Ever wanted to add a small logo or icon to a lower third or bullet point on screen? This new $49 plugin for Final Cut Pro X has 50 to choose from.
We were pretty impressed with Get when we saw the demos, but always thought it was a bit pricey to fit into the Final Cut Pro 'ecosystem.' Now just before NAB, AV3 Software has halved the price to a very reasonable $249. No April Fool either!
Well we have featured rap songs about Canon cameras, After Effects and more, so why not have an "in your face" rap about ProRes?
All we can say is "Ouch"
There's bound to be a lot of expectation when you go on stage with a presentation entitled "10 things you might not know about Final Cut Pro X." Victor Maldonado gets a grilling, but that's not why we are posting the video.
Dan Allen, a student filmaker has published 12 free tutorials for Final Cut Pro X. We always like to feature new tutorial makers so we've posted the first four after the break.
This has to be a great deal. Our friends at Toolfarm are offering a set of 36 Digital Juice templates for Final Cut Pro and Motion for just $249.95. We will do the maths for you, that's about $7 each! Checkout the slick demo video after the break.
Time to catch up with this week's tutorials from Ripple. The first looks at 3D text tips and includes one pretty awesome piece of information you won't want to miss. The second looks at the RGB parade scopes in Resolve.
Thanks to this Jonathan Post Experiment presented by the quite disturbing Francois. Apparently a new technology for 3D screens without glasses!
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!
We did say that today were going to publish Dan's next four free Final Cut Pro X tutorials, but that was before we discovered he had published a 7.5 video!
After a rather quiet week, (which bodes well for upcoming FCPX news we suppose) we have another bumper crop of free FCPX effects for #FreeEffectFriday.
We all love free tutorials and new producer We Make Movies has wasted no time after the 10.0.6 update in publishing these eight. Get yourself a large coffee and enjoy some free training!
Wes James (AKA the NLE Ninja) has produced a set of nine tutorials wrapped up into a 40 minute video. No FCPX, no Motion, just layers, effects and rendering!
If you've got an hour and a half spare, grab a coffee and enjoy Alex Lindsay, Steve Martin and Mark Spencer talk about Final Cut Pro X. Packed full of FCPX information with an added bonus of how to make shot glasses out of CDs.
Ever wanted to make your footage look like Blade Runner or Minority report? Now you can, all that Hollywood style is just a few clicks away. Video review after the break.
***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.
Well who would miss an opportunity to write such a headline? We round up all the recent Final Cut Pro X news that hasn't made it into a published story.
How are you going to make money out of video production in the future? Sam Mestman takes look at the current state of the industry and describes what he would do to capitalise on future trends and opportunities.
UK broadcaster Channel Five conduct a video challenge on The Gadgest Show between a Canon 60D and the RED camera. It might turn some people's stomachs but we loved the dirty fingernail shot in the second short!
Whist strictly not directly related to Final Cut Pro X, we took time to visit David Basulto at NAB 2014 so he could give us a good rundown on the iPad case called iOgrapher.
New Final Cut Pro X applications, plugins, tutorials and a video from the boss of Canon EOS who explains that video on the 5D MkII was an accident! We have put them all up into a Friday roundup.
We know that Final Cut Pro X is great for converting and editing quicktime files from DSLR cameras such as the Canon 5D. What if you want a more robust method for ingesting, cataloging and backups?
We were not really interested in the new iPad Air or paying with a thumbprint, but Apple's presentation brought a stunning new 5K screened iMac, an updated Mac mini and the release of the new OS Yosemite.
If there was such thing as a #FreeTutorialTuesday, it would be today. Not only do we the have latest episode of MacBreak Studio, we also have more free Final Cut Pro X and Motion tutorials from Andy Neil. Turn the Gaggia on!
We are back from the Easter Break and back to the Final Cut Pro X news. Just before we packed up for the break, John Davidson from Magic Feather told us he has published a new FCPX On-Air tutorial and the finished edit.
