So you take the editor who cut Bohemian Rhapsody, two Apple trainers and MacVideo host Rick Young, sit them in front of an audience and get them to talk about editing on the Mac...
Well we have featured rap songs about Canon cameras, After Effects and more, so why not have an "in your face" rap about ProRes?
This week's Final Cut Pro X upgrade to 10.0.6 brought some excellent new features and some much requested old features back. But under the hood there have been more changes, one of them turbo boosting rendering on the timeline by a massive 3200%!
It's a great headline, but the facts are there to back it up. At a recent meeting at the Digital Cinema Society, Neil Smith from LumaForge gave us more information on that film...
Whilst we were perusing the specs for a new MacBook Pro, we noticed that there is now a more powerful graphics card option. There's also a new customer SSD upgrade kit for the Mac Pro.
What is inside the new 2020 refreshed 27 inch iMac? We know the RAM can be upgraded, but what about the other components?
In the recent 10.9.3 update to Mavericks, it was mentioned in the details about improved 4K display for certain Mac models. A Knowledge Base article reveals all.
With the recent update of Final Cut Pro X to 10.0.1, an XML import & export feature became available.This article might be a very good place to start from to get an understanding of this flexible tool.
We were not really interested in the new iPad Air or paying with a thumbprint, but Apple's presentation brought a stunning new 5K screened iMac, an updated Mac mini and the release of the new OS Yosemite.
We have had a week to put the new MacBook Pros through their paces. What better task than to send the 13” and 15” inch to work straight out of the box on a real broadcast editing job. Were they fast? What about connectivity? How is the Touch bar in actual use? How will the integrated GPU on the 13 inch compare to a discreet GPU on the 15? Let’s find out.
This week on the 21st of June, Final Cut Pro X wil be one year old. We take a look back at that eventful year and take a look forward to the next 12 months of FCPX's life.
Brad Olsen, the producer of the FCPX film 'Off the Tracks' has announced that an abridged version will be available on YouTube at 8PM tonight (BST) Midday PDT. We have embedded the video so that it's ready to watch!
The title is complete linkbait, but shortly after Apple acquired Final Cut that's exactly what Adobe wanted. For the last fortnight, we've been reading John Buck's excellent book Timeline Volume 2, a history of editing.
We all got a bit excited when we saw this free App from the VFX tracking experts The Pixel Farm. More info & download links after the break.
As we celebrate the end of 2020, it is time to look back at the highlights in the world of Final Cut over the last 12 months. It was a year of a flurry of software updates from the Final Cut team plus many hardware updates from Apple. It also saw an acceleration of editors working remotely and big improvements to the hardware and software of video production.
In this article, Sam Mestman looks at each Apple product that can shoot or edit, indicates its place for filmmaking and also tells us which models he recommends. If you re thinking of buying a new Mac, iPad or iPhone, this is for you!
A mix of excitement and disappointment after this year's Worldwide Developer Conference in San Francisco this year. The new MacBook Pro with a retina display running an updated Final Cut Pro looks gorgeous, but same form factor MacPros without Thunderbolt are a bit of a letdown.
We have had the problem, people on our Forum have had the problem: blue frames in Final Cut Pro X when using custom video effects. Apple have acknowledged the problem and posted a fix.
We now know the name of the new macOS that should be released later this year. At Apple's World Wide Developer Conference in San Jose California, macOS Mojave was introduced and its got a great 'dark mode' that will work well with the Pro Apps.
Two new exciting hardware releases, Apple announce 2018 MacBook Pros with speed bumps & 32GB of RAM and Blackmagic release an accompanying eGPU to accelerate professional software.
Well, we were not disappointed as today Apple announced the first Apple Silicon Macs. We also got a release date for the new MacOS Big Sur.
Apple has announced that updates of Final Cut Pro X to 10.4.1, Motion to 5.4.1 andCompressor to 4.4.1 will be available as free upgrades on Monday April 9th 2018.
Two big new features for FCPX are Closed Captions and the ability to use the new ProRes RAW codecs.
Apple also announced that 2017 was FCPX's best year with over 500,000 new seats being sold, bringing the total tally of seats sold to over 2.5 million since launch.
Apple has announced a discounted bundle of Pro Apps for educational users. Final Cut Pro X, Logic Pro X, Motion 5, Compressor 4, and MainStage 3 are available for just $199.99 for educational use.
