Things you didn’t know about the Ken Burns Effect

This video is everything you need to know about the Ken Burns effect, which is the quickest way of adding movement to still images, so they look like video clips.

You can also use the Ken Burns effect on video clips so that you can zoom into important parts of the clip.

In this video, I’ll show you a virtually unknown way to use the Ken Burns effect, to move to several different places in the photo, and that’s all without using Keyframes.

At the end of the tutorial, I’ll give you some more tips on how to control Ken Burns

Essential Knowledge Final Cut Pro 10.5.2 – Beginners Tutorial

This video will give you the essential knowledge needed to get started in Final Cut Pro.

Final Cut is easy to use – when you know how – watch for 20 minutes and you will save many hours of time trying to work things out for yourself

No need to search the internet – it’s all in this video.

You can work along with the actual clips – which are downloadable and free to use -


New Library: 1:05

New Event by default – today’s date: 1:18

New Project: 1:24

Import footage: 1:56

The sidebar for organizing clips in the browser: 2:20

Smart Collections: 3:00

Favorites: 3:19

Organize and Categorize: 3:51

Pre-Edit: 3:58

Automatically finds people: 4:23

Start the Edit to timeline: 7:00

“R” key to select a range: 7:27

Locate Transitions: 7:46

Add Transitions: 8:32

Effects: 8:51

The Inspector: 9:14

Titles & Generators: 10:08

Titles: 10:32

Change Fonts and text effects: 11:16

Change text color: 11:33

Undo inspector’s changes: 11:43

3D text: 11:55

Generators: 12:22

Audio adjustments: 13:08

Audio Meters: 13:53

Color Correction: 14:37

Exposure Tab: 15:20

Saturation Tab: 16:37

Color Tab: 17:03

Instant Color Change – Color Looks: 18:01

One last word on Color: 18:30

Export – Share: 18:45

Export Just a part of the timeline: 19:25

Multi Split Screen images: 19:51

The most overlooked and hidden tip for Final Cut Pro

No matter whether you are a beginner or the most advanced user of Final Cut there is always a time when you just don’t how to do something or can’t remember how.

All you have to do is Right-Click (Control+Click) in the place you currently working and it is likely that the command you are looking for will pop up.

This video has THE COMPLETE list of all the Right-Click options and their explanations, throughout the Final Cut interface.

There are many hidden features, in Final Cut. Do you know of any that you think others will benefit from? Let me know in the comments.

Workflow for a wedding video edit

This video will show you how to organise wedding footage using a template that is free to download.

When you use this workflow you will have your clips pre edited into Good shots, Better Shots and Best Shots.

The footage will also be separated into the main sections of the wedding day, Including: preparations, Ceremony, Photo shoot and Reception.

I will show you how to use Finals Cut’s Folders, Keywords, and Favorites.

You will see how to correctly set up the Multicam to give you the best results.

You will also see the settings in the Import window that will automatically categorise: Close up shots, Group shots, Medium shots, one person shots, two person shots and wide shots.

At the end of the video, I will show you how to duplicate the template each time you need it, otherwise you will overwrite the template.

Final Cut Pro 10.5.2 update

Today Apple have updated Final Cut to version 10.5.2. There are no major new features added except for RED users. Mostly This is a stability improvement update. Details are below:

Final Cut Pro 10.5.2

  • Adds support for a new Universal RED plugin enabling native RED RAW decoding and playback on both Apple silicon and Intel-based Mac computers.
  • Improves stability when playing back H.264 video files with corrupt data.
  • Fixes an issue in which text could disappear when double-clicking a value field in the inspector.
  • Fixes an issue in which FCPXML files created from drop frame projects would import as non drop frame.
  • Fixes an issue that may prevent custom Motion titles stored inside the library from appearing in the Titles browser.
  • Improves stability when choosing the DPP/Editorial Services metadata view with MXF media.
  • Improves stability when using AirPlay with Final Cut Pro on a Mac computer with Apple silicon.

Switch from iMovie to Final Cut Pro – the Essentials

Some months ago I published a tutorial on how to transfer a project from iMovie to Final Cut Pro.

But some of the viewers of that video have said, that it left them somewhat in the lurch – sure it showed them how to switch to Final Cut Pro but left them having to search for other videos on how to use Final Cut Pro, but need to know where to start with the more advanced features that Final Cut Pro offers.

As an iMovie user you are already prepared for Final Cut Pro with the basic knowledge already up your sleeve.

This tutorial will build on that knowledge, so you will learn the essentials, faster and with more understanding of the correct way to do things.

Final Cut Pro Trends for 2021

This Final Cut video is a preview of what to look out for in 2021, it is about understanding the trends for Final Cut Pro creators, in relationship to the Digital marketing trends for 2021.

The BIGGEST thing that will be dominant in 2021 is how the COVID pandemic of 2020 has made “virtual” into a “reality”

I show you 8 trends, that I predict for 2021, that will keep Final Cut Pro Creators busy and on target to earn this year.