Another sign that the industry is seeing FCPX as a real heavyweight in the NLE battle is the proliferation of third-party apps for online services. Yesterday we had Pond5, today we have Vimeo.
Music video Dreamin' by Pillar Point was shot on a RED Epic, edited on Final Cut Pro X and graded in DaVinci Resolve.
We were very pleased to find an email from Vimeo this morning telling us they have published a range of editing tutorials. Even more pleased to find out 17 were dedicated to FCPX!
Andrew Gormley has launched his online training program called Visual Storytelling with Final Cut Pro X. This budget course is made even better by Andrew offering 100 discounts codes for 50% off to FCP.co readers.
UPDATED the MXF plugin is now available for $99.
What on earth are 'meta graphics?' Well, up until this morning we didn't know about them either! A new demo video from IBC will explain...
A few lucky individuals have had the opportunity to test out the new iMac Pro before the official launch. Vloggers Marques Brownlee and Jonathan Morrison give their first impressions of the fastest Mac ever built.
In this edition of MacBreak Studio, Mark Spencer and Steve Martin show us how to record and edit a voice in Final Cut Pro X.
Walter knows his stuff, he grades using Color on a regular basis and has produced a top selling Color instructional DVD. He managed to squeeze some demo time at NAB to take a look at Baselight and the FCP plugin.
***Updated with 'bootleg' video***
Wow, what a statement to wake up to this morning. It's pretty obvious from some comments last night at the SuperMeet in Boston that Walter's not too keen on FCPX.
Walter's comments about FCPX certainly created a stir when they were published. Premiered here on FCP.co by kind permission of the organisers is the full presentation from that night: "In Conversation with Walter Murch"
Rick Young caught up with Walter Murch right after the SuperMeet in Amsterdam. He starts off with a question about Final Cut Pro X...
The last part of Walter Murch's recent interview on FCPX and he says he's going to give it a try at the end of the year.
In this fresh interview with Walter Murch, he's a lot more positive about Final Cut Pro X and suggests Apple's bold move is to be part of the 'video literacy' of the next decade.
It is a challenging time for us all, especially students trying to continue to learn. Rusty Earl decided to use Final Cut Pro X to document his local school district’s journey to teach remotely during COVID-19.
Keyframes in video are as old as analogue Digital Video Effects (DVEs) from the 1980's. ADO Anybody? So as we lost 'tracks' in Final Cut Pro X to a better method way of working, can we also lose the dreaded keyframe as well? Tony Gallardo explores...
The key to good editing in FCPX is organisation before you start. We are familiar with Keywords, but what's the quickest way to label up your clips? The usual duo find out...
Brian Cantwell from Soho Editors emailed us details about a new free 45 minute remote editing masterclass video he has put together. The previous FCPX tutorial in the series has reached nearly half a million views!
The first day of Spring, but time to cast your mind back to January. The LACPUG had a special night where Apple and Frame.io presented the new features of 10.4.4 to the audience. The video of the presentation has just gone live!
If there is one person who knows about colour correction in FCPX it is Denver Riddle. He's published a free 12 minute crash course designed to show the new colour wheels and curves in 10.4.
When Adidas wanted to promote their new football shirt for Mexico in the 2014 FIFA World Cup, their ad agency turned to Garage Films & Lucas Otero. He turned to FCPX and in the process did a screen capture of himself editing the commercial.
Some people say Larry is an FCP God. At the recent London SuperMeet last week he had a full 'house' of followers ready and eager to hear his wisdom. Watch the four part video after the break.
It has been a few weeks since the event, but we are very pleased to be able to publish the full FCPX & Motion presentation that Apple gave at the LACPUG meeting in Los Angeles on January 14th.
A few months ago, we posted a story about the short film 'Brother Sister.' Shot on a Blackmagic Cinema Camera and post produced in Final Cut Pro X, we now can publish the finished production.
Want to know the latest news about the FCPX Creative Summit? Felipe Baez hosted three guests live on YouTube to talk about what we know and what we might see at the Summit. (Especially from Apple!)
The week before NAB 2018, Apple announced a new version of Final Cut Pro X with support for closed captions, and the brand new ProRes RAW codec. In the announcement, Atomos and DJI were listed as the first two companies to support capture of the ProRes RAW codec. In the first of the video presentations from the Faster Together stage at NAB, Jeromy Young debuts ProRes RAW.
