Long term plugin writer and Motion guru Patrick Sheffield has moved two of his popular plugins over to the FxFactory delivery method. Priced At $19 and $29, they're not going to break the bank stylizing your footage.
Wow is all we can say. 48 GoPro cameras all running in an array filming a surfer at sea, you know it's going to be impressive.
When software bills itself as 'The only truly professional shot listing app' it's worth a look to see if it lives up to the hype. Shotlister runs on your iOS device of choice and it's also half price at $9.99 for a week.
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!
The popular skin smoothing plugin Beauty Box from Digital Anarchy has been updated to version 3 and it's just been released. It's also at a discounted price until June 30th.
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.
We have all seen how snappy the operation of Final Cut Pro X is in demos, but what about the operational speed with a large real life project with lots of clips and keywords?
Nails, fire, footballs and even a cup of hot tea, just how much abuse can a modern DSLR take?
Good job we have Mark Spencer and Steve Martin on hand to give us the answer, here is the latest edition of MacBreak Studio.
Sony have just announced the HDR-TD10·Handycam® camcorder which utilizes two Full HD sensors to capture true 1920x1080 3D video. Now time to read up because it won't be long before a client turns up in wanting to edit this 3D format in FCP. All the editing is done in camera at the moment because there's NO, and we think its worth shouting, NO EDITING SOFTWARE AVAILABLE at the present time.
Looking at those two 3D lenses staring at you sure makes us think of the interplanetary eco-warrior Wall-E. All the spec and more after the break.
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?
We feel pretty bad about this one as we missed it in the crazy build up to our website's launch. Tim Dashwood of Dashwood Cinema Solutions is not only announcing an upgrade to Stereo3D Toolbox, but he is also unveiling brand new products at NAB 2011 - One of them being Stereo3D Cat.
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.
In the past it's always been a bit of a problem getting a monitoring signal out of a DSLR so other people can watch. Indiespot.tv caught up with Teradek's Rod Clark at the DV Expo.
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!
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.
When we wrote the previous plugin roundup, we didn't expect to be writing another so soon! Three more plugins from different people including a free pack of 24 customised Apple templates.
When Apple axed Final Cut Server, it left a void in the digital asset management (DAM) market. Possible replacement company Cantemo has published a sneak video preview on the FCPX and Cantemo Portal workflow.
It has been a week of new plugin products and Friday is no different. Tangent FX has released a $19 pack of swooping colour trails that perform transitions in FCPX.
We were so impressed by the demo we had on the Monday with Technicolor's Color Assist plugin for FCPX, we had to go back and film it! Some very clever colour correction going on.
FCPX is very quick when it comes to editing, but sharing can take its time depending on what you are sending and to where. Ben Balser has a handy tip to let you know when a share has finished.
This landed in our in box this morning. Although nothing to do with FCP, it looked so awesome we thought we would post this beast of a 3D camera as news.
Previewed at the recent SuperMeet at NAB, Ripple Training have released a $59 pack of timeline transitions plugins for Final Cut Pro X. There's also a special offer of $20 off the price until Sunday.
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.
We thought this was interesting as it parallels Final Cut Pro's transition from the 32 bit Carbon API into the 64 bit world of Cocoa. Now why can't the Apple team make a video like this?
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!
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.
The FCP X TOUR is on cruise speed, traveling across Europe to showcase new ways of understanding postproduction workflows in the digital era. With free workshops, presentations, case studies, software and hardware demos, the FCP X TOUR presents the power of Final Cut Pro X and its ecosystem to everyone involved in media and entertainment.
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!
Time for the third set of videos we are publishing from the FCPX Tour@IBC 2016. Supermeet keynote speaker Duncan Shepherd talks 360 & Paul McCartney and Alex Gollner takes 360 video underwater!
Time for two more videos from the recent FCPX Tour at IBC. Two completely different presentations, one a large 72TB 3D project and the other from a FCPX veteran!
Two more videos from the recent FCPX Tour@IBC 2016. In these just published videos, we have a documentary series shot on iPhones and a certified Adobe and Avid trainer explains why he prefers Final Cut Pro X.
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.
The last in the series of videos from the FCPX Tour at IBC 2016 and it is all about speed! FCPX Broadcast editor Peter Wiggins talks about using Final Cut Pro X in time pressured broadcast productions and Pierre Chevalier from Softron demonstrates the tools you need to ingest, edit and playout to air.