Apple has announced a special event next Tuesday entitled 'One More Thing'. Will we see a range of new silicon Macs? Will we see a new version of Final Cut Pro X?
We are looking forward to the release of the new Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR. We now know more about the release date and have more information on both.
Today Apple has announced that the 15 inch MacBook Pro range has been replaced by the new 16 inch MacBook Pro. It gets a bigger screen, new keyboard, new sound system, better GPU and larger storage capacity. We take if for an early test drive with some 8K 60FPS ProRes RAW footage in HDR in FCPX!
The app might be dead but the technology lives on. Apple are awarded two patents for parts of Shake.
This week, Apple was awarded a patent in the US for a media production application that breaks down a script, logs actors and locations and then automatically schedules the production. Interesting.
Another Apple patent this time in the video field. Custom themes and dropzone usage when making DVDs gets wrapped up in 'Creating a theme used by an authoring application to produce a multimedia presentation'
You can now buy a MacPro from the online Apple Store with a whopping 64 Gig of RAM pre-installed. You are probably going to need as much RAM as possible when the new FCP is released, so start saving!
Apple today previewed Mountain Lion, the new version of the Mac operating system. If you're not a developer you are going to have to wait until the end of the summer for the new cat to arrive.
Sick of skimming in Final Cut Pro X? Could Apple be planning on including a three dimensional CoverFlow in iMovie first and therefore FCPX? Who knows, but they got awarded the patent.
If you've looked at the Final Cut Pro X section of the Apple website today, you might have seen four new videos added. Apple have come out of their corner fighting.
We got excited when the Apple Store went down, no not an FCPX update, but a new Mac. Apple has released a new entry level iMac.
When Apple offered us the opportunity to borrow a fully specced out iMac to test, how could we refuse? We begin with a quick look at the machine, specifications, design and first observations.
A part two to our article on Apple's new 27" iMac that was very kindly loaned to us. We sum up our thoughts on the machine and come to the conclusion that there is one big problem with the iMac.
Rounding out 2020, Apple made the first move in its transition from Intel to Arm-based Apple silicon processors. The MacBook Air, the 13” MacBook Pro, and the Mac mini are the first Macs to feature the new chip.
Wow, another video that smacks us over the head with a piece of information about FCP & FCPX that leaves us stunned. Looks like Apple thought their completed 64bit FCP8 was a dead end.
A bit of a shock, but this information from Apple cleared up the question from NAB about why some media can't be optimised within FCPX.
In a very 'non-Apple' move, Apple has opened up their Mavericks OS X Beta to everybody. Now all users can test out the software and report bugs to Apple before its release.
Apple have released a Knowledge Base article on how to import XDCAM footage into FCPX. Hang on a minute though, this isn't new news is it? Or are we missing something here?
We might be close to the release of FCPX, but Apple is still issuing updates for Final Cut Studio and the other creative applications.
If like us you didn't make WWC this year, you can watch the whole of the keynote presentation from Moscone West last Monday morning right here. You still won't see any new MacPros though!
Wow! Two great bits of FCP news in two days. The new MacBook Pros that have been released today feature 'Thunderbolt' Apples branding of Light Peak technology from Intel.
***Updated with direct iTunes link***
One we have been keeping our eye on for the release, the new Final Cut Pro X 10.1 Professional Post Production book is out in Kindle & Ebook format. Authored by Brendan Boykin and published by Peachpit, this book follows a whole project through from start to finish.
Apple have published a document with a lot of help links that are designed to troubleshoot the basic problems you might get with FCPX. One we would definitely bookmark.
Possibly the shortest ever article on FCP.co this year. Apple have published a FAQ document that not unsurprisingly gives a whole raft of answers to FCPX frequently asked questions.
The latest 10.0.6 update to FCPX brought sophisticated support for media shot on the RED cameras. This new white paper details different workflows with FCPX and also suggests one very handy tip for changing the resolution of your projects once editing has been finished.
During a rather lengthy presentation of just under two hours, the new OS X Yosemite and iOS 8 were centre stage. No FCPX and no new hardware on show, but lots of new software features.
We knew it was coming in the beginning of this year, Apple have released the free update to FCPX, 10.0.3. Multicam editing, a better keyer and a beta broadcast output.
***Essential Apple update information now posted***
It was a day that started with with a few faux pas on tutorial videos and ended with not only new hardware, but the the update to FCPX we have all been waiting for. And what an update it is.
