Well we have featured rap songs about Canon cameras, After Effects and more, so why not have an "in your face" rap about ProRes?
We all know that Final Cut's slow motion effects can be somewhat disappointing at times. That that ugly frame blending that is on by default is horrendous. In this slightly old but good Motion tutorial (Motion 3 but the process is the same in 4) Steve Martin from Ripple Training shows us how round tripping to Motion for its optical flow processing might be the answer. Want more? extra Optical Flow & retiming tutorials after the break
Ever wanted to simulate typing on a computer or mobile phone using a blinking cursor in Motion? Now you can after you've watched this Motion tutorial.
You have to admire that Tonaci Tran, he gets to see the right people at the right time with the right kit. On a recent visit to Red Studios, he managed to doorstep Ted Schilowitz on the way to CES with a Scarlet in his hand. Makes me smile that the video was hot on an iPhone though. Ironic?
UPDATED 8th Jan Ted & Scarlet camera get featured on Guardian TV after the break.
There has been a lot of talk recently from people abandoning FCP to use Adobe's Premiere for the native DSLR H264 file handling. Paul Joy has done some rather revealing side by side comparisons.
You've seen the awesome BMX videos posted here that slow down footage to 1000 fps using the optical flow plugin Twixtor. So why not use Motion instead? Watch the tutorial then see the result after the break.
Ever wanted to know when an FCP render has finished? Well now you can. And by the time you get back from getting that all important coffee you should have a message waiting.
“Render Notification 1.0.2” by Josh Petok from the current cut. It is a nice little script that watches the processor usage of a few pre-selected apps and will email you when the load goes down. In other words it alerts you to your render finishing. To find out more about it go here. There's also a useful suicide script for killing off a hung After Effects at the same link.