28 Days of QuickTips

Day 14 #28daysofQuickTips 2018  – Pick Black and White Point in DaVinci Resolve

Day 14 #28daysofQuickTips 2018 – Pick Black and White Point in DaVinci Resolve

As an editor I don’t do a lot of extensive color grading in DaVinci Resolve but every now and then I can’t send a job to…

Day 13 #28daysofQuickTips 2018  – Reversing Sunset to make Sunrise

Day 13 #28daysofQuickTips 2018 – Reversing Sunset to make Sunrise

This is the first of our reader QuickTips which comes to us courtesy of Clark Morris, Senior Editor of 30 Second Street. I have to honestly say that I have…

Day 12 #28daysofQuickTips 2018 – Your library might have access to Lynda.com

Day 12 #28daysofQuickTips 2018 – Your library might have access to Lynda.com

At some point last year I learned that my local library had access to Lynda.com. It wasn’t well publicized and not front and center on the Nashville…

Day 11 #28daysofQuickTips 2018 – The perfect Path Finder panel placement

Day 11 #28daysofQuickTips 2018 – The perfect Path Finder panel placement

I’ve mentioned Cocatech’s $40 Mac OS Finder replacement application Path Finder a time or two in the past. Even once in the 2015 #28daysofQuickTips as a…

Day 10 #28daysofQuickTips 2018 – Using Final Cut Pro X as the ultimate sound effects and music browser

Day 10 #28daysofQuickTips 2018 – Using Final Cut Pro X as the ultimate sound effects and music browser

There was a Facebook post in an Avid editing group the other day that reminded me of one of my favorite uses for Final Cut Pro X: as a lightning…

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

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 and a very active third party development ecosystem. But…

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

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 the keyboard shortcut for a tool, FCPX temporarily turns…

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

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 transition that can be…

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

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 tab in there that tracks some handy…

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

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 option that has long been…