Michael Kammes is no stranger on FCP.co- We have even featured how he recorded hisproposal in 3D and wedding in the first person POV on video! He also produces a web series called '5 Things" and here we present his live version from the LumaForge Faster Together stage at NAB 2017.
There is no doubt that Thunderbolt is changing our industry, but up until now long cable runs were impossible. Now you'll be able to have your Thunderbolt devices more than 3 metres apart thanks to Sumitomo.
Whist strictly not directly related to Final Cut Pro X, we took time to visit David Basulto at NAB 2014 so he could give us a good rundown on the iPad case called iOgrapher.
We reported on AJA's new products earlier from the Press Breakfast. We caught up with Bryce Button for a one on one demo of what's new.
This week on the 21st of June, Final Cut Pro X wil be one year old. We take a look back at that eventful year and take a look forward to the next 12 months of FCPX's life.
At NAB 2106, there will be many interesting storage solutions on display. This will be one of them, a shared RAID of 120 TB over 4 Thunderbolt 3 ports from Accusys.
Yes, we are a site about Final Cut Pro, but it doesn't do any harm to look at other NLEs out there. Especially when an update comes out with new features.
At one minute past midnight EST, Adobe published details about their new version of Premiere Pro CS6. We had the pleasure of a sneak peek a few weeks ago.
A nice update. Adobe even admit to borrowing a few features from other NLE's. Get a tour of the new features of Premiere and the other apps with a 43 minute demo video after the break.
The news from the AJA Press Breakfast was centred around the new CION 4K camera. Priced at under $9,000 it records in many flavours of ProRes up to UHD and 4K.
Apple has announced that updates of Final Cut Pro X to 10.4.1, Motion to 5.4.1 andCompressor to 4.4.1 will be available as free upgrades on Monday April 9th 2018.
Two big new features for FCPX are Closed Captions and the ability to use the new ProRes RAW codecs.
Apple also announced that 2017 was FCPX's best year with over 500,000 new seats being sold, bringing the total tally of seats sold to over 2.5 million since launch.
Wow! Two great bits of FCP news in two days. The new MacBook Pros that have been released today feature 'Thunderbolt' Apples branding of Light Peak technology from Intel.
It started with a tweet from @editorslounge and by the end of the day had grown into the biggest piece of Final Cut Pro news since Larry Jordan dropped his jaw.
Apple has released updates to Final Cut Pro X to version 10.2, Motion to version 5.2 and Compressor to version 4.2. A lot of new eye-candy, some much needed new features and some large speed gains. Their 15th update to FCPX is still free and available for download now.
Apple update Final Cut Pro X to 10.2, Motion to 5.2 and Compressor to 4.2
SliceX from Coremelt got a huge thumbs up from all our readers here on FCP.co. When they announced that planar tracking was going to be built in, we tracked down (sorry) Roger Bolton at NAB to give us a live FCPX demo. There's a money off offer too!
We had the pleasure today of attending the launch of Autodesk's Smoke 2013 for the Mac at Dream Vision Studios in Las Vegas. Not to be missed was Evan Schectman's take on the product.
A nice Christmas present if you can afford it, Autodesk has released Smoke 2013 for the Mac. Industry leading keying, nodal compositing, super-accurate tracking and 3D environments all in one app.
Where did 'Send to Motion' go when Final Cut Pro X and Motion 5 were released? That's not a problem now as Automatic Duck has announced an upcoming application that will move clips from an FCPX timeline into Motion.
In the last of our video reports from NAB 2014 (Not bad seeing as we were not planning to do any due to lack of staff!) we talk to Peter McAuley from Boris FX who introduces us to BCC9.
Wow! Showering us with a veritable confetti of new products at NAB, Blackmagic Design have dipped into their top hat of tricks 14 times (at the latest count) this Monday. Now there's far too much even for us news-and-product-hungry fiends at fcp.co towers, so we're going to give you a brief round up of the six products that most interest FCP users.
