We can't believe we read a tweet this morning saying that there weren't any new Thunderbolt products on display at IBC. Maybe they didn't go past the G-Technology stand and catch sight of this 8TB monster prototype.
So we are going to leave the credit cards at home this NAB otherwise we might find ourselves with one of these on the plane back. There are other LCD recorders arriving everyday, but this one can record two streams for 3D work. It's missing one thing though...
Want more horsepower for your Mac Pro to run Final Cut Pro X and other GPU heavy applications faster? This tutorial shows you how to install a beefy PC GeForce GTX570 HD 2560MB graphics card into your Mac. Adobe fans take note, the CUDA drivers will help speed up Premiere and After Effects.
Now that the interoperability between Final Cut Pro X and Blackmagic's DaVinci Resolve has been announced, we are sure many editors are going to be looking at this combination to grade their projects. Patrick Inhofer takes us on a 2 hour Resolve catch up course.
The deluge of new plugins post NAB continues. New releases include a utility plugin for getting the timing right when editing to a script and a couple of new free plugins from Andy Mees.
Moving up a level from the Ken Burns moves is the technique of modifying and animating layers of a photo for 'The Kid Stays in the Picture' effect. What it is, and how to do it in this new MacBreak Studio episode.
In this week's episode of MacBreak Studio, Steve Martin shows how to pull a good key using green screen media in Final Cut Pro X. One click does a lot, but there's a lot more...
Wes Plate from Automatic Duck presented his new product Ximport AE at the recent Los Angeles Creative Pro User Group. Wes showed the audience how to get FCPX timelines into After Effects and also recounts some great NLE history. Well worth a watch with your morning latte for half an hour!
Two plugins in two days isn't a bad record for Tokyo so far this month! Chrominator is a $49 plugin for Final Cut Pro X that takes a logo or text and adds a glossy bevelled edge.
Always nice to see a newcomer making tutorials for Apple ProApps products. In this tutorial Jimmy Lee from iMotion Video shows us how to add glows to animating text in Motion. Coloured snow flakes. Very seasonal.
This is a very cool new piece of kit which has been developed by Steadicam™ inventor, Garrett Brown. The key is light weight cameras, so it's clearly a boon for DSLR enthusiasts. Thanks to Digital Rebellion for bringing this one to our attention. All the spec after the break.
There are no limits to where you can find a 5D these days, even on an F1 car!
When Google Drive was announced yesterday, everybody just thought it was just a similar product to Dropbox with competitive pricing. For us video editors, there's a lot more to it than just file sharing. Is this the future?
***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.
Larry says your eyes lie to you and if you want to colour correct or grade properly, then you need to fire up the 'scopes in FCPX. That's exactly what he does and he also shares some great skin tone percentage range tips at the end too.
We feature a lot of Michael Horton's videos from the LACPUG on here. So we think it is well worth a post helping them to fund their new projector. Everyone will benefit.
You can't beat a good Hitler spoof when you want to parody some new situation, and the bunker rant scene from 'Downfall' is a particular YouTube favourite. Put together Hitler with FCPX and you've got an explosive situation. And when he calms down and considers the benefits, even the führer can see the awesome rendering possibilities. We particularly liked the bit about clip-collision.
You knew something as important as the cancelleation of the XServe would end up like this. Worth watching just for the Mac Mini line.
A home made beer bottle follow focus rig. Ingenious. Just add beer can straw cap, and the DSLR redneck look is complete!
What did you think you were going to do today? If like us, you start watching this excellent end to end Final Cut Pro X film editing masterclass, you'll find yourself still at your computer an hour and a half later. This detailed, fast paced demo is essential viewing.
If you didn't make the Larry Jordan live webinar recently, no problem as the whole hour has been posted on YouTube. Larry uses FCP7 though so no jaw dropping just yet.
Chris Culp decided to film himself editing on Final Cut Pro and then compress that down into a one minute video. It made us think of two things. 1: Editors don't move much during the day and 2: There are many different ways to control FCP. What's yours?
A great FCPX user story from Thomas Grove Carter. This time he shows us how the new Honda commercial got the diptych treatment in Final Cut Pro X.
