Bored with the built in FX in FCPX? Fresh out of the box are ten new transitions in a pack called 'TransiMatic' from SquidFX.
There's bound to be a lot of expectation when you go on stage with a presentation entitled "10 things you might not know about Final Cut Pro X." Victor Maldonado gets a grilling, but that's not why we are posting the video.
Over the weekend Scott sent us an email about his recent webinar on FCPX. We will let him take up the story about the list after the break.
Dan Allen, a student filmaker has published 12 free tutorials for Final Cut Pro X. We always like to feature new tutorial makers so we've posted the first four after the break.
Does what it says on the tin and they come thick and fast. Video (flash only I'm affraid) after the break.
Time to catch up with this week's tutorials from Ripple. The first looks at 3D text tips and includes one pretty awesome piece of information you won't want to miss. The second looks at the RGB parade scopes in Resolve.
We did say that today were going to publish Dan's next four free Final Cut Pro X tutorials, but that was before we discovered he had published a 7.5 video!
I feel a bit of a theme coming on here. 'Tutorial Tuesday' ok, maybe not, but we do have tutorials stacked up like planes coming in to land at Heathrow on a friday night. First up is Izzy with his amazing 7 hour collection.
We all love free tutorials and new producer We Make Movies has wasted no time after the 10.0.6 update in publishing these eight. Get yourself a large coffee and enjoy some free training!
Wes James (AKA the NLE Ninja) has produced a set of nine tutorials wrapped up into a 40 minute video. No FCPX, no Motion, just layers, effects and rendering!
If you've got an hour and a half spare, grab a coffee and enjoy Alex Lindsay, Steve Martin and Mark Spencer talk about Final Cut Pro X. Packed full of FCPX information with an added bonus of how to make shot glasses out of CDs.
Martin Gosset has just published a 140 page interactive PDF all about FCPX. As you can see it is written in French and is on sale at the great price of just five Euros.
With the recent update of Final Cut Pro X to 10.0.1, an XML import & export feature became available.This article might be a very good place to start from to get an understanding of this flexible tool.
This week we have two tutorials on the great new 3D text that is available in Final Cut Pro X and Motion. The Ripple boys explain all.
As a contrast to last week's shenanigans and maybe because it's a holiday break for many, the FCP news has been a bit thin on the ground. A good time to catch up with the latest free tutorials posted and don't miss Larry Jordan's excellent film making story.
Wow, an amazing resource on color correcting within Final Cut Pro X. We have to thank T Payton for posting this first on on our forum, the find is so good though that it had to make the front page!
New Final Cut Pro X applications, plugins, tutorials and a video from the boss of Canon EOS who explains that video on the 5D MkII was an accident! We have put them all up into a Friday roundup.
If there was such thing as a #FreeTutorialTuesday, it would be today. Not only do we the have latest episode of MacBreak Studio, we also have more free Final Cut Pro X and Motion tutorials from Andy Neil. Turn the Gaggia on!
Hot off the press, or should we say hot out of ScreenFlow, Ripple Training has launched their latest Motion tutorial. Coupon code included!
We are back from the Easter Break and back to the Final Cut Pro X news. Just before we packed up for the break, John Davidson from Magic Feather told us he has published a new FCPX On-Air tutorial and the finished edit.
FCPX handles text in a completely different way to Final Cut Pro 7, the old tried and trusted text generator died with the new release. Ripple Training has produced a new tutorial showing you how to get the titles you want in FCPX.
With not much news on a quiet Monday, we thought that it was a good opportunity to take a look at the best free Final Cut Pro X tutorials that have been published this month.
Yes we are well into June, but we have quite a few odd bits of news left over from May that we thought we would get out of the inbox to make space for WWDC. So in no particular order or ranking...
In these two vidoes, Larry Jordan the FCP guru of jaw dropping fame, runs us through Final Cut Pro X from scratch. If you've never worked the app before then this is a good place to start.
Three new tutorials to watch from the Ripple stable this week. Adding bling to text, making your own HUDs in Motion and drawing your own curve in a transition in DaVinci Resolve 12
We noticed on the recent FCPX sneak peak video or screen grabs that one of the 'stock' effects was a 'Day to Night' filter. This set off a conversation with another editor about the best way to get the same look in FCP7
A bit later in the week, but that is down to us experimenting with Final Cut Pro X and DaVinci Resolve (11) more than anything. Time to catch up with the latest tutorials from Ripple, there's also a new paid tutorial on what's new in Resolve 12.
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.
At the recent meeting of the Los Angeles Creative Pro User Group, Alexis Van Hurkman gave a demonstration of the yet unreleased DaVinci Resolve 10. Final Cut Pro X was his choice of source NLE for the demo.
Some kinetic typography gives clear advice on how your scratch disk works in Final Cut Pro. Short but to the point and rather cool too. Video after the break.
Ever wanted to simulate typing on a computer or mobile phone using a blinking cursor in Motion? Now you can after you've watched this Motion tutorial.
We won't ruin the fun, but shouldn't all tutorials be as dangerous?
A double dose of the duo this morning! At the recent Los Angeles Creative Pro User Group, Steve Martin and Mark Spencer took to the stage to present the latest features in the 10.0.6 FCPX update.
