Although there is video stabilisation built into FCPX, the $99 Motionbend application has a lot more going on under the hood. With a new XML export into FCPX feature just added, we thought we would take a closer look at "motion editing" with Motionbend.
If you are using Final Cut Pro X to produce weddings then this new pack of looks from MotionVFX is going to be of interest to you.
Another day, another light leak. This new $89 plugin from MotionVFX is worth a look though as it does more than just the ubiquitous light flashes we have seen so much of.
There are some concepts that are easier to show with a live demo then reading about them, even with a lot of graphics included. This is one of them, moving media around in Final Cut Pro X.
After a run of media management tips, it is good to see Steve and Mark back to the creating side of things. This week they are looking at moving a keyframed motion path without moving keyframes. Does that make sense?
Time to catch up with this week's set of Ripple tutorials. An extra lesson on media managing, text in video and how to track a person in Motion.
Eric Kmetz of Epic Motion posted this multi-cam tutorial.This is very helpful for anyone who does multi-cam shoots not just weddings. Made with his iMac, his iSight, his iChair and most importantly his iBalls! See one of Eric's beautiful wedding films after the break.
Slightly usurped by Bruce Sharp's PluralEyes demo yesterday, our MacBreak Studio duo of Steve Martin and Mark Spencer show us how to multicam edit in Final Cut Pro X when there is no multicam editing in Final Cut Pro X!
It's been a week of plugin and software releases and there's more to come. Graeme Nattress has launched a pack of film transitions for FCPX, Motion and After Effects.
Explenite, a new tutorial producer has just released a set of tutorials for Blackmagic Design's DaVinci Resolve. They cover the basics and multi-NLE round tripping for $25.
Ripple Training has released a new training course called Creative Editing in Final Cut Pro X. Hosted by Abba Shapiro, it majors on the art of editing. There's also 25% off until March the 3rd.
SliceX powered by Mocha has been a huge success. It's just had a speed tweak under the hood, a whole new set of tutorials and the best news of all, a price drop to $99.
Back to the new features in the latest FCPX update and this week, Mark and Steve look at file management. It might be a slightly boring subject, but things have just got a lot easier.
Joseph Linaschke's face might be familiar to you, he was Apple's lead presenter for 8 years. Now he's branched out and launched his own FCPX training course online.
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.
A day of tutorials and we start by catching up with Ripple Training's latest. In this new set of lessons, Steve Martin looks at audio editing within Final Cut Pro X. 20% off coupon code too!
What started off as a quick link to a blog, ended up with some detective work to find the new range of software control surfaces for FCP.
Noise Industries have added a couple of plugins to their successful FxFactory Pro pack of plugins for FCS and After Effects. The poster image isn't that great, but the video is in 720p so hit the play button to checkout how to 'slice'. The video for 'flip' as well as information on Photo Montage is after the break.
There are some plugin companies who have a sale every day of the year. There are others who have only one. Noise Industries is the latter. They are offering 20% off every FxFactory product for two days only.
Noise Industries have announced the release of free plugin Manifesto 1.0, which comes in two variants: a static title generator and a title roll/crawl generator, and it's infinitely more powerful than the native title generator in FCP. FX Factory has also had an update. More after the break.
So here is the scenario. After a long week editing, you are having a well deserved drink at your local and you get a call from a producer who can't work FCPX. How do you guide them through the buttons & menus from memory? Don't worry, you have the Navigator app on your iPhone.
We publish part two of Sam Mestman & Patrick Southern's popular workflow series. This time they look at setting up Final Cut Pro X ready for editing and using tools to organise footage within Libraries. As always, lots of very detailed & valuable battle tested information for film makers.
Time for part three of Sam Mestman and Patrick Southern's very popular series on the workflow, techniques and tips needed in getting a 5K feature made, from shooting, right through to distribution. This time it is all about editing in FCPX and they also include a rundown of essential third-party tools.
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.
Hot on the heels of the weekend's excitement with FCPX and FCP7 project interchange, Jef Gibbons got in touch with us to share his Final Cut Pro X OMF export 'workaround'
A brand new plugin from Graeme Nattress, Levels and Curves gives you on screen colour correction controls in Final Cut Pro X.
When Jordan Smith needed to constantly reframe a conference speaker that had been shot in UHD, he made himself a simple 1080 Motion project to speed up the process.
