Honestly, when people were talking about this marketing push. I asked myself what marketing push? And in any case, yet again, "its the fool behind the tool". Everyone should just use whatever program it is, whatever tool it is, that allows them to express their talent and skill. It really is that simple.
In terms of Apple PR. I really dont think they have a problem. Everyone is talking about them and they will release something when it is ready. Would you rather have something released when its not ready. I mean 10.0.8 was just released. Working for me, in FCPX, is smooth and flows like a hot knife through butter.
(Go ahead and actually heat up a knife and see how easy it flows through the butter and you'll know what I mean.)
Between CoreMelt and Blackmagic, they do better marketing for FCPX than Apple does.
Apple, why didn't just have a press briefing highlighting this stuff.
Here's the rough script:
"Blackmagic will have the affordable 4K camera recording direct to ProRes for our 4K handling FCPX.
While you'll certainly love the included resolve and how it'll take advantage of the two GPUs in your next Mac but we understand some of you want to track your grade mattes right in FCPX. CoreMelt's SliceX will do that with Mocha's Planar tracking right inside FCPX."
It would be icing if they hinted at direct DNG import.
Two developers get to benefit from Apple's marketing spin. Reporters leave feeling they've see Pro support and a clear hint at a MacPro.
Yeah speaking from experience Blackmagic are very keen to reach out to user groups. They really have been rock solid and very supportive. And sure you can cook up an amazing meal from the left over from the previous day if you have a even a teensy-weensy bit of ehhhhmmmm, fantasy!
Being the die hard that I am, I am still convinced that FCP X will gain huge traction sooner or later despite Apples Marketing department. I know this is going off on a tangent and maybe it has been discussed else where but what about FCP X for the iPad. Like they have iMovie on there. What is the problem?
Like imagine FCP X on an iPad mini with some thing like this...
Alright. In an attempt to make us all feel better about the lack of Apple/X excitement at NAB, time to read tea leaves. More specifically, the wise Oliver Peters post over at the cow:
No new pre-announcements of features, though indication that there would be several updates during this year.
Promoted the new features in 10.0.8, such as Log C and 4K Sony codec support. Discussed third party ecosystem and X evolving into a platform. Discussed "in action" case studies. Briefly demo'ed Cantemo Portal integration.
Here's an optimist's interpretation. At least two more updates this year, which gets us to X 10.1 or X11. The evolving platform comment is interesting as it seems like like many of the 3rd party functionality will continue to be just that: 3rd party, and not added as a native X feature. Things like Event Manager X, Slice X, Cantemo Portal will continue to exist and not be eaten be Apple. Which is why Blackmagic is showing FCPX in some of its marketing. That strategy may make sense for X. Avoids feature bloat at least. Would have loved to heave heard something about cloud collaboration and speech support (i.e., something like Boris Soundbite).
That is simply mad! They even have another German car in there!!! Was sick of that Audi any way. Maybe this is why they are so supportive of FCP User groups… All they need to do now is offer the ability to import short cuts from your NLE of choice. Now that is what I call an exercise in Shock and Awe. I wonder if there is any substance to it…
• Grade Live incoming SDI video and save grading snapshots with metadata and stills
New Editing Enhancements for Project Finishing
• Multi track video and audio editing
• Extensive clip trimming support
• High quality optical flow image processing
• Static, lower third, scroll and crawl titles
• Compound clips
• Three point and four point fit-to-fill editing
• Transform, crop and opacity video effects
• Multiple Take selection
• Expanded XML and AAF roundtrip support
• Built-in generators for bars and test patterns
• Audio level controls with track mixing
• Matchframe linking for source and timeline viewers
• Stereoscopic 3D editing
• Media Pool list view now includes a filmstrip view
New Color Correction Enhancements
• Support for an unlimited number of industry standard OpenFX plug-ins per clip
• Unlimited Power Windows per node
• New Gradient Power Window
• Power Window presets to combine multiple windows
• PowerCurve Window freehand drawing and processing enhancements
• Copy and Paste of Tracking Data between Power Windows
• Power Window rotation available on the 4th trackball on the BMD control panel
• Motion Effects palette - In full version of DaVinci Resolve
• Chrominance control for Spatial noise reduction - In full version of DaVinci Resolve
• Temporal noise reduction - In full version of DaVinci Resolve
• Motion blur - In full version of DaVinci Resolve
• Enhanced blur with 10x range increase
• Contrast and pivot controls in 3-Way color and Primary palettes
• Split screen viewer display with SDI output
• CinemaDNG and ARRI Raw decoder options for half and quarter resolution
• Debayer and image scaling quality modes for systems with low GPU power
• Keyframe Timeline metadata now saved with Gallery Stills
• Drag and drop stills between Gallery pages
• Grab missing stills for all clips
• PowerGrades will now be append to the node editor with double click
• Enhanced Lightbox display with colour correction controls and SDI output
• Node based PTZR controls
• Corrector Node RGB/YUV selector for channel isolation
• Splitter and Combiners Nodes for single channel effects
• Optimized latency while grading complex node graphs
• Render Cache metadata is now saved with the project
• Global grade bypass for quick before/after grade review
• Auto Stabilization improvements to track shots with camera pans
• Additional External Matte Freeze and current clip settings
• Burn-in options for individual and global formatting and whether to display item labels
• User selectable LUT selection for GUI Viewer and Scopes
