Sometimes some of the best tips are the simplest and this is one of them. Did you know that your exported Final Cut Pro X movies are searchable by their tags in Spotlight?
Ever lose an FCPX library somewhere on your hard drive? This week's MacBreak Studio will show you a trick to get them all organised. Plus we take a look at the first part of a tutorial on building superhero titles.
We reported on the release of FindrCat back in November. Now Phil And Greg from Intelligent Assistance have released FindrCat Pro. This is an in app purchase in FindrCat that now keeps FCPX metadata when round tripping through Finder.
We all know about the workflow used on the feature film Focus. But what about the directors' next film that they are working on? Kevin Bailey gives an insight into how the Hollywood feature film Fun House is organising its footage in FCPX.
We haven't been attending BVE this week. That's because we have been testing out the hottest new storage product from LumaForge called 'JellyFish.' It's small, fast and got GigE or 10GigE tentacles to share media across clients. It is also very affordable.
Hot off the uploads is the first third party test we have seen of the new Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera. The footage was edited in Final Cut Pro X and graded in Resolve. The video and more details shamelessly scraped off Vimeo after the break.
As NAB draws near, the announcements start. Three of the speakers who will present on stage at the Faster Together event have just been announced. It is going to be well worth attending!
The free plugin writers have been busy over the last couple of weeks and have come up with some cracking new free FCPX effects. All new, all free. Plus some free generators that have just sneaked in!
We have had many emails from people asking when the next set of tutorials would be available from Color Grading Central. The next five of these superb videos are now posted after the break.
We didn't expect to get emails saying what happened to last week's Free Effect Friday, so let's put that right and get up to date. Five free effects to catch up with.
Another week has elapsed and there is another collection of free FCPX effects and templates to download for #freeeffectfriday. Transitions, filter effects and a title, all for zero dollars!
Do you use a stereo microphone when recording interviews and get a wandering audio image in FCPX? This new plugin from CrumplePop centres your audio automatically.
Using the restore function in Final Cut Pro 7 saved many a bad file, but what happens when you get a corrupted FCPX file? In this unmissable episode of MacBreak Studio, you'll learn how to repair a file that stops FCPX from opening.
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A plugin that will appeal to event videographers, Flash Remover Pro will repair those annoying half frame flashes that can mar a special moment.
This week on MacBreak Studio the guys look at building 3D text in Final Cut Pro X that you can fly through.
A superb user story about the shooting and then editing (on FCPX) of a series of corporate films about fly fishing in Iceland. Lots of material, lots of formats, so how did Final Cut Pro X perform?
It only seemed a story away that we were talking about customising titles in Final Cut Pro X. SquidFX have done exactly that with this new effect for FCPX, it's on special offer too.
You can't say that Michael Horton doesn't have the best guests at the LACPUG meetings! In a recent meetup, Jan Kovac, the editor on the Hollywood feature Focus took part in a thirty minute Q&A session.
As we have been a bit hardware-centric over the last week or so, this story takes us right back to the craft. Sven Pape is publishing regular videos on how he's cutting a film - on FCPX of course!
We first saw this a few days ago and to be honest were slightly put off by the sparse website. There is nothing like a fresh demo to prove a point and here the author shows off the script exporting RED material out of Final Cut Pro X and into After Effects.
We have been accused of being Canon biased on FCP.co. Not so. It's just that there seems to be more people shooting video on Canons than Nikon DSLRs. So when we saw this video, we thought we would post it on the front page.
Back to a full week in the office and what could be better than four great Final Cut Pro X tutorials hot off YouTube. Thomas Grove Carter shows us his tips, tricks and shortcuts when he uses FCPX to edit an Audi commercial.
Another #freeeffectfriday although we should really call it free effect fortnight as we didn't post last week. Nevermind, time to catch up as we have four great new free Final Cut Pro X plugins to download.
The last new FCPX plugin post of the year belongs to new designer TangentFX. They have just released four brand new reasonably priced plugins onto the market.
It is already a bumper month for FCPX plugins and these four new products from Reelpath, Nattress and Pixel Film Studios get added to the list today. Moving picture in picture effects, bouncing and shatter transitions and a good 'ol film look.
Four sets of plugins have been released for Final Cut Pro X over the last week or so. They seem to follow a theme of light transitions and overlays.
Hot on the heels of their recent notification of over 150 new features for their video review and approval service update that will arrive in the Summer, Frame.io has just announced 'Watch folders for macOS'. This allows the high sped transfer of files such as dailies though a MacOS menubar app.
