We have been following the progress of the Beauty Box Video plugin from Digital Anarchy, so we jumped at the chance of getting a demo on FCPX from the plugin's author Jim Tierney. 25% off coupon code too!
Continuing with our videos series from NAB 2104, Jim Tierney demonstrates Digital Anarchy's new flicker removal plugin running in Final Cut Pro X.
Larry was the guy who coined the phrase "It's a jaw-dropper" when he had a preview of FCPX back in February. You can be sure he will have his Final Cut Pro X training sessions well prepared for his seminar on July 12.
I'm pretty sure he will be using FCP7 for this webinar and not the 'jaw dropping' new version that we are all very keen to see. Nevertheless it will still be packed with information and good tips.
Want to know more about the effects within FCPX? Or maybe you want to know how important metadata is within Final Cut Pro X? These set of videos will get you up to speed.
Two completely different articles from two completely different sources, both full of information on Final Cut Pro X.
This week Sam Mestman joins Steve Martin to look at keyboard speed with Final Cut Pro X. We also add some smoke to a picture in Motion and take the cheaper alternative to Photoshop for a spin with FCPX.
Billed as a look at the new features in the Motion 5.0.2 update, this episode really is all about keyframing and dropzones. Not to be missed.
Ever wanted a complete list of keywords used in an FCPX Project or Event? This new $20 application will allow you to retrieve all keywords so that they can be used in other applications such as spreadsheets.
You can help CrumplePop build the ultimate film grain package by funding the production of Grain35 on Kickstarter. You'll also get the product once it's been finished!
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.
Crumplepop has teamed up with film industry veteran Dale Grahn to produce a range of cross-platform plugins that produce highly accurate 35mm film colour emulation. They are called Koji.
Rainer Standke has built some great utility applications for FCPX and Final Cut Pro 7. He's just released Marker, a $19.99 application that can highlight clips in the finder by reading FCPXML and XML files.
There will be many products released soon that feature Thunderbolt, but LaCie has got in there first. Take a look at the tiny "Little Big Disk" 500GB of SSD.
He was top billing at the SuperMeet in Amsterdam during IBC 2013. After putting his foot in it (or both feet) even before FCPX was released, he asks the question again, "Is Final Cut Pro X ready for professional use?" Nearly an hour long video, so grab a coffee and enjoy.
The popular Final Cut Pro guru has got right up to date and launched an iPhone and iPad app for training on FCPX. The downloadable app is free with more tutorials available for purchase.
FCP guru Larry Jordan has been busy again. He's created 68 new micro-tutorials. Each runs less than four minutes, so you can quickly get the answers you need to your common Final Cut questions. These are the results of a recent Webinar he hosted, chopped down into nice bite size chunks. A few hand-picked ones after the break.
40 minutes of update news from FCPX guru Larry Jordan when he presented at the recent meeting of the Los Angeles Final Cut Pro User Group.
FCP guru Larry Jordan shows us how to add some groove to our title sequences without going via Motion. All thanks to Boris FX.
Larry Jordan gave a couple of talks at the recent BVE Expo in London. In one, he summed up the not too successful Final Cut Pro X launch quite well. We've also included some other great speakers from the show too who talk about tapeless production, 3D, SANs, media in the cloud and much much more...
Possibly a rhetorical question, but it is good to see Final Cut Pro X taking the stage again at the SuperMeet. Don't forget we still have an offer of five Euros off the admission price.
We are very proud to launch our FCP Community page and Forum today. We have included some amazing functionality for users - profiles, groups, events and forum postings to mention a few, everybody is welcome.
As a follow-up to his popular trim, crop & Ken Burns tutorial, the FCPX Master Michael Mehlhorn publishes a video on the basic tools within FCPX.
Berlin based trainer and writer Gabriele Weßling has just published a €12-90 Ebook in German on Final Cut Pro X 10.1.4.
You will be seeing a lot of this video on social media over the next few days. Called 'Learn how to use Final Cut Pro X in 30 mins or less' it aims to do exactly that. Please excuse the exclamation mark on the headline, but we thought it was worth it.
