fcp.co https://www.fcp.co/ en-gb dave@daveray.co.uk (fcp.co) Sat, 27 Feb 2021 09:58:15 +0000 JSitemap Pro How to Fix Blown Out iPhone 12 Footage - Dolby Vision HDR Editing in FCP https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/2418-how-to-fix-blown-out-iphone-12-footage-dolby-vision-hdr-editing-in-fcp https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/2418-how-to-fix-blown-out-iphone-12-footage-dolby-vision-hdr-editing-in-fcp You can't just drop iPhone 12 footage into a REC 709 project in Final Cut Pro, Serge M explains why and more importantly, how to fix it. ]]> FCP Tutorials Fri, 26 Feb 2021 11:06:07 +0000 I'm Answering Your YouTube Questions for 12 Hours https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2416-i-m-answering-your-youtube-questions-for-12-hours https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2416-i-m-answering-your-youtube-questions-for-12-hours Derral Eves is a YouTube legend, he's sharing his video publishing experience with viewers for 12 hours! ]]> Articles Tue, 23 Feb 2021 16:41:48 +0000 The Top 5 Final Cut Pro Books 2021 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2415-the-top-5-final-cut-pro-books-2021 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2415-the-top-5-final-cut-pro-books-2021 Online tutorials are great, but some people prefer a hard copy to learn from. We take a look a the best books for the Apple Pro Video Apps. ]]> Articles Tue, 23 Feb 2021 11:38:45 +0000 How to Edit Videos for YouTube on iMovie 2021 https://www.fcp.co/imovie/2413-how-to-edit-videos-for-youtube-on-imovie-2021 https://www.fcp.co/imovie/2413-how-to-edit-videos-for-youtube-on-imovie-2021 Rahma Ali shows us how she edits her videos in iMovie for her YouTube channel. ]]> iMovie Mon, 22 Feb 2021 11:42:39 +0000 FCP FTW! Four Final Cut Pro Tutorials from Thomas Grove Carter https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/2412-fcp-ftw-four-final-cut-pro-tutorials-from-thomas-grove-carter https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/2412-fcp-ftw-four-final-cut-pro-tutorials-from-thomas-grove-carter Thomas Grove Carter starts off a series of short Final Cut Pro tutorials with four published today. ]]> FCP Tutorials Fri, 19 Feb 2021 15:57:51 +0000 Using Camera Generated Proxies in FCP https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/2411-using-camera-generated-proxies-in-fcp https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/2411-using-camera-generated-proxies-in-fcp We are all used to the excellent proxy workflow in Final Cut Pro, but what about using camera generated proxies? ]]> FCP Tutorials Thu, 18 Feb 2021 23:16:09 +0000 Introduction to Motion 5 - The Basics & Beyond https://www.fcp.co/imovie/tutorials-for-apple-motion/2410-introduction-to-motion-5-the-basics-beyond https://www.fcp.co/imovie/tutorials-for-apple-motion/2410-introduction-to-motion-5-the-basics-beyond Dylan Bates AKA The Final Cut Bro takes us on a 40 minute introductory tour of Apple's Motion. ]]> Motion Tutorials Thu, 18 Feb 2021 11:47:38 +0000 Collaborating on FCP libraries https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/2409-collaborating-on-fcp-libraries https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/2409-collaborating-on-fcp-libraries A detailed and concise explainer on how to transfer Final Cut Pro Libraries between editors. ]]> FCP Tutorials Thu, 18 Feb 2021 10:37:06 +0000 Xsan Server Tools Integrated into macOS Big Sur 11.3 Beta 2 https://www.fcp.co/hardware-and-software/2408-xsan-server-tools-integrated-into-macos-big-sur-11-3-beta-2 https://www.fcp.co/hardware-and-software/2408-xsan-server-tools-integrated-into-macos-big-sur-11-3-beta-2 Apple has incorporated the Xsan server tools along with StorNext 7 features into the next Big Sur beta that is available today. ]]> Hardware & Software Wed, 17 Feb 2021 17:27:40 +0000 Animate Text with Keyframes in Final Cut Pro https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/2407-animate-text-with-keyframes-in-final-cut-pro https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/2407-animate-text-with-keyframes-in-final-cut-pro In this new tutorial I'll be showing how to animate text in Final Cut Pro using keyframes.  ]]> FCP Tutorials Wed, 17 Feb 2021 00:44:13 +0000 Final Cut Pro Editing Kit for YouTube https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2406-final-cut-pro-editing-kit-for-youtube https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2406-final-cut-pro-editing-kit-for-youtube Professor Simon Holland runs through the editing kit he uses making videos for his popular YouTube channel. ]]> Articles Mon, 15 Feb 2021 16:12:29 +0000 Manage and Preview your LUTs with Color Finale LUTs https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2402-manage-and-preview-your-luts-with-color-finale-luts https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2402-manage-and-preview-your-luts-with-color-finale-luts Tired of having to load each LUT to see what the effect will be on your footage? Color Finale LUTs collates and previews your LUTs for you. ]]> Articles Mon, 15 Feb 2021 15:00:22 +0000 Making a Boring Shot Way Better in Final Cut Pro! https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/2404-making-a-boring-shot-way-better-in-final-cut-pro https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/2404-making-a-boring-shot-way-better-in-final-cut-pro Watch how Daniel Schiffer makes a demo smoothie commercial in Final Cut Pro from a very simple beginning.  ]]> FCP Tutorials Mon, 15 Feb 2021 14:57:00 +0000 NASA's Perseverance Built and Animated in Apple's Motion https://www.fcp.co/motion-news/2403-nasa-s-perseverance-built-and-animated-in-apple-s-motion https://www.fcp.co/motion-news/2403-nasa-s-perseverance-built-and-animated-in-apple-s-motion With the landing of NASA's Perseverance only days away, one FCP.co contributor used a 3D model in Motion to illustrate the Mars mission. ]]> Motion News Mon, 15 Feb 2021 12:55:59 +0000 Editing with the Powerful Position Tool https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/2405-editing-with-the-powerful-position-tool https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/2405-editing-with-the-powerful-position-tool This week I take a look at different ways you can use the Position Tool in Final Cut Pro.  ]]> FCP Tutorials Sat, 13 Feb 2021 15:25:56 +0000 Create Animated Graphics Free for Final Cut Pro Using Canva https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2401-create-animated-graphics-free-for-final-cut-pro-using-canva https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2401-create-animated-graphics-free-for-final-cut-pro-using-canva This has to be tip of the week. A great free resource for making graphics for videos with a few clicks. ]]> Articles Fri, 12 Feb 2021 11:39:59 +0000 Frame.io Announces Camera to Cloud Workflows https://www.fcp.co/hardware-and-software/pro/2400-frame-io-announces-camera-to-cloud-workflows https://www.fcp.co/hardware-and-software/pro/2400-frame-io-announces-camera-to-cloud-workflows Get rushes into the cloud instantly for viewing using Frame.io's new Camera to Cloud service. ]]> Pro Thu, 11 Feb 2021 10:52:05 +0000 Control the Size of Final Cut Pro's Libraries with FCP Diet 2 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2399-control-the-size-of-final-cut-pro-s-libraries-with-fcp-diet-2 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2399-control-the-size-of-final-cut-pro-s-libraries-with-fcp-diet-2 Hi, I am Alex, I am an editor and a software developer and recently I released this macOS app, FCP Diet 2. ]]> Articles Wed, 10 Feb 2021 11:30:46 +0000 Work or Share Final Cut Pro Remotely with Splashtop https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2397-work-or-share-final-cut-pro-remotely-with-splashtop https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2397-work-or-share-final-cut-pro-remotely-with-splashtop Work a remote machine running Final Cut Pro or share your live edit session with Splashtop. ]]> Articles Mon, 08 Feb 2021 11:30:06 +0000 Spatial Spectral Isolator Audio EQ in Final Cut Pro with Peel https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2396-spatial-spectral-isolator-audio-eq-in-final-cut-pro-with-peel https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2396-spatial-spectral-isolator-audio-eq-in-final-cut-pro-with-peel A new audio plugin from zplane allows you to remove frequencies in the stereo image by just drawing a box around them. ]]> FCP News Fri, 05 Feb 2021 13:12:03 +0000 Creating a Title from an Image Mask in FCP https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/2395-creating-a-title-from-an-image-mask-in-fcp https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/2395-creating-a-title-from-an-image-mask-in-fcp This time we are going to look a the various options when using the Image Mask effect in Final Cut Pro. ]]> FCP Tutorials Fri, 05 Feb 2021 12:10:14 +0000 Backdate Motion Templates & Plugins to Work with Older Final Cut Pro Versions https://www.fcp.co/imovie/tutorials-for-apple-motion/2394-backdate-motion-templates-plugins-to-work-with-older-final-cut-pro-versions https://www.fcp.co/imovie/tutorials-for-apple-motion/2394-backdate-motion-templates-plugins-to-work-with-older-final-cut-pro-versions We have all had that red 'T" onscreen at some point in Final Cut Pro. Here's a quick and easy fix. ]]> Motion Tutorials Thu, 04 Feb 2021 16:17:14 +0000 Secure Transcription with Simon Says On-Prem https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2392-secure-transcription-with-simon-says-on-prem https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2392-secure-transcription-with-simon-says-on-prem Have you been put off by transcription services uploading your sensitive data to the cloud? Now you can stay local with Simon Says On-Prem. ]]> FCP News Thu, 04 Feb 2021 12:14:51 +0000 16 Tips for Working with Multiple Audio Clips in a Multicam in Final Cut Pro https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/2391-16-tips-for-working-with-multiple-audio-clips-in-a-multicam-in-final-cut-pro https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/2391-16-tips-for-working-with-multiple-audio-clips-in-a-multicam-in-final-cut-pro Some great tips from Final Cut Pro editor Rafi Saar on using audio in multicam clips in Final Cut Pro. ]]> FCP Tutorials Wed, 03 Feb 2021 14:09:13 +0000 The Greg Protocols - Part 1: One Editor's Journey from Fast9 to Final Cut 10 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/2390-the-greg-protocols-part-1-one-editor-s-journey-from-fast9-to-final-cut-10 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/2390-the-greg-protocols-part-1-one-editor-s-journey-from-fast9-to-final-cut-10 What does it take to convert a Hollywood editor to Final Cut Pro? in this series of videos we will find out. ]]> FCP Tutorials Mon, 01 Feb 2021 21:24:29 +0000 Apple’s M1 MacBook Pro vs Intel MacBook Pro - A Long-term Comparison https://www.fcp.co/hardware-and-software/2389-apple-s-m1-macbook-pro-v-intel-macbook-pro-a-long-term-comparison https://www.fcp.co/hardware-and-software/2389-apple-s-m1-macbook-pro-v-intel-macbook-pro-a-long-term-comparison It has been two and a half months since Apple announced the new M1 SOC Mac mini, MacBook Air and 13” MacBook Pro. So after a good couple of months with a 13” M1 MacBook Pro, I thought I’d put together my findings to help those out there who are thinking of buying one. ]]> Hardware & Software Mon, 01 Feb 2021 14:36:52 +0000 View and Export Metadata in Final Cut Pro https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/2388-view-and-export-metadata-in-final-cut-pro https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/2388-view-and-export-metadata-in-final-cut-pro Find out how to change the display of metadata and configure the XML export options in Final Cut Pro. ]]> FCP Tutorials Fri, 29 Jan 2021 12:18:48 +0000 Show Pilot Shot Entirely on iPhones https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2384-show-pilot-shot-entirely-on-iphones https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2384-show-pilot-shot-entirely-on-iphones Lee Herbet explains the techniques he used to shoot a pilot of a photography show using just iPhones. There's more good tips & information in Lee's three 'how-to' videos than you get in some paid courses! ]]> Articles Fri, 29 Jan 2021 10:55:51 +0000 Share Parts of Videos with the New YouTube Clip Function https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2387-share-parts-of-videos-with-the-new-youtube-clip-function https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2387-share-parts-of-videos-with-the-new-youtube-clip-function Just breaking on the YouTube Creator channel, you will soon be able to share parts or 'clips' from your YouTube videos. ]]> Articles Thu, 28 Jan 2021 17:27:35 +0000 Trimming: Comparing Avid and Final Cut Pro https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/2385-trimming-comparing-avid-and-final-cut-pro https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/2385-trimming-comparing-avid-and-final-cut-pro Are there big differences in trimming between Avid and Final Cut Pro? LA-based editor Josh Beal compares the two NLEs.  ]]> FCP Tutorials Wed, 27 Jan 2021 11:21:32 +0000 Final Cut Pro Shared & Remote Solutions https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/2386-final-cut-pro-shared-remote-solutions https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/2386-final-cut-pro-shared-remote-solutions In the first of a few articles about shared and remote workflows, we thought it would be a good idea to start by sharing the just published white paper 'Final Cut Pro Shared & Remote Solutions'. ]]> FCP Tutorials Tue, 26 Jan 2021 18:29:40 +0000 Experienced Diver, Rookie Editor with the M1 MacBook Pro and Final Cut Pro https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2383-experienced-diver-rookie-editor-with-the-m1-macbook-pro-and-final-cut-pro https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2383-experienced-diver-rookie-editor-with-the-m1-macbook-pro-and-final-cut-pro Rookie ALERT! Having been blessed with the good fortune to be lent a MacBook Pro M1 laptop running Final Cut Pro, I was very excited to try it out. ]]> Articles Tue, 26 Jan 2021 10:40:31 +0000 Keying a Subject on a White Background in Final Cut Pro https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/2381-keying-a-subject-on-a-white-background-in-final-cut-pro https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/2381-keying-a-subject-on-a-white-background-in-final-cut-pro In this week's MacBreak Studio, it is all about keying out a subject on white. ]]> FCP Tutorials Sat, 23 Jan 2021 15:58:21 +0000 Change Transition Length for Multiple Clips in Final Cut Pro https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/2380-change-transition-length-for-multiple-clips-in-final-cut-pro https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/2380-change-transition-length-for-multiple-clips-in-final-cut-pro Did you know you can change the duration of more than one transition at a time in Final Cut Pro? ]]> FCP Tutorials Fri, 22 Jan 2021 15:52:28 +0000 Mobile Filmmaking with iPhone, FiLMiC Pro, and Final Cut Pro https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2382-mobile-filmmaking-with-iphone-filmic-pro-and-final-cut-pro https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2382-mobile-filmmaking-with-iphone-filmic-pro-and-final-cut-pro Oliver Peters runs through his shooting and editing iPhone workflow including using FiLMiC Pro and Final Cut Pro.  ]]> Articles Mon, 25 Jan 2021 07:13:50 +0000 Why We Switched From Adobe Premiere to Final Cut Pro https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2379-why-we-switched-from-adobe-premiere-to-final-cut-pro https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2379-why-we-switched-from-adobe-premiere-to-final-cut-pro What makes an advanced Premiere editor change NLEs to Final Cut Pro? The guys at the Summit Bid tell us why. ]]> Articles Thu, 21 Jan 2021 15:59:01 +0000 Join Sam Mestman for Live Final Cut Pro Training 21st January https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/2378-join-sam-mestman-for-live-final-cut-pro-training https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/2378-join-sam-mestman-for-live-final-cut-pro-training Join Sam Mestman as he presents a beginners guide to Final Cut Pro, this Thursday 21st January at 10am PT, 11am MT, Noon CT and 1pm ET. ]]> FCP Tutorials Tue, 19 Jan 2021 20:33:26 +0000 Sound Design Breakdown in Final Cut Pro https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/2377-sound-design-breakdown-in-final-cut-pro https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/2377-sound-design-breakdown-in-final-cut-pro Evan Cabral takes us on a timeline tour in a recent Final Cut Pro project of his where the client specified they wanted good sound design. ]]> FCP Tutorials Tue, 19 Jan 2021 11:46:43 +0000 To the M3 Mac Pro and Beyond: Alex Gollner on the Whole Apple Silicon Transition https://www.fcp.co/hardware-and-software/2374-to-the-m3-mac-pro-and-beyond-alex-gollner-on-the-whole-apple-silicon-transition https://www.fcp.co/hardware-and-software/2374-to-the-m3-mac-pro-and-beyond-alex-gollner-on-the-whole-apple-silicon-transition The biggest Apple news of 2020 was the start of the transition of the Mac to Apple silicon. Alex Gollner writes about how the transition might go over the next two years. Tell us what you think in the comments below! ]]> Hardware & Software Mon, 18 Jan 2021 09:02:19 +0000 Fix Layer Gap Problems in Final Cut Pro https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/2376-fix-layer-gap-problems-in-final-cut-pro https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/2376-fix-layer-gap-problems-in-final-cut-pro  

Why do so many FCP editors have problems with multiple layers? 

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OWC Aquires Shared Storage Company Lumaforge https://www.fcp.co/hardware-and-software/2375-owc-aquires-shared-storage-company-lumaforge https://www.fcp.co/hardware-and-software/2375-owc-aquires-shared-storage-company-lumaforge Storage and peripheral company OWC has acquired shared storage manufacturer Lumaforge. The Jellyfish has a new home!

 

Dear Final Cut Community,

Sam here. It’s such a relief to finally be able to talk about this.

Figured I’d post this on FCP.co because in many ways LumaForge was built right here on this site for this community. As some of you know LumaForge has been officially acquired by OWC (Other World Computing).

Given the world situation at the moment, it feels a little ridiculous to scream from the hills about how awesome it is that your company got acquired, so I’m not going to do that here. Instead, I just want to take a second and give a heartfelt thank you to the community that was there with us from the very beginning and whose problems this company was brought into existence to solve… and that was the Final Cut Pro X community and Mac users everywhere… and FCP.co was here for it every step of the way.

We launched the company on FCP.co:

LumaForge introduce shared storage solutions for Final Cut Pro X

 

Peter got the first Jellyfish Mobile we ever shipped to review here (and there’s a hilarious story about the boot drive we shipped him that we will never live down… ask me next time you see me):

First impressions of the 'JellyFish' - affordable shared storage designed for Final Cut Pro X

 

Ronny Courtens changed the game for us at Swiss National Television and told that story here:

How Swiss TV went FCPX - Final Cut Pro X in National Network Operations

 

 

Over the years, we have told amazing user stories and helped improve the workflows of countless video teams around the world. Here’s just a few of those:

Off The Grid-WMM: A RED-FCPX-Resolve Workflow series
* Part 1 Introduction and On-Set Editorial
* Part 2 Organization
* Part 3 Editing
* Part 4 Group Workflow and Finishing in FCPX
* Part 5 Collaborating with Color, VFX & Audio Departments

STV (Denmark): STV (Denmark) Case Study: We Publish the Presentation Videos from the FCPX Tour at IBC 2016 - STV Denmark & Coremelt 

La Peste FCP.co: Cut With FCPX: The Prestigious Period Mystery-Thriller "La Peste" Surpasses "Game Of Thrones" To Become The Most Watched Television Series In Spain

 

James Tonkin: James Tonkin Tours with the Biggest Music Artists on the Planet, Creating Stunning Concert Videos from Tons of 4K and 8K Footage in Final Cut Pro X

 

Apple-LumaForge at LACPUG 2016 - Replay the Final Cut Pro X 10.3 Narrative Workflow Presentation From the Los Angeles Creative Pro User Group

Thrown in the mix along the way was workflow suites and Faster Togethers at NAB, getting on the the Apple Store, taking over the very last Supermeet and so many other memories when we naively thought we could take 20 grand and go start a shared storage company and try and compete with the big guys… except we did. And we were able to do it because of this community here and your support over the years. Community matters, now more than ever, and if it were not for this one, my community at We Make Movies, and Apple and the Final Cut Pro X team, I would not have a career at all most likely.

It has been an amazing journey with you, the FCP.co community. On behalf of the team at LumaForge, I’m also very excited to tell you that while this chapter may be closing, the book is far from finished. Our next chapter is going to be the best one we have written and i am beyond excited about what we will be continuing to create for you at OWC.

So why OWC and what’s next? It’s pretty simple. Larry O’Connor.

If there was a single person and a single company that’s more passionate about the Apple ecosystem, products, and peripherals than us… it’s Larry O’Connor and the team at OWC.

He knows more about Thunderbolt, Apple Macs, chipsets, hard drives, and manufacturing than anyone I’ve ever met and he is a true knowledge base for all things in the Mac ecosystem. Want to learn a couple things? Watch these videos:

FCP.co Live Thunderbolt 4: https://eshop.macsales.com/blog/66986-thunderbolt-4-larry-oconnor-fcp/
Creative Summit panel: https://eshop.macsales.com/blog/69428-fcpx-summit-larry-oconnor/

I’ve been working with OWC for quite a bit over the last year and have gotten to know him and the team well over there. There is simply no better acquiring company for the LumaForge family than OWC. They’re really just a bigger, older version of LumaForge. They care about their customers, are not a soulless mega-corporation, are passionate about the environment (also watch Kiss The Ground on Netfilx that Larry helped produce and get some real hope about the environment future) and education (they’re building 7 OWC media centers this year for the Orphaned Starfish Foundation), and more than anything, they care about solving problems for their customers more than anything else in the world.

So how’s this all going to work and what’s next? You won’t see that in this article… but you will see it in increasing velocity over 2021 and beyond.

But if you want to know what the plan is? It’s SOLUTIONS across the entire ecosystem of OWC products. When you get a sense of just how big the OWC product lineup is and how Jellyfish solutions connect to all of that, you should be able to connect some of the dots. It’s going to be fun.

Anyway, from the bottom of my heart, thank you all for joining us on this amazing ride these last few years. It was unforgettable.

The good news for all of us, though, is that the best is yet to come. Onwards and Upwards!

For the official OWC blog on the acquisition, go here:

