press release, the new version will be capable of syncing up to 64 different camera … Read more about Another Final Cut Pro X Upgrade

Final Cut Pro X Upgrade

Apple announced today that it would be issuing a series of free upgrades for their highly controversial editing software, Final Cut Pro X. The changes came after Apple received highly critical reviews on their latest video editing release. Many professionals have been upset with Apple’s recent devotion to the “prosumer” instead of developing improvements to their existing professional quality editing system, Final Cut Pro 7. The free update is available on Apple’s website and features the following upgrades: Media Stems Export: … Read more about Final Cut Pro X Upgrade

Final Cut Pro X: A Timeline of Tragedy

The initial shock wave of disappointment may be gone, but the long lasting bitterness towards Apple’s most underwhelming product yet remains. That’s right, people, I’m talking about Final Cut Pro X. Maybe some of you have come around and adapted, and maybe some of you are still wallowing in a pool of frustration, but either way, weather for healing or for encouragement, it is good to take time to reflect on this roller coaster journey Apple has taken us on over the past few months. Tuesday, April 12, 2011  Apple’s Peter Steinhauer takes the … Read more about Final Cut Pro X: A Timeline of Tragedy

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