Right from the launch, we have always been a big fan of Frame.io, the online video review and commenting service. For NAB 2018, they are previewing a new version with over 150 improvements.
Frame.io has just released a standalone application for Final Cut Pro X that allows editors to easily publish full timelines or clips to their web based viewing and approval service.
We have always been big fans of the client review service Frame.io. So we are especially pleased to see a big update to the online based client review and comment service.
From the day of its release, Frame.io the cloud based review & collaboration platform has had great user reviews. It even got top billing on Apple's App Store page. Now there's a couple of updates that add more functionality and they've also published some interesting user numbers.
A 54 minute film made from another person's YouTube channel? How could this be possible? First of all you have to find a channel with lots of content, then you use the power of keyword ranges in Final Cut Pro X.
When we saw that building effects using rigging in Motion was possible, we didn't think it would be long before more complex designs were posted. This aperture effect is a good example.
Alex Gollner, a regular here on FCP.co has posted a free 8 point garbage matte filter. Always a handy tool for matting out unwanted objects and you can't beat free!
You might have visited our growing list of free Final Cut Pro X effects on our Forum, but we thought this one was worth a special mention. A free BBC specification title & action safe layer, definitely worth a bookmark.
If there is one request we hear over and over again at FCP.co towers, it's "Please bring back Free Effect Friday." So we thought why not! A bunch of free Final Cut Pro X plugins for you to download.
Are you shooting on the Blackmagic Cinema Camera or using a DSLR with a flat picture profile? These two new free plugins from Coremelt will help get the start point on your grading right.
We love free tutorials for Final Cut Pro X and there seems to be more people making them every month. We take a look a the ones that caught our eye, make sure you have a large coffee ready!
We can only guess at the success of FCPX as we don't have any statistics on the number of copies that Apple has sold. Judging by the number of free tutorials posted online however, there's a rapidly growing user base out there.
What NLE does YouTuber Michelle Phan use to edit her videos on for the successful YouTube channel Ipsy? Final Cut Pro X of course! Her beauty and fashion company has put together a collection of short FCPX tutorials to help other YouTubers & social media posters. Be warned- old-time editors who don't want to learn, this is your wake up call!
Coremelt has just released an update to the image stabilising plugin Lock & Load. As part of the pack they are offering a free Final Cut Pro X fisheye fixer plugin for GoPro Hero 3 cameras.
How does a free one hour tutorial on FCPX to get you started sound? This offer comes from Michael Wohl who has announced his range of Final Cut Pro training videos. He also has some intersting comments about our new NLE.
There are two stories here, three new FCPX plugins including Light Sabres, Blaster Bolts and Star Wars style wipes and the fact that the plugin writers are aged 10 and 12!
Normally we are posting filters for skin smoothing and not making people look uglier! Just in time for Halloween, Digital Anarchy have kindly let loose Ugly Box, a filter for enhancing bad skin.
Ronny Courtens takes a look at the new update to Merge X - An application for Final Cut Pro X users that allows the merging of events without loss of logging data or duplication of media.
Not many details about this customisable waving flag template from Sight-Creations. Does exactly what it says on the tin, demo video and download link after the break.
We have had English graphic manuals for Final Cut Pro X 10.3, we have had a German graphic manual, so we thought it's only fair to mention the latest manual update for French editors.
Michael Padilla from VisualMasterpiece got in contact with us as his latest showreel was edited completely in Final Cut Pro X. Impressive stuff and we've even got a BTS video on how they shoot a wedding.
Near-live broadcast editing is one of the craziest jobs in our business. You constantly work under high pressure, ingesting, organizing, editing and finishing you program while the event is still going on. And your edit needs to be ready to air as quickly as possible while you have to comply with the highest quality standards. This requires a well-oiled team of very experienced people using hardware and software that is both fast and absolutely reliable. Because there are no excuses.
Today, March 24th is the theatrical release of Bokeh, an independent feature about a young couple on holiday in Iceland who wake up one morning to find that everybody else has disappeared. The co-writer/director and editor Geoffrey Orthwein takes us through the post production of the movie on Final Cut Pro X.
The awards keep on coming! This time San Diego based M2 Digital Post picked up three Emmy Awards for their spot for Wings-N-Things. One part of Final Cut Pro X made the post production easy!
The Final Cut Pro X series of live events grows at an amazing pace! This time Ronny Courtens tells us about the recent sold-out event in Barcelona.
