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Best Of: Youlean Loudness Meter

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Best Of: Youlean Loudness Meter

Delivering files to online services like YouTube is, more or less, the wild west in terms of audio levels. Not so, however, if you're delivering to broadcast. Depending on where you live in the world, you may have to deal with one or another of the standards out there, and it isn’t like the old days any more.  Back in...

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Best Of: Filmmaking Simple Tutorials

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Best Of: Filmmaking Simple Tutorials

In my own professional video work, clients don’t usually ask for teleportation, to look like a ghost, or fire an energy ball from their hands. Despite the absence of obvious visual effects from corporate and educational pieces, those things are still fun. If you’re not sure how to create them in Final Cut Pro X, Filmmaking Simple is the YouTube channel that’s been there,...

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Best Of: 3D Space Transition

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Best Of: 3D Space Transition

The best transitions are those which are easy to use. Cross Dissolves are straightforward and work in all kinds of projects, but as the effects get fancier, it becomes harder to sneak them into an edit. Finding a balance between attracting attention and elegantly moving from one clip to another can be tricky. 3D Space Transition bridges that gap by...

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Best Of: Split Screen Generators from CrumplePop and Fordee TV

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Best Of: Split Screen Generators from CrumplePop and Fordee TV

If you've seen reality TV, then at some point you've probably see a split-screen effect. Displaying two perspectives at once can be a great technique in many situations, including video tutorials, product introductions, or even cheesy infomercials. It's not hard to use FCP X's Transform panel to make these effects by hand, but it's even easier to use a free...

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Best Of: Volumetric Title — a fog-like light shining through editable text

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Best Of: Volumetric Title — a fog-like light shining through editable text

Many online tutorials for Apple’s great animation app “Motion” show you how to create titles that go far beyond what the app appears to be capable of. Simon Ubsdell is one such tutorial maker and effect designer whose work is well regarded, but for those who don’t have Motion, Karsten Schluter has produced a Volumetric Title generator based on one of...

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