Ripple Training's library keeps on growing, this time they tackle compositing in FCPX. Don't forget their special 15% discount coupon for anything from their site is still running.
This is well timed because as editors are becoming more comfortable with FCPX, they are likely to tackle more complex jobs. In the new tutorial that is split into 10 lessons with a total runtime of 75 minutes, Mark Spencer builds a demo commercial for us. All the media and a finished timeline are supplied with the tutorial so you can follow the exact steps needed to build the project yourself. It's going to be an interesting watch to see how FCPX stands up to multiple layering composites.
"Compositing in Final Cut Pro X teaches you the fundamentals of keying, compositing, animation and targeted color correction as you build a finished commercial. Taught by Motion expert Mark Spencer, you'll learn how to properly evaluate a keyed image, how to correct problems in the shot, and what key parameters produce the best results. Learn how to effectively utilize Compound Clips, Masks, Keyframes and the Color Board to improve and enhance the visuals and put to use Final Cut Pro's extensive library of Generators, Titles, and Sound Effects. Upon completion of this tutorial, you'll have a deeper understanding of what can be accomplished using the compositing tools build right into Final Cut Pro X."
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They have also published three short extracts from the Compositing in Final Cut Pro X course to give you an idea of what goes into building up a complex compositing project in FCPX.