This came in right as we were closing the door on the FCP.co campus for the holiday break. There are some good tips in this edition of MacBreak Studio about particles.
How many Final Cut Pro X editors haven't used or even installed Motion5? Well if you are one of them then this episode of Macbreak Studio is a good place to start to understand the creative possibilities the app could bring.
Steve Martin is joined by Alexis Van Hurkman this time on MacBreak Studio to talk about Blackmagic Design's DaVinci Resolve. A great 15 minutes worth of information.
You've got to be impressed by a demo that includes Monk footage - not that we are saying that the episodes get cut on Final Cut Pro X! Moviola Events presents Andrew running the audience through the new FCPX timeline.
When we posted the first two of Andrews' videos the last two were not available on Vimeo. Here he talks about the missing features within Final Cut Pro X and finishes off with the question "Is it for you?"
The new rigging feature in Motion5 gives huge power to those who want to build their own effects for Final Cut Pro X. Andy Neil gives us a lesson on building an effect using widgets & rigs.
A presenter on green screen with accompanying graphics. Sounds easy? In this new tutorial you can find out how to build one of the classic presentation layouts.
Mark Spencer and Steve Martin return with another edition of MacBreak Studio, this time they take Motion 5 for a spin.
In this week's episode of MacBreak Studio, the guys return to Coremelt's SliceX plugin to remove a shadow and animate a tilt shift effect.
You would think that from the title of the article that this new episode of MacBreak Studio is covering the basics on behaviors. You would be wrong as it gets complex and very interesting very quickly.
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.
Fox Mahoney has published some excellent Motion tutorials here on FCP.co. This time, he really takes the tools in Motion to a new level with this experiment in building custom behaviors. We learnt a lot.
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One we have been keeping our eye on for the release, the new Final Cut Pro X 10.1 Professional Post Production book is out in Kindle & Ebook format. Authored by Brendan Boykin and published by Peachpit, this book follows a whole project through from start to finish.
Possibly the shortest ever article on FCP.co this year. Apple have published a FAQ document that not unsurprisingly gives a whole raft of answers to FCPX frequently asked questions.
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.
A new episode of MacBreak Studio and this week we have an updated way to copy a Library without taking optimised and proxy media over.
It's not an FCPX tutorial, but it's not far off. Nice to see somebody who knows iMovie talk well about its relationship to FCPX.
SliceX from Coremelt got a huge thumbs up from all our readers here on FCP.co. When they announced that planar tracking was going to be built in, we tracked down (sorry) Roger Bolton at NAB to give us a live FCPX demo. There's a money off offer too!
A complete mix of tutorials from Ripple this week. Heavyweight RED workflow from Steve and audio crossfades and exploding text with Motion from Mark.
Better late than never, we just got word that this week's MacBreak Studio is out and in this episode the guys have a few surprises about Auditions up their sleeves.
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.
In this week's episode of MacBreak Studio we go back to basics, but with a twist. Learn how to replace media when you want to match action in the middle of a clip.
FCPX has been criticised for not having a batch export, good job we have top people on the case to make getting a bunch of sequences out of Final Cut Pro X happen fast!
A very handy application for batch exporting projects out of Final Cut Pro X in this week's MacBreak Studio. We also feature a tutorial on building timelapses in the first episode of a new FCPX podcast.
This week's episode of MacBreak Studio sounds boring, but it contains some amazing demonstartions on how powerful the database can be in FCPX. Well worth a watch and then a rewatch.
You might be familiar with Ben already as he is a regular contributor to our popular Final Cut Pro X forum right here on FCP.co. He's launched a new tutorial series on managing media for FCPX.
Making good tutorials is a lot harder than it seems. So we are really pleased to see new tutorial maker Ben Consoli kick off a new series of short videos on FCPX.
So what is the best way to import footage in Final Cut Pro X? Chris Roberts shows us his battle tested methods for ingesting footage and managing media from camera cards. Some great FCPX tips not to be missed!
One of the big stumbling blocks for the acceptance of Final Cut Pro X with professional editors has been its use on shared storage. Apple have published a white paper of Xsan Best Practices, it makes interesting reading.
We all know that Final Cut's slow motion effects can be somewhat disappointing at times. That that ugly frame blending that is on by default is horrendous. In this slightly old but good Motion tutorial (Motion 3 but the process is the same in 4) Steve Martin from Ripple Training shows us how round tripping to Motion for its optical flow processing might be the answer. Want more? extra Optical Flow & retiming tutorials after the break
In this weeks trio of Ripple tutorials we have Bill Davis as a guest talking about ratings and favourites. Mark also shows us how to build a falling leaf transition in Motion and we have an appearance by a dubstepping grape in a chromakey tutorial.
It struck once more! The Blackmagic/FCPX 'gotcha' that I swore I'd never be caught by again. Why doesn't the selected output work with Final Cut Pro X?
Published slightly later than usual, this week's MacBreak Studio features a tutorial on how to blow away text in Motion 5. Many great ideas to try out in this new episode.
