With many countries going back into lockdown to escape the new Covid variant, we thought it was an ideal opportunity to revisit Lee Herbet's tips for better audio and video from home.
We spotted a question online recently that we had the exact problem with a while ago. Searching didn't find an answer on Google, but we did eventually find out why the trim option wasn't available on YouTube.
We will be talking about how to use Final Cut Pro X with YouTube - or better still, how to maximise the discoverability of your YouTube videos and channel. YouTube is the second largest search engine in the world, so why not use all the features?
This new app for Final Cut Pro X comes with a story. A joint venture between myself and Philip Hodgetts & Greg Clarke at Intelligent Assistance, Creator’s Best Friend all started from wondering why a YouTube status bar was in sections.
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!
Show 11 on Tuesday 26th of May brings us a team of editors, each have their own story on dealing with COVID19. How has the pandemic affected post production and will anything change after the restrictions are lifted?
Today May 5th, we will be on air with show 9 of FCP.co Live! We have Frame.io CEO Emery Wells who will talk about the updated the new Transfer app. We will also giveaway a ticket to the 2020 Post Production World Online event - Worth $299!
There are two ways that you can join in with the show that starts at 1000 in Los Angeles, 1300 New York, 1800 London, 1900 Paris and (Sorry Australia) 0300 Sydney.
There are also two ways that you view;-
1) Join us here on Zoom. this is limited to 100 places, first come first served!
2) Watch above live on YouTube or click the link here.
On today's show we are very pleased to welcome the CEO of a company that is announcing a new product today. More information on this when we can!
We will also be giving away a pass to 2020 Post Production World Online event. This pass to the online conference organised by FMC is worth $299.
We are in a very different and testing time at the moment. A lot of freelance editors are at home having had their work cancelled, some right up to September. They will be back at their keyboards hopefully some time this year, but the industry has changed.
Join ex FCPX product manger Steve Bayes, Sam Mestman, Ronny Courtens with host Felipe Baez on our live chat on YouTube. We welcome Steve and Ronny to FCP.co and talk about what we expect from IBC 2019.
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!
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.
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.
What did you think you were going to do today? If like us, you start watching this excellent end to end Final Cut Pro X film editing masterclass, you'll find yourself still at your computer an hour and a half later. This detailed, fast paced demo is essential viewing.
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!
Leno from LenoFX has very kindly put together this tutorial for FCP.co. He shows us how to build a Motion template to get more likes & subscribers on YouTube.
A 54 minute film made from another person's YouTube channel? How could this be possible? First of all you have to find a channel with lots of content, then you use the power of keyword ranges in 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!
If there is one person that can tell you about the success of Final Cut Pro in Europe, it is Ronny Courtens. Essential viewing for anybody who works in post production, whatever side of the pond you live.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
What NLE does YouTuber Michelle Phan use to edit her videos on for the successful YouTube channel Ipsy? Final Cut Pro X of course! Her beauty and fashion company has put together a collection of short FCPX tutorials to help other YouTubers & social media posters. Be warned- old-time editors who don't want to learn, this is your wake up call!
If there is one quality you can use to single Final Cut Pro X out from the rest of the NLEs out there, it's the program's ease of great visual storytelling. Rusty Earl details how he used FCPX to construct the historical documentary 'Dawn of Day."
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:
It seems that the summer holiday period doesn't stop developers from releasing Final Cut Pro X plugins. Lots of them. Colour correcting, titles, lights and FCPX themes all feature in this roundup.
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!
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!
A really clever trick from Philip Hodgetts to use Automator to make life a little easier when switching video and audio at different times in Final Cut Pro X. Impressive.
With the big increase in people posting on social media, it is inevitable that editors are going to have to reproduce posts and pages on screen. The new XEffects Social Media plugins for Final Cut Pro X make this task a lot easier.
In this latest tutorial from Motion guru Fox Mahoney, he takes a deep look into the advanced 3D features using fonts in the application. This is pushing Motion's 3D capabilities to the limit.
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.
Two new plugins have been added to the growing portfolio of products that are available through FxFactory. A pack of transitions from Kingluma and some simple titling elements from Ripple Training.
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.
