Screen Pumping in Final Cut Pro X: Two Free Plugins!


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by Logan Baker, Rocketstock

Make your images and screen pop with this free plugin and video tutorial.

No matter what types of video you make, you will eventually need to mix up the form and engage your viewers in new ways. Following trends — as well as creating them — can help filmmakers and videographers stay relevant in the age of YouTube. So whether it’s a music video, a fight scene, or a lyric video, this effect will disrupt your shots in the best way possible.

Image result for screen pumpingFree Download:
Pro Plugin Download:
Adjustment layer Download:

Drag an Adjustment Layer over the portion of your clip you want to affect. Go to the Effects tab, and find the plugin you saved it as. Once you’ve dragged the effect on top of the clip, you can adjust the amount of zoom the camera takes. (This customization is only available in the “pro” version of the plugin, which costs $8.), if you use the free version, you can just copy and past the adjustment layer over and over so the bounce effect is continuous. With the Pro version, you can also apply a Blur Effect as well as a Swirl and Shake effect to enhance the chaos you’ve created.

Idustrial Revolution also has a FREE FCPX Screen Pump plugin, here.…
Screen Pump is a great free title effect plugin that does away with the need to build screen pumps manually with keyframes in Final Cut Pro X. This is great not only for gamers who publish videos, but any production where a ‘pump’ or ‘bump’ can be used to enhance a recording or video footage.

It’s exceeding easy to use, just drag the title effect above the clip you wish to pump and adjust the duration. Published parameters include the amount of zoom, the pause at full zoom and the acceleration curve of the zoom.

The effect can dragged up and down the timeline for accurate placement and it can also be copied and pasted to make a new screen pump. Apologies for our bad COD Black Ops play!

This plugin has been made free to download to the FCPX community, however please read the installation instructions and copyright restrictions.




Free Typewriter Model and Sound FX by Video CoPilot


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by Andrew Kramer, Video CoPilot

An oldie but a goodie… if you haven’t seen this one yet for after effects… VCP gives you not only the free files but also the typewriter sound effects to add to your project.

Here is your Free Typewriter Model Pack and several amazing typewriter Sound FX! This high definition model includes multiple typewriter skins as well as as a blank keys to add your own font to the texture map.

The models are ready-to-go for Element 3D but should work with other 3D programs as well.

Read More and Download Here about this VCP project.

Learn How to Fly a Drone in 7 Minutes


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by V. Renee, nofilmschool

If you’re ready to take to the skies with your first drone, you’ll want to learn the basics first.

Drone technology is getting better and better every year, making it easier for beginners to take it out of the box and take to the skies. However, even the most basic drone has a bit of a learning curve. So, if you’re ready to shoot some sweet aerial shots but don’t really know how to get off the ground, this video from Darious Britt of D4Darious shows you the basics of drone operation, from rules and regulations you need to follow before you take off to flight exercises you can practice once you’re in the air. Check it out below:

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Download a Free Martini Storyboarding Plug-in from Toolfarm


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by Toolfarm and Martini 

Download a Free Martini Storyboarding Plug-in from Toolfarm!Toolfarm has a limited number of Martini QuickShot Creator licenses that they’re giving away.  See into the future and visualize your upcoming shots with Martini! A $49.95 value.

Bridging the gap between your un-shot scenes and your final edit is faster and easier than ever. No more black slugs with text explaining what “shot goes here.”  Show that shot with the dynamic power of Martini and create a better final film.

Loaded with hundreds of classic and unique shot styles, Martini’s easy-to-use interface guides you through the quick creation of frames. Select a shot style and Martini starts you with everything you need from basic shots to complex sequences like fight scenes, chase scenes, and other pre-composed multi-shots. Then, customize your shots with object and alpha controls. Choose from hundreds of pre-loaded interiors and exteriors. Add your own digital location photos or layover your video.

For more information, visit…

Fill out this form to obtain your free license.

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Premiere Pro: Fast Forward Effect


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By Adobe and Kyler Holland

Understand speed and duration

What is speed?

The speed of a clip is the playback rate compared to the rate at which it was recorded. By default, a clip plays back at its normal, 100 percent speed. (Even if the frame rate of the source footage doesn’t match that of the sequence, the sequence automatically reconciles the difference. It plays back the clip at its proper speed.)

When you change the speed of a clip containing interlaced fields, you can adjust how Premiere Pro treats the fields. Consider making this adjustment especially when the speed drops below 100% of the original speed. (See Create interlaced or non-interlaced clips.)

You can use frame blending to smooth the appearance of a speed effect that changes the time or frame rate of a clip. To enable frame blending, choose Clip > Video Options > Frame Blend. For more information about frame blending, see Blend frames for smooth motion.

What is duration?

