Mark Spencer

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.

Importing iXML data into Final Cut Pro 10.3

Importing iXML data into Final Cut Pro 10.3

This week on MacBreak Studio, Ripple Training’s Steve Martin shows us how you can now automatically assign roles when importing audio that is tagged with iXML data. In…

Delete Selection Only in Final Cut Pro X

Delete Selection Only in Final Cut Pro X

This week on MacBreak Studio, Ripple Training’s Steve Martin shows us how he edits audio with the new “Delete Selection Only” command. If you’ve…

Advanced mixing with Roles in Final Cut Pro 10.3

Advanced mixing with Roles in Final Cut Pro 10.3

This week on MacBreak Studio, Sam Mestman from Lumaforge returns to share a great tip for add effects to audio in Final Cut Pro 10.3. If you have watched…

The audio signal path in Final Cut Pro 10.3

The audio signal path in Final Cut Pro 10.3

This week on MacBreak Studio, Steve Martin from Ripple Training explains how Final Cut Pro 10.3 now handles your audio signal path. While you may already be familiar with…

Select above and below in Final Cut Pro 10.3

Select above and below in Final Cut Pro 10.3

This week on MacBreak Studio, Steve Martin from Ripple Training shows us one of his favorite new features in Final Cut Pro 10.3. While you have probably already heard…

Final Cut Pro 10.3 is here

Final Cut Pro 10.3 is here

Today Apple announced the immediate availability of Final Cut Pro X, version 10.3. It’s a huge update with a broad variety of new features, including a refined user…

MacBreak Audio Workflow

MacBreak Audio Workflow

This week on MacBreak Studio, Steve Martin from Ripple Training shows us how he uses a compressor in Final Cut Pro X. In a this “meta” episode, Steve…

Creating custom color palettes

Creating custom color palettes

This week on MacBreak Studio, I show Steve Martin from Ripple Training some power-user tips for using the OS X Color Picker. It’s a strange little beast…

Adding hidden watermarks in Final Cut Pro X

Adding hidden watermarks in Final Cut Pro X

This week on MacBreak Studio, Steve Martin from Ripple Training shows us how to create “hidden” watermarks in Final Cut Pro X. Editors frequently work with temporary assets…

Working with vector graphics in Final Cut Pro X

Working with vector graphics in Final Cut Pro X

This week on MacBreak Studio, I show Steve Martin from Ripple Training how you can work with vector graphics in Final Cut Pro X. Natively, Final Cut Pro cannot import…

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