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.
We all know how hard it is trying to turn a buck out there. Well Hollywood Reinvented's Lawrence Jordan has been scratching his head to the extent that he's writing a book about how to survive the economic downturn.
After the break an insightful and amusing excerpt into his Top Ten techniques for increasing your profile.
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.
We are really glad somebody has sat down and been through the audio filters one by one to see what each one does. Normally we stick to the favourites like compressors and hum roll-offs and don't have time to experiment, so this two part tour by FCP guru Jon Chappell is invaluable. The first part of his guide after the break.
It seems there's no need to spend thousands on rigs and mounts for your 5D when you can go to Ikea, spend $7 on a cutting board, use some old pipe and suddenly you've got a DSLR shoulder mount! More after the break.
It's the old problem on a 5D shoot, you're budget doesn't stretch to lighting your night time exterior to match that Hollywood blockbuster, so what do you do? Go with your underlit shot, and trust that the darkness reflects the mood you want to evoke? Well, here's the low budget answer thanks to Robino Films. More after the break.
It's always great to see new talent publishing Final Cut Pro Tutorials, so give a big hand to Wes James with his Diagonal Split Screen tutorial. Some good advice on dealing with PSD files and mattes. After the break there's also a link to his downloadable matte!