We held this back for a slow news day, which just happens to be today! Rick Young takes a look at organising and editing your footage within FCPX.
It was mentioned that we haven't done one of our big fat FCPX tutorial roundups recently. Let's fix that right now with range of videos from the quick tip to a detailed three part class.
Just over halfway through November and we have enough free FCPX tutorials to populate a second roundup. Avoid crashing when relinking, choose audio handles, delete stock effects, make multiple range selections and colour correction with S-Log2. Will we make it to roundup 3?
PACKT Publishing have published the Apple Motion 5 Cookbook. Written by Nick Harauz, it's billed as '110 recipes to build simple and complex motion graphics in the blink of an eye.' We take a good squint.
A three part multicam editing in Final Cut Pro X special from Mark Spencer and Steve Martin on MacBreak Studio. We publish part one, the setup. Plus we link to their free update of the Ripple Training FCPX tutorials and publish a money off coupon code if you haven't bought them already.
Mark Spencer and Steve Martin have published the next episode in their three part tutorial series on multicam editing in Final Cut Pro X.
We would say these guys are hot foot from their busy classes at NAB, but we suspect they batch record the popular MacBreak Studio episodes well in advance. More on using the camera in Motion 5.
Peachpit produce some of the best training books for software on the market, we've got a few of them on the shelves here on the FCP.co campus. They also produce the official books used for FCP certification.
We have been itching to post the Youtube tutorial since we saw that Photo Montage, a new add on plugin pack, had been announced when FxFactory upgraded to 2.5.6.
A breath of fresh air after so much negativity over the last few days about a certain new piece of software. We had so many people viewing the last Photoshop tutorial by Sean Armenta from FStoppers, we thought we'd post this follow up.
With tutorials sometimes we forget that some users are just starting out to use a program, they want good basic advice rather than the wizz bang how-to. This tutorial is a good look at the basics of using layers and masks in Photoshop.
There are lots of tutorials out there on YouTube but a lot seem to go over the same stuff. So it is nice when you come across original content, well presented and with links. Wes James has posted this rather cool playing card flip tutorial with video on the back. Links to the media after the break. (Oh for high quality YouTube poster frames!)
We first saw this yesterday, but we have been waiting for a download link. Singular Software have released a free beta version of PluralEyes for FCPX. The most interesting video of the week too.
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.
We nearly fell off our Aerons when we saw the FCPX GUI poster frame to this quick tutorial. We have wanted decent PPM meters in FCP ever since we owned our first copy. There's good news and bad news though.
OK, maybe the title is a bit over the top but if you've ever had to do cutouts for motion graphics you will love this refined extraction process in Photoshop CS5.
So you like using FCPX, but want to use a project from the previous version of Motion. No problem, Mark Spencer shows us how to get Motion4 projects into Final Cut Pro X.
Try out this quick and easy bezier freeze frame effect in Motion. If everybody could cut out figures as rapidly as geniusdv what a happy NLE world it would be!
A quick tip to start the week off with. Did you know that you can add a list of keywords right into the Keyword Editor without having to click each field first?
There has been quite a bit of chat on our forums about Compound Clips in FCPX, so this new episode of MacBreak Studio is very well timed. Great advice.
Whilst we were all watching the keynote speech text blog on Monday, RE:Vision effects released the pro version of Twixtor for FCPX. Many thanks to Michael Horton at LAFCPUG for the tip.
Twixtor is an almost legendary plugin, for retiming footage for that extreme slomo look there isn't a better method. It's been released for FCPX, but sit down before you look at the price.
Recording a voice into Final Cut Pro X got easier with the update to 10.1.2. The rehomed Macbreak Studio guys take a look at what's new and we also include Steve Martin's new 5 minute FCPX tutorial on music editing.
Following on from Dylan Higginbotham's very successful Fantastic Beasts and Rogue One movie title recreations in Final Cut Pro X, he's back with great tutorial. This time he builds the Assassin's Creed movie title in FCPX.
Dylan Higginbotham, owner of Stupid Raisins created a magical Fantastic Beasts FCPX tutorial and free template. See how the power of 3D text in Final Cut Pro X can get a professional result very close to the Hollywood original.
When Anders Utterstrom watched the opening ceremony of the 2016 Olympics from Rio, he had an idea. Could he recreate the Anthony Howe kinetic sculpture that accompanied the flame? Time to start experimenting with Apple's Morion and 3D objects!
