Iain Anderson's new book on Final Cut Pro X has just been published. He tells us what's in it, who it's for and why he wrote it. There's also a link for a free chapter to download.
It is early in September and we are in Amsterdam. That means only one thing, IBC. Surprisingly it is bright and sunny, but we are indoors looking at what is new at the show.
Day two and three of IBC were spent at Spaces, close to the RAI. We were there for the FCPX Tour event. If you didn't go, you missed one of the most important FCPX events to happen this year.
Are your transitions in FCPX looking a bit flat? Idustrial Revolution has launched a pack of 24 transitions built in 3D space which means variable focal length, depth of field, lighting and adjustable reflections. We've also got five copies to give away.
From editing broadcast sports for transmission through to assembling your child's local league matches & sports, this $49 kit of Sports Graphics from Idustrial Revolution adds that professional look.
Idustrial Revolution has used the power of Motion's 3D text engine to develop a plugin for Final Cut Pro that can build dynamic 3D video walls with ease.
Idustrial Revolution has just released a new set of plugins for building grid slideshows on an FCPX timeline. They are on special offer at $39 for the launch, down from $49. Half-hour BTS video posted as well!
Idustrial Revolution has just released a new set of plugins for building a glossy animating slideshow. They are on special offer at $39 for the launch, down from $49.
Apple has made a big point of mentioning their continuing support of the ‘Pro User’ over the last six months. We understand, but the best way they will target new pro users is by officially attending the two big trade shows of the year.
Do you remember Apple's 10.4 presentation from the LACPUG? Afterwards three of the filmmakers from the Apple Short Film Project got to present and talk about their entry. Sam Mestman takes a look behind the scenes of the productions with the finished films and recorded presentations from that night.
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.
Yes, even YouTuber's need a little help from their friends. Justine Ezarik, aka iJustine, has been creating content for YouTube for over a decade. Back then, Justine was mostly able to host, shoot, and edit all of her videos on her own. However, with over 6.4 million subscribers and nearly daily content, she recently decided to bring on some help.
Want to buy a new Mac to edit with Final Cut Pro X? Can’t decide between an iMac Pro or a beefy MacBook Pro? Here are a few thoughts that might help. The conclusion might surprise you.
Convert a timecoded 'to do' list into 'to do' markers in Final Cut Pro X with MarkX from Victor Gusev. A handy way to get those notes from the director back into FCPX, this application has a rather cool trick up its sleeve.
What happens when you combine Apple's native 3D SceneKit and FXPlug? You get Eneo3D, a new $60 plugin that allows you to import animated 3D models, light them, subject them to physics and of course use them in FCPX.
Normally when you attend a trade show, you know more or less what's going to be there and what will be the headline grabbers. So it's always nice to come across something unexpected and cool. Sony's Ci Mediacloud is such a product and it ties right in with FCPX.
We continue the look through the new features in the recent 10.0.6 update to Final Cut Pro X. This week our normal duo of Steve and Mark take a look at new functionality with compound clips.
If there was one technology improvement over the last six months that was directly relevant to editors, it's the use of eGPUs. We have assembled a few videos to explain why.
We sat down to watch the Apple presentation from San Jose today in glorious HD on our Apple TV. Mac Mini and iPad Mini were no big deal for us, we were completely sold on the new iMac. From December this could be the fastest Final Cut Pro X machine you can buy.
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.
Popular iOS editing app LumaFusion from Luma Touch has added FCPX XML export, which means projects can be transferred to Final Cut Pro X in seconds.
Irudis have released a free version of their popular photographic style grading plugin Tonalizer. Tonalizer VFX Lite is free and ready for download for all Final Cut Pro 7 and FCPX users.
New to us, the Danish software company Irudis has launched a photo style colour correction plugin for FCPX, Final Cut Pro 7, Motion and Final Cut Express.
If you've been reading our site for a while, you will know we think that there will be big changes in training once FCPX has been released. There will be winners, but there will be a lot more losers. Have VASST taken a long hard look at FCPX and decided that it's just not worth producing FCP training products?
