One of the things we enjoy about running the site is receiving news or tutorials about things in Final Cut Pro X that we would never think about. This is one example, a very clever trick for making progressive footage appear interlaced in an interlaced timeline.
When we first saw this video we thought "Why would anyone want to make music in Final Cut Pro X?" Then after watching the tutorial we realised that FCPX has some pretty powerful audio tools built in.
Better late than never. Not even out of timezone communications and the search for a stable wifi connection can stop us publishing this week's MacBreak Studio. It's all about text animations in Motion5.
Did you know you can take Apple's new 'Live Photos' and convert them into usable smooth video using Final Cut Pro X? Kenny Yin shows us how...
A slightly different plugin announcement. CrumplePop has just released AudioDenoise, a third party noise reducing plugin for FCPX. We asked how is it better than the built-in FCPX noise reduction and why? (It is also on special offer for a week at $49)
Adding to their successful range of Final Cut Pro X image processing products, CrumplePop have lauched a platinum process effect called Platinotype.
CrumplePop are back and they've made it Formal. We loved their Craftyand Luminex collections, so when we found out that they'd released a load of wedding templates and backgrounds to help edit that perfect wedding video. We had to check it out.
How to have a range of custom timed cross dissolve in Final Cut Pro X, making auditions the same length and animating a logo in Motion to music. Yes, time for the Ripple trifecta of tutorials.
If you haven't done this before with FCPX you need to watch as this method brings a whole new area of creative potential to Final Cut Pro X. Our normal duo show you how to publish Motion parameters.
So your client wants to use one of the supplied Motion 4 templates in Final Cut Pro X. That's no problem, but how do you modify the template to match their corporate colours? Mark Spencer explains all.
There is no doubt that the introduction of video shooting DSLRs has revolutionised the industry. Final Cut Pro X is perfect for the photographer who wants to get into video production. Calumet are running one day courses for 'hands on' DSLR & FCPX workflow. We also have a coupon code for discount.
A whole range of free FCPX tutorials for the beginning of December. From how to build a timelapse, right the way through building your own free colour grading LUTs, to stabilising video.
It should really be called 'Novemeber's big tutorial roundup' seeing as we are only just in December, but still a good title for a list of great learning resources. Let's hope we can get another one in before Christmas!
XML is an acronym that gets used a lot in editing and the transfer of media in the FCPX ecosystem. But what exactly is XML?, how is it used and how can you begin to understand the power of the plain text language? Workflow experts Philip Hodgetts and Greg Clarke start with the basics of XML and explain all.
Want to learn Final Cut Pro X but can't get to or haven't got the time to attend an authorised training centre? The author of the official FCPX training book, Diana Weynand is now offering a live certified course online. We've also got a coupon code for 30% discount and a free place to give away!
There has been a huge buzz on the Internet since it was announced that BlackMagic Design's DaVinci Resolve 8.1 would take FCPX projects. Patrick Woodard gives us half an hour of how he grades using the application.
Another new feature explored in the 10.0.6 FCPX update from Steve Martin and Mark Spencer on this week's MacBreak Studio. This time they look at flexible clip connections.
Two new tutorials from Ripple this week. Both are in Motion and both feature the new 3D text tool, extra symbols and placing 3D text into a scene.
A bit later in the week due to a few technical problems, this episode answers a question we hear often: Do I need to buy Compressor if I can export directly out of FCPX?
It seems that everybody now can work Final Cut Pro. To say you can't risks being overlooked for a job, not being able to join in "What Codec" chats down the pub or more embarrassing, having to ask for help when you've messed up the screen trying. Fear no more, Pro Apps expert Alex Snelling has compiled his top ten FCP GUI errors from his years of teaching fresh new editors.
For a short period of time, Edgar Rothermich is offering a free download of his new Logic Remote "How it Works' graphically enhanced manual in Ebook format.
From today videos can be tagged with a Creative Commons licence. Does this mean YouTube becomes a free stock footage library?
Two new plugins have been added to the growing portfolio of products that are available through FxFactory. A pack of transitions from Kingluma and some simple titling elements from Ripple Training.
Simon Ubsdell has been a regular contributor to our free FCPX effects list here on FCP.co. This is his first commercial product, a split screen building tool that goes far beyond your average split screen plugin.
The boys from MacBreak Studio are back and this time they are going to show us how easy it is to sync up clips and edit a basic music video. Perfect for all the YouTuber musicians out there.
There are plugins out there for 3D editing, but they are expensive even with the latest price cuts by GoPro. If you have FCP and After Effects and you're on a budget then this workflow is for you. Part two of the video and the finshed result after the break.