We wish we hadn't seen this video. It gives us another reason to want to rush out and buy a new 2.2 GHz Intel Core i7 MacBook Pro, if Thunderbolt wasn't enough! We will post the rendering speed results after the break, but I urge you to watch one of the most elegant bench tests going.
With the big debate about Final Cut Pro X still alight, it was refreshing to get a new and unbiased view. Chris Gatewood, a young filmmaker has been using FCPX to post produce his latest film.
A frustrating day. We have two stories to publish and yes they both feature Vimeo videos. As the Vimeo webpages are currently down and now embedded videos don't work, we wonder how reliant we are on video hosting sites.
Using adjustment layers in Final Cut Pro X allows editors to apply a grade across clips. In this tutorial we will look at how to build one in Motion and apply it in FCPX.
So where is the deinterlace filter in Final Cut Pro X? A question asked by many including ourselves. FXMahoney has come up with a rather neat FCPX deinterlace tip.
A tutorial from Final Cut King showing one method of getting that face blur used by reality shows and news broadcasts.
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.
We know that that the lack of multicam editing in Final Cut Pro X is one of Apple's top priorities to fix in an update. But what if you have a multicam job to edit and you don't want to use FCP7?
Jorgen Escher made this FCP plugin in a response to a cry for help from Marvels Film. The plugin has been designed to battle the disturbing problem of micro-moiré which appeared after a Canon 5D MkII shoot. Micro-moiré manifests itself as red/blue color streaks and pixels that appear in natural and irregular patterns, such as hair, water and grass. Download details after the break.
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A bit of a tutorial rich Monday morning we'll start with a quick & handy tip from Clay Asbury. If you've ever found that the three way colour correction filter won't fix your underexposed footage properly, this might just be the answer.
Leno from LenoFX has very kindly put together this tutorial for FCP.co. He shows us how to build a Motion template to get more likes & subscribers on YouTube.
A slightly cryptic headline for this new episode of MacBreak Studio, but indeed, our duo of Steve and Mark make a DVDless DVD. See how they perform this FCPX magic trick after the break!
Another week of hitting the update button without joy means we have room for another MacBreak Studio. This time it's back to FCPX and we explore how to use shape masks.
It seems simple to track a point in Motion and attach an object, right? Wrong, it's not as simple as you think and there are many gotchas along the way. Hopefully this MacBreak Studio will save some of the pain encountered when you try to link things together.
Are your transitions in FCPX looking a bit flat? Idustrial Revolution has launched a pack of 24 transitions built in 3D space which means variable focal length, depth of field, lighting and adjustable reflections. We've also got five copies to give away.
From editing broadcast sports for transmission through to assembling your child's local league matches & sports, this $49 kit of Sports Graphics from Idustrial Revolution adds that professional look.
What with the Easter Holidays happening after the big SuperMeet announcement, there hasn't been much FCP news out there. This gives us an ideal opportunity to feature another training company publishing FCS3 YouTube tutorials.
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 ++
Well the puck could certainly have travelled to here by the time the new FCP gets released. Amazing video of what you can do with the iPad2, wearing no silly glasses either! A bit of a tenuous link, granted but at least it breaks up the NAB stories.
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 continue the look through the new features in the recent 10.0.6 update to Final Cut Pro X. This week our normal duo of Steve and Mark take a look at new functionality with compound clips.
We don't think we've covered a marriage proposal here before on FCP.co and it makes a happy change from the rather depressing news from yesterday. When industry guru Michael Kammes proposed, he did it with style and in three dimensions...
Yes this is a site about Final Cut Pro, but we think this sneaks in on merit of inspiration, entertainment and humour. The video is going viral, so grab a coffee and enjoy.
Ted from RED updates us on all things EPIC.
Everyday new FCP tutorials are being added to YouTube, some of them good, some not so good. But, is there such thing as a bad tutorial? (Yeup we've seen Rob's) We think the whole training scenario is changing and us die hard broadcast editors are in the minority. Cue debate.
It's a long holiday weekend for many, but that doesn't stop the free effects for Final Cut Pro X coming. This week on #freeeffectfriday we have a colourful range of new free plugins to download.
