Ever wanted to add a small logo or icon to a lower third or bullet point on screen? This new $49 plugin for Final Cut Pro X has 50 to choose from.
We've just got back from the Apple Presentation that's part of the FCPX Creative Summit and we have some great news about 10.4 to share. New colour tools including wheels & curves and 360 tools built in.
So you take the editor who cut Bohemian Rhapsody, two Apple trainers and MacVideo host Rick Young, sit them in front of an audience and get them to talk about editing on the Mac...
At the recent LACPUG meeting, one of the guests on stage was tech reviewer and vlogger Jonathan Morrison. A big FCPX fan, watch how he discovered how fast it was to edit when compared to a colleague's NLE.
We are very pleased to publish the story of how the wonderful short film 'Watchtower of Turkey' was made. Nominated as Best Video of 2014 on Vimeo, Final Cut Pro X provided all the tools for Leonardo Dalessandri to produce a spectacular and inspirational piece of work.
"When I would tell you have to pack everything you need for a year to live, produce and deliver a documentary series from the road into a 4WD and a camper trailer, would you call me crazy or jump at the opportunity?"
We are very excited to publish the first part of Carsten Orlt's amazing Final Cut Pro X user story. Making good documentaries is hard enough, but working from a mobile base adds another level of hassle and complexity!
Part one of Carsten Orlt's story of the making of the Visible Farmer series was very popular. In part two, he goes into great detail about exactly how he edits with Final Cut Pro X. Lots of FCPX editing tips to follow and knowledge to be had!
In the last of three parts of this detailed and informative Final Cut Pro X user story, Carsten Orlt details his social media workflow and how to find a platform and funding for your films.
Bored with the built in FX in FCPX? Fresh out of the box are ten new transitions in a pack called 'TransiMatic' from SquidFX.
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.
This week's Final Cut Pro X upgrade to 10.0.6 brought some excellent new features and some much requested old features back. But under the hood there have been more changes, one of them turbo boosting rendering on the timeline by a massive 3200%!
Over the weekend Scott sent us an email about his recent webinar on FCPX. We will let him take up the story about the list after the break.
It's a great headline, but the facts are there to back it up. At a recent meeting at the Digital Cinema Society, Neil Smith from LumaForge gave us more information on that film...
Mark Spencer and Ripple Training have released this free set of twelve generators for FCPX. Volume 1 mimics the generators found in Final Cut Pro 7.
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.
Whilst we were perusing the specs for a new MacBook Pro, we noticed that there is now a more powerful graphics card option. There's also a new customer SSD upgrade kit for the Mac Pro.
New to the Final Cut Pro X ecosystem, designer Harry Frank has released a pack of modern style lower thirds. Priced at $49 for 20, we also have a 15% off coupon code.
If 2017 made you want to run into a movie theatre and hide, you aren't alone. Luckily, it’s been an exceptional year for the moving image. The Toronto International Film Festival looks back at the moments that helped us maintain, find hope, and transform the way we see the world through film.
The 2018 FCPX Creative Summit is nearly upon us, FMC has just announced the keynote speaker for the event. With over 5 million subscribers on YouTube and more on other social media channels, Justine Ezarik AKA iJustine will be starting the event off.
MotionVFX has just released another pack of 30 logo animations for Final Cut Pro X. There is also a bundle deal for all three packs of logo animations to save you money.
We caught up Kenneth Tang Laerke from Irudis at the recent BVE Show in London. He gave us some news on the plugin Tonalizer VFX, the company and he also offered our readers 35% discount until the end of the week.
Time to catch up with this week's tutorials from Ripple. The first looks at 3D text tips and includes one pretty awesome piece of information you won't want to miss. The second looks at the RGB parade scopes in Resolve.
When we say free, there are a couple of caveats, but Look Converter is still a great way to get custom colour grades into Final Cut Pro X.
For one day only, December the 17th, CrumplePop has slashed 40% off all their Final Cut Pro 7 and FCPX plugins. Time to get the credit card out, it's a surprise winter sale!
