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Announcement (and Affinity Photo Inpainting Tool Tutorial)

I’m very excited to announce a new addition to the Izzy Video team!

Who is this new team member?

You might recognize him because he’s been in several of my videos over the years. He’s my son, Blake.

Blake is currently a film student at Arizona State University. He’ll be working with Izzy Video on a part-time basis in the meantime.

I’ve asked him to study Affinity Photo and release videos about what he’s learning. That’s the plan for now. Here’s his first video (and you can expect more in the future):

Affinity Photo is an excellent alternative to Photoshop. If you’re like me and you want to avoid the high costs of an on-going monthly Adobe subscription, then you might want to take a close look at Affinity Photo.

It’s powerful, inexpensive, and available on both the Mac and PC.

Anyway, I hope the video is helpful, and I want to officially welcome Blake to the Izzy Video team (though he’s informally been a part of it for most of his life.) :)

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Where to Keep Custom Music in Final Cut Pro X – Izzy Video #335

Several people have asked me where to store custom music so you have quick access to it from inside Final Cut Pro X.

There are several different options for doing this. In this video I’ll show you a few different possibilities, including my favorite one.

If you have a collection of royalty-free music that you’d like to be able to access quickly from inside Final Cut Pro X, this video should be useful to you.

This is a members-only video. Click here to learn about a membership.

I hope you find the information helpful!

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Five tips for Using Final Cut Pro X on an Old Computer

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Are you using an old computer to edit video?

I am. I’m writing this on a mid-2012 MacBook Pro. It’s also my main video editing computer.

Considering that as I write this, it’s December 2016, that makes my computer a little over four years old — ancient in computer years.

That said, I’m pleasantly surprised at how this machine handles video.

If you’re like me and using an old computer, then here are five tips that can help make things go more smoothly on your aging hardware…
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