We are two weeks away from the FCPX Global Virtual Summit. On the Thursday, all Apple presentations will be streamed live from Apple Park.
We have 10 free passes to Post Production World Online that we are going to giveaway in a sweepstake. Will you be one of the lucky 10 to win a pass to all sessions that's worth $299?
For two days, there are free sessions running at Post Production World Online that are dedicated to the Apple ecosystem for filmmakers. To watch, all you have to do is register!
At about this time in the year, we start to look forward to the NAB show in Las Vegas. It's slightly different this year. With the threat of being exposed to coronavirus, AJA is the first big company to say they are not attending.
I'm sat at the airport waiting for a plane out of San Francisco, so this gives me time to reflect on the 2019 FCPX Creative Summit. What was it like and was it worth it?
We have a great show this week, not only do we have Steve Martin, Jeff Greenberg and Chris Fenwick on the show to talk about the 2019 Creative Summit, we also have a ticket to give away as well. You must tune in!
Apple has just announced the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro. Faster chips, better screens and of course more cameras on the back. Those phone are nothing less of a computational marvel so we discussed the phones and their implications on mobile filmmaking. A lot of chat, a lot of information and a lot of fun!
We are very pleased to welcome Steve Bayes to FCP.co as a regular contributor. Steve up until a year ago was the product manager for Final Cut Pro X, so although he can't talk about future FCPX plans, we look forward to him sharing his 30 years of post production wisdom with us.
Want to know the latest news about the FCPX Creative Summit? Felipe Baez hosted three guests live on YouTube to talk about what we know and what we might see at the Summit. (Especially from Apple!)
We are back from NAB, we have got over the jet lag, so time to delve back into our photos and notes and round up our thoughts about NAB from day two onwards.
We publish the first in a set of videos from the Faster Together stage at NAB 2019. We start with an inspirational presentation from Michael Cioni, Senior VP of Innovation at Panavision. He takes a long hard look into the future.
An odd combination, but one when you read the article below, all will become clear. We post the pictures from the first Faster Together event in Las Vegas and post a free Final Cut Pro X plugin that was used for the quick-turnaround edits on the night.
The first day of Spring, but time to cast your mind back to January. The LACPUG had a special night where Apple and Frame.io presented the new features of 10.4.4 to the audience. The video of the presentation has just gone live!
As NAB draws near, the announcements start. Three of the speakers who will present on stage at the Faster Together event have just been announced. It is going to be well worth attending!
At the recent LACPUG meeting, one of the guests on stage was tech reviewer and vlogger Jonathan Morrison. A big FCPX fan, watch how he discovered how fast it was to edit when compared to a colleague's NLE.
Were you sad to hear the usual annual meetup wasn't going to happen at NAB 2019? We can break the news that LumaForge has just announced that a replacement Tuesday night event will be held - an expansion of previous year's Faster Together presentations.
A busy few days for everybody! Apple's video Pro Apps all get an update and the fourth FCPX Creative Summit takes place. We have corralled the videos from the past week with multiple languages and multiple opinions on the update!
It's quite simple. Stop what you are doing, make a large coffee and watch these two videos. Never before has Randy Ubillos, the creator of the original Final Cut Pro and FCPX, gone into so much detail about the history of NLE software development. We publish the two part recording of Randy's chat with Michael Horton at the recent LACPUG 18th birthday anniversary meeting.
If you are anywhere near Los Angeles next week, then you must attend the 18th anniversary of the LACPUG. FCP & Premiere creator Randy Ubillos and original FCP team member Tim Serda will be interviewed by Michael Horton. Bradley Olsen will present the debut of 'Off the Tracks' the crowdfunded documentary about FCPX. There's a coupon code as well!
Do you remember Apple's 10.4 presentation from the LACPUG? Afterwards three of the filmmakers from the Apple Short Film Project got to present and talk about their entry. Sam Mestman takes a look behind the scenes of the productions with the finished films and recorded presentations from that night.
Are you going to NAB this year? If so, you will need to read this message from Sam Mestman who details exactly what is happening regarding Final Cut Pro X on and off the show floor. (And also tell you where the party will be happening!)
