dashwood_3D_fcp

We feel pretty bad about this one as we missed it in the crazy build up to our website's launch. Tim Dashwood of Dashwood Cinema Solutions is not only announcing an upgrade to Stereo3D Toolbox, but he is also unveiling brand new products at NAB 2011 - One of them being Stereo3D Cat.

fcpdotco_launch

The 1st of March and we have now officially launched. Slightly ahead of schedule, but it seems like the right time due to the huge traffic we've already had because of last week's big Apple news about Thunderbolt and FCP8.

It's clearly going to be an exciting time. 

oscars_5d

To say that the 5D is getting red carpet treatment in Hollywood might be a bit of an exaggeration, but it was being used at the Oscars build up. Not quite sure about using it for a piece to camera, but thanks to CampusMovieFest for tweeting this picture.

But the big story for the FCP community was The Social Network getting an Oscar for Best Editing. More after the break.

anti_moire_plugin_fcp

As much as we love our Canon 5D, you would not want to shoot a documentary on the history of lace with it. Why? The dreaded moiré striping effects you can see above on the left hand side example. However you might have a couple of plugins installed already that will fix the problem.

thunderbolt_xsan_fcp

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...

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:)

thunderbolt_fcp

Wow! Two great bits of FCP news in two days. The new MacBook Pros that have been released today feature 'Thunderbolt' Apples branding of Light Peak technology from Intel.

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.

crafty

Life is about timing and when Apple launch a revolutionary new product, you are not going to get many column inches attributed to yours. This happened to CrumplePop, so let's give them a bit of space to promote their cool new DIY titles effects for Final Cut Pro. Video and links after the break.

matrox_mxo2

*** Updated 23rd February with news of a fix from Matrox ***

We do let our editor out every now and then on paying freelance jobs, he does need to see daylight once a month! This weekend he was working for the BBC and came across an output level mismatch with the Matrox MXO2 and Final Cut Pro.

fcp8_rumour

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.

Have you ever wondered what it takes to edit a one-hour episode of television? Here is a short time lapse video of the editing process for episode 416 of the NBC series "Chuck.

openfootage

You've got to love all those people who contribute so selflessly to the Open Source community, and we're big fans of Austria's Markus Huber who runs OpenFootage.Net, it's an open source stock footage library. There's free timelapse videos, textures and more for your productions. What more could you want? More after the break.