Have these just raised the bar for free Final Cut Pro X tutorials? Not only do you get a tutorial video, you get the project XML and all the footage & music too!
We always try to give new tutorial makers a good plug here on FCP.co and this time a set of six beginner tutorials come from Malaysia. Baron Abas starts right from the beginning!
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.
Sounds like a bit of a contradiction, but in this new episode of MacBreak Studio, Steve Martin does show how you can get a lot smarter with smart collections.
A LOT of of work to make a camera out of a pumpkin, but a nicely made how to. BTW it was an Orange pumpkin that shoots 4K :)
Good job we have Mark Spencer and Steve Martin on hand to give us the answer, here is the latest edition of MacBreak Studio.
If you are one of the lucky editors who will work with 4K RAW or SR codec footage from the Sony F65 camera, then you'll need to know how to get the footage off the cards and into your NLE.
Evan Cabral takes us on a timeline tour in a recent Final Cut Pro project of his where the client specified they wanted good sound design.
It started off as a few posts on Twitter about the Change Speed Segment feature. It grew into a bigger conversation to whether speedramps are latest effect that ranks number one on the list of tacky 'eye candy' editing techniques. Are we right or wrong?
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.
No guesses to which piece of editing software the boys are talking about here. They start right from the beginning with what will hopefully be a series on Final Cut Pro X.
As an addition to their weekly MacBreak Studio, Steve Martin has kicked off a new series of free Final Cut Pro X tutorials. The first episode is all about the Ken Burns effect.
Over half an hour of information and tips on Final Cut Pro X from Steve Martin of Ripple Training. The first presentation we've seen stopped by a heckler too.
This week's three Ripple tutorials range from storyboarding and getting a graduated filter effect in FCPX, to taking a photo into Motion and animating layers in 3D.
Following on from last week's part one tutorial on storyboarding, Steve and Mark take a longer look at placeholders in this second tutorial.
Sub-frame audio editing in FCP is nothing new, FCP7 had the ability to access smaller increments than a frame. But how do you go about sub-frame editing in Final Cut Pro X?
We have had Final Cut Pro X in under five minutes, now we have XinTwo which aims to break down learning FCPX into shorter bite-sized chunks.
Plugin producer SugarFX has launched two new products for Final Cut Pro X. Rolling Credits has many different styles of movie credit templates and Patterns is a pack of transitions.
Longtime plugin producer SugarFX has upgraded two of its plugins to work with FCPX. MagiMoto and Bubble Buddy are now fully compatible with Final Cut Pro X.
It's Summer, a quiet time and many people are away from their edit stations- an ideal time to do a tutorial roundup! We feature how to build effects, workflow suggestions and even a free 21 episode Final Cut Pro X course. Grab a large coffee and let's go!
Whatever you had planned for the next hour, cancel it. These superb walk-though tutorials from Magic Feather Inc show the workflow from start to finish of cutting a TV trail. See Final Cut Pro X up close and in action working on shared storage. Great information, great tips and a great watch.
In the first new MacBreak Studio of the year, the FCPX topic of conversation is syncing audio. Plus we have multi take voice overs and how to make a rack focus effect in Motion.
Mark Spencer and Steve Martin celebrate the 200th episode of the very popular MacBreak Studio series. After lighting the cakes they take a look at how Final Cut Pro X interprets graphic files and video clips.
The boys are back on MacBreak Studio, this time they are talking about one of the oldest techniques in television post production: The three point edit.
Not our quotation, but the words of Philip Hodgetts who happened to be in the audience at the recent Boston Creative Pro User Group meeting. Take a look at the video of the presentation and judge for yourself! We have a coupon code for money off the Amsterdam Supermeet admission as well.
Quite a few free tutorials to get through in this roundup. From just starting out in FCPX & Motion, to advanced sound techniques & fixes, there is something for everybody to learn.
The Summer so far has been slightly quiet for FCPX news if you discount the 10.1.2 update, so an ideal time for a tutorial roundup. Lots of tips for Motion and Final Cut Pro X and one NSFW tutorial that had us laughing.