• Printer Light Hotkey grading
• Additional timeline filters to sort the colour and deliver timelines
• Keyboard shortcut to full screen viewer mode
• Media and Edit page viewer now includes a zoom to fit selector
• The switching clip selection now also in the node editor options menu
• Projects can now be arranged and saved within project folders for easy organisation
• Projects and project folders can be cut and pasted between project folders
• 3rd party panel improvements
Media Support Enhancements
• AVI clip decoding
• JPEG 2000 decoding
• Viewer display with side-by-side audio waveform or VU display options
• Auto Sync of Dailies audio and video using matching time code
• Edit clip metadata concurrently with audio and video sync
• User definable preset list of metadata to be displayed on screen
• Log ACES support
• Sony Slog2 IDT for ACES
• Canon C500 IDT for ACES
• Additional Media Pool fields for clip metadata includes shot, scene, take, angle, circled and camera roll #
• Audio tracks are now displayed in the timeline with video clips
• Audio VU meters with dBu and VU range selection
• Additional render option to JPEG 2000 for DCP generation
• Additional render resolution templates
• Render settings now include optional render job version name
• Integration with easyDCP using license purchased from EasyDCP (Available for Mac and Windows)
• OpenCL support for multiple AMD GPUs on Windows
• Menu bar support on Linux
• Linux CentOS 6.3 support
• General performance and stability improvements
Shock and Awe. `BAGHDAD WAS LIT UP LIKE A CHRISTMAS TREE.' Looking at my inbox again...
Before I get to other Ultra HD products, we have a major update to DaVinci Resolve this year with the new DaVinci Resolve 10. Of course DaVinci Resolve already handles 4K and Ultra HD resolutions!
We have new on set tools for sound sync, as well as Resolve Live which lets you grade from your camera in real time. There are new editing features, support for OpenFX plug-ins and new delivery tools that let you render in Resolve direct to a Digital Cinema Package file for digital cinemas when purchasing a license from EasyDCP. This means you can online to a cinema file direct from the camera RAW files all in one pass for amazing quality!
The new Resolve Live feature lets you grade live from the video input of your system so you can grade live from the camera. It’s the same as how a DaVinci 2K grading system works!
Resolve Live lets you grade live from the camera and then save those grades and relink them to the media files from the camera at the end of the shoot. You can even grade from the Thunderbolt connection of the Blackmagic Cinema Camera. Resolve Live lets you add as many nodes and color corrections as you like.
There are also new editing features in DaVinci Resolve 10 including full multi track editing with 16 channels of audio per clip and unlimited video and audio tracks in the timeline.
Audio can be synced or trimmed and dragged independently to the timeline. Other new editing features include extensive ripple, roll, slide and slip clip trimming support which display dynamically on the timeline and viewer. The viewer also allows split screen display to show in and out points of adjacent clips.
Editing in DaVinci Resolve 10 also includes a built in title tool with static, lower third, scroll and crawl titles with multiple fonts, size, drop shadow and XY positioning. Timelines in DaVinci Resolve 10 also include the support of compound clips with multiple elements including multiple video and audio tracks.
DaVinci Resolve 10 can edit stereoscopic 3D projects with full support for left and right eye clips in the media pool and the edit timeline. Using timecode and reel name, DaVinci Resolve 10 will automatically associate the left and right eye of the stereoscopic clips.
Of course color correction has been upgraded and includes new OpenFX plug-ins as well as unlimited windows in a node, recursive noise reduction and lots of other new features.
DaVinci Resolve 10 will be available as a free update to all DaVinci Resolve customers in Q3. DaVinci Resolve Lite will also include these new on set, editing enhancements, plug in support and color correction updates. It’s an exciting update!
From a few recent posts on this thread and others I've put my patience head back on. I got a thinking. With various announcements from third parties about what they can do for/with FCPX I realised the number of updates that addressed plugin development. I'm back to the settled waiting game. But I'm settled and waiting for the moment that what we have becomes fully working.
Then the FCPX dev team can provide us with core functionality updates while third parties can build on it. From other posts here across time I've noticed that the feeling is that Motion hasn't had any major updates, but that's other than the publishing abilities.
Which could look like the building to a ice foundation to something I mentioned way before. The idea of it becoming a GUI for a dev tool for FCPX templates. I make many of these and it can be very frustrating at time wishing it could do more.
So I'm thinking, for the first time since FCPX/Motion 5 release that round tripping should also be on high priority for those that want to expand FCPX further while the rigging/publish opportunities exist.
I'd be quite happy with them keeping FCPX basic, but solid, in features with loads of access for third party developers. For them to get there then work more on Motion, it's stand alone/round tripped features and the rigging/publishing possibilities.
Not the same Paul, just for creating effects, transitions, titles and generators in Motion and publishing them to FCPX.
But, it is possible to do that with them. A sequence of drop zones combined with effects, graphics and titles could be made in Motion, published as a generator and when opened in FCPX the drop zones could be populated from an event to give an edit template sort of like that video shows.
Ahh the penny is beginning to drop! You´ve built an App that essentials showcases templates and allows you to reach for your Credit card when you want to take the plunge! That´s an interesting approach!!!