A quiet day in the FCPX world so far after yesterday's raft of news. A good time to take a look at an excellent article about using keywords in FCPX.
Introduced in the 10.0.3 update, FCPX now supports layered Photoshop files. An unmissable 10 minutes from the MacBreak Studio guys on using those files in Final Cut Pro X.
Last week when the 10.0.1 update was announced, 'Roles' seemed to be the answer to exporting your audio out of Final Cut Pro X to another app for post. Does this new 'Media Stems Export" method replace OMF?
As much as we would have liked to call this tutorial "Steve Martin sings about colour correction,' we gave it the proper title of selective colour grading in FCPX. Steve does sing though!
It's the old problem on a 5D shoot, you're budget doesn't stretch to lighting your night time exterior to match that Hollywood blockbuster, so what do you do? Go with your underlit shot, and trust that the darkness reflects the mood you want to evoke? Well, here's the low budget answer thanks to Robino Films. More after the break.
Back to what the boys do best and that's digging around in the functionality of FCPX. This week they explore the wonderful world of the through edit.
Behaviors in Motion can be very powerful to make animations without keyframes. But did you know that you can control behaviors with behaviors? This week's episode explains all.
When we think of colour correction with the Apple Pro Apps, the colour board in Final Cut Pro is normally the first thing that springs to mind. Motion however has a lot of built in filters that go beyond the board's capabilities.
A new studio, a new set, a new table! What hasn't changed are the great tips from Mark Spencer and Steve Martin in this week's episode of MacBreak Studio.
When Steve Martin describes a new feature as 'huge' then it's definitely worth a look. More great tips from the MacBreak guys, this time on searching meta data.
When Mark and Steve recorded this MacBreak Studio, they probably didn't realise it would get eclipsed by the Mac Pro and other announcements from Apple yesterday. Some good Motion tips on behaviors in this episode.
There are many Final Cut Pro X editors out there who have never even opened up the Timeline Index. Steve Martin And Mark Spencer take a look at what it is and what exactly it does.
"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.
Today we spotted an editor on Twitter complaining that there wasn't a heart wipe built into FCP. The good news is that there is one, hard to find, but there is one. If you really have to use one find out where it lives after the break.
The majority of training for FCPX is in English, so when good quality instructional video or publications come along we like to feature them. This time it's a VOD course in German from Robin S Kurz. We also have a discount code available for the first 15 takers.
Find out how to change the display of metadata and configure the XML export options in Final Cut Pro.
We were very pleased to find an email from Vimeo this morning telling us they have published a range of editing tutorials. Even more pleased to find out 17 were dedicated to FCPX!
Andrew Gormley has launched his online training program called Visual Storytelling with Final Cut Pro X. This budget course is made even better by Andrew offering 100 discounts codes for 50% off to FCP.co readers.
GoPro are used to riding waves, well they made them by purchasing CineForm, and here's a great tutorial of their new software bundle at work, providing a superb visualisation of how to fix convergence. Will we see this 'more iMovie' than Firstlight GUI/engine power Neo3D for FCP?
In this edition of MacBreak Studio, Mark Spencer and Steve Martin show us how to record and edit a voice in Final Cut Pro X.
Walter Biscardi has been working with FCP for quite some time now and you might recognise the name from industry forums and articles he's published. He knows his stuff. So we were very pleased when we found out he had just posted a quick FCP tutorial on how to read the built in 'scopes more easily. Very cool if you do a lot of colour correction.
Keyframes in video are as old as analogue Digital Video Effects (DVEs) from the 1980's. ADO Anybody? So as we lost 'tracks' in Final Cut Pro X to a better method way of working, can we also lose the dreaded keyframe as well? Tony Gallardo explores...
The key to good editing in FCPX is organisation before you start. We are familiar with Keywords, but what's the quickest way to label up your clips? The usual duo find out...
Brian Cantwell from Soho Editors emailed us details about a new free 45 minute remote editing masterclass video he has put together. The previous FCPX tutorial in the series has reached nearly half a million views!
If there is one person who knows about colour correction in FCPX it is Denver Riddle. He's published a free 12 minute crash course designed to show the new colour wheels and curves in 10.4.
Some people say Larry is an FCP God. At the recent London SuperMeet last week he had a full 'house' of followers ready and eager to hear his wisdom. Watch the four part video after the break.