It has been a few weeks since the event, but we are very pleased to be able to publish the full FCPX & Motion presentation that Apple gave at the LACPUG meeting in Los Angeles on January 14th.
How close can you edit video to it being captured? The answer is about five seconds from live using Softron's MovieRecorder software. Pierre Chevalier edits his own presentation on FCPX whilst giving the presentation. Get your head around that!
We have the next in the series of presentations from the Faster Together stage at NAB 2017 and this time it is about the helpful media management tool, Kyno.
Ever wondered what it takes to make a weekly web series? Steve Martin at the Faster Together Stage at NAB 2017 takes us through the recording and post production of MacBreak Studio. (On FCPX of course.)
The 'Master of Metadata" Philip Hodgetts presented FindrCat and FindrCat Pro at the recent Faster Together event at NAB 2017. See how the applications can take metadata out of FCPX and into the finder.
Michael Kammes is no stranger on FCP.co- We have even featured how he recorded hisproposal in 3D and wedding in the first person POV on video! He also produces a web series called '5 Things" and here we present his live version from the LumaForge Faster Together stage at NAB 2017.
It is the end of March and that means one thing, everybody is gearing up for NAB. Sam Mestman from Lumaforge takes us through some very interesting events for FCPX editors at the show in Las Vegas.
Time for the first Final Cut Pro X Virtual User Group of the year, number 9. If you missed it live, we have embedded the show and the after show videos.
In his presentation at the FCP X TOUR Barcelona, David López walked us through the NLE testing process they went through for Salvados, a hugely popular prime time TV show in Spain. Moving forward from FCP7 they considered Avid and tested DaVinci Resolve, FCP X and Premiere Pro CC. They finally adopted Final Cut Pro X, and David explains why exactly the other NLEs were not selected. Video included!
During the FCP X Tour in Barcelona we had the pleasure of having a live FaceTime conversation with Marc Bach in California. Hegives an honest opinion about FCP X 10.3 and tells us why he thinks that some of his colleagues still don’t want to hear anything good about it. Videos included!
If you attended the FCPX World event in London last month, you would have seen Thomas Grove Carter, James Tonkin and Rory Cantwell/ByronWijayawardenapresent on stage. Three Final Cut Pro X demos that we can now publish on FCP.co. Not to be missed!
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!
The recent FCPX 'focused' meeting of the Los Angeles Creative Pro User Group was a sell-out. Even the waiting list had to be closed! One of the highlights was a detailed presentation of how Final Cut Pro X works with a narrative workflow.
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.
Benjamin Mercer, an award-winning Finnish/English editor, received cheers and loud applause from the audience at the FCP X Tour Barcelona when he explained his workflows and his editing process for an epic war-drama movie that he is currently cutting in FCPX. (Two demo videos included!)
Another week and another Final Cut Pro X event! This time FCPX World moves to Berlin and Karsten Schlüter had the opportunity to attend and report for FCP.co.
Another day and another report from an event, it seems like the Final Cut Pro X word is spreading! The first FCPX World event was held in London on the 15th of November, Alex Gollner Reports.
The Final Cut Pro X series of live events grows at an amazing pace! This time Ronny Courtens tells us about the recent sold-out event in Barcelona.
If you are in Los Angeles, or have been meaning to be in Los Angeles and you love Final Cut Pro X, you will want to be at the Gallery Theater at Barnsdall Art Park Nov. 30th.
A couple of weeks on from the second FCPX Creative Summit and Patrick Southern takes time for a personal look back at what he calls 'The best weekend vacation one could ask for in 2016.'
A few days on, the jetlag has gone, so maybe an ideal time to reflect on a very busy few days at last week's FCPX Creative Summit.
Looks like the Final Cut Pro X News is spreading! Just announced are two new events, London on the 15th and Berlin on the 18th of November 2016. Now Europe can see the cool 10.3 demonstrations.
With the launch of the recent update of FCPX to 10.3, there is a lot to talk about. The roundtable discussion returns and there's a little surprise in there too.
We had the pleasure of attending the Special Event on the Apple Campus and we were not disappointed. We also got to test out the Touch Bar with Final Cut Pro X!
