Whoa! This guy shoots from the hip. Of course I didn't mean with his camera on a brand new Zacuto waist rig, I meant he doesn't mince his words when it comes to the 5D. He does sum up the passion for this Japanese 'accident' rather well though.
We are very pleased to publish the story of how the wonderful short film 'Watchtower of Turkey' was made. Nominated as Best Video of 2014 on Vimeo, Final Cut Pro X provided all the tools for Leonardo Dalessandri to produce a spectacular and inspirational piece of work.
We have to admit that this post has very little to do with Final Cut Pro. However, this Vimeo video has had us chuckling in the office this morning so we thought we would share.
We have posted the Lego follow focus, the $7 Ikea shoulder mount and other homemade Canon DSLR accessories on here. This is a first though, a wooden DIY 3D beamsplitter rig.
We have featured a lot of film grain packs on here over the years. One of our forum members tipped us off about this new inexpensive pack from Holygrain, so we thought we would take a look.
Bored with the built in FX in FCPX? Fresh out of the box are ten new transitions in a pack called 'TransiMatic' from SquidFX.
New to the Final Cut Pro X ecosystem, designer Harry Frank has released a pack of modern style lower thirds. Priced at $49 for 20, we also have a 15% off coupon code.
If we could get 24 Canon 5Ds together then we would have a go at this too. Yes it's been done many times before; what is interesting though is how they did it.
We caught up Kenneth Tang Laerke from Irudis at the recent BVE Show in London. He gave us some news on the plugin Tonalizer VFX, the company and he also offered our readers 35% discount until the end of the week.
When we say free, there are a couple of caveats, but Look Converter is still a great way to get custom colour grades into Final Cut Pro X.
For one day only, December the 17th, CrumplePop has slashed 40% off all their Final Cut Pro 7 and FCPX plugins. Time to get the credit card out, it's a surprise winter sale!
Red Giant need no introduction when it comes to plugins, they develop and produce some of the most popular tools for filmmakers. They have just announced a sale with 40% off every product.
***Updated with promo price for Optics plugin***
The latest update to Noise Industries' FxFactory 4.0.1 brings a new plugin called Optics from Ripple Training and updates for XEffects 3D Transitions from Idustrial Revolution, Defocus from PHYX and Stereo 3D Toolbox from Dashwood Cinema Solutions.
The bullet time or timeslice technique was made very popular by The Matrix and as a result it has been done before and done again. What we liked about this musical version was the complexity of the FCP 7 timeline in the BTS video. And you thought your edits were complicated!
Wow, an amazing resource on color correcting within Final Cut Pro X. We have to thank T Payton for posting this first on on our forum, the find is so good though that it had to make the front page!
It's Bonfire Night, or the day before the US elections or if you don't live in the UK or the States, November the fifth. Five days in and we feature our first plugin roundup for the month.
Red Giant have posted a workaround for known issues with Final Cut Pro 7, Magic Bullet & Colorista when running OSX 10.7 Lion.
With not much news on a quiet Monday, we thought that it was a good opportunity to take a look at the best free Final Cut Pro X tutorials that have been published this month.
Maybe it's because we are having an Indian summer over here in Europe and everybody might have taken the day off, but it's very quiet on the FCPX news front. A good opportunity to post a rather excellent video that uses pictures and sound perfectly.
Yes we are well into June, but we have quite a few odd bits of news left over from May that we thought we would get out of the inbox to make space for WWDC. So in no particular order or ranking...
We noticed on the recent FCPX sneak peak video or screen grabs that one of the 'stock' effects was a 'Day to Night' filter. This set off a conversation with another editor about the best way to get the same look in FCP7
Not a typo, but a new set of six plugins from Final Cat Pro. These are not templates, all six add extra functionality to the editing process in Final Cut Pro X.
Some kinetic typography gives clear advice on how your scratch disk works in Final Cut Pro. Short but to the point and rather cool too. Video after the break.
Erik Widding of Birger Engineering demonstrates the latest working prototype of his Canon EOS to Micro 4/3, AF100 and Sony NEX adapters. These adapters bring the speed and flexibility of DSLR shooting to the AF100 and Sony NEX.
This made our day, it's a few month old, but this rather excellent and poignant video has resurfaced. Enjoy the film, a few NSFW moments in there and the reason why it's doing the rounds again posted after the break.
Two pieces of news from MotionVFX. The first is an update to mObject that gives new functionality and a large speed bump, the second is a new plugin that reproduces organic chromatic aberrations.
***Updated with how it was made - you wont believe it!***
Prepare to be amazed this Friday morning. It took André Chocron three months to produce this stunning piece of work. How he did the animation we don't know, but it looks like it was finished in Final Cut Pro.
You've got to be impressed by a demo that includes Monk footage - not that we are saying that the episodes get cut on Final Cut Pro X! Moviola Events presents Andrew running the audience through the new FCPX timeline.
When we posted the first two of Andrews' videos the last two were not available on Vimeo. Here he talks about the missing features within Final Cut Pro X and finishes off with the question "Is it for you?"