We are a bit late picking up on this excellent video series, FilmmakerIQ runs through different cinema editing styles, technologies and the history behind them. Worth a watch just to see a crazed chimpanzee trying to edit film!
If you have been watching the recent videos from the events we have covered here on FCP.co, you will have noticed that the official Apple presentations have not been published - Until now. Grab a coffee a watch what we haven't been able to show since the FCPX Creative Summit!
Want moving textures in Final Cut Pro X? Plugin building expert Fox Mahoney shows us how to construct a moving water texture in Motion and publish it to FCPX. Great knowledge that will extend the capabilities of 3D text even further. Link to the free finished moving water texture generator plugin also included!
Those very informative people at NewMediaWebinars present a VFX Plug-in Essentials Webinar looking specifically at the plug-ins and filters offered within Noise Industries' FX Factory.
It's always great to see new talent publishing Final Cut Pro Tutorials, so give a big hand to Wes James with his Diagonal Split Screen tutorial. Some good advice on dealing with PSD files and mattes. After the break there's also a link to his downloadable matte!
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?
One of the lesser known editing features of FCPX is the secondary storyline. So what are they and how and when would you want to use one? Our usual duo are on the case.
The 10.1 update to FCPX brought many improvements, the introduction of Libraries changed the way media is organised. Steve and Mark take a look at the range of options when importing media.
It's back to basics again in this episode of MacBreak Studio. Mark and Steve take a look at using behaviors to animate an object instead of keyframes.
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?
Motion by default will have fixed resolution toggled on for objects that get imported into the Media Browser. But when should you turn this option off and when is it beneficial to leave it set to fixed?
We came across this whilst hunting down another Vimeo video and we were hooked. Enjoy the skill and resourcefulness of a Foley Artist. Watching a horse trot past in a film will never be the same again!
You've seen the awesome BMX videos posted here that slow down footage to 1000 fps using the optical flow plugin Twixtor. So why not use Motion instead? Watch the tutorial then see the result after the break.
We spotted a question online recently that we had the exact problem with a while ago. Searching didn't find an answer on Google, but we did eventually find out why the trim option wasn't available on YouTube.
It gets a bit annoying when the title of your Final Cut Pro X export doesn't match your Project name when it comes to exporting. Why does this happen in FCPX and how can you fix it?
Sam Mestman has no doubt that FCPX works, so confident that he is organising a same named event for the start of his new company in January that's free for all to attend.
How would you like to win a free pack of film burn effects worth $99? We have a licence to giveaway to celebrate Digital Cinema Foundations launch of their new pack of 10 grungy light leak effects. Winner announced
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.
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!
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.
***Updated with Winners***
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.
If there was one feature that caused the most moaning due to its absence at the launch of FCPX, it had to be dual viewers. The 10.0.6 update has brought the familiar two up layout back and the usual team of Mark & Steve take a look.
It might be NAB week, but the MacBreak Studio tutorials keep on coming. In this new episode the boys take a look at keyframes in Final Cut Pro X. (And Steve sticks his tongue out!)
Motion as a graphics tool is very powerful when using behaviors, but there are times when objects need to be keyframed. This new episode of MacBreak Studio is all about keyframing.
Time for another instalment from Steve and Mark on how to use Libraries in Final Cut Pro X. Watch out for one super tip that will make the opening of FCPX Libraries quicker.
With more and more of us shooting RAW images on DSLRs, what is the best way to handle them in FCPX? With a bit of help from Photoshop, this new episode of MacBreak Studio shows us how.
A slightly different lineup this week, We have a new MacBreak Studio and Motion 5 minute episode, but this time they are accompanied by a Resolve tutorial.
In a very quiet week for FCPX news, it's good to see the MacBreak boys continuing to release tutorials. This time they wrangle text around an object.
Everybody hates boring tutorials, sometimes the best way to teach is to keep everything concise and to the point. Bill Davis' refreshed XinTwo tutorial website is nearly up to its 100th 'micro' FCPX video lesson.
We love FCP, but there are times when you will have to go to another NLE. Not something that we like to contemplate too much but its fact. We've recently seen the bridging to Avid, but how does FCP work with Premiere Pro? More after the break.
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!
Whilst waiting for a render to finish in FCP, a colleague mentioned that he had been 'volunteered' to shoot and edit a wedding video. The first big question after 'Why they heck did you volunteer me?' is 'What lenses do I need?'
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