Mark Spencer is a freelance producer, videographer, editor, trainer and writer based in the Bay Area. He produces Final Cut Pro X-related training and plugins for with his partners at Ripple Training. He is an Apple-certified Master Trainer, and consults for corporations and individuals. He is the author or co-author of a half-dozen books on motion graphics and editing from Peachpit Press and writes for ProVideo Coalition. He maintains www.applemotion.net, a resource for Motion. Mark has an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Should You Upgraded to Catalina and Final Cut Pro 10.4.7?

Should You Upgraded to Catalina and Final Cut Pro 10.4.7?

With the recent release of both Final Cut Pro 10.4.7 and Catalina, editors are faced with multiple decisions: do I update to Final Cut Pro? Do I update…

Delivering in Multiple Aspect Ratios for Social Media

Delivering in Multiple Aspect Ratios for Social Media

As editors, we need to deliver video to be hosted on a variety of social media platforms, often in multiple aspect ratios for each platform. For example, 16:9 for…

Rode Wireless Go vs.Tascam DR-10L

Rode Wireless Go vs.Tascam DR-10L

In order to expand my field audio recording options for interview situations, I recently purchased both the new RODE wireless Go system as well as the Tascam DR-10L. While…

Batch Export Clips from Final Cut Pro X Timelines

Batch Export Clips from Final Cut Pro X Timelines

This week on MacBreak Studio, Steve Martin from Ripple Training shows us how you can export individual clips from a timeline as a batch in Final Cut Pro X. It…

Wait you can do that with an adjustment layer? (In Final Cut Pro X)

Wait you can do that with an adjustment layer? (In Final Cut Pro X)

This week on MacBreak Studio, I reveal the magic power of adjustment layers in Final Cut Pro X. Ok, may it’s not magic, but you can do some…

Apple Updates Final Cut Pro X

Apple Updates Final Cut Pro X

Final Cut Pro 10.4.4 dropped this morning and includes a variety of new features, all covered by Steve Martin from Ripple Training and myself here…

Creating a Netflix-Inspired 3D Title Animation with Motion

Creating a Netflix-Inspired 3D Title Animation with Motion

This week on MacBreak Studio, I show Steve Martin from Ripple Training how to build a Netflix-inspired 3D title animation in Motion. Motion’s text formatting, styling, and…

Smooth Glass Slideshows in Final Cut Pro X

Smooth Glass Slideshows in Final Cut Pro X

This week on MacBreak Studio, Steve Martin from Ripple Training showcases iDustrial Revolution’s Smooth Glass Slideshow plugin for Final Cut Pro X. Although we here at Ripple Training…

“Mouseless” Dynamic Trimming in Final Cut Pro X

“Mouseless” Dynamic Trimming in Final Cut Pro X

This week on MacBreak Studio, I show Steve Martin from Ripple Training how you can edit in Final Cut Pro X without touching a mouse. There are many great keyboard…

The Versatile Range Selection Tool in Final Cut Pro X

The Versatile Range Selection Tool in Final Cut Pro X

This week on MacBreak Studio, Steve Martin from Ripple Training shows us some surprising and useful ways to use the Range tool in Final Cut Pro X. Selected from the…