The recent Fantastic Beasts tutorial from Dylan Higginbotham (owner of Stupid Raisins) was very popular. He's back with the task of recreating another movie title look. This time it's Rogue One from the Star Wars franchise. There is also a link to the free template!
The beta has finished, Red Giant has announced that their new collection of plugins called Universe has now been officially released. There are multiple price plans and subscriptions available.
In this tip Apple Certified Master Trainer Simon Walker shows you how to improve up your workflow by compositing elements in a virtual 3D space with reflections and glow elements, without leaving the Final Cut timeline. He emailed us saying "Why don't you show some of my tutorials". So we are.
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.
In this edition of MacBreak Studio, the guys take a look at the new relinking feature that was released in the FCPX 10.0.3 update.
We are all still learning the best way to achieve an operation in FCPX as there are many different ways things can be done. In this week's episode of MacBreak Studio, we start off with an update with a better solution to a problem.
Could this be the shortest Final Cut Pro tutorial ever? It doesn't really matter how short this is, it's a damn good tip.
Every Final Cut Pro editor has come across this problem, background noise behind an interview. Hiss, hum, machinery, it can all make hearing those important words difficult. This can be exacerbated if you want to run music underneath or if you are cutting in and out of the interview and can 'hear' the edits. This tutorial shows how round-tripping via Soundtrack Pro can remove that unwanted background noise.
Another episode of MacBreak Studio and this time the duo of Steve Martin and Mark Spencer tackle the problem of removing an unwanted piece of audio and replacing it with room tone.
So you've edited a piece with music with a watermark or a low bit rate demo version. How do you go about replacing it with the full quality track without disturbing the edit?
Unfortunately, being in the UK, the late timing of this event was way beyond our bedtime. No problem, the whole recording is on YouTube.
If you attended the FCPX World event in London last month, you would have seen Thomas Grove Carter, James Tonkin and Rory Cantwell/ByronWijayawardenapresent on stage. Three Final Cut Pro X demos that we can now publish on FCP.co. Not to be missed!
Didn't stay up last night to watch the roundtable Final Cut Pro X discussion? No problem as the whole recorded event is now on Youtube. Over two hours of tips and tricks to watch.
A new MacBreak Studio and this week it's all about retiming clips in FCPX. We also look how to create custom light streaks in Motion and how to record good audio on your iPhone.
Crikey these guys don't half crank out the mini tutorials! In the second visit to MacBreak Studio this week, the subject is retiming or time stretching audio in Final Cut Pro X without changing the pitch. Also posted is the recent recording of MacBreak Studio Live.
This time Rick covers scratch disks, isolating a colour and that old problem of losing your image because you've gone into wireframe mode. yeup we've all been confused by that one once.
There are many online tutorials for Final Cut Pro X, but only a handful that are written & printed. If you prefer a hard copy, Rick Young has just updated the longest running FCP book on the market!
Rick Young from MacVideo has put together all of his tips and tricks into one book called "Rick's Tips, Inside the Mind of an Editor." It is available in print or electronically for your iPad/iPhone/iPod.
Although Mark Spencer looks like he's just about to play a large piano solo, he's actually describing rigging in Motion and how the effects are published in Final Cut Pro X. Advanced FCPX & Motion work here.
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 seem to be building up their FCPX and Motion tutorials on a weekly basis! Here Steve Martin presents their newest course, Advanced Editing Workflows in Final Cut Pro X. Don't forget our 15% off coupon.
Ripple Training have added to their library of tutorials by launching a $49 2 hour course on mastering particles in Motion 5. They have also published a special 15% discount coupon for anything from their site.
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.
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.
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.
Hot on the heels of their new creative editing lessons, Ripple Training has just published a new 'Getting Started with Motion 5' set of tutorials. They are also offering 25% off until March the 3rd on this product as well.
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.
BRU Producer's Edition version 3.1 from the Tolis Group now supports backup to LTO of FCPX projects and drag and drop backup of media from FCPXML files.
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.
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.
In this tutorial Walter Biscardi shows us how to avoid losing your favourites when you have to trash your preferences.
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.
There are built in tools for tracking within Final Cut Studio, but there are times when you need something a bit more powerful. Just watch this fast demo of Mocha AE working with FCP to put images onto an iPhone screen.
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?
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.
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