Noise Industries were the only plugin company to have products that worked with FCPX on the day it was released. The new version of FxFactory is ready for that Lion OS X 10.7 and Final Cut Pro X combination. Tutorials after the break.
It didn't take long for the peripherals to start echoing the Mac Pro design. G-Technology announced three new products at NAB2014, two of which were black, curved and fast!
A wonderful short film from Chris Mckechnie about a boy wanting to become a park ranger for a day at Yosemite. Shot on 2 RED Epics (one of them mounted on a Movi) and all edited in Final Cut Pro X.
We were so pleased whilst watching this video of Gary Adcock from the recent IBC 2011 show in Amsterdam. Right from the off, he gets Final Cut Pro X and his 15 minutes is well worth a view.
FCP.co had a bit of an outing to the SuperMeet in London last night. On stage Todd Prives showed the crowd 'Edge', a new $299 plugin with built in presets to give your footage an instant grade.
EVR X is an inexpensive app that turns EXIF camera data into keywords for video files in Final Cut Pro X. They can then be searched, sorted and even turned into Smart Collections.
Want more horsepower for your Mac Pro to run Final Cut Pro X and other GPU heavy applications faster? This tutorial shows you how to install a beefy PC GeForce GTX570 HD 2560MB graphics card into your Mac. Adobe fans take note, the CUDA drivers will help speed up Premiere and After Effects.
It's a quiet time for the FCPX community, so an ideal time to give a small plugin developer a bit of help. A new pack of Lens Filters from Jon Belew with a discount for FCP.co readers.
Announced whilst we were all busy with NAB, this new $49 plugin from Reelpath generates fluid simulations in Final Cut Pro X and Motion.
Now that the interoperability between Final Cut Pro X and Blackmagic's DaVinci Resolve has been announced, we are sure many editors are going to be looking at this combination to grade their projects. Patrick Inhofer takes us on a 2 hour Resolve catch up course.
More and more people are consuming videos on mobile devices withe the sound off. This new set of FCPX plugins helps annotate 16:9 and square videos online to get the message across.
The deluge of new plugins post NAB continues. New releases include a utility plugin for getting the timing right when editing to a script and a couple of new free plugins from Andy Mees.
Moving up a level from the Ken Burns moves is the technique of modifying and animating layers of a photo for 'The Kid Stays in the Picture' effect. What it is, and how to do it in this new MacBreak Studio episode.
Brian Cassin goes in to great detail about how he efficiently edits a gameshow on FCPX. By using Final Cut Pro X and Lumberjack to pre-edit a season of High School Quiz Show, he saves hours, if not days of edit time.
A couple of great tips from our Forum. Get a bigger timecode window with FCPX and also an application to enable, disable and remove effects.
In this week's episode of MacBreak Studio, Steve Martin shows how to pull a good key using green screen media in Final Cut Pro X. One click does a lot, but there's a lot more...
The recent Protune update that increases the bit rate on GoPro cameras has led to sharper, more saturated pictures. CrumplePop has released HDR for GoPro, a $49 plugin for Final Cut Pro X that can use all the extra data to give footage that high dynamic range look.
So do you think you know Final Cut Pro X well enough to be able to sit the certification exam? Here is a way of checking.
Intelligent Assistance have launched their import translator, Project X27. It does exactly what it says on the tin by allowing the conversion of Final Cut Pro X projects into Final Cut Pro 7 sequences.
Wes Plate from Automatic Duck presented his new product Ximport AE at the recent Los Angeles Creative Pro User Group. Wes showed the audience how to get FCPX timelines into After Effects and also recounts some great NLE history. Well worth a watch with your morning latte for half an hour!
A thread appeared on our forum over the weekend on the possibility of taking iMovie projects off an iPad or iPhone and into FCPX. It's possible and we post the steps you'll need to take.
We have often looked at the animated globe maps in iMovie and wished they could have been included in FCPX. Thanks to a clever trick, you can have access to the maps and globes directly in Final Cut Pro X without having to re-render each one out as a movie.
Do all the old versions of Final Cut with manuals really add up to 17kg? The dumping of the boxes got us thinking though, what should we do to prepare for FCPX?
You've finished a short film but need to have some VFX applied to a few shots in your FCPX timeline. Now you can export the clips you need as reference movies, with handles using ClipExporter.
Two plugins in two days isn't a bad record for Tokyo so far this month! Chrominator is a $49 plugin for Final Cut Pro X that takes a logo or text and adds a glossy bevelled edge.
