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FCP X: Use the Broadcast Safe Filter Safely

A step-by-step explanation of the Broadcast Safe filter, why you need to use it, how it works, and how to use it to keep your video levels “safe.” Continue reading

FCP X: Color Board Color Presets

A video tutorial on how to find, access and save color presets in the Color Board of Final Cut Pro X. Continue reading

FCP X: Add Effects to a Multicam Clip

A video tutorial on how to apply an effect, or color correction, to an edited multicam clip in Final Cut Pro X. Continue reading

FCP X: ENABLE A VIDEO MONITOR

A quick tutorial on how to turn on (enable) a Thunderbolt-attached video monitor for Final Cut Pro X. Continue reading

Premiere Pro: Blend Modes

A detailed and illustrated article showing how to use a variety of blend modes to combine text with backgrounds to yield striking visual effects in Adobe Premiere Pro (all versions). Plus, these are fun and easy to do. Continue reading

FCP X: Display Log C Files as Rec. 709.

A discussion and step-by-step example of what Log C files are and how to change their look, quickly and easily, to Rec. 709 in Final Cut Pro X. Continue reading

FCP X: Stunning Color Mask Effects [Video]

A short video tutorial showing how to apply multiple color masks to create visually stunning color effects in Final Cut Pro X. Continue reading

FCP X: Color Correct Multicam Clips

A secret, yet quick tip to make color correcting multicam clips in Final Cut Pro X a lot easier. Continue reading

Color Correction: Make People Look Normal

A detailed explanation of how to use the video scopes to make skin tones look normal for a variety of ethnic skin types. These techniques apply to Final Cut Pro X, Final Cut Pro 7, Premiere Pro CC and CS6, as well as other video editing software. Continue reading

FCP X: A Circle Wipe to Color

A step-by-step tutorial on creating a soft-edged wipe to a full-screen color in Final Cut Pro X. Continue reading

FCP X: Shape Masks for Color Effects

This video tutorial shows how to create shape masks and use them to adjust exposure levels within a video clip using Final Cut Pro X. Continue reading

FCP X: The Pleasantville Effect (Video)

A short video tutorial shows how to turn everything black-and-white, except for one element in the frame; the “Pleasantville effect.” Continue reading


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