We have covered many plugins for visual content, but not many for audio, so good to see that SmartSound has just released a Sonicfire Pro Plugin for FCPX. Is this the way to choose and licence music for your productions?
At the recent meeting of the LAFCPUG (CPUG?) Micheal Wohl gave a twenty minute presentation on the advanced audio features in FCPX. Lots of good tips in there and maybe some features you've yet to discover.
Three lots of Ripple tutorials this week as the FCP.co office had a bit of a holiday last week. (The truth is we were editing flat out!) Two MacBreak Studios and a five minuter from Steve Martin.
Is it possible to apply audio fades to a group of clips all at once in FCPX? Yes, from the 10.3 update, batch cross dissolves between multiple clips has been possible, just a GUI bug gets in the way.
The use of roles within Final Cut Pro X is a very flexible way to organise media on the timeline and structure the video and audio that can be exported out. The downside is that the setting of roles on multichannel audio clips isn't straightforward or quick if you have a lot to work your way through. Charlie Austin had the same frustration and developed the free app Role-O-Matic to do the hard work for you.
Why does an important piece of news always happen on a Friday afternoon? Yes you read the title right, Automatic Duck have posted all their XML and FCPXML translation tools for free download.
Host Cirina Catania, talks with world-famous composer and producer, British born, Simon Franglen, who started out as a musician and record producer, and soon began working with composers such as John Barry on the soundtrack to “Dances with Wolves,” David Fincher’s “Se7en,” and David Cronenberg’s ”Crash.”
When we first saw this video we thought "Why would anyone want to make music in Final Cut Pro X?" Then after watching the tutorial we realised that FCPX has some pretty powerful audio tools built in.
The tutorials from Steve Martin and Mark Spencer are always good, but this one is excellent. The duo explore some of the new audio features in the 10.0.6 FCPX update. Essential viewing.
No cake this time, but this week we have more valuable tips and information from Steve Martin and Mark Spencer on MacBreak Studio. In this episode it's all about exporting audio.
So you just finished your first FCPX job and you need to send the audio off for mixing in a plush suite with all those faders that move up and down when nobody touches them. Automatic Duck have released an update to Pro Export FCP to help you get the files and data out.
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.
If you missed Michael Garber's Final Cut Pro X demos at NAB this month, don't worry. He's just published his multicam broadcast workflow online for everybody to pickup tips from.
Robin Moran's article about how to shoot on large format media such as 6K and then edit in Final Cut Pro X proved to be very popular. In part two, he looks at taking the media into Resolve and Pro Tools, with a few VFX back in FCPX.
We're deeply indebted to FCP guru Jon Chappell for sitting down and going through the audio filters one by one to see what each one does. The second part of his two part guide after the break.
Do you use a stereo microphone when recording interviews and get a wandering audio image in FCPX? This new plugin from CrumplePop centres your audio automatically.
When we first saw the news of the Digimetrics Eos plugin for Final Cut Pro we thought 'nothing new' as it has been done before. Today a video for the Eos audio 'legaliser' was brought to our attention, so we thought we'd take a quick look at both.
We feature a lot of Michael Horton's videos from the LACPUG on here. So we think it is well worth a post helping them to fund their new projector. Everyone will benefit.
When Pro Tools Expert Russ Hughes sent us this tutorial, we were intrigued. Has he discovered a way to harness the power of a DAW running in parallel to Final Cut Pro X?
You might be familiar with Luca and Luca Visual Fx plugins. But did you know he also composes music and sound effects? He's just released a Mystery & Suspense sound library and has very kindly published a coupon code for 20% off for FCP.co readers.
Yes you read the title right, layers. Some editors love the FCPX magnetic timeline, other editors aren't that keen and have found alternative workarounds. Isazaly Mohd Isa uses a special way to lay out his audio which helps organise clips.
If you were impressed by the last tutorial from Steve and Mark on audio editing in Final Cut Pro X 10.0.6, just take a look at this new episode. This time they look at the very cool new audio features in multicam editing.
Sorenson has launched Squeeze 8 Pro, the new version can now output ProRes files directly from within Avid. Codec specific add-ons available for existing customers.
What started off as a quick link to a blog, ended up with some detective work to find the new range of software control surfaces for FCP.
On a rather quiet week on the post production front, Ripple Training has just released two FCPX tutorials to watch. Adjusting audio with new tools and selective colour correction in FCPX.
