crafty

Life is about timing and when Apple launch a revolutionary new product, you are not going to get many column inches attributed to yours. This happened to CrumplePop, so let's give them a bit of space to promote their cool new DIY titles effects for Final Cut Pro. Video and links after the break.

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*** Updated 23rd February with news of a fix from Matrox ***

We do let our editor out every now and then on paying freelance jobs, he does need to see daylight once a month! This weekend he was working for the BBC and came across an output level mismatch with the Matrox MXO2 and Final Cut Pro.

fcp8_rumour

There have been a few rumours that we have stumbled across about an FCP8 update but nothing we could really peg any thing on. Not any more, Techcrunch has stuck its head out and published.

Have you ever wondered what it takes to edit a one-hour episode of television? Here is a short time lapse video of the editing process for episode 416 of the NBC series "Chuck.

openfootage

You've got to love all those people who contribute so selflessly to the Open Source community, and we're big fans of Austria's Markus Huber who runs OpenFootage.Net, it's an open source stock footage library. There's free timelapse videos, textures and more for your productions. What more could you want? More after the break.

We are having a bit of an audio day here at FCP.co towers. We spotted this video when researching the compliance plugin and found out how a poor method of measuring audio is employed in Final Cut Pro.

Eyeheight have released complianceSuiteFC - a set of professional broadcast filter and generator plug-ins for Apple Final Cut Studio and Final Cut Express. The idea is that this package takes care of all your compliance issues, but with a retail price of £695, or £795 for sister product KARMaudioAU it seems a little bit outside the normal price range of the FCP eco system. More after the break.

Jorgen Escher made this FCP plugin in a response to a cry for help from Marvels Film. The plugin has been designed to battle the disturbing problem of micro-moiré which appeared after a Canon 5D MkII shoot. Micro-moiré manifests itself as red/blue color streaks and pixels that appear in natural and irregular patterns, such as hair, water and grass. Download details after the break.

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Joel and Ethan Coen are well known for co-producing, co-writing and co-directing. Although their co-editing style is perhaps less well known, they are firm believers in the powers of FCP. More on True Grit's post-production process after the break.

Supermeet_FCP

Crikey is it that time of year again? It only seems a few months ago that we were standing amongst friends and peers at the last Supermeet in Vegas. Ticket time has come around again and the early bird tickets for this years event have just gone on sale today.

A brand new plugin from the people who bought you Motype and Nodes. Yanobox today released 'Barcode' a free generator for Final Cut Pro, Motion, After Effects and Final Cut Express which lets you generate and animate EAN 13 barcodes, with unique and unexpected results. (Updated 15/2/11 Tutorial posted)

NYC_for_Final_Cut

Well we had to do a bit of a double take when we saw this. For $39.99 you can download this app from the Mac App Store today and use New York stock footage immediately. Disruptive distribution? I'm impressed.

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When the Oscars hit on Feb 27th, Apple may not go on stage to receive an award but it will be well represented by award winners. In the Documentary Feature and Short categories 9 out of 10 of this year's nominees used Final Cut Studio in making their films.