The use of roles within Final Cut Pro X is a very flexible way to organise media on the timeline and structure the video and audio that can be exported out. The downside is that the setting of roles on multichannel audio clips isn't straightforward or quick if you have a lot to work your way through. Charlie Austin had the same frustration and developed the free app Role-O-Matic to do the hard work for you.
The problem with MAMs or Media Asset Management systems was that they were expensive and required a lot of hardware to service them. Not anymore. The newly launched KeyFlow Pro is $299 and can run on a MacBook Pro. A very interesting new app.
Three lots of Ripple tutorials this week as the FCP.co office had a bit of a holiday last week. (The truth is we were editing flat out!) Two MacBreak Studios and a five minuter from Steve Martin.
Everybody knows the next release of the the Mac operating system will be called El Capitan. But how many people have heard of the DLC that comes with it? What is it, what does it do and how will it affect editors?
You might have caught Matt Smith's launch of his quirkily named free plugin earlier this week. 'DAWG PÜ' adds some 'dirty soul' to clinical video footage.
Five extra DVDs have been released by the producers of Keanu Reeves' documentary SIDE BY SIDE. The film looks at the history, process and workflow of film production featuring interviews with directors such as James Cameron, Martin Scorsese and David Fincher. Walter Murch's extended interview features on one of the new discs where he talks about film editing and of course Final Cut Pro.
A really quick post & video, but an interesting one. Just how well does Final Cut Pro X run on the new 12" MacBook Retina?
In this week's MacBreak Studio we look at the importance of the order of effects within Final Cut Pro X and look at exporting H264 from DaVinci Resolve.
The news of Emmy Award winning shows cut on Final Cut Pro X keep on coming in. This time, The Game Changers…How the Harlem Globetrotters Battled Racism won a NYC award in the category of “Nostalgia Programming”.
Ever wanted to add notes to clips in FCPX via dictation? For $29, FCPXTRA enables you to dictate your thoughts right into the notes field in Final Cut Pro X
This week we look once again at the amazing 3D text capabilities in Motion and we also refresh our Compressor skills by looking at presets and default locations.
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