Hot off the press and subject to change, FCPWORKS and FCP.co have announced the schedule and speakers for this year's presentations at NAB2016
Yes more great FCPX demos to watch and more coffee to be drunk this morning!. FCP Exchange continued on March 5th at Abel Cine in Burbank. The second session of the Final Cut Pro X workshop series featured collaborative workflows and shared storage solutions. The day included sessions from Apple (which was private for the crowd) Quantum, Softron, Blackmagic, and editors Charlie Austin, Patrick Southern and David Tillman. Great viewing!
We couldn't make BVE at ExCel London this year, a shame as Soho Editors had a lecture area that put on presentations that mainly concentrated on Final Cut Pro X. So luckily for us they have just published recordings of the sessions. Rory from Soho Editors, Thomas Grove Carter, a couple of Alexes and Pierre from Softron all take to the stage.
Swiss national television network Radio Télévision Suisse handles 800 hours of on-air content each year in its Post Production department, with FCP X and a ShareStation Enterprise shared storage system. Ronny Courtens explains why RTS chose FCP X, the shared storage system and how the combination of speed and performance is perfect for their needs. Lots of info, lots of pictures and lots of videos, so get a large coffee and enjoy. Worth an email to anybody who thinks FCP X is not a professional tool as well!
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot is the new comedy war film from Paramount Studios starring Tina Fey. We asked director Glenn Ficarra, Editor Jan Kovac, Assistant Editor Kevin Bailey and Apprentice Editor Esther Sokolow how the film was made, what was different from Focus and of course how well Final Cut Pro X performed?
We think you know the answer already, but again their detailed workflow is well worth a read. Especially if you are going to cut your next Hollywood feature film on Final Cut Pro X!
One of Thomas Grove Carter's recent jobs was cutting the season 6 Game of Thrones trail. He very kindly put together a few tips he used when editing in FCPX and also described why he didn't choose to use Avid.
We haven't been attending BVE this week. That's because we have been testing out the hottest new storage product from LumaForge called 'JellyFish.' It's small, fast and got GigE or 10GigE tentacles to share media across clients. It is also very affordable.
Not only did 'What Happened, Miss Simone" open the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, it's also on the nominee list to win the best documentary feature at the 2016 Oscars. The editor, Joshua L Pearson and Tim Moyle, the assistant editor tell FCP.co about how the film was edited on FCPX with special emphasis on managing and keywording a lot of archive.
Larry has been one of the most respected trainers and tutorial producers since the times when Final Cut could only manage NTSC DV. He's decided it's time to wrap up his tutorial making and webinar publishing.
Take five teams of filmmakers, give them iPhones to shoot on, Final Cut Pro X running on shared storage to edit with and 36 hours to complete a three minute film. Sam Mestman tells us about We Make Movies' latest community film project.
How does Final Cut Pro X perform when it comes to editing a comedy web series? Michael Hadley from Screen D'Or Pictures tells us about his workflow on Knights of New Jersey and how FCPX was the best choice of NLE.
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.
I recently took delivery of a new iMac 27-inch with Retina 5K display. So what better opportunity to test it out than the hardest broadcast job I do all year. So how did it and Final Cut Pro X cope? The last two years were with a Mac Pro, would it be fast enough?
We're excited to share the news that the FCP Exchange workshop series produced by FCPWORKS and promoted by FCP.co continues in 2016 with new sessions in Los Angeles in March and at NAB in Las Vegas this April.
We are back with a great user story. David Tillman describes his journey from being put off by FCPX from the initial scare stories to how he embraced Apple's new generation NLE cutting two high profile documentaries. A great read, we think his story will echo a lot of other editor's experiences.
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)
Yes, the 3D text in Final Cut Pro X is amazing, but it is not a one-click solution to getting good looking text. We take a look at ten tips that should help to make your words on screen look good and avoid some common mistakes.
It's been a bit quiet here on FCP.co for a few reasons. One of them is a bit of a reorganisation, more on that in another article. The other reason is that we have been spending a lot of time on our iPad Pro and we rather like it.
