You may ask "What has Inkling got to do with Final Cut Pro?" Well not a lot, but it is so cool we thought we would have to mention this new product from Wacom.
We use a Wacom tablet with Motion and FCP7/X and we wouldn't work either without it. Wacom's Inkling is a new standalone product that uses a custom pen with a receiver that stores whatever the pen writes for upload later via USB to a computer.
This will be hugely useful should you want to make storyboards or even use it as a tool for the beginning of animation.
"The Inkling digital sketch pen captures a digital likeness of your work while you sketch with its ballpoint tip on any sketchbook or standard piece of paper. Designed for rough concepting and creative brainstorming, Inkling is ideal for the front end of the creative process. Later, refine your work on your computer using an Intuos4 tablet or Cintiq interactive pen display.
In addition to capturing your sketch, stroke by stroke, Inkling allows you to create layers in digital files while you sketch on paper. Digital files are transferred to your computer using the Inkling Sketch Manager software, and later, exported to applications such as Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. Files can also be opened with the included Inkling Sketch Manager software to edit, delete, add layers or change file formats."
It will be available Mid-September for $199. Many thanks to @filmbot for the tip