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BIG TC DISPLAY

Tools > Timecode Viewer The resizable Timecode Viewer makes reading current timecode very easy, particularly from a distance. By default, the Timecode Viewer displays the TC for either the Timeline/Canvas or the Viewer as well as the corresponding sequence name … Continue reading

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Quick Color Correct

For a quick color correct do this: 1. Window > Arrange > Color Correction (shows the scopes) 2. select all clips 3. drag Color Corrector 3-way on the clips 4. drag Broadcast Safe filter on (in that order!) 5. Set … Continue reading

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Software recommendations Mac.

Other than your AVID or FCP application you need: Cyberduck FTP     OpenOffice.org Read and write Microsoft Office documents on edit systems, for reading and writing scripts, logs, etc. BB edit For text searches through multiple documents like scrips … Continue reading

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SCREENFLOW TIPS

Use Screenflow to capture a web page in action, including video playing on the page. Look for: ScreenFlow-Tutorial, Shortcuts and manual on the right. -For capture set your resolution temporarily to 1344×840 (in OSX System Preferences) This is to make … Continue reading

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Good Computer Habits

Pay attention when you look at 20-year-olds or experienced computer users. They usually use “secret” keystrokes that do things in 1 second that would take you minutes, and they seem to click the mouse less. If you want to become … Continue reading

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Training and Practice Tips

Use the PDF’s to read up on topics that are interesting to you. Write down questions, ask questions and explain to others. When you explain something you’ve just learned you remember it better! The final cut pro user manual and … Continue reading

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