Wow, another video that smacks us over the head with a piece of information about FCP & FCPX that leaves us stunned. Looks like Apple thought their completed 64bit FCP8 was a dead end.
Hilarious video. Clearly the recommended way to go about renting an expensive camera and getting the most out of it with a skilled operator. Not! More after the break.
Walter Biscardi put the inaugural meeting of the Atlanta Cutters together in three weeks from scratch. He lined up demos of the top NLE's and more for the packed house.
How many times have you wished that an NLE could automatically transcribe an interview for you? Well, that moment is here with the cloud based SpeedScriber service that works directly with FCPX
Check out this cool stop motion sequence using the 5D to trail BBC "Electric Proms" from Brand New School.
You might have seen our list of free Final Cut Pro effects over on our forum, it grows every day! This template was too good to not be mentioned on our front page, an animating photo album from Robbert-Jan van der Does.
Making good tutorials is a lot harder than it seems. So we are really pleased to see new tutorial maker Ben Consoli kick off a new series of short videos on FCPX.
Cast your mind back a year or two ago and it seemed as if everybody & their dogs were releasing light flares. Tangent has gone one step further and released a pack of flares on steroids! Did we mention we have a coupon code too?
Two reasons for posting this video. The first is the fact that PluralEyes is a pretty amazing piece of software for synching clips and audio together. The second, well take a look after the break.
A chessboard made out of 64 HD clips - all made possible with FCPX and a new Mac Pro. Svein Sund explains to FCP.co how he accomplished this massive project.
Most of us won't change out of the standard setting on our Canon 5Ds as we don't have time to experiment with the curves, but this guy has done if for you. Peter Miranda runs through all the 5D profiles, as well as the superflat curve. More after the break including shooting 3D on your 5D
So you want to stream your 7D live from that helicopter rig because you've got a live Moto Cross event to web broadcast? Before the helicopter's control system would have interfered with the WiFi. Not now. Find out more after the break.
If I was 18 years old, Swedish and my name was Rickard, I'd like to think that I'd be pushing the envelope, and experimenting with my 550D and Twixtor to get some amazing results. I'd just make sure my mom didn't hang out the washing before I went out to get grungy! More cool Twixtor stuff after the break.
A couple of new plugins for Final Cut Pro X in the last 48 hours. A collection of celebrational badges and a smashing (quite literally) new theme.
If you have any cash left over from buying Macs, iPads and iPhones on Black Friday, then you might like to check out the discounts on plugins from Cineflare
A new Final Cut Pro X plugin from CineFlare this week. It's called Discoloration and provides 40 different light damage effects to stylise video.
An Interview with respected cinematographer Shane Hurlbut, ASC, on the HDSLR revolution thanks to ThatsHot TV for this one. Well worth a watch.
This short piece would surely upset the health and safety people so we better keep it hush hush. Still it just shows you what a bit of invention and a lot of balls can do!
Thomas Szabo at Mindtransplant has emailed us to say that ClipExporter has been taken off the Mac App Store and is now free to download. It's not the end of this handy app for getting clips out of FCPX, it's the beginning of more development.
We all know the limitations of the small low-resolution screens on DSLR cameras when we're trying to judge critical focus and exposure. There have been small monitors available before now, but Sony are trying to broaden the market and the CLM-V55 is a tempting, and relatively low-cost, option. Definitely a rival to ikanand Marshall. Thanks to CREWS TV for spotting this story. All the spec and more after the break.
UPDATE: Marshall release a loop through monitor.
So you want the blood to stand out a bit more in your latest zombie film that you're editing on FCP7. Denver Riddle shows us how to add a bit more 'bite' (sorry) to your indie production.
Color Grading Central have today launched a $69 effect plugin for FCPX that gives a film look to your DSLR footage
We always watch closely when Denver Riddle from Color Grading Central launches a new product. He's just released a set of film grades as LUTs called ImpulZ. We also have a 20% off discount code for FCP.co readers.
Denver Riddle's tutorials on color correcting in Final Cut Pro X are some of the best. Now he's turned his talents to producing tutorials for Blackmagic Design's DaVinci Resolve.
A couple of videos from new tutorial maker Paulus the Woodgnome. Also probably the best colour picker tip for Final Cut Pro X you'll see for a while. We certainly learnt a few things.
Now you can combine the two different exposures videos from your 'Magic Lanterned' DSLR in Final Cut Pro X. Alex Gollner has built a free Motion effect for FCPX that will combine the frames for you.
We saw Marco try at the end of last week to upload this video to Vimeo at the highest quality he could, but it kept on failing. The result was worth the wait for an eventual lower bandwidth upload. Essential viewing if you edit DSLR footage and expect to handle Blackmagic Cinema Camera footage in the future.
Following on from the success of SliceX, CoreMelt has released TrackX for FCPX. Now you can easily attach graphics, name supers or other objects to elements in background footage or replace computer or iPad screens.
CoreMelt Complete is now available for Final Cut Pro X and it's been reduced to half price. Also Red Giant show us why Magic Bullet won't be coming to FCPX just yet.
