Good iMovie & FCP tutorials?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by matteusclement, Dec 11, 2013.

  1. matteusclement macrumors 65816

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    I work at a big box store in the camera department and get asked about how to edit on these platforms.

    I was curious if there were some good youtube tutorials you could point me in the direction of?

    Looking for basic editing of home movies.
     
  2. jc1350 macrumors 6502a

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    I never found any and ended up subscribing to lynda.com. That site is well worth the money if you want quality how-to videos.
     
  3. RCAFBrat, Dec 11, 2013
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  4. ChrisA macrumors G4

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    Agree. Another site is
    http://www.macprovideo.com/tutorials/finalcutpro-application
    This site is like the above but more specialized.

    Well worth the $25 price.

    BIG WARNING: Knowwing how to work the software is NOT the same as knowing how to edit video. It's like knowing how to use a word processor is not the same a knowing how to write a novel. To few people understand the difference. So look for film making books not "how to use FCP" books. Learning the software is easy if you just mess around for a while. Learning to make stuff people will want to look at is hard.
     
  5. jc1350 macrumors 6502a

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    Excellent post!
     
  6. matteusclement thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks for the warning about edits. I know all too well what that looks like.
    These are just for home movies for other people, so I'm not too worried.
     
  7. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

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  8. jc1350 macrumors 6502a

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    I don't recall finding what I was seeking at youtube (most were too general; more like intro to iMovie). Lynda.com had exactly what I wanted.
     
  9. ChrisA macrumors G4

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    The trouble is just that there are hundreds of "How the edit with FCP X" Youtube videos. You would have to spend weeks sorting the good ones from the not-good and bookmarking them. the two sites Lynda and Mac ProVideo both have many hours of video tutor that have high production values. $25 for unlimited access is not a lot to pay.
     
  10. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

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    OK. I've not had a need to look for video tutorials, as I've managed to do what I want by using the iMovie Help files.
     

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