Adam Schoales has a regular job every year of putting together a short 'highlights' film of the last night of the Toronto International Film Festival. This year, he thought he would do a screen capture of the 10 hour Final Cut Pro X edit process - and then speed it up to 10 minutes!
If you've spent any time in Final Cut Pro X discussion forums, then you've probably run across posts by Tangier Clarke, a film editor based in Los Angeles. Clarke was an early convert to FCPX and recently handled the post-production finishing for the film, Jezebel. I was intrigued by the fact that Jezebel was picked up by Netflix, a streaming platform that has been driving many modern technical standards. This was a good springboard to chat with Clarke and see how FCPX fared as the editing tool of choice.
As Final Cut Pro X lets beginners cut high quality media from the moment they open the app, do they look at the software learning process any differently to established editors? Steve Bayes visits the recent Vlog University and Smartphone Studio Workshop to find out more. He also gives us some great FCPX editing tips.
The real growth in production today is not at Hollywood studios or the creation of new broadcast channels, it's online. Digital studio Kin publishes hundreds of videos yearly. With over 5M followers and 15 million monthly views, Final Cut Pro X is the NLE that's allowed them to achieve such a prolific output.
Popular iOS editing app LumaFusion from Luma Touch has added FCPX XML export, which means projects can be transferred to Final Cut Pro X in seconds.
Pro Color Monitor is a new standalone app that allows an editor to use false colour in a video or photo editing application. The false colour shows which way the color correction controls should be adjusted to remove casts for a perfect white balance.
To be accurate, it won four awards! Not the Oscars PR night Apple might have wanted, but a win is a win.
Want to make some graphics to include in your FCPX edit but don't have Motion? You may already have the free tool you need on your Mac!