Idustrial Revolution started the ball rolling this morning with the simpler hashtag #freeeffectfriday. As everybody loves free plugin effects for Final Cut Pro X, we thought that we would carry the thought on. Lots to download!
We have been following the progress of the Beauty Box Video plugin from Digital Anarchy, so we jumped at the chance of getting a demo on FCPX from the plugin's author Jim Tierney. 25% off coupon code too!
I'm pretty sure he will be using FCP7 for this webinar and not the 'jaw dropping' new version that we are all very keen to see. Nevertheless it will still be packed with information and good tips.
Want to know more about the effects within FCPX? Or maybe you want to know how important metadata is within Final Cut Pro X? These set of videos will get you up to speed.
Over the last week we have seen a few videos that we have featured here on FCP.co pulled from the two big video sites. Removed for different reasons, but users should remember you are broadcasting to the world.
Legendary music video director Kevin Godley was commissioned to help Charlotte Church’s creative rebirth with an innovative video for the single ‘Back to Scratch’. Godley, and DoP George Tiffin tell of a white room and eight Canon EOS DSLR cameras.
This week Sam Mestman joins Steve Martin to look at keyboard speed with Final Cut Pro X. We also add some smoke to a picture in Motion and take the cheaper alternative to Photoshop for a spin with FCPX.
Billed as a look at the new features in the Motion 5.0.2 update, this episode really is all about keyframing and dropzones. Not to be missed.
An early Christmas present. Michael Horton from the LACPUG has found the tapes from a 2006 interview with the film editor Dede Allen. Two hours of industry insight behind the editing of some big Hollywood films.
We post many articles about equipment and tutorials, so it's nice to sit back and watch a long video that concentrates on the actual art of editing. Norman Hollyn and Larry Jordan dive deep into the craft.
He was top billing at the SuperMeet in Amsterdam during IBC 2013. After putting his foot in it (or both feet) even before FCPX was released, he asks the question again, "Is Final Cut Pro X ready for professional use?" Nearly an hour long video, so grab a coffee and enjoy.
FCP guru Larry Jordan has been busy again. He's created 68 new micro-tutorials. Each runs less than four minutes, so you can quickly get the answers you need to your common Final Cut questions. These are the results of a recent Webinar he hosted, chopped down into nice bite size chunks. A few hand-picked ones after the break.
40 minutes of update news from FCPX guru Larry Jordan when he presented at the recent meeting of the Los Angeles Final Cut Pro User Group.
We are very proud to launch our FCP Community page and Forum today. We have included some amazing functionality for users - profiles, groups, events and forum postings to mention a few, everybody is welcome.
FxFactory from Noise Industries keeps on growing its set of FCP & Motion plugins. This is a good one, a zoom transition with a twist. (I don't know why but I want to say that in the accent of Serge from Beverly Hills Cop)
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.
How does one link an animation in Motion? This week's MacBreak Studio explains all. In a seasonal mode, Mark Spencer shows how to add snow to a scene in Motion and we get a customised Christmas card from Steve Martin.
It's a Tuesday which means a roundup of Ripple's tutorial threesome. We have the weekly MacBreak Studio on locking fonts and a couple of seasonal spooky tutorials!
Has a Ninja ever logged? It doesn't really matter and the tutorial in this clickbait headline won't disappoint. Michael Garber is back with his humour and tips, this time focusing on logging.
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?
Does any week go by without another pack of FCPX plugins being released? Expanding the transition options available to editors this time is Impackt from Luca Visual FX.
Is there any type of software that Lynda.com doesn't have training for? Yes, Final Cut Pro X, but the course is scheduled for release at the end of this month. They've posted some free tutorials as a taste.
We have to say congratulations to Pixel Corps and Ripple Training for getting their 300 episode of MacBreak Studio published. This time they look at that old chestnut, dynamic trimming in FCPX and FCP7.
A slightly different MacBreak studio for you this time. This is the 'Directors Cut' or the version you would find in the extras on a DVD. FCPX color correcting, keying and a lot lot more.
We thought it had been a while since we heard from the MacBreak Studio guys and we were right, we had missed this episode. So here's the latest live MacBreak that's all FCPX.
