Final Cut Pro - Using embedded sequences to create templates

This tutorial shows how to setup what is effectively a sequence template, in order to have a version of the movie with bars/tones at the head and black at the tail of the clip Read More...

Final Cut Pro - How to burn timecode display on your movie

This short tutorial shows how to burn in the timecode display onto your final cut pro edited movie.  I show a couple of wrong ways first, just so you can see how the timecode filters work and why not to do it, then I get on with the actual tutorial. Read More...

Grading with color

A Revelation

Although I have color as part of Final Cut Pro, I have not really got into it, even though it is a powerful tool.....until now! My eureka moment came when I realised how to round trip back and forth between FCP and color. Up to this point, I thought that color would have to be done right at the very end and hope that no more edits would be made. I can now build a workflow that enables me to see my graded footage, but to edit at speed without long renders. Read More...