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friday roundup 15 November

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.

Let's get straight in with the news that didn't make it to the front page this week with a new free application from Forum regular Andreas Kiel. KeywordExtractor (SKE) does exactly what it says on the tin by reading events and extracting the keywords applied to clip regions.

keywordextractor FCPX

The result includes the clip name, the keyword and the timecode in & out. Results are stored in the clipboard for pasting in to a text document or spreadsheet.

Andreas says that it is basic at the moment, but he's open to suggestions on further development. The app is free, but a small donation to the development would be appreciated.


Plugin producer Luca has just released a new set of dedicated FCPX plugins called Hi-Tech. The $49 pack consists of hi-tech displays, fractals, lower thirds and sci-fi mograph templates.


Neat-Video-Logo-128Neat Video has upgraded their popular noise reduction plugin. It's now been optimised for Final Cut Pro X 10.0.9 as well as adding compatibility for other apps such as DaVinci Resolve. There's still a free demo as well as two prices for the app, $49.90 for the home version and $99.00 for the Pro version.




Vincent Zorzi from Arctic Whiteness emailed to tell us that trackpad gesture extension app The Touch has been upgraded to version 1.2. This version now supports iPhoto and QuickTime player as well as the existing FCPX and Lightroom functionality.

The Touch can be bought with a 50% discount for a limited time, €9.95 instead of the normal €19.95. We have posted The Touch working with FCPX before, here is a new video from Arctic Whiteness showing how to control iPhoto.


Andy Neil has continued to publish his back catalogue of Final Cut Pro X and Motion tutorials on to YouTube for free. The first new video is a tutorial on Roles and how they can be used to keep audio and video elements organised.


Secondly is a tutorial on how to 'write on' text in Motion. You'll notice from the light grey that this was recorded with Motion4, but the technique should still be good for the latest version.


And finally a rather curious video from NewShooter at the ongoing broadcast show Inter BEE 2013 in Japan. Yoshinari Onda from Canon gives a lot of good information about the latest autofocus update for the C100, but what got our attention was the fact that he mentioned video on the 5D MkII was an accident!




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