MacOS Mojave was released on Monday and one of its lesser publicised features is easier external GPU support. Michael P Schmidt burnt the midnight oil testing out an eGPU with Final Cut Pro X. Prepare for a performance boost!
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.
To be honest with you, we got nervous just watching this video. However, should you want to change the processor in the new Mac Pro or just get an idea of what's in the tube, this is a great 12 minute watch.
Apple has made a big point of mentioning their continuing support of the ‘Pro User’ over the last six months. We understand, but the best way they will target new pro users is by officially attending the two big trade shows of the year.
If you haven't got your hands on one yet, then take a look at this iPad demo video from Apple. Could some of the features shown here in iMovie find their way into the new Final Cut Pro?
We sat down to watch the Apple presentation from San Jose today in glorious HD on our Apple TV. Mac Mini and iPad Mini were no big deal for us, we were completely sold on the new iMac. From December this could be the fastest Final Cut Pro X machine you can buy.
How huge? When Thunderbolt was released we had a chat with HD Warrior, the website that we read for breaking news on cameras. We said it was only a matter of time before camera companies jumped on this new technology. Find out what our chat predicted after the break as this little connector will change the industry again.
One would imagine that this would be the way of isolating and removing background noise or hum via interaction with a graphical display.
There have been a few rumours that we have stumbled across about an FCP8 update but nothing we could really peg any thing on. Not any more, Techcrunch has stuck its head out and published.
JMR is a company that we haven't really heard of before, they are normally associated with a wide range of high capacity storage products. What got our attention at NAB 2014 was their new Mac Pro mounting brackets. Apologies for the spelling too.
Ever wanted to know when an FCP render has finished? Well now you can. And by the time you get back from getting that all important coffee you should have a message waiting.
“Render Notification 1.0.2” by Josh Petok from the current cut. It is a nice little script that watches the processor usage of a few pre-selected apps and will email you when the load goes down. In other words it alerts you to your render finishing. To find out more about it go here. There's also a useful suicide script for killing off a hung After Effects at the same link.
We've been patiently waiting for it but it is finally out, the next OS after Snow Leopard, Lion
Will the Kaby Lake version of the new MacBook Pro impress the editor of the site enough to get the company credit card out? Will FCPX get a performance boost? You will have to read to find out!
It's been unboxed, boxed up, driven down motorways, plugged into Xsans, ISIS and numerous Thunderbolt drives. We have spent a lot of time with the new Mac Pro running FCP 10.1, so what are our long term findings?
Do you think that the Mac Pro's case is a bit dull? These new wrap-around stickers based on famous painters will brighten up any edit suite or desk.
In the first of our publications of the video presentations from the LumaForge Faster Together Stage, Michael Cioni talks about his and our relationships with Apple's products. A great 40 minutes of truth and observations. Grab a coffee, this is well worth watching and will get a lot of views.
***Update - New version now allows second display out from FCPX***
When the preview of Mountain Lion was announced, everybody thought how cool it would be in the future to mirror your FCPX desktop to an AppleTV. You don't have to wait until after the summer or later for the new cat, we show you how to do it now.
***Update - Dual Thunderbolt iMac will support two extra 30" screens. Demo video posted***
Wow, the first multiple Thunderbolt Macs are just out: the goregeous updated iMacs. Dig deep though and you will find some interesting Final Cut Pro information in the specs.
We had the pleasure of attending the Special Event on the Apple Campus and we were not disappointed. We also got to test out the Touch Bar with Final Cut Pro X!
It might be a quieter holiday week the USA, but Apple has kicked out a range of updated products today. Retina iMacs right down to a new magic mouse.
The big Final Cut Pro X news from Apple's Special Event was that there's no update. No update until December that is when the new Mac Pro gets released. Read on for one of the most impressive video editing benchmarks yet...
We knew that Intel had developed Light Peak with help from Apple. Then right at the last minute before the new MacBook Pros were announced, the name changed to Thunderbolt. Or did it? Guess who has applied to register the name as a trademark.
It might look like a few bug fixes, but an OS X update is still an update. Have they fixed the Wifi issues we wonder?
When the Oscars hit on Feb 27th, Apple may not go on stage to receive an award but it will be well represented by award winners. In the Documentary Feature and Short categories 9 out of 10 of this year's nominees used Final Cut Studio in making their films.
PACKT Publishing have published the Apple Motion 5 Cookbook. Written by Nick Harauz, it's billed as '110 recipes to build simple and complex motion graphics in the blink of an eye.' We take a good squint.
A couple of weeks on from the second FCPX Creative Summit and Patrick Southern takes time for a personal look back at what he calls 'The best weekend vacation one could ask for in 2016.'
Peachpit produce some of the best training books for software on the market, we've got a few of them on the shelves here on the FCP.co campus. They also produce the official books used for FCP certification.
