The guys at Ripple Training have branched out from their excellent tutorials and released Callouts, a $49 FxFactory based plugin for Final Cut Pro X. If you need to make a graphic point onscreen, a few clicks of Callouts will make sure it's seen.
How would you like a free 14 part set of tutorials demoing Frame.io? You are in luck, the guys at Ripple Training have just published a comprehensive set of videos on exactly that.
You might have seen this pop up a couple of days ago, we eagerly clicked a link in an email from Steve Martin to find the article unavailable. It's now back up, so if you really need that 3 way color corrector back in your FCPX life, read on.
New features in Final Cut Pro X 10.0.3 means new tutorials from Ripple Training. Here Mark Spencer gets to grips with multicam editing in FCPX.
If you are a regular reader on FCP.co, then you will be aware of Ripple Training's excellent range of tutorials for FCPX and Motion. They have just released a trial $1.99 iPad app based on the 10.0.6 update and they're after your feedback.
Ripple Training has just released their new version of Mastering Multicam Editing in FCPX. The tutorial is now on its third edition. Brand new lessons for 10.1, new downloadable examples and all the info on the latest techniques for $39.99.
There are loads of tutorials out there about editing video within Final Cut Pro X, not so many about audio. Ripple Training have released a whole course dedicated to getting your audio sounding the best it can in FCPX. We've also got a money off coupon code.
We have the next in the series of presentations from the Faster Together stage at NAB 2017 and this time it is about the helpful media management tool, Kyno.
This one took a bit of research, probably because Japanese isn't our strong point! ISP have ported their high quality blue/green screen keyer to Final Cut Pro X, not forgetting that it still works in FCP7.
The new color tools in the coming FCP X update look very impressive. They will undoubtedly incite more people to stay right within FCP X from start to finish. But they will also offer new opportunities for third-part developers to add extra functionality to the enhanced grading functions inside FCP X.
Ever wanted to know the complete workflow for a series from shooting, through editing in Final Cut Pro X and then delivery? Sarah M. Deuel and David Payan have documented the entire post-production process of Rooster Teeth’s paranormal reality TV series, Haunter.
Friday saw the release of Resolve 8.1, an update to the color grading tool that now allows the import and export of FCPX projects. What followed however was a weekend of discovery when editors realised they could use this to swap projects between FCPX and FCP7.
We continue to publish the videos from The FCPX World event at IBC. And we start off with two highly anticipated presentations.
A follow-up to probably one of the most read FCPX articles of 2013, Sam Mestman returns to Bulgaria. On the eve of the release of Expendables 3, how did the EPK on FCPX edit go? He also reports back as one new feature film gets cut on both Avid and FCPX at the same time - which one finishes first?
Sam Mestman presents Final Cut Pro 10.2 at the Los Angeles Creative Pro User Group. New features, third party plugins and of course, 3D text.
It's been a while since we featured a presentation from the LACPUG here on FCP.co. This is a good one, Sam Mestman from Lumaforge takes the audience through a 4K RED workflow on Final Cut Pro X.
Earlier in the week we had FCP guru Larry Jordan's take on what he expects to see at NAB next week. This time it's workflow guru Sam Mestman's turn to look into the crystal ball...
So what is going to happen to content creation this year? We don't know, but we know a man who has more insight than others. Sam Mestman looks into the crystal ball in this new article about the future of media.
Ever wondered what is taught in one of Sam Mestman's Smartphone Studio classes? He's just posted 10 free YouTube tutorials from the curriculum, three of which are all about Final Cut Pro X.
This week the team look at saving custom transform moves as effects in Final Cut Pro X and how to add some different effect treatments to titles.
One of the features lacking in FCPX is the ability to save favourite effects just like our much loved FCP7 was able to. This new episode of MacBreak Studio shows us a workaround that works, for the majority of the time anyway.
Scary eyes, real estate promotion, pack replacement and Larry Jordan. What do they all have in common? They all feature in this roundup of FCPX tutorials. Some basic, some advanced, they are all worth a watch.
Hot off the press and subject to change, FCPWORKS and FCP.co have announced the schedule and speakers for this year's presentations at NAB2016
Take a look at the video above. The new FCPX in action? Wrong, it's an iMovie timeline worked up by Scott Simmonds. Looks slightly familiar doesn't it?
Two new tutorials from Ripple this week. We look at replacing an iPad screen with the TrackX plugin and creating alternate storylines in FCPX.
Two new tutorials from the Ripple barn, secondary colour correction in Final Cut Pro X and how to build animated titles in DaVinci Resolve.