If you have been watching the recent videos from the events we have covered here on FCP.co, you will have noticed that the official Apple presentations have not been published - Until now. Grab a coffee a watch what we haven't been able to show since the FCPX Creative Summit!
The live show is back... Almost! Our rehearsal that wasn't meant to be a rehearsal went live and it was a lot of fun. Above is the cutdown version, the whole show (swear words and all) is in the article below. Enjoy!.
FCPX World at IBC 2017 was a great experience. For the third year in a row, the Spaces building next to the Amsterdam RAI was the epicenter of everything related to Final Cut Pro X at IBC. The Club Room at Spaces was converted to a pop-up television studio where high-profile professionals from all over Europe and the USA came to showcase their work with FCP X.
Want moving textures in Final Cut Pro X? Plugin building expert Fox Mahoney shows us how to construct a moving water texture in Motion and publish it to FCPX. Great knowledge that will extend the capabilities of 3D text even further. Link to the free finished moving water texture generator plugin also included!
A nice surprise for us yesterday when we managed to get our hands on a brand new MacBook Air. Only announced at the World Wide Developers Conference 4 days ago, it's still in the wrapper!
If you couldn't make the recent FCPX Tour in Amsterdam during IBC, you really missed out. Not a worry though as all the presentations were recorded and we will be publishing them right here on a regular basis. Here are the first two:
FCPX - It was the news we've been waiting a few years for but it was worth it. Awesome, jaw dropping call it what you want FCPX (10) takes editing to a new level. All the new features after the break.
A developing story, but software developer Wes Plate has joined Apple as a Product Designer, with the Pro Apps team we are assuming.
One of the lesser known editing features of FCPX is the secondary storyline. So what are they and how and when would you want to use one? Our usual duo are on the case.
The 10.1 update to FCPX brought many improvements, the introduction of Libraries changed the way media is organised. Steve and Mark take a look at the range of options when importing media.
We normally publish Steve Martin's FCPX in 5 Minutes videos in a roundup with MacBreak Studio, but we thought that this one would spark off a great debate.
Can you have too much real estate when it comes to editing on Final Cut Pro X? What is the best screen layout for working in an edit suite with FCPX? You might be surprised at the outcome.
Has the tide turned? It seems more and more are discovering that FCPX is really the fastest and best way to get content ingested, edited and outputted. YouTuber Levi Allen AKA Leftcoast gave himself 24 hours to make the switch. Why did he change NLEs? His video tells all.
FCPX day two and we are starting to look into the new app a little closer and examine its possibilities and check out third party products. What plugins are available for FCPX? Will my old plugins work with FCPX?
There was much speculation when Technicolor decided to withdraw their Color Assist plugin. Was the technology bought by Apple? Was it a victim of a patent dispute? Did it not sell? We asked the question and got an answer.
Everybody loves plugins within Final Cut Pro, there are now hundreds to buy or download free in the FCP 'Ecosystem.' With the radically new FCPX less than a month away, what is going to happen to your favourite FXScript plugins?
Tight turnarounds are not new in television, but in feature film production, being able to see a first cut within hours of the end of shooting is nothing but remarkable. Robin Moran explains how Final Cut Pro X gave filmmaker Ismail Basbeth and his team the speed and thus the 'creative room' to perfect his production.
It gets a bit annoying when the title of your Final Cut Pro X export doesn't match your Project name when it comes to exporting. Why does this happen in FCPX and how can you fix it?
If there is one person that can tell you about the success of Final Cut Pro in Europe, it is Ronny Courtens. Essential viewing for anybody who works in post production, whatever side of the pond you live.
I’m in the middle of another busy summer of broadcast editing on Final Cut Pro X and I’ve come to the conclusion that FCPX needs a fourth edit mode. Intrigued? Read on…
Sam Mestman has no doubt that FCPX works, so confident that he is organising a same named event for the start of his new company in January that's free for all to attend.
We like to test things here at FCP.co, so when we had the chance to test FCPX with files written from the newly updated software on EVS servers, we were there the moment the streams were set going. Unfortunately, it didn't go to plan.
We have had reports in from a few sources that the top of the range iMac has had problems when running Final Cut Pro X and Motion. Surely the machine must have enough horsepower, what is going on?