So the big news is out and FCPX 10.3 has been announced. Thomas Grove Carter has put together his top ten new features in Final Cut Pro X 10.3
The Final Cut Pro Tour doesn’t stop! While the videos from FCPXTOUR@IBC are still hot off the press, the new line-up for the next session in Barcelona has just been announced. Jesús Pérez-Miranda tells FCP.co all about it.
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.
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.
An Apple event has been announced for next Thursday October the 27th. We will be reporting on new Macs and maybe the release of an update to Final Cut Pro X.
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!
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!
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!
If you couldn't make the recent FCPX Tour in Amsterdam during IBC, you really missed out. Not a worry though as all the presentations were recorded and we will be publishing them right here on a regular basis. Here are the first two:
FCP.co has a table at the evening event at the FCPX Creative Summit later this month and we would love to see you. We also have a coupon code for 50% off the admission for you to get in for just $20.
Day two and three of IBC were spent at Spaces, close to the RAI. We were there for the FCPX Tour event. If you didn't go, you missed one of the most important FCPX events to happen this year.
At one point, Sapphire plugins from GenArts were the expensive, but 'must have' set of tools for high end editing and compositing suites. The company has just been acquired by Boris FX, so we rushed over to the booth at IBC Hall 7 to talk to the man himself Boris Yamnitsky.
It is early in September and we are in Amsterdam. That means only one thing, IBC. Surprisingly it is bright and sunny, but we are indoors looking at what is new at the show.
So you thought that there would be no FCP X event at all during this year’s IBC? Well, we have got some breaking news for you.
LumaForge, FCPX Tour, Soho Editors and FCP.co are pleased to announce the FCPX Tour @ IBC, presenting from the ShareStation workflow Suite at Spaces Zuidas.
The 2015 FCPX Creative Summit in San Jose last year was a great event. We are very pleased to announce that in conjunction with Future Media Concepts we are able again to offer one lucky FCP.co reader a free pass to the event. All you have to do is Tweet!
Now that the dust has settled from Apple's annual Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) we take a look at what the keynote speech announcements mean for us Final Cut Pro X editors. The new macOS might prove to be very interesting.
Time for the last set of videos from the recent FCP Exchange event that was held during NAB 2016. Making the switch to FCPX, a new Mac based slomotion application and a great large scale use story.
On the eve of the first FCP Tour in Madrid (6th May 2016) Jesús Pérez-Miranda takes us on his journey from Avid, through FCP 6&7 and on to Final Cut Pro X.
The presentation videos from FCP Exchange at NAB 2016 have gone down very well, so time to post the next four! Media management, Final Cut Pro X power tips, colour grading and a great case study.
Unfortunately, being in the UK, the late timing of this event was way beyond our bedtime. No problem, the whole recording is on YouTube.
Didn't manage to make it to NAB this year and missed out on the FCP Exchange presentations? Don't worry, we are publishing them right here. What were you going to do this Tuesday morning?
Hot off the press and subject to change, FCPWORKS and FCP.co have announced the schedule and speakers for this year's presentations at NAB2016
Yes more great FCPX demos to watch and more coffee to be drunk this morning!. FCP Exchange continued on March 5th at Abel Cine in Burbank. The second session of the Final Cut Pro X workshop series featured collaborative workflows and shared storage solutions. The day included sessions from Apple (which was private for the crowd) Quantum, Softron, Blackmagic, and editors Charlie Austin, Patrick Southern and David Tillman. Great viewing!
We couldn't make BVE at ExCel London this year, a shame as Soho Editors had a lecture area that put on presentations that mainly concentrated on Final Cut Pro X. So luckily for us they have just published recordings of the sessions. Rory from Soho Editors, Thomas Grove Carter, a couple of Alexes and Pierre from Softron all take to the stage.
We were lucky to get a sneak preview of a very early copy of the latest new software from the Belgian developer Softron. M|Replay gives you four channels of 'live' record and replay on your Mac Pro.
We're excited to share the news that the FCP Exchange workshop series produced by FCPWORKS and promoted by FCP.co continues in 2016 with new sessions in Los Angeles in March and at NAB in Las Vegas this April.
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!
The first FCPeXchange held at the weekend was a great success. Good speakers and a good turnout. Promoted by FCPWORKS and FCP.co, we thought we would publish a few pictures of the event.