Back to a full week in the office and what could be better than four great Final Cut Pro X tutorials hot off YouTube. Thomas Grove Carter shows us his tips, tricks and shortcuts when he uses FCPX to edit an Audi commercial.
Over a year ago, an article was written in response to some very bad journalism and blogging about Final Cut Pro X. It never got published, but in the wake of a similar article surfacing last week, we thought we would dig it out. It was written in October 2014 and has been very slightly updated to reflect the new Apple hardware. Enjoy!
Possibly the best FCPX tip you see all week. We immediately got the credit card out and bought this very handy third party application that allows offline transcribing of interviews by creating markers & notes for Final Cut Pro X.
If you are a professional editor, at some point you will find yourself editing away on location. Peter Wiggins gives us his top tips for hotel room editing.
After three years of constant prodding from us here at FCP.co, Alex Gollner has finally launched his first pack of commercial plugins for FCPX. Packed full with 120 different effects, he's been busy!
We hope you have a large coffee ready this Monday morning as we are publishing all the videos from the recent FCP Exchange event in Los Angeles. Enjoy!
Ever lose an FCPX library somewhere on your hard drive? This week's MacBreak Studio will show you a trick to get them all organised. Plus we take a look at the first part of a tutorial on building superhero titles.
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.
Victor Gusev from Moscow very kindly emailed in this quick tip for FCPX. How do you select a clip that is not on the main storyline without using a mouse?
The first FCPeXchange held at the weekend was a great success. Good speakers and a good turnout. Promoted by FCPWORKS and FCP.co, we thought we would publish a few pictures of the event.
On the day we all went Back to the Future (Part 2) Final Cut Pro X got functionality that many users have been requesting - shot number and file name overlays. No FCPX update, It took a third party plugin. Morph Cuts also came to FCPX, again via a third party developer.
We always like to feature newcomers to the FCPX ecosystem and this one looks cool and a lot of fun. A $49 plugin featuring a fully adjustable animating 3D model of an iPhone 6S in Final Cut Pro X.
Rick Young caught up with Walter Murch right after the SuperMeet in Amsterdam. He starts off with a question about Final Cut Pro X...
Did you know you can take Apple's new 'Live Photos' and convert them into usable smooth video using Final Cut Pro X? Kenny Yin shows us how...
One of the things we enjoy about running the site is receiving news or tutorials about things in Final Cut Pro X that we would never think about. This is one example, a very clever trick for making progressive footage appear interlaced in an interlaced timeline.
Two new tutorials from Ripple this week. We look at replacing an iPad screen with the TrackX plugin and creating alternate storylines in FCPX.
Wes Plate from Automatic Duck presented his new product Ximport AE at the recent Los Angeles Creative Pro User Group. Wes showed the audience how to get FCPX timelines into After Effects and also recounts some great NLE history. Well worth a watch with your morning latte for half an hour!
Just in: **Apple to present at the first FCP eXchange**
FCPWORKS and FCP.co are proud to announce the first in a set of workshops aimed at the Final Cut Pro X editor. The first one is in October in Los Angeles, so sign up now!
Today September 30th, Apple will publish the latest version of their OS X operating system, El Capitan. For Final Cut Pro X users, there are a few things to think about before hitting that upgrade button.
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.
One great thing about the recent FCP EXPO was the ability to talk directly with software developers in the FCPX ecosystem. We managed to get Roger Bolton from Coremelt cornered in a cubicle where he told us more about the recently released DriveX.
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.
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.
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.
From the day of its release, Frame.io the cloud based review & collaboration platform has had great user reviews. It even got top billing on Apple's App Store page. Now there's a couple of updates that add more functionality and they've also published some interesting user numbers.
We have often looked at the animated globe maps in iMovie and wished they could have been included in FCPX. Thanks to a clever trick, you can have access to the maps and globes directly in Final Cut Pro X without having to re-render each one out as a movie.
Were you one of the ones from Europe that wanted to go to the FCPX Creative Summit because of the Apple presentation, but couldn't make it? Looks like the show might be coming across the pond for IBC 2015 in Amsterdam.
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!
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.