Another entrant into the Final Cut Pro X plugin ecosystem this week is Leno Treinamentos from Brazil with his range of free and commercial FCPX plugins.
This short film shows the construction of the Leadenhall Building in London. 2 years and 8 terabytes of 5K & 7K timelapses/hyperlapses all edited (in the end) on Final Cut Pro X then published at 4K resolution. A stunning FCPX user story.
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!
FxFactory is a plugin publishing platform that's home to the largest collection of Final Cut Pro X plugin developers. As there is a 20% store wide salecurrently running, Dylan from Stupid Raisins 'crowdsourced' an article together from a selection of plugin writers. Sale ends September 4th 2018!
After a rather quiet week, (which bodes well for upcoming FCPX news we suppose) we have another bumper crop of free FCPX effects for #FreeEffectFriday.
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!
If you've got an hour and a half spare, grab a coffee and enjoy Alex Lindsay, Steve Martin and Mark Spencer talk about Final Cut Pro X. Packed full of FCPX information with an added bonus of how to make shot glasses out of CDs.
***Updated with promo price for Optics plugin***
The latest update to Noise Industries' FxFactory 4.0.1 brings a new plugin called Optics from Ripple Training and updates for XEffects 3D Transitions from Idustrial Revolution, Defocus from PHYX and Stereo 3D Toolbox from Dashwood Cinema Solutions.
Martin Gosset has just published a 140 page interactive PDF all about FCPX. As you can see it is written in French and is on sale at the great price of just five Euros.
Well who would miss an opportunity to write such a headline? We round up all the recent Final Cut Pro X news that hasn't made it into a published story.
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.
This week we have two tutorials on the great new 3D text that is available in Final Cut Pro X and Motion. The Ripple boys explain all.
This is an interesting Final Cut Pro X user story from a number of perspectives. A passion for drifting led Aaron Losey to make a five and a half hour documentary of his event filled pilgrimage to the Ebisu Circuit in Japan.
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.
New Final Cut Pro X applications, plugins, tutorials and a video from the boss of Canon EOS who explains that video on the 5D MkII was an accident! We have put them all up into a Friday roundup.
We know that Final Cut Pro X is great for converting and editing quicktime files from DSLR cameras such as the Canon 5D. What if you want a more robust method for ingesting, cataloging and backups?
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.
FCPX handles text in a completely different way to Final Cut Pro 7, the old tried and trusted text generator died with the new release. Ripple Training has produced a new tutorial showing you how to get the titles you want in FCPX.
It's Bonfire Night, or the day before the US elections or if you don't live in the UK or the States, November the fifth. Five days in and we feature our first plugin roundup for the month.
With not much news on a quiet Monday, we thought that it was a good opportunity to take a look at the best free Final Cut Pro X tutorials that have been published this month.
We knew that the new Mac Pro would generate a lot of news, but a $40,000 Red Mac Pro? It's true, we publish the link to the auction and catch up with all the other Apple, Mavericks and compatibility news.
Yes we are well into June, but we have quite a few odd bits of news left over from May that we thought we would get out of the inbox to make space for WWDC. So in no particular order or ranking...
It has been a while since we have done a FCPX plugin roundup, so here are all the new plugin products from different developers that have been released over the last few weeks. There's a 25% off coupon code in there too!
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.
Three new tutorials to watch from the Ripple stable this week. Adding bling to text, making your own HUDs in Motion and drawing your own curve in a transition in DaVinci Resolve 12
There have been so many Canon & FCPX users out there desperately wanting this plugin to be released. Canon have made their Valentines Day by releasing a new version of their XF plugin.
We have had a week to put the new MacBook Pros through their paces. What better task than to send the 13” and 15” inch to work straight out of the box on a real broadcast editing job. Were they fast? What about connectivity? How is the Touch bar in actual use? How will the integrated GPU on the 13 inch compare to a discreet GPU on the 15? Let’s find out.
This week on the 21st of June, Final Cut Pro X wil be one year old. We take a look back at that eventful year and take a look forward to the next 12 months of FCPX's life.