You've got to love any article that has the word 'secret' in the title. It's that time of the week for the latest MacBreak Studio episode and both guys discover something new about FCPX.
Time to catch up with this week's three tutorials from Ripple Training. A way to select media on the magnetic timeline and how to fake parallax in Final Cut Pro X. Plus making a whiteboard animation in Motion.
Victor Gusev from Moscow very kindly emailed in this quick tip for FCPX. How do you select a clip that is not on the main storyline without using a mouse?
Clickbait headline? We don't think so. This video neatly wraps up in a short, well put package why FCPX has become a superior non-linear editor compared to the traditional track based systems. Essential viewing, for your un-enlightened colleagues and friends.
The developers of KeyFlow Pro 2 have released seven new tutorials on how their MAM works. Of special interest to us is the integration with Final Cut Pro X and of course the Workflow Extension.
Jordan Smith wrote to us with a link to his article on sharing Final Cut Pro X projects. We liked the article so much, we asked if we could reprint it here on FCP.co. So if more than one editor is going to be working on the same project, read on...
So you've finished your edit masterpiece, how do you output from FCPX now that the 10.0.6 update has removed the share menu? Steve Martin and Mark Spencer find out.
Long term plugin writer and Motion guru Patrick Sheffield has moved two of his popular plugins over to the FxFactory delivery method. Priced At $19 and $29, they're not going to break the bank stylizing your footage.
Would Final Cut Pro X be up to producing a daily Vlog following a participant on the Red Bull X-Alps adventure race? In the first of this two part article, Jonathon Williams tells us his story of how he, his camera kit and his NLE coped with such a grueling task.
We will waste no time and post part two of Jonathon Williams' popular article on shooting and editing (on FCPX of course!) a daily blog during the Red Bull X-Alps race.
Chris McKechnie dropped us a line with the details of how he made a corporate video for Peragon. Shot on a Red Epic and post produced in Final Cut Pro X and REDCINE-X, we knew it was going to be a good read.
Hot on the heels of the Lumberjack System, Shot Notes X is an application that takes the data from a script supervisor on set and makes it available in the edit. Sam Mestman explains for FCP.co "no dailies, no carts, no labs, and no transcoding!"
myFiles a a free application that allows you to make an external list of all media that is involved in a Final Cut Pro X Event or Project.
Ever wanted to mix things up on your FCPX timeline automatically? A new $29.99 app Random-X makes as many versions of your Project as you want!
Have these just raised the bar for free Final Cut Pro X tutorials? Not only do you get a tutorial video, you get the project XML and all the footage & music too!
Thinking of buying a new large or widescreen monitor to go with your new MacBook Pro? Then this article is a must read- not only great advice, but Brian might save you money as well.
Simon Says has expanded its popular transcription service by adding 'Simon Says Assemble'. A web based, collaborative 'drag and drop' assemble tool for editing together interviews.
Shamir Allibhai told FCP.co how the Simon Says workflow extension for Final Cut Pro X can auto translate subtitles into 50 languages in seconds. Pretty Impressive.
When the new workflow extensions for Final Cut Pro X were announced, only three were mentioned in the initial PR. The 'speech to text' transcription service Simon Says is the next one released and we are sure it will create a lot of interest.
A user story very close to our heart at FCP.co. Winston Cely describes how his pupils at a school are using Final Cut Pro X to tell their stories. He also tells us how custom music gives them more freedom and choice for their productions.
You might have become bored of twitpic screenshots by now, so we thought we would post these two FCPX discussion preview videos from MacVideo. How will it affect editors? What are the new features we should look out for? What about training? All covered in this presentation from June 9th.
We always try to give new tutorial makers a good plug here on FCP.co and this time a set of six beginner tutorials come from Malaysia. Baron Abas starts right from the beginning!
The popular skin smoothing plugin Beauty Box from Digital Anarchy has been updated to version 3 and it's just been released. It's also at a discounted price until June 30th.
CrumplePop has just released a new plugin for Final Cut Pro X that corrects skin tones back to their natural colour. They are also offering the tool at a discounted price for a short period.
Final Cut Pro has never been good at slow motion. The introduction of FCPX has now brought Optical Flow retiming within the app -so what does video at 1% of original speed look like?
