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We have created an additional 4 Free Movies to cover the New Features of FCP 10.4.7.  You can also watch all of the New Features since FCP 10.4 was announced.

Learning Final Cut Pro from within Final Cut Pro in this free 10 lesson video series that will get you up and running quickly.

These short, highly-focused video lessons will guide you through the basics of Final Cut Pro 10.4 using provided media, so you can quickly begin editing and delivering a short video project from start to finish.

In this free series of tutorials, our resident Motion expert Mark Spencer will show you 8 magical things you can do with Motion to enhance your video projects and captivate your audience

Most Recent Articles

Color Grading with a Depth Map in Resolve 18

December 8th, 2022|0 Comments

Color Grading with a Depth Map in Resolve 18 In this video, Mark shows you how to apply Resolve 18's Depth Map effect for isolating objects for color corrections. ON SALE NOW! - Advanced Color Grading in DaVinci Resolve 18 Chapter Hyperlinks: – Advanced Color Grading in Resolve 18 – Adding the Depth Map Effect – Choosing a Quality Level – Isolating Elements in the Image – Augmenting the Selection with Curves – Adjusting Depth Map for other Objects – Adding Another Depth Map Instance – Post Processing

Create Music Loops in DaVinci Resolve 18.1

November 21st, 2022|0 Comments

Create Music Loops in DaVinci Resolve 18.1 In this video, Steve Martin shows you how to create seamless music loops in Resolve 18.1. Chapter Hyperlinks: – Steve Intro – Grid View Settings – Using Transient Detect – Grid Snapping – Creating a Loop Range – Set Tempo to BPM – Creating the Loop – Fade Out to Playhead

Animate Maps with Pixelmator Pro and Motion

November 9th, 2022|0 Comments

Animate Maps with Pixelmator Pro & Motion Mark will demonstrate how to use Pixelmator Pro and Motion to animate a map. Check out Mark's Pixelmator Pro to Motion tutorial. Use this code for a $20.00 discount - pixel-20 Pixelmator Pro on the Mac App Store Chapter hyperlinks – Mark Intro – Where to Find Maps – Downloading an SVG File – Importing SVG into Pixelmator Pro – Exporting a Motion Project – Working with Map Layers in Motion – Editing the Text – Animating the Text – Changing the Shape Color – Animate with a 3D Camera – Animating a Shape Stroke – Adding a Drop Shadow

First Dive with the Apple Watch Ultra

September 28th, 2022|0 Comments

First Dive with the Apple Watch Ultra In this episode, Steve takes the Apple Watch Ultra on his first dive to test it against a dedicated dive computer. Are you ready to learn Final Cut from Steve?  Use code SCUBA-STEVE for 20% off his 6-hour FCP Training! Check out Steve's Core Training for Final Cut Pro.  Recommended by Apple!

Animate Pixelmator Pro Graphics in FCP

August 31st, 2022|0 Comments

Animate Pixelmator Pro Graphics in FCP In this video, Steve shows you how to create layered graphics in Pixelmator Pro and import the layered graphic into Final Cut Pro for animating using mBehaviors. Where to find mBehaviors: https://bit.ly/3Q7fmQl Mark's PP to Motion tutorial: https://youtu.be/7AthuaAQqzk Chapter Hyperlinks: – Introduction – Remove the Background of a Photo – Color Correct with Machine Learning – Changing the Color Style – Editing a Gradient – Creating and Editing a Shape – Adding Text on a Path – Exporting for Final Cut Pro – FCP to Pixelmator Round-Tripping – Animate Layers with mBehaviors

Camera 2 Cloud – Filmic to Frame.io to FCP

July 18th, 2022|0 Comments

Camera 2 Cloud - Filmic to Frame.io to FCP Steve demonstrates how to shoot ProRes on your iPhone, then have Filmic Pro generate proxies and upload them to the cloud for editing in Final Cut Pro. Download the Filmic Pro app here: https://www.filmicpro.com/ Download Frame.io transfer app here: Frame.io/transfer =================================================== Chapter Hyperlinks: – C2C Hardware & Software Requirements – Configuring Frame.io – Configuring Filmic Pro – Choosing Proxy Quality and Upload Method – Configuring Final Cut Pro – Using Frame.io Transfer – Creating a Proxy Project – Swapping Proxies for Originals

Boris Looks and Mocha Tracking in Final Cut Pro

June 14th, 2022|0 Comments

BorisFX Looks & Mocha Tracking in Final Cut Pro In this video, Steve demonstrates how to use the Mocha tracker in the FREE BorisFX Looks plugin in Final Cut Pro. Download the FREE BorisFX Looks plugin here. Download the Storyblocks clip here. =================================================== – The Finished Effect – Applying a Looks Preset – Customizing the Preset – Saving a Custom Preset – Adding a Mocha Mask – Tracking the Mask – Planar Tracker Explained – Making Changes to the Mask – Viewing & Inverting the Mask – Rotoscoping with Keyframes in Mocha – Saving Tracking & Mask Data – Adding BCC Film Grunge – Applying Mask Data to Grunge Effect

Pixelmator Pro Vectors to Motion Shapes

June 3rd, 2022|0 Comments

Pixelmator Pro Vectors to Motion Shapes Watch Mark demonstrate how he uses Pixelmator Pro to create vector graphics from a flattened logo then bring into Motion to animate the layers. See Mark's new Pixelmator Pro to Motion tutorial. Use this code for a discount - pixel-20 Purchase Pixelmator Pro on the Mac App Store. Chapter hyperlinks: – Why use Pixelmator Pro? – What's in Mark's New Tutorial? – The Benefit of Exporting Motion Shapes

AxisGO Underwater Housing

May 27th, 2022|0 Comments

AxisGO Underwater Housing In this video, Steve takes the iPhone 13 Pro underwater in Catalina using the AxisGo. Chapter Hyperlinks: – Steve Intro – What the Housing was Designed For – How the Housing Works – iPhone 13 Pro Underwater Footage Examples Check out our Final Cut Pro X tutorials.

Next Level Ken Burns Effects in FCP

May 10th, 2022|0 Comments

Next Level Ken Burns Effects in FCP Mark delivers a treasure trove of tips on how to get better Ken Burns effects - including how to create and publish a custom effects in Motion that gives you better control over the animation in FCP. Check out Mark's Motion tutorial library. 30% OFF with Coupon Code: START-MOTION30 =================================================== Chapter Hyperlinks: – Mark's Introduction – Ken Burns on Stills – Ken Burns on Video – Why Position & Scale Keyframes Don't Work – Getting the Best of Both Worlds with Motion – Why Publish an Effect and not a Title?

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