Apple have announced updates to Final Cut Pro to 10.0.8, Motion to 5.0.7 and Compressor to 4.0.7. There's also an update to the ProApps Codecs for Quicktime to 1.0.2
A small update, but an update no less, Apple have posted Final Cut Pro 10.0.2 online. The update is available on the Mac App Store
Apple have updated their ProRes White Paper and tucked away are some interesting performance figures for Final Cut Pro X on a Retina Macbook Pro. A great read with some great explanations.
This week Apple won a patent that specifically details various collaborative media production processes. There's a lot of detail in the document too - could this be a hint of what is to come for Final Cut Pro X?
Well we are a little blown away this morning and the Apple event hasn't even started. Color Grading Central has just released LUT Utility. All FCPX editors must watch the video!
Although April is the month full of NAB news, the plugin developers out there have still been pumping out products. We take a look a the new plugins for FCPX. There just might be a coupon code as well!
A new episode of MacBreak Studio and this week we have an updated way to copy a Library without taking optimised and proxy media over.
We previewed The Touch earlier in the week and the good news is that today, Friday is the official release date. It retails for €19.95 and there's 300 gestures free for you to test it out. So get swiping!
It's not an FCPX tutorial, but it's not far off. Nice to see somebody who knows iMovie talk well about its relationship to FCPX.
It's been a bit quiet here on FCP.co for a few reasons. One of them is a bit of a reorganisation, more on that in another article. The other reason is that we have been spending a lot of time on our iPad Pro and we rather like it.
SliceX from Coremelt got a huge thumbs up from all our readers here on FCP.co. When they announced that planar tracking was going to be built in, we tracked down (sorry) Roger Bolton at NAB to give us a live FCPX demo. There's a money off offer too!
Walter Biscardi put the inaugural meeting of the Atlanta Cutters together in three weeks from scratch. He lined up demos of the top NLE's and more for the packed house.
A complete mix of tutorials from Ripple this week. Heavyweight RED workflow from Steve and audio crossfades and exploding text with Motion from Mark.
Better late than never, we just got word that this week's MacBreak Studio is out and in this episode the guys have a few surprises about Auditions up their sleeves.
Three lots of Ripple tutorials this week as the FCP.co office had a bit of a holiday last week. (The truth is we were editing flat out!) Two MacBreak Studios and a five minuter from Steve Martin.
Is it possible to apply audio fades to a group of clips all at once in FCPX? Yes, from the 10.3 update, batch cross dissolves between multiple clips has been possible, just a GUI bug gets in the way.
We had the pleasure today of attending the launch of Autodesk's Smoke 2013 for the Mac at Dream Vision Studios in Las Vegas. Not to be missed was Evan Schectman's take on the product.
A nice Christmas present if you can afford it, Autodesk has released Smoke 2013 for the Mac. Industry leading keying, nodal compositing, super-accurate tracking and 3D environments all in one app.
The use of roles within Final Cut Pro X is a very flexible way to organise media on the timeline and structure the video and audio that can be exported out. The downside is that the setting of roles on multichannel audio clips isn't straightforward or quick if you have a lot to work your way through. Charlie Austin had the same frustration and developed the free app Role-O-Matic to do the hard work for you.
Where did 'Send to Motion' go when Final Cut Pro X and Motion 5 were released? That's not a problem now as Automatic Duck has announced an upcoming application that will move clips from an FCPX timeline into Motion.
Why does an important piece of news always happen on a Friday afternoon? Yes you read the title right, Automatic Duck have posted all their XML and FCPXML translation tools for free download.
How many times have you wished that an NLE could automatically transcribe an interview for you? Well, that moment is here with the cloud based SpeedScriber service that works directly with FCPX
We feature users stories on FCP.co that are small and large. This is a large one! Award winning adverting agency 72andSunny look after brands such as adidas, ESPN, Google, Starbucks and Samsung with Cantemo Portal and Final Cut Pro X.
In this week's episode of MacBreak Studio we go back to basics, but with a twist. Learn how to replace media when you want to match action in the middle of a clip.
Let's face it, backing up is hardly the glamorous part of editing and data management, yet it is an essential one. This new $17.99 application called Backups from NP Associates will give every FCPX editor an extra safety net.
FCPX has been criticised for not having a batch export, good job we have top people on the case to make getting a bunch of sequences out of Final Cut Pro X happen fast!
