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Creating Custom Black & White Effects in Final Cut Pro X

This week on MacBreak Studio, I show Ripple Training’s Steve Martin how you can use the new color tools in…

Final Cut Pro X connect title

Day 9 #28daysofQuickTips 2018 – Quickly connect a title in Final Cut Pro X

One of the strengths of Final Cut Pro X is its fancy graphics and titles, courtesy of Motion templates, 3D text…

StoryGive

Nashville Filmmaker’s Guild Finds A Way To Give Back With StoryGive

As creatives, we have chosen a career path to inform and entertain through the arts. We talk cameras, lighting, and…

Final Cut Pro X tools

Day 8 #28daysofQuickTips 2018 – Temporarily enable a tool in Final Cut Pro X

This is a simple little thing that makes the already fast Final Cut Pro X even faster: if you hold down…

Final Cut Pro X apply fades toggle fade

Day 7 #28daysofQuickTips 2018 – Apply and Toggle audio fades in Final Cut Pro X

I’m still quite perplexed that nearly 7 years after its release Final Cut Pro X still doesn’t have an audio-only dissolve…

Sekonic L-858D Light Meter Review

Last summer I replaced my trusty Sekonic L-758Cine light meter with the new L-858D model. The 858D features a mix…

Avid Media Composer Usage

Day 6 #28daysofQuickTips 2018 – The Usage tab in Avid Media Composer

Many Avid Media Composer editors rarely travel to their Project panel beyond opening bins and accessing they settings. But there’s a…

Patrick Lawrence on editing Clara’s Ghost

The film Clara’s Ghost premiered recently as part of the 2018 Sundance Film Festival NEXT program. Written and directed by…

NiSi Natural Night filter for cityscapes and video

Natural Night filter for cityscapes and video

The ability to reduce light pollution when photographing the night sky was covered in the first article about NiSi’s Natural…

Day 5 #28daysofQuickTips 2018 – Mute Clips in the Media Composer timeline

Following along with yesterday’s QuickTip to move clips up and down in the Avid Media Composer timeline, here’s another recently added…

Avid Media Composer move clips up down

Day 4 #28daysofQuickTips 2018 – Move Up Move Down in Media Composer

Premiere Pro (and okay maybe Final Cut Pro 7 Classic editors if there are any really still out there) editors coming…

ART OF THE CUT with Oscar nominee Tatiana Riegel, ACE

Tatiana Riegel, ACE just won the ACE Eddie for Best Edited Feature Comedy and has been nominated for this year’s…

Alpha Channels: The good, the bad & the ugly

Alpha channels are the basis of digital compositing, but there are two different types – straight and premultiplied.  Understanding the…

Adobe Premiere Pro move track patching

Day 3 #28daysofquicktips 2018 – Track patching with the keyboard in Premiere Pro

Adobe Premiere Pro has an unbelievably advanced set of keyboard shortcuts but many of those are unassigned. One of my…

From the Field to Final Cut

This week on MacBreak Studio, Steve Martin from Ripple Training explains how he uses his iPad Pro to start editing…

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