FCP.co had a bit of an outing to the SuperMeet in London last night. On stage Todd Prives showed the crowd 'Edge', a new $299 plugin with built in presets to give your footage an instant grade.
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.
Yes you read the headline right. Not only have MotionVFX started to publish Motion 5 templates on their store, they are also offering 5 $200 gift certificates in an exclusive FCP.co giveaway competition. All you have to do is tweet!
FCPX day two and we are starting to look into the new app a little closer and examine its possibilities and check out third party products. What plugins are available for FCPX? Will my old plugins work with FCPX?
I think we have all realised today that maybe keeping your copy of FCP7 close by is handy. If you haven't partitioned a disk or have multiple boot drives installed, Apple have an official procedure to get both versions working.
On taking a closer look at the screengrabs from yesterday, we found out some interesting new functionality. Can we build our own effects, generators and transitions with the Motion5(X) FCPX partnership?
Chris Culp decided to film himself editing on Final Cut Pro and then compress that down into a one minute video. It made us think of two things. 1: Editors don't move much during the day and 2: There are many different ways to control FCP. What's yours?
When the $99 Nodes plugin was first launched it caused quite a stir, there was nothing on the market like it. Now Yanobox have published an amazing free update for all users. Stunning demo video after the break.
This has to be a great deal. Our friends at Toolfarm are offering a set of 36 Digital Juice templates for Final Cut Pro and Motion for just $249.95. We will do the maths for you, that's about $7 each! Checkout the slick demo video after the break.
We might be close to the release of FCPX, but Apple is still issuing updates for Final Cut Studio and the other creative applications.
Fireworks is the latest set of plugins from Digieffects to become unbundled from the Delirium set. Another manufacturer recognising that the days of expensive large packs of plugins is over. Just buy what you need when you need it.
It will be the last because from tonight when the 'new' FCP is demoed at the SuperMeet, FCP7 will named the 'old' Final Cut Pro. Tonight will be a watershed...
Noise Industries powered PHYX Keyer 2.0 amps up popular keying plug-in pack with three new keying plug-ins for increased keying accuracy, speed and control in Final Cut Pro, Motion and After Effects. All the info after the break.
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Today Digieffects announced that they now support Apple's FxPlug technology across their range of plugins. This should bring speed gains in Final Cut Pro by utilising the GPU instead of the CPU.
We have been itching to post the Youtube tutorial since we saw that Photo Montage, a new add on plugin pack, had been announced when FxFactory upgraded to 2.5.6.
Noise Industries have added a couple of plugins to their successful FxFactory Pro pack of plugins for FCS and After Effects. The poster image isn't that great, but the video is in 720p so hit the play button to checkout how to 'slice'. The video for 'flip' as well as information on Photo Montage is after the break.
So you've dabbled a bit with match moving in Motion and fancy yourself as a VFX artist, but where do you get the green screen originals to practise on? Checkout this amazing free resource.
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"How to achieve a cartoon look" is always a popular question on the FCP forums. Simon Walker has put together a quick run through of the presets in ToonIt, a cartoon transformation plugin for your footage.
So we've been there before with our 1000fps slomos in Twixtor and in Motion as well. But while we were looking at DSLRs to create cool Time Lapse effects, there's always somebody out there tinkering with new cameras and FCP. More after the break.
Life is about timing and when Apple launch a revolutionary new product, you are not going to get many column inches attributed to yours. This happened to CrumplePop, so let's give them a bit of space to promote their cool new DIY titles effects for Final Cut Pro. Video and links after the break.
This is a free 3D transition for FCP which Thomas Graziani has created and entitled 3D Flip. Links after the break.
It's the old problem on a 5D shoot, you're budget doesn't stretch to lighting your night time exterior to match that Hollywood blockbuster, so what do you do? Go with your underlit shot, and trust that the darkness reflects the mood you want to evoke? Well, here's the low budget answer thanks to Robino Films. More after the break.
FxFactory from Noise Industries keeps on growing its set of FCP & Motion plugins. This is a good one, a zoom transition with a twist. (I don't know why but I want to say that in the accent of Serge from Beverly Hills Cop)
A brand new plugin from the people who bought you Motype and Nodes. Yanobox today released 'Barcode' a free generator for Final Cut Pro, Motion, After Effects and Final Cut Express which lets you generate and animate EAN 13 barcodes, with unique and unexpected results. (Updated 15/2/11 Tutorial posted)
If you need to simplify your workflow, then try Post Haste, now updated to version 1.1. Enter some basic information about your project and let Post Haste take care of copying and renaming your files. More after the break including some amusing food for thought.
Noise Industries have announced the release of free plugin Manifesto 1.0, which comes in two variants: a static title generator and a title roll/crawl generator, and it's infinitely more powerful than the native title generator in FCP. FX Factory has also had an update. More after the break.
Try out this quick and easy bezier freeze frame effect in Motion. If everybody could cut out figures as rapidly as geniusdv what a happy NLE world it would be!
We thought Conduit was dead, how wrong we were. This $199 plugin from DV Garage is on its second version and now works inside FCP, Motion, After Effects and Photoshop. In this video Kevin Hansen shows Mark Spencer how to pull and then refine a key using the plugin. If you have ever had trouble with chromakeying or greenscreen then this might be just what you need. More info including links to a free 3D plugin after the break.
Ever wondered which card is better out of these two beasts? Well we've found a guy who tested these monsters to the max.
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
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.
You've seen the awesome BMX videos posted here that slow down footage to 1000 fps using the optical flow plugin Twixtor. So why not use Motion instead? Watch the tutorial then see the result after the break.
Those very informative people at NewMediaWebinars present a VFX Plug-in Essentials Webinar looking specifically at the plug-ins and filters offered within Noise Industries' FX Factory.
Always nice to see a newcomer making tutorials for Apple ProApps products. In this tutorial Jimmy Lee from iMotion Video shows us how to add glows to animating text in Motion. Coloured snow flakes. Very seasonal.
Final Cut Pro Templates have got a special season two day 30% off offer on their excellent Motion/Final Cut Pro template packs. More after the break.
Mark Spencer of Ripple Training demonstrates a great trick for creating unique emitters, replicators, and motion paths in Motion.
Two Motion tutorials from SugarFx on how to track a lens flare on a motion path. Part two after the break.
Final Cut King show us the way to some text wizardry in Motion.
Fx-Script, FxPlug and Quartz Composer based plugins for Final Cut Studio
The big VFX house style of plugins. Sapphire offers over 200 FXPlug plugins for FCS
A tutorial from Final Cut King showing one method of getting that face blur used by reality shows and news broadcasts.
Another Motion tutorial from AppleShakeGuru, but this discovery actually goes back two tutorials.
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