Boy did we touch a nerve when we suggested that Apple wasn't interested in keeping Quartz Composer alive. What we didn't realise at the time was Kosada had already spent two years working on a replacement! So why is this news to FCPX editors?
What makes an advanced Premiere editor change NLEs to Final Cut Pro? The guys at the Summit Bid tell us why.
Everybody eagerly awaited the SuperMeet on the 12th of April in Las Vegas as the new Final Cut Pro was due to be unveiled to the audience. A lot has happened since: two months on, the show moves to London. Will FCPX make an appearance?
You might have noticed that we have been building a list of free FCPX & Motion effects for download over on our forum. Let's take the thought further though...
A video from Thomas Grove Carter raised some interesting thoughts on the possibility of useful features from iMovie being transferred to Final Cut Pro X.
Digital Rebellion have upgraded and renamed their very successful FCS Maintenance Pack to Pro Maintenance Tools. More supported apps, more features, Lion compatible and we have two copies to give away.
The 2015 FCPX Creative Summit in San Jose last year was a great event. We are very pleased to announce that in conjunction with Future Media Concepts we are able again to offer one lucky FCP.co reader a free pass to the event. All you have to do is Tweet!
Yes you read it correctly, we have one free place to give away on FCP.co for the upcoming FCPX Creative Summit that is happening this month in San Jose. You could be going!
We are very excited to announce that as per the previous years, the organisers of the 2017 Final Cut Pro X Creative Summit have very kindly helped us organise a free draw for an event pass. Checkout the video between Peter Wiggins and Jeff Greenberg where they detail the draw and talk much more about FCPX. Grab a coffee (or beer!)
Marquis Broadcast has just released updates to the X2Pro Audio Convert applications that deliver audio content from Final Cut Pro X into ProTools. We have 5 copies of X2Pro Audio Convert and 5 copies of X2ProLE Audio Convert to giveaway.
Idustrial Revolution has just announced that it's released a new plugin for FCPX called Snapshots. Priced at $99, It's a media rich template plugin with a unique onscreen 3D animation control system. We also have ten licences to giveaway!
The Autosave Vault in FCP 7 has saved our bacon many times, but what about wanting to go back to older versions of your edit in Final Cut Pro X? We have 2 copies of Pro Versioner from Digital Rebellion to give away that allow you to step back in time on any NLE.
Controlling Final Cut Pro X from a iPhone or iPad isn't new. What is new however is Editmote 2 which gains added Final Cut Pro X support, gestures and more. We also have 3 copies to give away.
On the starting grid today is a new plugin for Final Cut Pro X called HySky. Hy-FX have very kindly given us three copies of the bundled HySky and HyGear plugin packs to giveaway and for this competition we're trying something different!
SugarFX have launched a plugin pack for Final Cut Pro X containing 32 different effects called Punchline. They have very kindly given us three copies to give away to FCP.co readers.
Want some more transitions for FCPX? CGM have released a plugin pack of 27 editable transitions for Final Cut Pro X. We have four copies to give away!
Yes you read the headline right. Not only have MotionVFX started to publish Motion 5 templates on their store, they are also offering 5 $200 gift certificates in an exclusive FCP.co giveaway competition. All you have to do is tweet!
Nope, this isn't the same competition we ran a few weeks ago, MotionVFX have launched a sequel to their mLooks effects pack, it's called mLooks2. You can win one of the 5 packs we have to give away.
Previewed at this year's NAB, CrumplePop has released ColorKit Suite, a new collection of color and film tool plugins for Final Cut Pro X. Each suite is worth $499 and we have 5 to giveaway in our largest ever competition.
Idustrial Revolution have updated their popular Volumetrix light spill plugin to give full compatibility with Final Cut Pro X. They have also given us five copies of their popular $49 plugin to give away.
Hot on the Mac App Store is the new professional version of X2Pro, so we thought we would catch up with the guys behind the successful audio conversion tool for FCPX and find out a little bit more. We have also got 5 copies each worth $149 to give away.
Idustrial Revolution has just released a new set of 53 plugin and utility tools called XEffects Toolkit. It's priced at $49 and billed as 'The most advanced, most featured and most helpful set of tools on the market for Final Cut Pro X.' We have 5 copies to give away too!
***Updated with Winners***
Idustrial Revolution has released a new plugin pack in their XEffects product line for FCPX called X3 Camera Transitions. Priced at $49 it's chock full of old movie, still camera and projector effects. We have got five licences to give away too!