How does Final Cut Pro X perform when it comes to editing a comedy web series? Michael Hadley from Screen D'Or Pictures tells us about his workflow on Knights of New Jersey and how FCPX was the best choice of NLE.
A slightly different plugin announcement. CrumplePop has just released AudioDenoise, a third party noise reducing plugin for FCPX. We asked how is it better than the built-in FCPX noise reduction and why? (It is also on special offer for a week at $49)
Back to a full week in the office and what could be better than four great Final Cut Pro X tutorials hot off YouTube. Thomas Grove Carter shows us his tips, tricks and shortcuts when he uses FCPX to edit an Audi commercial.
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!
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!
Ever lose an FCPX library somewhere on your hard drive? This week's MacBreak Studio will show you a trick to get them all organised. Plus we take a look at the first part of a tutorial on building superhero titles.
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.
Did you know you can take Apple's new 'Live Photos' and convert them into usable smooth video using Final Cut Pro X? Kenny Yin shows us how...
Two new tutorials from Ripple this week. We look at replacing an iPad screen with the TrackX plugin and creating alternate storylines in FCPX.
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!
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.
This week on MacBreak Studio the guys look at building 3D text in Final Cut Pro X that you can fly through.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We love free tutorials for Final Cut Pro X and there seems to be more people making them every month. We take a look a the ones that caught our eye, make sure you have a large coffee ready!
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.
Two new tutorials from Ripple this week. Both are in Motion and both feature the new 3D text tool, extra symbols and placing 3D text into a scene.
From editing broadcast sports for transmission through to assembling your child's local league matches & sports, this $49 kit of Sports Graphics from Idustrial Revolution adds that professional look.
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.
We have been accused of being Canon biased on FCP.co. Not so. It's just that there seems to be more people shooting video on Canons than Nikon DSLRs. So when we saw this video, we thought we would post it on the front page.
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.
We like to test things here at FCP.co, so when we had the chance to test FCPX with files written from the newly updated software on EVS servers, we were there the moment the streams were set going. Unfortunately, it didn't go to plan.
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!
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.
Managing your sound effects and batch renaming in Final Cut Pro X and fixing multiple lighting sources in Blackmagic Design's DaVinci Resolve. It must be a Tuesday and time for the Ripple tutorial roundup.
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.
A slightly different lineup this week, We have a new MacBreak Studio and Motion 5 minute episode, but this time they are accompanied by a Resolve tutorial.
Who says multicam switching is just for editing? Now you can switch between four camera angles on this experimental YouTube music video by Madilyn Bailey.
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.
A video from Thomas Grove Carter raised some interesting thoughts on the possibility of useful features from iMovie being transferred to Final Cut Pro X.
We have to say congratulations to Pixel Corps and Ripple Training for getting their 300 episode of MacBreak Studio published. This time they look at that old chestnut, dynamic trimming in FCPX and FCP7.
**Updated with workaround**
Steve Martin calls this new episode of MacBreak Studio 'The Compound Clip Conundrum.' So what's the problem and how do you fix it?
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.
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?
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.
The first Tuesday of the year and the guys at Ripple have published their first MacBreak Studio of 2015. How can media be in more than one place without doubling the disk space used?
How does one link an animation in Motion? This week's MacBreak Studio explains all. In a seasonal mode, Mark Spencer shows how to add snow to a scene in Motion and we get a customised Christmas card from Steve Martin.
A complete mix of tutorials from Ripple this week. Heavyweight RED workflow from Steve and audio crossfades and exploding text with Motion from Mark.
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.
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.
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.
Chris Fenwick has been kicking out the FCPX podcasts on a regular basis. The 100th episode was an opportunity to do something different.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This week Sam Mestman joins Steve Martin to look at keyboard speed with Final Cut Pro X. We also add some smoke to a picture in Motion and take the cheaper alternative to Photoshop for a spin with FCPX.
A great FCPX user story from Thomas Grove Carter. This time he shows us how the new Honda commercial got the diptych treatment in Final Cut Pro X.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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 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!
It's a Tuesday which means a roundup of Ripple's tutorial threesome. We have the weekly MacBreak Studio on locking fonts and a couple of seasonal spooky tutorials!
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