FxFactory from Noise Industries keeps on growing its set of FCP & Motion plugins. This is a good one, a zoom transition with a twist. (I don't know why but I want to say that in the accent of Serge from Beverly Hills Cop)
We have a challenge for you. Matt Davis recently posted that Premiere 'out chromakeyed' Final Cut Pro X in tests. He has kindly posted his media (Alex Gollner against green) for everybody to try out.
It seems like Pixel Film Studios are releasing new plugins every other day! Their latest is a transition pack called Transflare and we have a 25% off coupon code for this and all of the rest of their plugins.
A lot has been said about the media organisation tools in FCPX, but it is always good to see real life examples in action. In this new episode of Macbreak Studio, we take a look at how quick it can be to get your footage organised.
It's a Tuesday which means a roundup of Ripple's tutorial threesome. We have the weekly MacBreak Studio on locking fonts and a couple of seasonal spooky tutorials!
Has a Ninja ever logged? It doesn't really matter and the tutorial in this clickbait headline won't disappoint. Michael Garber is back with his humour and tips, this time focusing on logging.
We love great demos from people who know their stuff and these three presentations from the recent LACPUG are exactly that. Expect some gasps from the audience!
It's been unboxed, boxed up, driven down motorways, plugged into Xsans, ISIS and numerous Thunderbolt drives. We have spent a lot of time with the new Mac Pro running FCP 10.1, so what are our long term findings?
The guys are back from the pre 10.2 radio silence with a new episode of MacBreak Studio. This week they look at 3D text in FCPX, plus we look at a cool way to create masks.
Loreak, the official Spanish submission in the best foreign language film category for the 2016 Oscars has already received many great reviews. The editor, Raul Lopez Romero tells us how the film was shot on a Red Epic at 5K, then ingested and edited with Final Cut Pro X running on a previous generation 2009 Mac Pro.
***Updated with machine stats***
As FCPX matures, we are seeing more and more features being cut on the software. The Precipice is a low budget Australian indie that chose to post on FCPX for flexibility and speed.
Does any week go by without another pack of FCPX plugins being released? Expanding the transition options available to editors this time is Impackt from Luca Visual FX.
XSAN is dead according to Sam Mestman. So how did they manage to replay 84 streams of 4K at the recent LACPUG meeting?
Is there any type of software that Lynda.com doesn't have training for? Yes, Final Cut Pro X, but the course is scheduled for release at the end of this month. They've posted some free tutorials as a taste.
We have to say congratulations to Pixel Corps and Ripple Training for getting their 300 episode of MacBreak Studio published. This time they look at that old chestnut, dynamic trimming in FCPX and FCP7.
A slightly different MacBreak studio for you this time. This is the 'Directors Cut' or the version you would find in the extras on a DVD. FCPX color correcting, keying and a lot lot more.
We thought it had been a while since we heard from the MacBreak Studio guys and we were right, we had missed this episode. So here's the latest live MacBreak that's all FCPX.
Yesterday we showed you the video of the first three of six editors talking about how they think FCPX will affect editing, training and the whole FCP ecosystem. Today it is the turn of the last three and a group discussion to round things off.
We nearly posted this yesterday but we're glad we didn't as a discount promo arrived in our inbox today. Red Giant have updated the Magic Bullet Suite, added some plugins and now have 25% off too.
A Sex Pistols concert at Brixton Academy. Not the setting for FCP to work it's Multicam magic? Think again. Pro Apps expert Alexander Snelling tells us how the make multiclip feature stopped him looking pretty vacant.
Looking to make your Final Cut Pro X projects a bit more festive? Learn how to build custom snowflakes in Motion.
So you want to make a copy of a Final Cut Pro X event onto another drive so you can continue to edit whilst away from your main machine. This handy tip will show you how to make sure you've got all your files.
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.
Managing your sound effects and batch renaming in Final Cut Pro X and fixing multiple lighting sources in Blackmagic Design's DaVinci Resolve. It must be a Tuesday and time for the Ripple tutorial roundup.
The final part in the multicam trilogy from Mark Spencer and Steve Martin on MacBreak Studio. This time they have a good look at multicam trimming in Final Cut Pro X.
So you don't like the colorboard in Final Cut Pro X? Not a problem as there is a nifty trick to get similar FCP7 colorwheel control back.