Brand new today, a set of 60 grading effects for Final Cut Pro X and Motion5. We have five copies to giveaway
Released today, a set of film burn effects from MotionVFX for Final Cut Pro X to give your footage that light leak look. We have five copies of the collection to giveaway.
Today MotionVFX has launched mFlare, a plugin that brings gorgeous optical style lens flare effects to Motion5 and Final Cut Pro X. We have 5 copies to give away in our competition.
*** Winners announced***
Today Idustrial Revolution has announced that its popular particle effect filter and transition plugin ParticleMetrix is now available for Final Cut Pro X. We have five copies of this flexible plugin to give away.
On a rather slow news day and after a long walk around BVE yesterday, we thought it would be a great time for one of FCP.co's legendary giveaways. We have teamed up with MotionVFX to give away 5 copies of their mObject Pro Bundle, each worth $399.
Idustrial Revolution have released a pack of XEffects Tech Transitions for Final Cut Pro X. They've also very kindly given us three copies to give away in a competition.
****Updated with winners****
FxFactory Pro 3 from Noise Industries was officially announced by press release today. We have two copies of this revolutionary set of plugins for Final Cut Pro X and FCP7 to give away.
Digital Rebellion have put more than 300 updates into their media management product, Pro Media Tools which is now at Version 1.1. They have also very kindly given us 2 copies to giveaway.
UK production company Tech TV made the transition from Final Cut Pro 7 to FCPX and they haven't looked back since. Head of Production Matt Smith describes the reasons and benefits for switching.
FocalPoint Server allows FCPX libraries to be shared and managed within workgroups. One large step to making collaborative workflow easier.
Cantemo Portal is the Apple preferred Digital Asset Management tool for use with FCPX. Jonathan Eric Tyrrell takes a look at how the DAM handles Final Cut Pro X libraries.
If there was one feature that caused the most moaning due to its absence at the launch of FCPX, it had to be dual viewers. The 10.0.6 update has brought the familiar two up layout back and the usual team of Mark & Steve take a look.
It might be NAB week, but the MacBreak Studio tutorials keep on coming. In this new episode the boys take a look at keyframes in Final Cut Pro X. (And Steve sticks his tongue out!)
Time for another instalment from Steve and Mark on how to use Libraries in Final Cut Pro X. Watch out for one super tip that will make the opening of FCPX Libraries quicker.
With more and more of us shooting RAW images on DSLRs, what is the best way to handle them in FCPX? With a bit of help from Photoshop, this new episode of MacBreak Studio shows us how.
A slightly different lineup this week, We have a new MacBreak Studio and Motion 5 minute episode, but this time they are accompanied by a Resolve tutorial.
A week later and the information from a packed WWDC is beginning to sink in. The move to Apple Silicon will bring advantages to FCPX such as speed and resource use, but what about new possibilities with new technology?
***Updated with embedded YouTube HD video of keynote***
With no new hardware and no sign of FCPX, Steve Jobs' keynote speech was nevertheless a classic. We detail some of the points that will relate to the Pro Apps user. How about a 97% price reduction for one!
The last few World Wide Developers Conferences have been a bit 'meh'. Not so for today's 2017 conference from San Jose. A new macOS, Kaby Lake updates to the MacBook lineup, talk of an FCPX update and of course the announcement of the awesome new iMac Pro.
A new application from Norwegian developer Helge Tjelta helps by deleting unwanted media so that FCPX projects and events can be archived.
There's always a question on blogs, Facebook or Twitter on how to make a series of stills look good. This new FCPX set of plugins from Idustrial Revolution enables the building of a stylish scrolling display of stills or video.
Idustrial Revolution has just released a new set of plugins for FCPX based on animating thirds. XEffects Viral Video Thirds builds 'on trend' big, bright and dynamic videos. There's also a special launch price of $39.
Everybody hates boring tutorials, sometimes the best way to teach is to keep everything concise and to the point. Bill Davis' refreshed XinTwo tutorial website is nearly up to its 100th 'micro' FCPX video lesson.
This is a unique colour correction plugin from the people who bought you Motype and Nodes. Now you can colour correct in FCPX without taking your eyes off the viewer!
Who says multicam switching is just for editing? Now you can switch between four camera angles on this experimental YouTube music video by Madilyn Bailey.
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