We always try to give new tutorial makers a good plug here on FCP.co and this time a set of six beginner tutorials come from Malaysia. Baron Abas starts right from the beginning!
The popular skin smoothing plugin Beauty Box from Digital Anarchy has been updated to version 3 and it's just been released. It's also at a discounted price until June 30th.
CrumplePop has just released a new plugin for Final Cut Pro X that corrects skin tones back to their natural colour. They are also offering the tool at a discounted price for a short period.
Final Cut Pro has never been good at slow motion. The introduction of FCPX has now brought Optical Flow retiming within the app -so what does video at 1% of original speed look like?
What’s the fastest way to learn filmmaking? Get a bunch of iPhones, Macbooks, Final Cut Pro X and Filmic Pro, a ton of mobile filmmaking gear, and go make some movies together. That’s what they did at PBS station WDSE in Duluth, Minnesota with Cirina Catania, Aubrey Mozino, Sam Mestman and We Make Movies’ Smartphone Studio. With the new iPhone 11 now available, we’re pretty excited about seeing all of this go to the next level.
Sounds like a bit of a contradiction, but in this new episode of MacBreak Studio, Steve Martin does show how you can get a lot smarter with smart collections.
Phil Schiller summed it up quite nicely, 'can't innovate anymore, my ass.' For the first time since Steve Jobs, we got the full wow factor when details about the new Mac Pro were announced.
We have some very clever people on our Forum, one of them is Quentin Stafford-Fraser who has done some expert digging on how FCPX looks for external media. Did you know you can move media to another folder and FCPX will track it? No, neither did we...
We have all seen how snappy the operation of Final Cut Pro X is in demos, but what about the operational speed with a large real life project with lots of clips and keywords?
Last weekend we had the pleasure of attending not just the International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) in Amsterdam, but we also visited the FCP EXPO event and the Supermeet.
A few days on, the jetlag has gone, so maybe an ideal time to reflect on a very busy few days at last week's FCPX Creative Summit.
I'm sat at the airport waiting for a plane out of San Francisco, so this gives me time to reflect on the 2019 FCPX Creative Summit. What was it like and was it worth it?
It's a few weeks on from the recent Final Cut Pro X Creative Summit in San Jose. Prompted by a few emails, we thought we would pass on our thoughts and memories of the event.
We had the opportunity to test out a top of the range MacBook Air and naturally we thought it would be a good idea to see how it performed with Final Cut Pro X. We reveal some very dramatic performance figures.
Good job we have Mark Spencer and Steve Martin on hand to give us the answer, here is the latest edition of MacBreak Studio.
Completely inspired by a great thread on our popular Forum, we take a quick look at some of the lesser-known, but still important new features and improvements in the FCPX 10.4 update. You did know you could do GIFs from the timeline didn't you?
Two new pieces of software, a new Thunderbolt2 SxS card reader and a 12k screen. Just some of the things you can find on the Sony stand at IBC 2014. We haven't even mentioned any cameras or the fact that the cloud demo films were edited on FCPX!
Sony have two new pieces of software running with FCPX on their stand here at NAB 2012. An import plugin for XDCAM into Final Cut Pro X and an FCPX friendly update to XDCAM Browser. The plugin is available for download now, sort of.
If you are one of the lucky people to be working with 4K Sony SR footage, then you will like the news that they have just released an import plugin for FCPX and Final Cut Pro 7.
We were pleased to be invited to the Sony Press Conference at IBC a few weeks ago. In the presentation the Final Cut Pro X icon was used, so afterwards we asked some questions and got a few surprising answers.
Evan Cabral takes us on a timeline tour in a recent Final Cut Pro project of his where the client specified they wanted good sound design.
It's not a Friday, but this set of free plugins from Coremelt couldn't wait. Want a free plugin to get timecode overlays on a clip in Final Cut Pro X? It is just a download away!
In his presentation at the FCP X TOUR Barcelona, David López walked us through the NLE testing process they went through for Salvados, a hugely popular prime time TV show in Spain. Moving forward from FCP7 they considered Avid and tested DaVinci Resolve, FCP X and Premiere Pro CC. They finally adopted Final Cut Pro X, and David explains why exactly the other NLEs were not selected. Video included!
Need a reason to watch the Oscars on February 26th 2017? The Spanish film Timecode directed by Juanjo Gimenez and edited on FCPX by Silvia Cervantes has a good chance to win out of the five entries on the Live Action Short shortlist.
A new audio plugin from zplane allows you to remove frequencies in the stereo image by just drawing a box around them.