FCPX accepts a lot of formats for editing, one thing it won't do out of the box is allow you to edit in 3D. The newly released Version 4 of the Stereo3D Toolbox plugin from Dashwood Cinema Solutions brings 3D editing with custom onscreen controls to Final Cut Pro X.
Number four in the series of MacBreak Studio's episodes on the new Mac Pro, this week they look at multicam. When we say multicam, we of course mean 4K multicam on the Mac Pro.
So what happens if you want to take a large editing project on the road and use proxies only? Standby Mark and Steve with the answer in this week's new MacBreak Studio.
With the big increase in people posting on social media, it is inevitable that editors are going to have to reproduce posts and pages on screen. The new XEffects Social Media plugins for Final Cut Pro X make this task a lot easier.
This guy talks sense. He has boiled down into one video information that would have taken other Final Cut Pro gurus a whole day to present. We've watched a lot of FCPX videos here and if you can get past the rather odd window location, we definitely recommend a view. Humorous too.
The tutorials from Steve Martin and Mark Spencer are always good, but this one is excellent. The duo explore some of the new audio features in the 10.0.6 FCPX update. Essential viewing.
Do you need to export a lot of stills from a Final Cut Pro X timeline for reference or publication to the web? A new free application called FCPXImageExporter that was born over the weekend will do the job automatically.
No cake this time, but this week we have more valuable tips and information from Steve Martin and Mark Spencer on MacBreak Studio. In this episode it's all about exporting audio.
So you just finished your first FCPX job and you need to send the audio off for mixing in a plush suite with all those faders that move up and down when nobody touches them. Automatic Duck have released an update to Pro Export FCP to help you get the files and data out.
We have broken off from our Christmas to New Year break to bring you the latest episode of MacBreak Studio, it's a good one. Lots of exporting knowledge from the two guys as they look at more features from the 10.0.6 update.
In this week's episode of MacBreak Studio, Steve and Mark take a look how to extend the functionality of the built-in Ken Burns picture moving tool. If you want a pause in the movement, then read on.
Last night Simon Walker said to us at the UKFCUG meeting in Birmingham that he had a new tutorial coming out today. Actually it is about 7 tips rolled into one! Standby to edit faster and thanks again Simon.
This is the latest really cool FCP app for the iPhone which also scales for iPad. There is a version for iPad on its way. Really instructive video tutorial from Taz Goldstein and Steve Martin. The audio is out of sync, but loads of great details. We love adding markers, subclipping, labels and names and all for just $2.99! All the links you need after the break. *UPDATE* We have replaced the video with a corrected version.
Some of the best Final Cut Pro tips are very simple and this is one of them. Especially handy for color correcting weddings or any project where skin tone color accuracy is vital.
A post FCPX sneak peak Larry Jordan tutorial. Larry shows us the basics of making different sized versions by exporting from the timeline and then using Compressor.
In this tutorial Larry Jordan shows us how to delete unwanted render files using the Render Manager. Last time we did this at FCP.co towers we had loads of files from old projects and managed to free quite a lot of space up.
Another tutorial from Wes James. This time he replicates the scrolling animation you have on your iPhone. Everybody has an iPhone now right?
Always nice to see a new player on the FCP Tutorial Scene, and Soho Editors show us the simplicity and beauty of the autoselect tool. We bet most editors don't use these buttons.
So how close are the trimming modes between FCP7 and FCPX? In this tutorial all the major trimming methods are examined in both versions of Final Cut Pro.
There are going to be many people using FCP7 for a long time after FCPX gets released, so it's nice to see new 'Classic FCP' tutorials being posted. These two tutorials from Nick Horrox detail how to achieve that much desired film look.
Nice to see somebody showing off what Final Cut Pro X CAN do instead of slamming it all the time. In these four videos from the recent LAFCPUG meeting, Steve Kanter runs through the positives.
If you missed Michael Garber's Final Cut Pro X demos at NAB this month, don't worry. He's just published his multicam broadcast workflow online for everybody to pickup tips from.
The boys are back with another episode of MacBreak Studio. This time Steve Martin and Mark Spencer look at greenscreen keying with a couple of cool tricks for Final Cut Pro X.
Robin Moran publishes his last part in a series of three articles on how to handle large sized camera media in Final Cut Pro X. This time he's describes what's changed in FCPX 10.3, what has been fixed and also supplies a very handy resolution cheat sheet.
Robin Moran's article about how to shoot on large format media such as 6K and then edit in Final Cut Pro X proved to be very popular. In part two, he looks at taking the media into Resolve and Pro Tools, with a few VFX back in FCPX.
