Final Cut Pro is much more than an video editing program. You have at your disposal hundreds of filters you can apply to your clips and you can buy countless others produced by different companies. All these effects are housed in the Menu Bar’s Effects menu. But there’s another effect that isn’t available from there called "composite mode." Essentially, they’re designed to control how one layer of video affects another. We’ll be showing you how they work in this video tutorial by creating a backdrop for your lower-third title that fades to the right of the screen.
Don't let the name fool you. Game Week is serious business. Sure, we get to play tons of cool games for hours on end, letting deadlines slip past, drying out our eyes, staying up late, killing the batteries on our iPhones. But still. Serious, serious business.
Besides, who ever said serious business couldn't be fun at the same time? Some jerk, that's who. So have a little bit of serious fun with the Mac|Life team – we might just let you go first on Mario Kart.
Don’t get us wrong, we appreciate tasty eye candy like Avatar. But
documentaries tend to be the films that really amaze us. The impact of
the right story told by an artist compelled to share it tends to stay
alive in our hearts and heads long after we’ve forgotten whatever passed
for a plot in the big blockbuster productions.
And our fondness
for documentaries and independent film makers was deepened this year
when we found out that nine of the ten Oscar nominated documentaries in both the
"Documentary Feature" and "Documentary Short" categories were made using
Apple’s Final Cut Pro software.
Some of the 2010 documentary
nominees kindly took time out of their busy Oscar weekend to talk to us
about their films and how they made them.
Just purchased Final Cut Studio and want to get started in editing? Thankfully, your friends here at MacLife.com have you covered. Fire up your software and cozy up to your browser, but be careful: In the words of Bill Cosby, "You might just learn something."
Apple's Mac OS X v10.6 was released last Friday, and for most of us the
transition from Leopard to Snow Leopard went by without incident.
However, we've spent part of last weekend scouring Apple's discussion
boards and support site for solutions to problems people have been
reporting with the upgrade.
The sheer depth of Final Cut Pro features can intimidate new users.
Apple's plan was to take the video editing world by storm with their
professional editing app. In order to shake Avid from its high horse,
Apple had to cram an unbelievable amount of features in there. Learn 10 tips that'll help you master FCP.