In this tip Apple Certified Master Trainer Simon Walker shows you how to improve up your workflow by compositing elements in a virtual 3D space with reflections and glow elements, without leaving the Final Cut timeline. He emailed us saying "Why don't you show some of my tutorials". So we are.
It's always great to see new talent publishing Final Cut Pro Tutorials, so give a big hand to Wes James with his Diagonal Split Screen tutorial. Some good advice on dealing with PSD files and mattes. After the break there's also a link to his downloadable matte!
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)
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.
Noah Kadner is a prominent guy in the FCP community and has a wicked sense of humour. The videos for his HD Survival Guide for FCP are now on sale. Find out more after the break.
Today we spotted an editor on Twitter complaining that there wasn't a heart wipe built into FCP. The good news is that there is one, hard to find, but there is one. If you really have to use one find out where it lives after the break.
Eric Kmetz of Epic Motion posted this multi-cam tutorial.This is very helpful for anyone who does multi-cam shoots not just weddings. Made with his iMac, his iSight, his iChair and most importantly his iBalls! See one of Eric's beautiful wedding films after the break.
Noise Industries have announced the release of free plugin Manifesto 1.0, which comes in two variants: a static title generator and a title roll/crawl generator, and it's infinitely more powerful than the native title generator in FCP. FX Factory has also had an update. More after the break.
Those very informative people at NewMediaWebinars present a VFX Plug-in Essentials Webinar looking specifically at the plug-ins and filters offered within Noise Industries' FX Factory.
I've been using a Wacom tablet with FCP since 2003 and yes I couldn't live without it now. I haven't got round to programming macros though so thankfully this video from Luminoir can show you the speed benefits by eliminating repetitive keystrokes. Make sure to watch in HD to see all the detail.