We all love free effects and our #FreeEffectFriday posts are always popular, so why not? As it's a Friday, here's a collection of some great free FCPX effects!
It's a long holiday weekend for many, but that doesn't stop the free effects for Final Cut Pro X coming. This week on #freeeffectfriday we have a colourful range of new free plugins to download.
Quite a lot to get through on this #freeeffectfriday in June. Some cracking FCPX templates to download and use and one amazing Motion project which has to be seen (and heard) to be believed.
Idustrial Revolution started the ball rolling this morning with the simpler hashtag #freeeffectfriday. As everybody loves free plugin effects for Final Cut Pro X, we thought that we would carry the thought on. Lots to download!
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.
AC/DC, Coldplay, The Rolling Stones, Robbie Williams, Metallica, David Gilmour, Duran Duran, Placebo, Dixie Chicks, Zipperface, Beyoncé, Björk… You name them, James Tonkin has worked with them. In this extensive interview, he talks about the gear he takes on the road to shoot and edit concerts of the world’s greatest bands, and about his new high-end post house in London. A good read for anyone who is interested in camera gear and post production technology.
It's nice to follow up our collection of free tutorials with the news of a new Final Cut Pro X training course. Jason Cox has announced five and a half hours of FCPX training on Pluralsight
We have been following the progress of the Beauty Box Video plugin from Digital Anarchy, so we jumped at the chance of getting a demo on FCPX from the plugin's author Jim Tierney. 25% off coupon code too!
Continuing with our videos series from NAB 2104, Jim Tierney demonstrates Digital Anarchy's new flicker removal plugin running in Final Cut Pro X.
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.
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.
Today May 5th, we will be on air with show 9 of FCP.co Live! We have Frame.io CEO Emery Wells who will talk about the updated the new Transfer app. We will also giveaway a ticket to the 2020 Post Production World Online event - Worth $299!
There are two ways that you can join in with the show that starts at 1000 in Los Angeles, 1300 New York, 1800 London, 1900 Paris and (Sorry Australia) 0300 Sydney.
There are also two ways that you view;-
1) Join us here on Zoom. this is limited to 100 places, first come first served!
2) Watch above live on YouTube or click the link here.
On today's show we are very pleased to welcome the CEO of a company that is announcing a new product today. More information on this when we can!
We will also be giving away a pass to 2020 Post Production World Online event. This pass to the online conference organised by FMC is worth $299.
Want to know more about the effects within FCPX? Or maybe you want to know how important metadata is within Final Cut Pro X? These set of videos will get you up to speed.
Next up in the series of presentations from the Faster Together stage at NAB is Josh Beal. He thinks it is time for Hollywood to reconsider Final Cut Pro X as a viable editing platform.
Another week and another Final Cut Pro X event! This time FCPX World moves to Berlin and Karsten Schlüter had the opportunity to attend and report for FCP.co.
Two completely different articles from two completely different sources, both full of information on Final Cut Pro X.
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.
Major 1.8 update to KeyFlow Pro enhances collaborative workflow in Final Cut Pro X
KeyFlow Pro 1.8 has just been released. Ryan Velin and Mads Larsen Nielsen from Metronome Productions in Denmark give us a first look at the update which includes the FCPX collaborative workflows by dragging and dropping.
KeyFlow Pro is a simple but powerful media asset manager, designed specifically to meet the needs of small to medium workgroups. It delivers a wide range of features at an affordable price through an intuitive UI.
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.
Billed as a look at the new features in the Motion 5.0.2 update, this episode really is all about keyframing and dropzones. Not to be missed.
In this week's MacBreak Studio, it is all about keying out a subject on white.
Ever wanted a complete list of keywords used in an FCPX Project or Event? This new $20 application will allow you to retrieve all keywords so that they can be used in other applications such as spreadsheets.
Crumplepop has teamed up with film industry veteran Dale Grahn to produce a range of cross-platform plugins that produce highly accurate 35mm film colour emulation. They are called Koji.
Lesspain has just announced an update to their media managing software Kyno. The 1.2 release focuses on transcoding, FCPX integration and more format support. There is also a 15% off coupon code until the end of March!