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.
Three videos of three completely different cameras, three different uses for three different users. We started this post with Rick Young from MacVideo being shot at 4,000 FPS but though we'd add a few more videos to make a roundup.
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.
FCP news is a bit thin in this FCP7 to FCPX watershed time. We could repost one of the cloned blogs about FCPX from any of the 1700 editors that attended the SuperMeet. We could post one of the many CineStyle Canon 5D Vimeo tryout reels. Nope, we have decided to go for originality with a rap about FCP. Just remember where you saw it first :)
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...
It has been a while since we have done a FCPX plugin roundup, so here are all the new plugin products from different developers that have been released over the last few weeks. There's a 25% off coupon code in there too!
In these two vidoes, Larry Jordan the FCP guru of jaw dropping fame, runs us through Final Cut Pro X from scratch. If you've never worked the app before then this is a good place to start.
This is all made for fun, but has some serious undertones about the deskilling of film & TV. More Red DOP fun over on the very funny Facebook Page
Active Storage have come up with a Metadata controller that looks like the now defunct Xserve. They're very proud of their new baby especially its ''out of the box'' readiness.
Adobe have announced that the latest version of Photoshop, CS6 is now in beta and available for free download. Yes the interface has gone dark and yes it can edit video too.
Well, it has been a slow January for news (that we can publish) so we thought we would post this video that we came across on our YouTube explorations. Don't shout at the screen!
At the recent meeting of the LAFCPUG (CPUG?) Micheal Wohl gave a twenty minute presentation on the advanced audio features in FCPX. Lots of good tips in there and maybe some features you've yet to discover.
Slightly off topic for a friday, but these three videos on Lonnie Ramati talking about film financing had us glued to the computer for the duration. Worth a watch to find out the what the 'Three levels of scum in the film industry" are.
After three years of constant prodding from us here at FCP.co, Alex Gollner has finally launched his first pack of commercial plugins for FCPX. Packed full with 120 different effects, he's been busy!
At the recent meeting of the Los Angeles Creative Pro User Group, Alexis Van Hurkman gave a demonstration of the yet unreleased DaVinci Resolve 10. Final Cut Pro X was his choice of source NLE for the demo.
Much hilarity at fcp.co HQ when we saw this. Some naughty 'Gangsta' words in there so it has to have a NSFW flag.
This is slightly off topic and nearly a year old, but it's a fantastic side by side comparison video of camera originals next to the same shot with VFX added. We came across this video accidentally, but after watching it twice and pausing it many times, we thought that we would share.
This is one of those videos where you look at it and think "How long did this take to make?" This guy has a serious amount of talent and we think he's almost invented a new art form. Don't miss his other brilliant video mashup posted after the break too.
We won't ruin the fun, but shouldn't all tutorials be as dangerous?
A double dose of the duo this morning! At the recent Los Angeles Creative Pro User Group, Steve Martin and Mark Spencer took to the stage to present the latest features in the 10.0.6 FCPX update.
How many Final Cut Pro X editors haven't used or even installed Motion5? Well if you are one of them then this episode of Macbreak Studio is a good place to start to understand the creative possibilities the app could bring.
Steve Martin is joined by Alexis Van Hurkman this time on MacBreak Studio to talk about Blackmagic Design's DaVinci Resolve. A great 15 minutes worth of information.
The use of tracking for placing titles in scenes has become very popular. Final Cut Pro X editor Matt Holder gives us an introduction to the different types of motion tracking and how the techniques can be used to put 3D text or graphics into a scene.
The new rigging feature in Motion5 gives huge power to those who want to build their own effects for Final Cut Pro X. Andy Neil gives us a lesson on building an effect using widgets & rigs.
We always like to feature newcomers to the FCPX ecosystem and this one looks cool and a lot of fun. A $49 plugin featuring a fully adjustable animating 3D model of an iPhone 6S in Final Cut Pro X.
