Another roundup of the free effects for FCPX and Motion that have been published over the last couple of weeks. There's a lot of them too ranging from utility plugins, transitions and templates.
Two new plugins from the FxFactory stable. Xflare from SugarFX adds adjustable flares to footage and the sequel to Ripple Tools is out.
If you were impressed by the last tutorial from Steve and Mark on audio editing in Final Cut Pro X 10.0.6, just take a look at this new episode. This time they look at the very cool new audio features in multicam editing.
Two tutorials or demos today. First is a very clever way to morph between jump cuts in an interview. The second is a very customised Contour ShuttlePRO geared up to make colour correction easy.
Mark Spencer of Ripple Training demonstrates a great trick for creating unique emitters, replicators, and motion paths in Motion.
Another MacBreak Studio and this time the duo of Mark Spencer and Steve Martin embark on the first leg of a three part journey to discover more about Motion's camera.
A popular effect that's often requested, VU meters that move in sync with the audio track. Here's a good tutorial showing how that's achieved using the audio and quantize parameter behaviors.
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.
MotionVFX has just released mTransition Light, a $49 pack of plugins and light effects for not only Final Cut Pro X, but any NLE that accepts ProRes files. They have also reached a template milestone and are celebrating with a 30% discount until the end of March.
10 part French TV series Lazy Company had a split life in post production. Seven episodes were cut on Final Cut Pro 7 and three were cut on Final Cut Pro X. We speak to editor Olivier Galliano who gladly took on the challenge of using FCPX.
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.
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!
Another useful plugin from the husband and wife team of Graeme & Wendy Nattress. This $49 plugin makes animating 'video scrapbooks' from still images.
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.
In this months plugin roundup we have a new grading plugin from Pixel Film Studios, an interesting update to 3D rendering in FCPX with Super Charger and two new plugins from the FxFactory stable.
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.
We have had lots of comments on our forums from people wanting to know what exactly were the new announcements from Coremelt at NAB 2014. Good job we had our guys on the NAB show floor to ask Roger for the latest news.
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.
A brand new plugin from the people who bought you Motype and Nodes. Yanobox today released 'Barcode' a free generator for Final Cut Pro, Motion, After Effects and Final Cut Express which lets you generate and animate EAN 13 barcodes, with unique and unexpected results. (Updated 15/2/11 Tutorial posted)
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.
Replacements for the DSLR's are a bit like London buses, you wait ages and ages and then loads come at once.
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.
On a rather quiet week on the post production front, Ripple Training has just released two FCPX tutorials to watch. Adjusting audio with new tools and selective colour correction in FCPX.
NewBlueFX is one name that isn't that familiar with FCPX editors. Their background has been mainly with Sony Vegas users, so we took the opportunity to talk about their plugins at NAB. Also standby for Denoiser news!
Entertaining stuff from the Photo Club with their riff on the Canon Nikon wars. It ain't Romeo and Juliet, no Capulets dissing Montagues here, but the unrequited love of these two HDSLR addicts is well worth a view.·
Nocommotions has released three budget plugins for help when colour correcting in FCPX. Very reasonably priced, they range from $2.99 to $6.99.
The new Nodes 2 plugin from Yanobox was announced at the Supermeet in Las Vegas last night. Create complex visual animations in Final Cut Pro X, FCP7, Motion, Adobe After Effects & Premiere Pro.
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.
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.
There are a lot of Final Cut Pro X plugins out there, but there is also a core group of people who develop plugins and publish them for free download. Cartoonizer 2 is new to an expanding portfolio of free effects from one such writer.
The new Sony cameras put some of the other cool products on the booth into the shade. Yes, Sony had some new toys for us editors too. Video and info after the break.
***Updated with link to Canon & Red liveblogs***
What a news day today is going to be! Three huge announcements from three large companies, Canon, Red and Avid all have special events planned.
At the moment this is designed to process the very bad amateur handycam footage online. The before and after processing videos are worth a watch though.
When we said October, we really should have said in the last few days. New plugins for FCPX are coming thick and fast so we thought we would combine them into a roundup. Freebies too.
A brand new plugin from Graeme Nattress, Levels and Curves gives you on screen colour correction controls in Final Cut Pro X.
