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If you are a Macintosh user running Final Cut Pro or Avid Media Composer, there are a couple of rules in terms of drive format compatibility between Mac OS X and Windows.

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For the most part, when you purchase a new disk drive, it comes pre-formatted.  Typically, it's formatted as one large partition in a format called 'Fat 32'.  A Fat 32 partition is compatible with both Mac OS X and Windows.  Both operating systems can read/write to it.

If you choose to re-format your drive as Windows NTFS, Mac OS X can read the partition but it cannot write to it.  Therefore, I recommend that you leave your hard-drive formatted as one large FAT 32 partition if you plan on moving files back and forth between a MAC and PC.

The problem is, Windows will only you a maximum partition size of 32 Gigs for a FAT 32 Partition.  This gets to be ridiculous if you have a 1 TB drive.  You would end up with 30 partitions!

So, here's a trick to format you're drive as one large FAT 32 partition.......

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cpc-jpgIf you have the need to do Standard Definition or High Definition closed captioning, check out CPC.  They offer closed captioning software the does not require a closed captioning encoder.

Better yet, if you don't have the time to close caption your own videos, you can hire them to do it for you!

There closed captioning software is also compatible with Avid Media Composer and Adobe Premiere.


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Apple Motion is pretty amazing when it comes to creating customized effects.  Check out this simple light streak effect.  

continue reading for a full transcript of this Apple Motion video tutorial....
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