A very handy application for batch exporting projects out of Final Cut Pro X in this week's MacBreak Studio. We also feature a tutorial on building timelapses in the first episode of a new FCPX podcast.
This week's episode of MacBreak Studio sounds boring, but it contains some amazing demonstartions on how powerful the database can be in FCPX. Well worth a watch and then a rewatch.
In the last of our video reports from NAB 2014 (Not bad seeing as we were not planning to do any due to lack of staff!) we talk to Peter McAuley from Boris FX who introduces us to BCC9.
You might have seen our list of free Final Cut Pro effects over on our forum, it grows every day! This template was too good to not be mentioned on our front page, an animating photo album from Robbert-Jan van der Does.
You might be familiar with Ben already as he is a regular contributor to our popular Final Cut Pro X forum right here on FCP.co. He's launched a new tutorial series on managing media for FCPX.
Making good tutorials is a lot harder than it seems. So we are really pleased to see new tutorial maker Ben Consoli kick off a new series of short videos on FCPX.
So what is the best way to import footage in Final Cut Pro X? Chris Roberts shows us his battle tested methods for ingesting footage and managing media from camera cards. Some great FCPX tips not to be missed!
One of the big stumbling blocks for the acceptance of Final Cut Pro X with professional editors has been its use on shared storage. Apple have published a white paper of Xsan Best Practices, it makes interesting reading.
Cast your mind back a year or two ago and it seemed as if everybody & their dogs were releasing light flares. Tangent has gone one step further and released a pack of flares on steroids! Did we mention we have a coupon code too?
In this weeks trio of Ripple tutorials we have Bill Davis as a guest talking about ratings and favourites. Mark also shows us how to build a falling leaf transition in Motion and we have an appearance by a dubstepping grape in a chromakey tutorial.
The newly announced Thunderbolted Intensity Extreme from Blackmagic Design is targeted at professional videographers. Small, bus powered with HDMI in & out, it will retail for €209.
In a word, cameras. Lots of them. A couple of other headlines, some interesting monitors and a copy of FCPX on the very 'Resolve & Eyeon heavy' stand. Keep reading as Resolve gets improved integration with Final Cut Pro X.
At a quick glance, you might not think this 10.1 update to Blackmagic Design's DaVinci Resolve colour grading application a big deal. Look again as the support of FCPX XML 10.1 means much more interoperability.
In the first of what we can see of a few plugin manufacturer 'consolidations', long-time plugin developer Boris FX has acquired the makers of the popular Mocha planar tracker, Imagineer Systems Ltd.
One of the oldest plugin writers for FCP, Boris FX, has updated Continuum Complete for Final Cut Pro X. You can download and use the free beta for 30 days, but there is a sting in the tail. (Or wallet!)
Boris FX have updated Soundbite to version 1.1 which brings support for FCPX. Once called 'Get' this piece of software can be invaluable for finding words or phrases in recorded media.
Boris FX has released an upgrade to the dialogue search tool Soundbite. The free Version 2.1 update brings added Final Cut Pro X support.
We have been teased with test renders and snippets of news about this plugin for a few weeks. It's been well worth the wait as mObject brings amazing 3d textured objects and text into Motion and then into Final Cut Pro X.
Two reasons for posting this video. The first is the fact that PluralEyes is a pretty amazing piece of software for synching clips and audio together. The second, well take a look after the break.
Light flares and anamorphic streaks are very popular. This new plugin from PHYX won't break the bank at $49, but it will get you those light effects on your video.
Rocket Rooster has released two budget packs of LUTs or 'Look Up Tables' that when applied to footage produce cinema style colour grades. Both are under $15.
We are always having to cut or extend music to the right length, always a lot of foot tapping, marker placing and nibbling frames away to get the perfect result. What if there was an easier and more flexible way? FCP Audio has an interesting range of music products that uses 'Soundstacks' that build music in sections.
Unlimited Filters from Picture Instruments allows a user to build looks in Photoshop and then take the LUT grades and apply them in FCPX, Adobe's Premiere Pro and After Effects.
We think this is one of those apps where you won't see the large potential workflow possibilities until you start using it. Imagenharia has launched Editoid, an app that lets you make FCPX template timelines.
If you don't visit our busy and friendly Forum, you should do, there are some very clever people pushing the software to its limits. One of them is Norb and his 3D robots.