The updates we have been waiting for are finally here. We take a look a the new features of Final Cut Pro X, Motion and Compressor and put the software through some tests. We publish information on the new features, the test results, the recommendations and the gotchas.
Today Apple has released an update to Final Cut Pro X to 10.4.9. It brings new proxies, proxy relinking, media management and more. Also an update to Motion gives the ability to import 3D models- Wow!
Less than a month after the huge feature packed 10.1 update, Apple has released Final Cut Pro 10.1.1. No new features, just bug fixes and stability improvements.
On June the 4th at WWDC this year, Apple gave us a glimpse of their new Mac operating system, 10.14 or Mojave. It has been released today, you can download and install it now.
Many performance problems resolved and lots of enhancements in this new upgrade. To find out what, read on.
***Motion & Compressor get updates***
Timed for the week before NAB, Apple have published the latest update to Final Cut Pro X, 10.0.4
No surprise here as Apple said in its event on Monday that Thursday was going to be Big Sur day. It's out, should you upgrade?
Who says Apple aren't listening? Today they have published two Final Cut Pro X pages on their website that answer some of those FCPX questions and highlight its pro editing features.
If you are in Los Angeles, or have been meaning to be in Los Angeles and you love Final Cut Pro X, you will want to be at the Gallery Theater at Barnsdall Art Park Nov. 30th.
It started with a tweet from @editorslounge and by the end of the day had grown into the biggest piece of Final Cut Pro news since Larry Jordan dropped his jaw.
Apple have announced updates to Final Cut Pro to 10.0.8, Motion to 5.0.7 and Compressor to 4.0.7. There's also an update to the ProApps Codecs for Quicktime to 1.0.2
Tweets and posts everywhere today about the new Final Cut Pro X update to 10.0.3. Don't miss that Motion and Compressor get an upgrade too.
With all the talk about the new Mac Pro and FCPX 10.1, we have taken our eyes of the iMac. Apple have just announced an update to the iMac range.
Today Apple has updated all the pro video and audio apps. Final Cut Pro updates 10.5, Motion to 5.5 and Compressor to 4.5. A few new features for FCP, but all will now run on Apple silicon! We list ALL the new features.
Possibly one of our shortest ever articles, today Apple updated Compressor to version 4.4.3. Just one thing added, support for ProRes RAW and ProRes RAW HQ
We thought it wouldn't take long before updates were released to the Apple Silicon compatible Pro Apps. Final Cut Pro and Compressor get an extra feature and stability improvements. Big Sur and iMovie get some love too. We also have a new Apple Wsupport article on sharing.
A small update, but an update no less, Apple have posted Final Cut Pro 10.0.2 online. The update is available on the Mac App Store
Today Apple has updated Final Cut Pro X to 10.4.6, Motion to 5.4.3 and Compressor to 4.4.4. Apart from converting incompatible media formats, this looks like a big set of bug fixes. iMovie gets an update too!
Apple have always produced a list of third party devices that have been qualified for use with Final Cut Pro. Here's a handy list of cameras including which easy setup you should be using, but that's not why we find this interesting.
Apple today announced speed bumps to the 15" and 13" Touch Bar MacBook Pro models, including an 8 core model for the first time. The keyboards get an update as well, but the prices for the models remain the same. They have also announced extra repair cover for existing models with butterfly keyboard mechanisms.
If you make graphics with Motion then the Heads Up Display or 'HUD' will be no stranger to you. You won't however be seeing behaviors controlled by a similar GUi in a competing application as Apple has just bagged themselves a patent.
If you've ever searched Google for an answer to a problem with Final Cut Pro, then chances are you'll have visited the Apple discussion boards. Check your bookmarks as the best FCP forum on the web has had a makeover.
Last week, Apple announced new peripherals for the Mac. In this article, Ken Doe takes a look at the new Magic Keyboard and Magic Mouse 2.
This week Apple won a patent that specifically details various collaborative media production processes. There's a lot of detail in the document too - could this be a hint of what is to come for Final Cut Pro X?
We have been to the previous three and can tell you first hand, if you are interested in Final Cut Pro X, this isthe event of the year to attend.
One of the big stumbling blocks for the acceptance of Final Cut Pro X with professional editors has been its use on shared storage. Apple have published a white paper of Xsan Best Practices, it makes interesting reading.