It has been a while since we have done a tutorial roundup - we really should do them more often as more and more seem to be produced for FCPX. So here we go with a whole raft of interesting things to learn about Final Cut Pro X. Get a coffee first!
The first of a new month, so time for a roundup of the Final Cut Pro X, Motion & Compressor tutorials that we have liked over the past few weeks in June. Something for everyone!
Time to sift through the recent FCPX tutorials to bring you the ones of interest. A job that's getting harder by the day as there seems to be more and more tutorials being uploaded for Final Cut Pro every day. We list the good ones!
A complete smorgasbord of tutorials in this roundup. Something for everybody from the basics in FCPX and Motion up to some advanced graphics building.
It has been a quiet week for Final Cut Pro news, so that gives us the ideal chance to catch up on the latest free FCPX and Motion tutorials. One thing we have noticed from the last time we did a tutorial roundup is that there are a lot, lot more tutorials being produced.
The easiest way to bill this episode of MacBreak Studio would be to say that it's pretty essential viewing if you import media from cards or cameras into FCPX. (Who doesn't?) Many tips from Mark & Steve in this one.
So you've finished your edit in FCPX, how do you archive off a project for safe storage? In this new episode of MacBreak Studio we look at the correct way to make sure a project will come back to life in the future.
Something we haven't had for a while and that's a brand new book. The Craft of the Cut is billed as the Final Cut Pro X Editor's handbook.
On to the second batch of video presentations from the FCPX Tour @IBC 2016. This time we have Denver Riddle from Color Grading Central with the very first live demo of the new Color Finale PRO plugin and Jesús Pérez-Miranda explains what makes the Final Cut Pro X editing paradigm so popular. Get a coffee ready!
In this penultimate posting of the videos from the recent FCPX Tour at IBC, Blackmagic's DaVinci Resolve is featured. Sam Mestman show best practices for getting FCPX projects into Resolve and Rory Cantwell demos Resolve's real-time collaboration tools.
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Steve Martin calls this new episode of MacBreak Studio 'The Compound Clip Conundrum.' So what's the problem and how do you fix it?
We are very pleased to bring you one of the best Final Cut Pro X plugin construction tutorials you will find online. We are yet to see the building of FCPX On Screen Controls documented in such a detailed manner. Fox Mahoney puts a lot of knowledge and experience into this article that needs to be bookmarked by all plugin builders, developers and advanced users. Plus he's very kindly uploaded the free HUD demo template!
When the Final Cut Studio version of Pan & Zoom was released, it gave great Ken Burns style effects in Final Cut Pro 7 and was easy to use too. Noise Industries has now upgraded the free plugin to work with FCPX.
What does it take to convert a Hollywood editor to Final Cut Pro? in this series of videos we will find out.
Noah Kadner is a prominent guy in the FCP community and has a wicked sense of humour. The videos for his HD Survival Guide for FCP are now on sale. Find out more after the break.
Over the last few days we have been running a series of Dan's free FCPX tutorials. Today we post the last four in a collection of thirteen. Subjects include blend modes, transitions, keyframes and creating still frames.
It's a pretty slow news day unless you want to watch a Sesame Street FCPX remix or a Gorilla with a GoPro. An ideal opportunity to post the last series of Final Cut Pro X color grading tutorials.
We don't really need an excuse to do an FCPX tutorial roundup; they always go down well on FCP.co. However, we haven't done one for a while so that's a good reason to catch up.
It's the beginning of May, a solid date with no timezones or seasons to get wrong around the world this time! Also a good excuse for a roundup of the latest FCPX tutorials.
Ever wondered what goes in to making sure that all the VFX shots in a movie have been completed, checked and approved by the Director? Misha Tenenbaum gives us an inside look at the job of a VFX editor.
We have all used the On Screen Controls in Final Cut Pro X to control plugins- but how are they built? In this first part of a series of articles, Fox Mahoney takes a look at how OSCs work and how to incorporate them into effects.
An hour and a half on the new features in the 10.0.3 update of Final Cut Pro X. Plus another episode where Mark and Steve build a slider, but maybe not the slider you think...
