Well we have featured rap songs about Canon cameras, After Effects and more, so why not have an "in your face" rap about ProRes?
We are normally quite good at picking up articles from Apple as they are released, but we missed this one. Many thanks to the eagle eyed Marcin Zwolski for spotting this latest documentation and sending us the link.
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.
Apple have updated their ProRes White Paper and tucked away are some interesting performance figures for Final Cut Pro X on a Retina Macbook Pro. A great read with some great explanations.
The war between portable LCD recorders broke out a few weeks ago. Cinedeck have joined the fight with their new model which offers Avid DNxHD, CineForm and Apple ProRes recording as well as 3D options. Find out all the tech spec for EXTREME after the break and where you can find it at NAB.
It has been a busy week for codec news. We try to sift through the information, dispel the FUD and come out the other side in one piece.
Day one of NAB 2019 in Las Vegas and there is a running theme on the show floor of 8K production. What we didn't expect though was a return of the dedicated editing keyboard! Also make sure you watch a great interview about ProRes RAW.
The demise of QuickTime Player 7 left an opportunity for a company like Digital Heaven to jump in and publish a professional movie playing app. New today is Pro Player and it's been discounted from $29.99 to $19.99 for one week only.
Ok, it's been a slow weekend for FCP news, so slow in fact that we thought we'd go super slow. Tom Guilmette got hold of a Phantom Flex camera on a recent Ping Pong excursion to Las Vegas. The results are awesome.
We welcome Einar Johnson from Pixel Bokeh Productions who very kindly let us publish his story on how his company edited a highlight reel during the course of a corporate conference. Of course, FCPX was one of the stars!
Not all news for the next few days will come out of Amsterdam. Divergent Media has just announced an update to Edit Ready, now it will take MXF media.
A new media conversion programme from Divergent Media (the people behind Clipwrap) is promising a lot of things in a crowded market. So what does this new $49 application offer?
The biggest FCPX story for us of the show so far is the slightly unexpected but very welcome news that EVS will support growing files by the end of the year.
Independent filmaker Nick Gregorio got an added bonus when his feature 'Green' was able to be remastered in FCPX with the original RED files via Resolve.
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.
So we are going to leave the credit cards at home this NAB otherwise we might find ourselves with one of these on the plane back. There are other LCD recorders arriving everyday, but this one can record two streams for 3D work. It's missing one thing though...
Life would be so much simpler for us editors if everybody used the same codec, preferably ProRes. VirtualMXF from Hamburg Pro Media brings a little more friendliness to handling MXF files in non linear editors.
We wish we hadn't seen this video. It gives us another reason to want to rush out and buy a new 2.2 GHz Intel Core i7 MacBook Pro, if Thunderbolt wasn't enough! We will post the rendering speed results after the break, but I urge you to watch one of the most elegant bench tests going.
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!
Lesspain has just announced an update to their media managing software Kyno. The 1.2 release focuses on transcoding, FCPX integration and more format support. There is also a 15% off coupon code until the end of March!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Rgrain have released a set of film grain clips to overlay onto your footage to make that pin sharp video look like it was shot on a film camera. $60 gets you the set to work in Final Cut Pro and other NLE's
You can't have failed to miss the many demo videos about Technicolor's CineStyle picture style that allows Canon DSLR owners more latitude colour correcting video in post production. Nikon owners now have the same opportunity.
Not an update to the Pro Apps, but great news from six third-party companies who have announced that their products will support ProRes RAW. A year on, the video format is gaining traction!
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.
Have you ever wanted to follow your passion by traveling the world as a digital content creator? Modern filmmaking methods and distribution outlets have made that possible.
Before the BlackMagic event this morning we went to the AJA Video Systems breakfast press conference. New products were announced including the Ki Pro Quad which will record 4K out of your Canon EOS C500.
OK so here's the thing, you go and shoot with your DSLR, but now you've got to get your source files into an editable format for FCP. So cue a big fat file transfer. Wouldn't you prefer to simplify the system and record direct from to the Timeline? So here it is: the Atomos Ninja, which by-passes in-camera compression to record straight from the HDMI connector of your DSLR or camcorder directly to Apple ProRes. All the spec after the break.
They are going to be 'the' gadget of NAB 2011, the portable LCD screened ProRes recorder for your video camera or DSLR. In true London bus style (you wait and then three come at once), Fast Forward Video have announced the sidekick HD.
The week before NAB 2018, Apple announced a new version of Final Cut Pro X with support for closed captions, and the brand new ProRes RAW codec. In the announcement, Atomos and DJI were listed as the first two companies to support capture of the ProRes RAW codec. In the first of the video presentations from the Faster Together stage at NAB, Jeromy Young debuts ProRes RAW.
How do you shoot ProRes RAW and then control the ISO and white balance afterwards when editing in Final Cut Pro?