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The industry’s top editors, motion graphics artists, and experts offer their best advice, how-tos, and insights—all in the name of helping you become a better editor and graphics artist.

A free series of short, highly-focused video lessons that will guide you through the basics of using Final Cut Pro 10.3 using provided media, so you can quickly begin editing and delivering a short video project from start to finish.

Final Cut Pro 10.3 is full of new features, workflow improvements and editing enhancements wrapped in a redesigned interface that puts the focus on your content. In this free 8-lesson tutorial series, Steve & Mark showcase the features in Final Cut Pro 10.3 that will matter most to you as an editor.

Steve’s Top 8 iPhone Shooting Accessories

July 12th, 2017|0 Comments

Steve shows you his 8 favorite gadgets for shooting video using your iPhone.

Changing Comments to Chapter Marker Using Frame.io

July 12th, 2017|0 Comments

In this episode of MacBreak Studio, Steve shows you how to leverage a cool new feature in Frame.io 2.0 to create chapter makers in Final Cut Pro X.

How to Create Particle Systems in Motion

July 5th, 2017|0 Comments

In this episode of Motion Magic in Under 5 Minutes, Mark shows you how to create a custom particle system that will conform to the shape of a moving actor.

How to Key a Shot in Motion 5.3

June 27th, 2017|0 Comments

In this episode, Mark Spencer shows you how to use Motion's powerful keyer tool, as well as some tricks for creating a good manual key.

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How to Use Ken Burns with Ripple Whips

June 20th, 2017|0 Comments

In this episode of MacBreak Studio, Mark shows you how to combine the power of the Ken Burns effect with Ripple Training's amazing Ripple Whips transitions.

Understanding Blend Modes in Final Cut Pro

June 20th, 2017|0 Comments

Have you ever wondered what the different blend modes in Final Cut Pro do? We did too, so we decided to spell it all out for you as concisely as possible.

Shrinking a Library in Final Cut Pro X

June 13th, 2017|3 Comments

In our 400th episode Mark and Steve get out of the studio, and work their Final Cut Pro magic in the Great Outdoors. If you've ever accidentally copied media into a library (creating unwanted duplicates) and want to get it out quickly, this tip is for you.

How to Edit Temp Music in Final Cut Pro X

June 6th, 2017|3 Comments

Mark Spencer shows you a clever trick that allows you to replace temporary watermarked music with the non-watermarked version, without having to re-edit to fit your project.

Creating a Type-On Title in Motion 5.3

May 16th, 2017|3 Comments

Create a title with type-on text and a blinking cursor using our new free plugin.

Editing Connected Storylines

May 9th, 2017|2 Comments

Steve shows you some handy tips for editing with connected Storylines.

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