If there is one side of editing that's really hot at the moment, it is making videos for social media. Apple has recognised this trend and announced a free app for iOS that will make posting those fun videos a lot easier. It's got some cool features too. Very cool.
The increased use of video on social media has seen a rise of the “square video” format. As we’re seeing more of this type of video around the web, we asked Chris Roberts to look into it for us and explore how we can use Final Cut Pro X to “squarify” our edits.
More and more people are consuming videos on mobile devices withe the sound off. This new set of FCPX plugins helps annotate 16:9 and square videos online to get the message across.
Not just being able to operate another NLE, but be good at it, able to sit next to a paying client working under time pressure. Is theres a lot of common ground? On the 25th anniversary of Adobe's Premiere launch, are NLE’s all becoming the same or are they getting more specialised?
Fox Mahoney has published some excellent Motion tutorials here on FCP.co. This time, he really takes the tools in Motion to a new level with this experiment in building custom behaviors. We learnt a lot.
So how difficult is it to try and get full collaborative workflow in FCPX? A bit of experimentation later, and we are a lot closer, we have updating Events & Projects.
Time for the last instalment in this reference series of articles for filmmakers. Part five is all about collaboration with colour, VFX and audio departments. We finish with how to deliver your film for theatrical release & display.
A new app from Marquis Broadcast allows users to media manage FCPX Projects to just the media used on a Project timeline. We take the WORX4 X beta for a quick spin. (Spoiler- We already think it's great)
A new file transfer service from MASV allows users to transfer files fast without size restrictions. No more 20GB limit! Great for rushes and completed programs.
Up until now, there wasn't really a way to combine marked ranges, favourites, ratings and roles from different FCPX users together. MergeX, a new $49 application now allows you to do exactly that. Without duplicate clips!
Director Juanjo Giménez very kindly answered our questions about the post production of Oscar nominated live action short film Timecode. It was his first movie project on Final Cut Pro X and he was keen to try it out!
Brian Cassin goes in to great detail about how he efficiently edits a gameshow on FCPX. By using Final Cut Pro X and Lumberjack to pre-edit a season of High School Quiz Show, he saves hours, if not days of edit time.