New Stuff - Cool Stuff
March 19, 2012
In This Issue
Thoughts from Larry
Trouble-shooting Updated
Check Spelling in Titles
Solve Audio Sync Drift
Create Chapter Markers
Custom Movie Sizes
Editing Truths Book
Top 3 Articles Last Week
Closed Caption Training
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Now, let's take a look at what's new this week.

Improving Performance   

I just updated this article on trouble-shooting Final Cut Pro X, and improving performance.

This now includes links to Apple Knowledge Base articles and a discussion of graphics cards.  This is a good article to bookmark for the future, as it will continue to evolve.

Click here to read this article.

Check Spelling and Grammar in Titles  

FCP X contains the built-in ability to spell-check and grammar- check your text titles.

The only problem is that the menu is pretty well hidden. In this short video tutorial, discover how you can make typos a thing of the past in your titles.

Click here to watch the video.

Fix Problems with Slowly Drifting Sync           

Trying to solve audio slowly drifting out of sync with video is a very frustrating experience.

In this article, I present a number of potential solutions, as well as describe a fast and easy way to convert MP3 audio to AIF, which can solve a wide variety of audio problems.

Click here to read this article.

Create Chapter Markers           

FCP X doesn't create chapter markers. Sigh...

Chapter markers are needed for both DVDs and online QuickTime videos. In this article, I show you a very fast way to export your projects to Compressor so you can manually add chapter markers, along with an automated way to create chapter markers.

Click here to read the article.

Create Custom Movie Sizes            

Final Cut 7 allows you to create custom image sizes for your project. Final Cut Pro X only works with preset sizes.

Are you out of luck?  Nope. In this article I'll show you two different ways to create custom sizes for your movies. One uses Motion 5 and the other uses Compressor.

Click here to read the article.

Editing Truths for Better Living        

Your response has been GREAT!  Editors around the world are writing in to say how much fun they are having with this book!

If you ever needed to be nice to a client, regain that creative spark, or simply ponder the weirdness of the creative life, you need this book.

Compiled from our highly successful contest last year which encouraged editors to share their favorite "Truths to Live By," we now have all that wisdom distilled in one place -- this book.

Click here to rescue your creative soul.


Here are the top three most viewed articles on my website during the last week:

1. FCP X: Import and Organize

2. FCP X: Match Audio Between Clips

3. Picking the Right Version of ProRes

Click here to see a list of the Top 10 most popular articles for the last seven days.

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