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...
***Updated with promo price for Optics plugin***
The latest update to Noise Industries' FxFactory 4.0.1 brings a new plugin called Optics from Ripple Training and updates for XEffects 3D Transitions from Idustrial Revolution, Defocus from PHYX and Stereo 3D Toolbox from Dashwood Cinema Solutions.
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.
SUGARfx have made editor's lives a lot easier by releasing a brand new $49 plugin for the display of subtitles in FCPX and Final Cut Pro 7 timelines.
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.
The news yesterday that Wes Plate from Automatic Duck was moving to Adobe flashed around the internet pretty quickly. Is this good or bad news for Final Cut Pro X?
Well, it has been a slow January for news (that we can publish) so we thought we would post this video that we came across on our YouTube explorations. Don't shout at the screen!
Yes, we are a site about Final Cut Pro, but it doesn't do any harm to look at other NLEs out there. Especially when an update comes out with new features.
At one minute past midnight EST, Adobe published details about their new version of Premiere Pro CS6. We had the pleasure of a sneak peek a few weeks ago.
We think we'll look back and see the introduction of Thunderbolt as a bit of a watershed. Today AJA Video Systems announced the io XT, a portable I/O video 7 audio capture box. We sat down with Tony Cacciarelli who took us through all the new products and updates for IBC 2011.
So you can work the kit, but can you work with clients? Having many years of facility editing under our belts, we would say they are both just as important. Many editors can do the former, not everyone can do the latter.
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.
Walter Biscardi put the inaugural meeting of the Atlanta Cutters together in three weeks from scratch. He lined up demos of the top NLE's and more for the packed house.
When we heard that Michael Kammes had moved to Bebop Technology, we were very curious to find out more about its online virtualisation of edit machines. He's very kindly told us what Bebop is, how it works and answers the question 'Could FCPX be virtualised'.
The newly announced Thunderbolted Intensity Extreme from Blackmagic Design is targeted at professional videographers. Small, bus powered with HDMI in & out, it will retail for €209.
Unlimited Filters from Picture Instruments allows a user to build looks in Photoshop and then take the LUT grades and apply them in FCPX, Adobe's Premiere Pro and After Effects.
Not just being able to operate another NLE, but be good at it, able to sit next to a paying client working under time pressure. Is theres a lot of common ground? On the 25th anniversary of Adobe's Premiere launch, are NLE’s all becoming the same or are they getting more specialised?
There are many ways to use Canon DSLR footage in FCP ranging from native file editing, transcoding with Compressor to plugins. In fact there are people out there selling tutorials on how to do it! Download the official workflow white papers from Canon to get it right and maybe save some time and money.
Some hot news that's not off the NAB show floor. Automatically track and censor faces within FCPX, Motion, Adobe After After Effects and Premiere with the new Secret Identity plugin. We are impressed, very impressed.
CoreMelt Complete is now available for Final Cut Pro X and it's been reduced to half price. Also Red Giant show us why Magic Bullet won't be coming to FCPX just yet.
Everybody loves free plugins, especially when they offer a lot of functionality for no Dollars! Idustrial Revolution have just updated their popular plugin called CoverFlux which now brings iTunes style slideshows to Final Cut Pro X and Adobe Premiere Pro.
A slightly different plugin announcement. CrumplePop has just released AudioDenoise, a third party noise reducing plugin for FCPX. We asked how is it better than the built-in FCPX noise reduction and why? (It is also on special offer for a week at $49)
After 10 days we are back at the column coalface with news from CrumplePop. They have just released an automatic white balancing plugin called AutoBalance. It's on special offer too.
Getting rid of echo and reverb on audio has been an expensive post production option until now. This new $99 plugin from CrumplePop will clean up your audio in Final Cut Pro X and Adobe Premiere Pro.
It was funded on Kickstarter and is now ready for download and purchase on the iTunes store. CTRL+Console brings advanced Final Cut Pro X control to the iPad.
Digital Rebellion have updated their iPad note taking application Cut Notes to version 2. A new look GUI, more features and the ability to sync everything in the cloud.
Dashwood Cinema Solutions has released a collection of effects and generators called the Editors Essential Plugin Suite. Also in this story you will see the coolest thing happening in FCPX this week!
Digieffects have announced that their plugin 'Damage' is now available for Final Cut Pro X. So if you want to degrade that lovely pin sharp footage into old film, compressed video with artifacts or TV interference for example, this $99 plugin fits the billing.
Digieffects have joined the list of companies that have updated their plugins to work with Final Cut Pro X. Delerium is the first pack that gets the makeover.
With camera resolutions growing by thousands of pixels every NAB, it means that every slight imperfection of an actress or actors skin now gets captured with pin sharp clarity. Beauty Box 2 is a plugin that softens those minor blemishes and it now works in Final Cut Pro X too.
Rays, you either love them or hate them, but used right they can add a lot of impact or subtle realism. Digital Film Tools have upgraded their Rays plugin to work with Final Cut Pro X.
Digital Film Tools have released 'reFine' a $99 video & film plugin that delivers edge aware sharpening and smoothing effects. The plugin supports many hosts including Final Cut Pro X and FCP7.
What a superb idea. Compile into a database all the common error codes you'll likely to come across on Mac based video editing software. Then wrap it all up into a searchable iPhone & iPad app for $1.99.
Final Cut Pro X might not be for you, so what are the options? Oliver Peters takes a tour through the NLE alternatives.
