Apple Motion: Learn how to scale the camera to quickly reframe a scene

Chapter: Motion Graphic Design

Topic: Scale and Position

Mark Spencer from Ripple Training will show you how to change the camera’s angle of view to create interesting visuals.

Watch the video tutorial here.

Apple Final Cut Pro: Saving “color grades” in Final Cut Pro saves time and creates consistency!

Chapter: Color Correction

Topic: Basic Color Correction

We’re big fans of the 3-Way Color Corrector. It’s easy, it’s fast and it’s integrated within Final Cut Pro.
Whenever you’re making changes using the 3-Way Color Corrector we implore you to think about whether it’s a color grade that should be saved. If you have footage that is shot in the same location under the same light, you may be able to simply apply the same Color Corrector settings to multiple clips.

http://fcpdaily.com/2010/07/saving-color-grades-in-final-cut-pro-saves-time-and-creates-consistency/

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Apple Compressor: Setting Chapter Markers in Compressor

Chapter: Distribution

Topic: Encoding Techniques

Apple Compressor will allow users to embed chapter markers. This can be very useful when going into DVD Studio Pro. DVD Studio Pro can be difficult to place chapter markers exactly where you want them, because you are at the mercy of the GOP’s. By embedding chapter markers where you want them in Compressor, you guarantee that they will be where you want them in DVD Studio Pro. Final Cut Pro users will typically embed their chapter markers in Final Cut before outputting. However I know Avid users that have purchased the Final Cut Studio primarily for Compressor and DVD Studio Pro, and embedding chapter markers in Compressor vs DVD Studio Pro would certainly be the better workflow.

http://www.geniusdv.com/news_and_tutorials/2010/07/setting_chapter_markers_in_compressor.php

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Apple Final Cut Pro: Fixing Bad White Balance in Final Cut Pro

Chapter: Color Correction

Topic: Basic Color Correction

The Color Corrector 3 Way is a great way to reset your white levels on a clip that was shot with poor white balanc

http://www.geniusdv.com/news_and_tutorials/2010/06/fixing_bad_white_balance_in_final_cut_pro.php

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Fixing Bad White Balance in Final Cut Pro

The Color Corrector 3 Way is a great way to reset your white levels on a clip that was shot with poor white balance. You will find the Color Corrector 3 Way filter in Video Filters, in the Color Correction category. After applying the filter to a clip, and loading the clip into the viewer, you will open the Color Corrector 3 Way tab. To repair a bad white balance all you need to do is click the Select Auto-balance Color button. This will turn your cursor into an eye dropper when over top of the Canvas. All you need to do now is click on a portion of the clip in the Canvas that should be a perfect white. This will rebalance the white values within the clip. This can be a very quick and easy way to make a big improvement to a clip that was shot with a bad white balance.

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Apple Cinema Tools Overview: Underneath the Surface with Frame Rates

Cinema Tools is an interesting and often misunderstood utility that has been shipping with Apple Final Cut Studio since 2004. Many editors are not even sure of what Cinema Tools function is. The application is a database application that tracks the relationship between film frames and their corresponding video frames. Included with Final Cut Studio, Cinema Tools assists in editing a film or 24p digital intermediate project just as you would edit any video or multimedia originated project. Few Final Cut Pro editors are aware of or understand exactly how Cinema Tools works and what it is intended for…

Read the rest of Ken Stone’s overview here.

 

Apple Cinema Tools: Apple Cinema Tools Overview: Underneath the Surface with Frame Rates

Chapter: Editing

Topic: Media or Media Management

Film Workflow Steps, Pulling it Down, Doing the DI, Two Important Cinema Tools Features For Editing
Generating All Kinds of Lists, Integrating Cinema Tools with Your Final Cut Pro Workflow, How To Use Cinema Tools to Conform a Canon 5D MKII Clip, The Basics of Syncing Your Audio
Cinema Tools is an interesting and often misunderstood utility that has been shipping with Apple Final Cut Studio since 2004. Many editors are not even sure of what Cinema Tools function is. The application is a database application that tracks the relationship between film frames and their corresponding video frames. Included with Final Cut Studio, Cinema Tools assists in editing a film or 24p digital intermediate project just as you would edit any video or multimedia originated project. Few Final Cut Pro editors are aware of or understand exactly how Cinema Tools works and what it is intended for.

http://www.kenstone.net/fcp_homepage/apple_cinema_tools_overview_brockett.html

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Apple Motion Tutorial Oscillating a Shape

Apple Motion has an oscillating behavior that can bring life to a painted object.

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Apple Motion: Apple Motion Tutorial Oscillating a shape

Chapter: Motion Graphic Design

Topic: Behaviors

Apple Motion has an oscillating behavior that can bring life to a painted object. This is a great method for creating an animation without having to manually add keyframes. The oscillation behavior can be applied to any parameter within an object. In this example, I’ve chosen to oscillate the Y parameter for the brush angle. Check out the rest of this Apple Motion Oscillation Tutorial.

http://www.geniusdv.com/news_and_tutorials/2010/06/apple_motion_tutorial_oscillating_a_shape.php

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Apple Cinema Tools: Apple Cinema Tools Overview: Underneath the Surface with Frame Rates

Chapter: Project and Media Management

Topic: Prepare Media

Cinema Tools is an interesting and often misunderstood utility that has been shipping with Apple Final Cut Studio since 2004. Many editors are not even sure of what Cinema Tools function is. The application is a database application that tracks the relationship between film frames and their corresponding video frames. Included with Final Cut Studio, Cinema Tools assists in editing a film or 24p digital intermediate project just as you would edit any video or multimedia originated project. Few Final Cut Pro editors are aware of or understand exactly how Cinema Tools works and what it is intended for.

http://www.kenstone.net/fcp_homepage/apple_cinema_tools_overview_brockett.html

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