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Create Multiple Motion Projects Including Text & Media Assets from CSV Files with CSV to Motn V2.5 https://www.fcp.co/imovie/tutorials-for-apple-motion/2371-create-multiple-motion-projects-including-text-media-assets-from-csv-files-with-csv-to-motn-v2-5 https://www.fcp.co/imovie/tutorials-for-apple-motion/2371-create-multiple-motion-projects-including-text-media-assets-from-csv-files-with-csv-to-motn-v2-5 CSV to Motn is an app for creating videos out of data from a CSV file. The app uses data from a CSV file and turns it into motn files, these can then be rendered with either Compressor or a droplet from Compressor.  ]]> Motion Tutorials Mon, 11 Jan 2021 09:48:29 +0000 NVIDIA Future GPU Technology Presentation https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2373-nvidia-future-gpu-technology-presentation https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2373-nvidia-future-gpu-technology-presentation Another cool technology 'tip off' from a reader. This video from NVIDIA is worth a watch from about 17:28 onwards to see their GPUs in action.  ]]> Articles Sat, 09 Jan 2021 01:08:37 +0000 Control Where Your Media is Stored in Final Cut Pro https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/2372-control-where-your-media-is-stored-in-final-cut-pro https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/2372-control-where-your-media-is-stored-in-final-cut-pro Serge M takes a look at how and where media gets stored when using Final Cut Pro. ]]> FCP Tutorials Sat, 09 Jan 2021 00:39:02 +0000 iOS Tracking to Final Cut Pro -Who Has the Missing Link? https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2369-ios-tracking-to-final-cut-pro-who-has-the-missing-link https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2369-ios-tracking-to-final-cut-pro-who-has-the-missing-link We seem to be so close to coupling two Apple technologies together to achieve something really cool. But at the moment, they are miles apart. ]]> Articles Wed, 06 Jan 2021 16:22:30 +0000 How to Get Better Video and Audio in Online Chats https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2366-how-to-get-better-video-and-audio-in-online-chats https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2366-how-to-get-better-video-and-audio-in-online-chats 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. ]]> Articles Sun, 03 Jan 2021 21:55:24 +0000 Apple M1 Mac mini Review by Oliver Peters https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2364-apple-m1-mac-mini-review-by-oliver-peters https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2364-apple-m1-mac-mini-review-by-oliver-peters Rounding out 2020, Apple made the first move in its transition from Intel to Arm-based Apple silicon processors. The MacBook Air, the 13” MacBook Pro, and the Mac mini are the first Macs to feature the new chip. ]]> Articles Fri, 01 Jan 2021 04:40:34 +0000 Making an Ink Bleed Reveal in Motion https://www.fcp.co/imovie/tutorials-for-apple-motion/2365-making-an-ink-bleed-reveal-in-motion https://www.fcp.co/imovie/tutorials-for-apple-motion/2365-making-an-ink-bleed-reveal-in-motion Use Apple's Motion to make an item appear onscreen as if it was being revealed by a travelling series of ink blots. ]]> Motion Tutorials Thu, 31 Dec 2020 01:43:26 +0000 Alex Gollner Looks Back at FCP & Apple in 2020 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2362-alex-gollner-looks-back-at-fcp-apple-in-2020 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2362-alex-gollner-looks-back-at-fcp-apple-in-2020 As we celebrate the end of 2020, it is time to look back at the highlights in the world of Final Cut over the last 12 months. It was a year of a flurry of software updates from the Final Cut team plus many hardware updates from Apple. It also saw an acceleration of editors working remotely and big improvements to the hardware and software of video production. ]]> Articles Wed, 30 Dec 2020 01:29:58 +0000 Replay the Keynote from the FCPX Global Virtual Summit https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2361-replay-the-keynote-from-the-fcpx-global-virtual-summit https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2361-replay-the-keynote-from-the-fcpx-global-virtual-summit Watch the keynote speech from the FCPX Global Virtual Summit: Andy Stein from the Orphaned Starfish Foundation. ]]> Articles Mon, 28 Dec 2020 22:53:53 +0000 Ripple Live Episode 26 - The Final Cut Pro Tip Show https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/2357-ripple-live-episode-26-the-final-cut-pro-tip-show https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/2357-ripple-live-episode-26-the-final-cut-pro-tip-show In this new live episode, we try to answer as many questions about Final Cut Pro and Apple's video apps as we can. Mark is live from Belieze! ]]> FCP Tutorials Thu, 17 Dec 2020 12:47:34 +0000 Holiday Cabaret de Noël - Virtual Show Production in Final Cut Pro https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2356-holiday-cabaret-de-noel-virtual-show-production-in-final-cut-pro https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2356-holiday-cabaret-de-noel-virtual-show-production-in-final-cut-pro We have all seen a lot of 'virtual choir' videos recently. Oliver Peters took the concept a stage further and edited a whole hour and a half virtual holiday cabaret show. In Final Cut Pro, of course! ]]> Articles Wed, 16 Dec 2020 16:50:26 +0000 Editing an Indie Feature-doc While in a Bus Through Iran https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2351-editing-an-indie-feature-doc-while-in-a-bus-through-iran https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2351-editing-an-indie-feature-doc-while-in-a-bus-through-iran Yes, I admit it, the title is kind of clickbait. But it is true, I did work a lot on the rough cut of our latest 76-minute music documentary while sitting in a bus for hours, travelling across Iran to our next filming location. ]]> Articles Tue, 15 Dec 2020 08:02:55 +0000 Apple Updates Final Cut Pro to 10.5.1 and Compressor to 4.5.1 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2353-apple-updates-final-cut-pro-to-10-5-1-and-compressor-to-4-5-1 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2353-apple-updates-final-cut-pro-to-10-5-1-and-compressor-to-4-5-1 We thought it wouldn't take long before updates were released to the Apple Silicon compatible Pro Apps. Final Cut Pro and Compressor get an extra feature and stability improvements. Big Sur and iMovie get some love too. We also have a new Apple Wsupport article on sharing. ]]> FCP News Mon, 14 Dec 2020 18:04:07 +0000 Award-winning Composer, Simon Franglen Geeks Out About Gear https://www.fcp.co/audio/2352-award-winning-composer-simon-franglen-geeks-out-about-gear https://www.fcp.co/audio/2352-award-winning-composer-simon-franglen-geeks-out-about-gear Host Cirina Catania, talks with world-famous composer and producer, British born, Simon Franglen, who started out as a musician and record producer, and soon began working with composers such as John Barry on the soundtrack to “Dances with Wolves,” David Fincher’s “Se7en,” and David Cronenberg’s ”Crash.” ]]> Audio Mon, 14 Dec 2020 17:23:09 +0000 Simon Says Assemble Released - Build Edits by Dragging and Dropping Text https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2349-simon-says-assemble-released-build-edits-by-dragging-and-dropping-text https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2349-simon-says-assemble-released-build-edits-by-dragging-and-dropping-text Simon Says has expanded its popular transcription service by adding 'Simon Says Assemble'. A web based, collaborative 'drag and drop' assemble tool for editing together interviews. ]]> Articles Tue, 08 Dec 2020 11:41:50 +0000 Growing Lines Effect - Final Cut Pro Tutorial https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/2358-growing-lines-effect-final-cut-pro-tutorial https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/2358-growing-lines-effect-final-cut-pro-tutorial In this tutorial, you can find out how to grow lines in Final Cut Pro. ]]> FCP Tutorials Sat, 05 Dec 2020 19:48:20 +0000 Animate a Presenter & Type in Final Cut Pro https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/2359-animate-a-presenter-type-in-final-cut-pro https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/2359-animate-a-presenter-type-in-final-cut-pro A presenter on green screen with accompanying graphics. Sounds easy? In this new tutorial you can find out how to build one of the classic presentation layouts. ]]> FCP Tutorials Tue, 01 Dec 2020 21:53:33 +0000 Merge Now a Part of Postlab https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2348-merge-now-a-part-of-postlab https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2348-merge-now-a-part-of-postlab Merge, the FCP event, clip and project management tool is now bundled into Postlab. Combine XMLs to get data from multiple sources into one updated Library. ]]> Articles Tue, 01 Dec 2020 13:18:08 +0000 Connect Multiple Thunderbolt Devices with the OWC Thunderbolt Hub https://www.fcp.co/hardware-and-software/2347-connect-multiple-thunderbolt-devices-with-the-owc-thunderbolt-hub https://www.fcp.co/hardware-and-software/2347-connect-multiple-thunderbolt-devices-with-the-owc-thunderbolt-hub In the blast of publicity surrounding the new M1 chips and the contemporaneous release of macOS Big Sur, the new capability of Thunderbolt 'hubbing' got slightly overlooked.  ]]> Hardware & Software Mon, 30 Nov 2020 14:54:52 +0000 The Best Black Friday Deals 2020 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2340-black-friday-deals https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2340-black-friday-deals It's that time of year again! We have put together a list of websites and companies that are offering active Black Friday deals. Hopefully we can save you some money! ]]> Articles Tue, 24 Nov 2020 09:58:02 +0000 Real-World Tests of the M1 Silicon Macs https://www.fcp.co/hardware-and-software/2338-real-world-tests-of-the-m1-silicon-macs https://www.fcp.co/hardware-and-software/2338-real-world-tests-of-the-m1-silicon-macs It's been a week since the new M1 silicon Macs were announced. The reviews are starting to come in, so we thought we would list the ones we thought had done a good job. ]]> Hardware & Software Wed, 18 Nov 2020 12:14:50 +0000 Oliver Peters Reviews Simon Says Transcription Service https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2335-oliver-peters-reviews-simon-says-transcription-service https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2335-oliver-peters-reviews-simon-says-transcription-service Adding captions to videos is a tedious process, let alone adding multiple languages! Oliver Peters takes a look at the online transcription & translation service Simon Says, ]]> Articles Tue, 17 Nov 2020 09:15:12 +0000 LumaFusion Gets HDR Support and 10-Bit Processing https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2337-lumafusion-gets-hdr-support-and-10-bit-processing https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2337-lumafusion-gets-hdr-support-and-10-bit-processing Today, Luma Touch announced that their iOS editing app LumaFusion now has HDR support, 10-bit processing, HEVC export with transparency and new chromakeying tools. ]]> Articles Mon, 16 Nov 2020 18:02:40 +0000 Have You Bought Your Ticket for the Biggest Final Cut Pro Event of the Year? https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2334-have-you-bought-your-ticket-for-the-biggest-final-cut-pro-event-of-the-year https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2334-have-you-bought-your-ticket-for-the-biggest-final-cut-pro-event-of-the-year The keynote speaker has been announced, the week's schedule is almost full of great sessions and Apple will present live. Have you got your ticket for the 2020 FCPX Virtual Global Summit yet? (There is a code!) ]]> Articles Fri, 13 Nov 2020 13:43:55 +0000 Apple Updates All Pro Video and Audio Apps for Big Sur - FCP 10.5 Is Here! https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2333-apple-updates-all-pro-video-and-audio-apps-for-big-sur-fcp-10-5-is-here https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2333-apple-updates-all-pro-video-and-audio-apps-for-big-sur-fcp-10-5-is-here Today Apple has updated all the pro video and audio apps. Final Cut Pro updates 10.5, Motion to 5.5 and Compressor to 4.5. A few new features for FCP, but all will now run on Apple silicon! We list ALL the new features. ]]> FCP News Thu, 12 Nov 2020 22:29:25 +0000 Apple Releases the New MacOS - Big Sur https://www.fcp.co/hardware-and-software/2329-apple-releases-the-new-macos-big-sur https://www.fcp.co/hardware-and-software/2329-apple-releases-the-new-macos-big-sur No surprise here as Apple said in its event on Monday that Thursday was going to be Big Sur day. It's out, should you upgrade? ]]> Hardware & Software Thu, 12 Nov 2020 18:21:42 +0000 Final Cut Library Manager Updated for Big Sur https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2328-final-cut-library-manager-updated-for-big-sur https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2328-final-cut-library-manager-updated-for-big-sur With Big Sur being released today, the race is on for developers to update their software to run on the new MacOS. Straight out off the gate is Arctic Whiteness with Final Cut Library Manager. **Update Now works with 10.5** ]]> FCP News Thu, 12 Nov 2020 12:04:26 +0000 Apple Announce New Silicon MacBook Air, Mac Mini and 13 inch MacBook Pro https://www.fcp.co/hardware-and-software/2327-apple-announce-new-silicon-macbook-air-mac-mini-and-13-inch-macbook-pro https://www.fcp.co/hardware-and-software/2327-apple-announce-new-silicon-macbook-air-mac-mini-and-13-inch-macbook-pro Well, we were not disappointed as today Apple announced the first Apple Silicon Macs. We also got a release date for the new MacOS Big Sur. ]]> Hardware & Software Tue, 10 Nov 2020 18:59:06 +0000 Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 17 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2326-blackmagic-design-announces-davinci-resolve-17 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2326-blackmagic-design-announces-davinci-resolve-17 Blackmagic announced the DaVinci Resolve 17 Beta in a two hour presentation. We have selected and bookmarked some of the highlights. ]]> Articles Mon, 09 Nov 2020 21:20:34 +0000 Meet The Apple Pro Video Team at the 2020 FCPX Global Virtual Summit https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2325-meet-the-apple-pro-video-team-at-the-2020-fcpx-global-virtual-summit https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2325-meet-the-apple-pro-video-team-at-the-2020-fcpx-global-virtual-summit We are two weeks away from the FCPX Global Virtual Summit. On the Thursday, all Apple presentations will be streamed live from Apple Park. ]]> FCP News Wed, 04 Nov 2020 21:31:32 +0000 Iain Anderson Releases 'Final Cut Pro X: Efficient Editing' Book https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2324-iain-anderson-releases-final-cut-pro-x-efficient-editing-book https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2324-iain-anderson-releases-final-cut-pro-x-efficient-editing-book Iain Anderson's new book on Final Cut Pro X has just been published. He tells us what's in it, who it's for and why he wrote it. There's also a link for a free chapter to download. ]]> Articles Wed, 04 Nov 2020 08:28:14 +0000 Apple Announces a Special Event for November 10th https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2323-apple-announces-special-event-for-november-10th https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2323-apple-announces-special-event-for-november-10th Apple has announced a special event next Tuesday entitled 'One More Thing'. Will we see a range of new silicon Macs? Will we see a new version of Final Cut Pro X? ]]> Articles Mon, 02 Nov 2020 17:18:40 +0000 Blackmagic's Final Cut Pro X 'Gotcha' Got Me Again! https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/2321-blackmagic-s-final-cut-pro-x-gotcha-got-me-again https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/2321-blackmagic-s-final-cut-pro-x-gotcha-got-me-again It struck once more! The Blackmagic/FCPX 'gotcha' that I swore I'd never be caught by again. Why doesn't the selected output work with Final Cut Pro X? ]]> FCP Tutorials Mon, 26 Oct 2020 12:20:21 +0000 Digital Anarchy's Flicker Free Plugin Updated to Version 2 with Added Motion Compensation and Performance Boosts https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2320-digital-anarchy-s-flicker-free-plugin-updated-to-version-2-with-added-motion-compensation-and-performance-boosts https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2320-digital-anarchy-s-flicker-free-plugin-updated-to-version-2-with-added-motion-compensation-and-performance-boosts An update to Digital Anarchy's Flicker Free plugin has bought motion compensation, a large performance boost and a handy collection of presets. ]]> FCP News Fri, 16 Oct 2020 13:03:53 +0000 Two Real Life Examples of Exporting out AAFs from FCPX with X2Pro https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2318-two-real-life-examples-of-exporting-out-aafs-from-fcpx-with-x2pro https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2318-two-real-life-examples-of-exporting-out-aafs-from-fcpx-with-x2pro One of the moans from people about Final Cut Pro X is the handing off of audio to a DAW for finishing. They haven't realised that FCPX has one of the smoothest tools available for getting an AFF into an audio session! These two filmmakers talk about the benefits of X2Pro to their workflow. ]]> Articles Tue, 13 Oct 2020 12:20:04 +0000 Operate a Camera in Post Production with Apple’s Motion https://www.fcp.co/imovie/tutorials-for-apple-motion/2314-operate-a-camera-in-post-production-with-apple-s-motion https://www.fcp.co/imovie/tutorials-for-apple-motion/2314-operate-a-camera-in-post-production-with-apple-s-motion When Jordan Smith needed to constantly reframe a conference speaker that had been shot in UHD, he made himself a simple 1080 Motion project to speed up the process.  ]]> Motion Tutorials Tue, 13 Oct 2020 10:55:42 +0000 First Set of Presenters Announced for the 2020 FCPX Global Virtual Summit https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2319-first-set-of-presenters-announced-for-the-2020-fcpx-global-virtual-summit https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2319-first-set-of-presenters-announced-for-the-2020-fcpx-global-virtual-summit We have just had an email from FMC with an update including the announcement of the first speakers for the online conference. This year's FCPX Global Virtual Summit looks like it will again have a high quality set of sessions during the week. ]]> FCP News Mon, 12 Oct 2020 21:29:13 +0000 Replicating & Animating 3D Objects in Motion https://www.fcp.co/imovie/tutorials-for-apple-motion/2360-replicating-animating-3d-objects-in-motion https://www.fcp.co/imovie/tutorials-for-apple-motion/2360-replicating-animating-3d-objects-in-motion Fly through an asteroid field in space? Hard to build in Motion? Not when you can replicate and then spin 3D models. ]]> Motion Tutorials Mon, 12 Oct 2020 20:13:18 +0000 Why Can't I Trim My Live Shows on YouTube? https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2317-why-can-t-i-trim-my-live-shows-on-youtube https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2317-why-can-t-i-trim-my-live-shows-on-youtube 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. ]]> Articles Fri, 09 Oct 2020 09:37:45 +0000 Five Easy Color Correction Tricks in Final Cut Pro X https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/2316-five-easy-color-correction-tricks-in-final-cut-pro-x https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/2316-five-easy-color-correction-tricks-in-final-cut-pro-x Color correction plug-ins are certainly fun to use, but Final Cut Pro X has plenty of horsepower on its own. There are also a number of features and techniques that often get overlooked. Here are five simple tricks you can use to enhance the look of your videos. ]]> FCP Tutorials Wed, 07 Oct 2020 14:43:55 +0000 FCP.co Live Show 17 - Thunderbolt 4 Special with Larry O'Connor https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2315-fcp-co-live-show-17-thunderbolt-4-special-with-larry-o-connor https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2315-fcp-co-live-show-17-thunderbolt-4-special-with-larry-o-connor On Tuesday the 6th of October, we welcomed Larry O’Connor, CEO and Founder of OWC for our FCP.co Live Thunderbolt 4 special. What is it? What does it do and why is it better than Thunderbolt 3? ]]> FCP News Mon, 05 Oct 2020 10:29:06 +0000 The Thunderbay Flex 8 - 24TB RAID Storage with Flexibility, Connectivity & Expandability https://www.fcp.co/hardware-and-software/2311-the-thunderbay-flex-8-24tb-raid-storage-with-flexibility-connectivity-expandability https://www.fcp.co/hardware-and-software/2311-the-thunderbay-flex-8-24tb-raid-storage-with-flexibility-connectivity-expandability Time for a longer look at the Flex 8, the combined RAID, dock and PCIe expansion unit. How does it work with Final Cut Pro and will it turn a MacBook Pro in to a fully configured edit station with just one connecting cable? We find out. ]]> Hardware & Software Wed, 30 Sep 2020 09:41:29 +0000 Watch a Free 45 Minute Masterclass on Collaborative Workflow with Final Cut Pro X https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/2313-watch-a-free-45-minute-masterclass-on-collaborative-workflow-with-final-cut-pro-x https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/2313-watch-a-free-45-minute-masterclass-on-collaborative-workflow-with-final-cut-pro-x Brian Cantwell from Soho Editors emailed us details about a new free 45 minute remote editing masterclass video he has put together. The previous FCPX tutorial in the series has reached nearly half a million views! ]]> FCP Tutorials Wed, 30 Sep 2020 07:21:00 +0000 Final Cut Pro X updated to 10.4.10, Motion to 5.4.7 and Compressor to 4.4.8 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2312-final-cut-pro-x-updated-to-10-4-10-motion-to-5-4-7-and-compressor-to-4-4-8 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2312-final-cut-pro-x-updated-to-10-4-10-motion-to-5-4-7-and-compressor-to-4-4-8 It's update time for the Pro Apps today. No new features, just bug fixes for all three and a few tweaks to iMovie. ]]> FCP News Thu, 24 Sep 2020 18:39:21 +0000 Color Finale Connect - High-end Remote Grading Comes to Final Cut Pro X https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2310-color-finale-connect-high-end-remote-grading-comes-to-final-cut-pro-x https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2310-color-finale-connect-high-end-remote-grading-comes-to-final-cut-pro-x Want to colour grade remotely with a client or colorist in Final Cut Pro X? Now you can with the popular Color Finale 2 Pro plugin running with the new Color Finale Connect workflow extension. ]]> Articles Tue, 22 Sep 2020 09:23:02 +0000 Hedge Expands Postlab’s Capabilities with Drive https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2309-hedge-expands-postlab-s-capabilities-with-drive https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2309-hedge-expands-postlab-s-capabilities-with-drive Oliver Peters takes Postlab Drive for a test drive! Does having a 'virtual drive' connected mean true collaborative editing for Final Cut Pro X users? ]]> Articles Mon, 21 Sep 2020 12:35:14 +0000 Automatically Split Media into Separate Shots with FCPX Cut Finder https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2308-automatically-split-media-into-separate-shots-with-fcpx-cut-finder https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2308-automatically-split-media-into-separate-shots-with-fcpx-cut-finder Ulti.Media has released an app for Final Cut Pro X that can split a movie into separate shots or add a marker at each shot change. On sale at only $6, that's a lot of functionality that could save a lot of time. ]]> FCP News Mon, 14 Sep 2020 21:14:25 +0000 FMC Announces the 2020 FCPX Global Virtual Summit in November https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2307-fmc-announces-the-2020-fcpx-global-virtual-summit-in-november https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2307-fmc-announces-the-2020-fcpx-global-virtual-summit-in-november These are challenging times, so it comes as no surprise that Future Media Conferences has moved the entire FCPX Creative Summit online this year. The new FCPX Global Virtual Summit will now be online in November. ]]> FCP News Fri, 11 Sep 2020 06:55:22 +0000 Steve Bayes Explains Colorlab Ai, the Color Grading System Powered by Artificial Intelligence https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2306-steve-bayes-explains-colorlab-ai-the-color-grading-system-powered-by-artificial-intelligence https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2306-steve-bayes-explains-colorlab-ai-the-color-grading-system-powered-by-artificial-intelligence The artificial intelligence based colour grading system Colorlab Ai certainly looks like it could transform the grading process. Colorlab AI advisor and investor Steve Bayes explains why he became involved and how this technology should eventually become available to Final Cut Pro X users. ]]> Articles Wed, 09 Sep 2020 08:12:33 +0000 For the First Time in 20 Years, I've Downsized My Apple MacBook Pro https://www.fcp.co/hardware-and-software/2305-for-the-first-time-in-20-years-i-ve-downsized-my-apple-macbook-pro https://www.fcp.co/hardware-and-software/2305-for-the-first-time-in-20-years-i-ve-downsized-my-apple-macbook-pro Disaster has struck. After 8 years of hard use, my faithful original retina screen 15 inch MacBook Pro decided it had had enough. What will replace it?  ]]> Hardware & Software Sun, 06 Sep 2020 22:02:26 +0000 Canon Releases RAW Plugin 2.0 for Final Cut Pro X https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2304-canon-releases-raw-plugin-2-0-for-final-cut-pro-x https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2304-canon-releases-raw-plugin-2-0-for-final-cut-pro-x The recent 10.4.9 update to Final Cut Pro X was long-awaited news. However, there were a few things that it broke and a few things that were incompatible. Some good news for Canon, some bad news for Sony. ]]> FCP News Wed, 02 Sep 2020 09:08:25 +0000 Postlab Drive Launched - Shared Storage in the Cloud for FCPX https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2303-postlab-drive-launched-shared-storage-in-the-cloud-for-fcpx https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2303-postlab-drive-launched-shared-storage-in-the-cloud-for-fcpx Postlab has expanded. Today we have the launch of the collaborative media tool Postlab Drive that takes advantage of the new proxy capabilities of Final Cut Pro X. ]]> FCP News Thu, 27 Aug 2020 06:53:13 +0000 Frame.io Updates Workflow Extension for Final Cut Pro 10.4.9 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2302-frame-io-updates-workflow-extension-for-final-cut-pro-10-4-9 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2302-frame-io-updates-workflow-extension-for-final-cut-pro-10-4-9 The Frame.io workflow extension for Final Cut Pro X was one of the first that got released. So with this week's 10.4.9 update to FCPX, it's good to see that it got an update as well. ]]> FCP News Wed, 26 Aug 2020 07:43:59 +0000 The Big Fat Final Cut Pro 10.4.9 Tutorial Round-up https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/2301-the-big-fat-final-cut-pro-10-4-9-tutorial-round-up https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/2301-the-big-fat-final-cut-pro-10-4-9-tutorial-round-up Less than 24 hours after the 10.4.9 release and the tutorial videos are starting to flow in. We've put together a collection of ones we think are worth a watch and will add more when they appear. ]]> FCP Tutorials Tue, 25 Aug 2020 19:19:35 +0000 Apple Release Final Cut Pro 10.4.9 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2300-apple-release-final-cut-pro-10-4-9 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2300-apple-release-final-cut-pro-10-4-9 Today Apple has released an update to Final Cut Pro X to 10.4.9. It brings new proxies, proxy relinking, media management and more. Also an update to Motion gives the ability to import 3D models- Wow! ]]> FCP News Tue, 25 Aug 2020 14:26:51 +0000 Color Finale Connect Beta for Remote Grading Arriving Soon https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2299-color-finale-connect-beta-for-remote-grading-arriving-soon https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2299-color-finale-connect-beta-for-remote-grading-arriving-soon Color Finale has to be the most popular third party colour grading plugin for Final Cut Pro X. Today, Color Trix has announced that a new workflow extension beta will become available that will allow FCPX editors to grade remotely. ]]> FCP News Mon, 24 Aug 2020 16:51:50 +0000 Oliver Peters Tests Apple's Refreshed Mid-2020 27-inch 5K iMac https://www.fcp.co/hardware-and-software/2297-oliver-peters-tests-apple-s-refreshed-mid-2020-27-inch-5k-imac https://www.fcp.co/hardware-and-software/2297-oliver-peters-tests-apple-s-refreshed-mid-2020-27-inch-5k-imac Oliver Peters puts the new 27 inch iMac through its paces. How does it compare to an iMac Pro and what was the benchmark test that it scored better on? ]]> Hardware & Software Mon, 17 Aug 2020 11:48:22 +0000 2020 27-inch iMac 5k Teardown https://www.fcp.co/hardware-and-software/2298-2020-27-inch-imac-5k-teardown https://www.fcp.co/hardware-and-software/2298-2020-27-inch-imac-5k-teardown What is inside the new 2020 refreshed 27 inch iMac? We know the RAM can be upgraded, but what about the other components? ]]> Hardware & Software Sun, 16 Aug 2020 09:23:55 +0000 ThunderBay Flex 8 - A Thunderbolt 3 Storage, Docking, and PCIe Expansion Box https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2294-thunderbay-flex-8-a-thunderbolt-3-storage-docking-and-pcie-expansion-box https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2294-thunderbay-flex-8-a-thunderbolt-3-storage-docking-and-pcie-expansion-box We take a first look at the new ThunderBay Flex 8. Is it a dock? Is it a RAID? Is it a PCIe expansion box? The answer is yes to all three, down one Thunderbolt 3 cable. (Cat not included) ]]> Articles Thu, 06 Aug 2020 10:44:22 +0000 The Stunt Double - Shot Vertically on an iPhone by Academy Award® Winner Damien Chazelle https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2296-the-stunt-double-shot-vertically-on-an-iphone-by-academy-award-winner-damien-chazelle https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2296-the-stunt-double-shot-vertically-on-an-iphone-by-academy-award-winner-damien-chazelle Hot on the heels of the iPhone shot The Princess Bride, Apple has entered the non-landscape video publishing market with 'The Stunt Double' a vertical video from Academy Award® winning director Damien Chazelle. Well worth a watch. Vertically of course. ]]> Articles Thu, 06 Aug 2020 10:12:46 +0000 Apple Updates the 27-inch iMac https://www.fcp.co/hardware-and-software/2295-apple-updates-the-27-inch-imac https://www.fcp.co/hardware-and-software/2295-apple-updates-the-27-inch-imac Today Apple has announced a major update to the 27 inch iMac. Faster Intel processors, more memory, better GPUs and a new option for Nano-Texture glass. The 21.5 and the iMac Pro also get updates. ]]> Hardware & Software Tue, 04 Aug 2020 16:17:46 +0000 FCP.co Live Show 15 - YouTube and Final Cut Pro X https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2293-fcp-co-live-show-15-youtube-and-final-cut-pro-x https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2293-fcp-co-live-show-15-youtube-and-final-cut-pro-x 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? ]]> Articles Mon, 27 Jul 2020 20:51:06 +0000 Creator’s Best Friend Translates Chapter Markers in Final Cut Pro X to Timestamps and Chapter Segments for YouTube https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2292-creator-s-best-friend-translates-chapter-markers-in-final-cut-pro-x-to-timestamps-and-chapter-segments-for-youtube https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2292-creator-s-best-friend-translates-chapter-markers-in-final-cut-pro-x-to-timestamps-and-chapter-segments-for-youtube 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. ]]> FCP News Sun, 26 Jul 2020 09:16:55 +0000 FCP.co Live Show 14 - Home Movie :The Princess Bride https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2291-fcp-co-live-show-14-home-movie-the-princess-bride https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2291-fcp-co-live-show-14-home-movie-the-princess-bride We welcome Nathan Orloff to FCP.co Live. When the lockdown stopped him editing the new Ghostbusters film on Avid, he edited the celebrity-filled Home Movie :The Princess Bride from home on Final Cut Pro X! Join us, it should be fun! ]]> Articles Thu, 16 Jul 2020 10:57:32 +0000 How the Celebrity-filled Home Movie :The Princess Bride Was Edited on Final Cut Pro X https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2290-how-the-celebrity-filled-home-movie-the-princess-bride-was-edited-on-final-cut-pro-x https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2290-how-the-celebrity-filled-home-movie-the-princess-bride-was-edited-on-final-cut-pro-x What do actors do when the Hollywood movie machine shuts down due to Covid-19? They make a home movie of course!

Home Movie: The Princess Bride started off as an idea by Jason Reitman to raise money for the World Central Kitchen charity. It ended up being a 10 part series that is available on Quibi. Nathan Orloff had the job of stitching all the actor-shot iPhone footage together. He used Final Cut Pro X of course!

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Articles Wed, 15 Jul 2020 11:09:51 +0000
LumaFusion Updated to v2.3 New Features including Frame.io Support https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2289-lumafusion-updated-to-v2-3-new-features-including-frame-io-support https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2289-lumafusion-updated-to-v2-3-new-features-including-frame-io-support We have liked LumaFusion since its release, but now a new feature has turbocharged the iOS editing app into a very capable, collaborative editing tool. ]]> Articles Mon, 13 Jul 2020 20:47:05 +0000 Bringing the Communities of Battle Creek Together with Mobile Filmmaking and Final Cut Pro X https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2288-bringing-the-communities-of-battle-creek-together-with-mobile-filmmaking-and-final-cut-pro-x https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2288-bringing-the-communities-of-battle-creek-together-with-mobile-filmmaking-and-final-cut-pro-x Teaching video production skills to over 300 students in three days? No problem for Tom Morris when he hosted a mobile film workshop. Then two events happened in 2020 that made him realise that transferring shooting, editing and storytelling skills to young filmmakers can really change lives by giving them a voice in the community. ]]> Articles Wed, 08 Jul 2020 12:42:37 +0000 The Big Fat July Final Cut Pro X Tutorial Round Up https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2287-the-big-fat-july-final-cut-pro-x-tutorial-round-up https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2287-the-big-fat-july-final-cut-pro-x-tutorial-round-up 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! ]]> Articles Wed, 01 Jul 2020 11:09:09 +0000 WWDC - Thinking Outside of the Box with Final Cut Pro X https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2286-wwdc-thinking-outside-of-the-box-with-final-cut-pro-x https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2286-wwdc-thinking-outside-of-the-box-with-final-cut-pro-x A week later and the information from a packed WWDC is beginning to sink in. The move to Apple Silicon will bring advantages to FCPX such as speed and resource use, but what about new possibilities with new technology?  ]]> Articles Mon, 29 Jun 2020 10:36:42 +0000 FCP.co Live Show 13 - WWDC & Final Cut Pro X on Arm-based Processors https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2285-fcp-co-live-show-13-wwdc-final-cut-pro-x-on-arm-based-processors https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2285-fcp-co-live-show-13-wwdc-final-cut-pro-x-on-arm-based-processors In Live Show 13 we talked  about WWDC and what that means for the Pro Apps (including Final Cut Pro X) running on the new Arm-based processors. We have seen there's a new FCPX, Motion and Compressor coming - what else do we know? Don't miss Jace Sparks talk about future API's for FCPX! ]]> FCP News Mon, 22 Jun 2020 20:46:41 +0000 WWDC 2020 - Is It the Start of the Move to Arm-based Processors? https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2284-wwdc-2020-is-it-the-start-of-the-move-to-arm-based-processors https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2284-wwdc-2020-is-it-the-start-of-the-move-to-arm-based-processors

Where were you this time last year? We were waiting to go into WWDC to see the new Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR for the first time. This year? Nobody is attending, but we do have the Keynote livestream. Will we see the beginning of the transition from Intel to Arm-based processors?

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FCP News Mon, 22 Jun 2020 09:47:49 +0000
Camera-to-Cloud Workflows with Frame.io and Final Cut Pro X https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2283-camera-to-cloud-worklfows-with-frame-io-and-final-cut-pro-x https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2283-camera-to-cloud-worklfows-with-frame-io-and-final-cut-pro-x When Frame.io embarked on producing their 'Working From Home' series, they didn't realise that they would be testing out a new workflow.  ]]> FCP News Wed, 17 Jun 2020 11:08:03 +0000 Sam Mestman's We Make Movies Publishes Ten Smartphone Studio Tutorials https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/2282-sam-mestman-s-we-make-movies-publishes-ten-smartphone-studio-tutorials https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/2282-sam-mestman-s-we-make-movies-publishes-ten-smartphone-studio-tutorials Ever wondered what is taught in one of Sam Mestman's Smartphone Studio classes? He's just posted 10 free YouTube tutorials from the curriculum, three of which are all about Final Cut Pro X. ]]> FCP Tutorials Tue, 16 Jun 2020 10:17:49 +0000 16" MacBook Pro Gets AMD Radeon Pro 5600M GPU & New SSD Kit for Mac Pro https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2281-16-macbook-pro-gets-amd-radeon-pro-5600m-gpu-new-ssd-kit-for-mac-pro https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2281-16-macbook-pro-gets-amd-radeon-pro-5600m-gpu-new-ssd-kit-for-mac-pro Whilst we were perusing the specs for a new MacBook Pro, we noticed that there is now a more powerful graphics card option. There's also a new customer SSD upgrade kit for the Mac Pro. ]]> FCP News Mon, 15 Jun 2020 13:13:01 +0000 How the Prime Time BBC1 Series 'Have I Got News For You' was Edited on Final Cut Pro X During Lockdown https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2277-how-the-prime-time-bbc1-series-have-i-got-news-for-you-was-edited-on-final-cut-pro-x-during-lockdown https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2277-how-the-prime-time-bbc1-series-have-i-got-news-for-you-was-edited-on-final-cut-pro-x-during-lockdown Final Cut Pro X isn't ready for prime time? Think again. The recent series of BBC1's Have I Got News For You was post produced on FCPX. Could it handle the multiple angles of composited layers in a complex multicam timeline with a tight turnaround?  The editor James Branch details the workflow. ]]> Articles Thu, 11 Jun 2020 08:21:12 +0000 Apple Track Post Production World Online Sessions Now Published https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/2280-apple-track-post-production-world-online-sessions-now-published https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/2280-apple-track-post-production-world-online-sessions-now-published Right on the back of Mike & Michael launching their series, Apple and FMC have are promoting their free sessions from Post Production World Online. ]]> FCP Tutorials Wed, 10 Jun 2020 13:19:07 +0000 Mike Matzdorff and Michael Yanovich Release 'Unauthorised FCPX' Free FCPX Conversational Tutorials on YouTube https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/2279-mike-matzdorff-and-michael-yanovich-release-unauthorised-fcpx-free-fcpx-tutorials-on-youtube https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/2279-mike-matzdorff-and-michael-yanovich-release-unauthorised-fcpx-free-fcpx-tutorials-on-youtube Mike Matzdorff and Michael Yanovich have been busy making tutorials during lockdown. Today they have released the first two in a five part series. Titled 'Unauthorised FCPX' they are aimed at editors taking another look at Final Cut Pro X. ]]> FCP Tutorials Tue, 09 Jun 2020 12:25:32 +0000 FCP.co Live Show 12 'UNFCPX' and 3D 180 Editing The Slow Mo Guys https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2278-fcp-co-live-show-12-unfcpx-and-3d-180-editing-the-slow-mo-guys https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2278-fcp-co-live-show-12-unfcpx-and-3d-180-editing-the-slow-mo-guys Show 12 on Tuesday June the 9th brings us some 'unexpected' Final Cut Pro X tutorials from Mike Matzdorff and Michael Yanovich. Both (hopefully) will be with us. We also talk about producing 3D 180 content with FCPX for The Slow Mo Guys with Daniel Fabelo. ]]> Articles Tue, 09 Jun 2020 10:34:15 +0000 Creating The Slow Mo Guys VR180 in Final Cut Pro X https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2276-creating-the-slow-mo-guys-vr180-in-final-cut-pro-x https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2276-creating-the-slow-mo-guys-vr180-in-final-cut-pro-x Explosions, fire, paint, slow motion & 3D 180 - What more could you want? Daniel Fabelo runs through the Final Cut Pro X workflow he uses editing for the popular YouTube channel The Slow Mo Guys.  ]]> Articles Mon, 08 Jun 2020 09:20:41 +0000 iJustine's Quarantine Collaborative Editing Solution https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2275-ijustine-s-quarantine-collaborative-editing-solution https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2275-ijustine-s-quarantine-collaborative-editing-solution Yes, even YouTuber's need a little help from their friends. Justine Ezarik, aka iJustine, has been creating content for YouTube for over a decade. Back then, Justine was mostly able to host, shoot, and edit all of her videos on her own. However, with over 6.4 million subscribers and nearly daily content, she recently decided to bring on some help. ]]> Articles Wed, 27 May 2020 12:26:19 +0000 Emulate Film in Final Cut Pro X with FilmConvert's Nitrate https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2274-emulate-film-in-final-cut-pro-x-with-filmconvert-s-nitrate https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2274-emulate-film-in-final-cut-pro-x-with-filmconvert-s-nitrate In this new Final Cut Pro X plugin review, Oliver Peters takes look at FilmConvert's update to their set of film emulation tools. The new pack is called Nitrate. ]]> Articles Tue, 26 May 2020 09:45:49 +0000 FCP.co Live Show 11 - COVID19: Post Production Now and After the Pandemic https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2273-fcp-co-live-show-11-covid19-post-production-now-and-after-the-pandemic https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2273-fcp-co-live-show-11-covid19-post-production-now-and-after-the-pandemic show11 poster2

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?

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Articles Mon, 25 May 2020 13:05:35 +0000
Wamego’s Response: A COVID-19 Story or Learning to Embrace Imperfection https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2272-wamego-s-response-a-covid-19-story-or-learning-to-embrace-imperfection https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2272-wamego-s-response-a-covid-19-story-or-learning-to-embrace-imperfection It is a challenging time for us all, especially students trying to continue to learn. Rusty Earl decided to use Final Cut Pro X to document his local school district’s journey to teach remotely during COVID-19. ]]> Articles Fri, 22 May 2020 10:30:59 +0000 Digital Anarchy's Video Anarchy Bundle https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2271-digital-anarchy-s-video-anarchy-bundle https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2271-digital-anarchy-s-video-anarchy-bundle In his latest software review, Oliver Peters takes a look at four different plugins from Digital Anarchy. From skin smoothing to removing flicker, each plugin in Final Cut Pro X and Motion performs a task of improving or mending video footage. ]]> FCP News Wed, 20 May 2020 10:18:32 +0000 Automatically Time Your Final Cut Pro X Exports with ChronoX https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2270-automatically-time-your-final-cut-pro-x-exports-with-chronox https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2270-automatically-time-your-final-cut-pro-x-exports-with-chronox Ever wanted to time your Final Cut Pro X exports exactly? Now you can with ChronoX, an app that means you don't have to sit there with a stopwatch! ]]> FCP News Mon, 18 May 2020 10:09:18 +0000 FCP.co Live Show 10 - Free Passes for PPWO & The Orphaned Starfish Foundation https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2269-fcp-co-live-show-10-free-passes-for-ppwo-the-orphaned-starfish-foundation https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2269-fcp-co-live-show-10-free-passes-for-ppwo-the-orphaned-starfish-foundation  show10 poster

Show 10 is upon us and we have a great lineup. We will be talking about  Post Production World Online - including how to enter the sweepstake to win a ticket. We also find out how quickly kids adapt to filmmaking using iOS devices and FCPX through The Orphaned Starfish Foundation.

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FCP News Tue, 12 May 2020 13:58:02 +0000
Win One of 10 Free Passes to Post Production World Online https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2268-win-one-of-10-free-passes-to-post-production-world-online https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2268-win-one-of-10-free-passes-to-post-production-world-online 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? ]]> Articles Mon, 11 May 2020 16:54:16 +0000 Learning Filmmaking to Change Your Life with the Orphaned Starfish Foundation https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2267-learning-filmmaking-to-change-your-life-with-the-orphaned-starfish-foundation https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2267-learning-filmmaking-to-change-your-life-with-the-orphaned-starfish-foundation The Orphaned Starfish Foundation helps kids to break their cycles of abuse and poverty through technology based education. This is where filmmaking using iOS devices and editing on Final Cut Pro X is changing lives.  ]]> Articles Mon, 11 May 2020 09:14:16 +0000 Register for the Free 'Apple Ecosystem for Filmmakers' Sessions at Post Production World Online https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2266-register-for-the-free-apple-ecosystem-for-filmmakers-sessions-at-post-production-word-online https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2266-register-for-the-free-apple-ecosystem-for-filmmakers-sessions-at-post-production-word-online 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! ]]> FCP News Fri, 08 May 2020 10:07:47 +0000 Join Us for FCP.co Live Show 9 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2265-join-us-for-fcp-co-live-show-9 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2265-join-us-for-fcp-co-live-show-9 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.

 

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Articles Tue, 05 May 2020 12:06:02 +0000
Frame.io Releases V3.6 and Announces Beta of New Transfer App https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2264-frame-io-releases-v3-6-and-announces-beta-of-new-transfer-app https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2264-frame-io-releases-v3-6-and-announces-beta-of-new-transfer-app Today Frame.io has announced an update to its popular online video review service. It has also made the beta of their new Transfer app available.  ]]> FCP News Tue, 05 May 2020 10:14:00 +0000 The May Big Fat Final Cut Pro X Tutorial Roundup https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/2263-the-may-big-fat-final-cut-pro-x-tutorial-roundup https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/2263-the-may-big-fat-final-cut-pro-x-tutorial-roundup We don't really need an excuse to do an FCPX tutorial roundup; they always go down well on FCP.co. However, we haven't done one for a while so that's a good reason to catch up. ]]> FCP Tutorials Mon, 04 May 2020 10:16:30 +0000 We Are Back on Air with FCP.Co Live! https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2262-we-are-back-on-air-with-fcp-co-live https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2262-we-are-back-on-air-with-fcp-co-live show8 final poster

The live show is back... Almost! Our rehearsal that wasn't meant to be a rehearsal went live and it was a lot of fun. Above is the cutdown version, the whole show (swear words and all) is in the article below. Enjoy!.