Boris FX have updated Soundbite to version 1.1 which brings support for FCPX. Once called 'Get' this piece of software can be invaluable for finding words or phrases in recorded media.
Ever been frustrated by dead pixels on pans and tilts making life difficult? The people at Digital Heaven have come up with the solution.
Many feature films have cosmic zooms, in this new episode of MacBreak Studio we learn how to construct that signature trip through the Z dimension.
Building a night sky in Motion, adding an extra angle using 4K material in a FCPX multicam edit and smoothing skin in DaVinci Resolve. It's Tuesday so it's the Ripple tutorial roundup!
Want an easy way to do custom picture in picture effects in FCPX? Mark Spencer shows Steve Martin how their Callouts plugin gives editors a lot of options for overlaying video in boxes.
The guys from MacBreak Studio are back and this time they are doing requests. A move on from the normal show & tell, in this episode they build a scoreboard in Motion 5
So just how fast can you build a slideshow in Final Cut Pro X? Doug Suiter from FCPXposure shows us, just don't blink! Plus we run through some free and commercial FCPX plugins that help to build an good looking slideshow.
The guys did it with a Spirograph and now by request they present how to build an Etch A Sketch in Motion5. A lot of giggling going on in this one!
Probably one of the most common graphics you'll have to build as an editor is the 'lower third.' More tips in this Macbreak Studio on how to roll your own for FCPX
Sounds like an oxymoron, but it's perfectly possible. When we say Steve goes deep into FCPX this week, we mean it! He discovers embedded apps, one of which will burn DVDs all day long.
Most of us won't change out of the standard setting on our Canon 5Ds as we don't have time to experiment with the curves, but this guy has done if for you. Peter Miranda runs through all the 5D profiles, as well as the superflat curve. More after the break including shooting 3D on your 5D
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.
Time to catch up with the set of Ripple Training's tutorials. A lot to go through, from MacBreak Studios to FCPX in under 5 minutes. Plus the odd DaVinci Resolve tutorial for luck.
We got a bit busy over the last couple of days with the publication of our Tour de France article, so time to catch up with Ripple's three weekly tutorial videos.
Another free handy tool from MotionVFX, this time you can change the frame rate of Motion projects.
Ever wanted to have a bit more flexibility when it comes to the storage location of your Final Cut Pro X proxies? This clever trick from Alex in Spain opens up many more possibilities with FCPX proxy workflows.
Another Motion tutorial from AppleShakeGuru, but this discovery actually goes back two tutorials.
So you want the blood to stand out a bit more in your latest zombie film that you're editing on FCP7. Denver Riddle shows us how to add a bit more 'bite' (sorry) to your indie production.
Denver Riddle's tutorials on color correcting in Final Cut Pro X are some of the best. Now he's turned his talents to producing tutorials for Blackmagic Design's DaVinci Resolve.
Alexis Van Hurkman has just released his set of tutorials on the new edition of DaVinci Resolve 11. Over thirteen hours of training and 20% off until October the 8th.
Yes you read the title right, how to colour correct in FCPX with a roundtrip via Aperture. It's a very long trip, a very, very long trip, but if you must go...
Like it or loathe it, the color board in Final Cut Pro X is the place to go to colour correct your footage. How about being able to control it and apply grades using the keyboard? Steve and Mark explore...
Denver Riddle at Color Grading Central has been teasing us with screen grabs of his Color Finale plugin for Final Cut Pro X. Well today is the launch day and if that's not enough we also have a coupon code for $20 off the purchase price. Excited?
A couple of videos from new tutorial maker Paulus the Woodgnome. Also probably the best colour picker tip for Final Cut Pro X you'll see for a while. We certainly learnt a few things.
In this new episode of MacBreak Studio, Mark Spencer and Steve Martin talk about basic compositing in FCPX. You might not have a send to Motion feature, so can great greenscreen compositing be done directly in Final Cut Pro X?
If you want some comprehensive FCP beginners tutorials, then check out this very handy resource from the Knight Digital Media Center at the Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism.
The first Tuesday of the year and the guys at Ripple have published their first MacBreak Studio of 2015. How can media be in more than one place without doubling the disk space used?
One of the frustrations of publishing Master Templates from Motion 4 to FCP7 was the fact that dropzones and text entry/tracking were the only controls that transferred between the apps. With Motion 5 and FCPX that's all changed, welcome to rig building.
Serge M takes a look at how and where media gets stored when using Final Cut Pro.
If you ever want to build an adjustable line or shape in Motion for use in Final Cut Pro, there is only one way to get the On Screen Controls to work. In the second part of the series on OSCs, our resident Motion expert, Fox Mahoney shows us how to control shapes in plugins for FCPX. He's also very kindly included a link to the completed template!
Coremelt have added two new effects to their very popular Slice X plugin that features tracking powered by Mocha. They are also offering a discounted price on the plugin until July the 22nd.
We have seen it demoed, but today is the official release date for the updated plugin SliceX, the bezier masking tool for FCPX that now features Mocha tracking. We also have 3 copies to giveaway to lucky FCP.co readers!
This week we look once again at the amazing 3D text capabilities in Motion and we also refresh our Compressor skills by looking at presets and default locations.
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