The first day of NAB 2014 was a day of camera announcements and Blackmagic Design wasn't going to be left out. A cool looking 4K camera and a rather odd looking studio camera were announced today.
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.
If you have been following the progress of "Off the Tracks", the documentary film about the birth of Final Cut Pro X, you will be interested in hearing from the film's producer, Brad Olsen. He takes us through 2 years of hard work on the film, from the initial idea up to the imminent premiere at LACPUG.
Two reasons for posting this video. The first is the fact that PluralEyes is a pretty amazing piece of software for synching clips and audio together. The second, well take a look after the break.
After a request on Twitter for budget shared storage and a lot of good words from Walter Biscardi, we went to check out Small Tree Communications. Steve Modica took us on a tour of their models.
More new drives and more flexibility at NAB 2013. CalDigit announce their new SSD/HDD mix and match 3 bay T3 drive and a new Thunderbolt expansion station.
The new products are starting to come thick and fast. Just announced is the new CalDigit T4 Thunderbolt RAID. They are targeting professionals who want to edit with 4k material. A special price offer on the T3 for NAB too.
Need to integrate FCPX with Adobe's After Effects? Chris Fenwick runs through his workflow when using the two apps together and gives us some great tips in the process.
The war between portable LCD recorders broke out a few weeks ago. Cinedeck have joined the fight with their new model which offers Avid DNxHD, CineForm and Apple ProRes recording as well as 3D options. Find out all the tech spec for EXTREME after the break and where you can find it at NAB.
A range of clever hardware devices from Sonnett Technologies Inc. From the large 'XServed' Mac Mini to the ExpressCard reader, these boxes expand your Mac using Thunderbolt.
Roger from Coremelt has very kindly given us a sneaky peak at a new plugin that is coming out this summer. PaintX is a tracked paint tool plugin that will work inside FCPX
Cast your mind back to April 2016. We published a short article about Sven Pape and how he planned to edit a feature film on FCPX live on the internet for everybody to watch. Well, the film is finished and Sven and his colleague Dustin Hughes presented about the feature "Flesh and Blood" on the Faster Together stage at NAB 2017.
Day one of NAB 2019 in Las Vegas and there is a running theme on the show floor of 8K production. What we didn't expect though was a return of the dedicated editing keyboard! Also make sure you watch a great interview about ProRes RAW.
We were waiting here yesterday for a large press release from AJA detailing a whole new line of products and it didn't really happen. What is the tribble trouble with AJA?
Today Digieffects announced that they now support Apple's FxPlug technology across their range of plugins. This should bring speed gains in Final Cut Pro by utilising the GPU instead of the CPU.
Another great video from the Faster Together stage at NAB. This time it is Duncan Shepherd's turn and he runs through his 360 video editing tips, with heavy emphasis on FCPX, his choice of NLE.
Crikey is it that time of year again? It only seems a few months ago that we were standing amongst friends and peers at the last Supermeet in Vegas. Ticket time has come around again and the early bird tickets for this years event have just gone on sale today.
Editing a growing clip whilst ingesting has been pretty common practice with FCP7 for a while. Trying the same with existing replay based streaming solutions and Final Cut Pro X is a different story. MovieRecorder from Softron however allows you import a clip while it is still ingesting and we are super excited! Essential watching if you produce live events or quick turnaround shows.
Editshare ups the ante as it introduces 'Energy', its new high-performance mid-range shared storage solution at NAB 2011. The beauty of ‘Energy’ is that it offers advanced project sharing with sequence and bin locking for Avid, Apple FCP, and Lightworks. If you want more than one FCP editor working on a project then this might be the answer.
EVS has had a bit of a love hate relationship with FCP. Why would you want to edit on Final Cut Pro when you could use IPEdit? Well here is one reason, the launch of IPEdit.3D at NAB 2011.
We're excited to share the news that the FCP Exchange workshop series produced by FCPWORKS and promoted by FCP.co continues in 2016 with new sessions in Los Angeles in March and at NAB in Las Vegas this April.
