It didn't take long for the peripherals to start echoing the Mac Pro design. G-Technology announced three new products at NAB2014, two of which were black, curved and fast!
Want to secure your precious Mac Pro into a rack? Then this is one way to do it with the new Sonnet xMac Pro Server. Want to expand with PCIe cards too? No problem. Want two Mac Pros in the same rack...
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.
It might be NAB week, but the MacBreak Studio tutorials keep on coming. In this new episode the boys take a look at keyframes in Final Cut Pro X. (And Steve sticks his tongue out!)
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.
Cantemo Portal is the Apple preferred Digital Asset Management tool for use with FCPX. Jonathan Eric Tyrrell takes a look at how the DAM handles Final Cut Pro X libraries.
Earlier in the week we had FCP guru Larry Jordan's take on what he expects to see at NAB next week. This time it's workflow guru Sam Mestman's turn to look into the crystal ball...
Music video Dreamin' by Pillar Point was shot on a RED Epic, edited on Final Cut Pro X and graded in DaVinci Resolve.
We have talked about multicam editing in FCPX many times here on FCP.co, but what about the audio? In this new episode of MacBreak Studio, that's exactly what the boys concentrate on this week.
A couple of great tips from our Forum. Get a bigger timecode window with FCPX and also an application to enable, disable and remove effects.
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.
You will be seeing a lot of this video on social media over the next few days. Called 'Learn how to use Final Cut Pro X in 30 mins or less' it aims to do exactly that. Please excuse the exclamation mark on the headline, but we thought it was worth it.
The brief was simple, push the new Mac Pro and FCPX to the limit. Never mind 4k or 8K, we went large on everything until things broke. Alex Gollner and Peter Wiggins perform the ultimate stress test.
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.
A few months ago, we posted a story about the short film 'Brother Sister.' Shot on a Blackmagic Cinema Camera and post produced in Final Cut Pro X, we now can publish the finished production.
The Invisible Peak is a superb short film about the history of Mt. Tamalpais in Marin County in the North San Francisco Bay Area. Shot and edited by Gary Yost, he has very kindly put together a very detailed description of how the film was shot using stunning time lapses and of course how it was all put together in Final Cut Pro X.
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.
A new episode of MacBreak Studio and this week the boys are looking at Mark's favourite subject: Camera Archives. You might laugh, but making archives might just save your bacon one day.
An excellent Final Cut Pro X user story from Jonathan Gilbert at Anchour. He produces some cracking pictures from his Canon 5D MkIII using a Raw workflow which end up in FCPX.
We publish the next there videos from the recent FCPWORKS event. Rune Hansen (Azteca case study,) Alex Grossman from Stornext and Daniel Tapie from Softron are all up on the stage.
A new $6 application that we are rather excited about. Final Cut Library Manager not only lets you catalog libraries across drives, it also lets you free up space by deleting unwanted files safely.
It's been unboxed, boxed up, driven down motorways, plugged into Xsans, ISIS and numerous Thunderbolt drives. We have spent a lot of time with the new Mac Pro running FCP 10.1, so what are our long term findings?
On a rather slow news day and after a long walk around BVE yesterday, we thought it would be a great time for one of FCP.co's legendary giveaways. We have teamed up with MotionVFX to give away 5 copies of their mObject Pro Bundle, each worth $399.
More from the Ripple guys today (Where do they find the time?) It's Tuesday, so it's MacBreak Studio time and in this new episode, Steve and Mark take a look at using Auditions.
New to the Final Cut Pro X ecosystem, designer Harry Frank has released a pack of modern style lower thirds. Priced at $49 for 20, we also have a 15% off coupon code.
A superb user story about the shooting and then editing (on FCPX) of a series of corporate films about fly fishing in Iceland. Lots of material, lots of formats, so how did Final Cut Pro X perform?
Ripple Training has released a new training course called Creative Editing in Final Cut Pro X. Hosted by Abba Shapiro, it majors on the art of editing. There's also 25% off until March the 3rd.
