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 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 Final Cut Pro: Stabilizing Your Video Footage: Part 1

Chapter: Editing

Topic: Image Stabilization and smoothing

I’ll discuss the image stabilization task in general, and analyze the usability, quality, and performance of Final Cut’s SmoothCam filter and Motion’s Stabilize behavior. In essence, these are the free tools that you likely already have. In the next issue, I’ll compare these to three other image stabilization filters available from third parties; specifically Red Giant Software Magic Bullet Steady ($199), the Image Stabilizer in CHV-Electronics MotionTracker-collection ($69) and the Boris FX Boris Continuum Optical Stabilizer Mac ($99).

http://digitalcontentproducer.com/videoedsys/revfeat/stabilizing_video_footage_0706/

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Apple Final Cut Pro: CoreMelt VideoWall

Chapter: Editing

Topic: Effects

Iain Anderson demonstrates a wide range of video wall effects inside Final Cut Pro, including transitions, three dimensional stylised effects and slideshow transitions. All of these can be created in seconds on video or still images with fine control over placement and randomization of the various layers. Save yourself hours and hours of time over placing and animating layers by hand using these techniques. Iain also shows animating parameters to audio by sending a shot to motion, and some combinations that can create some unique looks.

http://library.creativecow.net/anderson_iain/coremelt-video-wall/1

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CoreMelt VideoWall

Iain Anderson demonstrates a wide range of video wall effects inside Final Cut Pro, including transitions, three dimensional stylised effects and slideshow transitions. All of these can be created in seconds on video or still images with fine control over placement and randomization of the various layers. Save yourself hours and hours of time over placing and animating layers by hand using these techniques. Iain also shows animating parameters to audio by sending a shot to motion, and some combinations that can create some unique looks.

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Apple Final Cut Pro: Multicam Editing in Final Cut Pro: Part 2

Chapter: Editing

Topic: Multicam

Last time out, we discussed shooting for multicam editing, and syncing your clips for multicam editing in Apple Final Cut Pro. This time out, I’ll detail how to work with clips in the Viewer, how to switch camera angles, how to optimize playback in the Timeline, and other production details.

http://digitalcontentproducer.com/videoedsys/revfeat/multicam_final_cut_pro_0615/

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Using and Creating Alpha Transitions

In this video, Kevin Monahan will show you how to make your very own Alpha Transitions from scratch.

Additional tips about Alpha Transitions are included in this video from fcpworld.com.

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Multicam Editing in Final Cut Pro: Part 2

Last time out, we discussed shooting for multicam editing, and syncing your clips for multicam editing in Apple Final Cut Pro. This time out, I’ll detail how to work with clips in the Viewer, how to switch camera angles, how to optimize playback in the Timeline, and other production details.

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Apple Final Cut Pro: Using and Creating Alpha Transitions

Chapter: Editing

Topic: Transitions

In this video, Kevin Monahan will show you how to use Alpha Transitions in Final Cut Pro 7. Then, Kevin shows you how to make your very own Alpha Transitions that you can collect. Additional tips about Alpha Transitions are included in this video from http://www.fcpworld.com

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DNbKP7u6RoM&fmt=22

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