Editing Your DSLR Video on a Mac By Richard Harrington

1 hr 43 min

Your DSLR shoots video! Cool right!? Now what? You've probably got more video than you know what to do with. Richard Harrington created this course to help you with how to edit that video footage (using Mac software). Rich covers everything from in-the-field tips all the way to post-production techniques using Final Cut Pro, Final Cut Express and iMovie

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Instructor Richard Harrington introduces himself and talks about how to get ready to edit
Multi-camera coverage, color balance, and card requirements
Reference audio recording, microphones, audio adapters, external devices
Firewire, Express Card, SD cards
RAIDED drives. Archive media. Process before you erase
Using Adobe Bridge, Finder, and Cover Flow view
Once the footage has been transferred, you'll need to convert it to a format that can be edited
The logical choice for converting footage to ProRes is Apple's Compressor software
A third option for converting footage is the freeware program called MPEG Streamclip
Taking a first look at Final Cut Pro. Start with importing footage
Editing multiple camera angles of an interview
Synchronize video using Pluralize
Import footage into iMovie and begin editing
Editing clips and putting them together with iMovie
Hope you enjoyed the course and learned a lot
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Meet your instructor

Richard Harrington


Richard Harrington is a certified Project Management Professional, Adobe Certified Expert in Photoshop and After Effects, and Apple Certified Trainer in Final Cut Pro, Motion, and Aperture. His visual communications company, RHED Pixel, creates motion graphics and produces video and multimedia projects....

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  1. Profile photo of Ron Regan Ron Regan

    You really really really should have a Course on Final cut pro 10….The last comment I saw in regards to this program was from five years ago. How about an update to current software… Apple Final Cut Pro 10.

  2. Profile photo of dirkbadenhorst dirkbadenhorst

    I found this course very interesting- as someone who is just getting into experimenting with shooting and editing video from my DSLR (or at least trying to) I found that this course helped me find a solid foundation to start from. I also really appreciated the few external resources to explore for more information and understanding of advanced topics. Sometimes all that you need is a good reference point with a few tips and tricks to get you started, this is exactly what I wanted and exactly what I got!! —- Yes, please post my feedback

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