During the FCP X Tour in Barcelona we had the pleasure of having a live FaceTime conversation with Marc Bach in California. Hegives an honest opinion about FCP X 10.3 and tells us why he thinks that some of his colleagues still don’t want to hear anything good about it. Videos included!
The final part in the multicam trilogy from Mark Spencer and Steve Martin on MacBreak Studio. This time they have a good look at multicam trimming in Final Cut Pro X.
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.
Another episode of MacBreak Studio and this time Mark and Steve take a closer look at GPU rendering in Final Cut Pro X and distributed rendering with Compressor.
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.
***Update on FCP7 driver news from Matrox***
Matrox have announced that a unified driver is available for Avid Media Composer & Adobe CS6 Production Premium for the PC. They will also add FCPX support in January for the Mac!
Matrox have taken a different approach to Thunderbolt connectivity with their I/O products compared to other manufacturers. Instead of building new models with Thunderbolt connectors, the adaptor allows new and existing products to use the superfast technology.
With Apple announcing improvements in broadcast monitoring with the 10.0.4 update, the three main hardware manufacturers have announced software updates too.
The update has only been out for a few days, but the new media management functions feature in this new episode of MacBreak Studio. Mark & Steve explain all.
A new app from Marquis Broadcast allows users to media manage FCPX Projects to just the media used on a Project timeline. We take the WORX4 X beta for a quick spin. (Spoiler- We already think it's great)
Good to see Steve Martin and Mark Spencer back in their normal chromakey studio after being in their acoustically lined box for the last season of MacBreak Studio. This time they are looking at media managing Motion files.
We are two weeks away from the FCPX Global Virtual Summit. On the Thursday, all Apple presentations will be streamed live from Apple Park.
Merge, the FCP event, clip and project management tool is now bundled into Postlab. Combine XMLs to get data from multiple sources into one updated Library.
We have covered both MergeX and PostLab here on FCP.co. Now we can be the first to announce that they have joined forces! The app for merging FCPX libraries together is now part of Postlab.
How could we resist a Final Cut Pro X user story when the production company decides to celebrate FCPX's first birthday with a cake? Danish company Metronome are using FCPX to cut the popular broadcast documentary series Razzia for TV2.
We saw Patrick Southern move to Frame.io only a few months ago. Hot on his heels is Michael Cioni who moves from Panavision.
Things are happening in the outside world, outside of the halls here at IBC in Amsterdam. A lot of messages from people about this latest video from Michael Cioni. FCPX comes out as a star.
Michael was there right at the start of Final Cut development at Macromedia before Apple bought the program, so he's got a pretty good background in NLE design and how things work. Some excellent advice from him in these three videos from the recent LAFCPUG meeting.
Michael Wohl needs no introduction to us FCPers, but Dan Bérubé gave him an excellent one anyway. 30 minutes of Final Cut Pro X recorded at the recent Amsterdam SuperMeet.
Mike Matzdorff and Michael Yanovich have been busy making tutorials during lockdown. Today they have released the first two in a five part series. Titled 'Unauthorised FCPX' they are aimed at editors taking another look at Final Cut Pro X.
At the recent Los Angeles Creative Pro User Group, Mike Matzdorff presented his experiences of being an assistant editor on a major Hollywood film post produced on Final Cut Pro X.
It's a Tuesday, so its time for a roundup of the set of tutorials from Ripple Training. No Steve in this week's Macbreak Studio, Mike Matzdorff is the guest.
There are a lot of text plugins for Final Cut Pro X put there, but what do they do? Peter Warner from UsefulFX shows us how to duplicate the look of text in current movie posters by using his recently launched TitlePunch plugin fro FCPX.
The options for getting clips and projects from Final Cut Pro X into After Effects are decreasing. Foolcut won't work wih versions above 10.0.2 and Automatic Duck is only for Final Cut Pro 7. The new ClipExporter version 1.1 from MindTransplant fills that gap.
***Update - New version now allows second display out from FCPX***
When the preview of Mountain Lion was announced, everybody thought how cool it would be in the future to mirror your FCPX desktop to an AppleTV. You don't have to wait until after the summer or later for the new cat, we show you how to do it now.
Oliver Peters runs through his shooting and editing iPhone workflow including using FiLMiC Pro and Final Cut Pro.
In this week's MacBreak Studio we have an appointment with Satan. Well almost, Steve Martin (not Satan!) shows us why Final Cut Pro X has an Adobe style 'Dynamic Linking' built right in.
We know we looked at using roles in Final Cut Pro X earlier this week, but these guys go into a lot more depth. One super useful alpha channel tip in there that's not to be missed.
