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Effects Production in Final Cut Pro

Recorded Live at the LAFCPUG meeting, April 29, 2009


Effects Production in Final Cut Pro - Rick Young

Effects production can fall into several categories. There are effects which dazzle the eyes and send stimulating impulses to the brain - and then there is repair work, whereby effects are used to fix problems which could otherwise destroy valuable footage. Rick Young demonstrates effects production in Final Cut Pro, using no third party filters and no other applications. Recorded live at the LAFCPUG Meeting, April 29, 2009.


Various techniques are demonstrated, including masking, Smoothcam, easy colour correction, making use of the audio gain filter and working with basic 3D.

Rick Young is Editor for MacVideo.tv, a UK-based website devoted to video on the Mac and camera technology. Rick is a seasoned editor, producer and director for large-scale corporate events around the world. Rick's book, "The Focal Easy Guide to Final Cut Pro" (Fifth edition, Focal Press), is highly regarded as the ultimate guide to getting to grips with Final Cut Pro. Clients include the BBC, Apple, Sky TV, Reuters and, as a trainer and consultant, has trained individuals, post houses and television stations in getting up to speed with Final Cut Pro. Rick is based in London, England.

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