More new plugins this week and thankfully not a lawyer's letter in sight! Panel Pop from Stupid Raisins is a plugin pack full of transitions using panels.
Mark Spencer and Steve Martin return with another edition of MacBreak Studio, this time they take Motion 5 for a spin.
In this week's episode of MacBreak Studio, the guys return to Coremelt's SliceX plugin to remove a shadow and animate a tilt shift effect.
You would think that from the title of the article that this new episode of MacBreak Studio is covering the basics on behaviors. You would be wrong as it gets complex and very interesting very quickly.
If there is one side of editing that's really hot at the moment, it is making videos for social media. Apple has recognised this trend and announced a free app for iOS that will make posting those fun videos a lot easier. It's got some cool features too. Very cool.
A new episode of MacBreak Studio and this week we have an updated way to copy a Library without taking optimised and proxy media over.
We previewed The Touch earlier in the week and the good news is that today, Friday is the official release date. It retails for €19.95 and there's 300 gestures free for you to test it out. So get swiping!
It's not an FCPX tutorial, but it's not far off. Nice to see somebody who knows iMovie talk well about its relationship to FCPX.
SliceX from Coremelt got a huge thumbs up from all our readers here on FCP.co. When they announced that planar tracking was going to be built in, we tracked down (sorry) Roger Bolton at NAB to give us a live FCPX demo. There's a money off offer too!
A complete mix of tutorials from Ripple this week. Heavyweight RED workflow from Steve and audio crossfades and exploding text with Motion from Mark.
Better late than never, we just got word that this week's MacBreak Studio is out and in this episode the guys have a few surprises about Auditions up their sleeves.
In this week's episode of MacBreak Studio we go back to basics, but with a twist. Learn how to replace media when you want to match action in the middle of a clip.
FCPX has been criticised for not having a batch export, good job we have top people on the case to make getting a bunch of sequences out of Final Cut Pro X happen fast!
This week's episode of MacBreak Studio sounds boring, but it contains some amazing demonstartions on how powerful the database can be in FCPX. Well worth a watch and then a rewatch.
Slightly off topic but well worth a watch, this clever advertisement for The Camera Store got us smiling on a friday morning.
We all know that Final Cut's slow motion effects can be somewhat disappointing at times. That that ugly frame blending that is on by default is horrendous. In this slightly old but good Motion tutorial (Motion 3 but the process is the same in 4) Steve Martin from Ripple Training shows us how round tripping to Motion for its optical flow processing might be the answer. Want more? extra Optical Flow & retiming tutorials after the break
How could we possibly miss the chance to show Beyonce working FCP? She complains it is all a bit complicated, but they could have at least bought her a dedicated keyboard. Video after the break.
In this weeks trio of Ripple tutorials we have Bill Davis as a guest talking about ratings and favourites. Mark also shows us how to build a falling leaf transition in Motion and we have an appearance by a dubstepping grape in a chromakey tutorial.
Larry might have been top billing, but there were some great demos on stage before his. In this post we have two presentations about software that complements Final Cut Pro X: DaVinci Resolve 10 and Autodesk Smoke.
Today Blackmagic Design announced they have purchased Teranex Systems Inc, a company that specialises in hardware frame rate conversion, noise reduction, film restoration and compression.
Published slightly later than usual, this week's MacBreak Studio features a tutorial on how to blow away text in Motion 5. Many great ideas to try out in this new episode.
Boris FX have updated Soundbite to version 1.1 which brings support for FCPX. Once called 'Get' this piece of software can be invaluable for finding words or phrases in recorded media.
We have been teased with test renders and snippets of news about this plugin for a few weeks. It's been well worth the wait as mObject brings amazing 3d textured objects and text into Motion and then into Final Cut Pro X.
Light flares and anamorphic streaks are very popular. This new plugin from PHYX won't break the bank at $49, but it will get you those light effects on your video.
