New Media Center Software Training Sessions this week:

The New Media Center is located on the lower level of the library past the Technology Services desk, next to Media Services. The NMC conducts open workshops on a variety of topics related to multimedia production. These 20 to 30 minute sessions are open to all AU faculty, staff and students with all levels of … Continue reading “New Media Center Software Training Sessions this week:”

The New Media Center is located on the lower level of the library past the Technology Services desk, next to Media Services. The NMC conducts open workshops on a variety of topics related to multimedia production. These 20 to 30 minute sessions are open to all AU faculty, staff and students with all levels of multimedia production experience. There are usually four or five workshops held each week. Check the NMC calendar for the latest schedule. For more information, contact the NMC staff (202) 885-2560.


Tuesday 1/24 at 12pm – Final Cut Pro X: Beginner
Wednesday 1/25 at 8pm – Get Started with Photoshop
Thursday 1/26 at 4pm – Final Cut Pro 7 – Beginner

Friday 1/27 at 12pm – Basic Motion Graphics for Video – After Effects
Saturday 1/28 at 5:30pm – Final Cut Pro 7 – Beginner

See the complete Spring Training Schedule by date or by topic.

There is a wealth of multimedia training resources available online. AU faculty, staff and students have access to thousands of hours of free training at Lynda.com. Create a personal profile and get started. More information about resources can be found at Multimedia @ AU.

Final Cut Pro 7 or X?

Still struggling between Final Cut 7 and 10? Looks like some of Conan O’Briens team have already made the switch: Note: Video does not directly reflect the views of the New Media Center, as we have both and are ready to help you use both!

Still struggling between Final Cut 7 and 10? Looks like some of Conan O’Briens team have already made the switch:

Note: Video does not directly reflect the views of the New Media Center, as we have both and are ready to help you use both!

New Media Center Software Training Sessions this week:

The New Media Center is located on the lower level of the library past the Technology Services desk, next to Media Services. The NMC conducts open workshops on a variety of topics related to multimedia production. These 20 to 30 minute sessions are open to all AU faculty, staff and students with all levels of … Continue reading “New Media Center Software Training Sessions this week:”

The New Media Center is located on the lower level of the library past the Technology Services desk, next to Media Services. The NMC conducts open workshops on a variety of topics related to multimedia production. These 20 to 30 minute sessions are open to all AU faculty, staff and students with all levels of multimedia production experience. There are usually four or five workshops held each week. Check the NMC calendar for the latest schedule. For more information, contact the NMC staff (202) 885-2560.


Tuesday 11/29 at 12pm – Mixing Audio for Film– Soundtrack Pro
Wednesday 11/30 at 8pm – Color Correction for Video – Color
Thursday 12/01 at 4pm – Color Correction for Video – Color

Friday 12/02 at 11am – Basic Motion Graphics for Video – After Effects
Saturday 12/03 at 4:30pm – Making Movies in iMovie HD – iMovie HD

See the complete Fall Training Schedule by date or by topic.

There is a wealth of multimedia training resources available online. AU faculty, staff and students have access to thousands of hours of free training at Lynda.com. Create a personal profile and get started. More information about resources can be found at Multimedia @ AU.

How to Import a Final Cut Pro 7 Project into Premiere Pro (Because You Can’t Open It in FCP X… )

Robbie Carman, co-author of the just-published An Editor’s Guide to Adobe Premiere Pro, presents a tutorial perfect for those editors switching from Final Cut Pro to Premiere Pro.As seen on the NoFilmSchool blog. Here’s how to do it: Importing a Final Cut Pro Project into Adobe Premiere Pro

Robbie Carman, co-author of the just-published An Editor’s Guide to Adobe Premiere Pro, presents a tutorial perfect for those editors switching from Final Cut Pro to Premiere Pro.
As seen on the NoFilmSchool blog.

Here’s how to do it:

Importing a Final Cut Pro Project into Adobe Premiere Pro

Export workflow for faster and better web videos

Thanks to one of our NMC Consultants, this exporting trick is becoming a popular trend in the New Media Center. Instead of trying to convert to a web version within Final Cut (any version), it’s actually faster to export a file at current settings, then convert that single file to the web version using mpeg … Continue reading “Export workflow for faster and better web videos”



Thanks to one of our NMC Consultants, this exporting trick is becoming a popular trend in the New Media Center. Instead of trying to convert to a web version within Final Cut (any version), it’s actually faster to export a file at current settings, then convert that single file to the web version using mpeg streamclip. Final Cut could take 45 minutes or more to do this in one step, so by doing it in two steps, the whole process usually doesn’t take more than ten minutes.

The process:

When you’re ready to export your your movie, choose:

File–>Export–>Quicktime movie (not Quicktime conversion)

Leave “current settings,” rename the file and tell it where to save.

This makes a single Quicktime file of the finished film.

(in FCP X choose Share–>Export media, the rest of the process is the same).

Now drag the finished file into Mpeg Streamclip. Choose File–>Export to Quicktime. When the window appears, turn the quality to 100, and change the compression to “h.264”. Don’t worry about any other settings.

Since Mpeg Streamclip is designed to convert footage, and FCP is not, it will look better and work faster than trying to do this inside Final Cut. If the exported file is too large, or otherwise turns out to be not what you need, you can simply redo the last step, instead of having to wait 45 minutes for FCP to try again.