Another roundup of the free effects for FCPX and Motion that have been published over the last couple of weeks. There's a lot of them too ranging from utility plugins, transitions and templates.
Two new plugins from the FxFactory stable. Xflare from SugarFX adds adjustable flares to footage and the sequel to Ripple Tools is out.
We've covered a variety of light leak effects here from the free downloads right up to a hard disk full of 4K flashes, scratches and flares. CrumplePop have joined in with a package of over 43 1080p styles for $69.
Another source for those much loved light leaks. 5DLeaks are offering their pack of leaks for $19.99
If you were impressed by the last tutorial from Steve and Mark on audio editing in Final Cut Pro X 10.0.6, just take a look at this new episode. This time they look at the very cool new audio features in multicam editing.
Two tutorials or demos today. First is a very clever way to morph between jump cuts in an interview. The second is a very customised Contour ShuttlePRO geared up to make colour correction easy.
MotionVFX has just released a new pack of film strip and light burns for FCPX. Priced at $49 the new pack has been made with 4K elements for those extra pixels.
Although there is video stabilisation built into FCPX, the $99 Motionbend application has a lot more going on under the hood. With a new XML export into FCPX feature just added, we thought we would take a closer look at "motion editing" with Motionbend.
A new entrant to the Final Cut Pro X ecosystem, MotionElements from Singapore has launched a new Motion Template channel to add to their microstock stock footage & template site.
If you are using Final Cut Pro X to produce weddings then this new pack of looks from MotionVFX is going to be of interest to you.
Another day, another light leak. This new $89 plugin from MotionVFX is worth a look though as it does more than just the ubiquitous light flashes we have seen so much of.
Run out of ways on how to present a client's logo to make it look sexy? MotionVFX has just released a second pack of logo animations for Final Cut Pro X and Motion5.
MotionVFX has just released mTransition Light, a $49 pack of plugins and light effects for not only Final Cut Pro X, but any NLE that accepts ProRes files. They have also reached a template milestone and are celebrating with a 30% discount until the end of March.
MOTO Inc is a relative stranger to the capture and playback market for video, so we thought we'd take a look at the new Thunderbolt equipped HDX-SDI.
When given the task of cutting a 34 angle multicam music show in Premiere Pro, Shahin Shokoui accepted the job but decided to move the project over to Final Cut Pro X. After a successful edit, he then converted the final cuts back.
10 part French TV series Lazy Company had a split life in post production. Seven episodes were cut on Final Cut Pro 7 and three were cut on Final Cut Pro X. We speak to editor Olivier Galliano who gladly took on the challenge of using FCPX.
There are some concepts that are easier to show with a live demo then reading about them, even with a lot of graphics included. This is one of them, moving media around in Final Cut Pro X.
After a run of media management tips, it is good to see Steve and Mark back to the creating side of things. This week they are looking at moving a keyframed motion path without moving keyframes. Does that make sense?
Time to catch up with this week's set of Ripple tutorials. An extra lesson on media managing, text in video and how to track a person in Motion.
If you want to implement a powerful new technology in your existing production pipeline, you also should be willing to step out of your comfort zone, and to adapt your workflows, so that every aspect of your production process can fully benefit from this new technology. That's what the post-production team of Producciones del Barrio in Barcelona has been doing since they moved to Final Cut Pro in 2016.
Slightly usurped by Bruce Sharp's PluralEyes demo yesterday, our MacBreak Studio duo of Steve Martin and Mark Spencer show us how to multicam edit in Final Cut Pro X when there is no multicam editing in Final Cut Pro X!
Rob Tinworth has made this short video on his life with Final Cut Pro. We won't say too much about it, we'll let you enjoy the ride. Expect this to get posted on every blog in the next 24 hours.
Another useful plugin from the husband and wife team of Graeme & Wendy Nattress. This $49 plugin makes animating 'video scrapbooks' from still images.
If there is one question that gets asked the most often on our busy FCPX forum, it's "When will Neat Video release their noise reduction plugin for Final Cut Pro X" Now we know the answer, you can buy it today.
In this months plugin roundup we have a new grading plugin from Pixel Film Studios, an interesting update to 3D rendering in FCPX with Super Charger and two new plugins from the FxFactory stable.
Ripple Training has released a new training course called Creative Editing in Final Cut Pro X. Hosted by Abba Shapiro, it majors on the art of editing. There's also 25% off until March the 3rd.
SliceX powered by Mocha has been a huge success. It's just had a speed tweak under the hood, a whole new set of tutorials and the best news of all, a price drop to $99.
With all the news about hyperlapses last week, we overlooked the update of Blackmagic Design's DaVinci Resolve to 11.1.4. Some new interoperability in there for us FCPX editors.
