As DSLRs become the de facto standard in video production, they bring with them a host of challenges in an editor's workflow. In this tutorial Final Cut Pro Master Trainer Jeff Greenberg shows you how to optimize your DSLR workflow in FCP X...
Shooting footage with DSLR cameras has many benefits including interchangeable lenses and superior image sensors. Along with these cost-effective benefits come some challenges. In this tutorial by Jeff Greenberg you'll learn how to ingest, integrate and modify your DSLR footage to work in perfect harmony in the FCP X workspace.
Jeff starts you off with an overview of the DSLR workflow. He talks about the importance of proper camera settings to make what you're shooting compatible in the FCP X editing environment. Next on Jeff's agenda is a section on ingesting media that explains the importing options for both video and audio. He then goes on to teach you how to optimize your media either during or after ingest and how to fix audio and color, all within Final Cut Pro.
One of the pitfalls of shooting video with a DSLR is Stabilization and the Rolling Shutter effect. Small cameras with large lenses are sometimes difficult to control and maneuver. They also capture footage serially across their sensor which can cause image distortion in certain shooting conditions. Jeff has your back as he shows you how to fix shaky footage and deal with the rolling shutter effect.
So if you are shooting your footage with a DSLR and editing it in Final Cut Pro X then this tutorial by FCP X Master Trainer Jeff Greenberg is what you need to get you started on the right track!
That's an ace! So much better than any other DSLR tutorial I've watched before! Very very good!! Thank you.
Kenny T wrote on August 3, 2013
Interesting info on frame rates. These should be viewed before starting a project for the first time.
Anthony wrote on February 4, 2013
This is a great course. I finally got to know about syncing audio automatically and backing up my originals. I have already watched a lot of courses for FCPX and find them all great but this one you really don't want to miss out one. Especially when you're looking for a good workflow with not only a DSLR but any cam.
occam wrote on March 24, 2012
Jeff Greenberg is a gifted instructor. Not only is his vocal delivery well timed, but the technical content is superb. I noticed no slow spots in the video. My only constructive suggestion would be to lengthen the text pop-ups so that viewers have more time to read them (I found myself reviewing and pausing to read all the text). This tutorial is full of hot tips on current (2012) movie workflows. While I respect Larry Jordan a tremendous amount and enjoyed his A/V tutorials as well, Jeff's video are much more up-to-date and nitty gritty technical. If you want a great one-two punch, watch Larry Jordan's videos first for a general video overview, and Jeff Greenberg's video second to apply your knowledge to your media. Highly suggested.