Remove red tint filter when importing screen recording to iMovie or Final Cut Pro X

A very strange and annoying but happens when importing a screen recording into iMovie or Final Cut Pro X.  After taking a screen recording using QuickTime, when I try to import it into iMovie or Final Cut Pro X, the entire clip is covered with this red tint.

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There is an easy fix.  Before importing the video into iMovie or Final Cut Pro, right click on the file and select “Encode Selected Video Files”.  For me its under the “Services” menu.

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Choose your preferred settings

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Now wait a few seconds or minutes, depending on how long your video is.  It will make a new version that can now be imported without any red tint or filter.  So easy!

Credit for this goes to Michael Rygaard and his video.


How to split a video clip in Final Cut Pro 10

Very easy – simply press ‘B’ and the cursor will switch to a blade icon.  Click on the clip where you want to split it, and done!  Press ‘A’ to switch back to the normal cursor.

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I couldn’t figure out how to get the blade cursor to show up in a screenshot – anyone know how to do that?

How to Sync Titanium Backup with Box account

If you’re like me, you use the Titanium Backup app (and here) to backup all your apps and data so that if you often switch phones or install now Android custom ROMs you can easily restore all your apps and their data and settings.

I’ve been using this app for years, and always just backed up to the SD card.  But if you’re phone doesn’t have an SD card, then it’s a pain to copy all the backup files to your computer before wiping your phone to install a new ROM or get a new phone.  Hence the beauty of cloud storage.

It took me forever to figure out how to sync my Titanium Backup with my Box account, because I couldn’t find it in the settings anywhere. So here’s how you do it.

First go to Menu -> Preferences and check the “Enable Box” checkbox.  You would think that next you would need to put in your credentials under the “Box Settings” button, which is what I thought, but its not there.  You need to go to ‘Schedules’ from the starting TB screen, and click ‘Add new schedule’.  Choose all the settings you want, then at the bottom under the ‘When finished’ dropdown, select ‘Sync to Box’ or the cloud storage of your choice, Dropbox, Google Drive, etc.



Now click ‘Save’, then click ‘Run’.  You will now finally see the login screen for Box where you can enter your credentials.



Hit ‘Login’ and sign in to Box, and it will run the action. We’re done!

I’m using Android 4.2.2 and TB version

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