What’s the fastest way to learn filmmaking? Get a bunch of iPhones, Macbooks, Final Cut Pro X and Filmic Pro, a ton of mobile filmmaking gear, and go make some movies together. That’s what they did at PBS station WDSE in Duluth, Minnesota with Cirina Catania, Aubrey Mozino, Sam Mestman and We Make Movies’ Smartphone Studio. With the new iPhone 11 now available, we’re pretty excited about seeing all of this go to the next level.
Sounds like a bit of a contradiction, but in this new episode of MacBreak Studio, Steve Martin does show how you can get a lot smarter with smart collections.
Phil Schiller summed it up quite nicely, 'can't innovate anymore, my ass.' For the first time since Steve Jobs, we got the full wow factor when details about the new Mac Pro were announced.
We have some very clever people on our Forum, one of them is Quentin Stafford-Fraser who has done some expert digging on how FCPX looks for external media. Did you know you can move media to another folder and FCPX will track it? No, neither did we...
We have all seen how snappy the operation of Final Cut Pro X is in demos, but what about the operational speed with a large real life project with lots of clips and keywords?
Last weekend we had the pleasure of attending not just the International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) in Amsterdam, but we also visited the FCP EXPO event and the Supermeet.
A few days on, the jetlag has gone, so maybe an ideal time to reflect on a very busy few days at last week's FCPX Creative Summit.
I'm sat at the airport waiting for a plane out of San Francisco, so this gives me time to reflect on the 2019 FCPX Creative Summit. What was it like and was it worth it?
It's a few weeks on from the recent Final Cut Pro X Creative Summit in San Jose. Prompted by a few emails, we thought we would pass on our thoughts and memories of the event.
We had the opportunity to test out a top of the range MacBook Air and naturally we thought it would be a good idea to see how it performed with Final Cut Pro X. We reveal some very dramatic performance figures.
Good job we have Mark Spencer and Steve Martin on hand to give us the answer, here is the latest edition of MacBreak Studio.
Completely inspired by a great thread on our popular Forum, we take a quick look at some of the lesser-known, but still important new features and improvements in the FCPX 10.4 update. You did know you could do GIFs from the timeline didn't you?
Two new pieces of software, a new Thunderbolt2 SxS card reader and a 12k screen. Just some of the things you can find on the Sony stand at IBC 2014. We haven't even mentioned any cameras or the fact that the cloud demo films were edited on FCPX!
Sony have two new pieces of software running with FCPX on their stand here at NAB 2012. An import plugin for XDCAM into Final Cut Pro X and an FCPX friendly update to XDCAM Browser. The plugin is available for download now, sort of.
If you are one of the lucky people to be working with 4K Sony SR footage, then you will like the news that they have just released an import plugin for FCPX and Final Cut Pro 7.
We were pleased to be invited to the Sony Press Conference at IBC a few weeks ago. In the presentation the Final Cut Pro X icon was used, so afterwards we asked some questions and got a few surprising answers.
Evan Cabral takes us on a timeline tour in a recent Final Cut Pro project of his where the client specified they wanted good sound design.
It's not a Friday, but this set of free plugins from Coremelt couldn't wait. Want a free plugin to get timecode overlays on a clip in Final Cut Pro X? It is just a download away!
In his presentation at the FCP X TOUR Barcelona, David López walked us through the NLE testing process they went through for Salvados, a hugely popular prime time TV show in Spain. Moving forward from FCP7 they considered Avid and tested DaVinci Resolve, FCP X and Premiere Pro CC. They finally adopted Final Cut Pro X, and David explains why exactly the other NLEs were not selected. Video included!
Need a reason to watch the Oscars on February 26th 2017? The Spanish film Timecode directed by Juanjo Gimenez and edited on FCPX by Silvia Cervantes has a good chance to win out of the five entries on the Live Action Short shortlist.
It's the night before NAB which gives us the perfect reason to show these videos from the recent Editor's Lounge Pre-NAB Discussion Panel. Lots of speculation across the board and NLE manufacturers, comments include 'Avid is 'stodgy' and 'FCPX will win the race.' Interesting.
So you are editing on an ageing Mac Pro and you want to speed up your Final Cut Pro X & Motion renders. That's exactly what FCP.co reader Andrew Smith did by installing a new NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680.
Subtitles, love them or hate them, they are an essential part of constructing a programme for domestic or international distribution. Jan Willem den Bok has written a plugin that speeds up the process of building subtitles in a show on an FCPX timeline.
We have heard more and more about CatDV being able to transfer Final Cut Pro 7 sequences to FCPX, but we haven't seen it in action. Square Box Systems have just published an article to show you how it's done.