Lesspain Software has updated their ingest and media managing tool Kyno to 1.5 and it includes new features for FCPX users. There's also a new premium version available for more complex workflows.
Rainer Standke has built some great utility applications for FCPX and Final Cut Pro 7. He's just released Marker, a $19.99 application that can highlight clips in the finder by reading FCPXML and XML files.
If you are anywhere near Los Angeles next week, then you must attend the 18th anniversary of the LACPUG. FCP & Premiere creator Randy Ubillos and original FCP team member Tim Serda will be interviewed by Michael Horton. Bradley Olsen will present the debut of 'Off the Tracks' the crowdfunded documentary about FCPX. There's a coupon code as well!
He was top billing at the SuperMeet in Amsterdam during IBC 2013. After putting his foot in it (or both feet) even before FCPX was released, he asks the question again, "Is Final Cut Pro X ready for professional use?" Nearly an hour long video, so grab a coffee and enjoy.
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.
40 minutes of update news from FCPX guru Larry Jordan when he presented at the recent meeting of the Los Angeles Final Cut Pro User Group.
Larry Jordan gave a couple of talks at the recent BVE Expo in London. In one, he summed up the not too successful Final Cut Pro X launch quite well. We've also included some other great speakers from the show too who talk about tapeless production, 3D, SANs, media in the cloud and much much more...
Larry has been one of the most respected trainers and tutorial producers since the times when Final Cut could only manage NTSC DV. He's decided it's time to wrap up his tutorial making and webinar publishing.
Possibly a rhetorical question, but it is good to see Final Cut Pro X taking the stage again at the SuperMeet. Don't forget we still have an offer of five Euros off the admission price.
We are very proud to launch our FCP Community page and Forum today. We have included some amazing functionality for users - profiles, groups, events and forum postings to mention a few, everybody is welcome.
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.
Berlin based trainer and writer Gabriele Weßling has just published a €12-90 Ebook in German on Final Cut Pro X 10.1.4.
Gabriele Weßling has published a Final Cut Pro X graphic 'how to' manual for German readers. Priced at €17 for the PDF, it is suitable for beginners and experienced editors.
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.
The Orphaned Starfish Foundation helps kids to break their cycles of abuse and poverty through technology based education. This is where filmmaking using iOS devices and editing on Final Cut Pro X is changing lives.
Ever wanted to sit in an editing class at a local Public Access TV station? Eero Johnson has very kindly published his FCPX session from a recent meeting in Bellingham, Washington where he took his students through FCPX, starting from the very basics.
We have a challenge for you. Matt Davis recently posted that Premiere 'out chromakeyed' Final Cut Pro X in tests. He has kindly posted his media (Alex Gollner against green) for everybody to try out.
When we saw John Matthews' comments on social media about using an Apple Trackpad and Final Cut Pro X, we had to know more. He's very kindly put together his findings on the Trackpad in words and a couple of great video demos.
It seems like Pixel Film Studios are releasing new plugins every other day! Their latest is a transition pack called Transflare and we have a 25% off coupon code for this and all of the rest of their plugins.
A lot has been said about the media organisation tools in FCPX, but it is always good to see real life examples in action. In this new episode of Macbreak Studio, we take a look at how quick it can be to get your footage organised.
How does one link an animation in Motion? This week's MacBreak Studio explains all. In a seasonal mode, Mark Spencer shows how to add snow to a scene in Motion and we get a customised Christmas card from Steve Martin.
Will the Kaby Lake version of the new MacBook Pro impress the editor of the site enough to get the company credit card out? Will FCPX get a performance boost? You will have to read to find out!
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.
We love great demos from people who know their stuff and these three presentations from the recent LACPUG are exactly that. Expect some gasps from the audience!
It's been unboxed, boxed up, driven down motorways, plugged into Xsans, ISIS and numerous Thunderbolt drives. We have spent a lot of time with the new Mac Pro running FCP 10.1, so what are our long term findings?