Brad Olsen, the producer of the FCPX film 'Off the Tracks' has announced that an abridged version will be available on YouTube at 8PM tonight (BST) Midday PDT. We have embedded the video so that it's ready to watch!
One great thing about the recent FCP EXPO was the ability to talk directly with software developers in the FCPX ecosystem. We managed to get Roger Bolton from Coremelt cornered in a cubicle where he told us more about the recently released DriveX.
A bit later in the week, but that is down to us experimenting with Final Cut Pro X and DaVinci Resolve (11) more than anything. Time to catch up with the latest tutorials from Ripple, there's also a new paid tutorial on what's new in Resolve 12.
Not a typo, but a new set of six plugins from Final Cat Pro. These are not templates, all six add extra functionality to the editing process in Final Cut Pro X.
FCPX Hacks is a new third party add-on for Final Cut Pro X that provides features a lot of people have wanted for many years. Want to match frame a multi-cam clip? A scrolling timeline? Drag markers along a clip? All possible with LateNite Film’s FCPX Hacks.
We have covered many plugins for visual content, but not many for audio, so good to see that SmartSound has just released a Sonicfire Pro Plugin for FCPX. Is this the way to choose and licence music for your productions?
SUGARfx have made editor's lives a lot easier by releasing a brand new $49 plugin for the display of subtitles in FCPX and Final Cut Pro 7 timelines.
Well, it has been a slow January for news (that we can publish) so we thought we would post this video that we came across on our YouTube explorations. Don't shout at the screen!
At the recent meeting of the LAFCPUG (CPUG?) Micheal Wohl gave a twenty minute presentation on the advanced audio features in FCPX. Lots of good tips in there and maybe some features you've yet to discover.
We all know FCPX now has colour wheels and curves, but what about doing more advanced colour corrections? How about a plugin that can track masks, use ACES colour spaces and add film grain? Oliver Peters takes a look a the new Colour Finale 2.
Pinch, punch, first of the month and straight out of the trap is a new plugin from Coremelt that offers advanced masking tools in FCPX. It's also on special offer for a limited time.
A new 4K frame size, a new box and new Thunderbolt 2 connectors. The just announced Io 4K from AJA has been designed to work with the new Mac Pro. New free capture and iOS software to download too.
One thing about attending trade shows is the excellent one-on-one time you can get with people who can answer your questions. AJA's Bryce Button gave us the AJA news for FCPX.
Another day and another report from an event, it seems like the Final Cut Pro X word is spreading! The first FCPX World event was held in London on the 15th of November, Alex Gollner Reports.
As we celebrate the end of 2020, it is time to look back at the highlights in the world of Final Cut over the last 12 months. It was a year of a flurry of software updates from the Final Cut team plus many hardware updates from Apple. It also saw an acceleration of editors working remotely and big improvements to the hardware and software of video production.
Is it a late night poker game? Has Alex gone 'all in' and bet his iPad? No, it's a two hour chat about Final Cut Pro X, Motion 5 and a bit of Compressor dealt from the bottom of the pack.
After three years of constant prodding from us here at FCP.co, Alex Gollner has finally launched his first pack of commercial plugins for FCPX. Packed full with 120 different effects, he's been busy!
At the recent meeting of the Los Angeles Creative Pro User Group, Alexis Van Hurkman gave a demonstration of the yet unreleased DaVinci Resolve 10. Final Cut Pro X was his choice of source NLE for the demo.
Kyno's first major update will be released today, 1st of December. Version 1.1 includes improvements to the Final Cut Pro X integration, tagging UI, output directory selection for transcoding and other exports, general productivity improvements for output, and a host of helpful bug fixes. FCPX TOUR video included!
You can tell Christmas is around the corner, first of all the decorations in shops have been up since the day after Halloween. Secondly it's the season to promote your book.
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.
Our taster article about Cantemo Portal (DAM) and FCPX proved to be very popular. So we are very pleased to publish a superb in depth article by Jonathan Eric Tyrrell called 'Working with Cantemo Portal.' He's also published a new workflow video showing how Cantemo and Final Cut Pro X work together.
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.
