MBS 19 5 2015

Two tutorials from the Ripple guys this week, both use 3D. Make a 3D countdown slate in FCPX and build 3D logos in Motion.

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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.

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Well would you know, two days after suggesting Apple might publish an update to FCPX, they have just announced new versions, Final Cut Pro X 10.2.1 and Motion 5.2.1.

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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.

fcpx 10 2 bugs

As much as we love the 10.2 update to Final Cut Pro X, it isn't perfect. The new additions such as the 3D Text titles are lovely, but the update also brought a range of bugs. Here a a few of the annoying ones!

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Adam Scholes was given the task of editing a promo for the Canadian series Canada's Smartest Person. Although the show was cut on Avid, he turned to FCPX to get the job done. Here are the lessons he learned.

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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.

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Alex Snelling has just published a free eBook that compares editing with Final Cut Pro 7 on an old Mac Pro to FCPX on a new Mac Pro. So when somebody says to you why should they use FCPX rather than Final Cut Pro X, you now have a whole book of answers and statistics to quote them.  

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We are back from NAB2015 with a disk full of interesting storage and expansion products. From the thin flash drives right up to the old Mac Pro sized new Mac Pro enclosure, there was a lot to see. 

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It seemed to us that the big Final Cut Pro X news was actually happening off the show floor. Luckily we had our photographer there to cover the events. can you spot yourself?

FCPWORKS Presentation NAB 2015

In case you hadn't heard about them or can't get to Las Vegas this year, FCPWORKS has been taping their Final Cut Pro X presentations. Just in is their keynote speech from Sam Mestman

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With all the news about the FCPX update, the NAB 2015 show floor got pushed out of the limelight. We were at both press conferences, so time to catch up.

PreNAB Editors lounge panel

You know that NAB is only a couple of days away when the Editors Lounge videos get published. Some great industry news and opinions in the videos, but don't shout at the screen as we did!