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Final Cut Pro X: Retiming Tutorial

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Zh-ziTVQnM This is an excellent Final Cut Pro X retiming tutorial that shows you how to: Reverse a clip Rewind a clip (instant replay) Speed ramp a clip Slow motion It's amazing what "X" can do and how easy it is! [steevepatrick]

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Interesting new way to do a green or blue screen

http://vimeo.com/28390219 ReflecMedia LiteRing and Chomatte Here's some cool new tech for DSLR videographers. ReflecMedia's LiteRing paired with their Chromatte glass-beaded backdrop is a portable green (or blue) screen solution. Separate lighting for the backdrop is not needed as standard chromakey setups require. Only downsides are that you cannot use a ...

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Solution to Apple Bluetooth Interference Issues

Ever since I changed my desktop computer from a Macbook Pro to a Mac Pro, my three Apple bluetooth input devices started encountering sporadic interference issues. My wireless keyboard would often lose connection or experienced slow or lost keystrokes. And both my Magic Mouse and my Magic Trackpad would exhibit "drunken" behavior including slow or jumpy cursor ...

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New Final Cut Articles

My comments about my post-production workflow have been covered recently in a few online magazines, specifically regarding the use of Final Cut Pro X and DLSRs. Check them out! “In Defense of Final Cut Pro X” (StudioDaily) Read the article “TV Show Production on a Budget” (SHOOTonline) Read the article

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Adobe Premiere CS5.5 Competitive Upgrade Discount Pricing Coming

Steve Forde, a product manager at Adobe for After Effects, informed me yesterday that Adobe will be announcing some discount or competitive upgrade pricing for their Adobe Premiere CS5.5 software "very soon". This would be directed at those video professionals who are left hanging in the wind after Apple essentially EOL'd Final Cut Studio last week. Here's what he ...

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Final Cut Pro X: Background task annoyances

Final Cut Pro X finally has 64-bit background rendering. It's fantastic, but it does have some issues which are painfully annoying. While active, here are a few things you can't do. Hopefully Apple will fix this in a future release. You cannot delete an event when background tasks are running (even if tasks are paused). You cannot rename a folder in the Event ...

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Final Cut Pro X: Two ways to cross-dissolve your logo bug

After getting up to speed with Ripple Training's awesome 37 video lessons on the new Final Cut Pro X, I set off to further evaluate FCP X for my needs. I will say that I'm thoroughly impressed with the product, despite the bugs and the frequent crashes. It's definitely Beta. As I encounter difficult situations and work my way out of them, I'll document them here on ...

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Final Cut Pro X Training

I spent the last few evenings learning the new Apple FCP X by way of Ripple Training's awesome video tutorials (I highly recommend them) and one thing I discovered is this: throw out everything you knew about editing with FCP 7 because if you try to edit the same way, you will become very frustrated. If you're coming from a traditional NLE, get a book or buy ...

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Final Cut Pro X Migration for Final Cut Studio (FCP7) Users

Are you a current Apple Final Cut Studio (FCP7) user and thinking of making the jump to the new Final Cut Pro X that was released today? Then you might want to read this first. Let me cut right to the chase. When relating it to the previous version, FCPX is quite revolutionary. It's so revolutionary that it really is an entirely different product. You might as ...

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How-To Change The Fluids In Your Vehicle

Chris Duke from Motorz TV shows you how change all the fluids in your vehicle including motor oil, gear oil, transmission fluid, coolant, and more. [Motorz TV]

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VO: E3 Spark Plugs Video Vault

Here's a quick voice-over job I did for E3 Spark Plugs. It's at the very end of all videos in their "video vault" series: "This video brought to you by E3 Spark Plugs. Born to burn."

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Motorz TV: S04E11 Nitrous Oxide

Here's the latest episode of Motorz TV where I show you how to install a nitrous oxide kit on a Ford Mustang. [Motorz TV]

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Timelapse Montage

One of the more impressive videos of time lapse photography that I've seen.

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No More Joy at the Joyland Amusement Park

Mike Petty shot this video of an old abandoned theme park in Wichita Kansas. I found it beautiful to watch, even though I've never been to this theme park, or even the city of Wichita. It's really well done. Please give it a watch--it's kind of sad, actually! His words: The bankrupt & abandoned Joyland Amusement park in Wichita, Kansas. Great, sad ...

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VO: Void Where Prohibited (Sorry Tennessee)

I thought of this VO line from (I think) an old SNL skit. I don't know why they were bashing on the great state of Tennessee, but they did. It cracks me up every time I think of it. This is far from being a professional VO example. I was just having fun. This one starts out with a fast-paced voice, then slows down for the comedic slam against Tennessee. "Void ...

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