Wes Plate from Automatic Duck presented his new product Ximport AE at the recent Los Angeles Creative Pro User Group. Wes showed the audience how to get FCPX timelines into After Effects and also recounts some great NLE history. Well worth a watch with your morning latte for half an hour!
Just in: **Apple to present at the first FCP eXchange**
FCPWORKS and FCP.co are proud to announce the first in a set of workshops aimed at the Final Cut Pro X editor. The first one is in October in Los Angeles, so sign up now!
Last weekend we had the pleasure of attending not just the International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) in Amsterdam, but we also visited the FCP EXPO event and the Supermeet.
Were you one of the ones from Europe that wanted to go to the FCPX Creative Summit because of the Apple presentation, but couldn't make it? Looks like the show might be coming across the pond for IBC 2015 in Amsterdam.
How do you know Final Cut Pro X is popular? When you have to move into a tent as you've grown out of the usual meeting room! The recent FCPX meeting in Buenos Aires hosted by Leonardo Hancevich (Leo Hans) was a huge success.
It's a few weeks on from the recent Final Cut Pro X Creative Summit in San Jose. Prompted by a few emails, we thought we would pass on our thoughts and memories of the event.
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.
There was a time when Apple's World Wide Developers Conference got no media coverage apart from dedicated Apple news websites. Now the annual event from the Moscone Centre gets airtime on national news. So what was announced that is relevant to Final Cut Pro X and editors?
Yes you read it correctly, we have one free place to give away on FCP.co for the upcoming FCPX Creative Summit that is happening this month in San Jose. You could be going!
In case you hadn't heard about them or can't get to Las Vegas this year, FCPWORKS has been taping their Final Cut Pro X presentations. Just in is their keynote speech from Sam Mestman
You know that NAB is only a couple of days away when the Editors Lounge videos get published. Some great industry news and opinions in the videos, but don't shout at the screen as we did!
So what is going on at NAB 2015 that is directly related to Final Cut Pro X? Sam Mestman tells us what FCPWORKS has organised for those rapidly approaching dates in Las Vegas. Lots of FCPX related presentations and a chance to meet up with Apple representatives!
Future Media Concepts has announced the first Final Cut Pro X Creative Summit to be held June 26-28th 2015 in Santa Clara, California. You'll get lots of presentations, conference sessions and a trip to the Apple campus to hear from the FCPX team including the product managers.
If you are in London at the BVE show on Wednesday, make sure you meet up with fellow FCPX editors on the Softron stand E25 at 4pm. There's beers to be drunk!
We replay the 11th of November edition of the Virtual Final Cut Pro X User Group. Five guys talking about FCPX for two hours. Tips, tricks and advice all wrapped up with a touch of humour. Grab a large coffee (or two) and enjoy.
We feature a lot of Michael Horton's videos from the LACPUG on here. So we think it is well worth a post helping them to fund their new projector. Everyone will benefit.
Twenty five minutes of advice from Zack Arnold that could literally save your life. You also get to find out what a burpee is. (No, we hadn't a clue either.)
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.
It got moved to a new time to help us on this side of the pond, but still some people managed to miss it! Good job Pixel Corps has published the whole two hours online.
Unfortunately for us on the right side of the pond, the scheduling of the the Final Cut Virtual User group doesn't really work for us. Good job they have just posted the recording of last nights meeting!
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.
During a rather lengthy presentation of just under two hours, the new OS X Yosemite and iOS 8 were centre stage. No FCPX and no new hardware on show, but lots of new software features.
Apple's big showcase for new hardware and software is the World Wide Developers Conference in San Francisco that starts on Monday the 2nd of June. So what do we expect? Yosemite OS X anybody?
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.
Continuing with our videos series from NAB 2104, Jim Tierney demonstrates Digital Anarchy's new flicker removal plugin running in Final Cut Pro X.
It didn't take long for the peripherals to start echoing the Mac Pro design. G-Technology announced three new products at NAB2014, two of which were black, curved and fast!
Want to secure your precious Mac Pro into a rack? Then this is one way to do it with the new Sonnet xMac Pro Server. Want to expand with PCIe cards too? No problem. Want two Mac Pros in the same rack...
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