We thought about a 'special story' for today but decided against it, so why not just post one that we found and laughed at this morning. We love this video from ThinkGeek, especially the first person in the add-on queue. Enjoy.
Check this out if you want to get the latest buzz on the new FCP and what's going to be what in NLE in the near future. The March 2011 Editors' Loungewas the 8th year of their annual NAB discussion panel and featured an influential panel of guest speakers: Steve Cohen, Terence Curren, Mark Raudonis, Michael Bravin and Lucas Wilson. The second part of the discussion after the break.
We have got on the plane, checked in at the hotel and rented a bike. Yes it's that time in September when the TV industry descends on Amsterdam for the IBC exhibition.
Today September 30th, Apple will publish the latest version of their OS X operating system, El Capitan. For Final Cut Pro X users, there are a few things to think about before hitting that upgrade button.
We are going to have to hide our credit cards this morning. Apple have just posted the Promise Pegasus R6 12 & 6TB drives on the Apple Store. That 'Add to Basket' button is saying 'click me.'
We recently set up a section in our forum labeled 'Made with Final Cut Pro' which led us on to think about whatever happened to the Apple approved practice of being able to add the information onto your film or video?
***Updated with embedded event video***
So no news from Apple about Final Cut Pro at the iPad2 event. However Randy Ubillos who headed up the team that gave birth to Final Cut over 10 years ago, was on stage to talk about iMovie. Is there anything we can learn?
Today is a very sad day for a lot of small developers as they can't submit their applications or plugins to the new Mac App Store as they don't meet the requirements.
Take a look at the video above. The new FCPX in action? Wrong, it's an iMovie timeline worked up by Scott Simmonds. Looks slightly familiar doesn't it?
Not an update to the Pro Apps, but great news from six third-party companies who have announced that their products will support ProRes RAW. A year on, the video format is gaining traction!
Phil Schiller summed it up quite nicely, 'can't innovate anymore, my ass.' For the first time since Steve Jobs, we got the full wow factor when details about the new Mac Pro were announced.
We had the opportunity to test out a top of the range MacBook Air and naturally we thought it would be a good idea to see how it performed with Final Cut Pro X. We reveal some very dramatic performance figures.
It's the night before NAB which gives us the perfect reason to show these videos from the recent Editor's Lounge Pre-NAB Discussion Panel. Lots of speculation across the board and NLE manufacturers, comments include 'Avid is 'stodgy' and 'FCPX will win the race.' Interesting.
We're not really the site for rumours, but we can't not mention that this Monday at the World Wide Developers Conference in San Francisco everybody is expecting new hardware. And yes that means new Mac Pros. (Hopefully!)
We had a long conversation about Steve this morning with Philip Johnson of HDWarrior, should we post an article or not? It is very sad news, but have we anything to add? Then one line of a quotation summed up the enormity of his achievements and we thought we would share.
It's normally not very long after a new DSLR or large sensor camera gets released that somebody makes a short film that gets posted everywhere. This is going to be the same, but the camera is the new iPhone 5s.
Want to secure your precious Mac Pro into a rack? Then this is one way to do it with the new Sonnet xMac Pro Server. Want to expand with PCIe cards too? No problem. Want two Mac Pros in the same rack...
So much news in under a week. Within a thirty minute window starting at 8:30 GMT on Thursday the 19th of December, Apple updated FCPX, Motion & Compressor and also released the new Mac Pro to the world.
16 angles of 4K playing back in a Final Cut Pro X multicam edit. How did the Press miss that one? We feature the videos from Apple's Special Event and a quick glimpse of that amazing multicam feat from the demos afterwards.
Just as we were packing up for the day, we got permission to embed the FCPX demo reel from the recent FCPWORKS event that was held in Los Angeles over the weekend.
It's been twenty four hours since we started to use the new Mac Pro with Final Cut Pro 10.1. We thought we would post our initial findings on the hardware, the software and the combination of the two. We also publish a jaw dropping video showing just how many effects you can apply to a RED 4K clip without frame dropping. A must watch!
Technology is moving fast, so fast that a French company has built a complete 'shoot, edit and send' newsgathering app for the iPhone. Send the finished story from location, or send the bits back to base to open up in FCPX for finishing.
Recently Apple's CEO Steve Jobs detailed some new attributes coming with OS X Lion. What Jobs didn't reveal was "scrollable menus and toolbars" which Patently Apple discovered, came to light in a new European patent filing.
Update: ''1-6_Right-Project'' - the project name was from the FCP6 demo material we're informed by reliable source.
We continue with the series on the new Mac Pro. Episode three and the boys are testing out the FCPX performance on the shiny new Mac Pro.
It is over 1200 days since Apple launched the 'Can't innovate anymore my ass' Mac Pro. Over the last 24 hours, there has been widespread reporting of Apple's decision to end the life of the cylinder and reinvent the Mac Pro. The bad news is the new model won't be available this year.