Final Cut Pro X does a number of wonderful things. It can analyse your footage in all sorts of fascinating ways to help you fix problematic audio, to colour balance your shots and stabilise that wobbly footage. With a couple of third party stabilisers now on the market promising to provider better and faster results than FCP X’s built-in stabilisation, we thought we’d ask Chris Roberts to provide a steadying hand…
We're not really the site for rumours, but we can't not mention that this Monday at the World Wide Developers Conference in San Francisco everybody is expecting new hardware. And yes that means new Mac Pros. (Hopefully!)
We are very pleased to welcome Steve Bayes to FCP.co as a regular contributor. Steve up until a year ago was the product manager for Final Cut Pro X, so although he can't talk about future FCPX plans, we look forward to him sharing his 30 years of post production wisdom with us.
In the second of his articles for FCP.co, ex FCPX Product Manager Steve Bayes gives us his thoughts on the recent IBC trade show in Amsterdam. As he led the team who launched the fastest NLE, he also gives us his suggestions on the best way to benefit from the extra editing speed from new hardware.
Yes you read the title right, the color square. Which of course should be the color board, but we have a feeling that Steve's new name for the tool just might stick! Whatever it's called, good Final Cut Pro X color correction tips from the duo.
No guesses to which piece of editing software the boys are talking about here. They start right from the beginning with what will hopefully be a series on Final Cut Pro X.
As an addition to their weekly MacBreak Studio, Steve Martin has kicked off a new series of free Final Cut Pro X tutorials. The first episode is all about the Ken Burns effect.
Over half an hour of information and tips on Final Cut Pro X from Steve Martin of Ripple Training. The first presentation we've seen stopped by a heckler too.
Ever wondered what it takes to make a weekly web series? Steve Martin at the Faster Together Stage at NAB 2017 takes us through the recording and post production of MacBreak Studio. (On FCPX of course.)
Time for another presentation from the Faster Together stage at NAB 2018. This time Steve Martin takes to the stage to run through his favourite FCPX tips. Learn how to use Secondary Storylines, Gap Clips, Audio Roles and much more to your advantage.
The news from NAB about FCPX keeps on coming. Pond5 has just announced an app that works with Final Cut Pro X enabling you to edit with watermarked previews and then automatically replace the media on the timeline with high resolution footage.
Tired of waiting for your disks to spin back up to speed when you've not accessed them for a while from your NLE? The new version of Disksomnia from Digital Heaven will keep them ready.
This week's three Ripple tutorials range from storyboarding and getting a graduated filter effect in FCPX, to taking a photo into Motion and animating layers in 3D.
Following on from last week's part one tutorial on storyboarding, Steve and Mark take a longer look at placeholders in this second tutorial.
How can you speed up your edits? If you have a lot of dialogue in your production, one way is to use transcription. Jake Carvey details his FCPX workflow on his recent Habitat for Humanity project.
We have covered making smaller proxies in Final Cut Pro X and sharing those with a remote editor a few times before. Jordan Smith takes it a stage further and streamlines the workflow into a quick & simple process.
So just how good are the dual GPUs in the new Mac Pro? We asked audio visual performer Jim Warrier to take them to their limits by running visual performance benchmark apps. The faster they go, the faster FCPX and Motion will go too.
Need quick, good looking text titles in Final Cut Pro X? Simple Pop from Stupid Raisins might be the answer, a set of 27 modern, clean FCPX title plugins.
Sub-frame audio editing in FCP is nothing new, FCP7 had the ability to access smaller increments than a frame. But how do you go about sub-frame editing in Final Cut Pro X?
We have had Final Cut Pro X in under five minutes, now we have XinTwo which aims to break down learning FCPX into shorter bite-sized chunks.
Subtitling isn't one of the most glamorous sides of post production, but is has to be done. These inexpensive tools should make the task easier and cheaper.
Plugin producer SugarFX has launched two new products for Final Cut Pro X. Rolling Credits has many different styles of movie credit templates and Patterns is a pack of transitions.
Longtime plugin producer SugarFX has upgraded two of its plugins to work with FCPX. MagiMoto and Bubble Buddy are now fully compatible with Final Cut Pro X.
SugarFX have updated their Viewfinder HUD (Head Up Display) plugin for Final Cut Pro X. The update brings an extra 50 filters for FCPX users.
It's Summer, a quiet time and many people are away from their edit stations- an ideal time to do a tutorial roundup! We feature how to build effects, workflow suggestions and even a free 21 episode Final Cut Pro X course. Grab a large coffee and let's go!
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