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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!
We hope you have a large coffee ready this Monday morning as we are publishing all the videos from the recent FCP Exchange event in Los Angeles. Enjoy!
It's been twenty four hours since we started to use the new Mac Pro with Final Cut Pro 10.1. We thought we would post our initial findings on the hardware, the software and the combination of the two. We also publish a jaw dropping video showing just how many effects you can apply to a RED 4K clip without frame dropping. A must watch!
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.
Apple's Motion is now over 15 years old, so time to give FCPX's backbone companion app a little love. In the article below we take a look back, but the live chat will end up looking forward. Where is Motion going next? What features will the next Motion have and what would Motion benefit from getting. We discuss, live on YouTube!
Yeup the disappearance of Get from AV3 had us all puzzled. Why would an award winning product be discontinued with hardly an explanation?
Alex Lindsay, Steve Martin and Mark Spencer present another 90 minutes of MacBreak Studio. In this episode they concentrate on the news, features and problems of the Final Cut Pro X 10.0.1 update.
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.
Before the BlackMagic event this morning we went to the AJA Video Systems breakfast press conference. New products were announced including the Ki Pro Quad which will record 4K out of your Canon EOS C500.
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 has to be a travel nightmare, we all love timelapses but not when the passenger next to you on a flight is shooting one! Nate Bolt did exactly that though on a flight from San Francisco to Paris. The video is after the break.
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...
At the recent Los Angeles Creative Pro User Group, Neil Smith from LumaForge explored the new Mac Pro's speed and its storage options. He also demos the new networking option in town, one that we are getting very excited about.!
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.
They are going to be 'the' gadget of NAB 2011, the portable LCD screened ProRes recorder for your video camera or DSLR. In true London bus style (you wait and then three come at once), Fast Forward Video have announced the sidekick HD.
Well according to FCP Towers, my article on the subject above had some good hits/tweets so I thought it might be interesting to write an update after digesting the FCP Sneek Peek.
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!
How could you make a GoPro cooler? Add a WiFi BacPac that you can control with a waterproof remote and also stream the video to your mobile phone. We're impressed.
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's certainly new plugin Monday here on FCP.co and we have to thank Andy Mees for releasing three free plugins to download. They all work on FCP7 & FCPX, Motion, Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects.
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.
We're pretty sure we've used the London bus analogy here on FCP.co before, but products from different manufacturers do seem to be released in batches. This time it's Tiffen with an FCPX friendly upgrade to their award winning pack of filters.
Have you ever wondered what it takes to edit a one-hour episode of television? Here is a short time lapse video of the editing process for episode 416 of the NBC series "Chuck.
We felt a bit guilty posting a timelapse of an Avid editor the other day so to readdress the balance, here's a timelapse of an FCP editor at work on a GoPro project, he's on day 85 of 365. Loads more videos after the break including an amazing fall off a mountain.
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.
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.
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?
At the recent Los Angeles Creative Pro User Group, a whole session was dedicated to FCPX. Sam Mestman and Noam Kroll both gave excellent presentations on how they use FCPX.
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.
Stop whatever you are doing and take three minutes to watch this amazing music video from Pomplamoose. We get tired even thinking about the amount of work that went into making it on FCP7! Very clever.
Two new plugins at the start of this week. Tritone Overlays from Tangent FX and Luminaire from SUGARfx. Both are under $30 and both apply lighting effects over video.
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.
A couple of new FCPX plugins from the FxFactory stable. Steps from Ripple Training lets you animate through stages in a process and Stupid Raisins has released a pack of titles called Lower Pop.
Noise industries must be one of the most prolific tutorial makers for plugins out there. These two new plugin tutorials are for stylising video.
Two new products from two Final Cut Pro X plugin developers. Get custom graphics layered over footage with XOverlays and bring those GVG wipe patterns back with Shape Pop.
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.
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.
This appears to be the world's first USB Follow Focus controller, although its not just limited to controlling focus. Thanks to the guys at 5D Mark2 for posting this story. There's a video and details after the break.
It's a forum question that keeps coming up again and again:- "How can I make my video look like film?" Hopefully this post might provide part of the answer. CineGrain have released a huge (and I mean huge) library of quicktime movie film effects on disk.
Walter Biscardi shows us how to use the broadcast safe filter in Color to get your Final Cut Pro timeline legal.
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