Announced whilst we were all busy with NAB, this new $49 plugin from Reelpath generates fluid simulations in Final Cut Pro X and Motion.
As we have been a bit hardware-centric over the last week or so, this story takes us right back to the craft. Sven Pape is publishing regular videos on how he's cutting a film - on FCPX of course!
Where did 'Send to Motion' go when Final Cut Pro X and Motion 5 were released? That's not a problem now as Automatic Duck has announced an upcoming application that will move clips from an FCPX timeline into Motion.
Have these just raised the bar for free Final Cut Pro X tutorials? Not only do you get a tutorial video, you get the project XML and all the footage & music too!
We finally got to know what Philip Hodgett's new secret feature was for Lumberjack. Magic Keywords parses transcripts to automatically generate keywords and keyword ranges for Final Cut Pro X.
With NAB just hours away, Sam Mestman from LumaForge put down his thoughts about his new shared storage systems that will be on display. Take your Mac, plug and and test for yourself. Mentioning FCP.co with an order will also get you a free 10GigE to Thunderbolt adaptor!
We all know how successful one-click editing with proxies has been in Final Cut Pro X. So good that Adobe has gone and copied developed the workflow as well! But what happens when you want to make the proxies even smaller so they could be transferred over the net to a remote editor? Sam Woodhall and Ben King experimented and found a way to make low resolution proxies to squeeze down a small internet connection.
If you don't visit our busy and friendly Forum, you should do, there are some very clever people pushing the software to its limits. One of them is Norb and his 3D robots.
At NAB 2106, there will be many interesting storage solutions on display. This will be one of them, a shared RAID of 120 TB over 4 Thunderbolt 3 ports from Accusys.
A new plugin from Idustrial Revolution called XEffects Messages enables Final Cut Pro X users to build SMS, iMessage, Facebook and WhatsApp chats on the timeline. Auto-animating elements, lots of size and colour options and overlays available for the iPhone conversation look as well.
In the run-up to NAB, expect to see many new Final Cut Pro X plugins. One of these is the just released LUTx from CoreMelt, a $29 utility for the loading of LUTs into FCPX.
Producing a successful feature film doesn't require a large Hollywood studio behind you, as this story about the making of 'Saturday's Warrior' will show. But as the tools of production are now so inexpensive and accessible, you can get all the quality and methods from a large budget film on something with a lot smaller expenditure.