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Focus: Post/Production Encoding to Blu ray from Final Cut Pro 6 By Heath McKnight Are you working with Blu-ray on an Apple, perhaps with Toast, or maybe you're using Adobe Encore CS4 for Mac, but you're editing high definition (HD) footage with Final Cut Pro 6.x. How do you encode it to Blu-ray? ...Read More »
Focus: Broadcast 125 Final Cut Pro Professional Training Tutorials Actually it's 138 - But hey, who's counting!

We thought it would be useful to bring all our Final Cut Pro training tutorials (all so far that is!) into one place so you could have easy access. So here they are: 138 Final Cut Pro training clips, hands on tutorials and quick tips! Oh yes - they are free! ...Read More »
Focus: Post/Production Final Cut Pro Advanced Technique: Copying, Pasting, and Removing Attributes What's the easiest, fastest and most productive way to apply the filter with the customized settings?
By Heath McKnight Ever run into this scenario while editing in Final Cut Pro? You're tweaking a filter on a clip in FCP, and you know you have to apply it to at least three or four identical clips. What's the easiest, fastest and most productive way to apply the filter with the customized settings? By working with attributes! ...Read More »
Focus: Post/Production Exporting movies in Final Cut Pro Creating a self-contained Final Cut Pro Movie
By Craig Elliott Hanna When supplying film and video assets in a digital format, most post- or authoring houses will want an uncompressed version of your project (QuickTime? or AVI) delivered on a portable hard drive. This method is best for supplying projects because it removes the risks involved with additional compression and subsequent loss of quality. ...Read More »
Focus: Post/Production Final Cut Pro 6 Level 3: Masks and Mattes By Jerry Leer In this training video, host Jerry Leer covers how to work with masks and mattes in Apple Final Cut Pro. One of the things you want to do with a clip is get rid of part of the image and one of the easiest ways to do this is to crop it. It doesn't always work, and another way to do it is to create a garbage matte and an image mask. he shows how to create these in this tutorial. ...Read More »
Focus: Post/Production Final Cut Pro 6 level 1: Batch Export Video 2: transitions
By Jerry Leer In this training video, host Jerry Leer transitions in Final Cut Pro. Leer details all the different ways to apply transitions into Final Cut Pro, including the easiest, dragging and dropping the transition from the effects tab in the browser. He shows what is under the effects tab, looking for video transitions. He also shows how to change the default transitions. ...Read More »
Focus: Graphics Designer Using Add TransferMode in FinalCut An easy way to composite footage with black backgrounds to make an element
By Ko Maruyama Joel Holland has offered up some free footage in both High Def and Standard Def formats - so why not use them? But if you don't know how to composite in Apple's Final Cut Pro, don't worry that these free graphic elements don't come with alpha channels, you can use transfer modes to drop out the darkest parts of the movie without keying. ...Read More »
Focus: Post/Production Final Cut Pro 6 Level 2: Preferences, projects and sequences Video 2: Managing Audio in the Timeline
By Jerry Leer In this training video, host Jerry Leer discusses preferences, projects and sequences. The preferences in FCP have been sub grouped in different headings, making it easier to find things. He shows the FCP menu and goes over each of the preferences in the menu, starting with the Audio Video settings. he also covers preferences under the General tab, editing, Timeline, Render control, and Audio outputs. ...Read More »
Focus: Post/Production Final Cut Pro 6 Level 3: Ripple and Rolling edits Video 2: Boris Title 3D in Final Cut Pro
By Jerry Leer In this training video, host Jerry Leer covers ripple and rolling edits. He setys up FCP for Ripple editing and describes what a ripple edit is and what it does to your timeline. He also covers what a rolling edit is as well and gives detailed explanation on how to perform a ripple and rolling edit. ...Read More »
Focus: Broadcast Working with XDCAM EX Footage in Final Cut Pro 6 Don't forget to manage the data/media and the processed clips, and back-up the original data/media
By Heath McKnight The Sony XDCAM EX line of cameras, which include the PMW-EX1 and EX3, offer full HD resolution recording (1920 x 1080), which record onto non-linear flash-based cards that Sony has named SxS. Speed is always of the utmost importance, so it's great to be able to get clips into Final Cut Pro fast and easy. ...Read More »
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