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Final Cut Pro: Correcting White Balance

Final Cut Pro: Correcting White Balance
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In this Final Cut tutorial, Richard Harrington discusses what to do to correct your film when you shoot footage with the wrong white balance setting. This is a common problem if you step outside after shooting inside and you forget to rewhite balance. Richard uses the three way color corrector to do a digital white balance on the clip inside of Final Cut Pro.

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Richard Harrington
Apple Final Cut Pro
Final Cut Pro: Compression with Turbo

Final Cut Pro: Compression with Turbo
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In this Final Cut Pro tutorial, Richard Harrington take a look at the elgato turbo.264. This is a USB add on device that accelereates the h.264 encoding you can do on your Mac. The turbo.264 comes with its own compression software with presets for iPod, iPhone, Sony PSP, Apple TV and YouTube.

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Richard Harrington
Apple Final Cut Pro
Final Cut Pro: Gradient Wipe Transition

Final Cut Pro: Gradient Wipe Transition
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In this Final Cut Pro tutorial, Richard Harrington takes a look at the gradient wipe transition. The gradient wipe transition is a highly customizable transition using greyscale patterns to create your own custom wipes.

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Richard Harrington
Apple Final Cut Pro
Final Cut Pro: Placeholder Composite Effects

Final Cut Pro: Placeholder Composite Effects
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In this Final Cut tutorial, Richard Harrington performs a quick placeholder effect in Final Cut Pro. Many times you will need this technique so you can figure out what shots you want to use and if it is going to be feasable to accomplish what you think is in the timeline. Richard starts by performing a chroma key on a video clip to place another clip on a TV screen.

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Richard Harrington
Apple Final Cut Pro
Final Cut Pro: External Editors

Final Cut Pro: External Editors
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In this Apple Final Cut video tutorial, Richard Harrington takes a look at the external editors tab in the Final Cut Pro system settings that allows you to associate still image, video and audio files with third party software. Richard also gives some helpful tips to make graphics coming from other software applications more compatible with Final Cut Studio.

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Richard Harrington
Apple Final Cut Pro
Compressing for iPod and iTunes - Final Cut HelpCompressing for iPod and iTunes - Final Cut Help
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In this Final Cut video tutorial, Richard Harrington uses Compressor to teach how to compress a video clip for use on an iPod or in iTunes. This opens up video podcasting or the transferring of video files in a widely recognized portable format. Richard shows which settings to use and explains how to export from Final Cut Pro to get the file ready for Compressor.

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Richard Harrington
Apple Final Cut Pro
3-Way Color Corrector - Final Cut Help3-Way Color Corrector - Final Cut Help
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In this Final Cut Pro video tutorial you will learn about using the 3-way color corrector with skin tones and how the color corrector behaves when adjusting the color of two subjects in identical scenes.

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Richard Harrington
Apple Final Cut Pro
Setting Up a Multicam Edit - Final Cut HelpSetting Up a Multicam Edit - Final Cut Help
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In this Final Cut Video Tutorial Richard Harrington takes a look at syncronizing material for a multicam edit. The multicam features inside of Final Cut Pro are very popular and can be used for events, performances, or concerts the trick is getting things to syncronize properly.

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Richard Harrington
Apple Final Cut Pro
Become replaceable. Have a life with better FCP project managementBecome replaceable. Have a life with better FCP project management

Sure, being replaceable can be scary -- but sometimes you NEED somebody to step in and help. Here are some of the tricks that Cow author Dustin Lau has learned for project set-up, file naming, and clear communication with other members on the team. These tricks will create smooth hand-offs from you to your temporary replacement -- and back to you when you return, without driving anyone crazy.

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Dustin Lau
Apple Final Cut Pro
Better Media Management in Final Cut ProBetter Media Management in Final Cut Pro

Looking for better media management in Final Cut Pro? TV producer and Cow contributor Dustin Lau says it all begins with better file naming. He shows how its working at ESPN/Star Sports Asia, as they manage their workflow across multiple teams, under the high pressure of episodic TV deadlines. It will work for you too.

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Dustin Lau
Apple Final Cut Pro
Get Fast in Final Cut Pro -- <i>FAST!</i>Get Fast in Final Cut Pro -- FAST!

It does not make you a better FCP editor, but no matter what kind of work you do, speed still matters. Cow author Dustin Lau shares some tips and tricks to accelerate your work in Final Cut Pro that even the old dogs can learn from.

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Dustin Lau
Apple Final Cut Pro
Vee You: 8 Free Mac Plug-ins for FCP, AE and MotionVee You: 8 Free Mac Plug-ins for FCP, AE and Motion
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VFX artist Roger Bolton has worked on films including The Lord of the Rings, Charlie and The Chocolate Factory and Kingdom of Heaven. He has also created effects for his own use -- in this case, a wide variety of 2D and 3D VU meters, automatically animated by the audio in your project. He now offers these 8 plug-ins to artists using Final Cut Pro, After Effects and Motion -- with no watermarks, no time limits, no price tag. Please note: these plug-ins are MAC ONLY.

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Roger Bolton
Apple Final Cut Pro
Using Automator for repetitive tasks in Final Cut ProUsing Automator for repetitive tasks in Final Cut Pro

Apple Automator is a tiny application included with Mac OS X with big power, quickly and easily creating custom workflows based on the work you actually do - no programming required. Its the perfect way to handle those pesky repetitive tasks in FCP. Do something once, then let Automator take it from there. This handy little tool can make the difference between keeping and losing your sanity -- and making or missing your deadline.

