• RED GIANT FCP Special Offer

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    This is a special offer to all FCP UGs passed along from our LAFCPUG brethren.


    Red Giant will offer 20% off 3 Suites and 1 bundle.  This would include;


    Trapcode Suite
    Magic Bullet Suite
    Pro Keying Suite
    Red Giant Mega Bundle


    (only these 3 Product Suites and 1 Bundle, no academic will apply).


    Offer to expire: 3/13/2010


    MEMBER Coupon code at check out:  ## Please Login or Register to read the rest of this content. ##


    Enjoy! Rod – DCFCPUG Leader

  • RED Tip of the Day (3/3/10)

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    RED Ray has been re-named “RED 4K”. We have successfully shown RED 4K delivery at 10 mbits/sec. We now prefer to deliver at 15 mbits/sec because we can do a one-button encode at that data rate and include audio.


    Jim Jannard – RED Leader

  • Noise Industries – FXFactory Tutorials

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  • Log and Transfer with Final Cut Pro

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    Brought to you by DCFCPUG and Peachpit:


    Excerpted from Video Made on a Mac: Production and Postproduction Using Apple Final Cut Studio and Adobe Creative Suite by Richard Harrington and Robbie Carman. Copyright © 2010. Used with permission of Pearson Education, Inc. and Peachpit Press.


  • VIDEO MADE ON A MAC – TAKE 3 – MARCH 2010

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    On a Mac, the sky’s the limit for creating professional video. With all the tools available though, it can be a daunting task to decide which ones offer the best solutions for combined efficiency and high-level results.

    • How can you effectively communicate your vision to clients and crew?
    • How should you calibrate your camera for multi-camera and green screen shoots?
    • Is it better to do your keying in After Effects, Motion, or Final Cut?
    • How should you set up your edit suite for efficiency and accuracy?
    • How do you manage large amounts of media and a multitude of formats for multiple software applications?

    In Video Made on a Mac, you’ll learn the answers and much more. Chocked full of practical advice and step-by-step instructions, each chapter provides insight on the critical components of production and postproduction that can make all the difference when you’re up against a tight budget and schedule. The accompanying DVD supplies you with project files and high-definition footage so you can follow along with the examples, as well as 50 training videos. Whether you’re an advanced Mac user or just beginning to incorporate Adobe Creative Suite into your Final Cut Studio workflow, you’ll learn to apply best-practice techniques to all your video projects.


    In this edition of VIDEO MADE ON A MAC: Production and Postproduction using Apple Final Cut Studio and Adobe Creative Suite, the authors cover:

    Tapeless Workflow (p. 70-73) <–Click here


    Excerpted from Video Made on a Mac: Production and Postproduction Using Apple Final Cut Studio and Adobe Creative Suite by Richard Harrington and Robbie Carman. Copyright © 2010. Used with permission of Pearson Education, Inc. and Peachpit Press.


  • FCP Tip of the Day (3/2/10)

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    Tip of the Day!

    Final Cut Pro – Green is not just for stoplights


    Ever wonder what these green buttons do?

    Green Lights

    On the left edge of the Final Cut Pro timeline are a series of green buttons, which I call the “green visibility lights.” There is one for each track.

    These buttons are enormously powerful, but quite shy — they don’t like telling us how much power they have.

    When the green light is lit, everything on that track is visible (or audible). When the green light is dark, everything on that track is invisible (or inaudible).

    But the impact of these buttons is much deeper than this.

    These buttons control output and export. If the light is dark, NOTHING on that track will be seen, heard, output or export.

    I use these in a variety of ways:

    • To see a clip below another clip.
    • To keep source audio files in the Timeline, but only hear the mix.
    • To quickly switch between English titles (on, say track 4) and Spanish titles (on, say, track 5)

    These buttons give me the power to control exactly which tracks I export in every sequence.

    Note: Whenever you change the visibllity of a track, you always lose your render files. (Yes, Final Cut will warn you.) This is because render files are associated with the sequence, not the clip, and since you are changing what is visible in the sequence, the render files need to change.


    Courtesy of Larry Jordan