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This is an updated tutorial to reflect changes in Media Composer 5.X. 

Note: The advanced keyframe editor in 5.0 defaults to a ease-in / ease-out movement when keyframing basic motion effects.  Therefore, you need to change the interpolation to linear if you want to create a moving filmstrip effect.

That being said, in Media Composer 5.5, the default has been reset back to linear, so you won't have to perform that step.


It's almost not worth doing an entire video tutorial for this, but this is something that I find VERY useful when working in Final Cut Pro or Avid Media Composer.

When you are working on a specific project, you may want to consider configuring the sidebar within the Finder window to point to the various directories that contain your media assets.  You may find that this will save you time without having to constantly navigate through the hierarchy of folders to find things.  

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Here's a great tutorial on using Secondary Color correction along with tracking data in Apple Color to fix a shot.  Click on the link above to visit the Apple Color Training Tutorial.
Apple's Motion software is extremely powerful when it comes to color correcting video.  However, it's REALLY important that you understand how and where it saves files when you're sending content to/from Final Cut Pro.


Here's a short tutorial that will walk you through the basic interface windows within Apple Motion.

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You can use Apple Motion to create amazing text effects. Here's an example of how to create a fogwriting effect. If you are a previous owner of Final Cut Studio 2.0, you can also check out this LiveType Tutorial for the fogwriter effect.

This tutorial has been updated in HD, along with a new script and better instructions for completing the tutorial.

Continue reading for a full transcript of this Motion tutorial.
If you are new to Apple's Color software, here's a short introduction to the Apple Color Interface.

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