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FCP News Wed, 29 Apr 2020 16:47:26 +0000
Color Finale 2.1 Update for Final Cut Pro X https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/2261-color-finale-2-1-update-for-final-cut-pro-x https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/2261-color-finale-2-1-update-for-final-cut-pro-x We've reported here before on the news of the Color Finale 2.1 update. It has now been released and available for download: so Oliver Peters took it for a test drive in Final Cut Pro X. ]]> FCP Tutorials Sun, 26 Apr 2020 20:23:08 +0000 Rooster Teeth’s Haunter & the Power of Metadata in FCPX https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2259-rooster-teeth-s-haunter-the-power-of-metadata-in-fcpx https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2259-rooster-teeth-s-haunter-the-power-of-metadata-in-fcpx Ever wanted to know the complete workflow for a series from shooting, through editing in Final Cut Pro X and then delivery? Sarah M. Deuel and David Payan have documented the entire post-production process of Rooster Teeth’s paranormal reality TV series, Haunter. ]]> Articles Fri, 24 Apr 2020 09:48:06 +0000 Chasing the Elusive Film Look https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/2260-chasing-the-elusive-film-look https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/2260-chasing-the-elusive-film-look It is one of the most asked questions on forums: "How do I get a film look?"  Oliver Peters can answer that, he's put together his tips on how to emulate emulsion in an NLE.  ]]> FCP Tutorials Mon, 20 Apr 2020 00:08:55 +0000 Luma Touch and FiLMiC Announce The Mobile Creator Summits https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2258-luma-touch-and-filmic-announce-the-mobile-creator-summits https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2258-luma-touch-and-filmic-announce-the-mobile-creator-summits For the next four weeks, every Friday, Luma Touch and FiLMiC are hosting an online seminar aimed at those who want to know more about mobile filmmaking. The first one is on 17 April. ]]> Articles Fri, 10 Apr 2020 15:36:13 +0000 MergeX Joins Postlab https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2257-mergex-joins-postlab https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2257-mergex-joins-postlab We have covered both MergeX and PostLab here on FCP.co. Now we can be the first to announce that they have joined forces! The app for merging FCPX libraries together is now part of Postlab. ]]> FCP News Tue, 07 Apr 2020 12:32:41 +0000 Reimagining Work in the Post Production Industry https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2256-reimagining-work-in-the-post-production-industry https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2256-reimagining-work-in-the-post-production-industry Jonathan Eric Tyrrell had a choice: carry on commuting long distances for his job, or organise his life around working from home. He tells us why and how he took the decision to hit the reset button; work from home and start spending a bit more time with his family.  ]]> Articles Tue, 07 Apr 2020 06:53:35 +0000 Fight COVID-19 with the Spare Computing Power of Your Mac https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2255-fight-covid-19-with-the-spare-gpu-power-of-your-mac https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2255-fight-covid-19-with-the-spare-gpu-power-of-your-mac Do you have spare computer power now that we are in lockdown? Your processing power can be used to fight COVID-19. Please read and then share this message. ]]> Articles Mon, 30 Mar 2020 10:19:16 +0000 Will the Television and Video Industry Be Different after Covid-19? It Already Is https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2253-will-the-television-and-video-industry-be-different-after-covid-19-it-already-is https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2253-will-the-television-and-video-industry-be-different-after-covid-19-it-already-is 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. ]]> Articles Fri, 27 Mar 2020 09:41:23 +0000 Free 90-day trials for Final Cut Pro X and Logic Pro X https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2254-free-90-day-trials-for-final-cut-pro-x-and-logic-pro-x https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2254-free-90-day-trials-for-final-cut-pro-x-and-logic-pro-x Aimed at those who might have more time on their hands and want to learn new skills, or editors who need to work from home, Apple has extended the free trial period for Final Cut Pro X and made a free trial for Logic Pro X. ]]> FCP News Thu, 26 Mar 2020 23:17:30 +0000 Paul McCartney's "Who Cares" - 65mm, 16mm, and Final Cut Pro X https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2252-paul-mccartney-s-who-cares-65mm-16mm-and-final-cut-pro-x https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2252-paul-mccartney-s-who-cares-65mm-16mm-and-final-cut-pro-x Oliver Peters talks to director Brantley Gutierrez and editor Ryan P. Adams on why Final Cut Pro X was the perfect tool to edit Paul McCartney's 'Who Cares' music video. ]]> Articles Wed, 25 Mar 2020 11:35:46 +0000 Color Finale Announce V2.1 Upgrade and 50% off Sale for 5th Anniversary https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2250-color-finale-announce-v2-1-upgrade-and-50-off-sale-for-5th-anniversary https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2250-color-finale-announce-v2-1-upgrade-and-50-off-sale-for-5th-anniversary Five years on from the launch of Color Finale for Final Cut Pro X, we have the announcement of the upcoming V2.1 update. ]]> FCP News Fri, 20 Mar 2020 08:49:07 +0000 Apple Launches New iPad Pro and Updates MacBook Air and Mac Mini https://www.fcp.co/hardware-and-software/2249-apple-launches-new-ipad-pro-and-updates-macbook-air-and-mac-mini https://www.fcp.co/hardware-and-software/2249-apple-launches-new-ipad-pro-and-updates-macbook-air-and-mac-mini A few new pieces of hardware today. Apple has announced new iPad Pro models, an update to the MacBook Air and a tweak to the Mac Mini. ]]> Hardware & Software Wed, 18 Mar 2020 13:21:23 +0000 Remote Working & Learning - A List of Resources to Help with Corona Virus Social Distancing https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2248-remote-working-learning-a-list-of-resources-to-help-with-corona-virus-social-distancing https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2248-remote-working-learning-a-list-of-resources-to-help-with-corona-virus-social-distancing The Covid-19 pandemic has hit us all, hopefully just with work being cancelled. We have put together a list of resources that might help with remote editing & companies that are offering special services during this time. ]]> Articles Mon, 16 Mar 2020 17:42:02 +0000 Oliver Peters talks to the Producer and Editor of The Banker https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2228-oliver-peters-talks-to-the-producer-and-editor-of-the-banker https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2228-oliver-peters-talks-to-the-producer-and-editor-of-the-banker The Banker is a film staring Samuel L. Jackson, Anthony Mackie, Nia Long, and Nicholas Hoult. In theatres now and available on AppleTV+ shortly, it was shot on film and edited in Final Cut Pro X. Oliver Peters talks to the producer and editor, Joel Viertel. ]]> Articles Sat, 07 Mar 2020 03:16:45 +0000 Time-lapse: A Ten Hour Edit in Ten Minutes https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2247-time-lapse-a-ten-hour-edit-in-ten-minutes https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2247-time-lapse-a-ten-hour-edit-in-ten-minutes Adam Schoales has a regular job every year of putting together a short 'highlights' film of the last night of the Toronto International Film Festival. This year, he thought he would do a screen capture of the 10 hour Final Cut Pro X edit process - and then speed it up to 10 minutes!  ]]> Articles Thu, 05 Mar 2020 11:27:01 +0000 So Who Is Not Going to NAB 2020? https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2246-so-who-is-not-going-to-nab-2020 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2246-so-who-is-not-going-to-nab-2020 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. ]]> Articles Tue, 03 Mar 2020 10:36:59 +0000 How Jezebel, the Netflix Acquired Feature Was Cut on Final Cut Pro X https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2245-how-jezebel-the-netflix-acquired-feature-was-cut-on-final-cut-pro-x https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2245-how-jezebel-the-netflix-acquired-feature-was-cut-on-final-cut-pro-x If you've spent any time in Final Cut Pro X discussion forums, then you've probably run across posts by Tangier Clarke, a film editor based in Los Angeles. Clarke was an early convert to FCPX and recently handled the post-production finishing for the film, Jezebel. I was intrigued by the fact that Jezebel was picked up by Netflix, a streaming platform that has been driving many modern technical standards. This was a good springboard to chat with Clarke and see how FCPX fared as the editing tool of choice. ]]> Articles Wed, 26 Feb 2020 10:01:33 +0000 Post Production Beginner’s Mind https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2244-post-production-beginner-s-mind https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2244-post-production-beginner-s-mind As Final Cut Pro X lets beginners cut high quality media from the moment they open the app, do they look at the software learning process any differently to established editors? Steve Bayes visits the recent Vlog University and Smartphone Studio Workshop to find out more. He also gives us some great FCPX editing tips. ]]> Articles Mon, 24 Feb 2020 09:36:02 +0000 Final Cut Pro X and the Fast Paced World of Digital Production https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2243-final-cut-pro-x-and-the-fast-paced-world-of-digital-production https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2243-final-cut-pro-x-and-the-fast-paced-world-of-digital-production The real growth in production today is not at Hollywood studios or the creation of new broadcast channels, it's online. Digital studio Kin publishes hundreds of videos yearly. With over 5M followers and 15 million monthly views, Final Cut Pro X is the NLE that's allowed them to achieve such a prolific output. ]]> Articles Thu, 20 Feb 2020 06:14:38 +0000 iOS Video Editor LumaFusion Adds XML Export to Final Cut Pro X https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2242-ios-video-editor-lumafusion-adds-xml-export-to-final-cut-pro-x https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2242-ios-video-editor-lumafusion-adds-xml-export-to-final-cut-pro-x Popular iOS editing app LumaFusion from Luma Touch has added FCPX XML export, which means projects can be transferred to Final Cut Pro X in seconds. ]]> FCP News Fri, 14 Feb 2020 07:30:37 +0000 Use False Colour to Get Perfect White Balances with Pro Color Monitor https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2241-use-false-colour-to-get-perfect-white-balances-with-pro-color-monitor https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2241-use-false-colour-to-get-perfect-white-balances-with-pro-color-monitor Pro Color Monitor is a new standalone app that allows an editor to use false colour in a video or photo editing application. The false colour shows which way the color correction controls should be adjusted to remove casts for a perfect white balance. ]]> FCP News Thu, 13 Feb 2020 13:33:18 +0000 Parasite Wins Best Picture at the 2020 Oscars - It Was Cut on Final Cut Pro 7 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2240-parasite-wins-best-picture-at-the-2020-oscars-it-was-cut-on-final-cut-pro-7 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2240-parasite-wins-best-picture-at-the-2020-oscars-it-was-cut-on-final-cut-pro-7 To be accurate, it won four awards! Not the Oscars PR night Apple might have wanted, but a win is a win. ]]> FCP News Mon, 10 Feb 2020 09:42:30 +0000 Using Keynote to Build Graphics for Final Cut Pro X https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/2239-using-keynote-to-build-graphics-for-final-cut-pro-x https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/2239-using-keynote-to-build-graphics-for-final-cut-pro-x Want to make some graphics to include in your FCPX edit but don't have Motion? You may already have the free tool you need on your Mac! ]]> FCP Tutorials Fri, 07 Feb 2020 07:13:05 +0000 Audio Noise Reduction in Final Cut Pro X with Klevgrand's Brusfri https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2238-audio-noise-reduction-in-final-cut-pro-x-with-klevgrand-s-brusfri https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2238-audio-noise-reduction-in-final-cut-pro-x-with-klevgrand-s-brusfri When Mike Matzdorff writes to you saying you should check out a new piece of software, you know it is going to work well. He's been using an audio noise reduction plugin from Klevgrand called Brusfri ]]> FCP News Wed, 05 Feb 2020 01:49:48 +0000 ARC-X for Final Cut Pro X - Archives Projects, Media, Fonts and Templates https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2237-arc-x-for-final-cut-pro-x-archives-projects-media-fonts-and-templates https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2237-arc-x-for-final-cut-pro-x-archives-projects-media-fonts-and-templates It's not very glamorous, but backing up and archiving is essential to not only make sure you can return to a project at a later date, but also to free up space and move media to another drive. The new ARC-X app for FCPX does exactly that with a host of other features to make getting a project back from an archive easy. ]]> FCP News Wed, 29 Jan 2020 08:30:13 +0000 Is Pixelmator Pro the Perfect Photoshop Replacement? https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2236-is-pixelmator-pro-the-perfect-photoshop-replacement https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2236-is-pixelmator-pro-the-perfect-photoshop-replacement As FCPX users we are not used to subscriptions for creative software. Oliver Peters takes a look at the new $40 Pixelmator Pro and sizes it up as a candidate to replace the monthly billed Photoshop. ]]> Articles Thu, 16 Jan 2020 09:20:45 +0000 Streamline Your Multicam Paper Cuts in FCPX Using Transcription https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2235-streamline-your-multicam-paper-cuts-in-fcpx-using-transcription https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2235-streamline-your-multicam-paper-cuts-in-fcpx-using-transcription How can you speed up your edits? If you have  a lot of dialogue in your production, one way is to use transcription. Jake Carvey details his FCPX workflow on his recent Habitat for Humanity project. ]]> Articles Fri, 10 Jan 2020 09:35:28 +0000 Advanced Colour Grading in Final Cut Pro X With Color Finale 2 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2234-advanced-colour-grading-in-final-cut-pro-x-with-color-finale-2 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2234-advanced-colour-grading-in-final-cut-pro-x-with-color-finale-2 We all know FCPX now has colour wheels and curves, but what about doing more advanced colour corrections? How about a plugin that can track masks, use ACES colour spaces and add film grain? Oliver Peters takes a look a the new Colour Finale 2. ]]> Articles Sun, 05 Jan 2020 19:06:05 +0000 A First Look at Postlab Cloud for FCPX https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2233-a-first-look-at-postlab-cloud-for-fcpx https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2233-a-first-look-at-postlab-cloud-for-fcpx Postlab, the collaboration tool that allows Final Cut Pro X Editors to work together has been released today. Oliver Peters takes a first look at this FCPX Library versioning, collaboration and archiving tool. ]]> FCP News Thu, 12 Dec 2019 07:39:25 +0000 First Impressions of the New Mac Pro and the Pro Display XDR Used on Real-world Projects by James Tonkin at Hangman. https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2232-first-impressions-of-the-new-mac-pro-and-the-pro-display-xdr-used-on-real-world-projects-by-james-tonkin-at-hangman https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2232-first-impressions-of-the-new-mac-pro-and-the-pro-display-xdr-used-on-real-world-projects-by-james-tonkin-at-hangman Ronny Courtens was lucky enough to spend some time again with James Tonkin from Hangman Studios. James has had a new Mac Pro & Pro Display XDR in his studio for the last month and Ronny asked James about his experience working on real-life projects with the new machine. ]]> Articles Tue, 10 Dec 2019 21:46:29 +0000 Final Cut Pro X 10.4.8 and macOS Catalina 10.15.2 Released. The Clicks Are Fixed! https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2231-final-cut-pro-x-10-4-8-and-macos-catalina-10-15-2-released-the-clicks-are-fixed https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2231-final-cut-pro-x-10-4-8-and-macos-catalina-10-15-2-released-the-clicks-are-fixed It has been a busy day for news. First of all we have the Mac Pro release, then the Colour Finale 2 update and of course our YouTube live show. Now Apple has released FCPX 10.4.8 and macOS Catalina 10.15.2. And yes the 16 inch MacBook Pro clicks have gone! ]]> FCP News Tue, 10 Dec 2019 20:06:43 +0000 Color Finale 2 for Final Cut Pro X Released https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2230-color-finale-2-for-final-cut-pro-x-released https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2230-color-finale-2-for-final-cut-pro-x-released

Color Finale 2 for Final Cut Pro X has been released. Join us with the Commercial Director, developer of CF2 along with Sarah K Euschen on our YouTube live chat at 1800 GMT.

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FCP News Tue, 10 Dec 2019 07:25:45 +0000
Bill Davis' First Week with the New 16 Inch Macbook Pro https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2229-bill-davis-first-week-with-the-new-16-inch-macbook-pro https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2229-bill-davis-first-week-with-the-new-16-inch-macbook-pro We welcome FCPX stalwart Bill Davis to FCP.co. He tell us about his first week with the new 16 inch MacBook Pro. How did he migrate his data? What did he lose? Did he get any audio clicking? ]]> Articles Wed, 27 Nov 2019 09:24:19 +0000 Chris Hocking from LateNite Films Explains How His Team Used Final Cut Pro X to Edit, Mix, Grade, and Deliver the Much Anticipated Series "Neighbours - Erinsborough High" For Fremantle Australia https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2226-chris-hocking-from-latenite-films-explains-how-his-team-used-final-cut-pro-x-to-edit-mix-grade-and-deliver-the-much-anticipated-series-neighbours-erinsborough-high-for-fremantle-australia https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2226-chris-hocking-from-latenite-films-explains-how-his-team-used-final-cut-pro-x-to-edit-mix-grade-and-deliver-the-much-anticipated-series-neighbours-erinsborough-high-for-fremantle-australia Another superb Final Cut Pro X user story from Ronny Courtens. This time he talks to Chris Hocking from LateNite Films who post produced 'Neighbours - Erinsborough High' on FCPX. How did he convince the production team to use FCPX when the long-running original Neighbours is cut on Avid? ]]> Articles Wed, 20 Nov 2019 04:18:49 +0000 Clicking Audio Issue with New 16 Inch MacBook Pro and Final Cut Pro X https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2227-clicking-audio-issue-with-new-16-inch-macbook-pro-and-final-cut-pro-x https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2227-clicking-audio-issue-with-new-16-inch-macbook-pro-and-final-cut-pro-x Many people asked why didn't we do more tests with the new 16" MacBook Pro on the launch day. We can now explain why, we found an annoying audio bug with Final Cut Pro X 10.4.7 and Catalina. ]]> Articles Tue, 19 Nov 2019 03:27:11 +0000 Apple Announces New 16 Inch MacBook Pro With Bigger Screen, Better GPUs, More RAM and More SSD Storage https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2225-apple-announces-new-16-inch-macbook-pro-with-bigger-screen-better-gpu-more-ram-and-more-ssd-storage https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2225-apple-announces-new-16-inch-macbook-pro-with-bigger-screen-better-gpu-more-ram-and-more-ssd-storage Today Apple has announced that the 15 inch MacBook Pro range has been replaced by the new 16 inch MacBook Pro. It gets a bigger screen, new keyboard, new sound system, better GPU and larger storage capacity. We take if for an early test drive with some 8K 60FPS ProRes RAW footage in HDR in FCPX! ]]> Articles Wed, 13 Nov 2019 01:46:20 +0000 Apple Announces December Launch for New Mac Pro - We Have Rack Mount Specs and More Pro Display XDR Details https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2224-apple-announces-december-launch-for-new-mac-pro-we-have-rack-mount-specs-and-more-pro-display-xdr-details https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2224-apple-announces-december-launch-for-new-mac-pro-we-have-rack-mount-specs-and-more-pro-display-xdr-details We are looking forward to the release of the new Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR. We now know more about the release date and have more information on both. ]]> Articles Wed, 13 Nov 2019 01:00:20 +0000 So How Was the 2019 FCPX Creative Summit? https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2223-so-how-was-the-2019-fcpx-creative-summit https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2223-so-how-was-the-2019-fcpx-creative-summit 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? ]]> Articles Tue, 12 Nov 2019 12:05:03 +0000 Oliver Peters Interviews Steve Bayes https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2222-oliver-peters-interviews-steve-bayes https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2222-oliver-peters-interviews-steve-bayes We welcome Oliver Peters to FCP.co and his first post is a cracker! Oliver interviews Steve Bayes, who up until last year was the Final Cut Pro X product manager. They talk about the FCPX development process, squashing bugs, the now infamous launch, why ProRes was needed and of course the future of video production. A rare opportunity to get some historical background information about FCPX - Essential reading! ]]> Articles Wed, 06 Nov 2019 09:56:06 +0000 How to Manage Clients and Build Your Own Video Business https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2221-how-to-manage-clients-and-build-your-own-video-business https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2221-how-to-manage-clients-and-build-your-own-video-business Want to make more money out of video? In this article from Sam Mestman, he details his ideas, solutions and hard-earned experience that will help you win more business from more clients and be happier doing it. ]]> Articles Mon, 04 Nov 2019 03:22:55 +0000 ISF for Motion Wraps GLSL Shaders Into Plugins for Final Cut Pro X and Motion https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2220-isf-for-motion-wraps-glsl-shaders-into-plugins-for-final-cut-pro-x-and-motion https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2220-isf-for-motion-wraps-glsl-shaders-into-plugins-for-final-cut-pro-x-and-motion Want to get a bit more creative with plugins in Final Cut Pro X and Motion? ISF for Motion allows the user to write and load their own GLSL shaders into generators, effects, and transitions for Motion and Final Cut Pro X. ]]> FCP News Wed, 30 Oct 2019 06:57:38 +0000 Editing a Boxing Movie on FCPX: An Updated Journey https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2101-editing-a-boxing-movie-on-fcpx-an-updated-journey https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2101-editing-a-boxing-movie-on-fcpx-an-updated-journey So just how efficient can Final Cut Pro X be in feature film post production? Find out from the story of the post production process of Gabriel, a new film from Portuguese Director Nuno Bernardo. (Updated with US & UK release dates) ]]> Articles Tue, 22 Oct 2019 09:11:48 +0000 Multi-award Winning Production Company Delivering Prime Time Content in More than 30 Countries Builds a State-of- The-Art Facility Around Final Cut Pro X. https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2219-multi-award-winning-production-company-delivering-prime-time-content-in-more-than-30-countries-builds-a-state-of-the-art-facility-around-final-cut-pro-x https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2219-multi-award-winning-production-company-delivering-prime-time-content-in-more-than-30-countries-builds-a-state-of-the-art-facility-around-final-cut-pro-x If you want to implement a powerful new technology in your existing production pipeline, you also should be willing to step out of your comfort zone, and to adapt your workflows, so that every aspect of your production process can fully benefit from this new technology. That's what the post-production team of Producciones del Barrio in Barcelona has been doing since they moved to Final Cut Pro in 2016. ]]> Articles Mon, 21 Oct 2019 07:12:30 +0000 Steve Bayes Reports From IBC 2019 -What Is the Real Need for Speed? https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2218-steve-bayes-reports-from-ibc-2019-is-everything-all-about-speed https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2218-steve-bayes-reports-from-ibc-2019-is-everything-all-about-speed In the second of his articles for FCP.co, ex FCPX Product Manager Steve Bayes gives us his thoughts on the recent IBC trade show in Amsterdam. As he led the team who launched the fastest NLE, he also gives us his suggestions on the best way to benefit from the extra editing speed from new hardware. ]]> Articles Thu, 17 Oct 2019 09:17:25 +0000 1 Year, 30,000 km - On the road with FCPX Part 3 - Social Media Challenge https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2217-1-year-30-000-km-on-the-road-with-fcpx-part-3-social-media-challenge https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2217-1-year-30-000-km-on-the-road-with-fcpx-part-3-social-media-challenge In the last of three parts of this detailed and informative Final Cut Pro X user story, Carsten Orlt details his social media workflow and how to find a platform and funding for your films.  ]]> Articles Mon, 14 Oct 2019 00:59:47 +0000 Michael Cioni Joins Frame.io as Global SVP of Innovation https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2216-michael-cioni-joins-frame-io-as-svp-of-global-innovation https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2216-michael-cioni-joins-frame-io-as-svp-of-global-innovation We saw Patrick Southern move to Frame.io only a few months ago. Hot on his heels is Michael Cioni who moves from Panavision. ]]> Articles Wed, 09 Oct 2019 20:00:16 +0000 Apple updates Final Cut Pro X to 10.4.7, Motion to 5.4.4 and Compressor to 4.4.5 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2214-apple-updates-final-cut-pro-x-to-10-4-7-motion-to-5-4-4-and-compressor-to-4-4-5 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2214-apple-updates-final-cut-pro-x-to-10-4-7-motion-to-5-4-4-and-compressor-to-4-4-5 It has been a while, but along with the release of macOS Catalina today, Apple has updated Final Cut Pro X, Motion and Compressor. Faster speeds with the new Metal engine, more HDR and a fine-tune for the new Mac Pro. ]]> FCP News Mon, 07 Oct 2019 17:00:32 +0000 Apple Release macOS 10.15 Catalina - Get Video Out From FCPX on an iPad! https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2213-apple-release-macos-10-15-catalina-get-video-out-from-fcpx-on-an-ipad https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2213-apple-release-macos-10-15-catalina-get-video-out-from-fcpx-on-an-ipad We have known it has been in beta for a while, but today, Apple released the next macOS - 10.15 Catalina. We answer the questions about 32-Bit apps and legacy media using old codecs, especially Avid's DNX series. But the number one new feature for us is the ability for FCPX to output the viewer video to an iPad using Sidecar! ]]> Articles Mon, 07 Oct 2019 12:50:17 +0000 FCP.co Live Show 6 - Win a Ticket to the 2019 FCPX Creative Summit https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2215-fcp-co-live-show-6-win-a-ticket-to-the-2019-fcpx-creative-summit https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2215-fcp-co-live-show-6-win-a-ticket-to-the-2019-fcpx-creative-summit

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!

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Articles Sun, 06 Oct 2019 22:36:30 +0000
Smart Phone Studio and Final Cut Pro X Go to Duluth https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2211-smart-phone-studio-and-final-cut-pro-x-go-to-duluth https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2211-smart-phone-studio-and-final-cut-pro-x-go-to-duluth What’s the fastest way to learn filmmaking?  Get a bunch of iPhones, Macbooks, Final Cut Pro X and Filmic Pro, a ton of mobile filmmaking gear, and go make some movies together. That’s what they did at PBS station WDSE in Duluth, Minnesota with Cirina Catania, Aubrey Mozino, Sam Mestman and We Make Movies’ Smartphone Studio.  With the new iPhone 11 now available, we’re pretty excited about seeing all of this go to the next level. ]]> Articles Mon, 30 Sep 2019 06:55:54 +0000 FCP.co Live Show 5 - Extreme Mobile Filmmaking - Making Documentaries on the Road https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2212-fcp-co-live-show-5-extreme-mobile-filmmaking-making-documentaries-on-the-road https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2212-fcp-co-live-show-5-extreme-mobile-filmmaking-making-documentaries-on-the-road

"When I would tell you have to pack everything you need for a year to live, produce and deliver a documentary series from the road into a 4WD and a camper trailer, would you call me crazy or jump at the opportunity?" In this show, we will be speaking to Carsten Orlt who we recently featured on FCP.co, he jumped!

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Articles Mon, 23 Sep 2019 21:05:31 +0000
An Overview of the Apple Hardware Ecosystem for Video Professionals https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2210-an-overview-of-the-apple-hardware-ecosystem-for-video-professionals https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2210-an-overview-of-the-apple-hardware-ecosystem-for-video-professionals In this article, Sam Mestman looks at each Apple product that can shoot or edit, indicates its place for filmmaking and also tells us which models he recommends. If you re thinking of buying a new Mac, iPad or iPhone, this is for you! ]]> Articles Thu, 12 Sep 2019 21:10:13 +0000 FCP.co Live Show 4 - Mobile Filmmaking with the iPhone 11 Pro https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2209-fcp-co-live-show-4-mobile-filmmaking-with-the-iphone-11-pro https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2209-fcp-co-live-show-4-mobile-filmmaking-with-the-iphone-11-pro

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!

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Articles Wed, 11 Sep 2019 22:55:29 +0000
Format a TV Commercial in Final Cut Pro X for Delivery in the UK https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/2208-format-a-tv-commercial-in-final-cut-pro-x-for-delivery-in-the-uk https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/2208-format-a-tv-commercial-in-final-cut-pro-x-for-delivery-in-the-uk Back in 2012, we featured a book about delivering for broadcast by Craig Russill-Roy. Seven years on, he's back with more tutorials, including how to layout a commercial in FCPX the correct way for delivery. ]]> FCP Tutorials Tue, 10 Sep 2019 12:28:29 +0000 Beta 2 is Out - Build FxPlug Plugins for Final Cut Pro X with Vuo (2) https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2207-beta-2-is-out-build-fxplug-plugins-for-final-cut-pro-x-with-vuo-2 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2207-beta-2-is-out-build-fxplug-plugins-for-final-cut-pro-x-with-vuo-2 The team behind the visual programming environment Vuo recently announced the capability to turn Vuo compositions into plugins for FCPX. Beta 2 is out and has new features for plugin builders. (With special promo price) ]]> FCP News Tue, 10 Sep 2019 05:22:44 +0000 1 Year, 30,000 km - On the road with FCPX Part 2 - Editing https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2206-1-year-30-000-km-on-the-road-with-fcpx-part-2-editing https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2206-1-year-30-000-km-on-the-road-with-fcpx-part-2-editing Part one of Carsten Orlt's story of the making of the Visible Farmer series was very popular. In part two, he goes into great detail about exactly how he edits with Final Cut Pro X. Lots of FCPX editing tips to follow and knowledge to be had! ]]> Articles Thu, 05 Sep 2019 07:09:18 +0000 FCP.co Live Show 3 We Welcome Steve Bayes and Preview IBC 2019 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2205-fcp-co-live-show-3-we-welcome-steve-bayes-and-preview-ibc-2019 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2205-fcp-co-live-show-3-we-welcome-steve-bayes-and-preview-ibc-2019 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. ]]> Articles Tue, 03 Sep 2019 09:03:59 +0000 Steve Bayes Joins FCP.co and Previews IBC 2019 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2204-steve-bayes-joins-fcp-co-and-previews-ibc-2019 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2204-steve-bayes-joins-fcp-co-and-previews-ibc-2019 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. ]]> Articles Mon, 02 Sep 2019 11:06:02 +0000 1 Year, 30,000 km - On the road with FCPX Part 1 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2203-1-year-30-000-km-on-the-road-with-fcpx-part-1 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2203-1-year-30-000-km-on-the-road-with-fcpx-part-1 "When I would tell you have to pack everything you need for a year to live, produce and deliver a documentary series from the road into a 4WD and a camper trailer, would you call me crazy or jump at the opportunity?"

We are very excited to publish the first part of Carsten Orlt's amazing Final Cut Pro X user story. Making good documentaries is hard enough, but working from a mobile base adds another level of hassle and complexity!

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Articles Thu, 29 Aug 2019 09:11:18 +0000
Hitchcock Inspired Suicide Mission Music Video Cut on FCPX https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2202-hitchcock-inspired-suicide-mission-music-video-cut-on-fcpx https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2202-hitchcock-inspired-suicide-mission-music-video-cut-on-fcpx Dušan Sekulović got in touch with FCP.co to tell us about a music video he produced. Inspired by old black and white films, he explains how everything was edited and composited in Final Cut Pro X. ]]> Articles Wed, 21 Aug 2019 14:34:38 +0000 iJustine Announces Her Workflow Extension Training Course for Final Cut Pro X https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2201-ijustine-announces-her-workflow-extension-training-course-for-final-cut-pro-x https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2201-ijustine-announces-her-workflow-extension-training-course-for-final-cut-pro-x Another workflow extension for Final Cut Pro X and this time it is all about training. iJustine in partnership with Ripple Training have produced a beginners course of lessons for Final Cut Pro X. ]]> FCP News Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:01:03 +0000 The Future of Motion, Apple's Unsung Hero of the Pro Apps https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2200-the-future-of-motion-apple-s-unsung-hero-of-the-pro-apps https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2200-the-future-of-motion-apple-s-unsung-hero-of-the-pro-apps 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! ]]> Articles Tue, 20 Aug 2019 07:11:41 +0000 New FCPX Media Asset Management Workflow Extensions Announced https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2199-new-fcpx-media-asset-management-workflow-extensions-announced https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2199-new-fcpx-media-asset-management-workflow-extensions-announced The Final Cut Pro X ecosystem grows again with new workflow extensions. They are similar, one for SNS storage systems to browse content and another for Cantemo Portal, the shared storage Media Asset Manager. ]]> FCP News Mon, 19 Aug 2019 09:36:45 +0000 A Blueprint for the Modern Content Creator https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2198-a-blueprint-for-the-modern-content-creator https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2198-a-blueprint-for-the-modern-content-creator 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. ]]> Articles Tue, 13 Aug 2019 19:47:58 +0000 Sam Mestman and Ronny Courtens Join FCP.co https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2197-sam-mestman-and-ronny-courtens-join-fcp-co https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2197-sam-mestman-and-ronny-courtens-join-fcp-co

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.

