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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.

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.

NAB 2017 Follow Up

May 2nd, 2017|1 Comment

Steve gives you a brief explanation of some of the exciting FCP X and DaVinci Resolve news from NAB 2017.

Develop Keyboard Superpowers in Final Cut Pro X

May 2nd, 2017|1 Comment

In this episode, Noah Kadner of shares some great tips on setting up custom keyboard command sets and locating new keyboard commands after an update.

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How to Tag YouTube Videos in Final Cut Pro X

May 2nd, 2017|0 Comments

In this episode of Final Cut Pro X in Under5 Minutes, Steve shares how to save a ton of time by tagging your YouTube videos within Final Cut Pro X, prior to uploading.

Using Symbols & Symbol Fonts in Motion

April 19th, 2017|0 Comments

In this episode, Mark shows you a cool way to better sort fonts into collections, so that you can quickly access exactly what you need when working with titles in Motion.

How to Use Graduated Masks in Final Cut Pro X

April 18th, 2017|1 Comment

In this episode, Steve highlights the value of the Final Cut Pro's Graduated Mask effect for color grading and animating.

Get Your Molo Mojo Back in Motion 5.3

April 4th, 2017|2 Comments

In this episode of MacBreak Studio, Mark Spencer shows you how to get your mojo back with Motion's .molo files. You can still share Motion elements, even without the File Browser.

Replace with Ambience in Final Cut Pro X

March 30th, 2017|0 Comments

In this episode, Steve shares a handy trick for replacing unwanted noise with ambient noise or room tone rather than dead silence.

Working with Photos in Final Cut Pro X

March 23rd, 2017|0 Comments

In this episode, Steve demonstrates how to use Final Cut Pro X with Apple's Photos app to make instant changes to your photos and have those changes appear in FCP X.

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