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Tutorials for FCP X

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Eric Seals Sept. 28, 2012, 6:31 a.m. permalink

I'm still using FCP 7 and not in a rush to get my hands dirty with FCP X. There are several tutorials out there to learn FCP X. I have a good one from

I did find this tutorial on the website


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Colin Mulvany Sept. 29, 2012, 12:08 p.m. permalink

I got started learning FCPX by watching these free video tutorials at

Also, has a ton of tutorials that have been helpful. I pay 25 bucks a month, which I expense back to my newspaper,  for full access to the entire library of videos. If you want to learn After Effects, or Adobe Premiere, this is the place to start. 

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Eric Seals Sept. 29, 2012, 12:23 p.m. permalink

Yeah I have the FCP X and Affect Effects on DVD from lynda but I'll check out izzyvideo.  Thanks

By the way how do you do the word so it's highlighted in orange and it becomes a clickable link??

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Colin Mulvany Sept. 29, 2012, 12:48 p.m. permalink

It's simple. Copy the full link of the website you want to use. Highlight the word in this comment box that you want to turn into a hyperlink, then click the link icon--second from the right in the above toolbar. Here the most important thing--highlight the http:// in the field, then paste your full link in.  In the drop down box choose "Open is separate link" Then click "submit." 

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Colin Mulvany Sept. 29, 2012, 12:59 p.m. permalink

I am starting to like FCPX more and more. It is a really fast editor for quick daily turn stories. Once you get the hang of the new editing paradigm, you will find it hard to go back to FCP 7. Just remember you need a computer with a supported open CL video card to run it. Also, because it is a 64 bit application, it can take all the ram you can throw at it.

I am hoping the next update will add missing features and smooth out the some of the bumps. It is still a 1.05 version, but I'm hoping Apple moves fast on the updates. Adobe Premiere is really good right now. I see FCPX as the video editor for one-man-bands and Premiere as the editor for production houses or folks that need to round trip to After Effects, Audition or color grading. 

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