A Sex Pistols concert at Brixton Academy. Not the setting for FCP to work it's Multicam magic? Think again. Pro Apps expert Alexander Snelling tells us how the make multiclip feature stopped him looking pretty vacant.
In this week's new episode of MacBreak Studio, the guys take a look at building 3D objects in Motion using mObject. They have also announced a live round table chat this Thursday featuring some well known FCPX experts.
Looking to make your Final Cut Pro X projects a bit more festive? Learn how to build custom snowflakes in Motion.
Maybe this week's episode of MacBreak Studio should be titled 'Making particles dance in Motion with Steve Martin!' A great tutorial showing the power of emitters and behaviours.
So you want to make a copy of a Final Cut Pro X event onto another drive so you can continue to edit whilst away from your main machine. This handy tip will show you how to make sure you've got all your files.
Following on from the last Motion tutorial where we explored behaviours with text, this week it's time to animate text to music.
Managing your sound effects and batch renaming in Final Cut Pro X and fixing multiple lighting sources in Blackmagic Design's DaVinci Resolve. It must be a Tuesday and time for the Ripple tutorial roundup.
The final part in the multicam trilogy from Mark Spencer and Steve Martin on MacBreak Studio. This time they have a good look at multicam trimming in Final Cut Pro X.
So you don't like the colorboard in Final Cut Pro X? Not a problem as there is a nifty trick to get similar FCP7 colorwheel control back.
Another episode of MacBreak Studio and this time Mark and Steve take a closer look at GPU rendering in Final Cut Pro X and distributed rendering with Compressor.
Mark Spencer presents Motion for FCPX editors at the recent Los Angeles Final Cut Pro User Group meeting. He illustrates with examples the fact that you don't need to know Motion to benefit from its image processing tools in FCPX.
As FCP gets more & more of a hold in the post-production industry, the requirement for 'interoperability' with other editing systems (OK Avid) is bound to grow. Marquis have launched a box that will help bridge the gap.
The update has only been out for a few days, but the new media management functions feature in this new episode of MacBreak Studio. Mark & Steve explain all.
Whatever you are doing, stop, get yourself a coffee and spend the next 30 minutes watching Michael talk about large format workflow. Packed full of information, this recent LAFCPUG presentation is not to be missed.
At the recent Los Angeles Creative Pro User Group, Mike Matzdorff presented his experiences of being an assistant editor on a major Hollywood film post produced on Final Cut Pro X.
In this week's MacBreak Studio we have an appointment with Satan. Well almost, Steve Martin (not Satan!) shows us why Final Cut Pro X has an Adobe style 'Dynamic Linking' built right in.
We know we looked at using roles in Final Cut Pro X earlier this week, but these guys go into a lot more depth. One super useful alpha channel tip in there that's not to be missed.
Another roundup of the free effects for FCPX and Motion that have been published over the last couple of weeks. There's a lot of them too ranging from utility plugins, transitions and templates.
Two new plugins from the FxFactory stable. Xflare from SugarFX adds adjustable flares to footage and the sequel to Ripple Tools is out.
If you were impressed by the last tutorial from Steve and Mark on audio editing in Final Cut Pro X 10.0.6, just take a look at this new episode. This time they look at the very cool new audio features in multicam editing.
Two tutorials or demos today. First is a very clever way to morph between jump cuts in an interview. The second is a very customised Contour ShuttlePRO geared up to make colour correction easy.
Mark Spencer of Ripple Training demonstrates a great trick for creating unique emitters, replicators, and motion paths in Motion.
Another MacBreak Studio and this time the duo of Mark Spencer and Steve Martin embark on the first leg of a three part journey to discover more about Motion's camera.
A popular effect that's often requested, VU meters that move in sync with the audio track. Here's a good tutorial showing how that's achieved using the audio and quantize parameter behaviors.
Although there is video stabilisation built into FCPX, the $99 Motionbend application has a lot more going on under the hood. With a new XML export into FCPX feature just added, we thought we would take a closer look at "motion editing" with Motionbend.
MotionVFX has just released mTransition Light, a $49 pack of plugins and light effects for not only Final Cut Pro X, but any NLE that accepts ProRes files. They have also reached a template milestone and are celebrating with a 30% discount until the end of March.
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