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A Guide to FCP X, Part 1: Import and Organize
New or transitioning to Final Cut Pro X? This excellent 6-part series will get you editing like a pro. In part 1 Iain Anderson explores importing and organizing your footage.
Aug. 31, 2012
Final Cut Pro X Speed Trimming Techniques
When it comes to speed editing, Final Cut Pro 7 was up there with the best NLEs. In this tutorial Ben Balser demonstrates that FCP X is no slouch either when editing with precision is required.
Aug. 16, 2012
Slow-Motion in Final Cut Pro X by Conforming Frame Rates
If you want to create a slow-motion effect in FCP X chances are you'll reach for the Retiming tool, right? Ben Balser shares an alternative technique for higher quality results.
Aug. 8, 2012
Custom Metadata Views In Final Cut Pro X
Struggling to find the footage you need when you need it? Ben Balser, FCP X guru, explores how to sort the wheat from the chaff using Custom Metadata Views in Final Cut Pro X.
Jul. 18, 2012
Retracing The History of Multicam Editing in Final Cut Pro
How has the multi-camera workflow changed from its birth to now? Final Cut Pro Trainer, Kiri Roberts, explores the history and tracks how it's become easier since FCP 5 all the way to FCP X.
Kiri C. Roberts
Jul. 11, 2012
Controlling Audio Effects in Final Cut Pro X
Applying filters to your audio clips is very straightforward in Final Cut Pro X. David Smith takes it one step further to show how practical workflows when adding effects to sections of dialogue.
May. 14, 2012
Color Grading With Gradients In FCP X
Ben Balser, FCP X trainer and expert, demonstrates how to use gradients in Final Cut Pro X for color grading purposes. It helps to control the color of one area while leaving the other untouched.
May. 1, 2012
FCP X: Telephone / Radio Voice Effects
Now that Final Cut Pro X contains some of Logic Pro's best audio effect plugins'"a feature overlooked by many editors'"there're tons of ways to transform dialogue or audio. Ben Balser shows you how.
Apr. 10, 2012
Customizing Roles in FCP X
Following on from "Introducing Roles in FCP X", David Smith digs deeper into using roles to assign jobs and functions to clips for even better clip management workflows.
Apr. 4, 2012
FCP X Voice Over Editing: Long Projects
Ben Balser loves the audio editing features and effects plug-ins included in Final Cut Pro X. In this article he explores the process of recording and editing "long-form" audio in FCP X.
Mar. 27, 2012
FCP X: The Truth Behind Performance with Optimized Media
Much has been written across the web about performance when working with compressed media vs. ProRes 422 in Final Cut Pro X. Some is less accurate than others! Iain Anderson presents his research.
Mar. 22, 2012
FCP X 10.0.3: An Even Better Keyer
The latest update for Apple's FCP X (10.0.3) improved the built-in chroma keyed feature. Iain Anderson demonstrates just how much of an impact these improvements will have on everyday workflows.
Mar. 15, 2012
So You Can't Gang Sync in FCP X? Do This instead!
If you thought that the ability to Gang Sync never made it across from FCP 7 to FCP X you'd be mainly correct. But there is a workaround! David Smith shows how to make it work even better in FCP X.
Mar. 12, 2012
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