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How to Save Custom Settings in Compressor – Izzy Video 263

I’m a big fan of Apple’s Compressor. I use it a lot.

While Compressor comes with plenty of built-in settings, sometimes you might want to customize a setting and then save it for future videos.

This new video demonstrates how you can do that.

As a sidenote, I also show how you can overlay the timecode for the video on the image to “burn in” the timecode.

This video is available to members only. Click here to learn how you can get immediate access to the membership video library.

I hope you find the video helpful!

April 24, 2014
Filed under: Izzy Video News — by Izzy Hyman @ 8:22 am

Make a map with an animated line in Motion 5

Want to know how to draw an animated line on a map to show a path of travel? These are great for vacation videos or documentaries where you need to show where people visited.

You can easily do this in Motion 5, and this video shows an example of how you might do it.

You’ll see things like:

  • Where to get a map that you can use
  • How to animate a line on the map
  • How to move the camera to give the project additional visual interest

Personally I think this mini project is great example of how you might use Motion in your videos. It’s simple to make motion graphics projects like this and then add them to your videos in Final Cut Pro X, or wherever.

By the way, the membership library contains plenty of Motion videos like this one.

Anyway, I hope you find this video helpful.

April 22, 2014
Filed under: Motion — by Izzy Hyman @ 7:53 am

How to Batch Convert Videos with Compressor – Izzy Video 262

A member requested that I make a video that demonstrates how to batch convert videos using Compressor.

This video shows an example of how you might do it.

You’ll see things like:

  • A brief introduction to the new Compressor interface
  • How to add a batch of videos for conversion
  • The difference between “batches”, “jobs”, and “output rows”

And of course, there’s more stuff in there too…

If you’re not super-familiar with Compressor, I think this will give you a simple introduction to some of its capabilities.

This video is available to members only. Click here to learn how you can get immediate access to the membership video library.

I hope you find the video helpful!

April 16, 2014
Filed under: Izzy Video News — by Izzy Hyman @ 8:26 am

How to Customize Final Cut Pro X Templates with Motion – Izzy Video 261

One of the most powerful ways to use Final Cut Pro X and Motion together is to customize Final Cut Pro X templates.

Templates are the generators, titles, effects, and transitions you find in the various browsers in Final Cut Pro X.

Many of the Final Cut Pro X templates were created in Motion, and you can use Motion to customize them.

In this new video, I demonstrate an example workflow of how you can:

  1. Send a template from Final Cut Pro X to Motion
  2. Customize the template in Motion
  3. Bring it back into Final Cut Pro X to be used in your projects

I think you’ll love this new video if you’re interested in learning how powerful Final Cut Pro X and Motion can be together.

This video is available to members only. If you’re not yet a member, click here to learn more about a membership.

I hope you find it helpful!

March 27, 2014
Filed under: Izzy Video News — by Izzy Hyman @ 8:32 am

How to Fix Quiet Audio in Final Cut Pro X – Izzy Video 260

Have you ever noticed the volume slider only goes up to 12 in the audio inspector inside Final Cut Pro X?

This means that if you have a very quiet audio clip in your project, the volume slider might not give you enough added volume to get the levels up to where you need them.

I’ve received several questions about this, so I thought I’d make a short video that shows a solution I personally use when I find myself in this situation.

Enjoy!

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March 26, 2014
Filed under: Final Cut Pro — by Izzy Hyman @ 8:52 am
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