What is the best thing about a Friday? Not having to work tomorrow? Having a post work drink with colleagues? Or just looking forward to the weekend? No, of course it is our roundup of free effects as it is #freeeffectfriday!
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.
NY based fashion photographer Mike Kobal takes a look at the differences and similarities between these three great cameras. In the end he rates the GH2 the best all round camera. There's a video comparison at the end. Visit Mike's blog here.
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.
Hot on the heels of the success of Rush, Blackmagic Designs' DaVinci Resolve has racked up another top Hollywood grading credit with Captain Phillips.
If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a demo by an app's creator is a whole novel. Philip Hodgetts talks about getting Final Cut Pro 7 projects into FCPX using 7toX.
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 thought about a 'special story' for today but decided against it, so why not just post one that we found and laughed at this morning. We love this video from ThinkGeek, especially the first person in the add-on queue. Enjoy.
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.
The plugin management system FxFactory from Boston based company Noise Industries has been updated to version 4. The big news is plugin compatibility with Adobe's Premiere Pro CS6 for the Mac, but more plugins have been upgraded for Final Cut Pro X as well.
Two recent presentations that both talk about Final Cut Pro X. One from industry guru Evan Schectmann in the US, the other from Mark Richard Adams of Doghouse Productions in the UK.
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 when you purchase your new Mac Pro and install Final Cut Pro X 10.1, you are going to want some fast Thunderbolt 2 storage to go with it. The new Promise Pegasus 2 RAIDS are available now. A diskless model and the answer to who bought the RED Mac Pro too.
We are having a bit of an audio day here at FCP.co towers. We spotted this video when researching the compliance plugin and found out how a poor method of measuring audio is employed in Final Cut Pro.
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.
The brief was simple, push the new Mac Pro and FCPX to the limit. Never mind 4k or 8K, we went large on everything until things broke. Alex Gollner and Peter Wiggins perform the ultimate stress test.
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!
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.
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.
Demoed at the recent Los Angeles Creative Pro User Group is Lumberjack. It's a real time logging application that inputs the data into FCPX and Final Cut Pro X. No Monty Python gags either.
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.
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.
Red Giant has just completed a huge update to its colour correction products. New features, better GPU usage and a new tool added to the Magic Bullet Suite 12.
You have to admire that Tonaci Tran, he gets to see the right people at the right time with the right kit. On a recent visit to Red Studios, he managed to doorstep Ted Schilowitz on the way to CES with a Scarlet in his hand. Makes me smile that the video was hot on an iPhone though. Ironic?
UPDATED 8th Jan Ted & Scarlet camera get featured on Guardian TV after the break.
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.
We have to give a big thank you to Larry Jordan for spotting this one. Make sure you have Hoovered the carpet in the office this morning as that's where your jaws will be after watching and more importantly listening to the demos.
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.
With possibly the coolest on screen controls of any Final Cut Pro X plugin out there, the new $49 ReAnimator plugin fixes small imperfections in video.
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?
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.
Hot on the heels of the FCPX Creative Summit, the sixth Final Cut Pro X Virtual User Group took place on Monday. Here's the replay.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This one took a bit of research, probably because Japanese isn't our strong point! ISP have ported their high quality blue/green screen keyer to Final Cut Pro X, not forgetting that it still works in FCP7.
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.
Join our live chat on Youtube! If you think it has been a bit quiet around here, you would be wrong. Today we announce the big news that two of FCPX's most respected community members, Sam Mestman and Ronny Courtens are joining FCP.co. Please watch our live chat above and read Sam Mestman's exciting news below.
It's been a while since we featured a presentation from the LACPUG here on FCP.co. This is a good one, Sam Mestman from Lumaforge takes the audience through a 4K RED workflow on 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.
One of the features lacking in FCPX is the ability to save favourite effects just like our much loved FCP7 was able to. This new episode of MacBreak Studio shows us a workaround that works, for the majority of the time anyway.
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.
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.
Clickbait headline? We don't think so. This video neatly wraps up in a short, well put package why FCPX has become a superior non-linear editor compared to the traditional track based systems. Essential viewing, for your un-enlightened colleagues and friends.
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.
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