A chessboard made out of 64 HD clips - all made possible with FCPX and a new Mac Pro. Svein Sund explains to FCP.co how he accomplished this massive project.
Building a night sky in Motion, adding an extra angle using 4K material in a FCPX multicam edit and smoothing skin in DaVinci Resolve. It's Tuesday so it's the Ripple tutorial roundup!
Want an easy way to do custom picture in picture effects in FCPX? Mark Spencer shows Steve Martin how their Callouts plugin gives editors a lot of options for overlaying video in boxes.
So just how fast can you build a slideshow in Final Cut Pro X? Doug Suiter from FCPXposure shows us, just don't blink! Plus we run through some free and commercial FCPX plugins that help to build an good looking slideshow.
Probably one of the most common graphics you'll have to build as an editor is the 'lower third.' More tips in this Macbreak Studio on how to roll your own for FCPX
Many more companies are turning to video to help build their business. Jonathan Edwards understands that and uses Final Cut Pro X to make films that get brands exposed on websites & social media. If the images look familiar, that's because Sony picked up his work for for THFKDLF as the background for their media cloud services website.
It's been a quiet few days for FCP news this week in the shadow of the US election. This gave us time to dream about our ideal FCPX edit suite if money was no object.
Slightly later in the week than normal and the victim of a false start (which has been fixed!) Steve and Mark set out to build their ultimate Final Cut Pro X system based on the new Mac Pro.
Sounds like an oxymoron, but it's perfectly possible. When we say Steve goes deep into FCPX this week, we mean it! He discovers embedded apps, one of which will burn DVDs all day long.
Time to catch up with the set of Ripple Training's tutorials. A lot to go through, from MacBreak Studios to FCPX in under 5 minutes. Plus the odd DaVinci Resolve tutorial for luck.
We got a bit busy over the last couple of days with the publication of our Tour de France article, so time to catch up with Ripple's three weekly tutorial videos.
A couple of new plugins for Final Cut Pro X in the last 48 hours. A collection of celebrational badges and a smashing (quite literally) new theme.
Some hot news that's not off the NAB show floor. Automatically track and censor faces within FCPX, Motion, Adobe After After Effects and Premiere with the new Secret Identity plugin. We are impressed, very impressed.
Ever wanted to have a bit more flexibility when it comes to the storage location of your Final Cut Pro X proxies? This clever trick from Alex in Spain opens up many more possibilities with FCPX proxy workflows.
When Final Cut Pro X was launched, there was no place for the FxScript plugin architecture that featured in FCP7. CHV Plugins has just released Text FX V2.0.0, a completely redesigned pack of text effects for Final Cut Pro X and Motion 5.
If you have any cash left over from buying Macs, iPads and iPhones on Black Friday, then you might like to check out the discounts on plugins from Cineflare
A new Final Cut Pro X plugin from CineFlare this week. It's called Discoloration and provides 40 different light damage effects to stylise video.
Thomas Szabo at Mindtransplant has emailed us to say that ClipExporter has been taken off the Mac App Store and is now free to download. It's not the end of this handy app for getting clips out of FCPX, it's the beginning of more development.
Want to export a section from a clip (or clips) out of FCPX for use in another application? ClipExporter 2 is now live, new features and it's back on the Mac App Store. Thomas Szabo explains all.
If you are going to the BVE Show this week, then you will one of the first to see a couple of exciting new tools for FCPX. Codex will be previewing two new colour correction products on their stand.
Color Grading Central have today launched a $69 effect plugin for FCPX that gives a film look to your DSLR footage
A big update to a very popular plugin. Denver Riddle from Color Grading Central has announced the launch of Color Finale Pro for Final Cut Pro X
We always watch closely when Denver Riddle from Color Grading Central launches a new product. He's just released a set of film grades as LUTs called ImpulZ. We also have a 20% off discount code for FCP.co readers.
Yes you read the title right, how to colour correct in FCPX with a roundtrip via Aperture. It's a very long trip, a very, very long trip, but if you must go...
Like it or loathe it, the color board in Final Cut Pro X is the place to go to colour correct your footage. How about being able to control it and apply grades using the keyboard? Steve and Mark explore...
Denver Riddle at Color Grading Central has been teasing us with screen grabs of his Color Finale plugin for Final Cut Pro X. Well today is the launch day and if that's not enough we also have a coupon code for $20 off the purchase price. Excited?