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FCP News Mon, 05 Aug 2019 11:03:54 +0000
Abridged Version of FCPX Film 'Off the Tracks' Available on YouTube https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2196-abridged-version-of-fcpx-film-off-the-tracks-available-on-youtube https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2196-abridged-version-of-fcpx-film-off-the-tracks-available-on-youtube Brad Olsen, the producer of the FCPX film 'Off the Tracks' has announced that an abridged version will be available on YouTube at 8PM tonight (BST) Midday PDT. We have embedded the video so that it's ready to watch! ]]> FCP News Wed, 24 Jul 2019 07:46:05 +0000 Edited on Final Cut Pro X, the Short Film Two Dollars is a Vimeo Staff Pick This Week https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2195-edited-on-final-cut-pro-x-the-short-film-two-dollars-is-a-vimeo-staff-pick-this-week https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2195-edited-on-final-cut-pro-x-the-short-film-two-dollars-is-a-vimeo-staff-pick-this-week Emmanuel Tenenbaum's excellent short film Two Dollars is this week's Vimeo Staff Pick. It was edited on Final Cut Pro X on a 2013 MacBook Pro. ]]> Articles Thu, 11 Jul 2019 13:33:05 +0000 MacBook Air and 13 inch MacBook Pro Updated https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2194-macbook-air-and-13-inch-macbook-pro-updated https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2194-macbook-air-and-13-inch-macbook-pro-updated Well, you can't knock Apple at the moment when it comes to upgrading the hardware. Hot on the heels of the 8 core MacBook Pro is an update to the MacBook Air and 13 inch entry level MacBook Pro. ]]> FCP News Tue, 09 Jul 2019 14:00:41 +0000 Editing with Final Cut Pro X on Location and Delivering for Broadcast TV https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2193-editing-with-final-cut-pro-x-on-location-and-delivering-for-broadcast-tv https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2193-editing-with-final-cut-pro-x-on-location-and-delivering-for-broadcast-tv When broadcast transmission deadlines are tight, you need an NLE that's fast and robust. John Matthews describes his Final Cut Pro X workflow that enables him to deliver quick turnaround shows to the BBC with ease. ]]> Articles Fri, 05 Jul 2019 09:54:46 +0000 Rick Young Updates His Focal Easy Guide to Final Cut Pro X Book https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2192-rick-young-updates-his-focal-easy-guide-to-final-cut-pro-x-book https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2192-rick-young-updates-his-focal-easy-guide-to-final-cut-pro-x-book There are many online tutorials for Final Cut Pro X, but only a handful that are written & printed. If you prefer a hard copy, Rick Young has just updated the longest running FCP book on the market! ]]> FCP News Mon, 01 Jul 2019 14:01:15 +0000 Bebop Technology Puts Editing into the Cloud https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2191-bebop-technology-puts-editing-into-the-cloud https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2191-bebop-technology-puts-editing-into-the-cloud When we heard that Michael Kammes had moved to Bebop Technology, we were very curious to find out more about its online virtualisation of edit machines. He's very kindly told us what Bebop is, how it works and answers the question 'Could FCPX be virtualised'. ]]> Articles Fri, 28 Jun 2019 09:48:43 +0000 Watch the Latest FCPX Creative Summit News and Speculation on YouTube https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2190-watch-the-latest-fcpx-creative-summit-news-and-speculation-on-youtube https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2190-watch-the-latest-fcpx-creative-summit-news-and-speculation-on-youtube 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!) ]]> FCP News Thu, 27 Jun 2019 09:46:15 +0000 Dates for the 5th FCPX Creative Summit Announced https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2189-dates-for-the-5th-final-cut-pro-x-creative-summit-announced https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2189-dates-for-the-5th-final-cut-pro-x-creative-summit-announced We are very pleased to announce the dates for the 5th FCPXCreative Summit 2019. The best event for Final Cut Pro X during the year.  ]]> FCP News Mon, 24 Jun 2019 16:06:00 +0000 Making Proxies & Dailies from 8K Red Footage in Final Cut Pro X https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/2188-making-proxies-dailies-from-8k-red-footage-in-final-cut-pro-x https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/2188-making-proxies-dailies-from-8k-red-footage-in-final-cut-pro-x Edit a feature film in 8K on Final Cut Pro X? Who would attempt such a thing? Patrick Southern for one and he has kindly documented his ingest, dailies and proxy making workflow. ]]> FCP Tutorials Thu, 20 Jun 2019 09:10:35 +0000 CalDigit Announce Connect 10G a $150 Thunderbolt 3 to 10GigE Adaptor https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2187-caldigit-announce-connect-10g-a-150-thunderbolt-3-to-10gige-adaptor https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2187-caldigit-announce-connect-10g-a-150-thunderbolt-3-to-10gige-adaptor CalDigit has announced a bus powered Thunderbolt 3 to 10GigE adaptor. A perfect way to connect your Thunderbolt laptop to fast NAS storage. ]]> Articles Wed, 19 Jun 2019 09:18:37 +0000 Coremelt Adds Shrink/Expand and Frame by Frame Painting to FCPX Plugin PaintX https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2186-coremelt-adds-shrink-expand-and-frame-by-frame-painting-to-fcpx-plugin-paintx https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2186-coremelt-adds-shrink-expand-and-frame-by-frame-painting-to-fcpx-plugin-paintx Something a bit different to the average template or bunch of title plugins that seem to get released daily. Coremelt has updated their PaintX plugin for Final Cut Pro X with two new features. There's also a 25% off coupon code as well. ]]> FCP News Mon, 17 Jun 2019 09:24:07 +0000 Day Two From WWDC 2019 - More Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR News https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2185-day-two-from-wwdc-2019-more-mac-pro-and-pro-display-xdr-news https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2185-day-two-from-wwdc-2019-more-mac-pro-and-pro-display-xdr-news The day after the announcement of the new Mac Pro and the Pro Display XDR, we take another look at both new products and report the new information and new third party products for each. ]]> FCP News Tue, 04 Jun 2019 16:47:59 +0000 Apple Announce the New Mac Pro & Pro Display XDR at WWDC 2019 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2184-apple-announce-the-new-mac-pro-pro-display-xdr-at-wwdc-2019 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2184-apple-announce-the-new-mac-pro-pro-display-xdr-at-wwdc-2019 At WWDC today in San Jose, we got the first glimpse of the new Mac Pro. We now know what it looks like, how powerful it is, how to connect to it and how it can be upgraded. ]]> FCP News Mon, 03 Jun 2019 12:44:18 +0000 FCP.co Is Going to WWDC 2019 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2183-fcp-co-is-going-to-wwdc-2020 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2183-fcp-co-is-going-to-wwdc-2020 We are very pleased to announce that FCP.co will be reporting from WWDC in San Jose next week. In fact we will be at the Keynote presentation and the State of the Union presentation. We can’t wait! ]]> Articles Wed, 29 May 2019 13:15:52 +0000 Build Rough Cuts for Final Cut Pro X with AVScript https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2181-build-rough-cuts-for-final-cut-pro-x-with-avscript https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2181-build-rough-cuts-for-final-cut-pro-x-with-avscript Have you ever wanted a director or journalist to be able to build rough cuts for FCPX without having to run the app itself? AVScript is a simple web app that allows the creation of rough cut projects that can be imported into FCPX for finishing. ]]> FCP News Tue, 28 May 2019 12:56:20 +0000 Simplicity and Professionalism Using FCPX and Custom Audio Within the High School Education System https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2180-simplicity-and-professionalism-using-fcpx-and-custom-audio-within-the-high-school-education-system https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2180-simplicity-and-professionalism-using-fcpx-and-custom-audio-within-the-high-school-education-system A user story very close to our heart at FCP.co. Winston Cely describes how his pupils at a school are using Final Cut Pro X to tell their stories. He also tells us how custom music gives them more freedom and choice for their productions. ]]> Articles Thu, 23 May 2019 10:59:09 +0000 Apple Updates Touch Bar MacBook Pro Models with Speed Bumps, 8-Core Model and Improved Keyboards https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2179-apple-updates-touch-bar-macbook-pro-models-with-speed-bumps-8-core-model-and-improved-keyboards https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2179-apple-updates-touch-bar-macbook-pro-models-with-speed-bumps-8-core-model-and-improved-keyboards Apple today announced speed bumps to the 15" and 13" Touch Bar MacBook Pro models, including an 8 core model for the first time. The keyboards get an update as well, but the prices for the models remain the same. They have also announced extra repair cover for existing models with butterfly keyboard mechanisms. ]]> FCP News Tue, 21 May 2019 14:50:18 +0000 A Video Backup & Archive Strategy by Patrick Southern https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/2178-a-video-backup-archive-strategy-by-patrick-southern https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/2178-a-video-backup-archive-strategy-by-patrick-southern Backups and archiving are hardly the sexiest subjects in the world as we have said before. However if you have ever lost data then you will know how important it is to have a proper backup plan in place. Patrick Southern shares his thoughts and strategies for making sure nothing gets lost. ]]> FCP Tutorials Tue, 14 May 2019 16:56:41 +0000 Does Rendering a Final Cut Pro X Project Speed up the Export? https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/2177-does-rendering-a-final-cut-pro-x-project-speed-up-the-export https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/2177-does-rendering-a-final-cut-pro-x-project-speed-up-the-export Some people say it does, some swear it doesn't matter, but now we have a definitive answer. Also we post the one click tweak that can really speed up FCPX. ]]> FCP Tutorials Tue, 14 May 2019 11:09:52 +0000 iMac Pro vs Fully Loaded MacBook Pro https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2176-imac-v-mbp https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2176-imac-v-mbp Want to buy a new Mac to edit with Final Cut Pro X? Can’t decide between an iMac Pro or a beefy MacBook Pro? Here are a few thoughts that might help. The conclusion might surprise you. ]]> Articles Thu, 09 May 2019 13:32:13 +0000 The May Final Cut Pro X Tutorial Roundup https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/2175-the-may-final-cut-pro-x-tutorial-roundup https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/2175-the-may-final-cut-pro-x-tutorial-roundup It's the beginning of May, a solid date with no timezones or seasons to get wrong around the world this time! Also a good excuse for a roundup of the latest FCPX tutorials. ]]> FCP Tutorials Wed, 01 May 2019 20:10:47 +0000 Presentations from the Faster Together Stage at NAB 2019 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2174-presentations-from-the-faster-together-stage-at-nab-2019 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2174-presentations-from-the-faster-together-stage-at-nab-2019 LumaForge has published more presentation videos from the 2019 Faster Together Stage which was held during NAB in Las Vegas. Some great videos to watch and lots to learn from real life post production stories. ]]> Articles Thu, 25 Apr 2019 20:42:31 +0000 What Blackmagic’s New Dedicated Editing Keyboard Should Have Looked Like https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2173-what-blackmagic-s-new-dedicated-editing-keyboard-should-have-looked-like https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2173-what-blackmagic-s-new-dedicated-editing-keyboard-should-have-looked-like When Blackmagic displayed their dedicated Resolve keyboard at NAB, I thought it was a winner, a product thought I had had in my head for many years. Now I'm not too sure, what would the ideal dedicated NLE keyboard look like? ]]> Articles Tue, 23 Apr 2019 14:12:12 +0000 Editing the Oscar Winning Short 'Skin' in Final Cut Pro X https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2172-editing-the-oscar-winning-short-skin-in-final-cut-pro-x https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2172-editing-the-oscar-winning-short-skin-in-final-cut-pro-x Two Oscars in two years in the best live action short film category for Final Cut Pro X. This year's winners took to the Faster Together stage to talk about how the film was made, including a live demo from the editor of the Skin timeline in FCPX. ]]> Articles Fri, 19 Apr 2019 06:27:51 +0000 NAB 2019 Final Round-Up https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2170-nab-2019-final-round-up https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2170-nab-2019-final-round-up 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. ]]> Articles Wed, 17 Apr 2019 09:00:02 +0000 Hedge Acquires Collaborative Final Cut Pro X App Postlab https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2171-hedge-acquires-collaborative-final-cut-pro-x-app-postlab https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2171-hedge-acquires-collaborative-final-cut-pro-x-app-postlab Hot off the press from our friends, Felipe Baez and Jasper Siegers, is the announcement of the acquisition of FCPX collaborative tool Postlab by Hedge.  ]]> FCP News Wed, 17 Apr 2019 13:13:14 +0000 Michael Cioni: The State of the Digital Union - NAB 2019 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2169-michael-cioni-the-state-of-the-digital-union-nab-2019 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2169-michael-cioni-the-state-of-the-digital-union-nab-2019 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. ]]> Articles Tue, 16 Apr 2019 14:23:00 +0000 Pictures from the Faster Together Stage and a Free Alex4D Plugin https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2168-pictures-from-the-faster-together-stage-and-a-free-alex4d-plugin https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2168-pictures-from-the-faster-together-stage-and-a-free-alex4d-plugin 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. ]]> Articles Thu, 11 Apr 2019 02:04:13 +0000 Day 1 of Nab 2019 - It's All About a Keyboard and 8k Production https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2167-day-1-of-nab-2019-it-s-all-about-a-keyboard-and-8k https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2167-day-1-of-nab-2019-it-s-all-about-a-keyboard-and-8k Day one of NAB 2019 in Las Vegas and there is a running theme on the show floor of 8K production. What we didn't expect though was a return of the dedicated editing keyboard! Also make sure you watch a great interview about ProRes RAW. ]]> FCP News Mon, 08 Apr 2019 21:24:48 +0000 Six Third-party Companies Announce Support for ProRes Raw https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2166-six-third-party-companies-announce-support-for-prores-raw https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2166-six-third-party-companies-announce-support-for-prores-raw Not an update to the Pro Apps, but great news from six third-party companies who have announced that their products will support ProRes RAW. A year on, the video format is gaining traction! ]]> FCP News Sat, 06 Apr 2019 14:58:32 +0000 Reduce the Size of Your FCPX Libraries with the $2 App FCPX Diet https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2165-reduce-the-size-of-your-fcpx-libraries-with-the-2-app-fcpx-diet https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2165-reduce-the-size-of-your-fcpx-libraries-with-the-2-app-fcpx-diet Final Cut Pro X libraries can grow in size, especially when you have a lot of proxy media or use Optical Flow. This $2 app quickly slims libraries down by removing unwanted files. ]]> FCP News Thu, 04 Apr 2019 09:20:30 +0000 FCP.co is Going to NAB - What's Going on, A Messaging Group and a Few Codes https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2164-fcp-co-is-going-to-nab-what-s-going-on-a-messaging-group-and-a-few-codes https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2164-fcp-co-is-going-to-nab-what-s-going-on-a-messaging-group-and-a-few-codes You might have read between the lines over the last month and worked out that FCP.co will be at NAB this year. We have setup a WhatsApp group and have a few discount codes that might come in handy. ]]> Articles Mon, 01 Apr 2019 10:16:49 +0000 Get EXIF Camera Data as Keywords on Video Clips in Final Cut Pro X with EVR X https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2163-get-exif-camera-data-as-keywords-on-video-clips-in-final-cut-pro-x-with-evr-x https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2163-get-exif-camera-data-as-keywords-on-video-clips-in-final-cut-pro-x-with-evr-x EVR X is an inexpensive app that turns EXIF camera data into keywords for video files in Final Cut Pro X. They can then be searched, sorted and even turned into Smart Collections. *UPDATE* ProRes, ProRes RAW and DNxHD available for Atomos recorders. ]]> FCP News Wed, 27 Mar 2019 14:20:09 +0000 Seven New KeyFlow Pro 2 Tutorials Including FCPX Integration https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/2162-seven-new-keyflow-pro-2-tutorials-including-fcpx-integration https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/2162-seven-new-keyflow-pro-2-tutorials-including-fcpx-integration The developers of KeyFlow Pro 2 have released seven new tutorials on how their MAM works. Of special interest to us is the integration with Final Cut Pro X and of course the Workflow Extension. ]]> FCP Tutorials Mon, 25 Mar 2019 11:17:21 +0000 Apple updates Final Cut Pro X to 10.4.6, Motion to 5.4.3 and Compressor to 4.4.4 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2161-apple-updates-final-cut-pro-x-to-10-4-6-motion-to-5-4-3-and-compressor-to-4-4-4 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2161-apple-updates-final-cut-pro-x-to-10-4-6-motion-to-5-4-3-and-compressor-to-4-4-4 Today Apple has updated Final Cut Pro X to 10.4.6, Motion to 5.4.3 and Compressor to 4.4.4. Apart from converting incompatible media formats, this looks like a big set of bug fixes. iMovie gets an update too! ]]> FCP News Thu, 21 Mar 2019 17:49:41 +0000 Online Review Service Frame.io Adds 10 New Features https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2160-online-review-service-frame-io-adds-10-new-features https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2160-online-review-service-frame-io-adds-10-new-features Somebody said that the news on the run-up to NAB was quiet. Not any more, two announcements today and the second is an upgrade for users of Frame.io. ]]> FCP News Tue, 19 Mar 2019 17:23:24 +0000 Apple Updates the iMac & iMac Pro, New Processors, New GPUs https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2159-apple-updates-the-imac-new-processors-new-gpus https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2159-apple-updates-the-imac-new-processors-new-gpus It seems that Apple really is getting the new product announcements out before their big streaming event on the 25th. It has just announced a refresh with new processors and new GPUs for the iMacs. **New iMac Pro GPU and memory options** ]]> FCP News Tue, 19 Mar 2019 12:55:35 +0000 Loupedeck Now Supports Final Cut Pro X https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2158-loupedeck-now-supports-final-cut-pro-x https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2158-loupedeck-now-supports-final-cut-pro-x If you use Lightroom or Photoshop, then you are probably aware of Loupedeck, a custom control surface for image editing. Now those buttons & wheels can directly control FCPX. ]]> Articles Thu, 14 Mar 2019 10:49:53 +0000 Picture Instruments Announces Warping Wheels Colour Correction plugin https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2157-picture-instruments-announces-warping-wheels-colour-correction-plugin https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2157-picture-instruments-announces-warping-wheels-colour-correction-plugin What is the quickest way to create heavily graded footage in Final Cut Pro X but protect skin tones ? We think we might have found the answer with Picture Instrument's new $47 plugin called Warping Wheels.  ]]> Articles Wed, 13 Mar 2019 10:36:50 +0000 David Yocum and David James Rosen - Art of the Trailer https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2156-david-yocum-and-david-james-rosen-art-of-the-trailer https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2156-david-yocum-and-david-james-rosen-art-of-the-trailer At the recent LACPUG in February, it was 'The Art of the Trailer' night. We are very pleased to see that Michael Horton has just published the 50 minute presentation from editor David Yocum and David James Rosen who together, crafted the excellent Bohemian Rhapsody trailer. ]]> Articles Mon, 11 Mar 2019 09:56:54 +0000 The Big Fat March Final Cut Pro X Tutorial Roundup https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/2155-the-big-fat-march-final-cut-pro-x-tutorial-roundup https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/2155-the-big-fat-march-final-cut-pro-x-tutorial-roundup Time to sift through the recent FCPX tutorials to bring you the ones of interest. A job that's getting harder by the day as there seems to be more and more tutorials being uploaded  for Final Cut Pro every day. We list the good ones! ]]> FCP Tutorials Thu, 07 Mar 2019 10:39:08 +0000 Watch Apple's Final Cut Pro X 10.4.4 Presentation from the January LACPUG Meeting https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/2154-watch-apple-s-final-cut-pro-x-10-4-4-presentation-from-the-january-lacpug-meeting https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/2154-watch-apple-s-final-cut-pro-x-10-4-4-presentation-from-the-january-lacpug-meeting 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! ]]> FCP Tutorials Fri, 01 Mar 2019 17:49:09 +0000 The Media Management App Kyno Gets Updated to 1.6 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2153-the-media-management-app-kyno-gets-updated-to-1-6 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2153-the-media-management-app-kyno-gets-updated-to-1-6 The guys at Lesspain Software have done a lot of listening to clients wishes. Their new version of Kyno contains a lot of new features and upgrades from user feedback. We are quite excited about the upcoming Frame.io integration. ***Patrick Southern demo video added*** ]]> FCP News Tue, 26 Feb 2019 10:35:22 +0000 MASV File Transfer Service Adds New Features with Launch of Version 3 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2152-masv-file-transfer-service-adds-new-features-with-launch-of-version-3 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2152-masv-file-transfer-service-adds-new-features-with-launch-of-version-3 The data transfer company MASV has just launched version 3 of their file transfer service. Faster transfer speeds, improved reliability and a download pay-as-you-go approach help get those large files sent.  ]]> FCP News Fri, 22 Feb 2019 11:29:48 +0000 First Three Speakers Announced for the Faster Together Stage at Nab 2019 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2151-first-three-speakers-announced-for-the-faster-together-stage-at-nab-2019 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2151-first-three-speakers-announced-for-the-faster-together-stage-at-nab-2019 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! ]]> FCP News Tue, 19 Feb 2019 23:28:56 +0000 Proxy Workflow at Any Resolution, Across a Network with Final Cut Pro X? Easy with Keyflow Pro 2 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/2150-proxy-workflow-at-any-resolution-across-a-network-with-final-cut-pro-x-easy-with-keyflow-pro-2 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/2150-proxy-workflow-at-any-resolution-across-a-network-with-final-cut-pro-x-easy-with-keyflow-pro-2 We have covered different sized proxy generation here before on FCP.co, but not with this level of control and ease. Alex Snelling shows us how easy it is to make very small file sized proxies using Keyflow Pro - and have them link back up to the original media with a click! ]]> FCP Tutorials Mon, 18 Feb 2019 10:03:07 +0000 Let Your Fingers Do the Wandering - Using the Trackpad with FCPX https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/2149-let-your-fingers-do-the-wandering-using-the-trackpad-with-fcpx https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/2149-let-your-fingers-do-the-wandering-using-the-trackpad-with-fcpx When we saw John Matthews' comments on social media about using an Apple Trackpad and Final Cut Pro X, we had to know more. He's very kindly put together his findings on the Trackpad in words and a couple of great video demos. ]]> FCP Tutorials Wed, 13 Feb 2019 09:50:37 +0000 Idustrial Revolution Releases XEffects Grid Slideshow Plugins for Final Cut Pro X https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2148-idustrial-revolution-releases-xeffects-grid-slideshow-plugins-for-final-cut-pro-x https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2148-idustrial-revolution-releases-xeffects-grid-slideshow-plugins-for-final-cut-pro-x Idustrial Revolution has just released a new set of plugins for building grid slideshows on an FCPX timeline. They are on special offer at $39 for the launch, down from $49. Half-hour BTS video posted as well! ]]> FCP News Tue, 12 Feb 2019 11:57:21 +0000 "If You Use Adobe Premiere We're Not Going to Hire You' an Insight into a Leading YouTube Content Creator's Workflow https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2147-if-you-use-adobe-premiere-we-re-not-going-to-hire-you-an-insight-into-a-leading-youtube-content-creator-s-workflow https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2147-if-you-use-adobe-premiere-we-re-not-going-to-hire-you-an-insight-into-a-leading-youtube-content-creator-s-workflow 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. ]]> Articles Fri, 08 Feb 2019 11:20:18 +0000 Import and Animate 3D Models in Motion and Final Cut Pro X with Eneo3D https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2146-import-and-animate-3d-models-in-motion-and-final-cut-pro-x-with-eneo3d https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2146-import-and-animate-3d-models-in-motion-and-final-cut-pro-x-with-eneo3d What happens when you combine Apple's native 3D SceneKit and FXPlug? You get Eneo3D, a new $60 plugin that allows you to import animated 3D models, light them, subject them to physics and of course use them in FCPX. ]]> FCP News Fri, 01 Feb 2019 11:28:41 +0000 The Faster Together Stage Comes to the Rio April 9th During NAB 2019 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2145-the-faster-together-stage-comes-to-the-rio-april-9th-during-nab-2019 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2145-the-faster-together-stage-comes-to-the-rio-april-9th-during-nab-2019 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. ]]> FCP News Thu, 31 Jan 2019 10:01:37 +0000 Surprising Anti-racist Short Movie Edited with Final Cut Pro X Gets Nominated for Best Live Action Short Film at the 2019 Academy Awards https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2144-surprising-anti-racist-short-movie-edited-with-final-cut-pro-x-gets-nominated-for-best-live-action-short-film-at-the-2019-academy-awards https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2144-surprising-anti-racist-short-movie-edited-with-final-cut-pro-x-gets-nominated-for-best-live-action-short-film-at-the-2019-academy-awards A year on from Oscar winning film The Silent Child, another FCPX edited entry called Skin is in the last nominees for the 2019 best live action short film. Ronny Courtens spent time with the editor, Yuval Orr. ]]> Articles Tue, 29 Jan 2019 09:16:08 +0000 Simon Says Now Auto-translates Your FCPX Video’s Subtitles into 50 Languages. Within Seconds https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2143-simon-says-now-auto-translates-your-fcpx-video-s-subtitles-into-50-languages-within-seconds https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2143-simon-says-now-auto-translates-your-fcpx-video-s-subtitles-into-50-languages-within-seconds Shamir Allibhai told FCP.co how the Simon Says workflow extension for Final Cut Pro X can auto translate subtitles into 50 languages in seconds. Pretty Impressive. ]]> Articles Fri, 25 Jan 2019 10:28:21 +0000 Hour and a Half Film Making Masterclass with Final Cut Pro X https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/2142-hour-and-a-half-film-making-masterclass-with-final-cut-pro-x https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/2142-hour-and-a-half-film-making-masterclass-with-final-cut-pro-x 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. ]]> FCP Tutorials Thu, 24 Jan 2019 11:38:59 +0000 Adobe Premiere Pro User Tries Final Cut Pro for the First Time Ever https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2141-adobe-premiere-pro-user-tries-final-cut-pro-for-the-first-time-ever https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2141-adobe-premiere-pro-user-tries-final-cut-pro-for-the-first-time-ever 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! ]]> Articles Wed, 23 Jan 2019 12:29:48 +0000 Apple Update Final Cut Pro X to 10.4.5 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2140-apple-update-final-cut-pro-x-to-10-4-5 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2140-apple-update-final-cut-pro-x-to-10-4-5 It's a small update with a few bug fixes, but Apple has just released Final Cut Pro X version 10.4.5 ]]> FCP News Thu, 17 Jan 2019 18:53:54 +0000 Build FxPlug Plugins for Final Cut Pro X with Vuo https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2139-build-fxplug-plugins-for-final-cut-pro-x-with-vuo https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2139-build-fxplug-plugins-for-final-cut-pro-x-with-vuo The team behind the visual programming environment Vuo have just announced the capability to turn Vuo compositions into plugins for FCPX. ]]> FCP News Wed, 16 Jan 2019 08:22:44 +0000 Ripple Training Publishes Free 14 Part Frame.io Course https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/2138-ripple-training-publishes-free-14-part-frame-io-course https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/2138-ripple-training-publishes-free-14-part-frame-io-course How would you like a free 14 part set of tutorials demoing Frame.io? You are in luck, the guys at Ripple Training have just published a comprehensive set of videos on exactly that. ]]> FCP Tutorials Thu, 10 Jan 2019 09:50:57 +0000 In 2019 You Need to Be Looking at Using eGPUs and Multiple GPUs https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2137-in-2019-you-need-to-be-looking-at-using-egpus-and-multiple-gpus https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2137-in-2019-you-need-to-be-looking-at-using-egpus-and-multiple-gpus If there was one technology improvement over the last six months that was directly relevant to editors, it's the use of eGPUs. We have assembled a few videos to explain why. ]]> Articles Mon, 07 Jan 2019 14:29:10 +0000 Some Updates, a New Product, Some Reading and a Forum Fix https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2136-some-updates-a-new-product-some-reading-and-a-forum-fix https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2136-some-updates-a-new-product-some-reading-and-a-forum-fix 'Tis nearly the holiday season, so time to wrap up a few loose ends and a couple of items we missed over the last week. Some updates, a new product and a lot of reading to be done over the festive break! ]]> Articles Wed, 19 Dec 2018 11:25:23 +0000 Codecs, Codecs, Codecs - The Past, Present and the Future https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2133-codecs-codecs-codecs-the-past-present-and-the-future https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2133-codecs-codecs-codecs-the-past-present-and-the-future It has been a busy week for codec news. We try to sift through the information, dispel the FUD and come out the other side in one piece. ]]> Articles Fri, 14 Dec 2018 10:10:29 +0000 Apple Updates Compressor to 4.4.3 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2135-apple-updates-compressor-to-4-4-3 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2135-apple-updates-compressor-to-4-4-3 Possibly one of our shortest ever articles, today Apple updated Compressor to version 4.4.3. Just one thing added, support for ProRes RAW and ProRes RAW HQ ]]> FCP News Thu, 13 Dec 2018 20:46:01 +0000 Former Final Cut Pro X Product Manager Steve Bayes Joins Lumaforge https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2134-former-final-cut-pro-x-product-manager-steve-bayes-joins-lumaforge https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2134-former-final-cut-pro-x-product-manager-steve-bayes-joins-lumaforge We got the news that the former FCPX product manager Steve Bayes had retired from Apple a few months ago. It has just been announced that he's now advising the storage company LumaForge. It has also been announced that you can now buy a LumaForge Jellyfish directly from Apple. ]]> FCP News Wed, 12 Dec 2018 16:00:43 +0000 Simon Says Transcription Workflow Extension Released for Final Cut Pro X https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2132-simon-says-transcription-workflow-extension-released-for-final-cut-pro-x https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2132-simon-says-transcription-workflow-extension-released-for-final-cut-pro-x When the new workflow extensions for Final Cut Pro X were announced, only three were mentioned in the initial PR. The 'speech to text' transcription service Simon Says is the next one released and we are sure it will create a lot of interest. ]]> FCP News Mon, 10 Dec 2018 15:59:05 +0000 The Top Ten Corporate Video Production Tips https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2131-the-top-ten-corporate-video-production-tips https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2131-the-top-ten-corporate-video-production-tips Do you want to make videos for corporate clients? We have put together a list of great tips that might help when it comes to producing videos for paying clients. ]]> Articles Tue, 27 Nov 2018 09:19:46 +0000 Videos from the 10.4.4 Release and the FCPX Creative Summit https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2130-videos-from-the-10-4-4-release-and-the-fcpx-creative-summit https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2130-videos-from-the-10-4-4-release-and-the-fcpx-creative-summit 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! ]]> FCP News Mon, 19 Nov 2018 09:08:45 +0000 Apple Update Final Cut Pro X to 10.4.4, Motion to 5.4.2 and Compressor to 4.4.2 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2129-apple-update-final-cut-pro-x-to-10-4-4-motion-to-5-4-2-and-compressor-to-4-4-2 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2129-apple-update-final-cut-pro-x-to-10-4-4-motion-to-5-4-2-and-compressor-to-4-4-2 Apple today has updated Final Cut Pro X to 10.4.4, Motion to 5.4.2 and Compressor to 4.4.2. We take a look at the new features including the new third party apps that work within FCPX. ]]> FCP News Thu, 15 Nov 2018 14:11:34 +0000 Frame.io Announce a New Workflow Extension for Final Cut Pro X https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2128-frame-io-announce-a-new-workflow-extension-for-final-cut-pro-x https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2128-frame-io-announce-a-new-workflow-extension-for-final-cut-pro-x Frame.io is one of the first three companies that has released a workflow extension for Final Cut Pro 10.4.4. Now you can access the popular online review tools directly from within FCPX ]]> FCP News Wed, 14 Nov 2018 14:00:51 +0000 The New Mac Mini and Final Cut Pro X https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2127-the-new-mac-mini-and-final-cut-pro-x https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2127-the-new-mac-mini-and-final-cut-pro-x What is Final Cut Pro X like running on a new Mac mini? We take a look at the new model, its features and how well FCPX performs. It even beats an iMac Pro in one of our tests! ]]> Articles Tue, 13 Nov 2018 09:27:22 +0000 2018 FCPX Creative Summit Keynote Speaker Announced https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2126-2018-fcpx-creative-summit-keynote-speaker-announced https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2126-2018-fcpx-creative-summit-keynote-speaker-announced The 2018 FCPX Creative Summit is nearly upon us, FMC has just announced the keynote speaker for the event. With over 5 million subscribers on YouTube and more on other social media channels, Justine Ezarik AKA iJustine will be starting the event off. ]]> Articles Thu, 08 Nov 2018 00:26:48 +0000 Can you Edit 4K Video on a New MacBook Air? https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2125-can-you-edit-4k-video-on-a-new-macbook-air https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2125-can-you-edit-4k-video-on-a-new-macbook-air It is a good question and of course you can guess the NLE used in the trial. It's a short video, but worth watching for the comparisons and conclusion, especially as it is the base model. ]]> Articles Tue, 06 Nov 2018 11:39:24 +0000 Streamlining Cloud Proxy Workflow in Final Cut Pro X https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/2124-streamlining-cloud-proxy-workflow-in-final-cut-pro-x https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/2124-streamlining-cloud-proxy-workflow-in-final-cut-pro-x We have covered making smaller proxies in Final Cut Pro X and sharing those with a remote editor a few times before. Jordan Smith takes it a stage further and streamlines the workflow into a quick & simple process. ]]> FCP Tutorials Fri, 02 Nov 2018 10:26:55 +0000 Apple Announce New Mac Mini and MacBook Air at Special Event in New York https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2123-apple-announce-new-mac-mini-and-macbook-air-at-special-event-in-new-york https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2123-apple-announce-new-mac-mini-and-macbook-air-at-special-event-in-new-york It has been a long time since the Mac mini got any love from Apple. Today at their special event, they announced a new Mac mini and a redesigned MacBook Air. Plus there was another announcement that catapults mobile editing to a new level. ]]> FCP News Tue, 30 Oct 2018 14:53:01 +0000 Tedious Made Easier with Simon Says https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2122-tedious-made-easier-with-simon-says https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2122-tedious-made-easier-with-simon-says When Mike Matzdorff hits a workflow roadblock, he goes looking for an alternative route. What he recently discovered was not only a new low cost transcription service, but a job at the company as well!  ]]> Articles Thu, 25 Oct 2018 11:18:07 +0000 Refuge in the Heartland: A Case Study in Shared Workflow with Student Editors https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2121-refuge-in-the-heartland-a-case-study-in-shared-workflow-with-student-editors https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2121-refuge-in-the-heartland-a-case-study-in-shared-workflow-with-student-editors Rusty Earl returns to FCP.co with another great Final Cut Pro X user story. This time, a story made with a shared workflow with student editors. How did it work and how did they get around project slow downs? ]]> Articles Mon, 22 Oct 2018 09:09:26 +0000 How to Create Instagram Stories Templates for FCPX https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2118-how-to-create-instagram-stories-templates-for-fcpx https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2118-how-to-create-instagram-stories-templates-for-fcpx Instagram Stories are popular at the moment, so making eye-catching content is essential to stand out. In this tutorial Leno Porto takes us through building a template especially for Instagram. ]]> Articles Wed, 17 Oct 2018 08:38:17 +0000 First Look - Adobe Rush - is it Premiere X? https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2120-first-look-adobe-rush https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2120-first-look-adobe-rush Yes, this is a site about Final Cut Pro, but we love new things, especially when they are inspired by Final Cut Pro X itself. So let's fire up the new Adobe Rush and give it go. ]]> Articles Mon, 15 Oct 2018 15:30:09 +0000 One Knob ERA Voice Leveler Plugin by Accusonus https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2119-one-knob-era-voice-leveler-plugin-by-accusonus https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2119-one-knob-era-voice-leveler-plugin-by-accusonus Getting a voice to sound good to balance against music for example, can be a bit of a challenge. Yes there are built-in tools with FCPX, but they can require constant tweaking. Accusonus has just added a $59 one knob controlled voice leveller to the their range of audio plugins. ]]> FCP News Mon, 15 Oct 2018 12:23:23 +0000 XEffects Scrolling Slideshow Plugins for Final Cut Pro X https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2117-xeffects-scrolling-slideshow-plugins-for-final-cut-pro-x https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2117-xeffects-scrolling-slideshow-plugins-for-final-cut-pro-x There's always a question on blogs, Facebook or Twitter on how to make a series of stills look good. This new FCPX set of plugins from Idustrial Revolution enables the building of a stylish scrolling display of stills or video. ]]> FCP News Thu, 04 Oct 2018 11:01:27 +0000 Extending Motion’s 3D Capabilities with m02 from MotionVFX https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2116-extending-motion-s-3d-capabilities-with-m02-from-motionvfx https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2116-extending-motion-s-3d-capabilities-with-m02-from-motionvfx Motion has had 3D capabilities for a while, but they haven't been updated since 2009 for the basics and 2015 with 3D text. Motion VFX's updated plugin m02 adds much more 3D functionality and of course creativity to the app. We spoke to MotionVFX who kindly gave us a quick tour of the app and its 3D capabilities. ]]> Articles Mon, 01 Oct 2018 09:24:26 +0000 How One Checkbox Just Might Change the Way You Work with Final Cut Pro X https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2115-how-one-checkbox-just-might-change-the-way-you-work-with-final-cut-pro-x https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2115-how-one-checkbox-just-might-change-the-way-you-work-with-final-cut-pro-x MacOS Mojave was released on Monday and one of its lesser publicised features is easier external GPU support. Michael P Schmidt burnt the midnight oil testing out an eGPU with Final Cut Pro X. Prepare for a performance boost! ]]> FCP News Wed, 26 Sep 2018 08:15:18 +0000 A Modern Approach To Video Education with Chicago Summer Stories https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2113-a-modern-approach-to-video-education-with-chicago-summer-stories https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2113-a-modern-approach-to-video-education-with-chicago-summer-stories The barriers in the way to making your own films have never been so low, however the inertia to start often stops a lot of budding filmmakers. This summer, a program in Chicago got 12 kids from diverse backgrounds to team up and make their own film. They used iPhones, Final Cut Pro X and of course some help & knowledge from Sam Mestman.  ]]> Articles Tue, 25 Sep 2018 09:05:26 +0000 Apple Release macOS 10.14 Mojave https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2114-apple-release-macos-10-14-mojave https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2114-apple-release-macos-10-14-mojave On June the 4th at WWDC this year, Apple gave us a glimpse of their new Mac operating system, 10.14 or Mojave. It has been released today, you can download and install it now. ]]> FCP News Mon, 24 Sep 2018 11:45:02 +0000 Combine up to 5 LUTs in One FCPX Plugin with LUT Mixer from Picture Instruments https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2112-combine-up-to-5-luts-in-one-fcpx-plugin-with-lut-mixer-from-picture-instruments https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2112-combine-up-to-5-luts-in-one-fcpx-plugin-with-lut-mixer-from-picture-instruments The use of creative LUTs has exploded over the last few years. One company that you might not have heard of was there at the start, Picture Instruments. They've got a new FCPX plugin that allows the mixing of up to 5 LUTs in the Inspector.  ]]> FCP News Sun, 16 Sep 2018 20:52:44 +0000 Blackmagic Design Announces Blackmagic RAW Codec https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2111-blackmagic-design-announces-blackmagic-raw-codec https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2111-blackmagic-design-announces-blackmagic-raw-codec An interesting development on the first day at IBC in Amsterdam, Blackmagic has announced their very own RAW codec.  ]]> FCP News Fri, 14 Sep 2018 09:08:02 +0000 Moving a 34 Angle Multicam Music Show From Premiere Pro to Final Cut Pro X for Editing and Then Moving It Back https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2110-moving-a-34-angle-multicam-music-show-from-premiere-pro-to-final-cut-pro-x-for-editing-and-then-moving-it-back https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2110-moving-a-34-angle-multicam-music-show-from-premiere-pro-to-final-cut-pro-x-for-editing-and-then-moving-it-back When given the task of cutting a 34 angle multicam music show in Premiere Pro, Shahin Shokoui accepted the job but decided to move the project over to Final Cut Pro X. After a successful edit, he then converted the final cuts back.  ]]> Articles Thu, 13 Sep 2018 09:09:22 +0000 Attend the 2018 FCPX Creative Summit 16-18th November in Cupertino https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2109-attend-the-2018-fcpx-creative-summit-16-18th-november-in-cupertino https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2109-attend-the-2018-fcpx-creative-summit-16-18th-november-in-cupertino We have been to the previous three and can tell you first hand, if you are interested in Final Cut Pro X, this is the event of the year to attend. ]]> FCP News Mon, 10 Sep 2018 09:04:07 +0000 Paint & Track Effects on Video with PaintX from CoreMelt https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2108-paint-track-effects-on-video-with-paintx-from-coremelt https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2108-paint-track-effects-on-video-with-paintx-from-coremelt Roger Bolton from CoreMelt has announced the release of PaintX, a tracking paint tool for Final Cut Pro X. There is also a special offer until the 8th of September. ]]> FCP News Wed, 05 Sep 2018 22:13:44 +0000 6 FCPX Plugin Developers, One Summer Sale, 20% Off, Only 30 Hours Left! https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2107-6-fcpx-plugin-developers-one-summer-sale-20-off-only-30-hours-left https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2107-6-fcpx-plugin-developers-one-summer-sale-20-off-only-30-hours-left FxFactory is a plugin publishing platform that's home to the largest collection of Final Cut Pro X plugin developers. As there is a 20% store wide sale currently running, Dylan from Stupid Raisins 'crowdsourced' an article together from a selection of plugin writers. Sale ends September 4th 2018! ]]> FCP News Mon, 03 Sep 2018 15:01:50 +0000 Version Control and Collaborative Final Cut Pro X Libraries Stored in the Cloud with PostLab https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2106-version-control-and-collaborative-final-cut-pro-x-libraries-stored-in-the-cloud-with-postlab https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2106-version-control-and-collaborative-final-cut-pro-x-libraries-stored-in-the-cloud-with-postlab A new free app from Jasper Siegers allows editors to store Final Cut Pro X Libraries in the cloud with version control to facilitate better collaborative workflows. ]]> FCP News Mon, 03 Sep 2018 10:11:03 +0000 How to Get More Likes & Subscribers on YouTube Creating a Template for FCPX https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/2105-how-to-get-more-likes-subscribers-on-youtube-creating-a-template-for-fcpx https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/2105-how-to-get-more-likes-subscribers-on-youtube-creating-a-template-for-fcpx 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. ]]> FCP Tutorials Mon, 27 Aug 2018 22:54:44 +0000 Using Final Cut Pro X With Grass Valley’s K2 in a Fast Turnaround Live Production https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2104-using-final-cut-pro-x-with-grass-valley-s-k2-in-a-fast-turnaround-live-production https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2104-using-final-cut-pro-x-with-grass-valley-s-k2-in-a-fast-turnaround-live-production A few years ago, you needed an expensive OB van to cover a live event, even for editing and transmission later. This can now be accomplished on a table top and of course Final Cut Pro's speed helps make it the obvious choice of NLE to get inserts edited for playout. Florian Decker shares his FCPX/K2 workflow on the Globus Marathon in St. Wendel, Germany. ]]> Articles Wed, 22 Aug 2018 17:24:30 +0000 Fraud - a Film Edited in Final Cut Pro X from a Stranger’s YouTube Channel Videos https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2103-fraud-a-film-edited-in-final-cut-pro-x-from-a-stranger-s-youtube-channel-videos https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2103-fraud-a-film-edited-in-final-cut-pro-x-from-a-stranger-s-youtube-channel-videos 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. ]]> FCP News Tue, 21 Aug 2018 11:14:46 +0000 Summer Final Cut Pro X Tutorial Roundup https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/2102-summer-final-cut-pro-x-tutorial-roundup https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/2102-summer-final-cut-pro-x-tutorial-roundup 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! ]]> FCP Tutorials Wed, 15 Aug 2018 14:04:53 +0000 Export From FCPX With Captions and Subtitles on the Video With Caption Burner https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2100-export-from-fcpx-with-captions-and-subtitles-on-the-video-with-caption-burner https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2100-export-from-fcpx-with-captions-and-subtitles-on-the-video-with-caption-burner When Apple added captions to FCPX, the most regular question about them posted on forums was ‘How do I burn them in on export?' You couldn't then, but now you can with Caption Burner, a new plugin from FxFactory. ]]> FCP News Tue, 31 Jul 2018 15:48:50 +0000 Off the Tracks, the Film about Final Cut Pro X, Is Now Available to Download https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2099-off-the-tracks-the-film-about-final-cut-pro-x-is-now-available-to-download https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2099-off-the-tracks-the-film-about-final-cut-pro-x-is-now-available-to-download If you've been reading FCP.co over the last year or so, you will be very familiar with Off the Tracks, the film about the birth of the new NLE from Apple. The film has been released today and is available for immediate download. We have a discount code as well! ]]> FCP News Tue, 24 Jul 2018 06:20:52 +0000 Free Update for Merge X: Make Changes to Clips in the Browser and See These Changes Reflect on the Timeline. https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2098-free-update-for-merge-x-make-changes-to-clips-in-the-browser-and-see-these-changes-reflect-on-the-timeline https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2098-free-update-for-merge-x-make-changes-to-clips-in-the-browser-and-see-these-changes-reflect-on-the-timeline Ronny Courtens takes a look at the new update to Merge X - An application for Final Cut Pro X users that allows the merging of events without loss of logging data or duplication of media. ]]> FCP News Wed, 18 Jul 2018 22:31:37 +0000 Quote Pop - 32 Final Cut Pro X Quote Titles and Animations From Stupid Raisins https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2097-quote-pop-32-final-cut-pro-x-quote-titles-and-animations-from-stupid-raisins https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2097-quote-pop-32-final-cut-pro-x-quote-titles-and-animations-from-stupid-raisins Getting information over to the viewer in a stylish way can be difficult. Quote Pop from Stupid Raisins is a set of plugins for Final Cut Pro X that displays quotations as professionally designed animated titles. There's also a $10 off offer available! ]]> FCP News Mon, 16 Jul 2018 08:34:58 +0000 Apple Announce New MacBook Pros and Blackmagic Release an Accompanying eGPU https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2096-apple-announce-new-macbook-pros-and-blackmagic-release-an-accompanying-egpu https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2096-apple-announce-new-macbook-pros-and-blackmagic-release-an-accompanying-egpu Two new exciting hardware releases, Apple announce 2018 MacBook Pros with speed bumps & 32GB of RAM and Blackmagic release an accompanying eGPU to accelerate professional software.  ]]> FCP News Thu, 12 Jul 2018 21:55:48 +0000 Randy Ubillos - Back to the Beginnings of Final Cut Pro at the 18th Anniversary LACPUG https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2095-randy-ubillos-back-to-the-beginnings-of-final-cut-pro-at-the-18th-anniversary-lacpug https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2095-randy-ubillos-back-to-the-beginnings-of-final-cut-pro-at-the-18th-anniversary-lacpug 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. ]]> Articles Fri, 06 Jul 2018 09:27:45 +0000 Automatically Put Markers on the Beat with BeatMark X for Final Cut Pro X https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2094-automatically-put-markers-on-the-beat-with-beatmark-x-for-final-cut-pro-x https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2094-automatically-put-markers-on-the-beat-with-beatmark-x-for-final-cut-pro-x Need a hand aligning cuts to beats in music in Final Cut Pro X? BeatMark X from Ulti.Media analyses a song and automatically generates a marker filled FCPXML. It only costs $3.99! ]]> FCP News Thu, 28 Jun 2018 14:31:23 +0000 Kyno Updated to 1.5 and Premium Version Now Available https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2093-kyno-updated-to-1-5-and-premium-version-now-available https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2093-kyno-updated-to-1-5-and-premium-version-now-available Lesspain Software has updated their ingest and media managing tool Kyno to 1.5 and it includes new features for FCPX users. There's also a new premium version available for more complex workflows. ]]> Articles Mon, 25 Jun 2018 06:08:29 +0000 LACPUG's 18th Anniversary Meeting Features Randy Ubillos and the Debut of 'Off the Tracks' https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2092-lacpug-s-18th-anniversary-meeting-features-randy-ubillos-and-the-debut-of-off-the-tracks https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2092-lacpug-s-18th-anniversary-meeting-features-randy-ubillos-and-the-debut-of-off-the-tracks 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! ]]> Articles Fri, 22 Jun 2018 15:42:45 +0000 Final Cut Pro X Updated to 10.4.3 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2091-final-cut-pro-x-updated-to-10-4-3 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2091-final-cut-pro-x-updated-to-10-4-3 Apple gave us a 7th birthday present with a minor Final Cut Pro X update. 10.4.3 is mainly a bug fix including a correction for the 25 FPS MXF problem. ]]> Articles Fri, 22 Jun 2018 07:46:13 +0000 Happy Seventh Birthday Final Cut Pro X! https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2090-happy-seventh-birthday-final-cut-pro-x https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2090-happy-seventh-birthday-final-cut-pro-x Where were you seven years ago today? We were huddled over a laptop scratching our heads looking at Final Cut Pro 10.0. Things have changed a lot since then and now we have a stable, mature NLE that competitors are having to copy. ]]> Articles Thu, 21 Jun 2018 06:23:42 +0000 Michael Kammes Builds a Hackintosh - Was It Worth It? https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2089-michael-kammes-builds-a-hackintosh-was-it-worth-it https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2089-michael-kammes-builds-a-hackintosh-was-it-worth-it FCP.co friend Michael Kammes decided to build a Hacintosh, a computer built from parts that runs macOS. He succeeded, but was it worth it and would he do it again? He benchmarks NLE performance including FCPX. ]]> Articles Wed, 20 Jun 2018 11:08:44 +0000 Adobe Announce Project Rush - an All-in-one, Cross-device Video Editing App https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2088-adobe-announce-project-rush-an-all-in-one-cross-device-video-editing-app https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2088-adobe-announce-project-rush-an-all-in-one-cross-device-video-editing-app Adobe has today announced a new cross platform NLE called Project Rush. Whist we welcome all new tools, it does look very similar to an old friend! ]]> Articles Tue, 19 Jun 2018 14:06:08 +0000 Final Cut Pro X 10.4 - How it Works Graphically Enhanced Manual Released https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2087-final-cut-pro-x-10-4-how-it-works-graphically-enhanced-manual-released https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2087-final-cut-pro-x-10-4-how-it-works-graphically-enhanced-manual-released When the first Graphically Enhanced Manual (or GEM) for Final Cut Pro X was released, it proved to be an ideal learning tool for the new NLE. Now the author, Edgar Rothermich has updated the manual again for FCPX 10.4 (10.4.2 to be accurate!) ]]> FCP News Tue, 19 Jun 2018 11:20:22 +0000 On Test: The QNAP TS-453BT3 Thunderbolt 3 Desktop Shared Storage NAS https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2081-on-test-the-qnap-ts-453bt3-thunderbolt-3-desktop-shared-storage-nas https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2081-on-test-the-qnap-ts-453bt3-thunderbolt-3-desktop-shared-storage-nas We have reviewed a QNAP desktop shared storage NAS before on FCP.co. This time we look at the TS-453BT3 4 disk unit from QNAP with 10GigE and Thunderbolt 3.  ]]> Articles Mon, 18 Jun 2018 08:10:51 +0000 Stupid Raisins Launches Simple Pop - 27 Simple FCPX Title Plugins https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2086-stupid-raisins-launches-simple-pop-27-simple-fcpx-title-plugins https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2086-stupid-raisins-launches-simple-pop-27-simple-fcpx-title-plugins Need quick, good looking text titles in Final Cut Pro X? Simple Pop from Stupid Raisins might be the answer, a set of 27 modern, clean FCPX title plugins. ]]> FCP News Mon, 11 Jun 2018 09:34:21 +0000 Large File Transfer Service MASV Introduces Multi-user, Password Protected, and Custom Branding Features https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2085-large-file-transfer-service-masv-introduces-multi-user-password-protected-and-custom-branding-features https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2085-large-file-transfer-service-masv-introduces-multi-user-password-protected-and-custom-branding-features Transferring large files across long distances with the internet has always been a problem. MASV.io has updated their fast large file transfer system with new features to help. There's also a free trial with up to 400GB of transfer to try the service for yourself. ]]> FCP News Wed, 06 Jun 2018 06:18:43 +0000 Apple Announce Mojave, the New macOS 10.14 With Dark Mode at WWDC 2018 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2084-apple-announce-mojave-the-new-macos-10-14-with-dark-mode-at-wwdc-2018 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2084-apple-announce-mojave-the-new-macos-10-14-with-dark-mode-at-wwdc-2018 We now know the name of the new macOS that should be released later this year. At Apple's World Wide Developer Conference in San Jose California, macOS Mojave was introduced and its got a great 'dark mode' that will work well with the Pro Apps. ]]> FCP News Tue, 05 Jun 2018 07:01:50 +0000 Luca Visual FX Releases Mystery and Suspense Sound Library https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2083-luca-visual-fx-releases-mystery-and-suspense-sound-library https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2083-luca-visual-fx-releases-mystery-and-suspense-sound-library You might be familiar with Luca and Luca Visual Fx plugins. But did you know he also composes music and sound effects? He's just released a Mystery & Suspense sound library and has very kindly published a coupon code for 20% off for FCP.co readers. ]]> FCP News Mon, 04 Jun 2018 07:24:54 +0000 Coremelt's Scribomatic & NEW Paint Tracking Plugin https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2082-coremelt-s-scribomatic-new-paint-tracking-plugin https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2082-coremelt-s-scribomatic-new-paint-tracking-plugin In the next of the series of FCPX related presentations from the Faster Together stage at NAB, Roger Bolton from Coremelt demos Scribomatic and a new tracking paint tool. ]]> FCP News Thu, 31 May 2018 10:50:49 +0000 Alex4D Releases 360 Degree Toolkit of Effects for Final Cut Pro X https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2080-alex4d-releases-360-degree-toolkit-of-effects-for-final-cut-pro-x https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2080-alex4d-releases-360-degree-toolkit-of-effects-for-final-cut-pro-x Alex Gollner – known to many the Final Cut community as Alex4D – has just released a new set of plugins for working with 360° spherical video: Alex4D 360° Effects. They are on special offer at $49 for the launch, down from $79. ]]> FCP News Wed, 30 May 2018 10:30:14 +0000 Brad Olsen: Making A Final Cut Pro X Documentary https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2079-brad-olsen-making-a-final-cut-pro-x-documentary https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2079-brad-olsen-making-a-final-cut-pro-x-documentary If you have been following the progress of "Off the Tracks", the documentary film about the birth of Final Cut Pro X, you will be interested in hearing from the film's producer, Brad Olsen. He takes us through 2 years of hard work on the film, from the initial idea up to the imminent premiere at LACPUG. ]]> Articles Mon, 28 May 2018 08:23:18 +0000 Philip Hodgetts: Auto Assemble Interviews From Transcripts With Lumberjack Builder https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2078-philip-hodgetts-auto-assemble-interviews-from-transcripts-with-lumberjack-builder https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2078-philip-hodgetts-auto-assemble-interviews-from-transcripts-with-lumberjack-builder Want to look into the future of editing? Well, you can with this 20 minute demo of Lumberjack Builder from Philip Hodgetts. Watch how he creates an edit by dragging and dropping parts of transcripts together from interviews. Very clever. There's also the offer a free month of Lumberjack too! ]]> Articles Wed, 23 May 2018 14:18:06 +0000 Duncan Shepherd: 21 Tips for Editing 360 Video https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2077-duncan-shepherd-21-tips-for-editing-360-video https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2077-duncan-shepherd-21-tips-for-editing-360-video Another great video from the Faster Together stage at NAB. This time it is Duncan Shepherd's turn and he runs through his 360 video editing tips, with heavy emphasis on FCPX, his choice of NLE. ]]> Articles Mon, 21 May 2018 14:18:18 +0000 Chris Fenwick: After Effects in a Final Cut Pro X Workflow https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2076-chris-fenwick-after-effects-in-a-final-cut-pro-x-workflow https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2076-chris-fenwick-after-effects-in-a-final-cut-pro-x-workflow Need to integrate FCPX with Adobe's After Effects? Chris Fenwick runs through his workflow when using the two apps together and gives us some great tips in the process. ]]> Articles Wed, 16 May 2018 10:41:15 +0000 Why Final Cut Pro X is HUGE in Europe https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2075-why-final-cut-pro-x-is-huge-in-europe https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2075-why-final-cut-pro-x-is-huge-in-europe 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. ]]> Articles Mon, 14 May 2018 09:33:52 +0000 New Vimeo Tools for Final Cut Pro X https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2073-new-vimeo-tools-for-final-cut-pro-x https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2073-new-vimeo-tools-for-final-cut-pro-x Did you know there was a standalone Vimeo app for Final Cut Pro X that installs a new custom export destination? No, we didn't either and this new video featuring Tohm Sansani from Vimeo explains all. ]]> FCP News Fri, 11 May 2018 09:28:10 +0000 How To Never Lose A Video Project Again https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/2074-how-to-never-lose-a-video-project-again https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/2074-how-to-never-lose-a-video-project-again We hate losing stuff as having to do anything twice is a waste of time and money. Matt O'Shea gives us some tips about sorting media, saving Libraries and has a free set of folder icons to download that will help get your media organised. ]]> FCP Tutorials Thu, 10 May 2018 10:13:00 +0000 An Introduction to Grading HDR Video by Marc Bach https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2072-an-introduction-to-grading-hdr-video-by-marc-bach https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2072-an-introduction-to-grading-hdr-video-by-marc-bach We have done very little HDR to date at FCP.co towers, well to be honest, none. However, we do know somebody who has edited in HDR in Final Cut Pro X. Marc Bach gets us up to speed quickly with his recommendations about grading within the new extended dynamic range. ]]> Articles Tue, 08 May 2018 13:23:38 +0000 Steve Martin: Working Smarter & Faster in Final Cut Pro X https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2071-steve-martin-working-smarter-faster-in-final-cut-pro-x https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2071-steve-martin-working-smarter-faster-in-final-cut-pro-x Time for another presentation from the Faster Together stage at NAB 2018. This time Steve Martin takes to the stage to run through his favourite FCPX tips. Learn how to use Secondary Storylines, Gap Clips, Audio Roles and much more to your advantage. ]]> Articles Wed, 02 May 2018 08:45:12 +0000 Josh Beal: Reconsidering Final Cut Pro X in Hollywood https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2070-josh-beal-reconsidering-final-cut-pro-x-in-hollywood https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2070-josh-beal-reconsidering-final-cut-pro-x-in-hollywood Next up in the series of presentations from the Faster Together stage at NAB is Josh Beal. He thinks it is time for Hollywood to reconsider Final Cut Pro X as a viable editing platform. ]]> Articles Mon, 30 Apr 2018 06:03:01 +0000 easyDCP Exports From Final Cut Pro X Now on a Pay-As-You-Go Basis https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2069-easydcp-exports-from-final-cut-pro-x-now-on-a-pay-as-you-go-basis https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2069-easydcp-exports-from-final-cut-pro-x-now-on-a-pay-as-you-go-basis If you need to know about exporting from FCPX to provide a file that can be played in cinemas, you'll know about the difficulty and expense of making a DCP. Now easyDCP has launched a pay-as-you go service exporting out of FCPX with the easyDCP Publisher Bridge. ]]> FCP News Thu, 26 Apr 2018 13:54:30 +0000 Watch Denver Riddle’s 12 Minute Colour Correction Crash Course for Final Cut Pro X https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2068-watch-denver-riddle-s-12-minute-colour-correction-crash-course-for-final-cut-pro-x https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2068-watch-denver-riddle-s-12-minute-colour-correction-crash-course-for-final-cut-pro-x If there is one person who knows about colour correction in FCPX it is Denver Riddle. He's published a free 12 minute crash course designed to show the new colour wheels and curves in 10.4. ]]> Articles Wed, 25 Apr 2018 08:57:19 +0000 Coremelt Previews PaintX - A Tracking Paint Tool Plugin for Final Cut Pro X https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2067-coremelt-previews-paintx-a-tracking-paint-tool-plugin-for-final-cut-pro-x https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2067-coremelt-previews-paintx-a-tracking-paint-tool-plugin-for-final-cut-pro-x Roger from Coremelt has very kindly given us a sneaky peak at a new plugin that is coming out this summer. PaintX is a tracked paint tool plugin that will work inside FCPX ]]> FCP News Fri, 20 Apr 2018 11:45:57 +0000 Watch the NAB Debut of ProRes RAW with Atomos on the Faster Together Stage https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2066-watch-the-nab-debut-of-prores-raw-with-atomos-on-the-faster-together-stage https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2066-watch-the-nab-debut-of-prores-raw-with-atomos-on-the-faster-together-stage The week before NAB 2018, Apple announced a new version of Final Cut Pro X with support for closed captions, and the brand new ProRes RAW codec. In the announcement, Atomos and DJI were listed as the first two companies to support capture of the ProRes RAW codec. In the first of the video presentations from the Faster Together stage at NAB, Jeromy Young debuts ProRes RAW. ]]> Articles Wed, 18 Apr 2018 09:51:29 +0000 Build Custom Length Commercial Music Tracks in Final Cut Pro X with ‘Soundstacks’ from FCP Audio https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2065-build-custom-length-commercial-music-tracks-in-final-cut-pro-x-with-soundstacks-from-fcp-audio https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2065-build-custom-length-commercial-music-tracks-in-final-cut-pro-x-with-soundstacks-from-fcp-audio We are always having to cut or extend music to the right length, always a lot of foot tapping, marker placing and nibbling frames away to get the perfect result. What if there was an easier and more flexible way? FCP Audio has an interesting range of music products that uses 'Soundstacks' that build music in sections.  ]]> Articles Sun, 15 Apr 2018 19:56:58 +0000 Vimeo Adds MacOS Menubar App and More Features for Final Cut Pro X Uploads https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2064-vimeo-adds-macos-menubar-app-and-more-features-for-final-cut-pro-x-uploads https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2064-vimeo-adds-macos-menubar-app-and-more-features-for-final-cut-pro-x-uploads Another sign that the industry is seeing FCPX as a real heavyweight in the NLE battle is the proliferation of third-party apps for online services. Yesterday we had Pond5, today we have Vimeo. ]]> FCP News Tue, 10 Apr 2018 16:12:41 +0000 Speedscriber 2 Update includes iTT Export for Use in Final Cut Pro X 10.4.1 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2063-speedscriber-2-update-includes-itt-export-for-use-in-final-cut-pro-x-10-4-1 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2063-speedscriber-2-update-includes-itt-export-for-use-in-final-cut-pro-x-10-4-1 The new captions feature in the recent FCPX 10.4.1 update is certainly creating a lot of interest. A new version of SpeedScriber, the automated transcription app now lets editors export transcribed text into iTT format for import as captions in Final Cut Pro X. Speedscriber 2 also supports five new languages. ]]> Articles Tue, 10 Apr 2018 09:32:08 +0000 Stock Footage Company Pond5 Announce App for Final Cut Pro X https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2062-stock-footage-company-pond5-announce-app-for-final-cut-pro-x https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2062-stock-footage-company-pond5-announce-app-for-final-cut-pro-x The news from NAB about FCPX keeps on coming. Pond5 has just announced an app that works with Final Cut Pro X enabling you to edit with watermarked previews and then automatically replace the media on the timeline with high resolution footage. ]]> Articles Mon, 09 Apr 2018 17:51:01 +0000 Apple Release Final Cut Pro X 10.4.1, Motion 5.4.1 and Compressor 4.4.1 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2061-apple-release-final-cut-pro-x-10-4-1-motion-5-4-1-and-compressor-4-4-1 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2061-apple-release-final-cut-pro-x-10-4-1-motion-5-4-1-and-compressor-4-4-1 Apple announced last week that all three of their Pro Video Apps would be available for update this Monday. You will need High Sierra to see them, but they are now all available on  the Mac App Store. ]]> Articles Mon, 09 Apr 2018 13:55:26 +0000 Frame.io Announces High-Speed File Transfers with macOS Menubar App https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2060-frame-io-announces-high-speed-file-transfers-with-macos-menubar-app https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2060-frame-io-announces-high-speed-file-transfers-with-macos-menubar-app Hot on the heels of their recent notification of over 150 new features for their video review and approval service update that will arrive in the Summer, Frame.io has just announced 'Watch folders for macOS'. This allows the high sped transfer of files such as dailies though a MacOS menubar app. ]]> Articles Mon, 09 Apr 2018 12:27:44 +0000 How to Produce an Oscar-Winning Movie with No Budget but Loads of Talent and Good Will: The Amazing Story Behind the Making of "The Silent Child", Cut with FCPX https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2059-how-to-produce-an-oscar-winning-movie-with-no-budget-but-loads-of-talent-and-good-will-the-amazing-story-behind-the-making-of-the-silent-child-cut-with-fcpx https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2059-how-to-produce-an-oscar-winning-movie-with-no-budget-but-loads-of-talent-and-good-will-the-amazing-story-behind-the-making-of-the-silent-child-cut-with-fcpx A few days before the 2018 Academy Awards, we published an article about the crowd-funded British short movie "The Silent Child", written by Rachel Shenton and directed by Chris Overton, that had been nominated for an Oscar.