Another episode of MacBreak Studio and this time Mark and Steve take a closer look at GPU rendering in Final Cut Pro X and distributed rendering with Compressor.
Mark Spencer presents Motion for FCPX editors at the recent Los Angeles Final Cut Pro User Group meeting. He illustrates with examples the fact that you don't need to know Motion to benefit from its image processing tools in FCPX.
As FCP gets more & more of a hold in the post-production industry, the requirement for 'interoperability' with other editing systems (OK Avid) is bound to grow. Marquis have launched a box that will help bridge the gap.
A smart move by Matrox. Not only will new MXO boxes have built in Thunderbolt by July, they are also releasing an adapter for those of us who have a unit already.
Matrox have taken a different approach to Thunderbolt connectivity with their I/O products compared to other manufacturers. Instead of building new models with Thunderbolt connectors, the adaptor allows new and existing products to use the superfast technology.
With Apple announcing improvements in broadcast monitoring with the 10.0.4 update, the three main hardware manufacturers have announced software updates too.
Please welcome a new author to FCP.co, Nick Harauz. He's an experienced Apple Certified Trainer and his first article is a detailed tutorial about maximising the use of roles in Final Cut Pro X.
The update has only been out for a few days, but the new media management functions feature in this new episode of MacBreak Studio. Mark & Steve explain all.
Good to see Steve Martin and Mark Spencer back in their normal chromakey studio after being in their acoustically lined box for the last season of MacBreak Studio. This time they are looking at media managing Motion files.
How could we resist a Final Cut Pro X user story when the production company decides to celebrate FCPX's first birthday with a cake? Danish company Metronome are using FCPX to cut the popular broadcast documentary series Razzia for TV2.
Whatever you are doing, stop, get yourself a coffee and spend the next 30 minutes watching Michael talk about large format workflow. Packed full of information, this recent LAFCPUG presentation is not to be missed.
Things are happening in the outside world, outside of the halls here at IBC in Amsterdam. A lot of messages from people about this latest video from Michael Cioni. FCPX comes out as a star.
Michael was there right at the start of Final Cut development at Macromedia before Apple bought the program, so he's got a pretty good background in NLE design and how things work. Some excellent advice from him in these three videos from the recent LAFCPUG meeting.
Michael Wohl needs no introduction to us FCPers, but Dan Bérubé gave him an excellent one anyway. 30 minutes of Final Cut Pro X recorded at the recent Amsterdam SuperMeet.
At the recent Los Angeles Creative Pro User Group, Mike Matzdorff presented his experiences of being an assistant editor on a major Hollywood film post produced on Final Cut Pro X.
It's a Tuesday, so its time for a roundup of the set of tutorials from Ripple Training. No Steve in this week's Macbreak Studio, Mike Matzdorff is the guest.
The options for getting clips and projects from Final Cut Pro X into After Effects are decreasing. Foolcut won't work wih versions above 10.0.2 and Automatic Duck is only for Final Cut Pro 7. The new ClipExporter version 1.1 from MindTransplant fills that gap.
***Update - New version now allows second display out from FCPX***
When the preview of Mountain Lion was announced, everybody thought how cool it would be in the future to mirror your FCPX desktop to an AppleTV. You don't have to wait until after the summer or later for the new cat, we show you how to do it now.
In this week's MacBreak Studio we have an appointment with Satan. Well almost, Steve Martin (not Satan!) shows us why Final Cut Pro X has an Adobe style 'Dynamic Linking' built right in.
We know we looked at using roles in Final Cut Pro X earlier this week, but these guys go into a lot more depth. One super useful alpha channel tip in there that's not to be missed.
Another roundup of the free effects for FCPX and Motion that have been published over the last couple of weeks. There's a lot of them too ranging from utility plugins, transitions and templates.
Two new plugins from the FxFactory stable. Xflare from SugarFX adds adjustable flares to footage and the sequel to Ripple Tools is out.
We've covered a variety of light leak effects here from the free downloads right up to a hard disk full of 4K flashes, scratches and flares. CrumplePop have joined in with a package of over 43 1080p styles for $69.