We return to Macbreak for episode two of Steve Martin and Mark Spencer's chat about Final Cut Pro X.
A great video from the new Final Cut Pro X tutorial maker, FCPX Master. We see the differences between trimming, cropping and of course the old favourite, the Ken Burns effect on photos.
Without a doubt, proxies within Final Cut Pro X make life a lot easier when dealing with larger formats. Those are internally generated though, so what about relinking original media to camera generated proxies? Slavik Boyechko explores...
These are exactly the type of tutorial videos we thought would be flooding the internet once FCPX was released. Short and to the point, this video shows how to record a VO in Final Cut Pro X.
No sooner had we posted the voiceover recording video, PixelWizard posted this video in the comments. A Final Cut Pro tutorial on matching colours and using vignettes.
The first word that springs to mind when we saw this new $35 pack of pre-keyed and animation capable elements & characters was 'original.' Released now for Final Cut Pro X & Motion, you can add these cartoon elements to your videos.
Final Cut King show us the way to some text wizardry in Motion.
Mark Spencer and Steve Martin have put together this very comprehensive 4000 word article on what is new in Final Cut Pro 10.1. Lots to read, lots to learn in this feature packed free upgrade. A must read for FCPX editors.
Although we think there now might be more copies of FCPX out there than FCP1-7, 'Classic Final Cut' is still being used by many editors, so we're glad new tutorials are still being made. This one's about favorites.
Updated with interactive multi-touch iBooks link
What has been the most popular book on learning how to edit with Final Cut Pro X? A 'graphically enhanced manual' from Edgar Rothermich helped many people understand the simplicity and complexity of FCPX. Now a new version for FCPX 10.3 has been released.
In the first of a few articles about shared and remote workflows, we thought it would be a good idea to start by sharing the just published white paper 'Final Cut Pro Shared & Remote Solutions'.
Tutorial number 3 this week from Walter Biscardi. This time he shows us how to use the Title 3D generator in Final Cut Pro. I'm pretty sure a lot of editors don't even know this exists! Another good way of generating high quality text after the break too.
Walter has over 1300 fonts on one of his Macs, that's a lot. Not only does it get hard to pick one from that long list, it will also slow FCP down. In this video he plays font wrangler.
It seems to be the current fashion with FCP tutorials these days to get as many tips in as possible, this video from Wes James is no exception. Learn how to do popular music video effects such as light leaks or even the Charlie's Angels wipe.
Wes James delivers another tutorial on how to achieve that 'Home Improvement' transition style, you know the one where the picture gets cut up and then slides on or off.
When the first Graphically Enhanced Manual (or GEM) for Final Cut Pro X was released, it proved to be an ideal learning tool for the new NLE. Now the author, Edgar Rothermich has updated the manual again for FCPX 10.4 (10.4.2 to be accurate!)
There are many ways to colour grade in FCPX. You can use the match colour feature right up to third party plugins. Kevin McAuliffe takes a look through the options.
We feature many new products here on FCP.co, but we thought it was time to post a range of new free tutorials for FCPX and Motion5 that have been published so far this year. Lots in there for Final Cut Pro X and Motion.
We haven't read a decent review yet of the new MacBook Pro with the Touch Bar and Final Cut Pro X. A lot of tyre kicking and speculation, but no details on exactly what features work with FCPX and this new tool. So we tasked Chris Roberts with the job of testing and documenting what you can, and cant do with the new Touch Bar and FCPX. We think he's got screengrabs of just about everything!
It seems that the summer holiday period doesn't stop developers from releasing Final Cut Pro X plugins. Lots of them. Colour correcting, titles, lights and FCPX themes all feature in this roundup.
Working out how to edit large camera media such as 6K in the correct resolution and aspect ratio for delivery can be a nightmare. Robin Moran has done the maths and has figured out how to keep the quality and flexibility up in FCPX whenshooting overscan and cropping a centre extraction.
Here at FCP.co, we are all too familiar with the advantages of a Final Cut Pro X workflow. But, as FCP X becomes more widely used throughout the production industry, we thought we’d dedicate a little space to helping those familiar with other NLEs get to grips with our favourite editing platform. We asked Chris Roberts (who’s both an Apple Certified Trainer and Adobe Certified Instructor) to help Premiere Pro editors draw parallels with FCP X.
Continuing our look at Final Cut Pro X for Premiere editors, Chris Roberts takes a look at the different editing techniques you can employ. There are some big changes and Chris gives you the information you need to know to get up to speed.
When Denver Riddle from Color Grading Central posted his excellent 15 part grading tutorial, we overlooked the range of presets he had made for FCPX. He's offering free presets as well as a $49 pack of looks.