The Final Cut Pro X ecosystem grows again with new workflow extensions. They are similar, one for SNS storage systems to browse content and another for Cantemo Portal, the shared storage Media Asset Manager.
15/6/11 Ripple Training Inc. issue cease and desist letters, MortGoldman2 twitter account suspended
14/6/11 MortGoldman2 continues to publish more screengrabs of FCPX
13/6/11 Another update. The owner of the screengrabs has contacted us or a second time to say that they images were obtained by·unauthorised access to his server. ·We will be more than happy to pass on any information you might have to help find the culprit.
A bit of a sad update. We have been contacted by the author of the screengrabs and have been asked to take them down. In the spirit of trying to keep the peace within the FCP ecosystem, we have decided not to continue displaying them or mention the originating company. However the genie has long left the bottle, we picked up the story some 3 hours after the pictures were uploaded and tweeted by MortGoldman2 (Family Guy character) to the world. The grabs were still there last time we looked but no doubt will be removed at some point. We also noted that MacRumours were running the story, so if you must see the grabs then please head over to their article.
You should never check your emails before you go to bed. Thank you to everybody who mailed in saying these new FCPX screengrabs have appeared online late on Sunday night. Doubtless more speculation from everybody tomorrow! More pics and links to original highres grabs after the break
We have had lots of comments on our forums from people wanting to know what exactly were the new announcements from Coremelt at NAB 2014. Good job we had our guys on the NAB show floor to ask Roger for the latest news.
Back to the new features in the latest FCPX update and this week, Mark and Steve look at file management. It might be a slightly boring subject, but things have just got a lot easier.
By now, we are sure you are familiar with Bradley Olsen's documentary about FCPX called 'Off the Tracks.' Now is your opportunity to help get this film finished by contributing to his Kickstarter campaign. And yes, there are T Shirts!
We had the pleasure of attending the Special Event on the Apple Campus and we were not disappointed. We also got to test out the Touch Bar with Final Cut Pro X!
Ripple Training has just published a new episode featuring Final Cut Pro 10.2, Motion 5.2, Compressor 4.2
Joseph Linaschke's face might be familiar to you, he was Apple's lead presenter for 8 years. Now he's branched out and launched his own FCPX training course online.
New plugin developer Lawn Road has just released two plugins designed especially for FCPX. Color Precision is a colour corrector and Fast Mask is a masking tool.
A busy week for news but maybe it will be remembered more by what products ended their life. We take a look at new software products and the end for some old hardware friends.
***Updated with new information from Sony***
We love finding new things at tradeshows and that's exactly what we did when we broke the news from NAB last year about the Sony XDCAM import plugin for FCPX. We couldn't get to Japan to discover the new FCPX XAVC import plugin that is on show at InterBEE 2012, but we know somebody who did.
A day of tutorials and we start by catching up with Ripple Training's latest. In this new set of lessons, Steve Martin looks at audio editing within Final Cut Pro X. 20% off coupon code too!
On a rather quiet week on the post production front, Ripple Training has just released two FCPX tutorials to watch. Adjusting audio with new tools and selective colour correction in FCPX.
Did you know there was a standalone Vimeo app for Final Cut Pro X that installs a new custom export destination? No, we didn't either and this new video featuring Tohm Sansani from Vimeo explains all.
NewBlueFX is one name that isn't that familiar with FCPX editors. Their background has been mainly with Sony Vegas users, so we took the opportunity to talk about their plugins at NAB. Also standby for Denoiser news!
The big Final Cut Pro X news from Apple's Special Event was that there's no update. No update until December that is when the new Mac Pro gets released. Read on for one of the most impressive video editing benchmarks yet...
Nocommotions has released three budget plugins for help when colour correcting in FCPX. Very reasonably priced, they range from $2.99 to $6.99.
The new Nodes 2 plugin from Yanobox was announced at the Supermeet in Las Vegas last night. Create complex visual animations in Final Cut Pro X, FCP7, Motion, Adobe After Effects & Premiere Pro.
There are some plugin companies who have a sale every day of the year. There are others who have only one. Noise Industries is the latter. They are offering 20% off every FxFactory product for two days only.
We always like to give new plugin developers a mention here on FCP.co. So after a bit of amateur detective work, we talked briefly to the man behind UsefulFX and the first plugin from him, Nostalgia.
There are a lot of Final Cut Pro X plugins out there, but there is also a core group of people who develop plugins and publish them for free download. Cartoonizer 2 is new to an expanding portfolio of free effects from one such writer.
So here is the scenario. After a long week editing, you are having a well deserved drink at your local and you get a call from a producer who can't work FCPX. How do you guide them through the buttons & menus from memory? Don't worry, you have the Navigator app on your iPhone.