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
How do you know Final Cut Pro X is popular? When you have to move into a tent as you've grown out of the usual meeting room! The recent FCPX meeting in Buenos Aires hosted by Leonardo Hancevich (Leo Hans) was a huge success.
A quick tip to start the week off with. Did you know that you can add a list of keywords right into the Keyword Editor without having to click each field first?
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.
We are always on the lookout for different methods to control Final Cut Pro X as an alternative to our Magic Mouse with its Multi-Touch. These customisable controls from Palette are very different from the normal jog wheels and sliders on existing control surfaces.
The use of roles within Final Cut Pro X is a very flexible way to organise media on the timeline and structure the video and audio that can be exported out. The downside is that the setting of roles on multichannel audio clips isn't straightforward or quick if you have a lot to work your way through. Charlie Austin had the same frustration and developed the free app Role-O-Matic to do the hard work for you.
The problem with MAMs or Media Asset Management systems was that they were expensive and required a lot of hardware to service them. Not anymore. The newly launched KeyFlow Pro is $299 and can run on a MacBook Pro. A very interesting new app.
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.
You might have caught Matt Smith's launch of his quirkily named free plugin earlier this week. 'DAWG PÜ' adds some 'dirty soul' to clinical video footage.
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.
This week on MacBreak Studio the guys look at building 3D text in Final Cut Pro X that you can fly through.
Ever wanted to add notes to clips in FCPX via dictation? For $29, FCPXTRA enables you to dictate your thoughts right into the notes field in Final Cut Pro X
Hot on the heels of the FCPX Creative Summit, the sixth Final Cut Pro X Virtual User Group took place on Monday. Here's the replay.
If FCPX's film moment was with Focus, then this article is surely the television equivalent. We learn how Copenhagen based Metronome Productions' staff of 200 produce 300 hours of broadcast television using Final Cut Pro X.
The awards keep on coming! This time San Diego based M2 Digital Post picked up three Emmy Awards for their spot for Wings-N-Things. One part of Final Cut Pro X made the post production easy!
Frame.io has just released a standalone application for Final Cut Pro X that allows editors to easily publish full timelines or clips to their web based viewing and approval service.
The use of tracking for placing titles in scenes has become very popular. Final Cut Pro X editor Matt Holder gives us an introduction to the different types of motion tracking and how the techniques can be used to put 3D text or graphics into a scene.
This week the team look at saving custom transform moves as effects in Final Cut Pro X and how to add some different effect treatments to titles.
'Best of the Bronx' won the category of Outstanding Community Service PSA campaign at the recent 58th New York Emmy Awards. Walter Garaicoa tells FCP.co how the spots were shot on DSLRs and edited using Final Cut Pro X.
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.
Quite a lot to get through on this #freeeffectfriday in June. Some cracking FCPX templates to download and use and one amazing Motion project which has to be seen (and heard) to be believed.
On a rather quiet week on the post production front, Ripple Training has just released two FCPX tutorials to watch. Adjusting audio with new tools and selective colour correction in FCPX.
Yes you read it correctly, we have one free place to give away on FCP.co for the upcoming FCPX Creative Summit that is happening this month in San Jose. You could be going!
We love free tutorials for Final Cut Pro X and there seems to be more people making them every month. We take a look a the ones that caught our eye, make sure you have a large coffee ready!
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!
Many more companies are turning to video to help build their business. Jonathan Edwards understands that and uses Final Cut Pro X to make films that get brands exposed on websites & social media. If the images look familiar, that's because Sony picked up his work for for THFKDLF as the background for their media cloud services website.
If there is one request we hear over and over again at FCP.co towers, it's "Please bring back Free Effect Friday." So we thought why not! A bunch of free Final Cut Pro X plugins for you to download.
We were very pleased to find an email from Vimeo this morning telling us they have published a range of editing tutorials. Even more pleased to find out 17 were dedicated to FCPX!
You can't say that Michael Horton doesn't have the best guests at the LACPUG meetings! In a recent meetup, Jan Kovac, the editor on the Hollywood feature Focus took part in a thirty minute Q&A session.
