How to Make Custom Titles for Final Cut Pro X with Motion – Izzy Video 284

Sometimes you might want to make your own custom title templates that you can use in Final Cut Pro X.

You can do that in Motion 5.

In the new video I published today, I demonstrate a complete workflow for using Motion to create a custom Final Cut Pro X title.

Along the way, I share several tips that I find useful.

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

I hope you find it helpful!

A Free Alternative to Compressor – Izzy Video 283

In the age of digital video and the Internet, we all need to be familiar with compressing video.

I usually use Apple’s Compressor for this. That said, Compressor is Mac-only and it costs $50 on the Mac app store.

In this new video, I share an alternative to Compressor. It’s free software that also happens to be available on both Mac and Windows. I demonstrate how to use the software to create settings for compressing video for uploading to the web (using Facebook as an example).

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

I hope you find it helpful!

3D Ken Burns Effect – Izzy Video 282

First, please watch the short video clip above to see what I’m talking about when I refer to the 3D Ken Burns effect.

We all know (and love) the Ken Burns effect which adds visual interest to photographs in our videos, but you can make things even more interesting by adding 3D movement to your camera.

In this new video I demonstrate how to create this effect in Motion 5. In the end you’ll create an effect similar to Ken Burns, but the appearance will be a lot more three-dimensional.

I hope you find the video helpful! This video is for members who can watch it in the members’ library now. If you’re not yet a member, you can watch the above sample clip to see the effect in action, and you can click here to learn more about a membership.

Proxy Media in Final Cut Pro X

Transcode Media in Final Cut Pro X
If Final Cut Pro X proxy clips aren’t familiar to you, I hope this will help…

Because I like to keep things interesting, let’s start with a quote. William Shakespeare wrote,

“The course of true love never did run smooth.”

Maybe that’s correct about true love, but you know what else is known for not running smooth?

Video projects on old computers.

If you want your video project to play smoothly, proxy video clips just might be the solution you’re looking for. [Read more…]