Here at FCP.co, we are all too familiar with the advantages of a Final Cut Pro X workflow. But, as FCP X becomes more widely used throughout the production industry, we thought we’d dedicate a little space to helping those familiar with other NLEs get to grips with our favourite editing platform. We asked Chris Roberts (who’s both an Apple Certified Trainer and Adobe Certified Instructor) to help Premiere Pro editors draw parallels with FCP X.
Continuing our look at Final Cut Pro X for Premiere editors, Chris Roberts takes a look at the different editing techniques you can employ. There are some big changes and Chris gives you the information you need to know to get up to speed.
Final Cut Pro X's speed and thus the benefits are gradually becoming recognised by editors in the industry. So on a new Retina MacBook Pro, how does Adobe's Premiere Pro match up to FCPX's performance, especially with 4K? Badly as Max Yuryev found out in his video. We are looking forward to the comments about this one!
Yes, this is a site about Final Cut Pro, but we love new things, especially when they are inspired by Final Cut Pro X itself. So let's fire up the new Adobe Rush and give it go.
The deluge of new plugins post NAB continues. New releases include a utility plugin for getting the timing right when editing to a script and a couple of new free plugins from Andy Mees.
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!
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.
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.
Google can be a very clever tool, especially when it comes to comparing statistics. We wanted to find out which non linear editor got the most web and YouTube searches.
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.
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.
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.
The new Nodes 2 plugin from Yanobox was announced at the Supermeet in Las Vegas last night. Create complex visual animations in Final Cut Pro X, FCP7, Motion, Adobe After Effects & Premiere Pro.
Adding captions to videos is a tedious process, let alone adding multiple languages! Oliver Peters takes a look at the online transcription & translation service Simon Says,
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'
What is the quickest way to create heavily graded footage in Final Cut Pro X but protect skin tones ? We think we might have found the answer with Picture Instrument's new $47 plugin called Warping Wheels.
The plugin management system FxFactory from Boston based company Noise Industries has been updated to version 4. The big news is plugin compatibility with Adobe's Premiere Pro CS6 for the Mac, but more plugins have been upgraded for Final Cut Pro X as well.
After a great tease video, the news is out. Universe from Red Giant is a new system for building plugins for multiple hosts on OSX and Windows machines. It's community driven and a variety of subscription plans gets you access to a growing library of effects.
We were slightly sceptical when Red Giant announced their ever growing pack of plugins called Universe. Well, it's just had a thumping update with a lot of new effects and is beginning to look like a good cross-platform plugin collection.
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.
***Udated with FCPX release date***
Following on from flat picture styles for Canon DSLR's, Technicolor have launched CineStyle Color Assist. This $99 looks package for Final Cut Pro & Adobe Premiere brings their technology from blockbuster films to the NLE desktop.
The Conan Editors who took that humorous look at Final Cut Pro X when it was released have had a sneak peak at the new version of Adobe's Premiere Pro. A funny infomercial? You decide.
The guys at Lesspain Software have done a lot of listening to clients wishes. Their new version of Kyno contains a lot of new features and upgrades from user feedback. We are quite excited about the upcoming Frame.io integration. ***Patrick Southern demo video added***
It's certainly new plugin Monday here on FCP.co and we have to thank Andy Mees for releasing three free plugins to download. They all work on FCP7 & FCPX, Motion, Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects.
Bad news all round. It looks like Adobe have been the victim of a rather nasty attack. Time to change your Adobe password PDQ.
If you are attending IBC this year then make sure you stay for the 4th annual SuperMeet on Sunday the 11th of September. The full guest lineup has been published too.
These two plugins are similar but different. They both do the work of the internal tools within Final Cut Pro X, however both sets of developers say that their products do a much better job. Better keying with Hawaiki Keyer 3 and better stabilisation with BetterStabilizer from CrumplePop.
Rick Young caught up with Walter Murch right after the SuperMeet in Amsterdam. He starts off with a question about Final Cut Pro X...
Has the tide turned? It seems more and more are discovering that FCPX is really the fastest and best way to get content ingested, edited and outputted. YouTuber Levi Allen AKA Leftcoast gave himself 24 hours to make the switch. Why did he change NLEs? His video tells all.
There has been a lot of talk recently from people abandoning FCP to use Adobe's Premiere for the native DSLR H264 file handling. Paul Joy has done some rather revealing side by side comparisons.
Digital Rebellion have upgraded and renamed their very successful FCS Maintenance Pack to Pro Maintenance Tools. More supported apps, more features, Lion compatible and we have two copies to give away.
***Updated with winners***
You are probably familiar with Digital Rebellion's other products such as the excellent FCS Maintenance Pack and Cut Notes for the iPad. Their latest product is Editmote, a remote controller for FCP, Avid, Premiere or the QuickTime player for Mac. They've also given us two copies to give away.
The Autosave Vault in FCP 7 has saved our bacon many times, but what about wanting to go back to older versions of your edit in Final Cut Pro X? We have 2 copies of Pro Versioner from Digital Rebellion to give away that allow you to step back in time on any NLE.
Controlling Final Cut Pro X from a iPhone or iPad isn't new. What is new however is Editmote 2 which gains added Final Cut Pro X support, gestures and more. We also have 3 copies to give away.
Digital Rebellion have put more than 300 updates into their media management product, Pro Media Tools which is now at Version 1.1. They have also very kindly given us 2 copies to giveaway.
We love FCP, but there are times when you will have to go to another NLE. Not something that we like to contemplate too much but its fact. We've recently seen the bridging to Avid, but how does FCP work with Premiere Pro? More after the break.