We have done very little HDR to date at FCP.co towers, well to be honest, none. However, we do know somebody who has edited in HDR in Final Cut Pro X. Marc Bach gets us up to speed quickly with his recommendations about grading within the new extended dynamic range.
The use of tracking for placing titles in scenes has become very popular. Final Cut Pro X editor Matt Holder gives us an introduction to the different types of motion tracking and how the techniques can be used to put 3D text or graphics into a scene.
A mix of excitement and disappointment after this year's Worldwide Developer Conference in San Francisco this year. The new MacBook Pro with a retina display running an updated Final Cut Pro looks gorgeous, but same form factor MacPros without Thunderbolt are a bit of a letdown.
Two pieces of news from MotionVFX. The first is an update to mObject that gives new functionality and a large speed bump, the second is a new plugin that reproduces organic chromatic aberrations.
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.
When we posted the first two of Andrews' videos the last two were not available on Vimeo. Here he talks about the missing features within Final Cut Pro X and finishes off with the question "Is it for you?"
The new rigging feature in Motion5 gives huge power to those who want to build their own effects for Final Cut Pro X. Andy Neil gives us a lesson on building an effect using widgets & rigs.
A presenter on green screen with accompanying graphics. Sounds easy? In this new tutorial you can find out how to build one of the classic presentation layouts.
We always like to feature newcomers to the FCPX ecosystem and this one looks cool and a lot of fun. A $49 plugin featuring a fully adjustable animating 3D model of an iPhone 6S in Final Cut Pro X.
More new plugins this week and thankfully not a lawyer's letter in sight! Panel Pop from Stupid Raisins is a plugin pack full of transitions using panels.
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.
We have had the problem, people on our Forum have had the problem: blue frames in Final Cut Pro X when using custom video effects. Apple have acknowledged the problem and posted a fix.
Two new exciting hardware releases, Apple announce 2018 MacBook Pros with speed bumps & 32GB of RAM and Blackmagic release an accompanying eGPU to accelerate professional software.
At WWDC today in San Jose, we got the first glimpse of the new Mac Pro. We now know what it looks like, how powerful it is, how to connect to it and how it can be upgraded.
Apple has announced that updates of Final Cut Pro X to 10.4.1, Motion to 5.4.1 andCompressor to 4.4.1 will be available as free upgrades on Monday April 9th 2018.
Two big new features for FCPX are Closed Captions and the ability to use the new ProRes RAW codecs.
Apple also announced that 2017 was FCPX's best year with over 500,000 new seats being sold, bringing the total tally of seats sold to over 2.5 million since launch.
Apple has announced a discounted bundle of Pro Apps for educational users. Final Cut Pro X, Logic Pro X, Motion 5, Compressor 4, and MainStage 3 are available for just $199.99 for educational use.
Apple has announced a special event next Tuesday entitled 'One More Thing'. Will we see a range of new silicon Macs? Will we see a new version of Final Cut Pro X?
Today Apple has announced that the 15 inch MacBook Pro range has been replaced by the new 16 inch MacBook Pro. It gets a bigger screen, new keyboard, new sound system, better GPU and larger storage capacity. We take if for an early test drive with some 8K 60FPS ProRes RAW footage in HDR in FCPX!
Sick of skimming in Final Cut Pro X? Could Apple be planning on including a three dimensional CoverFlow in iMovie first and therefore FCPX? Who knows, but they got awarded the patent.
If you've looked at the Final Cut Pro X section of the Apple website today, you might have seen four new videos added. Apple have come out of their corner fighting.
When Apple offered us the opportunity to borrow a fully specced out iMac to test, how could we refuse? We begin with a quick look at the machine, specifications, design and first observations.
A part two to our article on Apple's new 27" iMac that was very kindly loaned to us. We sum up our thoughts on the machine and come to the conclusion that there is one big problem with the iMac.
Wow, another video that smacks us over the head with a piece of information about FCP & FCPX that leaves us stunned. Looks like Apple thought their completed 64bit FCP8 was a dead end.
A bit of a shock, but this information from Apple cleared up the question from NAB about why some media can't be optimised within FCPX.
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