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A bad effect bug, a new plugin and a wedding in this FCPX news roundup

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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.

First of all, we came across a bad FCPX bug with some built in and custom transition effects not rendering properly. A plugin vendor passed on to us the news that a customer was indicating that their effects were not performing properly, or at all. An email conversation followed between the two parties trying to track down exactly what was happening. Machine specs and software versions were checked, they all were good and the latest published.

The customer then uploaded a few clips that the effects failed to work on. They worked flawlessly when tried on other machines.

So what was causing the failure of the transitions on the customer's machine? He had installed the Sony PDZK-LT2 1.1.0 XDCAM & XAVC import plugin. Once this was removed, all the problem transition plugins worked perfectly.

So should you want to ingest that 4K footage from the new Sony cameras, be aware you might find this bug when applying transitions in FCPX.

Sony import fcpx problem

 

Danish plugin producer Skippor has just released a pack of 22 light leaks for FCPX. Whilst some people may roll their eyes, one thing you can't do is knock the price of $15. These are more than just overlays, each leak comes as a plugin with adjustable parameters.

 

And finally a wedding, but no ordinary wedding. FCP.co friend Michael Kammes emailed a link and details of his rather special wedding video after the great response on this site from his 3D marriage proposal video.

Michael had to go a step further and decided to film the entire event from his point of view. After a lot of testing and evaluating of potential cameras, he ended up filming the wedding with a modified keychain camera attached to his glasses. For more tekkie information on how it was done and a great BTS video, take a look at Michael's blog. Not too sure everything was edited with FCPX, but it does make for a great story.

POV wedding video glasses

 

We will leave you with an edited highlights video that is already racking up large numbers of hits on YouTube and of course we offer our best wishes to the newly married couple, Michael and Kate Kammes.  It has left us wondering what video will come next!

 

 


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I am the Editor-in-Chief of FCP.co and have run the website since its inception ten years ago.

I have also worked as a broadcast and corporate editor for over 30 years, starting on one inch tape, working through many formats, right up to today's NLEs.

Under the name Idustrial Revolution, I have written and sold plugins for Final Cut Pro for 13 years.

I was made a Freeman of Lichfield through The Worshipful Company of Smiths (established 1601). Though I haven't yet tried to herd a flock of sheep through the city centre!

Current Editing

great house giveaway 2020

2020 has been busy, the beginning of the year was finishing off a new property series (cut on FCP) for Channel 4 called The Great House Giveaway. I also designed and built the majority of the graphics as Motion templates. It has been a great success and the shows grabbed more viewers in the 4pm weekday slot than any previous strand. It has been recommissioned by C4 for 60 episodes, including prime-time versions and five themed programmes. The shows have also been nominated for a 2021 BAFTA.

Tour de france 2020
Although both were postponed to later in the year, I worked again on ITV's coverage of the Tour de France and La Vuelta. 2020 was my 25th year of editing the TdF and my 20th year as lead editor. The Tour was the first broadcast show to adopt FCPX working for multiple editors on shared storage.

 

BBC snooker the crucible

BBC's Snooker has played a big part in my life, I've been editing tournament coverage since 1997. I'm proud to be part of a very creative team that has pioneered many new ideas and workflows that are now industry standard in sports' production. This is currently an Adobe Premiere edit.

amazon kindle BF

Covid cancelled some of the regular corporate events that I edit such as trade shows & events. I was lucky however to edit, from home, on projects for Amazon Kindle, Amazon Black Friday, Mastercard and very proud to have helped local charitable trust Kendall & Wall secure lottery funding.

As for software, my weapon of choice is Final Cut Pro and Motion, but I also have a good knowledge and broadcast credits with Adobe Premiere Pro, MOGRT design and Photoshop.

Plugin Design & Development

I'm the creative force behind Idustrial Revolution, one of the oldest Final Cut Pro plugin developers. It hosts a range of commercial and free plugins on the site. One free plugin was downloaded over a thousand times within 24 hours of release.

I also take on custom work, whether it is adapting an existing plugin for a special use or designing new plugins for clients from scratch. Having a good knowledge of editing allows me to build-in flexibility and more importantly, usability.

FCP.co

Now in its 10th year and 4th redesign, running FCP.co has given me knowledge on how to run a large CMS- you are currently reading my bio from the database! Although it sounds corny, I am pretty well up on social media trends & techniques, especially in the video sector. The recent Covid restrictions has enabled live FCP.co shows online. This involves managing a Zoom Webinar through Restream.io to YouTube and Facebook. 

The Future

I'm always open to new ideas and opportunities, so please get in touch at editor (at) fcp.co. I've judged film competitions, presented workflow techniques to international audiences and come up with ideas for TV shows and software programs!

 

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