Another source for those much loved light leaks. 5DLeaks are offering their pack of leaks for $19.99
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.
In the latest video, Rick tackles dealing with a multitude of codecs and outputting to any format you want; selectively exporting from the Final Cut Pro Timeline; effective media management; how to clone a hard drive and protect yourself again disaster.
Two tutorials or demos today. First is a very clever way to morph between jump cuts in an interview. The second is a very customised Contour ShuttlePRO geared up to make colour correction easy.
Another MacBreak Studio and this time the duo of Mark Spencer and Steve Martin embark on the first leg of a three part journey to discover more about Motion's camera.
Although there is video stabilisation built into FCPX, the $99 Motionbend application has a lot more going on under the hood. With a new XML export into FCPX feature just added, we thought we would take a closer look at "motion editing" with Motionbend.
A new entrant to the Final Cut Pro X ecosystem, MotionElements from Singapore has launched a new Motion Template channel to add to their microstock stock footage & template site.
If you are using Final Cut Pro X to produce weddings then this new pack of looks from MotionVFX is going to be of interest to you.
Another day, another light leak. This new $89 plugin from MotionVFX is worth a look though as it does more than just the ubiquitous light flashes we have seen so much of.
Run out of ways on how to present a client's logo to make it look sexy? MotionVFX has just released a second pack of logo animations for Final Cut Pro X and Motion5.
MotionVFX has just released mTransition Light, a $49 pack of plugins and light effects for not only Final Cut Pro X, but any NLE that accepts ProRes files. They have also reached a template milestone and are celebrating with a 30% discount until the end of March.
MOTO Inc is a relative stranger to the capture and playback market for video, so we thought we'd take a look at the new Thunderbolt equipped HDX-SDI.
10 part French TV series Lazy Company had a split life in post production. Seven episodes were cut on Final Cut Pro 7 and three were cut on Final Cut Pro X. We speak to editor Olivier Galliano who gladly took on the challenge of using FCPX.
There are some concepts that are easier to show with a live demo then reading about them, even with a lot of graphics included. This is one of them, moving media around in Final Cut Pro X.
After a run of media management tips, it is good to see Steve and Mark back to the creating side of things. This week they are looking at moving a keyframed motion path without moving keyframes. Does that make sense?
Eric Kmetz of Epic Motion posted this multi-cam tutorial.This is very helpful for anyone who does multi-cam shoots not just weddings. Made with his iMac, his iSight, his iChair and most importantly his iBalls! See one of Eric's beautiful wedding films after the break.
Slightly usurped by Bruce Sharp's PluralEyes demo yesterday, our MacBreak Studio duo of Steve Martin and Mark Spencer show us how to multicam edit in Final Cut Pro X when there is no multicam editing in Final Cut Pro X!
Rob Tinworth has made this short video on his life with Final Cut Pro. We won't say too much about it, we'll let you enjoy the ride. Expect this to get posted on every blog in the next 24 hours.
Another useful plugin from the husband and wife team of Graeme & Wendy Nattress. This $49 plugin makes animating 'video scrapbooks' from still images.
It's been a week of plugin and software releases and there's more to come. Graeme Nattress has launched a pack of film transitions for FCPX, Motion and After Effects.
If there is one question that gets asked the most often on our busy FCPX forum, it's "When will Neat Video release their noise reduction plugin for Final Cut Pro X" Now we know the answer, you can buy it today.
In this months plugin roundup we have a new grading plugin from Pixel Film Studios, an interesting update to 3D rendering in FCPX with Super Charger and two new plugins from the FxFactory stable.
In a wistful promotion aimed at that lovelorn Valentine's Day market, EditorsKeys are trying to make us fall in love with editing again. Some spec and other keyboards after the break.
Ripple Training has released a new training course called Creative Editing in Final Cut Pro X. Hosted by Abba Shapiro, it majors on the art of editing. There's also 25% off until March the 3rd.
SliceX powered by Mocha has been a huge success. It's just had a speed tweak under the hood, a whole new set of tutorials and the best news of all, a price drop to $99.
With all the news about hyperlapses last week, we overlooked the update of Blackmagic Design's DaVinci Resolve to 11.1.4. Some new interoperability in there for us FCPX editors.
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