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Here's a great tutorial on how to create a video watermark to protect your video content.

This tutorial is a bit unusual, because it was done by using Photoshop CC for windows on a Mac.  I record and edit all my tutorials in a software product called Screenflow which only runs an Mac OS X.  So, I decided to see if I could run Windows on a MAC and still use Screenflow to create this tutorial.

play_watermark_tutorial.pngIn this short video tutorial, you will learn the following:

  • Using a Screenshot to capture content to produce your video watermark
  • Configuring Google Images to display only high resolution image files
  • Creating a video watermark using Photoshop
  • Importing your watermark into your favorite video editing software

ScreenFlow.pngAs a Quick Side Note:  I teach an amazing hands-on class for learning ScreenFlow. Training options include 'online, on-site, or in a classroom'. If you're interested in creating the absolute best training videos, please contact me.

Also, if you are a corporate video producer / editor, check out a service called VideoBlocks.  It's invaluable for those in need of stock footage, AE templates, audio loops, and sound effects.  Their yearly pricing is a good deal considering the quality of footage and amount of content available.  They also offer a free trial!

GeniusDV offers classroom and on-site style Photoshop for Video training courses.

Click on the link of this tutorial to view a text and graphical version Video Watermark Tutorial.

Learn how to use the new 'Draw Mask' feature within Final Cut Pro X.  Key fundamentals in this lesson include:

  • Drawing a Mask
  • Utlizing the Clip Segment Visibility Feature
  • Mask Feather Falloff Controls
  • Adding Sound Effects from the Music and Sound Library

*Please note, this effect requires that you are running Final Cut Pro 10.2.2 or higher.

play_tutorial.pngA couple of things worth noting that will be included in a future Final Cut Pro X tutorial.

  • An additional mask was used to darken the water as the storm clouds move in.
  • I use media from VideoBlocks.com to build tutorials.  The Clouds and Lightning are two different clips combined together using a blend mode

Click the link to view a full text and screenshot version of this Final Cut Pro X tutorial for Drawing a Mask.

The next scheduled Final Cut Pro X and Motion courses in Orlando, FL are:

It's easy to fix a color cast problem within Avid Media Composer.

colorcast_removal.gifIn this example, I have a camera angle that has a green color cast. 

You can play the full YouTube video tutorial below, or print out the steps for this tutorial below.

play_avid_tutorial.pngHere is the next scheduled hands-on Avid Media Composer training course at GeniusDV.

GeniusDV has partnered with VideoBlocks for those in need of royalty free video backgrounds, particles, graphics, and sound effects.  Help support GeniusDV by enrolling.

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Here is the next scheduled hands-on Avid Media Composer training course at GeniusDV. For groups of 2 or more call for custom schedule

Course Course Dates Location
5 Day Avid Media Composer Class Mar 7-11 (2016) Orlando, FL
On-Site Media Composer Training Call for availablity Nationwide

Learn how to create a drop shadow for your Chroma Key object in Final Cut Pro X. 

Chroma_Key_Drop_Shadow.png.pngAdding a drop shadow will help make your talent look more realistic within a scene.

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The next scheduled Final Cut Pro X and Motion courses in Orlando, FL are:

If you are new to Avid Media Composer, here's a simple tutorial that demonstrates three basic fundamentals within Avid Media Composer.

  • Using the Match Frame Function
  • Creating a Freeze Frame
  • Adding a Video Transition

play_avid_tutorial.pngLearn how to create a freeze frame camera flash effect directly within Avid Media Composer.  This is an excellent tutorial that you may find useful within a 'highlight reel' or 'promo video'.

Here is the next scheduled hands-on Avid Media Composer training course at GeniusDV. For groups of 2 or more call for custom schedule

Course Course Dates Location
5 Day Avid Media Composer Class Mar 7-11 (2016) Orlando, FL
On-Site Media Composer Training Call for availablity Nationwide

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