Do you remember Apple's 10.4 presentation from the LACPUG? Afterwards three of the filmmakers from the Apple Short Film Project got to present and talk about their entry. Sam Mestman takes a look behind the scenes of the productions with the finished films and recorded presentations from that night.

Tight turnarounds are not new in television, but in feature film production, being able to see a first cut within hours of the end of shooting is nothing but remarkable. Robin Moran explains how Final Cut Pro X gave filmmaker Ismail Basbeth and his team the speed and thus the 'creative room' to perfect his production.

NAB Las Vegas Final Cut Pro X 2018

Are you going to NAB this year? If so, you will need to read this message from Sam Mestman who details exactly what is happening regarding Final Cut Pro X on and off the show floor. (And also tell you where the party will be happening!)

It has been a few weeks since the event, but we are very pleased to be able to publish the full FCPX & Motion presentation that Apple gave at the LACPUG meeting in Los Angeles on January 14th.

**The Silent Child wins the live action short Oscar**

When British actress Rachel Shenton started writing "The Silent Child" in May 2016, she could not even remotely imagine that the short movie based on her screenplay would have such a huge impact on people all over the world.

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.

We all love free effects and our #FreeEffectFriday posts are always popular, so why not? As it's a Friday, here's a collection of some great free FCPX effects!

Ming Lai's story about the post production of his latest feature documentary 'Visions of Warriors' is one that we are sure we will hear again a lot more in the future. Quite simply, how Final Cut Pro X made it easy for the director to finish a film without the need of an editor or expensive equipment. All in 4K as well.

We usually announce the FCPX Tours a few weeks in advance. But the Tour that took place on February 3rd in Madrid did not need any promotion at all. Just one day after the event was mentioned on the FCPX Tour website and on finalcutpro.es, all 236 seats in the Cineteca movie theater were taken and there was a waiting-list of people hoping for last-minute cancellations.

Has the tide turned? It seems more and more are discovering that FCPX is really the fastest and best way to get content ingested, edited and outputted. YouTuber Levi Allen AKA Leftcoast gave himself 24 hours to make the switch. Why did he change NLEs? His video tells all.

Apple has made a big point of mentioning their continuing support of the ‘Pro User’ over the last six months. We understand, but the best way they will target new pro users is by officially attending the two big trade shows of the year.

MacBook Pro, Final Cut Pro X and the LA Film Community Boost Local Productions. A great FCPX user story that shows there really is no barrier to shooting and editing your own high quality film.

Following up on his article last week, Adam Schoales now posts about his latest project. This time it's a special cinema spot shot at 6K on a RED Helium and cut on Final Cut Pro X of course!