A few of us editors met up in London for a grande cafe latte and ended up talking motion graphics and how to add a bit polish to boring shots, products, text e.t.c. The general consensus was that you can't go wrong with lens flares, clients just love them!
So you've shot your footage on a Canon 5D using the CineStyle picture profile from Technicolor, now you want to edit in FCPX. Do you need a plugin?
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"How to achieve a cartoon look" is always a popular question on the FCP forums. Simon Walker has put together a quick run through of the presets in ToonIt, a cartoon transformation plugin for your footage.
We always like to help the smaller plugin producer and this is no exception. Trevor Davies or as you might know him better, VFX Nut has a bumper pack of plugins on offer.
UPDATED the MXF plugin is now available for $99.
What on earth are 'meta graphics?' Well, up until this morning we didn't know about them either! A new demo video from IBC will explain...
Walter knows his stuff, he grades using Color on a regular basis and has produced a top selling Color instructional DVD. He managed to squeeze some demo time at NAB to take a look at Baselight and the FCP plugin.
In all the speculation about FCPX, nobody has mentioned about third party audio plugins. There is the rumour of Soundtrack Pro being incorporated, but what about being able to install specialist plugins that can do tasks like precision compressing or transient noise reduction? What tools could be available?
FCPX day two and we are starting to look into the new app a little closer and examine its possibilities and check out third party products. What plugins are available for FCPX? Will my old plugins work with FCPX?
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.
Everybody loves plugins within Final Cut Pro, there are now hundreds to buy or download free in the FCP 'Ecosystem.' With the radically new FCPX less than a month away, what is going to happen to your favourite FXScript plugins?
Boy did we touch a nerve when we suggested that Apple wasn't interested in keeping Quartz Composer alive. What we didn't realise at the time was Kosada had already spent two years working on a replacement! So why is this news to FCPX editors?
The visual programming tool Quartz Composer hasn't received much love from the Apple team for a while. Should Apple finally kill it off, not only will it be the end for many popular QC based plugins for FCP, it could also be the end of Final Cut Pro 7 itself.
Idustrial Revolution has just announced that it's released a new plugin for FCPX called Snapshots. Priced at $99, It's a media rich template plugin with a unique onscreen 3D animation control system. We also have ten licences to giveaway!
On the starting grid today is a new plugin for Final Cut Pro X called HySky. Hy-FX have very kindly given us three copies of the bundled HySky and HyGear plugin packs to giveaway and for this competition we're trying something different!
SugarFX have launched a plugin pack for Final Cut Pro X containing 32 different effects called Punchline. They have very kindly given us three copies to give away to FCP.co readers.
Want some more transitions for FCPX? CGM have released a plugin pack of 27 editable transitions for Final Cut Pro X. We have four copies to give away!
Nope, this isn't the same competition we ran a few weeks ago, MotionVFX have launched a sequel to their mLooks effects pack, it's called mLooks2. You can win one of the 5 packs we have to give away.
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.
Idustrial Revolution have updated their popular Volumetrix light spill plugin to give full compatibility with Final Cut Pro X. They have also given us five copies of their popular $49 plugin to give away.
Idustrial Revolution has just released a new set of 53 plugin and utility tools called XEffects Toolkit. It's priced at $49 and billed as 'The most advanced, most featured and most helpful set of tools on the market for Final Cut Pro X.' We have 5 copies to give away too!
***Updated with Winners***
Idustrial Revolution has released a new plugin pack in their XEffects product line for FCPX called X3 Camera Transitions. Priced at $49 it's chock full of old movie, still camera and projector effects. We have got five licences to give away too!
Released today, a set of film burn effects from MotionVFX for Final Cut Pro X to give your footage that light leak look. We have five copies of the collection to giveaway.
Today MotionVFX has launched mFlare, a plugin that brings gorgeous optical style lens flare effects to Motion5 and Final Cut Pro X. We have 5 copies to give away in our competition.
*** Winners announced***
Today Idustrial Revolution has announced that its popular particle effect filter and transition plugin ParticleMetrix is now available for Final Cut Pro X. We have five copies of this flexible plugin to give away.
Idustrial Revolution have released a pack of XEffects Tech Transitions for Final Cut Pro X. They've also very kindly given us three copies to give away in a competition.
****Updated with winners****
FxFactory Pro 3 from Noise Industries was officially announced by press release today. We have two copies of this revolutionary set of plugins for Final Cut Pro X and FCP7 to give away.
UK production company Tech TV made the transition from Final Cut Pro 7 to FCPX and they haven't looked back since. Head of Production Matt Smith describes the reasons and benefits for switching.
There's always a question on blogs, Facebook or Twitter on how to make a series of stills look good. This new FCPX set of plugins from Idustrial Revolution enables the building of a stylish scrolling display of stills or video.
Idustrial Revolution has just released a new set of plugins for FCPX based on animating thirds. XEffects Viral Video Thirds builds 'on trend' big, bright and dynamic videos. There's also a special launch price of $39.
This is a unique colour correction plugin from the people who bought you Motype and Nodes. Now you can colour correct in FCPX without taking your eyes off the viewer!
There are many new plugins out there for Final Cut Pro X, but this one deserves special attention. New from Yanobox is Mosaic, a set of plugins thatcreate a wide range of effects based on real time pixel texturing and adaptive tiling. It also has to have one of the most awesome plugin demo videos of the year, make sure you watch it!
As much as we love our Canon 5D, you would not want to shoot a documentary on the history of lace with it. Why? The dreaded moiré striping effects you can see above on the left hand side example. However you might have a couple of plugins installed already that will fix the problem.
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