Those FCPX Presentations filmed from iPhones, iPads, Canons, Nikons, and Panasonics are starting to spring up across the net, like Pink Floyd bootlegs. Some have been filmed from bags, other like Emmanuel Pampuri's managed to get both presentation party and screen in shot, and with a somewhat frenzied sting on the front! Well done Manu for posting so soon. Part 2 after the break.
You might have read between the lines over the last month and worked out that FCP.co will be at NAB this year. We have setup a WhatsApp group and have a few discount codes that might come in handy.
So what is going on at NAB 2015 that is directly related to Final Cut Pro X? Sam Mestman tells us what FCPWORKS has organised for those rapidly approaching dates in Las Vegas. Lots of FCPX related presentations and a chance to meet up with Apple representatives!
In case you hadn't heard about them or can't get to Las Vegas this year, FCPWORKS has been taping their Final Cut Pro X presentations. Just in is their keynote speech from Sam Mestman
Is it possible to give an award to a product that hasn't been released yet? Of course as Videomaker have given the NAB 2011 award to Apple's Final Cut Pro X.
Hot news indeed. This plugin gives editors direct access to Baselight functionality within Final Cut Pro. You can render the Baselight settings within Final Cut or export them as an XML list to load into a Baselight system. Could this just last 4 days before the new FCP is announced?
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.
As NAB draws near, the announcements start. Three of the speakers who will present on stage at the Faster Together event have just been announced. It is going to be well worth attending!
Hot on the heels of their recent notification of over 150 new features for their video review and approval service update that will arrive in the Summer, Frame.io has just announced 'Watch folders for macOS'. This allows the high sped transfer of files such as dailies though a MacOS menubar app.
It didn't take long for the peripherals to start echoing the Mac Pro design. G-Technology announced three new products at NAB2014, two of which were black, curved and fast!
Hot off the press from our friends, Felipe Baez and Jasper Siegers, is the announcement of the acquisition of FCPX collaborative tool Postlab by Hedge.
You can't beat a good Hitler spoof when you want to parody some new situation, and the bunker rant scene from 'Downfall' is a particular YouTube favourite. Put together Hitler with FCPX and you've got an explosive situation. And when he calms down and considers the benefits, even the führer can see the awesome rendering possibilities. We particularly liked the bit about clip-collision.
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.
Nice to get some video back on the frontage. This is our first video report from NAB 2013, Jon Chappell from Digital Rebellion demonstrates Cut Notes, Kollaborate and Cine Play.
AJA Video have been in the Mac video card business for over 10 years, no doubt you have either owned one or edited on a system using one. Here Jon from AJA runs through the products and looks to the future.
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.
Yes were are a site about Final Cut Pro, but we have been following the story of Lightworks since it was acquired by EditShare. They promised support for OSX back at IBC 2012 and that's exactly what they've are showing.
We are counting the days down to the start of NAB 2013 this year. We take a look ahead at what we might expect to see and also hint at our ramped up coverage for the event.
It is the end of March and that means one thing, everybody is gearing up for NAB. Sam Mestman from Lumaforge takes us through some very interesting events for FCPX editors at the show in Las Vegas.
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!)
Not only does Rick Young take a good look at the camera, he also hits Red's Ted Schilowitz with a few questions that we all have about Scarlet. We are going to have to hide our credit cards in a few months!
A smart move by Matrox. Not only will new MXO boxes have built in Thunderbolt by July, they are also releasing an adapter for those of us who have a unit already.
In the last of our videos recorded at NAB 2013, we take a look at the Monarch HD video streaming and recording unit from Matrox. It won a lot of awards at the show, so what is it all about?
In the first of our publications of the video presentations from the LumaForge Faster Together Stage, Michael Cioni talks about his and our relationships with Apple's products. A great 40 minutes of truth and observations. Grab a coffee, this is well worth watching and will get a lot of views.