It's the night before NAB which gives us the perfect reason to show these videos from the recent Editor's Lounge Pre-NAB Discussion Panel. Lots of speculation across the board and NLE manufacturers, comments include 'Avid is 'stodgy' and 'FCPX will win the race.' Interesting.
So you are editing on an ageing Mac Pro and you want to speed up your Final Cut Pro X & Motion renders. That's exactly what FCP.co reader Andrew Smith did by installing a new NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680.
Subtitles, love them or hate them, they are an essential part of constructing a programme for domestic or international distribution. Jan Willem den Bok has written a plugin that speeds up the process of building subtitles in a show on an FCPX timeline.
We have heard more and more about CatDV being able to transfer Final Cut Pro 7 sequences to FCPX, but we haven't seen it in action. Square Box Systems have just published an article to show you how it's done.
Final Cut Pro X does a number of wonderful things. It can analyse your footage in all sorts of fascinating ways to help you fix problematic audio, to colour balance your shots and stabilise that wobbly footage. With a couple of third party stabilisers now on the market promising to provider better and faster results than FCP X’s built-in stabilisation, we thought we’d ask Chris Roberts to provide a steadying hand…
We're not really the site for rumours, but we can't not mention that this Monday at the World Wide Developers Conference in San Francisco everybody is expecting new hardware. And yes that means new Mac Pros. (Hopefully!)
We are very pleased to welcome Steve Bayes to FCP.co as a regular contributor. Steve up until a year ago was the product manager for Final Cut Pro X, so although he can't talk about future FCPX plans, we look forward to him sharing his 30 years of post production wisdom with us.
In the second of his articles for FCP.co, ex FCPX Product Manager Steve Bayes gives us his thoughts on the recent IBC trade show in Amsterdam. As he led the team who launched the fastest NLE, he also gives us his suggestions on the best way to benefit from the extra editing speed from new hardware.
Yes you read the title right, the color square. Which of course should be the color board, but we have a feeling that Steve's new name for the tool just might stick! Whatever it's called, good Final Cut Pro X color correction tips from the duo.
No guesses to which piece of editing software the boys are talking about here. They start right from the beginning with what will hopefully be a series on Final Cut Pro X.
As an addition to their weekly MacBreak Studio, Steve Martin has kicked off a new series of free Final Cut Pro X tutorials. The first episode is all about the Ken Burns effect.
Over half an hour of information and tips on Final Cut Pro X from Steve Martin of Ripple Training. The first presentation we've seen stopped by a heckler too.
Ever wondered what it takes to make a weekly web series? Steve Martin at the Faster Together Stage at NAB 2017 takes us through the recording and post production of MacBreak Studio. (On FCPX of course.)
Time for another presentation from the Faster Together stage at NAB 2018. This time Steve Martin takes to the stage to run through his favourite FCPX tips. Learn how to use Secondary Storylines, Gap Clips, Audio Roles and much more to your advantage.
The news from NAB about FCPX keeps on coming. Pond5 has just announced an app that works with Final Cut Pro X enabling you to edit with watermarked previews and then automatically replace the media on the timeline with high resolution footage.
Tired of waiting for your disks to spin back up to speed when you've not accessed them for a while from your NLE? The new version of Disksomnia from Digital Heaven will keep them ready.
This week's three Ripple tutorials range from storyboarding and getting a graduated filter effect in FCPX, to taking a photo into Motion and animating layers in 3D.
Following on from last week's part one tutorial on storyboarding, Steve and Mark take a longer look at placeholders in this second tutorial.
How can you speed up your edits? If you have a lot of dialogue in your production, one way is to use transcription. Jake Carvey details his FCPX workflow on his recent Habitat for Humanity project.
We have covered making smaller proxies in Final Cut Pro X and sharing those with a remote editor a few times before. Jordan Smith takes it a stage further and streamlines the workflow into a quick & simple process.
So just how good are the dual GPUs in the new Mac Pro? We asked audio visual performer Jim Warrier to take them to their limits by running visual performance benchmark apps. The faster they go, the faster FCPX and Motion will go too.
Need quick, good looking text titles in Final Cut Pro X? Simple Pop from Stupid Raisins might be the answer, a set of 27 modern, clean FCPX title plugins.
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?
We have had Final Cut Pro X in under five minutes, now we have XinTwo which aims to break down learning FCPX into shorter bite-sized chunks.
Subtitling isn't one of the most glamorous sides of post production, but is has to be done. These inexpensive tools should make the task easier and cheaper.