The movie won, which was an incredible achievement considering that Rachel had never written a script before, Chris had never directed a movie before, the movie was produced with close to no budget, and it was cut with Final Cut Pro X by an editor who had never edited a narrative movie before and who actually learned FCP X on this job.

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Apple Announce Updates to Final Cut Pro X, Compressor and Motion for NAB 2018 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2058-apple-announce-updates-to-final-cut-pro-x-compressor-and-motion-for-nab-2018 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2058-apple-announce-updates-to-final-cut-pro-x-compressor-and-motion-for-nab-2018 Apple has announced that updates of Final Cut Pro X to 10.4.1, Motion to 5.4.1 and Compressor to 4.4.1 will be available as free upgrades on Monday April 9th 2018.

Two big new features for FCPX are Closed Captions and the ability to use the new ProRes RAW codecs.

Apple also announced that 2017 was FCPX's best year with over 500,000 new seats being sold, bringing the total tally of seats sold to over 2.5 million since launch.

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Easier, Faster, Cost-Effective, But Never "Cheap": How To Build Out A Successful Media Business In Difficult Economic Times By Embracing Simpler Workflows and New Technologies https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2057-easier-faster-cost-effective-but-never-cheap-how-to-build-out-a-successful-media-business-in-difficult-economic-times-by-embracing-simpler-workflows-and-new-technologies https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2057-easier-faster-cost-effective-but-never-cheap-how-to-build-out-a-successful-media-business-in-difficult-economic-times-by-embracing-simpler-workflows-and-new-technologies The Final Cut Pro X success stories keep on coming. This time we look at Norway's largest newspaper VG, whose TV arm switched to FCPX enabling them to expand their online media production. ]]> Articles Tue, 03 Apr 2018 11:18:57 +0000 Cut With FCPX: The Prestigious Period Mystery-Thriller "La Peste" Surpasses "Game Of Thrones" To Become The Most Watched Television Series In Spain https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2054-cut-with-fcp-x-the-prestigious-period-mystery-thriller-la-peste-surpasses-game-of-thrones-to-become-the-most-watched-television-series-in-spain https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2054-cut-with-fcp-x-the-prestigious-period-mystery-thriller-la-peste-surpasses-game-of-thrones-to-become-the-most-watched-television-series-in-spain With a production crew of 400 people, a cast of 200 actors and over 2000 extras, hundreds of hours of raw footage shot by several crews on 130 locations, 9 months of editing and 10 months of VFX work, Alberto Rodríguez’ and Rafael Cobos' 12.3 million dollar television series “La Peste” (The Plague) is the flagship original drama production of Movistar+, the largest VoD provider in Spain and part of media giant Téléfonica. ]]> Articles Wed, 28 Mar 2018 09:30:48 +0000 Idustrial Revolution Releases XEffects Smooth Glass Slideshow Plugins for Final Cut Pro X https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2056-idustrial-revolution-releases-xeffects-smooth-glass-slideshow-plugins-for-final-cut-pro-x https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2056-idustrial-revolution-releases-xeffects-smooth-glass-slideshow-plugins-for-final-cut-pro-x Idustrial Revolution has just released a new set of plugins for building a glossy animating slideshow. They are on special offer at $39 for the launch, down from $49. ]]> Articles Wed, 28 Mar 2018 09:00:56 +0000 Frame.io Preview over 150 New Features in new Update at NAB 2018 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2055-frame-io-preview-over-150-new-features-in-new-update-at-nab-2018 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2055-frame-io-preview-over-150-new-features-in-new-update-at-nab-2018 Right from the launch, we have always been a big fan of Frame.io, the online video review and commenting service. For NAB 2018, they are previewing a new version with over 150 improvements. ]]> Articles Tue, 27 Mar 2018 10:39:31 +0000 Your Official Guide to Finding FCPX and Apple at NAB 2018 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2053-your-official-guide-to-finding-fcpx-and-apple-at-nab-2018 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2053-your-official-guide-to-finding-fcpx-and-apple-at-nab-2018 Heading to NAB in Las Vegas and want to know where all the Final Cut Pro X action is taking place? Sam Mestman has put this guide together so you'll know when and where to be to get the best from your trip. ]]> Articles Mon, 26 Mar 2018 09:36:06 +0000 If High School Kids Can Do It, So Can You… The Apple Short Film Project Workflow Pt. 1 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2052-if-high-school-kids-can-do-it-so-can-you-the-apple-short-film-project-workflow-part-1 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2052-if-high-school-kids-can-do-it-so-can-you-the-apple-short-film-project-workflow-part-1 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. ]]> Articles Thu, 22 Mar 2018 11:25:56 +0000 Connecting 10GigE Macs and Storage Devices Directly Without a Switch or Router https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/2051-connecting-10gige-macs-and-storage-devices-directly-without-a-switch-or-router https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/2051-connecting-10gige-macs-and-storage-devices-directly-without-a-switch-or-router With the inclusion of a 10GigE port on the back of the iMac Pro and the emergence of inexpensive 10GigE equipped NAS storage units: how do you connect them together for maximum speed and keep access to your other network devices including the internet? ]]> FCP Tutorials Tue, 20 Mar 2018 10:38:42 +0000 Why “The Carousel Never Stops Turning” https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2050-why-the-carousel-never-stops-turning https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2050-why-the-carousel-never-stops-turning Tight turnarounds are not new in television, but in feature film production, being able to see a first cut within hours of the end of shooting is nothing but remarkable. Robin Moran explains how Final Cut Pro X gave filmmaker Ismail Basbeth and his team the speed and thus the 'creative room' to perfect his production. ]]> Articles Wed, 14 Mar 2018 09:00:19 +0000 LumaForge brings Faster, Together and The Workflow Suite to the South Hall at NAB https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2049-lumaforge-brings-faster-together-and-the-workflow-suite-to-the-south-hall-at-nab https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2049-lumaforge-brings-faster-together-and-the-workflow-suite-to-the-south-hall-at-nab 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!) ]]> Articles Mon, 12 Mar 2018 10:24:38 +0000 Watch the Apple Final Cut Pro 10.4 Presentation from LACPUG https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2048-watch-the-apple-final-cut-pro-10-4-presentation-from-lacpug https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2048-watch-the-apple-final-cut-pro-10-4-presentation-from-lacpug 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. ]]> Articles Tue, 06 Mar 2018 16:04:10 +0000 Luca Visual FX Releases Dual Glitch Plugin for Final Cut Pro X https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2047-luca-visual-fx-releases-dual-glitch-plugin-for-final-cut-pro-x https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2047-luca-visual-fx-releases-dual-glitch-plugin-for-final-cut-pro-x Analogue and digital glitches are effects widely used as momentary stylised transitions, visual elements designed to enhance a dramatic scene or to merely emulate corrupted footage. Dual Glitch from Luca Visual FX is a new $49 FCPX plugin that gives the editor access to many different styles of glitches. ]]> FCP News Mon, 05 Mar 2018 08:45:03 +0000 Cut with FCPX: British Short Film “The Silent Child” Wins a Multitude of International Awards and Gets Nominated for the 2018 Oscars https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2046-cut-with-fcpx-british-short-film-the-silent-child-wins-a-multitude-of-international-awards-and-gets-nominated-for-the-2018-oscars https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2046-cut-with-fcpx-british-short-film-the-silent-child-wins-a-multitude-of-international-awards-and-gets-nominated-for-the-2018-oscars **The Silent Child wins the live action short Oscar**

When British actress Rachel Shenton started writing "The Silent Child" in May 2016, she could not even remotely imagine that the short movie based on her screenplay would have such a huge impact on people all over the world.

