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How To: Use green screens in Final Cut Pro

Here is a Final Cut Studio software suite tutorial on how to use the green screen function in Final Cut Pro. Footage that has been shot on a green screen can be brought in and isolated with Chroma Key settings. Once you have your subject removed from the green screen background, you are ready to apply hundreds of effects and transitions in Final Cut Pro.

How To: Check blood pressure

In this video we learn how to check blood pressure. First, ensure that the patient is relaxed the cuff is empty of all air. The arm should be held at the level of the heart. The doctor will then start to pump air into the cuff to inflate it. The doctor will do this until the pulse is not felt anymore. The pressure of the cuff will start to raise, then they will slowly reduce the air from the cuff. The doctor will listen to the flow of blood through the artery as the air is leaving the cuff. N...

How To: Remove false eyelashes painlessly

In this tutorial, we learn how to remove false eyelashes painlessly. First, you will need to have your false lashes on the top on bottom (or where you applied them), then grab a Q-Tip and makeup remover liquid. Next, take the Q-Tip and dip it into the makeup remover on the tip. Then, brush the tip of it onto the real eyeline where the eyelash is connected to the false eyelash. Let this soak in for a few seconds, then gently peel the false lash back from the real lash. Do this for both the top...

How To: Remove brown spots from your skin

In this video, we learn how to remove brown spots from your skin. These develop over time on your hands and face. First, you will need to buy sunscreen and use this as often as possible when you go outside. Next, you need a bleach cream that will stop the body from making extra brown pigment. Also a topical treatment will work with the bleach cream that will peel off the layers that are holding the brown spots. If none of these work, you can see your dermatologist and have them removed perman...

How To: Replace a power lock on a Ford Excursion

This video tutorial belongs to the Autos, Motorcycles & Planes category which is going to show you how to replace a power lock on a Ford Excursion. This activity is neither easy nor cheap. But, you will save a lot of money if you do it yourself. Before starting you got to remove the side paneling, speakers, outside door handle and insulation. Then you remove the door lock system. Remove the cable connectors and replace the solenoid unit. Now you can check that the power lock is working and th...

How To: Draw an anime ninja cat

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw an anime ninja cat. Start off by drawing a circle at the top of the page, followed by two cat eyes, one going into the left side of the face. Next, draw a cat ear on the side of the face on both sides, then remove the head line from one ear. Next, draw in a small circular body with a round bottom. Next to this, draw the arm and legs to the ninja cat. Make pants and shoes on the cat, as well as a belt. To finish this drawing, erase any lines that can be r...

How To: Remove the front case from a G5 iMac

In this how-to video, you will learn how to remove the front case of an iMac G5. First, lay the case on its back. Remove the screws in order to get the ram bay cover off. Once this is done, pull on the release tabs to remove the ram modules. Next, remove the torx screws on the bottom side of the casing. Once these are removed, work your way around the casing to remove the front from the back. Do not pull too far as you might damage the wires to the camera. Unplug the camera once you are able ...

How To: Enable or disable cookies in Mozilla Firefox

In this Computers & Programming video tutorial you will learn how to enable or disable cookies in Mozilla Firefox. Open up Mozilla Firefox, go to tools > options and click on ‘privacy’ tab. Under the cookies section uncheck ‘accept cookies from sites’ and click OK. This will disable cookies. To remove cookies from your computer, open up Mozilla Firefox, go to tools > options and click on ‘privacy’ tab. Under the cookies section, click on ‘show cookies’. All the cookies will be...

How To: Remove the hard disk drive (HDD) from a G5 iMac

In this how to video, you will learn how to remove your hard drive from an iMac G5. First, open the cover of your iMac. There will be torx screws that have to be removed from the left hand side of the hard drive. Once this is done, you will have to unplug the two cables located on the bottom of the drive. From here, remove the hard drive up and out. Unscrew the screws attaching a bracket to the hard drive. Once this is done, you can swap in your old drive for a new one, or make modifications ...

How To: Remove the speaker assembly from a G5 iMac

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to remove the speakers on a G5 i-Mac computer. In order to remove the speakers, user will need to first remove the ambient light sensor. Remove the 2 torx 6 screws and remove the middle bracket. Now on each speaker, users will need to remove 2 torx 8 screws. Once the screws are removed, the speakers simply slide out of place. Under the right speaker, there will be a cable that will need to be unplugged from the logic board. This video will benefit tho...