A couple of videos from new tutorial maker Paulus the Woodgnome. Also probably the best colour picker tip for Final Cut Pro X you'll see for a while. We certainly learnt a few things.
Up until now, there wasn't really a way to combine marked ranges, favourites, ratings and roles from different FCPX users together. MergeX, a new $49 application now allows you to do exactly that. Without duplicate clips!
Now you can combine the two different exposures videos from your 'Magic Lanterned' DSLR in Final Cut Pro X. Alex Gollner has built a free Motion effect for FCPX that will combine the frames for you.
FCP.co has a table at the evening event at the FCPX Creative Summit later this month and we would love to see you. We also have a coupon code for 50% off the admission for you to get in for just $20.
A slightly different MacBreak Studio Live this month. This time Steve Kantor joins the regulars where they take a look at Avid's Media Composer 6 and how it compares and differs from Final Cut Pro X. It's a good battle!
Philip and Greg at Intelligent Assistance have been very busy recently. They have just released a new application called Change List X that compares two FCPX projects or compound clips.
In this new episode of MacBreak Studio, Mark Spencer and Steve Martin talk about basic compositing in FCPX. You might not have a send to Motion feature, so can great greenscreen compositing be done directly in Final Cut Pro X?
Wow, when criticism of a product goes mainstream you know you're in trouble. This video isn't going to go down well in Cupertino, it did make good excellent viewing for a friday though.
With the inclusion of a 10GigE port on the back of the iMac Pro and the emergence of inexpensive 10GigE equipped NAS storage units: how do you connect them together for maximum speed and keep access to your other network devices including the internet?
The first Tuesday of the year and the guys at Ripple have published their first MacBreak Studio of 2015. How can media be in more than one place without doubling the disk space used?
One of the frustrations of publishing Master Templates from Motion 4 to FCP7 was the fact that dropzones and text entry/tracking were the only controls that transferred between the apps. With Motion 5 and FCPX that's all changed, welcome to rig building.
We are always on the lookout for different methods to control Final Cut Pro X as an alternative to our Magic Mouse with its Multi-Touch. These customisable controls from Palette are very different from the normal jog wheels and sliders on existing control surfaces.
We have been eagerly awaiting the day when we saw the first person controlling FCPX with hand gestures using Leap Motion. Well that day has arrived, standby for FCPX Minority Report style!
Christopher Hills is a young editor living in Australia, he's also an Apple Certified Pro Final Cut Pro X Level One. A great achievement, but quite outstanding when you find out he controls his Mac with just a head switch.
If you ever want to build an adjustable line or shape in Motion for use in Final Cut Pro, there is only one way to get the On Screen Controls to work. In the second part of the series on OSCs, our resident Motion expert, Fox Mahoney shows us how to control shapes in plugins for FCPX. He's also very kindly included a link to the completed template!
***Updated with more information from developers***
You will have to bear with us for this one, but it does look like you can control the color board in FCPX by using gestures on a trackpad.
Andrew McKay very kindly got in touch to tell us about a vey handy free application from Studio Network Solutions. It converts a 'Managed Library" with media stored inside the bundle into a Library with all the media stored externally. A page to bookmark!
Phil and Greg from Intelligent Assistance are two of the brightest guys out when it comes to adding functionality to FCPX, especially in the XML department! So when they sent us information about their new $19.99 app called FindrCat, we were excited to take a look.
Up until now there were two ways to get your FCPX timelines into Motion. Buy an application or painstakingly export each clip out and rebuild it layer by layer in Motion. Not any more. A new web application does the hard work for you. for free.
Moving media, not the easiest of tasks even when using the Consolidate tool inside FCPX. Reference X from Tokyocode is a new $4 app that can copy media and export the original media file paths to a CSV file.
Coremelt have added two new effects to their very popular Slice X plugin that features tracking powered by Mocha. They are also offering a discounted price on the plugin until July the 22nd.
Roger from Coremelt has very kindly given us a sneaky peak at a new plugin that is coming out this summer. PaintX is a tracked paint tool plugin that will work inside FCPX
We have seen it demoed, but today is the official release date for the updated plugin SliceX, the bezier masking tool for FCPX that now features Mocha tracking. We also have 3 copies to giveaway to lucky FCP.co readers!
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