When Google Drive was announced yesterday, everybody just thought it was just a similar product to Dropbox with competitive pricing. For us video editors, there's a lot more to it than just file sharing. Is this the future?
So how do you get your GoPro footage into Final Cut Pro X at the moment? Import from the card and convert? Quick, but not the best as the new GoPro Studio 2 application does a lot more.
Larry says your eyes lie to you and if you want to colour correct or grade properly, then you need to fire up the 'scopes in FCPX. That's exactly what he does and he also shares some great skin tone percentage range tips at the end too.
In rather a shock move to us, Hamburg PRO Media has withdrawn its FCPX products from sale. Why? Have they been bought and if so, who would buy them?
Where were you seven years ago today? We were huddled over a laptop scratching our heads looking at Final Cut Pro 10.0. Things have changed a lot since then and now we have a stable, mature NLE that competitors are having to copy.
It has been a long six years from that day in June 2011 when everybody opened up FCPX for the first time. Many updates, over 2,000,000 seats sold and a growing ecosystem later, things have changed. A lot.
It started off with a few late night tweets a couple of days ago about a possible price rise of Final Cut Pro X on the UK App Store. We have to admit we're slightly confused, so please chip in with your global findings.
We love Final Cut Pro X user stories here on FCP.co, especially when they feature a specific workflow. In this article, Brian King runs through his process and techniques for editing a music video on FCPX.
The Mavericks upgrade and FCPX has worked for the majority of users, others have had a few problems. Risking a Betteridge style answer, have we overlooked a feature in Mavericks that could help all users who want fast shared storage?
Hot off the press from our friends, Felipe Baez and Jasper Siegers, is the announcement of the acquisition of FCPX collaborative tool Postlab by Hedge.
Want to change the perception of Final Cut Pro X amongst the broadcast and video production industries? Well you can help by doing something very simple.
You can't beat a good Hitler spoof when you want to parody some new situation, and the bunker rant scene from 'Downfall' is a particular YouTube favourite. Put together Hitler with FCPX and you've got an explosive situation. And when he calms down and considers the benefits, even the führer can see the awesome rendering possibilities. We particularly liked the bit about clip-collision.
Nobody is really surprised anymore to hear that yet another feature film has been edited on Final Cut Pro 10. But when Lance Bachelder posted a message saying he had used Final Cut on his latest production, he got my attention. Why? Because I knew that, although Lance has always had an open mind towards the new Final Cut Pro, he did not want to use it for his professional work. Until now...
We all now know that FCPX can edit Hollywood feature films, but the tools it provides are there for every production, large or small. Holodad is a science fiction film made on a budget, but big on the special effects. It has also been made a Kickstarter Staff Pick.
What did you think you were going to do today? If like us, you start watching this excellent end to end Final Cut Pro X film editing masterclass, you'll find yourself still at your computer an hour and a half later. This detailed, fast paced demo is essential viewing.
Chris Culp decided to film himself editing on Final Cut Pro and then compress that down into a one minute video. It made us think of two things. 1: Editors don't move much during the day and 2: There are many different ways to control FCP. What's yours?
When Mike Fernandes from NBC got in touch to tell us that Emmy winning NBC show George to the Rescue gets cut on FCPX, we had to know more. Mike very kindly lets us in on his workflow and equipment setup for the show. Even we were picking up tips!
Has anybody said to you "Is FCPX different from FCP7" and you've had to try to describe the vast changes in the new version? This video might help.
The community behind FCPX is like no other NLE. An example of this is the help filmmaker Emmanuel Tenenbaum received when editing his short film 'Sans Plomb.' The film has just been awarded a Staff Pick on Vimeo to go along with its many film festival showings.
In this presentation from FCPX World at IBC, Christian Petterson from VGTV Norway explains why they exclusively use Final Cut Pro X to produce hundreds of hours of content each year for different online and linear television channels, including a 24/7 news channel.
Take five teams of filmmakers, give them iPhones to shoot on, Final Cut Pro X running on shared storage to edit with and 36 hours to complete a three minute film. Sam Mestman tells us about We Make Movies' latest community film project.
Did we ever think that we would write a headline that included naked swimming and Final Cut Pro X? No we didn't, but this story from Matt Holder gave us the ideal opportunity to do exactly that. Essential reading if you shoot and edit quick turnaround edits for social media. An FCPX user story au naturel!
Amanda Burns from the Florida Atlantic University put a post on our Forum about using FCPX across multiple workstations on a SAN. We asked her for some screen grabs and thought her experiences would make an excellent front page story.
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