Mike Matzdorff promised he would write up his 'Most awesome tip in the world' for FCPX and he's kept his word and done exactly that. He's cracked how to access an updating Library by another user.
So you need to perform some compositing on your footage that FCPX won't handle. Now you can output your clips to Nuke with this free script and layer away.
An hour and a half long presentation on Final Cut Pro X from Ari Feldman of the Manhattan Edit Workshop. Good beginner viewing.
Sometimes some of the best tips are the simplest and this is one of them. Did you know that your exported Final Cut Pro X movies are searchable by their tags in Spotlight?
Ever lose an FCPX library somewhere on your hard drive? This week's MacBreak Studio will show you a trick to get them all organised. Plus we take a look at the first part of a tutorial on building superhero titles.
Color correction plug-ins are certainly fun to use, but Final Cut Pro X has plenty of horsepower on its own. There are also a number of features and techniques that often get overlooked. Here are five simple tricks you can use to enhance the look of your videos.
We have had many emails from people asking when the next set of tutorials would be available from Color Grading Central. The next five of these superb videos are now posted after the break.
Using the restore function in Final Cut Pro 7 saved many a bad file, but what happens when you get a corrupted FCPX file? In this unmissable episode of MacBreak Studio, you'll learn how to repair a file that stops FCPX from opening.
When we first saw the news of the Digimetrics Eos plugin for Final Cut Pro we thought 'nothing new' as it has been done before. Today a video for the Eos audio 'legaliser' was brought to our attention, so we thought we'd take a quick look at both.
It's been a week of tutorials here on FCP.co and we thought that we would end it with a great Motion demo from Doug Suiter. Want to fly around a webpage? Now you can.
This week on MacBreak Studio the guys look at building 3D text in Final Cut Pro X that you can fly through.
As we have been a bit hardware-centric over the last week or so, this story takes us right back to the craft. Sven Pape is publishing regular videos on how he's cutting a film - on FCPX of course!
We first saw this a few days ago and to be honest were slightly put off by the sparse website. There is nothing like a fresh demo to prove a point and here the author shows off the script exporting RED material out of Final Cut Pro X and into After Effects.
Back to a full week in the office and what could be better than four great Final Cut Pro X tutorials hot off YouTube. Thomas Grove Carter shows us his tips, tricks and shortcuts when he uses FCPX to edit an Audi commercial.
If you're a fan of Motion then you are in for a treat. Andy Neil has published some of his full length tutorials on YouTube. This means of course that you get his great in-depth instruction on building graphics for free!
We love free tutorials for Final Cut Pro X and there seems to be more people making them every month. We take a look a the ones that caught our eye, make sure you have a large coffee ready!
We can only guess at the success of FCPX as we don't have any statistics on the number of copies that Apple has sold. Judging by the number of free tutorials posted online however, there's a rapidly growing user base out there.
What NLE does YouTuber Michelle Phan use to edit her videos on for the successful YouTube channel Ipsy? Final Cut Pro X of course! Her beauty and fashion company has put together a collection of short FCPX tutorials to help other YouTubers & social media posters. Be warned- old-time editors who don't want to learn, this is your wake up call!
How does a free one hour tutorial on FCPX to get you started sound? This offer comes from Michael Wohl who has announced his range of Final Cut Pro training videos. He also has some intersting comments about our new NLE.
In this latest tutorial from Motion guru Fox Mahoney, he takes a deep look into the advanced 3D features using fonts in the application. This is pushing Motion's 3D capabilities to the limit.
Looks like this will be handy, a free webinar about managing media inside and outside FCP. The webinar starts at 10:00 PST 10th March 2011 and runs for an hour and a half. Sorry about the short notice, but if they would have emailed us we could have posted this a while ago.
We have had English graphic manuals for Final Cut Pro X 10.3, we have had a German graphic manual, so we thought it's only fair to mention the latest manual update for French editors.
Noise Industries powered PHYX Keyer 2.0 amps up popular keying plug-in pack with three new keying plug-ins for increased keying accuracy, speed and control in Final Cut Pro, Motion and After Effects. All the info after the break.
Noise Industries were the only plugin company to have products that worked with FCPX on the day it was released. The new version of FxFactory is ready for that Lion OS X 10.7 and Final Cut Pro X combination. Tutorials after the break.
Want more horsepower for your Mac Pro to run Final Cut Pro X and other GPU heavy applications faster? This tutorial shows you how to install a beefy PC GeForce GTX570 HD 2560MB graphics card into your Mac. Adobe fans take note, the CUDA drivers will help speed up Premiere and After Effects.
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