Editing Tips

Day 20 #28daysofQuickTips 2018 – an extra 12db in the Avid Media Composer timeline

Day 20 #28daysofQuickTips 2018 – an extra 12db in the Avid Media Composer timeline

This is kind of two Avid Media Composer audio tips in one. When you raise the audio level on a clip in Avid Media Composer via Clip Gain you can…

Day 19 #28daysofQuickTips 2018 – Map audio waveforms and keyframes in Avid Media Composer

Day 19 #28daysofQuickTips 2018 – Map audio waveforms and keyframes in Avid Media Composer

A number of versions ago Avid added the very handy per track toggle option for audio waveforms where you could turn on waveforms for a single track at a time…

Day 17 #28daysofQuickTips 2018 – See original clip names in Premiere Pro timeline

Day 17 #28daysofQuickTips 2018 – See original clip names in Premiere Pro timeline

First off, this QuickTip mainly applies to those who use the Display the project item name and label color for all instances in the Project Settings > General. A bonus…

Day 16 #28daysofQuickTips 2018 – 3 reader Adobe Premiere Pro QuickTips

Day 16 #28daysofQuickTips 2018 – 3 reader Adobe Premiere Pro QuickTips

Today we have three reader QuickTips for Adobe Premiere Pro that take us from the relatively new Library panel to the Effects panel to the Modify menu. Thanks to the…

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 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…