There's bound to be a lot of expectation when you go on stage with a presentation entitled "10 things you might not know about Final Cut Pro X." Victor Maldonado gets a grilling, but that's not why we are posting the video.
Dan Allen, a student filmaker has published 12 free tutorials for Final Cut Pro X. We always like to feature new tutorial makers so we've posted the first four after the break.
We did say that today were going to publish Dan's next four free Final Cut Pro X tutorials, but that was before we discovered he had published a 7.5 video!
I feel a bit of a theme coming on here. 'Tutorial Tuesday' ok, maybe not, but we do have tutorials stacked up like planes coming in to land at Heathrow on a friday night. First up is Izzy with his amazing 7 hour collection.
We all love free tutorials and new producer We Make Movies has wasted no time after the 10.0.6 update in publishing these eight. Get yourself a large coffee and enjoy some free training!
Wes James (AKA the NLE Ninja) has produced a set of nine tutorials wrapped up into a 40 minute video. No FCPX, no Motion, just layers, effects and rendering!
With the recent update of Final Cut Pro X to 10.0.1, an XML import & export feature became available.This article might be a very good place to start from to get an understanding of this flexible tool.
As a contrast to last week's shenanigans and maybe because it's a holiday break for many, the FCP news has been a bit thin on the ground. A good time to catch up with the latest free tutorials posted and don't miss Larry Jordan's excellent film making story.
Wow, an amazing resource on color correcting within Final Cut Pro X. We have to thank T Payton for posting this first on on our forum, the find is so good though that it had to make the front page!
If there was such thing as a #FreeTutorialTuesday, it would be today. Not only do we the have latest episode of MacBreak Studio, we also have more free Final Cut Pro X and Motion tutorials from Andy Neil. Turn the Gaggia on!
We are back from the Easter Break and back to the Final Cut Pro X news. Just before we packed up for the break, John Davidson from Magic Feather told us he has published a new FCPX On-Air tutorial and the finished edit.
In these two vidoes, Larry Jordan the FCP guru of jaw dropping fame, runs us through Final Cut Pro X from scratch. If you've never worked the app before then this is a good place to start.
Some kinetic typography gives clear advice on how your scratch disk works in Final Cut Pro. Short but to the point and rather cool too. Video after the break.
A double dose of the duo this morning! At the recent Los Angeles Creative Pro User Group, Steve Martin and Mark Spencer took to the stage to present the latest features in the 10.0.6 FCPX update.
How many Final Cut Pro X editors haven't used or even installed Motion5? Well if you are one of them then this episode of Macbreak Studio is a good place to start to understand the creative possibilities the app could bring.
You've got to be impressed by a demo that includes Monk footage - not that we are saying that the episodes get cut on Final Cut Pro X! Moviola Events presents Andrew running the audience through the new FCPX timeline.
In this new tutorial I'll be showing how to animate text in Final Cut Pro using keyframes.
In this week's episode of MacBreak Studio, the guys return to Coremelt's SliceX plugin to remove a shadow and animate a tilt shift effect.
Possibly the shortest ever article on FCP.co this year. Apple have published a FAQ document that not unsurprisingly gives a whole raft of answers to FCPX frequently asked questions.
A new episode of MacBreak Studio and this week we have an updated way to copy a Library without taking optimised and proxy media over.
FCPX has been criticised for not having a batch export, good job we have top people on the case to make getting a bunch of sequences out of Final Cut Pro X happen fast!
You might be familiar with Ben already as he is a regular contributor to our popular Final Cut Pro X forum right here on FCP.co. He's launched a new tutorial series on managing media for FCPX.
So what is the best way to import footage in Final Cut Pro X? Chris Roberts shows us his battle tested methods for ingesting footage and managing media from camera cards. Some great FCPX tips not to be missed!
It struck once more! The Blackmagic/FCPX 'gotcha' that I swore I'd never be caught by again. Why doesn't the selected output work with Final Cut Pro X?
Building a night sky in Motion, adding an extra angle using 4K material in a FCPX multicam edit and smoothing skin in DaVinci Resolve. It's Tuesday so it's the Ripple tutorial roundup!
The guys did it with a Spirograph and now by request they present how to build an Etch A Sketch in Motion5. A lot of giggling going on in this one!
Probably one of the most common graphics you'll have to build as an editor is the 'lower third.' More tips in this Macbreak Studio on how to roll your own for FCPX
Sounds like an oxymoron, but it's perfectly possible. When we say Steve goes deep into FCPX this week, we mean it! He discovers embedded apps, one of which will burn DVDs all day long.