The guys are back from the pre 10.2 radio silence with a new episode of MacBreak Studio. This week they look at 3D text in FCPX, plus we look at a cool way to create masks.
Google can be a very clever tool, especially when it comes to comparing statistics. We wanted to find out which non linear editor got the most web and YouTube searches.
Loreak, the official Spanish submission in the best foreign language film category for the 2016 Oscars has already received many great reviews. The editor, Raul Lopez Romero tells us how the film was shot on a Red Epic at 5K, then ingested and edited with Final Cut Pro X running on a previous generation 2009 Mac Pro.
If you use Lightroom or Photoshop, then you are probably aware of Loupedeck, a custom control surface for image editing. Now those buttons & wheels can directly control FCPX.
***Updated with machine stats***
As FCPX matures, we are seeing more and more features being cut on the software. The Precipice is a low budget Australian indie that chose to post on FCPX for flexibility and speed.
Does any week go by without another pack of FCPX plugins being released? Expanding the transition options available to editors this time is Impackt from Luca Visual FX.
Analogue and digital glitches are effects widely used as momentary stylised transitions, visual elements designed to enhance a dramatic scene or to merely emulate corrupted footage. Dual Glitch from Luca Visual FX is a new $49 FCPX plugin that gives the editor access to many different styles of glitches.
NAB 2017 was a blast! This year, LumaForge had the opportunity to host both the Faster, Together Stage at the Courtyard Marriott and our Workflow Suite on the 59th floor of the Encore hotel. We also participated in the FCPX Guru Gathering, the Colorist Mixer, the SuperMeet and even threw a party at the Encore.
Are you going to NAB this year? If so, you will need to read this message from Sam Mestman who details exactly what is happening regarding Final Cut Pro X on and off the show floor. (And also tell you where the party will be happening!)
XSAN is dead according to Sam Mestman. So how did they manage to replay 84 streams of 4K at the recent LACPUG meeting?
We have liked LumaFusion since its release, but now a new feature has turbocharged the iOS editing app into a very capable, collaborative editing tool.
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.
A slightly different MacBreak studio for you this time. This is the 'Directors Cut' or the version you would find in the extras on a DVD. FCPX color correcting, keying and a lot lot more.
We thought it had been a while since we heard from the MacBreak Studio guys and we were right, we had missed this episode. So here's the latest live MacBreak that's all FCPX.
Apple's new version of OS X has been released. Should you install it straight away? Or wait for any possible bugs to be fixed and third party developers to update their software. Is there also a hint on future collaboration possibilities?
Yesterday we showed you the video of the first three of six editors talking about how they think FCPX will affect editing, training and the whole FCP ecosystem. Today it is the turn of the last three and a group discussion to round things off.
Looking to make your Final Cut Pro X projects a bit more festive? Learn how to build custom snowflakes in Motion.
Edit a feature film in 8K on Final Cut Pro X? Who would attempt such a thing? Patrick Southern for one and he has kindly documented his ingest, dailies and proxy making workflow.
So you want to make a copy of a Final Cut Pro X event onto another drive so you can continue to edit whilst away from your main machine. This handy tip will show you how to make sure you've got all your files.
Yes you read the title right, layers. Some editors love the FCPX magnetic timeline, other editors aren't that keen and have found alternative workarounds. Isazaly Mohd Isa uses a special way to lay out his audio which helps organise clips.
Staying within FCPX, you can only 'gather up and copy media' which isn't ideal. At the recent Faster Together stage at NAB, Chris Steele from Marquis Broadcast demonstrated Worx4 X that copies and trims media saving a lot of disk space.
Managing your sound effects and batch renaming in Final Cut Pro X and fixing multiple lighting sources in Blackmagic Design's DaVinci Resolve. It must be a Tuesday and time for the Ripple tutorial roundup.
While we wait for the rest of the FCP X Tour videos from NAB to get posted, here’s a last but certainly not least video from the FCP X Tour Barcelona. We couldn’t publish it sooner because some of the projects mentioned were still under NDA at the time of the recording. We hope you will enjoy the video presentation, but first some background information:
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