film_effect_FCP7

There are going to be many people using FCP7 for a long time after FCPX gets released, so it's nice to see new 'Classic FCP' tutorials being posted. These two tutorials from Nick Horrox detail how to achieve that much desired film look.

fcp7_tutorial_keyboard

We think publishing FCP7 tutorials is a bit like straightening the deckchairs on the Titanic, useful for a while. Good solid knowledge about keyboard customisation, layouts and buttons though.

first_fcpx_tips_final_cut_pro

It's not an FCPX tutorial, but it's not far off. Nice to see somebody who knows iMovie talk well about its relationship to FCPX.

mocha_tracking_fcp

There are built in tools for tracking within Final Cut Studio, but there are times when you need something a bit more powerful. Just watch this fast demo of Mocha AE working with FCP to put images onto an iPhone screen.

final_cut_pro_noise_removal

Every Final Cut Pro editor has come across this problem, background noise behind an interview. Hiss, hum, machinery, it can all make hearing those important words difficult. This can be exacerbated if you want to run music underneath or if you are cutting in and out of the interview and can 'hear' the edits. This tutorial shows how round-tripping via Soundtrack Pro can remove that unwanted background noise.

color_correct_skin_tone

Some of the best Final Cut Pro tips are very simple and this is one of them. Especially handy for color correcting weddings or any project where skin tone color accuracy is vital.

There are plugins out there for 3D editing, but they are expensive even with the latest price cuts by GoPro. If you have FCP and After Effects and you're on a budget then this workflow is for you. Part two of the video and the finshed result after the break.

A post FCPX sneak peak Larry Jordan tutorial.  Larry shows us the basics of making different sized versions by exporting from the timeline and then using Compressor.

day_for_night_in_fcp

We noticed on the recent FCPX sneak peak video or screen grabs that one of the 'stock' effects was a 'Day to Night' filter. This set off a conversation with another editor about the best way to get the same look in FCP7

color_grading-_FCP_Oliver_Peters

With all the articles about FCPX floating about the internet, it is nice to get back to the craft of what we do. Oliver Peters does exactly that with this informative article on color grading.

Another tutorial from Wes James, this time he animates on the elements of a poster.

top_ten-_fcp_technical_errors_updated

Well according to FCP Towers, my article on the subject above had some good hits/tweets so I thought it might be interesting to write an update after digesting the FCP Sneek Peek. 

scratch_disk

Some kinetic typography gives clear advice on how your scratch disk works in Final Cut Pro. Short but to the point and rather cool too. Video after the break.