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Dustin Lau
Apple Final Cut Pro
The Ultimate Real-world FCP FAQ, Part 3

The Ultimate Real-world FCP FAQ, Part 3

Creative Cow Leader Shane Ross is one of a very small handful of the worlds most respected FCP experts. Over the course of years answering questions, hes compiled a real-world list of the questions that are truly the most frequently asked. He calls them Shanes Stock Answers. We call them the information you really need for working with FCP. Here in Part 3, he covers QuickTime issues, timecode management, P2 tips and much more, including one of the most frequently questions of all: how to open new projects in older versions of FCP.

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Shane Ross
Apple Final Cut Pro
Stephens Five FCP Time Saving TipsStephens Five FCP Time Saving Tips
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Want to save time while using Final Cut Pro? CreativeCow.net Contributing Editor Stephen Smith will show you how. His video tutorial has five must use tips: Motion Templates, Swap Edit, Audio Levels, Ripple Delete and Transitions Time Saver.

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Stephen Smith
Apple Final Cut Pro
Compressor Custom Settings: A Creative COW Final Cut Studio Video TutorialCompressor Custom Settings: A Creative COW Final Cut Studio Video Tutorial
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Final Cut Studios Compressor has many pre-existing settings that allow you to start compressing your project immediately. If you find yourself making the same alterations this tutorial can save you time. CreativeCOW.net Contributing Editor Stephen Smith will show you how to: create custom settings, create custom settings from scratch, create groups of settings and how to delete settings.

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Stephen Smith
Apple Final Cut Pro
Preparing Your Sequences to Go From FCP to ColorPreparing Your Sequences to Go From FCP to Color
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Yes, Apple Color is connected to Final Cut Pro...but not exactly integrated. Creative Cow leader Walter Biscardi, one of the worlds most respected experts on the connection between the two, will help guide your sequences safely from FCP to Color -- and show you why its worth the effort.

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Walter Biscardi
Apple Final Cut Pro
Maximum FCP Efficiency with TabsMaximum FCP Efficiency with Tabs
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Because Final Cut Pro can do so much, it can be easy to get lost inside its interface as you start to do more and more at once. Let Creative Cow leader and Final Cut Pro expert Walter Biscardi show you how to take back control of your workspace and work more quickly and efficiently with FCPs tabs.

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Walter Biscardi
Apple Final Cut Pro
The Ultimate Real-world FCP FAQ, part 2

The Ultimate Real-world FCP FAQ, part 2

Creative Cow Leader Shane Ross is one of a very small handful of the world's most respected FCP experts. Over the course of years answering questions, he's compiled a real-world list of the questions that are truly the most frequently asked. He calls them Shane's Stock Answers. We call them the information you really need for working with FCP. In part 2 he covers HDV monitoring, editing web codecs, working with Photoshop files in FCP, and much more.

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Shane Ross
Apple Final Cut Pro
Walter Biscardis Secrets for Real-time SequencesWalter Biscardis Secrets for Real-time Sequences
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Its late, youre running late, and you cant figure out why your sequence isnt playing in real time. Fortunately, Creative Cow leader and Final Cut Pro expert Walter Biscardi is here to help. You know that somethings wrong, Walter knows what, and he tells you how to fix it here.

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Walter Biscardi
Apple Final Cut Pro
The Ultimate Real-world FCP FAQ, part 1The Ultimate Real-world FCP FAQ, part 1

Creative Cow Leader Shane Ross is one of a very small handful of the world's most respected FCP experts. Over the course of years answering questions, he's compiled a real-world list of the questions that are truly the most frequently asked. He calls them Shane's Stock Answers. We call them the information you really need for working with FCP. In part 1 he covers lossless QuickTimes, digitizing across timecode breaks, some of his favorite freeware add-ons, and more.

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Shane Ross
Apple Final Cut Pro
As a Page Turns: A Creative COW Final Cut Studio Video TutorialAs a Page Turns: A Creative COW Final Cut Studio Video Tutorial
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Creative Cow contributing editor Stephen Smith examines the classic tale of how a page peel can be transformed into a realistic player in the video effects world. With a little extra work, your results can go from fake to fabulous in no time. As a Page Turns not only includes how to maximize a page peel but how to create custom blue prints in Live Type.

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Stephen Smith
Apple Final Cut Pro
Travel Mattes in FCP: Faster than AETravel Mattes in FCP: Faster than AE

"I about had a heart attack, as the budget did not allow for days of AE work, so I began to search for alternatives to animating a gazillion layers in Final Cut Pro." If you haven't been there yet, you will. Either way, Chris Poisson will show you how to build high-impact composites in Final Cut Pro, more quickly than you can in AE.

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Chris Poisson
Apple Final Cut Pro
Build Unique Transitions with Filters in Final Cut ProBuild Unique Transitions with Filters in Final Cut Pro
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Apple Final Cut Pro has a lot of great filters, and Creative Cow leader Shane Ross found a number of them that he thought would look great as transitions. It turns out that really do! In this video tutorial, he shows you just how easily you too can build truly unique transitions with filters.

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Shane Ross
Apple Final Cut Pro
P2 Import in Final Cut Pro 6P2 Import in Final Cut Pro 6
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P2 workflows are among the very hottest topics at the Cow, and with extensive experience with P2 in broadcast editing, leader Shane Ross is one of the industry experts in the new features to support P2 in Final Cut Pro 6. In this video tutorial, Shane covers new techniques for bringing in captured footage, and as always, tips for project organization and media management for the best results with the least effort.

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Shane Ross
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