The duration of a clip is the length of time it takes to play from the In point to the Out point. You can set a duration for video or audio clips, letting them speed up or slow down to fill the duration. You can do the same for still-image clips, but without the changes in speed.

Why would I need to change speed and duration of clips?

You typically change the speed and duration of clips either for technical reasons or for aesthetic reasons. Aesthetic reasons include creating a fast-motion effect (speed is over 100 percent) or a slow-motion effect (speed is under 100 percent).

Changing clip speed omits or repeats the source frames during playback, making the clip play faster or slower.

Will changing speed of a clip affect duration?

By default, a change in speed results in a corresponding change in duration, unless the clip is simultaneously trimmed.

However, you can choose to ungang speed from duration in the Clip Speed/Duration dialog box. Then, when you increase the speed, Premiere Pro uses more of the clip to fill the duration between the In point and the Out point. And when you decrease the speed, Premiere Pro uses less of the clip to fill the duration.

You can ungang speed and duration with more than one clip selected. Then, you can change the duration of the clips. For example, you can change the speeds only enough to make all the clips last the same duration.


You can also set clip speed to fill a duration by performing a four-point edit.

How can I view the total duration of selected clips?

  • Make sure that the Info panel is visible. If it is not, choose Window > Info.
  • In either the Project panel or Timeline panel, select the clips for which you want to know the total duration. The Info panel displays the number of items selected and the total duration of those items. This information is useful if you want to paste clips into a specific area and to know the exact duration of the target area or of the source clips.


    If you select contiguous clips in the Project panel, the Info panel displays the total duration of all the clips you select. However, if you select noncontiguous clips in a sequence, the Info panel displays the duration as a range, from In point of the first clip you selected, to the Out point of the last clip you selected. For copying and pasting, the duration of a particular range is more important than the sum of all the clips’ durations. If you copy and paste a noncontiguous group of sequence clips, the pasted clips occupy the range noted on the Info panel and the areas that you did not select will be empty.


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Change speed and duration for one or more clips

You can change the speed and duration for one or more clips at a time. Premiere Pro offers several ways to modify the speed and duration of clips. You can use the Speed/Duration command, the Rate Stretch tool, or the Time Remapping feature.

Note: You can apply Optical Flow only from the timeline or Export Settings dialog box, and not from the Project panel.

Use the Speed/Duration command

  • In the Timeline panel or Project panel, select one or more clips. Ctrl-click (Windows) or Command-click (Mac OS) clips to select a non-contiguous group of clips in the Project panel.

  • Choose Clip > Speed/Duration or right-click over a selected clip and choose Speed/Duration.


    You can apply Speed/Duration changes at the Project clip level or at the Sequence clip level. Changes made at the project level will be respected when adding new instances into a sequence. This is different than master clip effects though, because Speed/Duration changes will not be ripped into existing instances of that clip in your sequence(s).

    Do any of the following:

    • To change the duration without changing the speed of the selected clips, click the gang button so that it shows a broken link. Unganging also allows you to change the speed without changing the duration.
    • To play the clips backward, check Reverse Speed.
    • To keep the audio at its current pitch while the speed or duration changes, check Maintain Audio Pitch.
    • To keep the clips following the changing clips adjacent to them, click Ripple Edit, Shifting Trailing Clips.
    • Select a Time Interpolation option for Speed changes: Frame Sampling, Frame Blending or Optical Flow. (For more info about these options, see the sections below entitled Time interpolation using Optical Flow and Frame Blending)
  • Click OK.

Clips with speed changes are indicated with a percentage of the original speed.

Use the Rate Stretch tool

The Rate Stretch tool provides a quick method to change the duration of a clip in the Timeline while simultaneously change the clip’s speed to fit the duration.

For example, you might have a gap in your sequence of a specific length and you want to fill that gap with some speed-altered media. You may not care so much about the speed of the video, you just need to make sure it fills that gap at whatever speed it needs to be. Rate stretch takes the guess work out by allowing you to stretch or compress the speed to the per centage needed.

You can change a clip’s speed to fit a duration using the Rate Stretch tool in Premiere Pro. Select the Rate Stretch tool and drag either edge of a clip in a Timeline panel.

See this video tutorial by Andrew Devis on the razor and rate stretch tools.

Use Time Remapping

You can vary the speed of the video portion of a clip. Use Time Remapping to create slow motion and fast motion effects within a single clip.

  • In the track header of the video track containing the desired clip, click the Show Keyframes button. If it is not selected, select Show Keyframes.

  • Click the Clip Effect menu triangle, and choose Time Remapping > Speed. (The Clip Effect menu triangle appears next to the filename of every clip in a video track. If it is hard to see, zoom in to make enough room in the clip to display it.)

    A horizontal rubber band that controls the speed of the clip appears across the center of the clip.

  • Drag the rubber band upward or downward to increase or decrease the speed of the clip. A tool tip appears showing the change in speed as a percentage of the original speed.