How could we possibly miss the chance to show Beyonce working FCP? She complains it is all a bit complicated, but they could have at least bought her a dedicated keyboard. Video after the break.
Good news for all those DaVinci fans out there. Blackmagic Design has certified Cubix's GPU-Xpander Desktop for use with DaVinci Resolve for Mac v7.1!
Want to export a section from a clip (or clips) out of FCPX for use in another application? ClipExporter 2 is now live, new features and it's back on the Mac App Store. Thomas Szabo explains all.
Wow, when criticism of a product goes mainstream you know you're in trouble. This video isn't going to go down well in Cupertino, it did make good excellent viewing for a friday though.
The App Store will begin to accept videos to demo games or applications and these visual references will be the first media that potential buyers see when browsing the store. Apple has published an article with best practices on how to record your iPhone screen and then edit in FCPX. Some Final Cut Pro X knowledge base articles get an update too.
Distributing templates and effects around different machines and editors can be made easy by using installers. Digital Rebellion's Pro Maintenance Tools gets an update that can build installers for custom plugin effects. Good job too as things are going to get even more complicated under Mountain Lion!
Sandwiched on Petitiononline.com in between 'Ban animal gas chambers' and 'Petition to tackle the rise of Islamophobia' is 'Final Cut Pro X is not a professional application.' Do we really need to sign this to get the message to Apple?
Nick Militello, one of our readers emailed us to say he was having problems with Thunderbolt speeds when using an extra monitor in the chain. We investigate.
This guy talks sense. He has boiled down into one video information that would have taken other Final Cut Pro gurus a whole day to present. We've watched a lot of FCPX videos here and if you can get past the rather odd window location, we definitely recommend a view. Humorous too.
We are very pleased to announce that FCP.co will be reporting from WWDC in San Jose next week. In fact we will be at the Keynote presentation and the State of the Union presentation. We can’t wait!
In Live Show 13 we talked about WWDC and what that means for the Pro Apps (including Final Cut Pro X) running on the new Arm-based processors. We have seen there's a new FCPX, Motion and Compressor coming - what else do we know? Don't miss Jace Sparks talk about future API's for FCPX!
An Apple event has been announced for next Thursday October the 27th. We will be reporting on new Macs and maybe the release of an update to Final Cut Pro X.
Were you one of the ones from Europe that wanted to go to the FCPX Creative Summit because of the Apple presentation, but couldn't make it? Looks like the show might be coming across the pond for IBC 2015 in Amsterdam.
What? At the recent meeting of the Los Angeles Final Cut Pro User Group, FCP guru Larry said exactly that on stage. The four videos after the break are well worth a watch if you are going to be buying FCPX next week.
What a day yesterday was, the 10.0.3 update for Final Cut Pro X set the Internet alight. We thought we would take a look at the third party announcements that might have been overshadowed by the news from Cupertino. News from AJA, Blackmagic Design, Intelligent Assistance, Marquis, GenArts, Red Giant and more.
No more testing in the office, we took the Mac Pro on the road for a real outside broadcast TV job. This was cutting on the front line. So just how did the Mac Pro perform? You will be in for a very short surprise.
So the big question for today is will we see FCPX in the Steve Jobs keynote presentation at the Worldwide Developers Conference?
We've been expecting it for a while, Apple have released a free update to Final Cut Pro X. New features are included and some features announced for the future.
Whoa! hang on, don't spit your coffee out, this isn't a standalone Final Cut Pro X app running on an iPad, it's actually FCPX running remotely. We've seen this before but here Matts Macintosh shows us how well the GUI would work if FCPX was an iPad app. Interesting and frightening.
The three wise men of Final Cut Pro X answer questions at the recent LAFCPUG meeting. Filmed a few days after FCPX's release, they tackle some of the big questions about our new editing software.
With all the excitement about the new Final Cut Pro, nobody has mentioned the possible fate of its little brother, Final Cut Express. I think there will be two possible outcomes and you just might be surprised at one of them...
Everybody knew that Apple shouldn't have killed off FCP7 when FCPX was released. Have Apple listened to their customers and put Final Cut Pro 7 back on the market?
It's been an pretty packed year for FCPX and Apple news. We take a look back at the big stories of 2013, the great user profiles, the new products that were released, the trade shows and of course the year ending big software and hardware updates.
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