We have featured a lot of film grain packs on here over the years. One of our forum members tipped us off about this new inexpensive pack from Holygrain, so we thought we would take a look.
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.
Red Giant need no introduction when it comes to plugins, they develop and produce some of the most popular tools for filmmakers. They have just announced a sale with 40% off every product.
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.
Steve Martin is joined by Alexis Van Hurkman this time on MacBreak Studio to talk about Blackmagic Design's DaVinci Resolve. A great 15 minutes worth of information.
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.
Well we are a little blown away this morning and the Apple event hasn't even started. Color Grading Central has just released LUT Utility. All FCPX editors must watch the video!
Larry might have been top billing, but there were some great demos on stage before his. In this post we have two presentations about software that complements Final Cut Pro X: DaVinci Resolve 10 and Autodesk Smoke.
Again, it's Blackmagic Design and their cameras that have got the most column inches at NAB this week. We look at the 4K and Pocket Cinema Cameras, the new Resolve 10 and how they all work with FCPX.
The new URSA and the Studio Camera were not the only new products Blackmagic announced at NAB 2014. DaVinci Resolve got an update to version 11. You might find a lot of familiarity between the editing tools in Resolve 11 and those in FCPX.
Rocket Rooster has released two budget packs of LUTs or 'Look Up Tables' that when applied to footage produce cinema style colour grades. Both are under $15.
Unlimited Filters from Picture Instruments allows a user to build looks in Photoshop and then take the LUT grades and apply them in FCPX, Adobe's Premiere Pro and After Effects.
A new Final Cut Pro X plugin from CineFlare this week. It's called Discoloration and provides 40 different light damage effects to stylise video.
Color Finale has to be the most popular third party colour grading plugin for Final Cut Pro X. Today, Color Trix has announced that a new workflow extension beta will become available that will allow FCPX editors to grade remotely.
You’ve just purchased a shiny new Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro or Pocket Cinema Camera and are looking forward to the benefits of shooting camera raw. Oops! Final Cut Pro doesn’t support BRAW. Sure, you could use DaVinci Resolve, but you’d rather stay within your preferred editing ecosystem. Fear not, Color Trix has your back.
A big update to a very popular plugin. Denver Riddle from Color Grading Central has announced the launch of Color Finale Pro for Final Cut Pro X
Denver Riddle from Color Grading Central has built up a great library of looks from using Resolve on grading jobs. Now he's wrapped them all up into a $149 pack.
We always watch closely when Denver Riddle from Color Grading Central launches a new product. He's just released a set of film grades as LUTs called ImpulZ. We also have a 20% off discount code for FCP.co readers.
Alexis Van Hurkman has just released his set of tutorials on the new edition of DaVinci Resolve 11. Over thirteen hours of training and 20% off until October the 8th.
Yes you read the title right, how to colour correct in FCPX with a roundtrip via Aperture. It's a very long trip, a very, very long trip, but if you must go...
Like it or loathe it, the color board in Final Cut Pro X is the place to go to colour correct your footage. How about being able to control it and apply grades using the keyboard? Steve and Mark explore...
Denver Riddle at Color Grading Central has been teasing us with screen grabs of his Color Finale plugin for Final Cut Pro X. Well today is the launch day and if that's not enough we also have a coupon code for $20 off the purchase price. Excited?
***Updated with more information from developers***
You will have to bear with us for this one, but it does look like you can control the color board in FCPX by using gestures on a trackpad.
With a production crew of 400 people, a cast of 200 actors and over 2000 extras, hundreds of hours of raw footage shot by several crews on 130 locations, 9 months of editing and 10 months of VFX work, Alberto Rodríguez’ and Rafael Cobos' 12.3 million dollar television series “La Peste” (The Plague) is the flagship original drama production of Movistar+, the largest VoD provider in Spain and part of media giant Téléfonica.
Paul David Murray is an Apple certified editor & trainer and he also runs the FCP community in Berlin. He's released two tutorial videos on how to edit in DaVinci Resolve, from the Final Cut Pro editor's perspective.
