Fireworks is the latest set of plugins from Digieffects to become unbundled from the Delirium set. Another manufacturer recognising that the days of expensive large packs of plugins is over. Just buy what you need when you need it.
Seeing as how today is Friday the 13th we thought we'd post a video about blowing things up. Awesome stuff here from Tom Guilmette experimenting further with the Phantom Flex. By the way don't try this stuff at home, Tom and his crew used Lexan Blast Shields to protect themselves during filming.
Every Final Cut Pro editor has come across this problem, background noise behind an interview. Hiss, hum, machinery, it can all make hearing those important words difficult. This can be exacerbated if you want to run music underneath or if you are cutting in and out of the interview and can 'hear' the edits. This tutorial shows how round-tripping via Soundtrack Pro can remove that unwanted background noise.
So you're an independent filmmaker and you're looking to produce your DCP (Digital Cinema Package) so you can exhibit at Cannes or Venice. Previously you'd have had to cope with the expense and complication of going to a major facility. No longer. As more and more major film festivals endorse DCPS as their preferred delivery format, QubeMaster Xport provides all the tools needed for generating DCP masters.
You can't beat a good Hitler spoof when you want to parody some new situation, and the bunker rant scene from 'Downfall' is a particular YouTube favourite. Put together Hitler with FCPX and you've got an explosive situation. And when he calms down and considers the benefits, even the führer can see the awesome rendering possibilities. We particularly liked the bit about clip-collision.
Want to share that H264 you've just finished editing with a client but don't want to publish on YouTube or upload to MobileMe? Pogoplug Video might be the answer, they've just teamed up with Sony too for instant AVCHD file streaming.
Make a stop motion wedding video they said. Now why would anyone want to do that? Hats off to Heather and Derek for being brave enough to get their special day recorded in such an innovative way. Check the video and spec out after the break.
FCP news is a bit thin in this FCP7 to FCPX watershed time. We could repost one of the cloned blogs about FCPX from any of the 1700 editors that attended the SuperMeet. We could post one of the many CineStyle Canon 5D Vimeo tryout reels. Nope, we have decided to go for originality with a rap about FCP. Just remember where you saw it first :)