New Media Center Software Trainings this week:

The NMC conducts open workshops on a variety of topics related to multimedia production. These one hour sessions are open to all AU faculty, staff and students with all levels of multimedia experience. There are usually four or five workshops held each week. Check the NMC calendar for the latest schedule. For more information contact … Continue reading “New Media Center Software Trainings this week:”

The NMC conducts open workshops on a variety of topics related to multimedia production. These one hour sessions are open to all AU faculty, staff and students with all levels of multimedia experience. There are usually four or five workshops held each week. Check the NMC calendar for the latest schedule. For more information contact the NMC staff – (202) 885-2560.

Sunday 10/9/2011 4:00pm – 5:00pm Mixed Media for Video

Sunday 10/9/2011 7:00pm – 8:00pm Social Media Training: Twitter

Monday 10/10/2011 7:00pm – 8:00pm Final Cut Pro 7 – Advanced

Tuesday 10/11/2011 12:00pm – 1:00pm Making Movies in iMovie HD

Wednesday 10/12/2011 8:00pm – 9:00pm Final Cut Pro 7 – Beginner

Thursday 10/13/2011 12:00pm – 1:00pm Social Media Tools

Thursday 10/13/2011 4:00pm – 5:00pm Beginner Photoshop

Friday 10/14/2011 11:00am – 12:00pm Basic 3D Graphics for Video

Saturday 10/15/2011 4:30pm – 5:30pm Final Cut Pro X for FCP 7 Users

See the complete Fall Training Schedule by date or by topic. There is a wealth of multimedia training resources available online. Au faculty, staff, and students have access to thousands of hours of free training at Lynda.com. Create a personal profile and get started. More information about resources can be found at Multimedia @ AU.

New Media Center Software Training Sessions this week:

The NMC conducts open workshops on a variety of topics related to multimedia production. These 20 to 30 minute sessions are open to all AU faculty, staff and students with all levels of multimedia production experience. There are usually four or five workshops held each week. Check the NMCcalendar for the latest schedule. For more … Continue reading “New Media Center Software Training Sessions this week:”

The NMC conducts open workshops on a variety of topics related to multimedia production. These 20 to 30 minute sessions are open to all AU faculty, staff and students with all levels of multimedia production experience. There are usually four or five workshops held each week. Check the NMCcalendar for the latest schedule. For more information, contact the NMC staff(202) 885-2560.

Wednesday 10/5/2011 8:00pm – 9:00pm Beginner Photoshop
Thursday 10/6/2011 4:00pm – 5:00pm Basic Animation for Film
Friday 10/7/2011 11:00am – 12:00pm Basic Motion Graphics for Video
Saturday 10/8/2011 4:30pm – 5:30pm Final Cut Pro X for FCP 7 Users

See the complete Fall Training Schedule by date or by topic.

There is a wealth of multimedia training resources available online. AU faculty, staff and students have access to thousands of hours of free training atLynda.com. Create a personal profile and get started. More information about resources can be found at Multimedia @ AU.

New Media Center Software Training Sessions this week:

The NMC conducts open workshops on a variety of topics related to multimedia production. These 20 to 30 minute sessions are open to all AU faculty, staff and students with all levels of multimedia production experience. There are usually four or five workshops held each week. Check the NMC calendar for the latest schedule. For … Continue reading “New Media Center Software Training Sessions this week:”

The NMC conducts open workshops on a variety of topics related to multimedia production. These 20 to 30 minute sessions are open to all AU faculty, staff and students with all levels of multimedia production experience. There are usually four or five workshops held each week. Check the NMC calendar for the latest schedule. For more information, contact the NMC staff (202) 885-2560.

Monday 9/26 at 7pm – Final Cut Pro 7: Intermediate
Tuesday 9/27 at 12pm – Final Cut Pro X: Intermediate
Wednesday 9/28 at 8pm –Photoshop: Beginner
Thursday 9/29 at 4pm – Final Cut Pro X: Beginner
Friday 9/30 at 11am – Basic Motion Graphics for Video using After Effects
Saturday 10/1 at 4:30pm – Final Cut Pro X: Advanced

See the complete Fall Training Schedule by date or by topic.

There is a wealth of multimedia training resources available online. AU faculty, staff and students have access to thousands of hours of free training at Lynda.com. Create a personal profile and get started. More information about resources can be found at Multimedia @ AU.

DMS Help: The “Sin City Effect”

The so-called “Sin City effect” is a color-correction technique in which a range of colors is left saturated with color while the rest of an image (can be still or video) is completely desaturated to black and white. The effect is called the “Sin City effect” because it was used widely in Robert Rodriguez’ film … Continue reading “DMS Help: The “Sin City Effect””

The so-called “Sin City effect” is a color-correction technique in which a range of colors is left saturated with color while the rest of an image (can be still or video) is completely desaturated to black and white. The effect is called the “Sin City effect” because it was used widely in Robert Rodriguez’ film “Sin City.”

But you don’t need a Hollywood post-production budget to do it. In fact, all you need is Final Cut Pro and a few minutes.

Check out the video below and stylize your next project: