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Modifying Photoshop® Files in Final Cut Pro X

This Week on MacBreak Studio

By Mark Spencer | September 03, 2013

This week on MacBreak Studio, Steve Martin from Ripple Training demonstrates how well Photoshop® and Final Cut Pro X play together.

Video editors frequently need to integrate photos and graphics into their work, and Photoshop is the grandfather of all editing... Read More

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When a Camera Manufacturer Hates Me…

Being called out by Jim Jannard in his final post to Reduser got me thinking: do I really have a problem with RED?

By Art Adams | August 29, 2013

It's a dubious distinction that I was called out by Jim Jannard in his final post to Reduser. It's true that I've been critical of RED over the years; while they've made my life easier in some ways they've made it harder in others, and I've been rather outspoken in... Read More

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Finding Your Final Cut Pro X Exports

This Week on MacBreak Studio

By Mark Spencer | August 27, 2013

This week on MacBreak Studio, Steve Martin from Ripple Training shows us a cool trick for locating your Final Cut Pro X exports in the Finder.

Have you ever exported a movie from FCP X and realized you forgot what folder you targeted? This happens to me all the time.... Read More

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Etching and Sketching in Motion

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By Mark Spencer | August 20, 2013

This week on MacBreak Studio, I show Steve Martin from Ripple Training how to build a virtual Etch-a-Sketch© in Motion.

Following up from our Spirograph© episode based on a viewer request, I use Motion to recreate a toy that was popular in my childhood that let you... Read More

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After Effects ExtendScript Training Complete Series

ExtendScript Script Writing Training

By David Torno | August 17, 2013

After Effects ExtendScript Training is a video training series on Adobe® ExtendScript for After Effects®. Below are direct links to the entire collection right here on PVC. Enjoy and please spread the word. The After Effects ExtendScript Training series is the first... Read More

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Expression Shorts Complete Series

After Effects Expressions

By David Torno | August 17, 2013

ExpressionShorts is a video tutorial series focusing on After Effects Expressions. There are lots helpful code snippets in this series along with a full breakdown as to how the code works. Each post contains a video tutorial and a text equivalent explanation.

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VFX Essentials Launched

Professional VFX Tips and Tricks

By David Torno | August 17, 2013

Hi and welcome to the new VFX Essentials channel. PVC has been very gracious enough to give me my very own piece of PVC to better organize and present my work to all of you. If you have been trying to find any of my old content on PVC or have been wanting to more easily keep track of... Read More

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Using the Link Behavior in Motion

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By Mark Spencer | August 13, 2013

This week on MacBreak Studio, I show Steve Martin from Ripple Training how you can connect the animation of different parameters on different objects using the Link behavior.

The Link behavior is part of the collection of parameter behaviors - some of the most powerful... Read More

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After Effects ExtendScript Training: Ep. 19

ExtendScript Script Writing Training

By David Torno | August 11, 2013

Welcome to episode 19, the final episode of the After Effects ExtendScript Training series. We end this series this week by building some helpful custom functions that will reveal layer types, retrieve all fonts used in your project, retrieve text layer justification settings, and... Read More

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Secret Clip Selections in Final Cut Pro X

On this week's MacBreak Studio

By Mark Spencer | August 06, 2013

This week on MacBreak Studio, Steve Martin from Ripple Training and I share a couple of tips for selecting clips in a Final Cut Pro X project.

There are times when it can be quite useful to be able to select a group of clips in your project. For example, you may want to put a... Read More

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After Effects ExtendScript Training: Ep. 18 Part 1, 2, & 3

ExtendScript Script Writing Training

By David Torno | August 03, 2013

Welcome to episode 18 of the After Effects ExtendScript Training series. This week We tackle our fourth full length script and it will involve roughly 260 lines of code. Today we will build a functioning dockable GUI that contains a button that launches our process to search for all... Read More

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Subframe Audio Editing in Final Cut Pro X

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By Mark Spencer | July 30, 2013

This week on MacBreak Studio, Steve Martin from Ripple Training shows us how to edit audio "within the frame" in Final Cut Pro X.

In each second of video we normally see about 24, 30, or 60 individual still images - enough of them to create the illusion of movement thanks to... Read More

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The Mother of Invention of Videotape

One More Time for the West Coast

By Richard Wirth | July 28, 2013

In our file based acquisition world of 2013 where the editing process can begin immediately right there on the set, it can be difficult to relate to a time when just getting the program recorded was a Herculean effort requiring considerable engineering manpower and over a ton of equipment.

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After Effects ExtendScript Training: Ep. 17 Part 1, 2, and 3

ExtendScript Script Writing Training

By David Torno | July 27, 2013

Welcome to episode 17 of the After Effects ExtendScript Training series. This week we get to make our third full length script. Spread over three parts, this episode is focused on exporting property information to a text document file. What does this mean exactly? Well we will be... Read More

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Exploding Text in Motion

This week on MacBreak Studio

By Mark Spencer | July 24, 2013

This week on MacBreak Studio, I show Steve Martin from Ripple Training how to "blow away" text.

One of the most fun and powerful things to do in Motion is combining different features. In this episode, I use a Replicator to "create" some text by using a text layer as the... Read More

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After Effects ExtendScript Training: Ep. 16 Part 1 & 2

ExtendScript Script Writing Training

By David Torno | July 20, 2013

Welcome to episode 16 of the After Effects ExtendScript Training series. This week we are gonna leap a little bit outside of After Effects with our code and create a full script that will allow you to open a tab delimited text document and import the text in that document as text... Read More

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Warp-Speed Key-Wording in Final Cut Pro X

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By Mark Spencer | July 16, 2013

This week on MacBreak Studio, Steve Martin from Ripple Training continues his discussion on organization in Final Cut Pro X.

After importing and performing some basic organizational tasks on your media by sorting by date and fixing any incorrect date info, the next step is... Read More

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After Effects ExtendScript Training: Ep. 15 Part 1 & 2

ExtendScript Script Writing Training

By David Torno | July 13, 2013

Welcome to episode 15 of the After Effects ExtendScript Training series. This week, it's keyframes, keyframes, keyframes. Back in episodes 4, 5, and 6, we went over reading values and setting values on various project items and layer properties, but we never took that step down... Read More

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Making Waves in Motion

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By Mark Spencer | July 09, 2013

This week on MacBreak Studio, I show Steve Martin from Ripple Training several different methods for creating wave animations in Motion.

When using Motion to create motion graphics, you can often accomplish a give task using many different approaches. Using an example of a... Read More

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After Effects ExtendScript Training: Ep. 14

ExtendScript Script Writing Training

By David Torno | July 06, 2013

Welcome to episode 14 of the After Effects ExtendScript Training series. This week we are gonna focus on how to process text strings.

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