We publish the first in a set of videos from the Faster Together stage at NAB 2019. We start with an inspirational presentation from Michael Cioni, Senior VP of Innovation at Panavision. He takes a long hard look into the future.
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.
It's the first day of NAB 2014 and the news and rumours about new products has started already. They are mainly about cameras, a New Sony 4K DSLR, a possible new Blackmagic camera and the big news of the new $9,000 AJA Cion 4K camera.
We are back from NAB, we have got over the jet lag, so time to delve back into our photos and notes and round up our thoughts about NAB from day two onwards.
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.
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.
Ripple Training has just published a new episode featuring Final Cut Pro 10.2, Motion 5.2, Compressor 4.2
Promise Technology have announced a drive size update to their popular Pegasus R6 Thunderbolt RAID and they've also announced the new VTrak A-Class 'SAN in a box.'
AJA video systems are celebrating their 20th appearance at NAB. We attended their press breakfast before the show started to see what new products they were announcing.
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!
With all the news about the FCPX update, the NAB 2015 show floor got pushed out of the limelight. We were at both press conferences, so time to catch up.
The new Sony cameras put some of the other cool products on the booth into the shade. Yes, Sony had some new toys for us editors too. Video and info after the break.
An odd combination, but one when you read the article below, all will become clear. We post the pictures from the first Faster Together event in Las Vegas and post a free Final Cut Pro X plugin that was used for the quick-turnaround edits on the night.
How close can you edit video to it being captured? The answer is about five seconds from live using Softron's MovieRecorder software. Pierre Chevalier edits his own presentation on FCPX whilst giving the presentation. Get your head around that!
Three bits of news from Sam Mestman over at FCPWORKS. We have a podcast with a rather familiar guest, a video tutorial on getting daily rushes out of FCPX and details about NAB 2015.
Didn't manage to make it to NAB this year and missed out on the FCP Exchange presentations? Don't worry, we are publishing them right here. What were you going to do this Tuesday morning?
LumaForge has published more presentation videos from the 2019 Faster Together Stage which was held during NAB in Las Vegas. Some great videos to watch and lots to learn from real life post production stories.
We have just got notification from Roger at CoreMelt that he will be presenting a free webinar on his SliceX powered by Mocha shape masking tool for FCPX on the 16th October.
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 17 minute chat from MacVideo with Rodney Charters proved to be some thoughtful viewing over our morning tea. Lessons to be learnt for shooters and editors.
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...
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
How could we not post Shane Ross's video podcast of this year's NAB Show 2012. When you get the Smoke 2013 Product Manger to reenact a Kiki wipe, you know it's not going to be an ordinary review.
Not an update to the Pro Apps, but great news from six third-party companies who have announced that their products will support ProRes RAW. A year on, the video format is gaining traction!
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.
Featuring Thunderbolt 2, LaCie have published a sneak peek at their new products for NAB. Just check out that AJA speed test for 3,000 MB/s read and 2,750 write for three new 8big Racks into a new Mac Pro.
At about this time in the year, we start to look forward to the NAB show in Las Vegas. It's slightly different this year. With the threat of being exposed to coronavirus, AJA is the first big company to say they are not attending.
Sony are going full tilt into 3D, with the HXR-NX3D1. All the tech stuff after the break but what's of particular interest to us is that support is scheduled to enable conversion of MVC footage recorded with the HXR-NX3D1 to CineForm codec using the popular CineForm Neo3D/NeoHD as a Codec Plug-In for 3D editing. Looks like GoPro made a good decision in buying CineForm.
Sony are outdoing themselves at NAB with new cameras at the moment, and at fcp.co towers we definitely want one of these beauties. The F65, even the name sounds like a combat jet, looks so cool, take a peak at some of those specs - 120fps, 4K resolution and a rotary shutter to prevent that rolling shutter problem, this is one very nice piece of kit. No retail price available as of yet, but our guess is you'd probably have to re-mortgage to be able to buy one and all the lenses that go along with it. Still we can dream.
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.
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.
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