Hot on the heels of the weekend's excitement with FCPX and FCP7 project interchange, Jef Gibbons got in touch with us to share his Final Cut Pro X OMF export 'workaround'
Getting a voice to sound good to balance against music for example, can be a bit of a challenge. Yes there are built-in tools with FCPX, but they can require constant tweaking. Accusonus has just added a $59 one knob controlled voice leveller to the their range of audio plugins.
Vordio is an application that converts FCPXML into a file that digital audio workstation Reaper can read. All put together, this is a very flexible but inexpensive way to post produce audio from FCPX.
We nearly fell off our Aerons when we saw the FCPX GUI poster frame to this quick tutorial. We have wanted decent PPM meters in FCP ever since we owned our first copy. There's good news and bad news though.
We have to give a big thank you to Larry Jordan for spotting this one. Make sure you have Hoovered the carpet in the office this morning as that's where your jaws will be after watching and more importantly listening to the demos.
Another episode of MacBreak Studio and this time the duo of Steve Martin and Mark Spencer tackle the problem of removing an unwanted piece of audio and replacing it with room tone.
So you've edited a piece with music with a watermark or a low bit rate demo version. How do you go about replacing it with the full quality track without disturbing the edit?
Crikey these guys don't half crank out the mini tutorials! In the second visit to MacBreak Studio this week, the subject is retiming or time stretching audio in Final Cut Pro X without changing the pitch. Also posted is the recent recording of MacBreak Studio Live.
There are loads of tutorials out there about editing video within Final Cut Pro X, not so many about audio. Ripple Training have released a whole course dedicated to getting your audio sounding the best it can in FCPX. We've also got a money off coupon code.
A user story very close to our heart at FCP.co. Winston Cely describes how his pupils at a school are using Final Cut Pro X to tell their stories. He also tells us how custom music gives them more freedom and choice for their productions.
We were after a test username for the website and 'Zorp Furbal' was suggested. Who is Zorp? He appears at the front and back of a very famous promotional song from 1985 for Jam the jingles maker. So for fridays entertainment, we post the song here. How many radio stations from the eighties can you say you listened to?
We had a post on the forum that maybe we were getting a bit too FCPX centric. We agree and hopefully this will be a little break from the stream of Final Cut Pro news from the last fortnight. The Transformers: Dark of the Moon might not be Oscar material but boy do these sound guys have fun!
Sub-frame audio editing in FCP is nothing new, FCP7 had the ability to access smaller increments than a frame. But how do you go about sub-frame editing in Final Cut Pro X?
There's some new functionality between the recent 10.0.7 update to Apple's Logic Pro X and Final Cut Pro X. Most interesting is the assignment of tracks from Roles.
One of the moans from people about Final Cut Pro X is the handing off of audio to a DAW for finishing. They haven't realised that FCPX has one of the smoothest tools available for getting an AFF into an audio session! These two filmmakers talk about the benefits of X2Pro to their workflow.
Last week when the 10.0.1 update was announced, 'Roles' seemed to be the answer to exporting your audio out of Final Cut Pro X to another app for post. Does this new 'Media Stems Export" method replace OMF?
In this edition of MacBreak Studio, Mark Spencer and Steve Martin show us how to record and edit a voice in Final Cut Pro X.
A fantastic presentation from sound editor Vickie Sampson at the recent Los Angeles Final Cut Pro User Group Meeting. Grab yourself a cup of coffee and learn from the lady who post dubbed all of the bus scenes in Speed
We came across this whilst hunting down another Vimeo video and we were hooked. Enjoy the skill and resourcefulness of a Foley Artist. Watching a horse trot past in a film will never be the same again!
Marquis Broadcast has just released updates to the X2Pro Audio Convert applications that deliver audio content from Final Cut Pro X into ProTools. We have 5 copies of X2Pro Audio Convert and 5 copies of X2ProLE Audio Convert to giveaway.
Hot on the Mac App Store is the new professional version of X2Pro, so we thought we would catch up with the guys behind the successful audio conversion tool for FCPX and find out a little bit more. We have also got 5 copies each worth $149 to give away.
It's been a while since we had a giveaway on FCP.co so we thought we would team up with Weynand.com to offer you the chance of winning a copy of the newly released Pro Audio To Go 48 kHz audio recorders for your iPhone.