How To: Build a DIY electromagnet for cheap

This video shows the viewer how to make an electromagnet using common items. This is done using a broken microwave, a spool, a cordless drill, a battery and a coat hanger. The microwave transformer is dismantled and the enamel insulated wire is removed. Using the cordless drill the wire is then coiled around the spool. The iron coat hanger should then be cut into small pieces and placed in the middle of the spool. It should be secured tightly. The battery was then connected to the wired coile...

How To: Cut up a pineapple for a healthy snack

This is a video that demonstrates how to cut up a pineapple for a healthy snack. She places the pineapple on it's side and then cuts one end off and then the other. She then stands the pineapple up and cuts around until all the outer part of the pineapple is gone. She slices down the side of the pineapple in strips, turning it after each strip is removed. She then cuts the pineapple in half. She then cuts it again and removes the core, doing that to both of the larger pieces of pineapple. She...

How To: Replace a door or window screen

Ron Hazelton describes how to replace a screen in a door or window. The screen is held in the frame by a vinyl cord that can be removed with a knife. Lift the old screen out of the frame. With the new screen on a flat surface, using the frame as a template, cut the new screen a half-inch larger than the frame all around. Cut 45-degree notches in the screen at each corner. Place the screen evenly on the frame. Press the cord back into the groove on the sides first, then the top and bottom. Fin...

How To: Create a crazy ketchup packet water bottle experiment

This video displays a very interesting experiment or magic trick involving the concepts of density and buoyancy. You will need an empty plastic bottle with its label removed, some water, and a ketchup packet. Using the concepts of pressure and density, this video demonstrates an interesting experiment which can also double as an interesting party trick; by squeezing a full water bottle, you can cause the ketchup packet to rise and sink in the bottle at your whim. This video is an interesting ...

How To: Remove wallpaper quickly & easily

Getting that wallpaper down is not near as bad as people think it is. Here is a four step process for getting that old wallpaper off quickly and easily. Use a wallpaper perforating tool to make hundreds of holes in the wallpaper. Just roll the tool over the wall and it will make little holes in the wallpaper. Next put a gallon and a half of hot water in a garden sprayer and add to it an enzyme based wallpaper stripper. Spray on the wallpaper stripper starting at the top of the wall. Make sure...

How To: Make a bowl from recycled paper

In this video, Liz Grotyohann demonstrates how to make decorative bowls from recycled paper. The materials required for the purpose a bowl shaped mold, a blender, a basin of water, a tray, a paper making tool, a sponge, some cloth and any kind of household waste paper like paper bags or junk mail. Liz prefers to use compressed packaging material and lines the bowls with old maps. She wets the map and covers the bowl with it. Pieces of brown paper are put in a blender with water and blended to...

How To: Repair and seal an asphalt driveway

An asphalt driveway looks good when new but over time, wear and tear will show. This video by Lowes.com shows you how to clean, repair and reseal your driveway to maintain it and make it last. Before starting the job, check the weather for a few dry days. Tools and materials needed are listed highlighting safety equipment to be used and precautions to be taken. Weeds, stains and dirt are removed and a low pressure is used to rinse the driveway clean. Crack sealant is used to repair smaller cr...

How To: Build a universal motion alarm to protect your home

This video shows us the method to make a universal motion alarm to protect your home. You will need a reed switch with an alternating contact, a 9V battery with a battery clip, a switch, a buzzer, a small plastic box and a magnet. When a magnet is brought near the reed switch, it switches to the other contact and the switch is open. If the magnet is removed, the switch is closed and the buzzer starts ringing. Make the circuit with correct polarity for battery and the buzzer. Make a hole in th...

How To: Build a fire pit out of cinder blocks

In this how-to video, you will learn how to build a fire pit. This will be useful if you want to enhance your backyard. You will need the required fire pit tools such as 55 york blocks, 25 wall caps, two tubes of masonry adhesive, ten 50 pound bags of crushed rock, 6 50 pound bags of decorative rocks, and one metal fire ring. First determine the layout of the pit. Lay the blocks to the layout and adjust for a tight fit. Use a shovel to mark where the soil and grass will be removed. Remove the...