Plugin producer SugarFX has launched two new products for Final Cut Pro X. Rolling Credits has many different styles of movie credit templates and Patterns is a pack of transitions.
Longtime plugin producer SugarFX has upgraded two of its plugins to work with FCPX. MagiMoto and Bubble Buddy are now fully compatible with Final Cut Pro X.
SugarFX have updated their Viewfinder HUD (Head Up Display) plugin for Final Cut Pro X. The update brings an extra 50 filters for FCPX users.
It's Summer, a quiet time and many people are away from their edit stations- an ideal time to do a tutorial roundup! We feature how to build effects, workflow suggestions and even a free 21 episode Final Cut Pro X course. Grab a large coffee and let's go!
Want to know more about the state of each of the NLEs in the industry? This forty minute panel discussion with some of the top industry commentators is well worth a watch.
Noam Kroll from Creative Rebellion decided to shoot his Sundance entry on a Blackmagic Cinema Camera in RAW and post produce in Final Cut Pro X and DaVinci Resolve. He takes us through his workflow.
Whatever you had planned for the next hour, cancel it. These superb walk-though tutorials from Magic Feather Inc show the workflow from start to finish of cutting a TV trail. See Final Cut Pro X up close and in action working on shared storage. Great information, great tips and a great watch.
Another new exciting niche of companion applications has started with OverlayPro from Videotic. Use an iOS device to record speed and altitude and then overlay the statistics in FCPX.
A year on from Oscar winning film The Silent Child, another FCPX edited entry called Skin is in the last nominees for the 2019 best live action short film. Ronny Courtens spent time with the editor, Yuval Orr.
A new App & Workflow Extension called Media Sync Tool allows the easy syncing of rushes in Final Cut Pro.
In the first new MacBreak Studio of the year, the FCPX topic of conversation is syncing audio. Plus we have multi take voice overs and how to make a rack focus effect in Motion.
A new $6 application that we are rather excited about. Final Cut Library Manager not only lets you catalog libraries across drives, it also lets you free up space by deleting unwanted files safely.
Every year Marquis Broadcast hosts a survey that centres around Final Cut Pro X. This year is no different, apart from the fact that each participant now has the opportunity of winning over $1200 worth of software products!
It is that time of year again. Post NAB, Marquis Broadcast is offering the chance to win one of 15 sets of third party software and training bundles for FCPX. All you have to do is answer a short survey.
When we wrote the previous plugin roundup, we didn't expect to be writing another so soon! Three more plugins from different people including a free pack of 24 customised Apple templates.
When Apple axed Final Cut Server, it left a void in the digital asset management (DAM) market. Possible replacement company Cantemo has published a sneak video preview on the FCPX and Cantemo Portal workflow.
Want to secure your precious Mac Pro into a rack? Then this is one way to do it with the new Sonnet xMac Pro Server. Want to expand with PCIe cards too? No problem. Want two Mac Pros in the same rack...
The start of the month and Tangent FX has released a set of generators and transitions for Final Cut Pro X called Hot Spots 01. They've also got 30% off everything for the rest of the week with a coupon code. (May 2nd to 3rd)
Coming back to the plugin market are Tangent FX with an all new glitch error plugin pack called Glitcher 2. Priced at $19, FCP.co readers can get 15% off with a coupon code.
It has been a week of new plugin products and Friday is no different. Tangent FX has released a $19 pack of swooping colour trails that perform transitions in FCPX.
Inspired, that's how we feel on a dull Thursday morning. Why? Well that's because we have discovered Mrs Williford's lessons & tutorials on FCPX at Hendrickson High School in Texas. Welcome to the future
A new product and a new(ish) look. Idustrial Revolution has just released XEffects Rips, a set of plugins for Final Cut Pro X that rip or tear video and still images. There's a special launch price of $39 down from $49 too.
We were so impressed by the demo we had on the Monday with Technicolor's Color Assist plugin for FCPX, we had to go back and film it! Some very clever colour correction going on.
A very sudden event over the weekend and full marks to Craig Seeman on our Forum for being the first to report the news. Technicolor have withdrawn their Color Assist plugin and Color Assist Looks packs from sale. The plugin was a custom built grading tool that ran in Final Cut Pro X and other applications.
When Mike Matzdorff hits a workflow roadblock, he goes looking for an alternative route. What he recently discovered was not only a new low cost transcription service, but a job at the company as well!
You can't have failed to notice that Wes Plate from Automatic Duck has just released Xsend Motion. Ronny Courtens has taken it for a thorough test drive for FCP.co. What transfers and what doesn't when you send media from Final Cut Pro X to Motion? (and back!)