FCPWORKS has just published videos of three of the presentations from their recent event in Los Angeles. Alexis Van Hurkman, Sam Mestman and Bryce Button are all on stage.
MotionVFX has just released a new pack of film strip and light burns for FCPX. Priced at $49 the new pack has been made with 4K elements for those extra pixels.
Number four in the series of MacBreak Studio's episodes on the new Mac Pro, this week they look at multicam. When we say multicam, we of course mean 4K multicam on the Mac Pro.
Coming back to the plugin market are Tangent FX with an all new glitch error plugin pack called Glitcher 2. Priced at $19, FCP.co readers can get 15% off with a coupon code.
We continue with the series on the new Mac Pro. Episode three and the boys are testing out the FCPX performance on the shiny new Mac Pro.
We had the pleasure of spending a day at Timelime TV with Pierre Chevalier from Softron. The idea? To test out new workflows on shared storage for fast turnaround TV production. We also post one amazing video that's not to be missed!
At the recent Los Angeles Creative Pro User Group, Neil Smith from LumaForge explored the new Mac Pro's speed and its storage options. He also demos the new networking option in town, one that we are getting very excited about.!
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?
Tuesday afternoon means one thing, a brand new episode of MacBreak Studio! We pick it up where we left off with the boys exploring their ultimate Final Cut Pro X system in more detail. We also publish their FCPX (10.1) presentation from the recent LACPUG meeting. Grab a coffee!
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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.
There are many ways to boil down an interview so that it makes the most sense and comes out at the right duration. Slavik Boyechko has an ingenious method to transcribe his interviews to make life easier.
Slightly later in the week than normal and the victim of a false start (which has been fixed!) Steve and Mark set out to build their ultimate Final Cut Pro X system based on the new Mac Pro.
We have some very clever people on our Forum, one of them is Quentin Stafford-Fraser who has done some expert digging on how FCPX looks for external media. Did you know you can move media to another folder and FCPX will track it? No, neither did we...
Just as we were packing up for the day, we got permission to embed the FCPX demo reel from the recent FCPWORKS event that was held in Los Angeles over the weekend.
We have been teased with test renders and snippets of news about this plugin for a few weeks. It's been well worth the wait as mObject brings amazing 3d textured objects and text into Motion and then into Final Cut Pro X.
Ripple Training has just released their new version of Mastering Multicam Editing in FCPX. The tutorial is now on its third edition. Brand new lessons for 10.1, new downloadable examples and all the info on the latest techniques for $39.99.
Larry Jordan held an event on the 14th of January entitled '4K and Final Cut Pro X' We have posted all the videos Larry has published so far, one is not to be missed!
So what is going to happen to content creation this year? We don't know, but we know a man who has more insight than others. Sam Mestman looks into the crystal ball in this new article about the future of media.
It's a great headline, but the facts are there to back it up. At a recent meeting at the Digital Cinema Society, Neil Smith from LumaForge gave us more information on that film...
There are some concepts that are easier to show with a live demo then reading about them, even with a lot of graphics included. This is one of them, moving media around in Final Cut Pro X.
Being back in the office after the Mac Pro's three week excursion on broadcast jobs means we can catch up with things. There's three great podcasts to listen to for a start!
At a quick glance, you might not think this 10.1 update to Blackmagic Design's DaVinci Resolve colour grading application a big deal. Look again as the support of FCPX XML 10.1 means much more interoperability.
Less than a month after the huge feature packed 10.1 update, Apple has released Final Cut Pro 10.1.1. No new features, just bug fixes and stability improvements.
Time for another instalment from Steve and Mark on how to use Libraries in Final Cut Pro X. Watch out for one super tip that will make the opening of FCPX Libraries quicker.
Following on from the success of SliceX, CoreMelt has released TrackX for FCPX. Now you can easily attach graphics, name supers or other objects to elements in background footage or replace computer or iPad screens.