Well would you know, two days after suggesting Apple might publish an update to FCPX, they have just announced new versions, Final Cut Pro X 10.2.1 and Motion 5.2.1.
We all know about the workflow used on the feature film Focus. But what about the directors' next film that they are working on? Kevin Bailey gives an insight into how the Hollywood feature film Fun House is organising its footage in FCPX.
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.
XSAN is dead according to Sam Mestman. So how did they manage to replay 84 streams of 4K at the recent LACPUG meeting?
Two new tutorials from the Ripple barn, secondary colour correction in Final Cut Pro X and how to build animated titles in DaVinci Resolve.
Adam Scholes was given the task of editing a promo for the Canadian series Canada's Smartest Person. Although the show was cut on Avid, he turned to FCPX to get the job done. Here are the lessons he learned.
Sam Mestman presents Final Cut Pro 10.2 at the Los Angeles Creative Pro User Group. New features, third party plugins and of course, 3D text.
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.
Although April is the month full of NAB news, the plugin developers out there have still been pumping out products. We take a look a the new plugins for FCPX. There just might be a coupon code as well!
We all now know that FCPX can edit Hollywood feature films, but the tools it provides are there for every production, large or small. Holodad is a science fiction film made on a budget, but big on the special effects. It has also been made a Kickstarter Staff Pick.
We feature users stories on FCP.co that are small and large. This is a large one! Award winning adverting agency 72andSunny look after brands such as adidas, ESPN, Google, Starbucks and Samsung with Cantemo Portal and Final Cut Pro X.
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.
In case you hadn't heard about them or can't get to Las Vegas this year, FCPWORKS has been taping their Final Cut Pro X presentations. Just in is their keynote speech from Sam Mestman
There are two stories here, three new FCPX plugins including Light Sabres, Blaster Bolts and Star Wars style wipes and the fact that the plugin writers are aged 10 and 12!
We published yesterday that Final Cut Pro X 10.2 would accept Sony FS7 XAVC L files without the need for the Sony XDCAM plugin. We were right, but there is one essential piece of information you need to know and one large 4K sized problem.
Ripple Training has just published a new episode featuring Final Cut Pro 10.2, Motion 5.2, Compressor 4.2
Apple has released updates to Final Cut Pro X to version 10.2, Motion to version 5.2 and Compressor to version 4.2. A lot of new eye-candy, some much needed new features and some large speed gains. Their 15th update to FCPX is still free and available for download now.
Apple update Final Cut Pro X to 10.2, Motion to 5.2 and Compressor to 4.2
Normally a company that sells, well, a lot of light leaks, Light Leak Love has launched a pack of 12 instagram style filters for Final Cut Pro X. Called FiltrCutPro they are available for half price for today only, Friday the 10th of April 2015.
Two updates as we head towards NAB. CoreMelt has released a free update to SliceX and TrackX with new plugins and Digital Rebellion's Pro Maintenance Tools can now fix more FCPX Event & XML problems.
We have had many Final Cut Pro X user stories here on FCP.co across many genres, feature films, sport and episodic programming to name a few. One area we haven't covered is comedy, that is until now. Nuno Bernardo from beActive entertainment tells us how the TV3 documentary 'The Stand Ups' was cut on FCPX.
Did we ever think that we would write a headline that included naked swimming and Final Cut Pro X? No we didn't, but this story from Matt Holder gave us the ideal opportunity to do exactly that. Essential reading if you shoot and edit quick turnaround edits for social media. An FCPX user story au naturel!
From editing broadcast sports for transmission through to assembling your child's local league matches & sports, this $49 kit of Sports Graphics from Idustrial Revolution adds that professional look.
The new plugins keep on coming even though we are starting to enter NAB press release land, which tends to fill up our inbox to the top. A couple of interesting new plugins and a big speed bump to an old favourite.
So what is going on at NAB 2015 that is directly related to Final Cut Pro X? Sam Mestman tells us what FCPWORKS has organised for those rapidly approaching dates in Las Vegas. Lots of FCPX related presentations and a chance to meet up with Apple representatives!
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