New Stuff - Cool Stuff
Oct. 8, 2012
In This Issue
Motion 5: Animate Map
FCP X: Precision Editor
FCP 7: Learn Scopes
FCP X: Video Scopes
Top 3 Lists This Week
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Last week's webinar - Faster Editing in Final Cut Pro X - was different from those we've done in the past. Rather than showcase specific technology, I walked through my process of editing an interview; from reviewing and marking clips to editing and trimming to adding titles for a final polish.

If you are looking for a workflow that works, or have a friend that is struggling to figure out how to edit an interview, this webinar is for them.

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I have a new Motion 5 article, a new Final Cut Pro X article and a couple of articles from the archives that I think you'll be interested in.

(By the way, if you haven't visited our Editing Library recently, this is a perfect time to check back in. We have almost 900 articles - all free - on Apple, Adobe, and Autodesk software.

Our expanded Top 3 Lists are included below - see what others are learning!

Animate a Map Track

In this step-by-step tutorial  learn how to animate a path - for example to create a path along a map - using Motion 5.

This article grew out of last week's video on animated text on a path in Motion 5.  Once you understand how this works, the process is fast, easy, and accurate.

Read the article here.

Using the Precision Editor

One of the new features in Final Cut Pro X is the Precision Editor - a feature that I like, personally.

This allows you to trim edit points using the mouse, keyboard shortcuts, even make changes in real-time. 

While it is most useful for trimming video, it is well-worth learning. Which you can do in three minutes, when you watch this video.

Learning How to Read Video Scopes

This article was first written in 2004, but the information it contains is still valid.

Video scopes help you to analyze your images so you can fix what's wrong.

This article shows you how to read scopes, explains what they mean, and compares an image with the scope display so you can see what I'm talking about.

Read the article here.

Introduction to Reading Scopes

In this article you can compare and contrast the scopes in FCP X with FCP 7.

Here you can discover how to unlock the hidden meaning of  what the scopes are telling you.

If you just read the article on scopes in FCP 7, this article goes deeper and provides richer details.

Read the article here.

We are expanding our Top 3 List this week to include top articles, webinars, and Buzz interviews.

Top 3 Articles

1. FCP 7: Compressing Video for YouTube

2. FCP X: Native vs. Optimize vs Proxy Media

3. FCP X: Create a Travel Matte

Click here to see a Top 10 List of popular articles for the last seven days; under Most Popular Articles.

Top 3 Webinars

1. Webinar 79: Creating Effects in Final Cut Pro X

2. Webinar 80: Paths, Mattes, and Masking in Motion 5

3. Webinar 63: Text and Titles in Final Cut Pro X

The Top 3 webinars are based on the videos subscribers watched over the last week. To learn more about subscription, click here.

Top 3 Digital Production Buzz Interviews

1. Jan Crittenden-Livingston: New Panasonic Cameras

2. Jody Eldred: New Sony Cameras

3. Dan May - Blackmagic Design Hardware Update

The Top 3 Interviews are based on what visitors to the Digital Production Buzz website have listened to over the last seven days.


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