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Codex Announce ColorSynth Plugin and Codex Keys Control Surface for Final Cut Pro X at BVE https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2045-codex-announce-colorsynth-plugin-and-codex-keys-control-surface-for-final-cut-pro-x-at-bve https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2045-codex-announce-colorsynth-plugin-and-codex-keys-control-surface-for-final-cut-pro-x-at-bve If you are going to the BVE Show this week, then you will one of the first to see a couple of exciting new tools for FCPX. Codex will be previewing two new colour correction products on their stand. ]]> Articles Tue, 27 Feb 2018 08:47:53 +0000 Isn't it About Time We had a Free Effect Friday? https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2044-isn-t-it-about-time-we-had-a-free-effect-friday https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2044-isn-t-it-about-time-we-had-a-free-effect-friday We all love free effects and our #FreeEffectFriday posts are always popular, so why not? As it's a Friday, here's a collection of some great free FCPX effects! ]]> Articles Fri, 23 Feb 2018 11:56:46 +0000 Tear Video and Stills with XEffects Rips Plugins for Final Cut Pro X https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2043-tear-video-and-stills-with-xeffects-rips-plugins-for-final-cut-pro-x https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2043-tear-video-and-stills-with-xeffects-rips-plugins-for-final-cut-pro-x A new product and a new(ish) look. Idustrial Revolution has just released XEffects Rips, a set of plugins for Final Cut Pro X that rip or tear video and still images. There's a special launch price of $39 down from $49 too. ]]> FCP News Thu, 22 Feb 2018 15:28:51 +0000 Editing “Visions of Warriors” Feature Documentary with Final Cut Pro X https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2042-editing-visions-of-warriors-feature-documentary-with-final-cut-pro-x https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2042-editing-visions-of-warriors-feature-documentary-with-final-cut-pro-x Ming Lai's story about the post production of his latest feature documentary 'Visions of Warriors' is one that we are sure we will hear again a lot more in the future. Quite simply, how Final Cut Pro X made it easy for the director to finish a film without the need of an editor or expensive equipment. All in 4K as well. ]]> Articles Wed, 21 Feb 2018 10:32:33 +0000 FCPX Tour Madrid Attracts the Cream of Spanish Media and Entertainment and Sells out in Just One Day https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2041-fcpx-tour-madrid-attracts-the-cream-of-spanish-media-and-entertainment-and-sells-out-in-just-one-day https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2041-fcpx-tour-madrid-attracts-the-cream-of-spanish-media-and-entertainment-and-sells-out-in-just-one-day We usually announce the FCPX Tours a few weeks in advance. But the Tour that took place on February 3rd in Madrid did not need any promotion at all. Just one day after the event was mentioned on the FCPX Tour website and on finalcutpro.es, all 236 seats in the Cineteca movie theater were taken and there was a waiting-list of people hoping for last-minute cancellations. ]]> Articles Fri, 16 Feb 2018 10:13:52 +0000 What It Took for One Adobe Premiere User to Switch to Final Cut Pro X https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2039-what-it-took-for-one-adobe-premiere-user-to-switch-to-final-cut-pro-x https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2039-what-it-took-for-one-adobe-premiere-user-to-switch-to-final-cut-pro-x Has the tide turned? It seems more and more are discovering that FCPX is really the fastest and best way to get content ingested, edited and outputted. YouTuber Levi Allen AKA Leftcoast gave himself 24 hours to make the switch. Why did he change NLEs? His video tells all. ]]> Articles Mon, 12 Feb 2018 10:26:38 +0000 Copy Media out of Final Cut Pro X with Reference X https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2038-copy-media-out-of-final-cut-pro-x-with-reference-x https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2038-copy-media-out-of-final-cut-pro-x-with-reference-x Moving media, not the easiest of tasks even when using the Consolidate tool inside FCPX. Reference X from Tokyocode is a new $4 app that can copy media and export the original media file paths to a CSV file. Now updated to 1.1.1! ]]> FCP News Fri, 09 Feb 2018 09:55:08 +0000 If Apple Is Serious About the Pro Market, Should It Get Back to the Two Big Trade Shows? https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2037-if-apple-is-serious-about-the-pro-market-should-it-get-back-to-the-two-big-trade-shows https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2037-if-apple-is-serious-about-the-pro-market-should-it-get-back-to-the-two-big-trade-shows Apple has made a big point of mentioning their continuing support of the ‘Pro User’ over the last six months. We understand, but the best way they will target new pro users is by officially attending the two big trade shows of the year. ]]> Articles Tue, 06 Feb 2018 09:18:48 +0000 How To Sync Final Cut Pro X With Avid Pro Tools https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/2036-how-to-sync-final-cut-pro-x-with-avid-pro-tools https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/2036-how-to-sync-final-cut-pro-x-with-avid-pro-tools When Pro Tools Expert Russ Hughes sent us this tutorial, we were intrigued. Has he discovered a way to harness the power of a DAW running in parallel to Final Cut Pro X? ]]> FCP Tutorials Tue, 30 Jan 2018 21:45:00 +0000 Shuffle Shots in Your Final Cut Pro X Timeline with Random-X https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2035-shuffle-shots-in-your-final-cut-pro-x-timeline-with-random-x https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2035-shuffle-shots-in-your-final-cut-pro-x-timeline-with-random-x Ever wanted to mix things up on your FCPX timeline automatically? A new $29.99 app Random-X makes as many versions of your Project as you want! ]]> FCP News Mon, 29 Jan 2018 11:02:29 +0000 Emerging LA Filmmakers Create Short Films with Small Budgets and Big Ideas https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2034-emerging-la-filmmakers-create-short-films-with-small-budgets-and-big-ideas https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2034-emerging-la-filmmakers-create-short-films-with-small-budgets-and-big-ideas MacBook Pro, Final Cut Pro X and the LA Film Community Boost Local Productions. A great FCPX user story that shows there really is no barrier to shooting and editing your own high quality film. ]]> Articles Thu, 25 Jan 2018 17:11:29 +0000 ONA: Better Care for a Lifetime https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2032-ona-better-care-for-a-lifetime https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2032-ona-better-care-for-a-lifetime Following up on his article last week, Adam Schoales now posts about his latest project. This time it's a special cinema spot shot at 6K on a RED Helium and cut on Final Cut Pro X of course! ]]> Articles Mon, 22 Jan 2018 19:41:19 +0000 Final Cut Library Manager Updated to Version 3.5 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2033-final-cut-library-manager-updated-to-version-3-5 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2033-final-cut-library-manager-updated-to-version-3-5 Final Cut Library Manager has been saving disk space for editors since version 1. Now it has been updated to version 3.5 with a new Export to CSV feature. ]]> FCP News Mon, 22 Jan 2018 11:05:03 +0000 2017: A Year in Moving Images https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2031-2017-a-year-in-moving-images https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2031-2017-a-year-in-moving-images If 2017 made you want to run into a movie theatre and hide, you aren't alone. Luckily, it’s been an exceptional year for the moving image. The Toronto International Film Festival looks back at the moments that helped us maintain, find hope, and transform the way we see the world through film. ]]> Articles Sun, 14 Jan 2018 20:01:51 +0000 Auto Applying Audio Fades to Groups of Clips in Final Cut Pro X https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/2030-auto-applying-audio-fades-to-groups-of-clips-in-final-cut-pro-x https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/2030-auto-applying-audio-fades-to-groups-of-clips-in-final-cut-pro-x Is it possible to apply audio fades to a group of clips all at once in FCPX? Yes, from the 10.3 update, batch cross dissolves between multiple clips has been possible, just a GUI bug gets in the way. ]]> FCP Tutorials Fri, 05 Jan 2018 11:19:10 +0000 Testing the Apple Pro Video Apps on the New iMac Pro https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2029-new-imac-pro https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2029-new-imac-pro First article of the New Year and it's one that a lot of people have asked for, real statistics on the Apple Pro Video Apps running on a new iMac Pro. Ben Balser had a new machine arrive just in time for the holiday break. He gave it a good test, it's fast, but it's not all great news. ]]> Articles Wed, 03 Jan 2018 09:06:56 +0000 Replay the 10th Final Cut Pro X Virtual User Group https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2028-replay-the-10th-final-cut-pro-x-virtual-user-group https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2028-replay-the-10th-final-cut-pro-x-virtual-user-group There hasn't been one for a while, possibly because the 10.4 update came out slightly later than expected, but.. Here is the latest Final Cut Pro X Virtual User Group video recording. ]]> FCP News Thu, 21 Dec 2017 17:56:59 +0000 Some of the Lesser-Known New Features in Final Cut Pro 10.4 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2027-some-of-the-lesserknown-new-features-in-final-cut-pro-10-4 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2027-some-of-the-lesserknown-new-features-in-final-cut-pro-10-4 Completely inspired by a great thread on our popular Forum, we take a quick look at some of the lesser-known, but still important new features and improvements in the FCPX 10.4 update. You did know you could do GIFs from the timeline didn't you? ]]> FCP News Mon, 18 Dec 2017 11:58:14 +0000 Apple Release Final Cut Pro 10.4, Motion 5.4, and Compressor 4.4 Updates https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2026-apple-release-final-cut-pro-10-4-motion-5-4-and-compressor-4-4-updates https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2026-apple-release-final-cut-pro-10-4-motion-5-4-and-compressor-4-4-updates The updates we have been waiting for are finally here. We take a look a the new features of Final Cut Pro X, Motion and Compressor and put the software through some tests. We publish information on the new features, the test results, the recommendations and the gotchas. ]]> FCP News Thu, 14 Dec 2017 11:12:12 +0000 Vloggers and Commercial Editors Test New iMac Pros Before Official Launch https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2025-vloggers-and-commercial-editors-test-new-imac-pros-before-official-launch https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2025-vloggers-and-commercial-editors-test-new-imac-pros-before-official-launch A few lucky individuals have had the opportunity to test out the new iMac Pro before the official launch. Vloggers Marques Brownlee and Jonathan Morrison give their first impressions of the fastest Mac ever built. ]]> Articles Tue, 12 Dec 2017 15:59:59 +0000 Jason Cox Publishes a Final Cut Pro X Fundamentals Course on Pluralsight https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2024-jason-cox-publishes-a-final-cut-pro-x-fundamentals-course-on-pluralsight https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2024-jason-cox-publishes-a-final-cut-pro-x-fundamentals-course-on-pluralsight It's nice to follow up our collection of free tutorials with the news of a new Final Cut Pro X training course. Jason Cox has announced five and a half hours of FCPX training on Pluralsight ]]> Articles Thu, 07 Dec 2017 19:33:49 +0000 December's Final Cut Pro X and Motion Tutorial Roundup https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/2023-december-s-final-cut-pro-x-and-motion-tutorial-roundup https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/2023-december-s-final-cut-pro-x-and-motion-tutorial-roundup It should really be called 'Novemeber's big tutorial roundup' seeing as we are only just in December, but still a good title for a list of great learning resources. Let's hope we can get another one in before Christmas! ]]> FCP Tutorials Mon, 04 Dec 2017 11:57:44 +0000 James Tonkin Tours with the Biggest Music Artists on the Planet, Creating Stunning Concert Videos from Tons of 4K and 8K Footage in Final Cut Pro X https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2022-james-tonkin-tours-with-the-biggest-music-artists-on-the-planet-creating-stunning-concert-videos-from-tons-of-4k-and-8k-footage-in-final-cut-pro-x https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2022-james-tonkin-tours-with-the-biggest-music-artists-on-the-planet-creating-stunning-concert-videos-from-tons-of-4k-and-8k-footage-in-final-cut-pro-x AC/DC, Coldplay, The Rolling Stones, Robbie Williams, Metallica, David Gilmour, Duran Duran, Placebo, Dixie Chicks, Zipperface, Beyoncé, Björk… You name them, James Tonkin has worked with them. In this extensive interview, he talks about the gear he takes on the road to shoot and edit concerts of the world’s greatest bands, and about his new high-end post house in London. A good read for anyone who is interested in camera gear and post production technology. ]]> Articles Thu, 30 Nov 2017 09:00:00 +0000 From the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the Tour De France to the Norwegian Elections: Using Final Cut Pro X in a High Pressure, Fast Turnaround Environment https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2021-from-the-24-hours-of-le-mans-and-the-tour-de-france-to-the-norwegian-elections-using-final-cut-pro-x-in-a-high-pressure-fast-turnaround-environment https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2021-from-the-24-hours-of-le-mans-and-the-tour-de-france-to-the-norwegian-elections-using-final-cut-pro-x-in-a-high-pressure-fast-turnaround-environment Near-live broadcast editing is one of the craziest jobs in our business. You constantly work under high pressure, ingesting, organizing, editing and finishing you program while the event is still going on. And your edit needs to be ready to air as quickly as possible while you have to comply with the highest quality standards. This requires a well-oiled team of very experienced people using hardware and software that is both fast and absolutely reliable. Because there are no excuses. ]]> Articles Wed, 22 Nov 2017 10:59:41 +0000 Roger Bolton from Coremelt Demos His Chromatic Color Correction Plugin and the Scribeomatic Text Based Dialogue Search Tool for FCPX https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2020-roger-bolton-from-coremelt-demos-his-chromatic-color-correction-plugin-and-the-scribeomatic-text-based-dialogue-search-tool-for-fcpx https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2020-roger-bolton-from-coremelt-demos-his-chromatic-color-correction-plugin-and-the-scribeomatic-text-based-dialogue-search-tool-for-fcpx The new color tools in the coming FCP X update look very impressive. They will undoubtedly incite more people to stay right within FCP X from start to finish. But they will also offer new opportunities for third-part developers to add extra functionality to the enhanced grading functions inside FCP X. ]]> Articles Tue, 21 Nov 2017 00:05:34 +0000 The Big Black Friday & Cyber Monday Sale & Discount List for FCPX Editors https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2019-the-big-black-friday-cyber-monday-sale-discount-list-for-fcpx-editors https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2019-the-big-black-friday-cyber-monday-sale-discount-list-for-fcpx-editors Is it really November and Black Friday week already? It certainly is and we thought we would put together a growing list of the deals we could find for FCPX editors- software and hardware. ]]> Articles Mon, 20 Nov 2017 09:19:19 +0000 How Final Cut Pro X has helped Norway's biggest newspaper to also become a successful broadcaster https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2018-how-final-cut-pro-x-has-helped-norway-s-biggest-newspaper-to-also-become-a-successful-broadcaster https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2018-how-final-cut-pro-x-has-helped-norway-s-biggest-newspaper-to-also-become-a-successful-broadcaster In this presentation from FCPX World at IBC, Christian Petterson from VGTV Norway explains why they exclusively use Final Cut Pro X to produce hundreds of hours of content each year for different online and linear television channels, including a 24/7 news channel. ]]> Articles Wed, 15 Nov 2017 09:49:28 +0000 Sam Mestman and Ronny Courtens talk about the relevance of Final Cut Pro X in modern post production https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2017-sam-mestman-and-ronny-courtens-talk-about-the-relevance-of-final-cut-pro-x-in-modern-post-production https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2017-sam-mestman-and-ronny-courtens-talk-about-the-relevance-of-final-cut-pro-x-in-modern-post-production We continue to publish the videos from The FCPX World event at IBC. And we start off with two highly anticipated presentations. ]]> Articles Mon, 13 Nov 2017 11:13:46 +0000 Automatic Colouring of Black and White Images Using a Machine Learning Twitterbot https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2016-automatic-colouring-of-black-and-white-images-using-a-machine-learning-twitterbot https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2016-automatic-colouring-of-black-and-white-images-using-a-machine-learning-twitterbot Not an FCPX story, but an accidental discovery via Twitter. With machine learning set to take a bigger role in editing, one Twitter account is already auto-colourising photos. Spoiler: They are doing video too. ]]> Articles Fri, 10 Nov 2017 14:42:35 +0000 Cut with Final Cut Pro X: Second World War Epic Movie 'Unknown Soldier' Breaks Finland Box Office Record. https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2015-cut-with-final-cut-pro-x-second-world-war-epic-movie-unknown-soldier-breaks-finland-box-office-record https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2015-cut-with-final-cut-pro-x-second-world-war-epic-movie-unknown-soldier-breaks-finland-box-office-record 4 weeks after Finnish/English editor Ben Mercer came to talk about his work on this major movie during FCPX World at IBC, the World War II drama Unknown Soldier (Tuntematon Sotilas) has broken the opening weekend record at the Finnish box office, competing with the biggest international film productions in the world. ]]> Articles Tue, 07 Nov 2017 14:16:27 +0000 KeyFlow Pro Has Been updated to 1.8.2, Enhancing Project Collaboration in Final Cut Pro X https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2013-keyflow-pro-has-been-updated-to-1-8-2-enhancing-project-collaboration-in-final-cut-pro-x https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2013-keyflow-pro-has-been-updated-to-1-8-2-enhancing-project-collaboration-in-final-cut-pro-x KeyFlow Pro is a simple but powerful media asset manager, designed specifically to meet the needs of small to medium workgroups. It delivers a wide range of features at an affordable price through an intuitive UI. ]]> FCP News Mon, 06 Nov 2017 03:19:00 +0000 Upwork Names Final Cut Pro X in the Top Ten Fastest-Growing Skills for Freelancers in Q3 2017 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2014-upwork-names-final-cut-pro-x-in-the-top-ten-fastest-growing-skills-for-freelancers-in-q3-2017 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2014-upwork-names-final-cut-pro-x-in-the-top-ten-fastest-growing-skills-for-freelancers-in-q3-2017 Straight out of Mountain View, freelancer work website Upwork has placed Final Cut Pro X in the top ten fastest-growing skills in Q3 2017. We are not surprised as the growth in video on social media has meant video literacy skills are now essential. ]]> FCP News Thu, 02 Nov 2017 18:13:03 +0000 The Videos From FCPX World In Broadcast At IBC, Part 2 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/2012-the-videos-from-fcpx-world-in-broadcast-at-ibc-part-2 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/2012-the-videos-from-fcpx-world-in-broadcast-at-ibc-part-2 After the last few days exciting news about Final Cut Pro 10.4, time to look back at more presentations from the recent FCPX World in Broadcast event. We present a Spanish show that switched to FCPX after testing all the NLEs and a presentation from Frame.io's lead integration engineer. ]]> Final Cut Pro Wed, 01 Nov 2017 12:00:38 +0000 Final Cut Pro X 10.4 Announced With New Wheels and Curves Colour Controls and 360 Tools Built-in. https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2011-final-cut-pro-x-10-4-announced-with-new-wheels-and-curves-colour-controls-and-360-tools-built-in https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2011-final-cut-pro-x-10-4-announced-with-new-wheels-and-curves-colour-controls-and-360-tools-built-in We've just got back from the Apple Presentation that's part of the FCPX Creative Summit and we have some great news about 10.4 to share. New colour tools including wheels & curves and 360 tools built in. ]]> FCP News Sat, 28 Oct 2017 00:17:30 +0000 We Are Publishing the First Videos From FCPX World In Broadcast At IBC https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/2010-we-are-publishing-the-first-videos-from-fcpx-world-in-broadcast-at-ibc https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/2010-we-are-publishing-the-first-videos-from-fcpx-world-in-broadcast-at-ibc FCPX World at IBC 2017 was a great experience. For the third year in a row, the Spaces building next to the Amsterdam RAI was the epicenter of everything related to Final Cut Pro X at IBC. The Club Room at Spaces was converted to a pop-up television studio where high-profile professionals from all over Europe and the USA came to showcase their work with FCP X. ]]> Final Cut Pro Wed, 25 Oct 2017 03:00:00 +0000 XEffects Viral Video Thirds Plugins for Final Cut Pro X Help Build Bold, Animating Timelines https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2009-xeffects-viral-video-thirds-plugins-for-final-cut-pro-x-help-build-bold-animating-timelines https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2009-xeffects-viral-video-thirds-plugins-for-final-cut-pro-x-help-build-bold-animating-timelines Idustrial Revolution has just released a new set of plugins for FCPX based on animating thirds. XEffects Viral Video Thirds builds 'on trend' big, bright and dynamic videos. There's also a special launch price of $39. ]]> FCP News Tue, 24 Oct 2017 13:13:12 +0000 Cut With FCP X: "Despacito" Gets Over 4 Billion Views on YouTube and is Nominated for Best Music Video in the 2017 Latin Grammy Awards https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2008-cut-with-fcp-x-despacito-gets-over-4-billion-views-on-youtube-and-is-nominated-for-best-music-video-in-the-2017-latin-grammy-awards https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2008-cut-with-fcp-x-despacito-gets-over-4-billion-views-on-youtube-and-is-nominated-for-best-music-video-in-the-2017-latin-grammy-awards How The Most Popular Music Video In History Was Shot In One Day And Edited With Final Cut Pro X In A Small Boutique Studio In Miami.

The catchy Reggaeton pop song ‘Despacito’ by Puerto Rican singer Luis Fonsi and rapper Daddy Yankee was the inescapable Summer Hit of 2017. Just 6 months after it was released it became the most streamed song in history, with 4.6 billion plays across all streaming services. It reached No. 1 on Billboard’s Top 100 and stayed at that place for 16 weeks. The song topped the charts of 47 countries and reached the top 10 of ten others.

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Articles Mon, 23 Oct 2017 09:00:00 +0000
Learning Final Cut Pro X With Public Access TV in Bellingham https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/2007-learning-final-cut-pro-x-with-public-access-tv-in-bellingham https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/2007-learning-final-cut-pro-x-with-public-access-tv-in-bellingham Ever wanted to sit in an editing class at a local Public Access TV station? Eero Johnson has very kindly published his FCPX session from a recent meeting in Bellingham, Washington where he took his students through FCPX, starting from the very basics. ]]> FCP Tutorials Thu, 19 Oct 2017 08:47:45 +0000 Testing Logickeyboard's Illuminated Final Cut Pro X Keyboard https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2006-testing-logic-keyboard-s-illuminated-final-cut-pro-x-keyboard https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2006-testing-logic-keyboard-s-illuminated-final-cut-pro-x-keyboard We love to test hardware and software here at FCP.co. So when a new backlit Astra Final Cut Pro X keyboard from Logickeyboard arrived, it didn't stay in the box for long. ]]> Articles Wed, 11 Oct 2017 10:48:08 +0000 Didn’t You Know You Can Apply a Behavior to a Rig in Apple's Motion? https://www.fcp.co/imovie/tutorials-for-apple-motion/2005-didn-t-you-know-you-can-apply-a-behavoir-to-a-rig-in-apple-s-motion https://www.fcp.co/imovie/tutorials-for-apple-motion/2005-didn-t-you-know-you-can-apply-a-behavoir-to-a-rig-in-apple-s-motion Simple answer was up until today, no. This late discovery unlocks yet more power in Motion for the building of plugins for Final Cut Pro X. ]]> Motion Tutorials Fri, 06 Oct 2017 10:53:17 +0000 Final Cut Pro X and The Cloud https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/2004-final-cut-pro-x-and-the-cloud https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/2004-final-cut-pro-x-and-the-cloud Two items that get talked about a lot, but how about them both working together? Felipe Baez has put together a tutorial on how Final Cut Pro X can work in a collaborative way with proxies stored in the cloud.  ]]> FCP Tutorials Tue, 03 Oct 2017 12:15:00 +0000 MotionVFX Adds Mocha Tracking and Real Life Lens Flare Elements in mFlare 2 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2003-motionvfx-adds-mocha-tracking-and-real-life-lens-flare-elements-in-mflare-2 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2003-motionvfx-adds-mocha-tracking-and-real-life-lens-flare-elements-in-mflare-2 MotionVFX has just updated its popular mFlare plugin for Final Cut Pro X and Motion. In mFlare 2 you will find many more real-life flare elements to choose from, an improved colouration system and of course Mocha tracking. ]]> FCP News Mon, 02 Oct 2017 09:19:21 +0000 Tiliam Research Launches MotionBend Video Stabilisation Plugin for Final Cut Pro X and Motion https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2002-tiliam-research-launches-motionbend-video-stabilisation-plugin-for-final-cut-pro-x-and-motion https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2002-tiliam-research-launches-motionbend-video-stabilisation-plugin-for-final-cut-pro-x-and-motion Tiliam research has taken the technology from their standalone stabilisation app called MotionBend and released a plugin for Final Cut Pro X and Motion.  ]]> FCP News Tue, 26 Sep 2017 10:22:33 +0000 The New macOS High Sierra Is Launched Today - Should You Upgrade? https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2001-the-new-macos-high-sierra-is-launched-today-should-you-upgrade https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2001-the-new-macos-high-sierra-is-launched-today-should-you-upgrade Later on in the day (for those of us on the east of the puddle) we will see the availability of the latest macOS High Sierra. We all like upgrades, are there any things we should know first? (Slight hint-yes) ]]> Articles Mon, 25 Sep 2017 00:01:00 +0000 Living With the Kaby Lake MacBook Pro and Final Cut Pro X https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2000-living-with-the-kaby-lake-macbook-pro-and-final-cut-pro-x https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/2000-living-with-the-kaby-lake-macbook-pro-and-final-cut-pro-x Will the Kaby Lake version of the new MacBook Pro impress the editor of the site enough to get the company credit card out? Will FCPX get a performance boost? You will have to read to find out! ]]> Articles Thu, 21 Sep 2017 12:34:40 +0000 Collaborative Workflow in FCPX with Final Cut Library Opener https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1999-collaborative-workflow-in-fcpx-with-final-cut-library-opener https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1999-collaborative-workflow-in-fcpx-with-final-cut-library-opener Arctic Whiteness has just announced a new app called Final Cut Library Opener that allows a collaborative workflow with FCPX by automatically opening up an ephemeral copy of another user's Library. ]]> FCP News Fri, 15 Sep 2017 07:20:34 +0000 FCPX Proxy Editing: Relinking External Proxies and Temp Media https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1998-fcpx-proxy-editing-relinking-external-proxies-and-temp-media https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1998-fcpx-proxy-editing-relinking-external-proxies-and-temp-media Without a doubt, proxies within Final Cut Pro X make life a lot easier when dealing with larger formats. Those are internally generated though, so what about relinking original media to camera generated proxies? Slavik Boyechko explores... ]]> FCP Tutorials Tue, 12 Sep 2017 11:56:30 +0000 Win a Free Pass to the 2017 FCPX Creative Summit in Cupertino https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1997-win-a-free-pass-to-the-2017-fcpx-creative-summit-in-cupertino https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1997-win-a-free-pass-to-the-2017-fcpx-creative-summit-in-cupertino **Winner announced!**

We are very excited to announce that as per the previous years, the organisers of the 2017 Final Cut Pro X Creative Summit have very kindly helped us organise a free draw for an event pass. Checkout the video between Peter Wiggins and Jeff Greenberg where they detail the draw and talk much more about FCPX. Grab a coffee (or beer!)

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Articles Tue, 12 Sep 2017 09:01:00 +0000
How to Convert a 3TB Final Cut Pro X Project Into an 80GB Project! https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1996-how-to-convert-a-3tb-final-cut-pro-x-project-into-an-80gb-project https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1996-how-to-convert-a-3tb-final-cut-pro-x-project-into-an-80gb-project We have mentioned Worx4 X on here before, but this example should give you an indication of why this app for Final Cut Pro X (now priced at $44.99) can pay for itself with a click ]]> Articles Wed, 06 Sep 2017 07:44:00 +0000 Shooting & Editing a Daily Vlog During the World's Toughest Adventure Race - Part 2 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1995-shooting-editing-a-daily-vlog-during-the-world-s-toughest-adventure-race-part-2 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1995-shooting-editing-a-daily-vlog-during-the-world-s-toughest-adventure-race-part-2 We will waste no time and post part two of Jonathon Williams' popular article on shooting and editing (on FCPX of course!) a daily blog during the Red Bull X-Alps race. ]]> Articles Fri, 01 Sep 2017 07:26:09 +0000 Shooting & Editing a Daily Vlog During the World's Toughest Adventure Race - Part 1 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1994-shooting-editing-a-daily-vlog-during-the-world-s-toughest-adventure-race-part-1 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1994-shooting-editing-a-daily-vlog-during-the-world-s-toughest-adventure-race-part-1 Would Final Cut Pro X be up to producing a daily Vlog following a participant on the Red Bull X-Alps adventure race? In the first of this two part article, Jonathon Williams tells us his story of how he, his camera kit and his NLE coped with such a grueling task. ]]> Articles Tue, 29 Aug 2017 21:07:13 +0000 Soho Editors are proud to announce FCPX World in Broadcast, a special Final Cut Pro X event at IBC 2017 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1993-soho-editors-are-proud-to-announce-fcp-x-world-in-broadcast-a-special-final-cut-pro-x-event-at-ibc-2017 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1993-soho-editors-are-proud-to-announce-fcp-x-world-in-broadcast-a-special-final-cut-pro-x-event-at-ibc-2017 Soho Editors and Ronny Courtens have teamed up to showcase the strengths of Final Cut Pro X in the broadcast arena, with relevant partners and high-end case studies of real world user experiences from across the globe. Join us as we showcase a range of Final Cut Pro X presentations by international broadcast professionals. All demonstrating the latest tools for the modern editor. ]]> FCP News Fri, 25 Aug 2017 06:57:00 +0000 How Final Cut Pro X (and FCP.co) Replaced the Professional Post Production House I Couldn't Afford https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1992-how-final-cut-pro-x-and-fcp-co-replaced-the-professional-post-production-house-i-couldn-t-afford https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1992-how-final-cut-pro-x-and-fcp-co-replaced-the-professional-post-production-house-i-couldn-t-afford The community behind FCPX is like no other NLE. An example of this is the help filmmaker Emmanuel Tenenbaum received when editing his short film 'Sans Plomb.' The film has just been awarded a Staff Pick on Vimeo to go along with its many film festival showings. ]]> Articles Thu, 17 Aug 2017 10:36:00 +0000 A New Assistant Editor Training Course and Philip Hodgets With Findrcat at LACPUG https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1991-a-new-assistant-editor-training-course-and-philip-hodgets-with-findrcat-at-lacpug https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1991-a-new-assistant-editor-training-course-and-philip-hodgets-with-findrcat-at-lacpug Two great videos from the recent LACPUG. Philip Hodgets demos FindrCat with Final Cut Pro X and Lawrence Jordan & Richard Sanchez preview their new assistant editor training course. ]]> Articles Wed, 16 Aug 2017 10:19:51 +0000 On Test Part 2: The QNAP TVS-682T Dual Thunderbolt 2 Desktop Shared Storage NAS https://www.fcp.co/hardware-and-software/pro/1990-on-test-part-2-the-qnap-tvs-682t-dual-thunderbolt-2-desktop-shared-storage-nas https://www.fcp.co/hardware-and-software/pro/1990-on-test-part-2-the-qnap-tvs-682t-dual-thunderbolt-2-desktop-shared-storage-nas A few months has passed since part one of the review of the QNAP TVS-682T. So after further tinkering and testing, how did it perform and will I be buying one? ]]> Pro Tue, 15 Aug 2017 06:00:00 +0000 Extracting High Resolution Still Images From Video Using Kyno https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1989-extracting-high-resolution-still-images-from-video-using-kyno https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1989-extracting-high-resolution-still-images-from-video-using-kyno Need to get a lot of still images from moving media? One of the spinoffs from using a DAM is the ability to easily process such time consuming tasks. Georgia Dawson looks at how Kyno helps streamline that process. Kyno has had an update to 1.3 and is on sale too! ]]> Articles Fri, 04 Aug 2017 04:19:00 +0000 Curves, Wheels, and Tracked Masks With CoreMelt's New Colour Grading FCPX Plugin Chromatic https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1988-curves-wheels-and-tracked-masks-with-coremelt-s-new-colour-grading-fcpx-plugin-chromatic https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1988-curves-wheels-and-tracked-masks-with-coremelt-s-new-colour-grading-fcpx-plugin-chromatic It is billed as "The most comprehensive and powerful grading tool for FCPX" CoreMelt has just released Chromatic, a $99 colour grading tool for Final Cut Pro X with wheels, curves and best of all, Mocha mask tracking. ]]> FCP News Wed, 02 Aug 2017 02:59:00 +0000 Emery Wells Presents Frame.io https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1987-emery-wells-presents-frame-io https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1987-emery-wells-presents-frame-io Frame.io for us has been a revelation. Every client we have shown it to has commented that the online service is a very easy and professional way of sharing video work. So when there's an opportunity to hear the founder of Frame.io Emery Wells talk, we had to listen.  ]]> Articles Tue, 01 Aug 2017 13:52:58 +0000 Side-By-Side: Ultrawide Displays vs the LG 5K UltraFine https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1986-side-by-side-ultrawide-displays-vs-the-lg-5k-ultrafine https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1986-side-by-side-ultrawide-displays-vs-the-lg-5k-ultrafine Thinking of buying a new large or widescreen monitor to go with your new MacBook Pro? Then this article is a must read- not only great advice, but Brian might save you money as well. ]]> Articles Thu, 27 Jul 2017 03:20:00 +0000 Final Cut Pro X Subtitles with Subvert https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1985-final-cut-pro-x-subtitles-with-subvert https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1985-final-cut-pro-x-subtitles-with-subvert Patrick Southern talks about how to create subtitles for FCPX using Subvert. Subvert allows users to create titles from SRT files so editors can cut foreign language interviews with ease. Subvert also allows users to generate SRT files from any Title subrole in Final Cut Pro X.]]> Articles Wed, 26 Jul 2017 10:41:24 +0000 Idustrial Revolution Releases XEffects 3D Video Walls Plugins for Final Cut Pro X https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1984-idustrial-revolution-releases-xeffects-3d-video-walls-plugins-for-final-cut-pro-x https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1984-idustrial-revolution-releases-xeffects-3d-video-walls-plugins-for-final-cut-pro-x Idustrial Revolution has used the power of Motion's 3D text engine to develop a plugin for Final Cut Pro that can build dynamic 3D video walls with ease.  ]]> Articles Thu, 20 Jul 2017 06:21:25 +0000 Summing up the State of NLEs in the Industry https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1983-summing-up-the-state-of-nles-in-the-industry https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1983-summing-up-the-state-of-nles-in-the-industry Want to know more about the state of each of the NLEs in the industry? This forty minute panel discussion with some of the top industry commentators is well worth a watch.  ]]> Articles Mon, 17 Jul 2017 21:54:40 +0000 Managing Media From Final Cut Pro X Projects With Worx4 X https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1982-managing-media-from-final-cut-pro-x-projects-with-worx-4x https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1982-managing-media-from-final-cut-pro-x-projects-with-worx-4x Staying within FCPX, you can only 'gather up and copy media' which isn't ideal. At the recent Faster Together stage at NAB, Chris Steele from Marquis Broadcast demonstrated Worx4 X that copies and trims media saving a lot of disk space. ]]> FCP News Tue, 11 Jul 2017 21:32:54 +0000 Speeding up the Creation of Subtitles in Final Cut Pro X With FCPXTRA Subtitle https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1981-speeding-up-the-creation-of-subtitles-in-final-cut-pro-x-with-fcpxtra-subtitle https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1981-speeding-up-the-creation-of-subtitles-in-final-cut-pro-x-with-fcpxtra-subtitle Subtitles, love them or hate them, they are an essential part of constructing a programme for domestic or international distribution. Jan Willem den Bok has written a plugin that speeds up the process of building subtitles in a show on an FCPX timeline. ]]> FCP News Mon, 03 Jul 2017 06:13:28 +0000 VFX Nut Offers FCPX Plugin Mega Bundle at a Discount https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1980-vfx-nut-offers-fcpx-plugin-mega-bundle-at-a-discount https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1980-vfx-nut-offers-fcpx-plugin-mega-bundle-at-a-discount We always like to help the smaller plugin producer and this is no exception. Trevor Davies or as you might know him better, VFX Nut has a bumper pack of plugins on offer. ]]> Articles Tue, 27 Jun 2017 20:39:02 +0000 The Future of Newsgathering Is MoJo With City Producer https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1979-the-future-of-newsgathering-is-mojo-with-city-producer https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1979-the-future-of-newsgathering-is-mojo-with-city-producer Technology is moving fast, so fast that a French company has built a complete 'shoot, edit and send' newsgathering app for the iPhone. Send the finished story from location, or send the bits back to base to open up in FCPX for finishing. ]]> Articles Mon, 26 Jun 2017 09:00:57 +0000 New Kickstarter Campaign Is Your Chance to Help the FCPX Documentary 'Off The Tracks' https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1978-new-kickstarter-campaign-is-your-chance-to-help-the-fcpx-documentary-off-the-tracks https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1978-new-kickstarter-campaign-is-your-chance-to-help-the-fcpx-documentary-off-the-tracks By now, we are sure you are familiar with Bradley Olsen's documentary about FCPX called 'Off the Tracks.' Now is your opportunity to help get this film finished by contributing to his Kickstarter campaign. And yes, there are T Shirts! ]]> Articles Wed, 21 Jun 2017 08:49:53 +0000 Happy Sixth Birthday Final Cut Pro X! https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1977-happy-sixth-birthday-final-cut-pro-x https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1977-happy-sixth-birthday-final-cut-pro-x It has been a long six years from that day in June 2011 when everybody opened up FCPX for the first time. Many updates, over 2,000,000 seats sold and a growing ecosystem later, things have changed. A lot. ]]> Articles Wed, 21 Jun 2017 00:01:00 +0000 Get Final Cut Pro X Lens Filters Plugins for $24 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1976-get-final-cut-pro-x-lens-filters-plugins-for-24 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1976-get-final-cut-pro-x-lens-filters-plugins-for-24 It's a quiet time for the FCPX community, so an ideal time to give a small plugin developer a bit of help. A new pack of Lens Filters from Jon Belew with a discount for FCP.co readers. ]]> Articles Tue, 20 Jun 2017 09:42:06 +0000 Pierre Chevalier Demonstrates Softron's M|Replay and MovieRecorder with FCPX https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1975-pierre-chevalier-demonstrates-softron-s-m-replay-and-movierecorder-with-fcpx https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1975-pierre-chevalier-demonstrates-softron-s-m-replay-and-movierecorder-with-fcpx 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! ]]> Articles Wed, 14 Jun 2017 09:26:39 +0000 KeyFlow Pro 1.8: Time to Rethink Final Cut Pro X Collaboration https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1974-keyflow-pro-1-8-time-to-rethink-final-cut-pro-x-collaboration https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1974-keyflow-pro-1-8-time-to-rethink-final-cut-pro-x-collaboration Major 1.8 update to KeyFlow Pro enhances collaborative workflow in Final Cut Pro X

KeyFlow Pro 1.8 has just been released. Ryan Velin and Mads Larsen Nielsen from Metronome Productions in Denmark give us a first look at the update which includes the FCPX collaborative workflows by dragging and dropping. 