Color Grading Central have released classyLook, a $69 plugin for Final Cut Pro X that not only colour corrects, it also emulates old classic film dye emulsions. We have a 20% off coupon for today only!
Independent filmaker Nick Gregorio got an added bonus when his feature 'Green' was able to be remastered in FCPX with the original RED files via Resolve.
FCPWORKS has just published videos of three of the presentations from their recent event in Los Angeles. Alexis Van Hurkman, Sam Mestman and Bryce Button are all on stage.
Hot off the uploads is the first third party test we have seen of the new Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera. The footage was edited in Final Cut Pro X and graded in Resolve. The video and more details shamelessly scraped off Vimeo after the break.
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Larry says your eyes lie to you and if you want to colour correct or grade properly, then you need to fire up the 'scopes in FCPX. That's exactly what he does and he also shares some great skin tone percentage range tips at the end too.
Another week of hitting the update button without joy means we have room for another MacBreak Studio. This time it's back to FCPX and we explore how to use shape masks.
There are many looks packages out there for FCPX, but they don't tackle some of the trickier colour correction problems that editors face. The new $25 HyColour colour grading utility plugin concentrates on getting the colours right.
Jonathan Richards at HY-FX filled a small gap in FCPX functionality with a one click colour cast removal tool called HYColour. Now HyColour Pro moves the plugin into advanced colour correction and looks building.
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.
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.
Red Giant formally announced Bulletproof on April the 1st. There weren't many details on the website, so we decided to track down Simon Walker to take us through the application.
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.
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.
It has been demoed at trade shows, meetups and has been in beta for a few months, but BulletProof from Red Giant is finally with us. They've also released new compilation packs of products based on tasks.
Red Giant has just completed a huge update to its colour correction products. New features, better GPU usage and a new tool added to the Magic Bullet Suite 12.
As was mentioned on our Forum, April the first is probably not the best day to announce a new product! Red Giant aren't fooling with BulletProof, a new app that aims to bridge 'the gap between camera and editor.'
If you need more colour correction or grading than FCPX or plugins will handle, the best way to go is out to Resolve. Blackmagic Design's grading program has come a long way since its acquisition and it continues to grow. Alexis Van Hurkman can show you more.
Ripple Training have just launched their $79 DaVinci Resolve Core Training by Alexis Van Hurkman. Sample extracts and a discount coupon code after the break.
We think this is an excellent opportunity to remind everybody that we have access to some of the most powerful tools available to video and film producers. You can grade your production with exactly the same software that colour corrected Ron Howard's multi-million dollar film Rush.
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.
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.
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.
Noam Kroll from Creative Rebellion decided to shoot his Sundance entry on a Blackmagic Cinema Camera in RAW and post produce in Final Cut Pro X and DaVinci Resolve. He takes us through his workflow.
Yes two things that are slightly shocking from the headline. The price and also the fact that it's only available for Final Cut Pro 7. Not all is lost though...
Has a year really passed since we took a look at the top selling Final Cut Pro X books? It has, we are older, greyer and have a new winner as well as some old favourites and a few surprise entries.
The first part of Alexis's introduction to BlackMagic Design's DaVinci Resolve was extremely popular. He's back with part two of three and we've also posted his appearance on the live version of MacBreak Studio where he goes into more detail about the job of a colorist.
Two new plugins have been released that use the FxFactory plugin management system. Although they both do colour correction, they take a very different approach to how it's done.
Again, like 2016, most of the interesting news for Final Cut Pro users actually happened outside of the NAB show. Coremelt announced two new products that are in beta. Scribeomatic for automatic transcription of dialogue and Chromatic, a colour grading plugin with built-in tracking.
Two new sets of plugins from MotionVFX. One click movie look colour grading with mLUT and many creative animation options with mCharacter 2.
Another two new FCPX products from different companies in the last week before Christmas. Pixel Film Studios release vintage looks plugin Prolaroid and Cineflare launch their lens flare pack Anamorphics.
As much as we would have liked to call this tutorial "Steve Martin sings about colour correction,' we gave it the proper title of selective colour grading in FCPX. Steve does sing though!
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.
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.
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.