No more testing in the office, we took the Mac Pro on the road for a real outside broadcast TV job. This was cutting on the front line. So just how did the Mac Pro perform? You will be in for a very short surprise.
The 10.1 update to FCPX brought many improvements, the introduction of Libraries changed the way media is organised. Steve and Mark take a look at the range of options when importing media.
So just how good are the dual GPUs in the new Mac Pro? We asked audio visual performer Jim Warrier to take them to their limits by running visual performance benchmark apps. The faster they go, the faster FCPX and Motion will go too.
It's been an pretty packed year for FCPX and Apple news. We take a look back at the big stories of 2013, the great user profiles, the new products that were released, the trade shows and of course the year ending big software and hardware updates.
The first in a series of tutorial videos about the FCPX 10.1 updates, we kick off with a look at Libraries and how they have changed the way media is organised.
So much news in under a week. Within a thirty minute window starting at 8:30 GMT on Thursday the 19th of December, Apple updated FCPX, Motion & Compressor and also released the new Mac Pro to the world.
When Stephen Gray got in contact with us saying he had edited a short test film in RED 4K on Final Cut Pro X 10.1 and uploaded it to YouTube in 4K, we were impressed. FCP 10.1 was less than 24 hours old!
It's been twenty four hours since we started to use the new Mac Pro with Final Cut Pro 10.1. We thought we would post our initial findings on the hardware, the software and the combination of the two. We also publish a jaw dropping video showing just how many effects you can apply to a RED 4K clip without frame dropping. A must watch!
Mark Spencer and Steve Martin have put together this very comprehensive 4000 word article on what is new in Final Cut Pro 10.1. Lots to read, lots to learn in this feature packed free upgrade. A must read for FCPX editors.
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.
Sam Mestman has no doubt that FCPX works, so confident that he is organising a same named event for the start of his new company in January that's free for all to attend.
For one day only, December the 17th, CrumplePop has slashed 40% off all their Final Cut Pro 7 and FCPX plugins. Time to get the credit card out, it's a surprise winter sale!
Has a year really passed since we took a look at the top selling Final Cut Pro X books? It has, we are older, greyer and have a new winner as well as some old favourites and a few surprise entries.
Martin Gosset has emailed us to say that his interactive PDF about FCPX (written in French) has been updated. Many more pages, tips, a reference and of course that new name.
Another week of hitting the update button without joy means we have room for another MacBreak Studio. This time it's back to FCPX and we explore how to use shape masks.
When we saw this PBS survery over the weekend, we were very pleased to see how Final Cut Pro dominated the post production section. We were even happier when we saw that we could embed it here on FCP.co.
A new application from Norwegian developer Helge Tjelta helps by deleting unwanted media so that FCPX projects and events can be archived.
At FCP.co we don't really get into slanging wars about which NLE is better, but a recent post got our blood boiling. Rather than pick apart the article piece by piece, we thought we would take a wider look at the matter. We have arrived at the conclusion that there are four kinds of people when it comes to Final Cut Pro X.
The third instalment of the FCPX Man Diary catches up with our FCPX newbie as he starts a series of tutorials whilst at 30,000 feet. A smooth ride or does he encounter turbulence?
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.
Another new exciting niche of companion applications has started with OverlayPro from Videotic. Use an iOS device to record speed and altitude and then overlay the statistics in FCPX.
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!
UK production company Tech TV made the transition from Final Cut Pro 7 to FCPX and they haven't looked back since. Head of Production Matt Smith describes the reasons and benefits for switching.
Idustrial Revolution has just released a new set of 53 plugin and utility tools called XEffects Toolkit. It's priced at $49 and billed as 'The most advanced, most featured and most helpful set of tools on the market for Final Cut Pro X.' We have 5 copies to give away too!
Inspired by the possibility of Thunderbolt Bridging and the accidental discovery of Mavericks and FCPX 10.0.9 accepting growing EVS streams, we put the combination to the test. Did it work?