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Articles Mon, 12 Jun 2017 11:46:15 +0000
WWDC 2017 - A New iMac Pro, Kaby Lake Processor Updates and the New High Sierra macOS https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1973-wwdc-2017-a-new-imac-pro-kaby-lake-processor-updates-and-the-new-high-sierra-macos https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1973-wwdc-2017-a-new-imac-pro-kaby-lake-processor-updates-and-the-new-high-sierra-macos The last few World Wide Developers Conferences have been a bit 'meh'. Not so for today's 2017 conference from San Jose. A new macOS, Kaby Lake updates to the MacBook lineup, talk of an FCPX update and of course the announcement of the awesome new iMac Pro.  ]]> Articles Mon, 05 Jun 2017 20:46:20 +0000 Robert Kruger: Introducing Kyno - A Guided Tour https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1972-robert-kruger-introducing-kyno-a-guided-tour https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1972-robert-kruger-introducing-kyno-a-guided-tour 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. ]]> Articles Mon, 05 Jun 2017 06:53:49 +0000 The Top Ten Apps for Final Cut Pro X https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1971-the-top-ten-apps-for-final-cut-pro-x https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1971-the-top-ten-apps-for-final-cut-pro-x As top tens are always popular here on FCP.co, we decided to put together a 'cardinal listicle' for the best applications that work with Final Cut Pro X. ]]> Articles Wed, 31 May 2017 09:55:38 +0000 Steve Martin: Using FCPX to Create a Weekly Webseries https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1970-steve-martin-using-fcpx-to-create-a-weekly-webseries https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1970-steve-martin-using-fcpx-to-create-a-weekly-webseries 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.) ]]> Articles Mon, 29 May 2017 21:05:19 +0000 Convert Managed Final Cut Pro X Libraries to External Media Libraries With A Free FCPX Migration Utility App https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1969-convert-managed-final-cut-pro-x-libraries-to-external-media-libraries-with-a-free-fcpx-migration-utility-app https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1969-convert-managed-final-cut-pro-x-libraries-to-external-media-libraries-with-a-free-fcpx-migration-utility-app Andrew McKay very kindly got in touch to tell us about a vey handy free application from Studio Network Solutions. It converts a 'Managed Library" with media stored inside the bundle into a Library with all the media stored externally. A page to bookmark! ]]> Articles Fri, 26 May 2017 09:44:06 +0000 Final Cut Pro X Updated to 10.3.4 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1968-final-cut-pro-x-updated-to-10-3-4 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1968-final-cut-pro-x-updated-to-10-3-4 Apple has released an update to Final Cut Pro X. 10.3.4 is now available on the Mac App Store. No new features, just bug fixes. ]]> Articles Fri, 26 May 2017 08:14:39 +0000 Use Finder as a Powerful Media Asset Manager, Based on Your FCPX Metadata: Philip Hodgetts Gives a Live Demo of FindrCat and FindrCat Pro https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1967-use-finder-as-a-powerful-media-asset-manager-based-on-your-fcpx-metadata-philip-hodgetts-gives-a-live-demo-of-findrcat-and-findrcat-pro https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1967-use-finder-as-a-powerful-media-asset-manager-based-on-your-fcpx-metadata-philip-hodgetts-gives-a-live-demo-of-findrcat-and-findrcat-pro 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. ]]> Articles Thu, 25 May 2017 09:52:46 +0000 Off the Tracks - A Documentary About How Final Cut Pro X is Disrupting the Post Production Industry https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1966-off-the-tracks-a-documentary-about-how-final-cut-pro-x-is-disrupting-the-post-production-industry https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1966-off-the-tracks-a-documentary-about-how-final-cut-pro-x-is-disrupting-the-post-production-industry The release of Final Cut Pro X back in July 21st 2011 certainly polarised the post production industry. Now a feature length documentary from Brad Olsen tells the story of how the world's favourite NLE changed overnight and how the industry did or didn't accept the new version.  ]]> Articles Wed, 24 May 2017 09:00:50 +0000 Cutting a SXSW Indie Feature Film in Front of 40K People on YouTube https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1965-cutting-a-sxsw-indie-feature-film-in-front-of-40k-people-on-youtube https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1965-cutting-a-sxsw-indie-feature-film-in-front-of-40k-people-on-youtube Cast your mind back to April 2016. We published a short article about Sven Pape and how he planned to edit a feature film on FCPX live on the internet for everybody to watch. Well, the film is finished and Sven and his colleague Dustin Hughes presented about the feature "Flesh and Blood" on the Faster Together stage at NAB 2017. ]]> Articles Sun, 21 May 2017 18:30:20 +0000 The Big Fat May FCPX & Motion Tutorial Roundup https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1964-the-big-fat-may-fcpx-motion-tutorial-roundup https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1964-the-big-fat-may-fcpx-motion-tutorial-roundup A complete smorgasbord of tutorials in this roundup. Something for everybody from the basics in FCPX and Motion up to some advanced graphics building.  ]]> FCP Tutorials Thu, 18 May 2017 09:46:43 +0000 Michael Kammes Presents a Live '5 Things' From NAB https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1963-michael-kammes-presents-a-live-5-things-from-nab https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1963-michael-kammes-presents-a-live-5-things-from-nab Michael Kammes is no stranger on FCP.co- We have even featured how he recorded his proposal 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. ]]> Articles Wed, 17 May 2017 11:22:38 +0000 LumaForge at NAB 2017 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1962-lumaforge-at-nab-2017 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1962-lumaforge-at-nab-2017 NAB 2017 was a blast! This year, LumaForge had the opportunity to host both the Faster, Together Stage at the Courtyard Marriott and our Workflow Suite on the 59th floor of the Encore hotel. We also participated in the FCPX Guru Gathering, the Colorist Mixer, the SuperMeet and even threw a party at the Encore. ]]> Articles Mon, 15 May 2017 15:21:10 +0000 Turbocharge Copy & Paste in Final Cut Pro X with Copy'em Paste https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1961-turbocharge-copy-paste-in-final-cut-pro-x-with-copy-em-paste https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1961-turbocharge-copy-paste-in-final-cut-pro-x-with-copy-em-paste We all copy and paste sections of timelines in Final Cut Pro X. Micha Blazer's discovery of a cheap app called Copy'em Paste turbocharges the CMD C & V keyboard shortcuts right in FCPX. It's a great find! ]]> FCP Tutorials Mon, 15 May 2017 10:04:48 +0000 Manuel Terceño Explains Why He Used Final Cut Pro X to Edit 2 Award-Winning Spanish Movies From 2017, and a Prestigious Drama Television Series to Be Released in 2018 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1960-manuel-terceno-explains-why-he-used-final-cut-pro-x-to-edit-2-award-winning-spanish-movies-from-2017-and-a-prestigious-drama-television-series-to-be-released-in-2018 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1960-manuel-terceno-explains-why-he-used-final-cut-pro-x-to-edit-2-award-winning-spanish-movies-from-2017-and-a-prestigious-drama-television-series-to-be-released-in-2018 While we wait for the rest of the FCP X Tour videos from NAB to get posted, here’s a last but certainly not least video from the FCP X Tour Barcelona. We couldn’t publish it sooner because some of the projects mentioned were still under NDA at the time of the recording. We hope you will enjoy the video presentation, but first some background information: ]]> Articles Mon, 08 May 2017 11:37:15 +0000 Michael Cioni: Do I Have Stockholm Syndrome with Apple? https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1959-michael-cioni-do-i-have-stockholm-syndrome-with-apple https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1959-michael-cioni-do-i-have-stockholm-syndrome-with-apple In the first of our publications of the video presentations from the LumaForge Faster Together Stage, Michael Cioni talks about his and our relationships with Apple's products. A great 40 minutes of truth and observations. Grab a coffee, this is well worth watching and will get a lot of views. ]]> Articles Thu, 04 May 2017 08:58:10 +0000 Two New Final Cut Pro X Products in Beta Announced by Coremelt https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1958-two-new-final-cut-pro-x-products-in-beta-announced-by-coremelt https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1958-two-new-final-cut-pro-x-products-in-beta-announced-by-coremelt Again, like 2016, most of the interesting news for Final Cut Pro users actually happened outside of the NAB show. Coremelt announced two new products that are in beta. Scribeomatic for automatic transcription of dialogue and Chromatic, a colour grading plugin with built-in tracking. ]]> FCP News Wed, 03 May 2017 17:38:51 +0000 Crafting the Next Generations of Media and Entertainment Professionals With Final Cut Pro X. https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1957-crafting-the-next-generations-of-media-and-entertainment-professionals-with-final-cut-pro-x https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1957-crafting-the-next-generations-of-media-and-entertainment-professionals-with-final-cut-pro-x Every year, the prestigious Blanquerna School for Communication and International Relations in Barcelona prepares 1800 Spanish and international students for a professional career in Cinema and Television, Advertising, Communication, Journalism and International Relations. And they all work with Macs and Final Cut Pro X. ]]> Articles Tue, 02 May 2017 13:22:11 +0000 Tim Dashwood Joins Apple - All of His Plugin Products Are Now Free https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1956-tim-dashwood-joins-apple-all-of-his-plugin-products-are-now-free https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1956-tim-dashwood-joins-apple-all-of-his-plugin-products-are-now-free Two bits of good news. 3D and VR plugin developer Tim Dashwood has joined Apple. Not only is that good news for FCPX users, he has also made his existing plugin products free. ]]> Articles Sun, 23 Apr 2017 12:25:03 +0000 FindrCat Pro Released From Intelligent Assistance- Roundtrip With FCPX Metadata, Not Just Keywords https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1955-findrcat-pro-released-from-intelligent-assistance-roundtrip-with-fcpx-metadata-not-just-keywords https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1955-findrcat-pro-released-from-intelligent-assistance-roundtrip-with-fcpx-metadata-not-just-keywords We reported on the release of FindrCat back in November. Now Phil And Greg from Intelligent Assistance have released FindrCat Pro. This is an in app purchase in FindrCat that now keeps FCPX metadata when round tripping through Finder. ]]> Articles Sun, 23 Apr 2017 11:48:15 +0000 French Manual Dans les Chaussettes de FCPX Updated for 10.3 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1954-french-manual-dans-les-chaussettes-de-fcpx-updated-for-10-3 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1954-french-manual-dans-les-chaussettes-de-fcpx-updated-for-10-3 We have had English graphic manuals for Final Cut Pro X 10.3, we have had a German graphic manual, so we thought it's only fair to mention the latest manual update for French editors. ]]> Articles Fri, 21 Apr 2017 13:49:53 +0000 XinTwo Micro Tutorial Website Relaunched with Final Cut Pro X 10.3 Content for NAB https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1953-xintwo-micro-tutorial-website-relaunched-with-final-cut-pro-x-10-3-content-for-nab https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1953-xintwo-micro-tutorial-website-relaunched-with-final-cut-pro-x-10-3-content-for-nab Everybody hates boring tutorials, sometimes the best way to teach is to keep everything concise and to the point. Bill Davis' refreshed XinTwo tutorial website is nearly up to its 100th 'micro' FCPX video lesson. ]]> Articles Tue, 18 Apr 2017 10:33:00 +0000 Final Cut Pro X Updated to 10.3.3, Motion to 5.3.2 and Compressor to 4.3.2 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1952-final-cut-pro-x-updated-to-10-3-3-motion-to-5-3-2-and-compressor-to-4-3-2 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1952-final-cut-pro-x-updated-to-10-3-3-motion-to-5-3-2-and-compressor-to-4-3-2 The debate is over, it looks like we won't get a feature packed update for the pro apps this side of NAB. All the pro video apps have had an update today along with a few new features included for FCPX, Motion and Compressor. ]]> Articles Thu, 13 Apr 2017 21:54:58 +0000 Learn Final Cut Pro X 10.3 in German With This Updated €17 Graphic Manual https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1951-learn-final-cut-pro-x-10-3-in-german-with-this-updated-17-graphic-manual https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1951-learn-final-cut-pro-x-10-3-in-german-with-this-updated-17-graphic-manual Gabriele Weßling has published a Final Cut Pro X graphic 'how to' manual for German readers. Priced at €17 for the PDF, it is suitable for beginners and experienced editors. ]]> Articles Wed, 12 Apr 2017 10:55:28 +0000 Frame.io Updated to Version 2 With Over 100 New Features https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1950-frame-io-updated-to-version-2-with-over-100-new-features https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1950-frame-io-updated-to-version-2-with-over-100-new-features We have always been big fans of the client review service Frame.io. So we are especially pleased to see a big update to the online based client review and comment service. ]]> Articles Mon, 10 Apr 2017 10:01:14 +0000 Final Cut Pro How It Works 10.3 -The Graphically Enhanced Manual Gets an Update https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1949-final-cut-how-it-works-10-3-the-graphically-enhanced-manual-gets-an-update https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1949-final-cut-how-it-works-10-3-the-graphically-enhanced-manual-gets-an-update Updated with interactive multi-touch iBooks link

What has been the most popular book on learning how to edit with Final Cut Pro X? A 'graphically enhanced manual' from Edgar Rothermich helped many people understand the simplicity and complexity of FCPX. Now a new version for FCPX 10.3 has been released.

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Articles Thu, 06 Apr 2017 08:06:33 +0000
The Rise and Fall of the Cylindrical Mac Pro https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1948-the-rise-and-fall-of-the-cylindrical-mac-pro https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1948-the-rise-and-fall-of-the-cylindrical-mac-pro It is over 1200 days since Apple launched the 'Can't innovate anymore my ass' Mac Pro. Over the last 24 hours, there has been widespread reporting of Apple's decision to end the life of the cylinder and reinvent the Mac Pro. The bad news is the new model won't be available this year. ]]> Articles Wed, 05 Apr 2017 09:03:30 +0000 On Test Part 1: The QNAP TVS-682T Dual Thunderbolt 2 Desktop Shared Storage NAS https://www.fcp.co/hardware-and-software/1943-on-test-part-1-the-qnap-tvs-682t-dual-thunderbolt-2-desktop-shared-storage-nas https://www.fcp.co/hardware-and-software/1943-on-test-part-1-the-qnap-tvs-682t-dual-thunderbolt-2-desktop-shared-storage-nas One of the most competitive areas in the storage market at the moment is the desktop NAS. We test out a double Thunderbolt 2 equipped high performance QNAP TVS-682T - desktop shared storage at Thunderbolt speeds. ]]> Hardware & Software Mon, 03 Apr 2017 08:47:00 +0000 Lumaforge Announces the Workflow Suite and The Faster, Together Stage at NAB 2017 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1947-lumaforge-announces-the-workflow-suite-and-the-faster-together-stage-at-nab-2017 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1947-lumaforge-announces-the-workflow-suite-and-the-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. ]]> Articles Mon, 27 Mar 2017 08:39:00 +0000 Frontier Post on the Indie Feature Film Bokeh https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1946-frontier-post-on-the-indie-feature-film-bokeh https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1946-frontier-post-on-the-indie-feature-film-bokeh Today, March 24th is the theatrical release of Bokeh, an independent feature about a young couple on holiday in Iceland who wake up one morning to find that everybody else has disappeared. The co-writer/director and editor Geoffrey Orthwein takes us through the post production of the movie on Final Cut Pro X. ]]> Articles Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:52:00 +0000 FCPX Fincher Style - Part III - Fixes, Formulas, & Finishing https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1945-fcpx-fincher-style-part-iii-fixes-formulas-finishing https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1945-fcpx-fincher-style-part-iii-fixes-formulas-finishing Robin Moran publishes his last part in a series of three articles on how to handle large sized camera media in Final Cut Pro X. This time he's describes what's changed in FCPX 10.3, what has been fixed and also supplies a very handy resolution cheat sheet. ]]> FCP Tutorials Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:59:08 +0000 Apple Announce 'Clips' a New iOS Application for Editing & Sharing Videos https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1944-apple-announce-clips-a-new-ios-application-for-editing-sharing-videos https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1944-apple-announce-clips-a-new-ios-application-for-editing-sharing-videos 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. ]]> Articles Tue, 21 Mar 2017 20:49:50 +0000 How to Edit & Publish Square Video With Final Cut Pro X https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1941-how-to-edit-publish-square-video-with-final-cut-pro-x https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1941-how-to-edit-publish-square-video-with-final-cut-pro-x The increased use of video on social media has seen a rise of the “square video” format. As we’re seeing more of this type of video around the web, we asked Chris Roberts to look into it for us and explore how we can use Final Cut Pro X to “squarify” our edits. ]]> FCP Tutorials Thu, 16 Mar 2017 11:14:11 +0000 Get Videos Noticed on Social Media With XEffects Viral Video Template Plugins https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1942-get-videos-noticed-on-social-media-with-xeffects-viral-video-template-plugins https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1942-get-videos-noticed-on-social-media-with-xeffects-viral-video-template-plugins More and more people are consuming videos on mobile devices withe the sound off. This new set of FCPX plugins helps annotate 16:9 and square videos online to get the message across. ]]> FCP Tutorials Thu, 16 Mar 2017 08:13:00 +0000 Can You Be Good at Video Editing with More Than One NLE? https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1940-can-you-be-good-at-video-editing-with-more-than-one-nle https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1940-can-you-be-good-at-video-editing-with-more-than-one-nle Not just being able to operate another NLE, but be good at it, able to sit next to a paying client working under time pressure. Is theres a lot of common ground? On the 25th anniversary of Adobe's Premiere launch, are NLE’s all becoming the same or are they getting more specialised? ]]> Articles Wed, 15 Mar 2017 11:14:00 +0000 Apple Motion's Custom Behavior — The Diamond in the Rough https://www.fcp.co/imovie/tutorials-for-apple-motion/1939-apple-motion-s-custom-behavior-the-diamond-in-the-rough https://www.fcp.co/imovie/tutorials-for-apple-motion/1939-apple-motion-s-custom-behavior-the-diamond-in-the-rough Fox Mahoney has published some excellent Motion tutorials here on FCP.co. This time, he really takes the tools in Motion to a new level with this experiment in building custom behaviors. We learnt a lot. ]]> Motion Tutorials Fri, 10 Mar 2017 11:15:34 +0000 Collaborative Workflow with Final Cut Pro X - First Working Steps https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1938-collaborative-workflow-with-final-cut-pro-x-first-working-steps https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1938-collaborative-workflow-with-final-cut-pro-x-first-working-steps So how difficult is it to try and get full collaborative workflow in FCPX? A bit of experimentation later, and we are a lot closer, we have updating Events & Projects. ]]> Articles Wed, 08 Mar 2017 08:42:00 +0000 Off The Grid: A Modern FCPX-RED-Resolve Workflow - Part 5 - Collaborating with Color, VFX & Audio Departments https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1937-off-the-grid-a-modern-fcpx-red-resolve-workflow-part-5-collaborating-with-color-vfx-audio-departments https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1937-off-the-grid-a-modern-fcpx-red-resolve-workflow-part-5-collaborating-with-color-vfx-audio-departments Time for the last instalment in this reference series of articles for filmmakers. Part five is all about collaboration with colour, VFX and audio departments. We finish with how to deliver your film for theatrical release & display. ]]> FCP Tutorials Fri, 03 Mar 2017 10:58:00 +0000 Editing an Epic Sizzle Reel with Final Cut Pro X https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1936-editing-an-epic-sizzle-reel-with-final-cut-pro-x https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1936-editing-an-epic-sizzle-reel-with-final-cut-pro-x We welcome Einar Johnson from Pixel Bokeh Productions who very kindly let us publish his story on how his company edited a highlight reel during the course of a corporate conference. Of course, FCPX was one of the stars! ]]> Articles Wed, 01 Mar 2017 12:06:48 +0000 Media Managing Final Cut Pro X Projects with WORX4 X - First Look https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1935-media-managing-final-cut-pro-x-projects-with-worx4-x-first-look https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1935-media-managing-final-cut-pro-x-projects-with-worx4-x-first-look Updated

A new app from Marquis Broadcast allows users to media manage FCPX Projects to just the media used on a Project timeline. We take the WORX4 X beta for a quick spin. (Spoiler- We already think it's great)

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FCP News Mon, 27 Feb 2017 17:59:00 +0000
Transfer Large Files Fast With Pay-As-You-Go Service MASV Rush https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1933-transfer-large-files-fast-with-pay-as-you-go-service-masv-rush https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1933-transfer-large-files-fast-with-pay-as-you-go-service-masv-rush A new file transfer service from MASV allows users to transfer files fast without size restrictions. No more 20GB limit! Great for rushes and completed programs. ]]> Articles Wed, 22 Feb 2017 11:51:20 +0000 Combine Logging Data From Multiple FCPX Systems with MergeX https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1932-combine-logging-data-from-multiple-fcpx-systems-with-mergex https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1932-combine-logging-data-from-multiple-fcpx-systems-with-mergex Up until now, there wasn't really a way to combine marked ranges, favourites, ratings and roles from different FCPX users together. MergeX, a new $49 application now allows you to do exactly that. Without duplicate clips! ]]> FCP News Wed, 22 Feb 2017 07:32:15 +0000 Post Producing the Oscar Nominated Live Action Short Film Timecode on FCPX https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1931-post-producing-the-oscar-nominated-live-action-short-film-timecode-on-fcpx https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1931-post-producing-the-oscar-nominated-live-action-short-film-timecode-on-fcpx Director Juanjo Giménez very kindly answered our questions about the post production of Oscar nominated live action short film Timecode. It was his first movie project on Final Cut Pro X and he was keen to try it out! ]]> Articles Tue, 21 Feb 2017 08:51:00 +0000 Getting a 16 Episode Gameshow to Rough Assembly in 30 Minutes With Final Cut Pro X https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1930-getting-a-16-episode-gameshow-to-rough-assembly-in-30-minutes-with-final-cut-pro-x https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1930-getting-a-16-episode-gameshow-to-rough-assembly-in-30-minutes-with-final-cut-pro-x Brian Cassin goes in to great detail about how he efficiently edits a gameshow on FCPX. By using Final Cut Pro X and Lumberjack to pre-edit a season of High School Quiz Show, he saves hours, if not days of edit time. ]]> Articles Fri, 17 Feb 2017 12:23:00 +0000 Kyno Updated to 1.2 with more Final Cut Pro X Integration https://www.fcp.co/hardware-and-software/1929-kyno-updated-to-1-2-with-more-final-cut-pro-x-integration https://www.fcp.co/hardware-and-software/1929-kyno-updated-to-1-2-with-more-final-cut-pro-x-integration Lesspain has just announced an update to their media managing software Kyno. The 1.2 release focuses on transcoding, FCPX integration and more format support. There is also a 15% off coupon code until the end of March! ]]> Hardware & Software Thu, 16 Feb 2017 11:06:44 +0000 Spanish Short Film Timecode Goes for 2017 Oscar Glory https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1928-spanish-short-film-timecode-goes-for-2017-oscar-glory https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1928-spanish-short-film-timecode-goes-for-2017-oscar-glory Need a reason to watch the Oscars on February 26th 2017? The Spanish film Timecode directed by Juanjo Gimenez and edited on FCPX by Silvia Cervantes has a good chance to win out of the five entries on the Live Action Short shortlist. ]]> FCP News Tue, 14 Feb 2017 11:21:00 +0000 Wes Plate Joins Apple as Product Designer https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1927-wes-plate-joins-apple-as-product-designer https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1927-wes-plate-joins-apple-as-product-designer A developing story, but software developer Wes Plate has joined Apple as a Product Designer, with the Pro Apps team we are assuming. ]]> FCP News Wed, 08 Feb 2017 18:20:30 +0000 On the Road with Final Cut Pro X and a LumaForge Jellyfish, Again! https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1926-on-the-road-with-final-cut-pro-x-and-a-lumaforge-jellyfish-again https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1926-on-the-road-with-final-cut-pro-x-and-a-lumaforge-jellyfish-again Back in March 2016 I took a prototype Jellyfish portable started storage unit out on the road for a broadcast Final Cut Pro X edit. A few months later, I took a shipping model out on another high pressure, quick turnaround broadcast job. What’s new, what's changed and how did it perform? ]]> Articles Wed, 08 Feb 2017 10:37:00 +0000 Apple Announces $200 Pro Apps Bundle for Education (Now Available Outside USA) https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1925-apple-announces-200-pro-apps-bundle-for-education https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1925-apple-announces-200-pro-apps-bundle-for-education  (Updated)

Apple has announced a discounted bundle of Pro Apps for educational users. Final Cut Pro X, Logic Pro X, Motion 5, Compressor 4, and MainStage 3 are available for just $199.99 for educational use.

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FCP News Fri, 03 Feb 2017 18:44:00 +0000
Replay the 9th Final Cut Pro X Virtual User Group https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1924-replay-the-9th-final-cut-pro-x-virtual-user-group https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1924-replay-the-9th-final-cut-pro-x-virtual-user-group 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. ]]> Articles Fri, 03 Feb 2017 08:05:07 +0000 Final Cut Pro X for Adobe Premiere Pro Editors Part 2 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1923-final-cut-pro-x-for-adobe-premiere-pro-editors-part-2 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1923-final-cut-pro-x-for-adobe-premiere-pro-editors-part-2 Continuing our look at Final Cut Pro X for Premiere editors, Chris Roberts takes a look at the different editing techniques you can employ. There are some big changes and Chris gives you the information you need to know to get up to speed. ]]> FCP Tutorials Mon, 30 Jan 2017 10:01:00 +0000 Off The Grid: A Modern FCPX-RED-Resolve Workflow- Part 4- Group Workflow and Finishing in FCPX https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1922-off-the-grid-a-modern-fcpx-red-resolve-workflow-part-4-group-workflow-and-finishing-in-fcpx https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1922-off-the-grid-a-modern-fcpx-red-resolve-workflow-part-4-group-workflow-and-finishing-in-fcpx On to part four of this masterclass in filmmaking and it's a bumper issue! Sam Mestman and Patrick Southern this time talk about group workflows and finishing. As always, lots of info and great tips. Possibly a two cups of coffee article. ]]> FCP Tutorials Thu, 26 Jan 2017 07:47:00 +0000 Final Cut Pro X for Adobe Premiere Pro Editors Part 1 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1921-final-cut-pro-x-for-adobe-premiere-pro-editors-part-1 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1921-final-cut-pro-x-for-adobe-premiere-pro-editors-part-1 Here at FCP.co, we are all too familiar with the advantages of a Final Cut Pro X workflow. But, as FCP X becomes more widely used throughout the production industry, we thought we’d dedicate a little space to helping those familiar with other NLEs get to grips with our favourite editing platform. We asked Chris Roberts (who’s both an Apple Certified Trainer and Adobe Certified Instructor) to help Premiere Pro editors draw parallels with FCP X. ]]> FCP Tutorials Mon, 23 Jan 2017 11:58:07 +0000 Final Cut Pro X updated to 10.3.2, Motion to 5.3.1 and Compressor to 4.3.1 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1920-final-cut-pro-x-updated-to-10-3-2-motion-to-5-3-1-and-compressor-to-4-3-1 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1920-final-cut-pro-x-updated-to-10-3-2-motion-to-5-3-1-and-compressor-to-4-3-1 A round of updates to the Pro Apps for January. All three video applications get bug fixes and one very important change of behaviour in Final Cut Pro X 10.3.2. ]]> FCP News Thu, 19 Jan 2017 21:53:08 +0000 Off The Grid: A Modern FCPX-RED-Resolve Workflow - Part 3 - Editing https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1919-off-the-grid-a-modern-fcpx-red-resolve-workflow-part-3-editing https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1919-off-the-grid-a-modern-fcpx-red-resolve-workflow-part-3-editing Time for part three of Sam Mestman and Patrick Southern's very popular series on the workflow, techniques and tips needed in getting a 5K feature made, from shooting, right through to distribution. This time it is all about editing in FCPX and they also include a rundown of essential third-party tools. ]]> FCP Tutorials Thu, 19 Jan 2017 06:43:00 +0000 Maximizing Roles in Final Cut Pro X https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1918-maximizing-roles-in-final-cut-pro-x https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1918-maximizing-roles-in-final-cut-pro-x Please welcome a new author to FCP.co, Nick Harauz. He's an experienced Apple Certified Trainer and his first article is a detailed tutorial about maximising the use of roles in Final Cut Pro X. ]]> FCP Tutorials Tue, 17 Jan 2017 06:38:00 +0000 Off The Grid: A Modern FCPX-RED-Resolve Narrative Workflow - Part 2- Organization https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1917-off-the-grid-a-modern-fcpx-red-resolve-narrative-workflow-part-2-organization https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1917-off-the-grid-a-modern-fcpx-red-resolve-narrative-workflow-part-2-organization We publish part two of Sam Mestman & Patrick Southern's popular workflow series. This time they look at setting up Final Cut Pro X ready for editing and using tools to organise footage within Libraries. As always, lots of very detailed & valuable battle tested information for film makers. ]]> Articles Wed, 11 Jan 2017 20:40:00 +0000 Off The Grid: A Modern FCPX-RED-Resolve Narrative Workflow - Part 1- Introduction and On-Set Editorial https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1916-off-the-grid-a-modern-fcpx-red-resolve-narrative-workflow-part-1-introduction-and-on-set-editorial https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1916-off-the-grid-a-modern-fcpx-red-resolve-narrative-workflow-part-1-introduction-and-on-set-editorial Patrick Southern and Sam Mestman take us on a detailed walk-through of the workflow involved in the post production of a feature. We start with part one, on set where the capture of logging information is essential to cut time and costs in post production. With the first part containing over 4000 words of wisdom, this series will be the 'go to' post production reference for future filmmakers. ]]> Articles Mon, 09 Jan 2017 07:13:00 +0000 Using an iPad as a Touch Bar with Final Cut Pro X https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1915-using-an-ipad-as-a-touch-bar-with-final-cut-pro-x https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1915-using-an-ipad-as-a-touch-bar-with-final-cut-pro-x The recent update to the Duet iOS app gave it Touch Bar functions like the new MacBook Pro. We asked Chris Roberts to see how it worked with FCPX. ]]> FCP News Thu, 05 Jan 2017 10:28:59 +0000 Using a Synology NAS with Final Cut Pro X https://www.fcp.co/hardware-and-software/pro/1914-using-a-synology-nas-with-final-cut-pro-x https://www.fcp.co/hardware-and-software/pro/1914-using-a-synology-nas-with-final-cut-pro-x We know that Final Cut Pro X can have issues with NFS storage. Felipe Baez details how to optimise a Synology RAID especially for shared FCPX editing. ]]> Pro Wed, 04 Jan 2017 07:51:00 +0000 Demystifying Final Cut Pro XMLs by Philip Hodgetts and Gregory Clarke https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1912-demystifying-final-cut-pro-xmls-by-philip-hodgetts-and-gregory-clarke https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1912-demystifying-final-cut-pro-xmls-by-philip-hodgetts-and-gregory-clarke XML is an acronym that gets used a lot in editing and the transfer of media in the FCPX ecosystem. But what exactly is XML?, how is it used and how can you begin to understand the power of the plain text language? Workflow experts Philip Hodgetts and Greg Clarke start with the basics of XML and explain all. ]]> FCP Tutorials Mon, 02 Jan 2017 10:08:00 +0000 FCP.co Gets a Fresh Lick of Paint for 2017 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1913-fcp-co-gets-a-fresh-lick-of-paint-for-2017 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1913-fcp-co-gets-a-fresh-lick-of-paint-for-2017 You might have noticed a few changes around here. We have updated the website with a new look and added new functionality for the new year. ]]> Articles Sun, 01 Jan 2017 13:12:00 +0000 Recreating the Assassin’s Creed Movie Title in Final Cut Pro X https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1910-recreating-the-assassin-s-creed-movie-title-in-final-cut-pro-x https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1910-recreating-the-assassin-s-creed-movie-title-in-final-cut-pro-x Following on from Dylan Higginbotham's very successful Fantastic Beasts and Rogue One movie title recreations in Final Cut Pro X, he's back with great tutorial. This time he builds the Assassin's Creed movie title in FCPX. ]]> FCP Tutorials Fri, 23 Dec 2016 11:51:34 +0000 Spanish Post Production Manager and Senior Editor David López Explains Why the Award-Winning Prime Time TV Show Salvados Went FCPX https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1909-spanish-post-production-manager-and-senior-editor-david-lopez-explains-why-the-award-winning-prime-time-tv-show-salvados-went-fcpx https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1909-spanish-post-production-manager-and-senior-editor-david-lopez-explains-why-the-award-winning-prime-time-tv-show-salvados-went-fcpx 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! ]]> Articles Thu, 22 Dec 2016 12:22:34 +0000 Marc Bach, Lead Editor and Colorist at DirecTV, Talks About FCPX 10.3 and Why Some of His Colleagues Still Don't Want to Hear Anything Good About It! https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1908-marc-bach-lead-editor-and-colorist-at-directv-talks-about-fcpx-10-3-and-why-some-of-his-colleagues-still-don-t-want-to-hear-anything-good-about-it https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1908-marc-bach-lead-editor-and-colorist-at-directv-talks-about-fcpx-10-3-and-why-some-of-his-colleagues-still-don-t-want-to-hear-anything-good-about-it 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! ]]> Articles Tue, 20 Dec 2016 15:11:49 +0000 Replay the Video Presentations From FCPX World, London https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1907-replay-the-video-presentations-from-fcpx-world-london https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1907-replay-the-video-presentations-from-fcpx-world-london If you attended the FCPX World event in London last month, you would have seen Thomas Grove Carter, James Tonkin and Rory Cantwell/Byron Wijayawardenapresent on stage. Three Final Cut Pro X demos that we can now publish on FCP.co. Not to be missed! ]]> Articles Tue, 20 Dec 2016 11:31:36 +0000 New MacBook Pro Hack: Getting Non-Thunderbolt Displays to Work on a USB-C Connection https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1906-new-macbook-pro-hack-getting-non-thunderbolt-displays-to-work-on-a-usb-c-connection https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1906-new-macbook-pro-hack-getting-non-thunderbolt-displays-to-work-on-a-usb-c-connection If you were disappointed like us that old non-Thunderbolt Apple Cinema Displays didn't work, we might just have a solution. A simple cable swap around and our old 30" lit straight up from a new 15' MBP. ]]> Articles Mon, 19 Dec 2016 11:37:39 +0000 Recreating the Rogue One Movie Title in Final Cut Pro X https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1905-recreating-the-rogue-one-movie-title-in-final-cut-pro-x https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1905-recreating-the-rogue-one-movie-title-in-final-cut-pro-x The recent Fantastic Beasts tutorial from Dylan Higginbotham (owner of Stupid Raisins) was very popular. He's back with the task of recreating another movie title look. This time it's Rogue One from the Star Wars franchise. There is also a link to the free template! ]]> FCP Tutorials Thu, 15 Dec 2016 14:09:09 +0000 Yanobox launches Mosaic - A Plugin for Real Time Pixel Texturing and Adaptive Tiling https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1904-yanobox-launches-mosaic-a-plugin-for-real-time-pixel-texturing-and-adaptive-tiling https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1904-yanobox-launches-mosaic-a-plugin-for-real-time-pixel-texturing-and-adaptive-tiling There are many new plugins out there for Final Cut Pro X, but this one deserves special attention. New from Yanobox is Mosaic, a set of plugins thatcreate a wide range of effects based on real time pixel texturing and adaptive tiling. It also has to have one of the most awesome plugin demo videos of the year, make sure you watch it! ]]> Articles Thu, 15 Dec 2016 13:29:25 +0000 Watch the Official Apple Final Cut Pro X 10.3 Presentation and an Extra FCPX Tips And Tricks Video https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1903-watch-the-official-apple-final-cut-pro-x-10-3-presentation-and-an-extra-fcpx-tips-and-tricks-video https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1903-watch-the-official-apple-final-cut-pro-x-10-3-presentation-and-an-extra-fcpx-tips-and-tricks-video 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! ]]> Articles Wed, 14 Dec 2016 14:56:54 +0000 A Drifting Adventure in Japan With an iPhone 7, GoPro, Red Epic and Final Cut Pro X https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1902-a-drifting-adventure-in-japan-with-an-iphone-7-gopro-red-epic-and-final-cut-pro-x https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1902-a-drifting-adventure-in-japan-with-an-iphone-7-gopro-red-epic-and-final-cut-pro-x This is an interesting Final Cut Pro X user story from a number of perspectives. A passion for drifting led Aaron Losey to make a five and a half hour documentary of his event filled pilgrimage to the Ebisu Circuit in Japan. ]]> Articles Mon, 12 Dec 2016 10:18:00 +0000 Replay the Final Cut Pro X 10.3 Narrative Workflow Presentation From the Los Angeles Creative Pro User Group https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1901-replay-the-final-cut-pro-x-10-3-narrative-workflow-presentation-from-the-los-angeles-creative-pro-user-group https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1901-replay-the-final-cut-pro-x-10-3-narrative-workflow-presentation-from-the-los-angeles-creative-pro-user-group 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. ]]> FCP Tutorials Thu, 08 Dec 2016 11:40:43 +0000 Why Do I Have to Keep Renaming My Final Cut Pro X Master Before Exporting? https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1900-why-do-i-have-to-keep-renaming-my-final-cut-pro-x-master-before-exporting https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1900-why-do-i-have-to-keep-renaming-my-final-cut-pro-x-master-before-exporting It gets a bit annoying when the title of your Final Cut Pro X export doesn't match your Project name when it comes to exporting. Why does this happen in FCPX and how can you fix it? ]]> FCP Tutorials Thu, 08 Dec 2016 09:00:00 +0000 THE FCPX Tour Goes North to Tampere, Finland https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1899-the-fcpx-tour-goes-north-to-tampere-finland https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1899-the-fcpx-tour-goes-north-to-tampere-finland 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. ]]> Articles Mon, 05 Dec 2016 09:00:00 +0000 Send This Video to Everybody You Know Who Has Rejected Final Cut Pro X https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1898-send-this-video-to-everybody-you-know-who-has-rejected-final-cut-pro-x https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1898-send-this-video-to-everybody-you-know-who-has-rejected-final-cut-pro-x 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. ]]> Articles Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:45:00 +0000 All-in-one Media Management App Kyno gets a Major Update https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1897-all-in-one-media-management-app-kyno-gets-a-major-update https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1897-all-in-one-media-management-app-kyno-gets-a-major-update KYNO banner

Kyno's first major update will be released today, 1st of December. Version 1.1 includes improvements to the Final Cut Pro X integration, tagging UI, output directory selection for transcoding and other exports, general productivity improvements for output, and a host of helpful bug fixes. FCPX TOUR video included!