The playback speed of the video portion of the clip changes and its duration expands or contracts depending on whether its speed is increased or decreased. The audio portion of the clip remains unchanged by Time Remapping, although it remains linked to the video portion.

Note: When you lengthen a clip in a sequence by slowing its speed, it does not overwrite an adjacent clip. Instead, the clip expands until it touches the edge of the adjacent clip. Adobe Premiere Pro then pushes remaining frames into the tail of the lengthened clip. To recover these frames, create a gap after the clip and trim its right edge to reveal them.

Franklin McMahon provides a video tutorial demonstrating time remapping on the Layers Magazine website.

And a whole lot more on Speed Remapping by Adobe, here as well as more Fast Forward youtube tutorials here.

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more Fast Forward youtube tutorials here!

101 Free Templates for Adobe After Effects (and How to Make Your Own)


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Templates for Adobe After Effects are an awesome way to automate your workflow and to add creativity to your skillset. Check out more than 100 of the web’s best After Effects templates below.

As After Effect’s popularity has increased, so too has the usage of templates to modify and enhance video projects. Because After Affects is a non-destructive video editor and animation suite, you can easily try out all types of templates without damaging the original project files. This makes it easier than ever to experiment with applying effects and animation sequences in your videos.

Envato VideoHive After Effects Templates

This list was compiled from free resources from Logan Kenesis (AEBuster), Hamo Studio, dehannb, Motion Stacks, Sven Van Lathem (Motion & Design), Ruanak Chhabra (Editing Corp), and RocketStock. Note, the files linked-to here are hosted by their respective authors and for this reason may not be available at all times. Also, some of these free templates require Trapcode Particular (by Red Giant) or other plug-ins to function fully.

  1. Bourne Identity
  2. Data Signals
  3. Halloween Ghost: “This one is geared toward the halloween / scary themed videos.This template is really easy to use and all our pretty much a have to do is insert your video/image. If you’re interested in buying the full version of this project check it out on VideoHive.
  4. DVD Case: “This project is simply a DVD case that you can add your own artwork to that spins around in a loop so that you can show off your DVD product. If your interested in buying the full version of this project check it out on VideoHive.”

And ohhhh so many more here, like these!

mCamRig: Free Virtual Camera Rig for FCPX


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by MotionVFX

mCamRig by MotionVFX allows you to easily create dynamic camera animation right inside Final Cut Pro X.

mCamRig plugin is a must-have for every editor who wants to add some space to the project. Without hours of arduous keyframing you can now achieve a swift camera movement and present your footage from different angles. For free!

Get it now!

How to Give Portraits a Dreamy Glow


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by Will Nicholls, PetaPixel

Hollywood photos and still frames often look fairly dreamy with a bit of a glow to the subject in the image. In this tutorial by the guys at Photoshop Cafe, you can learn a number of ways to do this to your own portraits.

The video above outlines three ways you can add this fairy tale look to your images…

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Luts vs Look: The Difference in Premiere Pro?


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There are different kinds of software to color-grade your footage, like Da Vinci, Final Cut and of course Premiere Pro, the one we use. With every software, it’s possible to use LUTs when color grading your footage. But what are they and how do they work? In this tutorial we will explain how you can give you footage the wanted look with a LUT.

Before you can use a LUT, you have to have footage. Preferably you want to film your shots as flat as possible, with a Log video. The Panasonic GH5 that we are using uses a V-log. Shooting in Log is primarily designed to maximize the dynamic range. This comes in handy when your shot has very bright and dark parts, this way you can prevent the under or over exposure of your image. But when shooting in a controlled environment like a studio, you don’t always have to use a Log, a neutral setting can be flat enough for shooting in the studio. We just find it easier to match all our clips to each other when filmed in Log.


Download Demo Clip/LUTs ►…

Create your own LUT in Photoshop ►…

EZ: Color Grading Tutorial Plus 10 FREE LUTS


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by Kyler Holland

This is a quick tutorial showing how to download and install 10 LUTS put together by Kyler Holland.


Use Coupon Code “100OFF” for 100% off the listed price.

This is a new LUT PACK that Kyler Holland is releasing to everyone for free! He’s have created each one of these LUTs within Photoshop and Premiere Pro CC.

This LUT PACK will include 10 separate LUTS (.cube files) in which you can manipulate however you would like as well as an Adobe Premiere Pro Preset Pack Including all 10 LUTS.

INCLUDED in the .ZIP file:

  • KH LUT 1.cube
  • KH LUT 2.cube
  • KH LUT 3.cube
  • KH LUT 4.cube
  • KH LUT 5.cube
  • KH LUT 6.cube
  • KH LUT 7.cube
  • KH LUT 8.cube
  • KH LUT 9.cube
  • KH LUT 10.cube
  • KH Lut Pack 1.prfpset