We got a bit busy over the last couple of days with the publication of our Tour de France article, so time to catch up with Ripple's three weekly tutorial videos.
Did you know you can change the duration of more than one transition at a time in Final Cut Pro?
Alexis Van Hurkman has just released his set of tutorials on the new edition of DaVinci Resolve 11. Over thirteen hours of training and 20% off until October the 8th.
Like it or loathe it, the color board in Final Cut Pro X is the place to go to colour correct your footage. How about being able to control it and apply grades using the keyboard? Steve and Mark explore...
A couple of videos from new tutorial maker Paulus the Woodgnome. Also probably the best colour picker tip for Final Cut Pro X you'll see for a while. We certainly learnt a few things.
In this new episode of MacBreak Studio, Mark Spencer and Steve Martin talk about basic compositing in FCPX. You might not have a send to Motion feature, so can great greenscreen compositing be done directly in Final Cut Pro X?
If you want some comprehensive FCP beginners tutorials, then check out this very handy resource from the Knight Digital Media Center at the Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism.
One of the frustrations of publishing Master Templates from Motion 4 to FCP7 was the fact that dropzones and text entry/tracking were the only controls that transferred between the apps. With Motion 5 and FCPX that's all changed, welcome to rig building.
Serge M takes a look at how and where media gets stored when using Final Cut Pro.
This time we are going to look a the various options when using the Image Mask effect in Final Cut Pro.
Better late than never. Not even out of timezone communications and the search for a stable wifi connection can stop us publishing this week's MacBreak Studio. It's all about text animations in Motion5.
If you haven't done this before with FCPX you need to watch as this method brings a whole new area of creative potential to Final Cut Pro X. Our normal duo show you how to publish Motion parameters.
We've been big fans of Edgar Rothermich's graphic manuals since their release, now they have been reformatted, combined, republished and come with a free plugin.
A bit later in the week due to a few technical problems, this episode answers a question we hear often: Do I need to buy Compressor if I can export directly out of FCPX?
It seems that everybody now can work Final Cut Pro. To say you can't risks being overlooked for a job, not being able to join in "What Codec" chats down the pub or more embarrassing, having to ask for help when you've messed up the screen trying. Fear no more, Pro Apps expert Alex Snelling has compiled his top ten FCP GUI errors from his years of teaching fresh new editors.
This week I take a look at different ways you can use the Position Tool in Final Cut Pro.
Rookie ALERT! Having been blessed with the good fortune to be lent a MacBook Pro M1 laptop running Final Cut Pro, I was very excited to try it out.
We think publishing FCP7 tutorials is a bit like straightening the deckchairs on the Titanic, useful for a while. Good solid knowledge about keyboard customisation, layouts and buttons though.
Thomas Grove Carter starts off a series of short Final Cut Pro tutorials with four published today.
A post FCPX sneak peak Larry Jordan tutorial. Larry shows us the basics of making different sized versions by exporting from the timeline and then using Compressor.
So how close are the trimming modes between FCP7 and FCPX? In this tutorial all the major trimming methods are examined in both versions of Final Cut Pro.
It is not a scientific comparison by any stretch of the imagination, but what happens when FCP7 and FCPX go head to head in an editing speed test? A slow news day in the FCP world? Maybe but at least it's not another blog post with the same old FCPX rehash.
Nice to see somebody showing off what Final Cut Pro X CAN do instead of slamming it all the time. In these four videos from the recent LAFCPUG meeting, Steve Kanter runs through the positives.
What? At the recent meeting of the Los Angeles Final Cut Pro User Group, FCP guru Larry said exactly that on stage. The four videos after the break are well worth a watch if you are going to be buying FCPX next week.
A great video from the new Final Cut Pro X tutorial maker, FCPX Master. We see the differences between trimming, cropping and of course the old favourite, the Ken Burns effect on photos.
These are exactly the type of tutorial videos we thought would be flooding the internet once FCPX was released. Short and to the point, this video shows how to record a VO in Final Cut Pro X.
No sooner had we posted the voiceover recording video, PixelWizard posted this video in the comments. A Final Cut Pro tutorial on matching colours and using vignettes.
Professor Simon Holland runs through the editing kit he uses making videos for his popular YouTube channel.
Lee Herbet has some good advice for cinematographers that need to edit, putting together a showreel for example.
Updated with interactive multi-touch iBooks link
What has been the most popular book on learning how to edit with Final Cut Pro X? A 'graphically enhanced manual' from Edgar Rothermich helped many people understand the simplicity and complexity of FCPX. Now a new version for FCPX 10.3 has been released.
