Video Production

Burning A BluRay Disc From Final Cut Pro X 10.3.2

Jumping through hoops to write a BluRay Disc From FCP X 10.3.2 - by David R Beebe
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3D Titles in FCP X

A few notes on working with the new 3D Titles in FCP X 10.2.x - by David R Beebe
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Free Music To Score Your YouTube Videos

Free Music To Score Your YouTube Videos - by David R Beebe
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Managing Multiple iTunes Libraries

I have a separate iTunes library of royalty-free music that I have licensed from Fresh Music. I use this in the final stage of video production. Here is the workflow I have developed to do that. - by David R. Beebe
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FCPX Workflow

I mostly produce chronological travel videos mixing still photography, video, titles (wildlife identification, etc.) and music. Over the years I have developed a specific workflow that helps me streamline the editing process. - by David R. Beebe
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FCP X 10.0.4

FCP X 10.0.4 was released in mid-April, 2012. It brings to the table a lot of new features. To my great relief, it has also solved my orphaned frame problem outlined in my 3/22 note. - by David R. Beebe
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FCP X and Compound Clips

FCP X has a feature to group clips together into a single virtual clip in the timeline. While this works well for managing 2 portrait oriented clips side-by-side, it has some unwanted results when grouping many clips together. - by David R. Beebe
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FCPX and Keyboard Maestro

Keyboard Maestro makes short work of repetitive tasks by giving you the ability to easily record macros. I find this really useful in FCP X. - by David R. Beebe
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FCPX and BD-R

I find it to be an amazing oversight, either in my search capabilities or in the lack of information available on the best project length to fill a BD-R disc from FCP X - by David R. Beebe
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Time Lapse Photography

There are any number of ways to accomplish time lapse photography which is a series of images, viewed as a video sequence in a compressed duration. The most straight forward method is to record video in real time and speed up its playback in post. The down side is that to span a long interval of time, you end up working with a very large video file. An alternative is to assemble a series of still photos taken at a fixed interval over a long period of time. Here are my thoughts on how to do that and a sample of 6 clips to help illustrate options with the GoPro HD Hero2 - by David R. Beebe
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FCPX Stabilization vs. iStabilize

Post-production video stabilization comparison between Final Cut Pro X and iStabilize - by David R. Beebe
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Final Cut Pro X First Thoughts

First impressions on making the transition from Final Cut Express to Final Cut Pro X - by David R. Beebe
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Final Cut Pro X Tutorials

A strong recommendation for the excellent and free Final Cut Pro X training video modules provided by Izzy Hayman - by David R. Beebe
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Authoring BluRay For WDTV Live Hub Media Player

MakeMKV, while in Beta, is an excellent way to port your BluRay content to play on your WDTV Live Hub Media Player - by David R. Beebe
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Authoring BluRay For BD-R

I've compiled my notes on authoring BluRay content on BD (instead of DVDs) using Roxio Toast to give you a head start - by David R. Beebe
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Timecode Calculator

Netmedia's Timecode Calculator is an invaluable tool for matching video sequences to royal-free music candidates of the appropriate duration - by David R. Beebe
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Toast Pro DVD Authoring

Its been a love-hate relationship with Roxio's Toast but since there is little else to use on Macintosh, I wanted to share my observations on making it work - by David R. Beebe
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Output From Final Cut Express

I've done a lot of testing for the best export settings from Final Cut Express so you don't have to - by David R. Beebe
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iStabilize Is Amazing

How to use iStabilize as an external video editor from Final Cut Express - by David R. Beebe
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Audio Editing WIth Final Cut Express

Its far from perfect but if you need to retain audio with a lot of wind noise on a video clip, try this filter in Final Cut Express - by David R. Beebe
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Editing AVCHD With Final Cut Express

I've been editing AVCHD video clips with Final Cut Express for a year now and wanted to share with you my observations - by David R. Beebe
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Importing AVCHD Into Final Cut Express

There are a number of ways to import AVCHD video clips into Final Cut Express and each has pros and cons - by David R. Beebe
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Preparing Still Images In Aperture For Final Cut Express

I import still images into every video project, here is an overview of my workflow from Aperture to Final Cut Express- by David R. Beebe
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Notes On AVCHD Editing With Mac: Equipment Summary

Not to imply that this equipment list is the best possible (even at this moment in time before they are all outdated), but I've selected Canon and Macintosh products that yield excellent results - by David R. Beebe
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