You might have guessed that there aren't that many as Motion hasn't really had a good update since the launch of FCPX. The MacBreak Studio guys explore...
Following his two very successful previous manuals, Edgar Rothermich has released a graphically enhanced manual for Compressor 4.
We continue with the series on the new Mac Pro. Episode three and the boys are testing out the FCPX performance on the shiny new Mac Pro.
There's not much about metadata that Philip Hodgetts doesn't know. He's put together this quick trip around how Final Cut Pro X reads, displays and generates metadata.
This is a very brief first look at the some of the key features of FCPX from the viewpoint of the professional editor. Not the data wrangler, not the media manager, not the one-stop shop, production-company-in-a-bedroom. The cutter.
For all you Final cut Pro newbies out there, and for some others who should probably know better, there are a clutch of technical errors which can quickly de-rail any promising project. Pro Apps Expert Alex Snelling points them out one by one.
First of all we would like to wish a very Happy New Year to all our readers. Secondly we thought it would be a good time for a brief look back at the most popular articles of 2011.
There's now a lot of books published on Final Cut Pro X, so using Amazon as the rank provider, we thought we would publish the top ten FCPX books out there.
It has been a very busy year in the life of Final Cut Pro X in 2012. Lots of updates, lots of new plugins and of course training courses and books. We thought we would take a look at the best selling FCPX books of 2012.
One of the best features in FCPX is multi camera editing. It takes seconds to sync up footage and start cutting, but there are things that you can do to before and during editing to make the task easier. Here's ten top tips!
Given two weeks, everybody can edit a piece on FCPX. That's a completely different matter when you've only got a couple of hours before you need to deliver or broadcast your edit. Ten great FCPX tips from Peter Wiggins to help everyone.
If you are a professional editor, at some point you will find yourself editing away on location. Peter Wiggins gives us his top tips for hotel room editing.
Tuesday afternoon means one thing, a brand new episode of MacBreak Studio! We pick it up where we left off with the boys exploring their ultimate Final Cut Pro X system in more detail. We also publish their FCPX (10.1) presentation from the recent LACPUG meeting. Grab a coffee!
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What a brilliant idea from Edgar Rothermich, build a manual for Final Cut Pro X that is light on text and heavy on the graphics. We like this a lot because as Edgar correctly states with the phrase 'A picture is worth a thousand words.'
On its own, FCPX cannot edit and output a 3D master. However, coupled with Resolve in the middle to do the 3D heavy lifting, it performs rather well. Here's how Matt Brading did exactly that on his latest short film.
The boys at MacBreak Studio don't half crack out the tutorials at an impressive rate. This time they take a look at the creative rigging possibilities in Motion.
It will be the last because from tonight when the 'new' FCP is demoed at the SuperMeet, FCP7 will named the 'old' Final Cut Pro. Tonight will be a watershed...
Being back in the office after the Mac Pro's three week excursion on broadcast jobs means we can catch up with things. There's three great podcasts to listen to for a start!
It is good to see new tutorials being made in another language apart from English. Atsushi Matsumoto has posted three text tutorials for Final Cut Pro X, all especially for Japanese editors.
Organising media is very important when you have a lot of files in FCPX, especially when you need to navigate to the clips you require quickly. If you do a long edit job over many days, then building time sensitive Library Smart Collections might help. A lot!
Steve Martin has been out shooting timelapse sequences in San Francisco. So what is the easiest workflow with FCPX? You might be surprised to find out that an old app resurfaces.
We have seen quite a few iPad applications that can store notes when reviewing cut sequences. But what about an app for logging on the fly so that important quotations can be found with ease in the edit suite?
This week's Ripple trio of tutorials (or should that be triple Ripple!) will show you a very handy assignable shortcut, how to replace a sign in Motion and the trick to getting silky smooth slow motion in FCPX.
Two Motion tutorials from SugarFx on how to track a lens flare on a motion path. Part two after the break.
The tracker in Motion is good, but there are times when it just can't cope with a complex move. In this new episode of Macbreak Studio, the third party planar tracking application Mocha comes to the rescue.