Tutorial number 3 this week from Walter Biscardi. This time he shows us how to use the Title 3D generator in Final Cut Pro. I'm pretty sure a lot of editors don't even know this exists! Another good way of generating high quality text after the break too.
Walter has over 1300 fonts on one of his Macs, that's a lot. Not only does it get hard to pick one from that long list, it will also slow FCP down. In this video he plays font wrangler.
We feature many new products here on FCP.co, but we thought it was time to post a range of new free tutorials for FCPX and Motion5 that have been published so far this year. Lots in there for Final Cut Pro X and Motion.
Here at FCP.co, we are all too familiar with the advantages of a Final Cut Pro X workflow. But, as FCP X becomes more widely used throughout the production industry, we thought we’d dedicate a little space to helping those familiar with other NLEs get to grips with our favourite editing platform. We asked Chris Roberts (who’s both an Apple Certified Trainer and Adobe Certified Instructor) to help Premiere Pro editors draw parallels with FCP X.
Continuing our look at Final Cut Pro X for Premiere editors, Chris Roberts takes a look at the different editing techniques you can employ. There are some big changes and Chris gives you the information you need to know to get up to speed.
An hour and a half long presentation on Final Cut Pro X from Ari Feldman of the Manhattan Edit Workshop. Good beginner viewing.
We have had many emails from people asking when the next set of tutorials would be available from Color Grading Central. The next five of these superb videos are now posted after the break.
Why do so many FCP editors have problems with multiple layers?
It's been a week of tutorials here on FCP.co and we thought that we would end it with a great Motion demo from Doug Suiter. Want to fly around a webpage? Now you can.
We can only guess at the success of FCPX as we don't have any statistics on the number of copies that Apple has sold. Judging by the number of free tutorials posted online however, there's a rapidly growing user base out there.
How does a free one hour tutorial on FCPX to get you started sound? This offer comes from Michael Wohl who has announced his range of Final Cut Pro training videos. He also has some intersting comments about our new NLE.
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...
Ever wondered what resolution and frame rates are good for shooting video on your GoPro? No need to worry, they have just launched a set of free tutorials.
Has anybody said to you "Is FCPX different from FCP7" and you've had to try to describe the vast changes in the new version? This video might help.
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.
Rahma Ali shows us how she edits her videos in iMovie for her YouTube channel.
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?
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.
They say it can't be done, sharing FCPX projects that is. In this new episode of MacBreak Studio, our regular duo set out to bust the myth.
Simon Walker shows us how to speed up editing in Final Cut Pro. A good 20 minutes of tips, techniques and humour as you can see from his tongue in cheek explanation of keyboard shortcuts! Well worth a watch.
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.
Another workflow extension for Final Cut Pro X and this time it is all about training. iJustine in partnership with Ripple Training have produced a beginners course of lessons for Final Cut Pro X.
Martin Gosset has emailed us to say that his interactive PDF about FCPX (written in French) has been updated. Many more pages, tips, a reference and of course that new name.
Andy Anderson from Infinite Skills has produced 142 lessons or 10.5 hours worth of Final Cut Pro X tuition for $99.99. The course is available by download or on DVD.
Dylan Bates AKA The Final Cut Bro takes us on a 40 minute introductory tour of Apple's Motion.
We predicted that as soon as Final Cut Pro X was released there would be a huge amount of free online tutorials available. Izzy Hyman has not only posted this free 26 part tutorial, but he's also made media available for download too.
Larry was the guy who coined the phrase "It's a jaw-dropper" when he had a preview of FCPX back in February. You can be sure he will have his Final Cut Pro X training sessions well prepared for his seminar on July 12.
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.
Join Sam Mestman as he presents a beginners guide to Final Cut Pro, this Thursday 21st January at 10am PT, 11am MT, Noon CT and 1pm ET.
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.
The popular Final Cut Pro guru has got right up to date and launched an iPhone and iPad app for training on FCPX. The downloadable app is free with more tutorials available for purchase.
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.
As a follow-up to his popular trim, crop & Ken Burns tutorial, the FCPX Master Michael Mehlhorn publishes a video on the basic tools within FCPX.
You will be seeing a lot of this video on social media over the next few days. Called 'Learn how to use Final Cut Pro X in 30 mins or less' it aims to do exactly that. Please excuse the exclamation mark on the headline, but we thought it was worth it.
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.
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.
To publicise Michael Wohl's new Film Craft courses, macProVideo are running a contest where the prizes add up to over $10,000. Not bad for just answering a few questions in a survey.
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 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.
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.
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