We love to test hardware and software here at FCP.co. So when a new backlit Astra Final Cut Pro X keyboard from Logickeyboard arrived, it didn't stay in the box for long.
In the FCP.co office we were looking at storage options as our new Macs all have Thunderbolt ports. When we found out there was over 30% off the G-Technology G-Raid 8 Terabyte Thunderbolt Drive, the credit card didn't stay in the wallet for long!
First article of the New Year and it's one that a lot of people have asked for, real statistics on the Apple Pro Video Apps running on a new iMac Pro. Ben Balser had a new machine arrive just in time for the holiday break. He gave it a good test, it's fast, but it's not all great news.
Editors Keys very kindly lent the site a backlit illuminated FCPX keyboard to try out. So why not take it out on a real job and use it under pressure? What was the verdict?
We've been the proud owner of a Retina MacBook Pro as soon as we could get our hands on one after they were announced in 2012. So how does the latest model from Apple compare? Has it changed much, is it quicker and is it worth changing to? We experiment.
FCPX is very quick when it comes to editing, but sharing can take its time depending on what you are sending and to where. Ben Balser has a handy tip to let you know when a share has finished.
Previewed at the recent SuperMeet at NAB, Ripple Training have released a $59 pack of timeline transitions plugins for Final Cut Pro X. There's also a special offer of $20 off the price until Sunday.
Mark Spencer and Steve Martin celebrate the 200th episode of the very popular MacBreak Studio series. After lighting the cakes they take a look at how Final Cut Pro X interprets graphic files and video clips.
As Mark Raudonis said, "What a difference a year makes" This time last year the chat was all FCPX, now the panel of leading industry speakers major on life post FCP7, what's happening to the MacPro and what does the Cloud mean to us editors.
Yes two things that are slightly shocking from the headline. The price and also the fact that it's only available for Final Cut Pro 7. Not all is lost though...
The boys are back on MacBreak Studio, this time they are talking about one of the oldest techniques in television post production: The three point edit.
A short headline, but one that will have an immense impact on the broadcast and post production industry across the world. The BBC has chosen Final Cut Pro X as its NLE for news editing, but this is the tip of the iceberg as the move to FCPX is spreading fast across other departments.
Not our quotation, but the words of Philip Hodgetts who happened to be in the audience at the recent Boston Creative Pro User Group meeting. Take a look at the video of the presentation and judge for yourself! We have a coupon code for money off the Amsterdam Supermeet admission as well.
Quite a few free tutorials to get through in this roundup. From just starting out in FCPX & Motion, to advanced sound techniques & fixes, there is something for everybody to learn.
So much news in under a week. Within a thirty minute window starting at 8:30 GMT on Thursday the 19th of December, Apple updated FCPX, Motion & Compressor and also released the new Mac Pro to the world.
Less than 24 hours after the 10.4.9 release and the tutorial videos are starting to flow in. We've put together a collection of ones we think are worth a watch and will add more when they appear.
The Summer so far has been slightly quiet for FCPX news if you discount the 10.1.2 update, so an ideal time for a tutorial roundup. Lots of tips for Motion and Final Cut Pro X and one NSFW tutorial that had us laughing.
It has been a while since we have done a tutorial roundup - we really should do them more often as more and more seem to be produced for FCPX. So here we go with a whole raft of interesting things to learn about Final Cut Pro X. Get a coffee first!
Time to sift through the recent FCPX tutorials to bring you the ones of interest. A job that's getting harder by the day as there seems to be more and more tutorials being uploaded for Final Cut Pro every day. We list the good ones!
A complete smorgasbord of tutorials in this roundup. Something for everybody from the basics in FCPX and Motion up to some advanced graphics building.
It has been a quiet week for Final Cut Pro news, so that gives us the ideal chance to catch up on the latest free FCPX and Motion tutorials. One thing we have noticed from the last time we did a tutorial roundup is that there are a lot, lot more tutorials being produced.
16 angles of 4K playing back in a Final Cut Pro X multicam edit. How did the Press miss that one? We feature the videos from Apple's Special Event and a quick glimpse of that amazing multicam feat from the demos afterwards.
It has been a while since we did a Final Cut Pro X plugin roundup, so let's get cracking with a look at the new and updated products that have been released over the last few of weeks.
The easiest way to bill this episode of MacBreak Studio would be to say that it's pretty essential viewing if you import media from cards or cameras into FCPX. (Who doesn't?) Many tips from Mark & Steve in this one.
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