Rocket Rooster has released two budget packs of LUTs or 'Look Up Tables' that when applied to footage produce cinema style colour grades. Both are under $15.
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.
Many feature films have cosmic zooms, in this new episode of MacBreak Studio we learn how to construct that signature trip through the Z dimension.
Building a night sky in Motion, adding an extra angle using 4K material in a FCPX multicam edit and smoothing skin in DaVinci Resolve. It's Tuesday so it's the Ripple tutorial roundup!
Want an easy way to do custom picture in picture effects in FCPX? Mark Spencer shows Steve Martin how their Callouts plugin gives editors a lot of options for overlaying video in boxes.
The guys from MacBreak Studio are back and this time they are doing requests. A move on from the normal show & tell, in this episode they build a scoreboard in Motion 5
The guys did it with a Spirograph and now by request they present how to build an Etch A Sketch in Motion5. A lot of giggling going on in this one!
Probably one of the most common graphics you'll have to build as an editor is the 'lower third.' More tips in this Macbreak Studio on how to roll your own for FCPX
Many more companies are turning to video to help build their business. Jonathan Edwards understands that and uses Final Cut Pro X to make films that get brands exposed on websites & social media. If the images look familiar, that's because Sony picked up his work for for THFKDLF as the background for their media cloud services website.
Slightly later in the week than normal and the victim of a false start (which has been fixed!) Steve and Mark set out to build their ultimate Final Cut Pro X system based on the new Mac Pro.
Sounds like an oxymoron, but it's perfectly possible. When we say Steve goes deep into FCPX this week, we mean it! He discovers embedded apps, one of which will burn DVDs all day long.
CalDigit have announced their ThunderExpress PCIe adaptor, their first Thunderbolt product. This unit allows you to connect one of their three PCIe RAIDs to any Mac, Windows or Linux machine that has a Thunderbolt port.
Very funny comparison by Brandon Bloch of the merits of the fabulous 7D and the even more attractive Barbie Video Doll!
Time to catch up with the set of Ripple Training's tutorials. A lot to go through, from MacBreak Studios to FCPX in under 5 minutes. Plus the odd DaVinci Resolve tutorial for luck.
We got a bit busy over the last couple of days with the publication of our Tour de France article, so time to catch up with Ripple's three weekly tutorial videos.
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.
Some hot news that's not off the NAB show floor. Automatically track and censor faces within FCPX, Motion, Adobe After After Effects and Premiere with the new Secret Identity plugin. We are impressed, very impressed.
Another Motion tutorial from AppleShakeGuru, but this discovery actually goes back two tutorials.
The war between portable LCD recorders broke out a few weeks ago. Cinedeck have joined the fight with their new model which offers Avid DNxHD, CineForm and Apple ProRes recording as well as 3D options. Find out all the tech spec for EXTREME after the break and where you can find it at NAB.
Joel and Ethan Coen are well known for co-producing, co-writing and co-directing. Although their co-editing style is perhaps less well known, they are firm believers in the powers of FCP. More on True Grit's post-production process after the break.
So you want to do some live multicamera switching on location? As long as you've got wifi and four friends with iPhones or iPads then Collabracam makes it easy. We know the FCP question that will follow!
Alexis Van Hurkman has just released his set of tutorials on the new edition of DaVinci Resolve 11. Over thirteen hours of training and 20% off until October the 8th.
A slightly different MacBreak Studio Live this month. This time Steve Kantor joins the regulars where they take a look at Avid's Media Composer 6 and how it compares and differs from Final Cut Pro X. It's a good battle!
In this new episode of MacBreak Studio, Mark Spencer and Steve Martin talk about basic compositing in FCPX. You might not have a send to Motion feature, so can great greenscreen compositing be done directly in Final Cut Pro X?
Wow, when criticism of a product goes mainstream you know you're in trouble. This video isn't going to go down well in Cupertino, it did make good excellent viewing for a friday though.
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