- iMovie06: A Suggested Process - tips for general order of processes
- iMovie Tutorial—from Apple; for iMovie '09 ('08, too, mostly)..
- iMovie List of Shortcuts (keyboard commands)
- iMovie Example
- iMovie Basics
- Audio - EUSD Post-production Audio - Tips and Resources
- One-sided Audio - If your dialog comes out of only one speaker, here are a couple of ways to fix it.
- One-sided Audio 2—A quick fix if you have QuickTime Pro.
- Stabilize shaky footage with iMovie '09
- Using Green Screen in iMovie'09
- Green Screen Techniques
- More on Green Screen—This agenda from an earlier PL meeting has some useful information; watch the Sin City clip.
- Color Correction in iMovie '09
- Exporting for the Web from iMovie HD ('06)
- Exporting for the Web from iMovie '09 (and '08)
- Exporting a Full Quality Movie from iMovie '09 (and '08)
- Media Management with iMovie '09
- Get Rid of One-sided Audio from iMovie with QuickTime Pro
- Make a flashing freeze frame in iMovie '09
- Using the Precision Editor in iMovie '09
- Backup your iMovie '09 Projects
- Export 640x480 for iVIE—This will show you how to prepare a video for iVIE
- Exporting high quality out of iMovie for archiving or further editing
- Adding Sound and Pictures to the Media Browser
- Using the Precision Editor in iMovie '11
- Re-wrap .m4v video as .mov or .mp4 with QuickTime Pro 7
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Final Cut Pro Resources
- Top 10 Reasons to Move from iMovie to Final Cut Pro—Tired of being bound by the limitations in iMovie? Maybe it's time you moved to FCP.
- •The Editing Tools in FCP explained: the four editing tools demonstrated with simple animations.
- Converting sound files for use in digital video—it's more than just grabbing it from iTunes
- •Converting sound files: the Movie—Visual companion to handout above on how to convert any sound file so that it's maximized for use with digital video.
- Taking a Movie from FCP to iDVD (PDF)
- Getting a Movie from FCP onto .Mac with iWeb (PDF)
- Freeing up hard drive space for FCP Studio users PDF
- Reconnecting Media in FCP—sometimes FCP "loses" your media; here's how to link it back up.
- Using the Chroma Key Filter in FCP HD— a good explanation
- Folding the Flex Drop portable screen (although it doesn't work so easily for us)
- Trashing Prefs in FCP— Trashing preferences in FCP is not as straightforward as it is in many programs. FCP Rescue is a freeware application that does the work for you. For FCP versions 4-6.
- 2 Pop - Visit their forums; learn; get your questions answered
- Ken Stone's Final Cut Pro Site - A great place for information if you move up to FCP.
- LAFCPUG - Los Angeles Final Cut Pro Users Group; good information from people who know
- LarryJordan.biz - Great articles from a very knowledgeable source
- Final Cut Pro Planet
- DVXUser - This forum originally was for proponents of the Panasonic DVX 100, but it's grown much broader. A great resource regardless of what you're shooting with.
- DVI - Another great forum with sections for audio, cameras, paraphernalia; all things DV.
- Ripple Training
- Creative Cow
- Cheap Lighting Dimmers—Supposedly good up to 1500 w. Under $20.
- Final Cut Pro Guides, Grid (free) —could be very useful
- Media Management in FCP—Very important to understand this concept
- Timecode in FCP—Everything is based on timecode; this explains it
- Subclips in FCP—A cool way to keep your projects lean to keep your media drive alive
- Working Efficiently in FCP—Some important ideas to consider
- Build a Simple LiveType Project—You don't have to use templates only
- •Exporting a Widescreen Movie from FCP for the Web—You need to change a few things first.
- Animation in FCP—This is the handout from the meeting with shorthand written instructions for all of the steps to animate both in the Timeline and in the Canvas.
- •Animation: the Movie—This is a visual companion for the handout above.
- Color Correction—You can use the Color Corrector 3-way filter to make the colors in your clips look better (sometimes subtly, sometimes dramatically). Here's a brief run-down.
- •Color Correction: the Movie— This is a visual companion for the handout above.
- iPhone App: iKeys to Go—840 FCP keyboard shortcuts—and it's searchable
- Make a flashing freeze frame in Final Cut Pro
- DownloadCompressor Settings for FCP X
- Sharing (Exporting) from FCP X
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- Seven Rules for Film and Video Editors—...and they're rules that are easy to understand.
- Wikipedia—See what they have to say on editing.
- Editing Tips from Walter Murch (editor of Godfather movies, Apocolypse Now, etc.).
- 12 Tips for Better Editing
- In the Blink of an Eye—Excellent book by Walter Murch. Very Readable; not technical.
- Project LIVE Award Winners: A growing list
- IVIE Awards Home Page
- IVIE Awards Digital Video Resources