Last night Simon Walker said to us at the UKFCUG meeting in Birmingham that he had a new tutorial coming out today. Actually it is about 7 tips rolled into one! Standby to edit faster and thanks again Simon.

Could this be the shortest Final Cut Pro tutorial ever? It doesn't really matter how short this is, it's a damn good tip.

In this tutorial Walter Biscardi shows us how to avoid losing your favourites when you have to trash your preferences.

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Everyday new FCP tutorials are being added to YouTube, some of them good, some not so good. But, is there such thing as a bad tutorial? (Yeup we've seen Rob's) We think the whole training scenario is changing and us die hard broadcast editors are in the minority. Cue debate.

A bit of a tutorial rich Monday morning we'll start with a quick & handy tip from Clay Asbury. If you've ever found that the three way colour correction filter won't fix your underexposed footage properly, this might just be the answer.

Wes James delivers another tutorial on how to achieve that 'Home Improvement' transition style, you know the one where the picture gets cut up and then slides on or off.

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Simon Walker shows us how to speed up editing in Final Cut Pro. A good 20 minutes of tips, techniques and humour as you can see from his tongue in cheek explanation of keyboard shortcuts! Well worth a watch.

Tutorial number 3 this week from Walter Biscardi. This time he shows us how to use the Title 3D generator in Final Cut Pro. I'm pretty sure a lot of editors don't even know this exists! Another good way of generating high quality text after the break too.

If you didn't make the Larry Jordan live webinar recently, no problem as the whole hour has been posted on YouTube. Larry uses FCP7 though so no jaw dropping just yet.

Walter has over 1300 fonts on one of his Macs, that's a lot. Not only does it get hard to pick one from that long list, it will also slow FCP down. In this video he plays font wrangler.

Walter Biscardi has been working with FCP for quite some time now and you might recognise the name from industry forums and articles he's published. He knows his stuff. So we were very pleased when we found out he had just posted a quick FCP tutorial on how to read the built in 'scopes more easily. Very cool if you do a lot of colour correction.

I think Wes gets these tutorials just about right. It's not because he gives us a name check at front, but the fact that the first thing he does is show you the finished result. Other tutorial makers please note!

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