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Another Top 10 Amazing Free Transitions

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Another Top 10 Amazing Free Transitions

Another Top 10 Amazing Free Transitions Didn’t get enough transitions in our last top ten roundup? Here’s a bunch more you can use to punch up a boring presentation, disguise a forced edit, or create that perfect segue from scene A to scene B. There’s actually about 21 transitions in this list, which makes it particularly good value — especially as they’re all free.   1. Premonition by Alex4D The incoming shot (or a chosen frame elsewhere on the timeline) strobes in and out in a chosen pattern, foreshadowing something that’s about to happen. Always handy.   2. Flip Transitions...

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Top 10 Free Intermediate/Advanced Color Correction Tutorials for FCP X

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Top 10 Free Intermediate/Advanced Color Correction Tutorials for FCP X

Once you understand how to balance shots and get them looking like they belong together, you’ll probably want to explore how you can enhance your shots further, by selectively controlling the light and color within them. Here, we'll explore secondary color correction further, as well as looking at how to control mood, prep for broadcast, smooth skin, use tracking to limit the effects of third-party color tools, and apply LUTs — all for free in Final Cut Pro X.   1. Creating Mood by Color Grading Central A great start to the fundamentals of why you might push a shot warmer, cooler,...

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Best Of: FCPX Hacks

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Best Of: FCPX Hacks

Final Cut Pro X is great, but like any app, it’s not perfect. Many users have requested additional features or enhancements that they’d like to see, and as you’d expect, some are added and some are not. Richard Taylor of fcpx.tv maintains a long list, and he’s been asking for a scrolling timeline (that moves along with the playhead) for years. Scott Simmons wanted an easy way to spot the browser playhead, and blogged about it. But this time, the request wasn’t ignored. Chris Hocking of LateNite Films (seriously, go watch Wizards of Aus right now if you’ve not seen...

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Best of: FCP X 10.3 Tutorials, demos and workflow tips

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Best of: FCP X 10.3 Tutorials, demos and workflow tips

You might have heard: FCP X 10.3 was released alongside the new MacBook Pro at the end of October, just before the FCP X Creative Summit. If you were in the middle of a job, you might not have upgraded yet, but we’ve since had the 10.3.2 point update, and it’s all looking pretty good. Here, you’ll find a collection of free tutorials, including product demos, and workflow tips, but with the focus clearly on 10.3. (Incidentally, I’ve written about FCP X 10.3 and the Creative Summit with my macProVideo hat on, but you’re here for video, aren’t you?)  ...

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Top 10: Best of 2016

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Top 10: Best of 2016

It’s been a great year for Final Cut Pro: a new release heavy with professional features, and a bumper crop of great new titles, tutorials, effects, plug-ins and more from the outstanding and generous FCP X community. Of all the free tools we’ve highlighted throughout our first year, some stand out from the crowd. Now that the holidays are here and you’ve got more time to take a look, here’s a look back at of some of the best.   1. Departure Board tutorial by Tokyo Productions This advanced tutorial from Simon Ubsdell will take you through all many techniques...

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