November 2010 Archives
Here's a short tutorial on how to create a camera flash freeze frame effect in Final Cut Pro.
If you have Final Cut Pro 7.0, you can also create a similar effect using the new speed control tool within Final Cut Pro.
Here's a short tutorial for creating a glass bug using Photoshop. This video also contains closed captioning. Photoshop for video lessons are now included as part of our Avid Media Composer and Final Cut Pro training courses.This tutorial was created on a Macintosh, but the steps are almost indentical if you are using a PC. For Avid Media Composer users, you may need invert the alpha channel in order for the glass bug to import correctly.
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Regarding the overall value of the services, Mara thinks that having the option to audit the class again makes it "priceless." When I asked Mara what the biggest new thing she learned in class was and how she is using the training in the field now, her reply, "it was all new to me, but the keyboard shortcuts and how the programs in the Final Cut Pro Suite work together have been very helpful. So far, I'm mostly just editing video of speakers and presentations to post to the web for online students and other interested individuals. However, in the future I will be creating marketing videos to promote fundraising events and gain sponsors."
Continue reading for a full text based transcript of this tutorial...
- Final Cut Pro User preferences for still images/freeze frames
- Wiind Blur effect for Final Cut Pro
- Installing plug-ins for Final Cut Pro
Check out this short video that was created using a plasma wipe from an exported frame of it's own video clip!
Continue reading for a full text based version of this same Media Composer tutorial.
With the popularity of Apple Macintosh, you may find the need to have a hard drive that can be used with both PC's and MAC's.
The latest version of Mac OS X can read standard PC hard-drives that are formatted as Windows NTFS or FAT 32. However, there are a couple of catches:
- If you have a hard-drive that is formatted as NTFS which stands for (New Technology File Ssytem), Mac OS X can only read the partition. It cannot write to it.
- If you have a hard-drive that is formatted as FAT 32, Windows XP only allows a maximum partition size of 32 Gigs. This can be particularly annoying if you are working with large drives, such as a 1 TB drive. You'd end up with over 30 partitions on your desktop.
- The largest file size for a Fat 32 partition is only 4GB. This can really cause a problem for video editing systems, since files can easily exceed that.
The trick is to use your drive manufacturer's disk-formatting software which will allow you to format your drive as one large partition. Formatting your drive as one large FAT 32 partition is the easiest way to make a drive so it can be used with both PC's and Mac's.
If you cannot find the manufacturer's software, look into downloading a shareware program called CompuApps SwissKnife. It will allow you to create one giant FAT 32 partition for your hard drive.
Another option is to purchase third-party software that allows PC's to read Mac formatted drives. This requires that you install the software on your PC in order to read Macintosh formatted hard-drives. I recommend a company called Mac Drive which will allow you to read/write to an Windows NTFS partition on a PC.