One Christmas present already sorted out, the biography of Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson has been released for sale today.
This is a very brief first look at the some of the key features of FCPX from the viewpoint of the professional editor. Not the data wrangler, not the media manager, not the one-stop shop, production-company-in-a-bedroom. The cutter.
First of all we would like to wish a very Happy New Year to all our readers. Secondly we thought it would be a good time for a brief look back at the most popular articles of 2011.
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...
It has been a few crazy days of Apple news and we've loved every leak, tweet and article that we have come across. However it is only now that we are coming to realise how massive the new announcements really are. Prepare for a shock...
Two bits of good news. 3D and VR plugin developer Tim Dashwood has joined Apple. Not only is that good news for FCPX users, he has also made his existing plugin products free.
We have been lucky to get our hands on a new Mac Pro here in the FCP.co, so we thought we would share the unboxing with you before we get down to testing it out!
The first in a series of tutorial videos about the FCPX 10.1 updates, we kick off with a look at Libraries and how they have changed the way media is organised.
We all know that we will be able to download OS X Lion from the Mac App Store in July. But what if you have multiple seats that need upgrading and would a possible volume licence apply to other (ahem) downloadable apps in the future?
Last week when the 10.0.1 update was announced, 'Roles' seemed to be the answer to exporting your audio out of Final Cut Pro X to another app for post. Does this new 'Media Stems Export" method replace OMF?
A great video of Thunderbolt in action to finish off an interesting day. Apologies if the video above takes time to load, but hey that's Flash:)
Rick Young caught up with Walter Murch right after the SuperMeet in Amsterdam. He starts off with a question about Final Cut Pro X...
The first day of Spring, but time to cast your mind back to January. The LACPUG had a special night where Apple and Frame.io presented the new features of 10.4.4 to the audience. The video of the presentation has just gone live!
It has been a few weeks since the event, but we are very pleased to be able to publish the full FCPX & Motion presentation that Apple gave at the LACPUG meeting in Los Angeles on January 14th.
If you have been watching the recent videos from the events we have covered here on FCP.co, you will have noticed that the official Apple presentations have not been published - Until now. Grab a coffee a watch what we haven't been able to show since the FCPX Creative Summit!
A nice surprise for us yesterday when we managed to get our hands on a brand new MacBook Air. Only announced at the World Wide Developers Conference 4 days ago, it's still in the wrapper!
FCPX - It was the news we've been waiting a few years for but it was worth it. Awesome, jaw dropping call it what you want FCPX (10) takes editing to a new level. All the new features after the break.
A developing story, but software developer Wes Plate has joined Apple as a Product Designer, with the Pro Apps team we are assuming.
3D designer Peter Zigich has been using Apple workstations for over 20 years. He like many others has been frustrated by the lack of a MacPro update. So why not let the imagination run and design your own? Well that's exactly what he did!
Apple's big showcase for new hardware and software is the World Wide Developers Conference in San Francisco that starts on Monday the 2nd of June. So what do we expect? Yosemite OS X anybody?
Surely this old piece of NLE operation is old news? Or has Apple got a more advanced plan using this patent? Could the new Apple data centre, the new iMovie and a new MobileMe account be the first inroads into cloud editing?
The answer is to check for a virus. Yeup you read right, your machine could be infected with the Flashback OSX Trojan. Won't happen to you? A good friend of FCP.co got hit.
We have had reports in from a few sources that the top of the range iMac has had problems when running Final Cut Pro X and Motion. Surely the machine must have enough horsepower, what is going on?
You might have noticed that we have been building a list of free FCPX & Motion effects for download over on our forum. Let's take the thought further though...
We were going to try and not mention that three lettered acronym for the whole of today until we found this. Andrew Baum, Product Marketing Manager heads up this Apple video presentation from 1999 of Final Cut Pro 1. Some of the messages are curiously familiar.
***Updated with embedded YouTube HD video of keynote***
With no new hardware and no sign of FCPX, Steve Jobs' keynote speech was nevertheless a classic. We detail some of the points that will relate to the Pro Apps user. How about a 97% price reduction for one!
There was a time when Apple's World Wide Developers Conference got no media coverage apart from dedicated Apple news websites. Now the annual event from the Moscone Centre gets airtime on national news. So what was announced that is relevant to Final Cut Pro X and editors?
The last few World Wide Developers Conferences have been a bit 'meh'. Not so for today's 2017 conference from San Jose. A new macOS, Kaby Lake updates to the MacBook lineup, talk of an FCPX update and of course the announcement of the awesome new iMac Pro.
Is there nothing left that Apple makes or does that doesn't turn into a song or a rap? Highlights of Monday's World Wide Developer Conference in a song format. Just one of a thousand songs in a thousand days.
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