DSLR News Shooter have just shared this story from Sky News, which was originally posted by London based camera man Duncan Sharp. Duncan used a 5DmkII to film some remarkable footage. Not just the perfect tool for the job, a DSLR was the only tool for the job given that the Egyptian authorities wouldn't let ENG cameras into the country.
UPDATE: New video after the break
Hot off the heels of their lo-fi photography plugin Carousel, CrumplePop has released their second set of FCPX plugins in partnership with Red Giant. Called Retrograde the pack gives that 8 & 16 mm look to to video. They have also very kindly given us five copies to give away.
Adding to their successful range of Final Cut Pro X image processing products, CrumplePop have lauched a platinum process effect called Platinotype.
Crumplepop have added to their range of Final Cut Pro X effects by publishing SplitScreen X. Create vertical, horizontal and diagonal split screen effects easily from within FCPX for $75.
High dynamic range seems to be effect flavour of the month at the moment. Crumplepop have released ToneGrade, a $75 template plugin for Final Cut Pro X that emulates the look.
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.
Digital Rebellion have come out with a super cool iPad app. Can't wait to try this one out with FCP!
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.
Today Digieffects announced that they now support Apple's FxPlug technology across their range of plugins. This should bring speed gains in Final Cut Pro by utilising the GPU instead of the CPU.
Digieffects have joined the list of companies that have updated their plugins to work with Final Cut Pro X. Delerium is the first pack that gets the makeover.
Some Friday inspiration for us all. Shot on a RED camera and edited in Final Cut Pro X, 'Digitals' is a unique short musical from Chris Crutchfield.
A new plugin from MotionVFX that adds custom distortion effects to video and graphics. Shakes, prisms, blurs, distorts, flickers, grain and pixelation all for just $49.
From today videos can be tagged with a Creative Commons licence. Does this mean YouTube becomes a free stock footage library?
Ok, it's been a slow weekend for FCP news, so slow in fact that we thought we'd go super slow. Tom Guilmette got hold of a Phantom Flex camera on a recent Ping Pong excursion to Las Vegas. The results are awesome.
Color Grading Central have released classyLook, a $69 plugin for Final Cut Pro X that not only colour corrects, it also emulates old classic film dye emulsions. We have a 20% off coupon for today only!
We got so excited when Kirby Ferguson's final part of the remix series was released, we just wanted to post it straight away. But before we hit the publish button, we thought we would save if for an off topic Friday watch. Brilliant.
This video, from San Francisco based Soviet Montage, highlights several clips made using their new High Dynamic Range (HDR) process.
It is NSFW, but this video is jammed packed with excellent advice. How to ask for a decent daily rate, what should be in a contract, how to get paid etc.
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.
We think publishing FCP7 tutorials is a bit like straightening the deckchairs on the Titanic, useful for a while. Good solid knowledge about keyboard customisation, layouts and buttons though.
It had to happen. With the numerous FCP tutorials appearing on Vimeo and Youtube every day, Rob Imbs has published a rather brilliant 'How to?" or should that be "How not to?"
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.
Those FCPX Presentations filmed from iPhones, iPads, Canons, Nikons, and Panasonics are starting to spring up across the net, like Pink Floyd bootlegs. Some have been filmed from bags, other like Emmanuel Pampuri's managed to get both presentation party and screen in shot, and with a somewhat frenzied sting on the front! Well done Manu for posting so soon. Part 2 after the break.
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.
It is not a scientific comparison by any stretch of the imagination, but what happens when FCP7 and FCPX go head to head in an editing speed test? A slow news day in the FCP world? Maybe but at least it's not another blog post with the same old FCPX rehash.
FCPWORKS has just published videos of three of the presentations from their recent event in Los Angeles. Alexis Van Hurkman, Sam Mestman and Bryce Button are all on stage.
What a day yesterday was, the 10.0.3 update for Final Cut Pro X set the Internet alight. We thought we would take a look at the third party announcements that might have been overshadowed by the news from Cupertino. News from AJA, Blackmagic Design, Intelligent Assistance, Marquis, GenArts, Red Giant and more.
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.
Not an advert for the latest bottle of skin care products, but an electronic alternative instead. This $39 plugin will hopefully take years off your subjects!
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.
***Updated with Part Two***
There are many people on the internet who express their opinion about Final Cut Pro X, but Erik Knudsen does it rather well and rather succinctly. In the wake of WWDC, it refocuses us on the app, not the hardware.
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.
Watch this video do the the tour of Twitter and Facebook posts. It made us laugh this morning. Video after the break as the poster frame has been set to black.
The first thing we did this morning in the FCP.co office after switching the kettle on was to sit down and watch this video. Real life examples of FCPX in action are always welcome.
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.
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.
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.
Fireworks is the latest set of plugins from Digieffects to become unbundled from the Delirium set. Another manufacturer recognising that the days of expensive large packs of plugins is over. Just buy what you need when you need it.
Tonaci Tran certainly moves and shakes with those RED people. He went to RED Studios to work on the Santa Fe 3D Workshop and got to handle the Red Scarlet Fixed Lens camera.
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