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The Basics of Media Management

An overview of media management for audio or video editing, on either Final Cut or Premiere Pro, for either Mac or Windows. 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 7: Fixing Merged Clips

A simple step-by-step technique to correct problems with merged clips in Final Cut Pro 7 due to inaccurate frame rates, aspect ratios, or image size. Continue reading

The Three Formats of Filmmaking

Use this “Three Codec” method to shoot and edit video to improve speed and image quality. Continue reading

Video Scopes: Gray-Scale Levels Explained (Video)

A short video tutorial defining the differences in video gray-scale levels. Continue reading

QuickTime 7 Pro: Image Sequences

A step-by-step tutorial on converting time-lapse images into a movie using QuickTime Player 7. Continue reading

Trouble-Shoot in Five Steps

A series of Macintosh trouble-shooting procedures for the video editor> Safe Boot, Create New User, and Trash Preferences. Continue reading

FCP 7: Multicam Cookbook

This is a short, step-by-step cookbook to creating a multicam clip in Final Cut Pro 7. Continue reading

FCP 7: Why Images Display Poorly

This article show why images displayed in Final Cut Pro 7′s Viewer look better than those in the Canvas. Continue reading

FAQ: Problems with Scaling Video

In this article, Larry Jordan explains why image quality suffers when you scale video, or stills, larger than 100%. Continue reading

FCP: Export Transparent Clips

This technique shows how to export a clip with transparency (an alpha channel) in FCP 7 or FCP X. Continue reading

FCP 7: Fixing a General Error

General Errors in Final Cut Pro 7 (and earlier) are often caused by either bad clips or bad render files. This article explains how to fix them. Continue reading

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