How To: Repair and replace the DVD drive in your XBox 360

In this how-to video, you will learn how to repair and replace an optical drive in an Xbox 360. This will be helpful if your current optical drive does not work anymore. Remove the drive from the actual Xbox. Also remove the chrome tray from the old drive. Take the screwdriver and remove the screws of the cover. Push the black tab, allowing the board to be removed fro the drive. Do the same with all the other cables. Now, do the same with the new drive. Replace the old board and reconnect the...

How To: Take Screenshots & Save as JPEG in Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard or Lower

This video demonstrates how easy it is to take a screenshot with shortcuts in Mac OS X. Pressing Command-Shift-3 will take a screenshot of the entire screen, while Command-Shift-4 will let you take a screenshot of just a selected area of the screen instead. For the latter, once you use the shortcut, your mouse pointer will turn into crosshairs, and you would click on one point of the screen, then drag and release your mouse to take a capture of the selected area.

How To: Content-Aware scale and create 3D objects in Photoshop

Pixel Perfect is the "perfect" show to help you with your Photoshop skills. Be amazed and learn as master digital artist Bert Monroy takes a stylus and a digital pad and treats it as Monet and Picasso do with oil and canvas. Learn the tips and tricks you need to whip those digital pictures into shape with Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. In this episode, Ben shows you how to content-Aware scale and create 3D objects in Photoshop.

How To: Cook classic Mexican style breakfast chilaquiles

Looking for a simple way to spice up breakfast? Join Todd Coleman, Saveur magazine's food editor, as he makes this south-of-the-border breakfast classic originally created to use up day-old tortillas. Todd makes his own crisp chips using 365 Everyday Value® Organic Corn Tortillas which add rustic flavor and texture when tossed with roasted tomato sauce, sautéed chorizo and chipotle peppers en adobo. Easy to make and sure to please, this version of chilaquiles will add sizzle to any weekday br...

How To: Make a panzanella salad with crab and avocado

This week's recipe is a Secret Ingredient team favorite. Not only is it a brilliant use for leftover bread, it's a lively salad of peppery arugula tossed in roasted tomato vinaigrette, topped with toasted goat cheese and generously garnished with Whole Catch™ Wild Caught Crab. Summer salads don't get much better than this!

How To: Insert a heel when knitting a sock

Stay tuned for this knitting instructional video on inserting a heel for a knitted sock. This is a very large scale knitted sock. It's going to be a felted Christmas stocking. The knitting is finished except for inserting the heel. The knitting technique demonstrated is exactly the same for a more normal, human-size knitted sock. It's also the same technique used to insert a pocket in a sweater.

How To: Take apart the Microsoft Zune HD

This video shows you how to take apart a Microsoft Zune HD. To take it apart, you will need a tri-wing screwdriver. Using the screwdriver, remove the four screws at the corners. Once the screws are removed, you can easily remove the back cover. To remove the bottom cover, slide it off with your fingers. Next use a T5 screwdriver to remove the three screws, one on each side and one in the middle. There is one more tiny screw near the bottom that has to be removed. Using a prying tool to remove...

How To: Take Apart Your PS3 to Clean the Lens

This video shows how to take apart a Play Station 3 (PS3) in order to clean the disc reading lens. First locate the sticker that says "void if removed" and remove the plastic cover from this point with a screw driver. Once this cover is removed there is a second cover which is removed by unscrewing the nine screws which hold it into place and rotating the cover towards the front of the device. Disconnect the disc housing on the right by pulling out the smaller cable then remove the five screw...

How To: De-Hull leafy sprouts

In order to de-hull leafy bean sprouts, you will need a salad spinner. The type of salad spinner you use will make a big difference. Separate the sprouts. Work your way through the sprouts. Separate them as much as you can.

How To: Upholster a full occasional chair

This is a demonstration of how to upholster full an occasion chair. First the seat upholster is removed carefully. The new cloth is cut accordingly to the shape. The edges are folded and stitched. The cloth is spread over the seat, tucked under the hand rest stretched to the bottom and nailed. For the hand rest a rectangular cloth of required color is cut. A piece of foam is spread over the hand rest and covered with the upholstery cloth and stapled at the sides and bottom. The back rest is r...