There are many ways to boil down an interview so that it makes the most sense and comes out at the right duration. Slavik Boyechko has an ingenious method to transcribe his interviews to make life easier.
We love seeing what the Ripple Training guys release next as they come up with very innovative products for FCPX. Their latest plugin is called Jumps.
Are there big differences in trimming between Avid and Final Cut Pro? LA-based editor Josh Beal compares the two NLEs.
We all copy and paste sections of timelines in Final Cut Pro X. Micha Blazer's discovery of a cheap app called Copy'em Paste turbocharges the CMD C & V keyboard shortcuts right in FCPX. It's a great find!
How to balance your DSLR on a Glidecam 4000 Good info on picking the right model & operation. Don't forget to check your drop time!
Hyperlapses seem to be the flavour of the month in TV production. So how do you use your DSLR to shoot one on location and then edit them in FCPX?
Well it is a big claim to make, but maybe with Final Cut Pro X, half an hour is really all you need to get enough instruction to edit & publish to YouTube. This new free 25 minute tutorial doesn't hang around...
This is a long article, but the project itself is fairly simple. I hope you are able to stay with it and develop a project for which you can be proud and learn something new while putting it together. The font is already made and free. All you have to do is put the pieces together! While you put this together, I hope you will appreciate how all the parts fit together perfectly; there’s no need for dealing with anchor points or other issues with alignments. Using font “icons”, vectors, text, etc. is a great, and easy way to build 3D animated illustrations.
Two completely different tutorials on using green screen in your productions. One of them qualifies for inclusion as it describes the process in Final Cut Pro X, the other because it's informative and fun for a Friday.
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.
The new plugins keep on coming even though we are starting to enter NAB press release land, which tends to fill up our inbox to the top. A couple of interesting new plugins and a big speed bump to an old favourite.
These two plugins are similar but different. They both do the work of the internal tools within Final Cut Pro X, however both sets of developers say that their products do a much better job. Better keying with Hawaiki Keyer 3 and better stabilisation with BetterStabilizer from CrumplePop.
Noise industries must be one of the most prolific tutorial makers for plugins out there. These two new plugin tutorials are for stylising video.
We had a rather irate email from a reader saying that these tutorials had no place on our website. We disagree as we think anybody whether a student or author with Jordonian status has voice and a place.
If you've been editing with FCPX then you will know it is an all or nothing approach with showing your media in the event library. Here are two solutions that get round that problem, one gives Xsan compatibility too.
The first in a series of tutorial videos about the FCPX 10.1 updates, we kick off with a look at Libraries and how they have changed the way media is organised.
Walter Biscardi shows us how to use the broadcast safe filter in Color to get your Final Cut Pro timeline legal.
We know that Final Cut Pro X can have issues with NFS storage. Felipe Baez details how to optimise a Synology RAID especially for shared FCPX editing.
We have talked about multicam editing in FCPX many times here on FCP.co, but what about the audio? In this new episode of MacBreak Studio, that's exactly what the boys concentrate on this week.
More from the Ripple guys today (Where do they find the time?) It's Tuesday, so it's MacBreak Studio time and in this new episode, Steve and Mark take a look at using Auditions.
A really clever trick from Philip Hodgetts to use Automator to make life a little easier when switching video and audio at different times in Final Cut Pro X. Impressive.
A new episode of MacBreak Studio and this week the boys are looking at Mark's favourite subject: Camera Archives. You might laugh, but making archives might just save your bacon one day.
We thought Conduit was dead, how wrong we were. This $199 plugin from DV Garage is on its second version and now works inside FCP, Motion, After Effects and Photoshop. In this video Kevin Hansen shows Mark Spencer how to pull and then refine a key using the plugin. If you have ever had trouble with chromakeying or greenscreen then this might be just what you need. More info including links to a free 3D plugin after the break.
In this week's episode of MacBreak Studio, the tracking masking tool Slice X from Coremelt is demonstrated. See how easy it is to selectively colour correct a moving object.
Given a month, most of us can edit together material into a pretty good storyline. But what if you have to present the result on the same day? Welcome to the same day edit (SDE)
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