At the recent Los Angeles Creative Pro User Group, a whole session was dedicated to FCPX. Sam Mestman and Noam Kroll both gave excellent presentations on how they use FCPX.
The Mavericks upgrade and FCPX has worked for the majority of users, others have had a few problems. Risking a Betteridge style answer, have we overlooked a feature in Mavericks that could help all users who want fast shared storage?
We knew that the new Mac Pro would generate a lot of news, but a $40,000 Red Mac Pro? It's true, we publish the link to the auction and catch up with all the other Apple, Mavericks and compatibility news.
Time for the second entry in the diary from our Final Cut Pro X newbie. Will the 'FCPX Force' be weak or strong in this latest update?
16 angles of 4K playing back in a Final Cut Pro X multicam edit. How did the Press miss that one? We feature the videos from Apple's Special Event and a quick glimpse of that amazing multicam feat from the demos afterwards.
The big Final Cut Pro X news from Apple's Special Event was that there's no update. No update until December that is when the new Mac Pro gets released. Read on for one of the most impressive video editing benchmarks yet...
Well we are a little blown away this morning and the Apple event hasn't even started. Color Grading Central has just released LUT Utility. All FCPX editors must watch the video!
After a rather quiet week, (which bodes well for upcoming FCPX news we suppose) we have another bumper crop of free FCPX effects for #FreeEffectFriday.
A bit later in the week due to a few technical problems, this episode answers a question we hear often: Do I need to buy Compressor if I can export directly out of FCPX?
Do you need to export a lot of stills from a Final Cut Pro X timeline for reference or publication to the web? A new free application called FCPXImageExporter that was born over the weekend will do the job automatically.
We are pleased to start publishing the thoughts, findings and humour of a Final Cut Pro X newbie. Called The FCPX Man Diary, it really does start right from the beginning with entry number one.
We can only guess at the success of FCPX as we don't have any statistics on the number of copies that Apple has sold. Judging by the number of free tutorials posted online however, there's a rapidly growing user base out there.
In this week's episode of MacBreak Studio, Steve Martin shows how to pull a good key using green screen media in Final Cut Pro X. One click does a lot, but there's a lot more...
We have just got notification from Roger at CoreMelt that he will be presenting a free webinar on his SliceX powered by Mocha shape masking tool for FCPX on the 16th October.
Sounds like a bit of a contradiction, but in this new episode of MacBreak Studio, Steve Martin does show how you can get a lot smarter with smart collections.
Noam Kroll from Creative Rebellion decided to shoot his Sundance entry on a Blackmagic Cinema Camera in RAW and post produce in Final Cut Pro X and DaVinci Resolve. He takes us through his workflow.
We love great demos from people who know their stuff and these three presentations from the recent LACPUG are exactly that. Expect some gasps from the audience!
There are many products out there that claim to help you edit faster. For us, nothing helps more than a dedicated keyboard. We have had an Editors Keys FCPX keyboard on review for the last three months.
On its own, FCPX cannot edit and output a 3D master. However, coupled with Resolve in the middle to do the 3D heavy lifting, it performs rather well. Here's how Matt Brading did exactly that on his latest short film.
Not a typo, but a new set of six plugins from Final Cat Pro. These are not templates, all six add extra functionality to the editing process in Final Cut Pro X.
He was top billing at the SuperMeet in Amsterdam during IBC 2013. After putting his foot in it (or both feet) even before FCPX was released, he asks the question again, "Is Final Cut Pro X ready for professional use?" Nearly an hour long video, so grab a coffee and enjoy.
As much as we would have liked to call this tutorial "Steve Martin sings about colour correction,' we gave it the proper title of selective colour grading in FCPX. Steve does sing though!
Things are happening in the outside world, outside of the halls here at IBC in Amsterdam. A lot of messages from people about this latest video from Michael Cioni. FCPX comes out as a star.
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