This is an interesting Final Cut Pro X user story from a number of perspectives. A passion for drifting led Aaron Losey to make a five and a half hour documentary of his event filled pilgrimage to the Ebisu Circuit in Japan.
The bullet time or timeslice technique was made very popular by The Matrix and as a result it has been done before and done again. What we liked about this musical version was the complexity of the FCP 7 timeline in the BTS video. And you thought your edits were complicated!
Three videos of three completely different cameras, three different uses for three different users. We started this post with Rick Young from MacVideo being shot at 4,000 FPS but though we'd add a few more videos to make a roundup.
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?
Coremelt has just released an update to the image stabilising plugin Lock & Load. As part of the pack they are offering a free Final Cut Pro X fisheye fixer plugin for GoPro Hero 3 cameras.
The recent Protune update that increases the bit rate on GoPro cameras has led to sharper, more saturated pictures. CrumplePop has released HDR for GoPro, a $49 plugin for Final Cut Pro X that can use all the extra data to give footage that high dynamic range look.
Probably the worst kept secret over the last week, but if you haven't of heard already, GoPro has just announced three new cameras. 4K 30FPS, a touch panel and a very inexpensive entry level model.
Ever wondered what resolution and frame rates are good for shooting video on your GoPro? No need to worry, they have just launched a set of free tutorials.
***Updated with new GoPro HD Hero2 demo video***
We are big fans of GoPro's, they seem to have taken adventure sports videos to a new level. Now GoPro have released an update, the GoPro HD Hero2.
Wow, some big price cuts on the Neo workflow packages, the big 3D pack looks like it is now nearly a third of the original price. GoPro are definitely trying to make their mark in the world of 3D editing.
So how do you get your GoPro footage into Final Cut Pro X at the moment? Import from the card and convert? Quick, but not the best as the new GoPro Studio 2 application does a lot more.
Did we ever think that we would write a headline that included naked swimming and Final Cut Pro X? No we didn't, but this story from Matt Holder gave us the ideal opportunity to do exactly that. Essential reading if you shoot and edit quick turnaround edits for social media. An FCPX user story au naturel!
The ability to edit 3D material wasn't included in the list of features of Final Cut Pro X when it was launched in June. Dashwood Cinema Solutions have plugged that gap by updating their 3D editing tools for FCPX.
So the big news over the last week was that GoPro had bought CineForm and now we know why, the 3D combining & editing of two GoPro camera movies. The software is a free download too - what will that mean for Neo?
++ We urge you to watch the GoPro 3D Hero highlight reel on Youtube as we cannot embed. It is pretty amazing ++
A lot has been said about the media organisation tools in FCPX, but it is always good to see real life examples in action. In this new episode of Macbreak Studio, we take a look at how quick it can be to get your footage organised.
Whilst we were all watching the keynote speech text blog on Monday, RE:Vision effects released the pro version of Twixtor for FCPX. Many thanks to Michael Horton at LAFCPUG for the tip.
It has been demoed at trade shows, meetups and has been in beta for a few months, but BulletProof from Red Giant is finally with us. They've also released new compilation packs of products based on tasks.
Wow is all we can say. 48 GoPro cameras all running in an array filming a surfer at sea, you know it's going to be impressive.
How could you make a GoPro cooler? Add a WiFi BacPac that you can control with a waterproof remote and also stream the video to your mobile phone. We're impressed.
We felt a bit guilty posting a timelapse of an Avid editor the other day so to readdress the balance, here's a timelapse of an FCP editor at work on a GoPro project, he's on day 85 of 365. Loads more videos after the break including an amazing fall off a mountain.
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.
Mark Spencer is a busy guy. Not only does he produce tutorials, appear on MacBreak Studio and write plugins for FCPX, he also edits! In this article he tells us how on a recent job he used a multicam workflow and Final Cut Pro X to get a conference post produced in minimum time.
GoPro are used to riding waves, well they made them by purchasing CineForm, and here's a great tutorial of their new software bundle at work, providing a superb visualisation of how to fix convergence. Will we see this 'more iMovie' than Firstlight GUI/engine power Neo3D for FCP?