The Edit Room

How to Retime Motion Generators inside Final Cut Pro X

In this video, I show you the fastest way to retime generators inside Final Cut Pro X without having to go back to Motion. Don't forget to subscribe here

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How to create onscreen controls with Motion 5 for Final Cut Pro X

The ability to publish parameters in Motion has been wonderful for graphics you create to use over and over again. However, creating onscreen controls for Final Cut Pro X has been an enigma for most people. In this video I show you the basics that will make life easier, and let you be more creative with what you are producing- especially if it's going to be a graphic you need to use a lot or if you're creating a package for someone else. Please leave a comment and subscribe to my channel for more videos like these. Thank you! 

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Create Email Notification when exporting from FCP X using Automator

Automator is an application that comes on every Apple computer. In this episode I show you how you can utilize some of its actions to send you an email notification when your project is finished exporting. Don't forget to subscribe and follow me on twitter @jonbelew

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Getting the most from UAV (Drone) footage with FCP X

In this episode I show you some cool techniques using Drone footage from Chris Sherman of www.OverAustin.com. You will learn speed ramping, optical flow, and speed conform- as well as a plugin from Alex Gollner called Wide Angle Fix which can be found at http://alex4d.com/7-alex4d-wide-angle-fix-effect

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mMorphCut by MotionVFX

 

MotionVFX.com has so many great things for FCP X and Motion users. I'm happy to say, the mMorphCut plugin ($59) works really well! And in this video- I show you how easy it is to use and what happens when you use it on still images as well as its intended purpose, cutting out phrases or pauses in an interview. 

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Instagram Video Settings

 

 I thought it was once funny that people want to shoot video on their iPhone, now there's full fledged production units doing this, along with iPhone Film festivals! Similarly, I thought Instagram was another fad social platform- but with Facebook purchasing it for 1 Billion dollars, it's time to re-think what's possible. 

In this video, I show you the settings I would use for Instagram videos using Final Cut Pro X and Compressor. Please subscribe for more tips like these. 

 

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Skin smoothing and color correction.

In this video I show you an interesting way to smooth skin and correct for unearthly skin tone using just the built in features of FCP X. 

Don't forget to check out my workshop on Color Correction where I discuss using all the built in tools of FCP X. It is on sale for $49. 

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Automate Voiceovers in FCP X

In this video, I show you an interesting way to keep working while you wait for you scheduled voice over talent. 

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Basic Troubleshooting for FCP X

In this video, I show you some of the best practices for times that FCP X isn't behaving as it should. 

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