***Updated with link to Mac App Store***
The loss of being able to send a clip to Motion from Final Cut Pro X severely hampered the interoperability and thus the creativity between the new FCPX and Motion5. Here's one step to getting roundtripping back with a brand new App.
When we said October, we really should have said in the last few days. New plugins for FCPX are coming thick and fast so we thought we would combine them into a roundup. Freebies too.
Take a group of dancers, three years and the ambition to push the boundaries of pole dancing and you have the ingredients for a good feature length documentary. It turned out that FCPX was the ideal tool for the edit.
Patrick Southern and Sam Mestman take us on a detailed walk-through of the workflow involved in the post production of a feature. We start with part one, on set where the capture of logging information is essential to cut time and costs in post production. With the first part containing over 4000 words of wisdom, this series will be the 'go to' post production reference for future filmmakers.
We publish part two of Sam Mestman & Patrick Southern's popular workflow series. This time they look at setting up Final Cut Pro X ready for editing and using tools to organise footage within Libraries. As always, lots of very detailed & valuable battle tested information for film makers.
Time for part three of Sam Mestman and Patrick Southern's very popular series on the workflow, techniques and tips needed in getting a 5K feature made, from shooting, right through to distribution. This time it is all about editing in FCPX and they also include a rundown of essential third-party tools.
Time for the last instalment in this reference series of articles for filmmakers. Part five is all about collaboration with colour, VFX and audio departments. We finish with how to deliver your film for theatrical release & display.
On to part four of this masterclass in filmmaking and it's a bumper issue! Sam Mestman and Patrick Southern this time talk about group workflows and finishing. As always, lots of info and great tips. Possibly a two cups of coffee article.
If you've been reading FCP.co over the last year or so, you will be very familiar with Off the Tracks, the film about the birth of the new NLE from Apple. The film has been released today and is available for immediate download. We have a discount code as well!
What happens when you put Final Cut Pro X in the hands of a respected Director/Editor who has grown up with flat bed editors, in-camera effects and classic animation techniques, who has worked with Lightworks, Avid, classic FCP, Shake and Flame and who says (quote) he is “too lazy” to read manuals and to always learn the newest software?
We welcome Oliver Peters to FCP.co and his first post is a cracker! Oliver interviews Steve Bayes, who up until last year was the Final Cut Pro X product manager. They talk about the FCPX development process, squashing bugs, the now infamous launch, why ProRes was needed and of course the future of video production. A rare opportunity to get some historical background information about FCPX - Essential reading!
Adding captions to videos is a tedious process, let alone adding multiple languages! Oliver Peters takes a look at the online transcription & translation service Simon Says,
Oliver doesn't go for link bait headlines or 'First Look' reviews that get published 30 minutes after a product is released. He takes his time and writes probably some of the best articles on editing on the internet.
The Banker is a film staring Samuel L. Jackson, Anthony Mackie, Nia Long, and Nicholas Hoult. In theatres now and available on AppleTV+ shortly, it was shot on film and edited in Final Cut Pro X. Oliver Peters talks to the producer and editor, Joel Viertel.
Hot on the heels of the weekend's excitement with FCPX and FCP7 project interchange, Jef Gibbons got in touch with us to share his Final Cut Pro X OMF export 'workaround'
A brand new plugin from Graeme Nattress, Levels and Curves gives you on screen colour correction controls in Final Cut Pro X.
A few months has passed since part one of the review of the QNAP TVS-682T. So after further tinkering and testing, how did it perform and will I be buying one?
We have reviewed a QNAP desktop shared storage NAS before on FCP.co. This time we look at the TS-453BT3 4 disk unit from QNAP with 10GigE and Thunderbolt 3.
The Jellyfish and Final Cut Pro X go on the road for a real broadcast job. Cutting edge portable shared storage on a budget, but with all of the performance you need. How did it cope with the strain of continuous records and multiple edit clients? Peter Wiggins takes the new cnidarian for a mission critical swim.
Back in March 2016 I took a prototype Jellyfish portable started storage unit out on the road for a broadcast Final Cut Pro X edit. A few months later, I took a shipping model out on another high pressure, quick turnaround broadcast job. What’s new, what's changed and how did it perform?
Following up on his article last week, Adam Schoales now posts about his latest project. This time it's a special cinema spot shot at 6K on a RED Helium and cut on Final Cut Pro X of course!
Getting a voice to sound good to balance against music for example, can be a bit of a challenge. Yes there are built-in tools with FCPX, but they can require constant tweaking. Accusonus has just added a $59 one knob controlled voice leveller to the their range of audio plugins.
Page 8 of 13