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Best Of: Final Cut Library Manager

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Best Of: Final Cut Library Manager

When you’ve finished with a job, you should archive its library so that you can revisit the job in the future, if you or the client need to revise anything. And if you offload old libraries to external hard drives (at least two drives for safety, right?) then you can keep your primary working space clear. But how do you...

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Top 10: Social Media Tools

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Top 10: Social Media Tools

In this ever-more “social” world, it’s likely you’ve already been asked to produce something for Facebook, Twitter, or one of the many other ways in which we share our lives. While FCP X is pretty good at this — quick exports and custom frame sizes certainly help — a few bells and whistles will help elevate your video over a...

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Top 10: Background Generators

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Top 10: Background Generators

If you want to open with a title, but don’t want a blank background or video behind it, some kind of synthetic background is just what you need. There are plenty of great generators built in to FCP X, but if you want something a little less common, look no further. This collection includes a wide range of options, and...

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Top 10: Final Cut Pro Audio Tutorials

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Top 10: Final Cut Pro Audio Tutorials

As viewers, we are far less forgiving of bad audio than we are of bad images. And even with good microphones, good recorders, good voice talent and good technique, you’ll need to know plenty about audio in FCP X to do a good job. Here are ten ways to help you learn all the tricks hidden deep inside FCP X. Please...

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Top 5: Compressor Tutorials

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Top 5: Compressor Tutorials

FCP X can output to a variety of compressed formats in the H.264 codec, but if you need finer control over data rates or codecs, Compressor is a great app to look at next. It’s integrated with Final Cut Pro, so you can export directly to your choice of Compressor’s presets, and it’s not difficult to learn either. Here are...

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