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FCP News Wed, 30 Nov 2016 18:04:57 +0000
Convert Your Final Cut Pro X Keywords into Searchable macOS Finder Tags with FindrCat https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1896-convert-your-final-cut-pro-x-keywords-into-searchable-macos-finder-tags-with-findercat https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1896-convert-your-final-cut-pro-x-keywords-into-searchable-macos-finder-tags-with-findercat FinderCat banner

Phil and Greg from Intelligent Assistance are two of the brightest guys out when it comes to adding functionality to FCPX, especially in the XML department! So when they sent us information about their new $19.99 app called FindrCat, we were excited to take a look.

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FCP News Mon, 28 Nov 2016 12:39:15 +0000
Organising and Managing 480 Hours of Footage in FCPX, Editing One of Europe’s Major Feature Films of 2017 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1895-organising-and-managing-480-hours-of-footage-in-fcpx-editing-one-of-europe-s-major-feature-films-of-2017 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1895-organising-and-managing-480-hours-of-footage-in-fcpx-editing-one-of-europe-s-major-feature-films-of-2017 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!) ]]> Articles Sun, 27 Nov 2016 14:01:03 +0000 Recreating the Fantastic Beasts Movie Title in Final Cut Pro X https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1894-recreating-the-fantastic-beasts-movie-title-in-final-cut-pro-x https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1894-recreating-the-fantastic-beasts-movie-title-in-final-cut-pro-x fantastic beasts banner

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. 

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FCP Tutorials Wed, 23 Nov 2016 00:08:11 +0000
Karsten Schlüter Attends the Second FCPX World 2016 Event in Berlin https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1893-karsten-schlueter-attends-the-second-fcpx-world-2016-event-in-berlin https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1893-karsten-schlueter-attends-the-second-fcpx-world-2016-event-in-berlin fcpx world 2016 berlin banner

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.

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FCP News Tue, 22 Nov 2016 22:55:15 +0000
A Week Editing with the New MacBook Pros and Final Cut Pro X https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1891-a-week-editing-with-the-new-macbook-pros-and-final-cut-pro-x https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1891-a-week-editing-with-the-new-macbook-pros-and-final-cut-pro-x new MBP 2016

We have had a week to put the new MacBook Pros through their paces. What better task than to send the 13” and 15” inch to work straight out of the box on a real broadcast editing job. Were they fast? What about connectivity? How is the Touch bar in actual use? How will the integrated GPU on the 13 inch compare to a discreet GPU on the 15? Let’s find out.

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Articles Mon, 21 Nov 2016 12:56:00 +0000
Automatically transcribe clips in Final Cut Pro X with SpeedScriber https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1892-automatically-transcribe-clips-in-final-cut-pro-x-with-speedscriber https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1892-automatically-transcribe-clips-in-final-cut-pro-x-with-speedscriber screenscriber banner

How many times have you wished that an NLE could automatically transcribe an interview for you? Well, that moment is here with the cloud based SpeedScriber service that works directly with FCPX

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Articles Mon, 21 Nov 2016 11:05:00 +0000
Final Cut Pro X and the Touch Bar or “Where are my F keys?” https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1890-final-cut-pro-x-and-the-touch-bar-or-where-are-my-f-keys https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1890-final-cut-pro-x-and-the-touch-bar-or-where-are-my-f-keys fcpx touch bar macbook pro

We haven't read a decent review yet of the new MacBook Pro with the Touch Bar and Final Cut Pro X. A lot of tyre kicking and speculation, but no details on exactly what features work with FCPX and this new tool. So we tasked Chris Roberts with the job of testing and documenting what you can, and cant do with the new Touch Bar and FCPX. We think he's got screengrabs of just about everything!

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Articles Thu, 17 Nov 2016 09:31:40 +0000
Alex Gollner Attends the First FCPX World 2016 Event in London https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1889-alex-gollner-attends-the-first-fcpx-world-2016-event-in-london https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1889-alex-gollner-attends-the-first-fcpx-world-2016-event-in-london fcpxworld 2016 london

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.

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Articles Wed, 16 Nov 2016 09:50:03 +0000
Full House in Barcelona for Europe’s Premiere Event Showing the All-New Final Cut Pro X 10.3 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1888-full-house-in-barcelona-for-europe-s-premiere-event-showing-the-all-new-final-cut-pro-x-10-3 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1888-full-house-in-barcelona-for-europe-s-premiere-event-showing-the-all-new-final-cut-pro-x-10-3 Barcelona-videos Page 1 Image 0002

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.

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Articles Tue, 15 Nov 2016 02:57:47 +0000
Apple to Present FCPX 10.3 at the November 30th LACPUG Meeting in Los Angeles https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1887-apple-to-present-fcpx-10-3-at-the-november-30th-lacpug-meeting-in-los-angeles https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1887-apple-to-present-fcpx-10-3-at-the-november-30th-lacpug-meeting-in-los-angeles Apple 10 3 lacpug mestman

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.

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Articles Mon, 14 Nov 2016 09:46:07 +0000
Patrick Southern Looks Back at the 2016 FCPX Creative Summit https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1884-patrick-southern-looks-back-at-the-2016-fcpx-creative-summit https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1884-patrick-southern-looks-back-at-the-2016-fcpx-creative-summit PS FCPX SUMMIT 2016 banner

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.'

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Articles Thu, 10 Nov 2016 09:39:00 +0000
War on Keyframes - Speed up Your Workflow in FCPX Now! https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1885-war-on-keyframes-speed-up-your-workflow-in-fcpx-now https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1885-war-on-keyframes-speed-up-your-workflow-in-fcpx-now Keyframes in video are as old as analogue Digital Video Effects (DVEs) from the 1980's. ADO Anybody? So as we lost 'tracks' in Final Cut Pro X to a better method way of working, can we also lose the dreaded keyframe as well? Tony Gallardo explores... ]]> FCP Tutorials Mon, 07 Nov 2016 21:27:49 +0000 So how was the 2016 FCPX Creative Summit? https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1883-so-how-was-the-2016-fcpx-creative-summit https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1883-so-how-was-the-2016-fcpx-creative-summit creative summit 2016 banner

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. 

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FCP Tutorials Fri, 04 Nov 2016 11:22:35 +0000
FCPX World - Two New Events in London And Berlin https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1882-fcpx-world-uk https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1882-fcpx-world-uk fcpx world 2016

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.

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FCP News Wed, 02 Nov 2016 14:08:39 +0000
Replay the Final Cut Pro X User Group Number 8 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1881-replay-the-final-cut-pro-x-user-group-number-8 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1881-replay-the-final-cut-pro-x-user-group-number-8 fcpx VUG 8

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.

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Articles Tue, 01 Nov 2016 01:09:44 +0000
Map out the Presidential Election with Survey for Final Cut Pro X https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1880-map-out-the-presidential-election-with-survey-for-final-cut-pro-x https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1880-map-out-the-presidential-election-with-survey-for-final-cut-pro-x usefulfx.survey

Politics comes to FCPX, but in  good way! Survey is a set of plugins that can display the Presidential election maps, charts and graphs right in Final Cut Pro X.

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Articles Mon, 31 Oct 2016 17:00:20 +0000
New Mac Book Pros, New Touch Bar and Final Cut Pro X 10.3 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1879-new-mac-book-pros-new-touch-bar-and-final-cut-pro-x-10-3 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1879-new-mac-book-pros-new-touch-bar-and-final-cut-pro-x-10-3 special event banner

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!

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Articles Thu, 27 Oct 2016 19:13:11 +0000
The Top Ten New Features in Final Cut Pro X 10.3 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1877-the-top-ten-new-features-in-final-cut-pro-x-10-3 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1877-the-top-ten-new-features-in-final-cut-pro-x-10-3 10 3 top ten

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

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FCP News Thu, 27 Oct 2016 07:50:00 +0000
The FCPX Tour@IBC Videos Part 7: Peter Wiggins (UK) and Pierre Chevalier (Softron Belgium) Talk Using FCPX for Time Pressured Productions https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1876-the-fcpx-tour-ibc-videos-part-7-peter-wiggins-uk-and-pierre-chevalier-softron-belgium-talk-using-fcpx-for-time-pressured-productions https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1876-the-fcpx-tour-ibc-videos-part-7-peter-wiggins-uk-and-pierre-chevalier-softron-belgium-talk-using-fcpx-for-time-pressured-productions FCPX Tour Videos day7 banner

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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Articles Wed, 26 Oct 2016 08:38:45 +0000
The FCPX TOUR Moves to Barcelona on November 4th 2016 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1875-the-fcpx-tour-moves-to-barcelona-on-november-4th-2016 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1875-the-fcpx-tour-moves-to-barcelona-on-november-4th-2016 FCPXTOUR Barcelona banner 2016

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.

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FCP News Tue, 25 Oct 2016 13:50:06 +0000
The FCPX Tour@IBC Videos part 6: Sam Mestman (USA) and Rory Cantwell (UK) - FCPX to Resolve https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1874-the-fcpx-tour-ibc-videos-part-6-sam-mestman-usa-and-rory-cantwell-uk-fcpx-to-resolve https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1874-the-fcpx-tour-ibc-videos-part-6-sam-mestman-usa-and-rory-cantwell-uk-fcpx-to-resolve FCPX Tour Videos day6 banner

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. 

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Articles Tue, 25 Oct 2016 10:57:03 +0000
Adding Functionality with FCPX Hacks - Interview by Alex Gollner with Chris Hocking of LateNite Films https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1873-adding-functionality-with-fcpx-hacks-interview-by-alex-gollner-with-chris-hocking-of-latenite-films https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1873-adding-functionality-with-fcpx-hacks-interview-by-alex-gollner-with-chris-hocking-of-latenite-films FCPX HACKS banner

FCPX Hacks is a new third party add-on for Final Cut Pro X that provides features a lot of people have wanted for many years. Want to match frame a multi-cam clip? A scrolling timeline? Drag markers along a clip? All possible with LateNite Film’s FCPX Hacks.

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Articles Mon, 24 Oct 2016 13:21:36 +0000
FCPX Fincher Style Part II - Handoff for Mastering https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1872-fcpx-fincher-style-part-ii-handoff-for-mastering https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1872-fcpx-fincher-style-part-ii-handoff-for-mastering fcpx fincher style part2 banner

Robin Moran's article about how to shoot on large format media such as 6K and then edit in Final Cut Pro X proved to be very popular. In part two, he looks at taking the media into Resolve and Pro Tools, with a few VFX back in FCPX.

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FCP Tutorials Fri, 21 Oct 2016 11:27:08 +0000
The FCPX Tour@IBC videos part 5: Steven Bawol (USA) and Bart Neckebroek (Belgium) https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1871-the-fcpx-tour-ibc-videos-part-5-steven-bawol-usa-and-bart-neckebroek-belgium https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1871-the-fcpx-tour-ibc-videos-part-5-steven-bawol-usa-and-bart-neckebroek-belgium FCPX Tour Videos day5 banner

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.

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Articles Thu, 20 Oct 2016 11:51:59 +0000
FCP.co Will Be Reporting from the Apple Special Event on October 27th https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1870-fcp-co-will-be-reporting-from-the-apple-special-event-on-october-27th https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1870-fcp-co-will-be-reporting-from-the-apple-special-event-on-october-27th apple october event 2016

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.

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Articles Thu, 20 Oct 2016 09:09:59 +0000
The FCPX Tour@IBC videos part 4: Tom Sefton (Pollen Studio UK) and Philip Hodgetts (Intelligent Assistance USA) https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1869-the-fcpx-tour-ibc-videos-part-4-tom-sefton-pollen-studio-uk-and-philip-hodgetts-intelligent-assistance-usa https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1869-the-fcpx-tour-ibc-videos-part-4-tom-sefton-pollen-studio-uk-and-philip-hodgetts-intelligent-assistance-usa FCPX Tour Videos day4 banner

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!

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Articles Wed, 19 Oct 2016 09:36:35 +0000
Free Final Cut Pro X Tutorial Videos from YouTube Channel Ipsy to Help Video Bloggers https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1868-free-final-cut-pro-x-tutorial-videos-from-youtube-channel-ipsy-to-help-video-bloggers https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1868-free-final-cut-pro-x-tutorial-videos-from-youtube-channel-ipsy-to-help-video-bloggers ipsy FCPX banner

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!

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Articles Tue, 18 Oct 2016 22:19:31 +0000
FCPX Helps College Produce Historical Documentary About the Underground Railroad https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1867-fcpx-helps-college-produce-historical-documentary-about-the-underground-railroad https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1867-fcpx-helps-college-produce-historical-documentary-about-the-underground-railroad dawn ofDay fcpx banner

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."

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Articles Tue, 18 Oct 2016 08:09:00 +0000
The FCPX TOUR@IBC videos part 3: Duncan Shepherd (USA) and Alex Gollner (UK) - 360 VR https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1866-the-fcpx-tour-ibc-videos-part-3-duncan-shepherd-usa-and-alex-gollner-uk-360-vr https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1866-the-fcpx-tour-ibc-videos-part-3-duncan-shepherd-usa-and-alex-gollner-uk-360-vr FCPX Tour Videos day3 banner

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!

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Articles Mon, 17 Oct 2016 13:40:24 +0000
Stabilisation Lockdown Test! FCPX v CrumplePop BetterStabilizer v Coremelt Lock and Load https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1865-stabilisation-lockdown-test-fcpx-v-crumplepop-betterstabilizer-v-coremelt-lock-and-load https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1865-stabilisation-lockdown-test-fcpx-v-crumplepop-betterstabilizer-v-coremelt-lock-and-load stabilisation lockdown test fcpx

Final Cut Pro X does a number of wonderful things. It can analyse your footage in all sorts of fascinating ways to help you fix problematic audio, to colour balance your shots and stabilise that wobbly footage. With a couple of third party stabilisers now on the market promising to provider better and faster results than FCP X’s built-in stabilisation, we thought we’d ask Chris Roberts to provide a steadying hand…

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Articles Fri, 14 Oct 2016 06:00:00 +0000
The FCPX TOUR@IBC videos part 2: Jesús Pérez-Miranda (Spain) and Denver Riddle (USA) https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1864-the-fcpx-tour-ibc-videos-part-2-jesus-perez-miranda-spain-and-denver-riddle-usa https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1864-the-fcpx-tour-ibc-videos-part-2-jesus-perez-miranda-spain-and-denver-riddle-usa FCPX Tour Videos day2 banner

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!

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Articles Thu, 13 Oct 2016 10:13:29 +0000
Final Cut Pro X Fincher Style Part One https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1863-final-cut-pro-x-fincher-style-part-one https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1863-final-cut-pro-x-fincher-style-part-one Working out how to edit large camera media such as 6K in the correct resolution and aspect ratio for delivery can be a nightmare. Robin Moran has done the maths and has figured out how to keep the quality and flexibility up in FCPX when shooting overscan and cropping a centre extraction. ]]> Articles Tue, 11 Oct 2016 15:16:20 +0000 We Publish the Presentation Videos from the FCPX Tour at IBC 2016 - STV Denmark & Coremelt https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1862-we-publish-the-presentation-videos-from-the-fcpx-tour-at-ibc-2016 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1862-we-publish-the-presentation-videos-from-the-fcpx-tour-at-ibc-2016 FCPX Tour Videos day1 banner

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:

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Articles Tue, 11 Oct 2016 10:07:08 +0000
Come and Say Hello on Expo Night at the FCPX Creative Summit https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1861-come-and-say-hello-on-expo-night-at-the-final-cut-pro-x-creative-summit https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1861-come-and-say-hello-on-expo-night-at-the-final-cut-pro-x-creative-summit creative summit expo

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.

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Articles Mon, 10 Oct 2016 14:33:31 +0000
Color Grading Central Launch Color Finale Pro for FCPX https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1860-color-grading-central-launch-color-finale-pro-for-fcpx https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1860-color-grading-central-launch-color-finale-pro-for-fcpx colorfinalepro banner

A big update to a very popular plugin. Denver Riddle from Color Grading Central has announced the launch of Color Finale Pro for Final Cut Pro X

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Articles Tue, 04 Oct 2016 15:17:19 +0000
macOS Sierra - Cinema Tools is Dead, Long Live Final Cut Pro 7! https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1859-macos-sierra-cinema-tools-is-dead-long-live-final-cut-pro-7 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1859-macos-sierra-cinema-tools-is-dead-long-live-final-cut-pro-7 macOS Sierra FCP7 Cinema Tools

Two different outcomes for older software and the recent update to macOS Sierra. Cinema Tools dies, but FCP7 keeps going with a tweak.

UPDATED - CINEMA TOOLS CAN RUN ON SIERRA!

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Articles Tue, 04 Oct 2016 08:17:52 +0000
Would you Like to Write for FCP.co? An Open Call For Contributors https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1858-would-you-like-to-write-for-fcp-co-an-open-call-for-contributors https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1858-would-you-like-to-write-for-fcp-co-an-open-call-for-contributors  blank fcpdotco image

Would you like to contribute to the growing Final Cut Pro X community? We are looking for writers, bloggers and general FCPX enthusiasts to help keep the good news going on FCP.co.

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Articles Fri, 30 Sep 2016 09:03:40 +0000
Testing the Editors Keys Illuminated Final Cut Pro X Keyboard https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1857-testing-the-editors-keys-illuminated-final-cut-pro-x-keyboard https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1857-testing-the-editors-keys-illuminated-final-cut-pro-x-keyboard Editors keys illumiated FCPX keyboard banner

Editors Keys very kindly lent the site a backlit illuminated FCPX keyboard to try out. So why not take it out on a real job and use it under pressure? What was the verdict?

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Articles Tue, 27 Sep 2016 14:05:08 +0000
Recreating the Rio Olympic Kinetic Sculpture in 3D with Apple's Motion https://www.fcp.co/imovie/tutorials-for-apple-motion/1856-recreating-the-rio-olympic-kinetic-sculpture-in-3d-with-apple-s-motion https://www.fcp.co/imovie/tutorials-for-apple-motion/1856-recreating-the-rio-olympic-kinetic-sculpture-in-3d-with-apple-s-motion rio flare apple motion

When Anders Utterstrom watched the opening ceremony of the 2016 Olympics from Rio, he had an idea. Could he recreate the Anthony Howe kinetic sculpture that accompanied the flame? Time to start experimenting with Apple's Morion and 3D objects!

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Motion Tutorials Mon, 26 Sep 2016 11:49:47 +0000
macOS Sierra is Here - Do You Upgrade Now? https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1855-macos-sierra-is-here-do-you-upgrade-now https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1855-macos-sierra-is-here-do-you-upgrade-now macOS Sierra FCPX

Apple's new version of OS X has been released. Should you install it straight away? Or wait for any possible bugs to be fixed and third party developers to update their software. Is there also a hint on future collaboration possibilities?

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Articles Tue, 20 Sep 2016 21:35:00 +0000
Two New FCPX Plugins: Hawaiki Keyer 3 and BetterStabilizer from CrumplePop https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1854-two-new-fcpx-plugins-hawaiki-keyer-3-and-betterstabilizer-from-crumplepop https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1854-two-new-fcpx-plugins-hawaiki-keyer-3-and-betterstabilizer-from-crumplepop HK3 beterstabilizer fcpx

These two plugins are similar but different. They both do the work of the internal tools within Final Cut Pro X, however both sets of developers say that their products do a much better job. Better keying with Hawaiki Keyer 3 and better stabilisation with BetterStabilizer from CrumplePop.

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Articles Sun, 18 Sep 2016 23:13:15 +0000
Time Sensitive Library Smart Collections in Final Cut Pro X https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1853-time-sensitive-library-smart-collections-in-final-cut-pro-x https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1853-time-sensitive-library-smart-collections-in-final-cut-pro-x events time sensitive fcpx banner

Organising media is very important when you have a lot of files in FCPX, especially when you need to navigate to the clips you require quickly. If you do a long edit job over many days, then building time sensitive Library Smart Collections might help. A lot!

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FCP Tutorials Thu, 15 Sep 2016 16:00:51 +0000
IBC Day 2 and 3 - The FCPX @ IBC Tour https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1852-ibc-day-2-and-3-the-fcpx-ibc-tour https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1852-ibc-day-2-and-3-the-fcpx-ibc-tour fcpx tour AMS 2016 banner

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.

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Articles Mon, 12 Sep 2016 12:05:12 +0000
Boris FX Acquires Sapphire Plugin Developer GenArts Inc https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1851-boris-fx-acquires-sapphire-plugin-developer-genarts-inc https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1851-boris-fx-acquires-sapphire-plugin-developer-genarts-inc boris gen arts IBC2016

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.

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Articles Fri, 09 Sep 2016 14:13:29 +0000
IBC 2016 Day One https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1850-ibc-2016-day-one https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1850-ibc-2016-day-one IBC2016 banner

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.

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FCP News Fri, 09 Sep 2016 10:09:55 +0000
Have Mercy on Me: FCPX Workflows for Breakneck Music Video Deadlines https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1849-have-mercy-on-me-fcpx-workflows-for-breakneck-music-video-deadlines https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1849-have-mercy-on-me-fcpx-workflows-for-breakneck-music-video-deadlines fcpx music video edit banner

We love Final Cut Pro X user stories here on FCP.co, especially when they feature a specific workflow. In this article, Brian King runs through his process and techniques for editing a music video on FCPX.

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Articles Tue, 06 Sep 2016 14:11:38 +0000
Convert your Final Cut Pro X timelines into Motion projects with a free web app https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1848-convert-your-final-cut-pro-x-timelines-into-motion-projects-with-a-free-web-app https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1848-convert-your-final-cut-pro-x-timelines-into-motion-projects-with-a-free-web-app FCPX to Motion banner2

Up until now there were two ways to get your FCPX timelines into Motion. Buy an application or painstakingly export each clip out and rebuild it layer by layer in Motion. Not any more. A new web application does the hard work for you. for free.

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FCP News Sun, 04 Sep 2016 21:31:23 +0000
Final Cut Pro X and Pure McCartney VR: Filling out the ‘viewscape’ https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1845-final-cut-pro-x-and-pure-mccartney-vr-filling-out-the-viewscape https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1845-final-cut-pro-x-and-pure-mccartney-vr-filling-out-the-viewscape McC VR-01-Jaunt-page

Every month new VR videos appear that push the boundaries of what this medium can do. This is the story of how editor Duncan Shepherd put Final Cut Pro X at the heart of ‘Pure McCartney VR,’ a series of five innovative Paul McCartney VR video films made by Jaunt.

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Articles Tue, 30 Aug 2016 13:19:00 +0000
FCPX Tour @IBC announced - 10 & 11 September https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1847-fcpx-tour-ibc-announced-10-11-september https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1847-fcpx-tour-ibc-announced-10-11-september fcpxtour main banner

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.

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Articles Fri, 26 Aug 2016 09:30:00 +0000
Final Cut Pro X August plugin roundup https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1846-final-cut-pro-x-august-plugin-roundup https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1846-final-cut-pro-x-august-plugin-roundup august fcpx plugins

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.

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Articles Mon, 22 Aug 2016 20:42:26 +0000
We built a pool! Publishing animating Motion textures to Final Cut Pro X https://www.fcp.co/imovie/tutorials-for-apple-motion/1844-we-built-a-pool-publishing-animating-motion-textures-to-final-cut-pro-x https://www.fcp.co/imovie/tutorials-for-apple-motion/1844-we-built-a-pool-publishing-animating-motion-textures-to-final-cut-pro-x animating textures fcpx

Want moving textures in Final Cut Pro X? Plugin building expert Fox Mahoney shows us how to construct a moving water texture in Motion and publish it to FCPX. Great knowledge that will extend the capabilities of 3D text even further. Link to the free finished moving water texture generator plugin also included!

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Motion Tutorials Tue, 16 Aug 2016 05:19:12 +0000
Win a free pass for the 2016 FCPX Creative Summit https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1843-win-a-free-pass-for-the-2016-fcpx-creative-summit https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1843-win-a-free-pass-for-the-2016-fcpx-creative-summit 2016 FCPX creative summit banner

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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!

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Articles Tue, 09 Aug 2016 19:05:52 +0000
The Final Cut Pro X OSC library of controls: Mysteries of OSCs, Part 3 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1842-the-final-cut-pro-x-osc-library-of-controls-mysteries-of-oscs-part-3 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1842-the-final-cut-pro-x-osc-library-of-controls-mysteries-of-oscs-part-3 OSC FCPX part3 banner

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!

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FCP Tutorials Mon, 08 Aug 2016 12:29:25 +0000
The big fat Final Cut Pro X Summer tutorial round up https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1841-the-big-fat-final-cut-pro-x-summer-tutorial-round-up https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1841-the-big-fat-final-cut-pro-x-summer-tutorial-round-up summer tutorial wrap fcpx

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!

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FCP Tutorials Fri, 05 Aug 2016 09:51:29 +0000
Why Final Cut Pro X needs a fourth edit mode https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1840-why-final-cut-pro-x-needs-a-fourth-edit-mode https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1840-why-final-cut-pro-x-needs-a-fourth-edit-mode fourth edit mode 

I’m in the middle of another busy summer of broadcast editing on Final Cut Pro X and I’ve come to the conclusion that FCPX needs a fourth edit mode. Intrigued? Read on…

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Articles Mon, 01 Aug 2016 10:47:00 +0000
Using Automator to expand the multicam edit operations in Final Cut Pro X https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1839-using-automator-to-expand-the-multicam-edit-operations-in-final-cut-pro-x https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1839-using-automator-to-expand-the-multicam-edit-operations-in-final-cut-pro-x automator multicam fcpx

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.

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FCP Tutorials Fri, 29 Jul 2016 12:35:20 +0000
Mimicking current film posters using Title Punch in FCPX from UsefulFX https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1838-mimicking-current-film-posters-using-title-punch-in-fcpx-from-usefulfx https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1838-mimicking-current-film-posters-using-title-punch-in-fcpx-from-usefulfx title punch banner fcpx

There are a lot of text plugins for Final Cut Pro X put there, but what do they do? Peter Warner from UsefulFX shows us how to duplicate the look of text in current movie posters by using his recently launched TitlePunch plugin fro FCPX.

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FCP Tutorials Wed, 27 Jul 2016 10:43:24 +0000
Controlling shapes: The mysteries of OSC in Final Cut Pro X revealed, Part 2 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1837-controlling-shapes-the-mysteries-of-osc-in-final-cut-pro-x-revealed-part-2 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1837-controlling-shapes-the-mysteries-of-osc-in-final-cut-pro-x-revealed-part-2 OSC fcpx pt2 banner

If you ever want to build an adjustable line or shape in Motion for use in Final Cut Pro, there is only one way to get the On Screen Controls to work. In the second part of the series on OSCs, our resident Motion expert, Fox Mahoney shows us how to control shapes in plugins for FCPX. He's also very kindly included a link to the completed template! 

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FCP Tutorials Mon, 25 Jul 2016 10:05:24 +0000
Editing 3D RED 4K RAW for the Forever Project in Final Cut Pro X https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1836-editing-3d-red-4k-raw-for-the-forever-project-in-final-cut-pro-x https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1836-editing-3d-red-4k-raw-for-the-forever-project-in-final-cut-pro-x forever project fcpx banner

FCPX shines in handling 62TB of RED Epic Dragon 4K RAW footage, 10TB of BMCC ProRes footage, 1,2TB of external audio clips and over 34.000 exported files for a groundbreaking 3D augmented reality project. Ronny Courtens looks at The Forever Project, which ended up being post produced on Final Cut Pro X.

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Articles Sun, 17 Jul 2016 12:43:30 +0000
The mysteries of OSC in Final Cut Pro X revealed, Part 1 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1835-the-mysteries-of-osc-in-final-cut-pro-x-revealed-part-1 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1835-the-mysteries-of-osc-in-final-cut-pro-x-revealed-part-1 osc fcpx part1

We have all used the On Screen Controls in Final Cut Pro X to control plugins- but how are they built? In this first part of a series of articles, Fox Mahoney takes a look at how OSCs work and how to incorporate them into effects.

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FCP Tutorials Thu, 14 Jul 2016 22:26:14 +0000
Best practices for ingesting camera footage and managing media in Final Cut Pro X https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1834-best-practices-for-ingesting-camera-footage-and-managing-media-in-final-cut-pro-x https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1834-best-practices-for-ingesting-camera-footage-and-managing-media-in-final-cut-pro-x ingest fcpx banner

So what is the best way to import footage in Final Cut Pro X? Chris Roberts shows us his battle tested methods for ingesting footage and managing media from camera cards. Some great FCPX tips not to be missed!

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FCP Tutorials Tue, 12 Jul 2016 21:57:22 +0000
Help us to get the Final Cut Pro X Wikipedia page up to date https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1833-help-us-to-get-the-final-cut-pro-x-wikipedia-page-up-to-date https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1833-help-us-to-get-the-final-cut-pro-x-wikipedia-page-up-to-date wikipedia fcpx

Want to change the perception of Final Cut Pro X amongst the broadcast and video production industries? Well you can help by doing something very simple.

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Articles Sun, 10 Jul 2016 22:19:19 +0000
Tutorial: Passing Time on the Final Cut Pro X Storyline https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1832-tutorial-passing-time-on-the-final-cut-pro-x-storyline https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1832-tutorial-passing-time-on-the-final-cut-pro-x-storyline time motion banner

This is a long article, but the project itself is fairly simple. I hope you are able to stay with it and develop a project for which you can be proud and learn something new while putting it together. The font is already made and free. All you have to do is put the pieces together! While you put this together, I hope you will appreciate how all the parts fit together perfectly; there’s no need for dealing with anchor points or other issues with alignments. Using font “icons”, vectors, text, etc. is a great, and easy way to build 3D animated illustrations.

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FCP Tutorials Tue, 05 Jul 2016 07:14:15 +0000
Emulate social media posts and pages with XEffects Social Media plugins for Final Cut Pro X https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1831-emulate-social-media-posts-and-pages-with-xeffects-social-media-plugins-for-final-cut-pro-x https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1831-emulate-social-media-posts-and-pages-with-xeffects-social-media-plugins-for-final-cut-pro-x social media fcpx

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.

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Articles Mon, 04 Jul 2016 22:21:17 +0000
Hollywood veteran Lance Bachelder explains why he has chosen to use Final Cut Pro X on his latest feature film “Saved By Grace” https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1830-hollywood-veteran-lance-bachelder-explains-why-he-has-chosen-to-use-final-cut-pro-x-on-his-latest-feature-film-saved-by-grace https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1830-hollywood-veteran-lance-bachelder-explains-why-he-has-chosen-to-use-final-cut-pro-x-on-his-latest-feature-film-saved-by-grace Lance-front-pic

Nobody is really surprised anymore to hear that yet another feature film has been edited on Final Cut Pro 10. But when Lance Bachelder posted a message saying he had used Final Cut on his latest production, he got my attention. Why? Because I knew that, although Lance has always had an open mind towards the new Final Cut Pro, he did not want to use it for his professional work. Until now...

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Articles Fri, 01 Jul 2016 05:56:47 +0000
Free Tutorial: The third dimension in Apple's Motion -and beyond https://www.fcp.co/imovie/tutorials-for-apple-motion/1829-free-tutorial-the-third-dimension-in-apple-s-motion-and-beyond https://www.fcp.co/imovie/tutorials-for-apple-motion/1829-free-tutorial-the-third-dimension-in-apple-s-motion-and-beyond FoxM 3D beyond banner

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.

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Motion Tutorials Mon, 27 Jun 2016 09:02:09 +0000
Cheating Final Cut Pro X proxies to store where you want by using aliases https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1828-cheating-final-cut-pro-x-proxies-to-store-where-you-want-by-using-aliases https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1828-cheating-final-cut-pro-x-proxies-to-store-where-you-want-by-using-aliases fcpx proxies banner

Ever wanted to have a bit more flexibility when it comes to the storage location of your Final Cut Pro X proxies? This clever trick from Alex in Spain opens up many more possibilities with FCPX proxy workflows.

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FCP Tutorials Thu, 23 Jun 2016 11:47:19 +0000
Editing Luna Park's Angry Birds commercial with Final Cut Pro X https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1827-editing-luna-park-s-angry-birds-commercial-with-final-cut-pro-x https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1827-editing-luna-park-s-angry-birds-commercial-with-final-cut-pro-x AB Luna-Park-banner

Angry Birds and Final Cut Pro X. Two things we didn't expect to write in a headline! When it came to editing an Angry Birds commercial for Sydney's Luna Park, Tom Fossey from Rhino Post Production knew which NLE could quickly tame Red, Chuck and Bomb. (They have names?)

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FCP Tutorials Mon, 20 Jun 2016 16:11:04 +0000
How to generate subtitles in Final Cut Pro X by using Motion generators https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1826-how-to-generate-subtitles-in-final-cut-pro-x-by-using-motion-generators https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1826-how-to-generate-subtitles-in-final-cut-pro-x-by-using-motion-generators subtitle FCPX banner

We give a very warm welcome to Fox Mahoney as he joins our roster of talented writers. He probably knows more about fonts and 3D in Motion than anybody outside of Cupertino, so we are very happy that he has agreed to let us in on a few secrets. His first tutorial is building a custom Motion generator to automatically generate subtitles in Final Cut Pro X.

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FCP Tutorials Mon, 20 Jun 2016 09:31:00 +0000
The new macOS Sierra announced at Apple's WWDC 2016 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1825-the-new-macos-sierra-announced-at-apple-s-wwdc-2016 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1825-the-new-macos-sierra-announced-at-apple-s-wwdc-2016 WWDC 2016 banner

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.

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Articles Tue, 14 Jun 2016 09:54:38 +0000
What is the best edit suite dual monitor setup for Final Cut Pro X? https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1824-what-is-the-best-edit-suite-dual-monitor-setup-for-final-cut-pro-x https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1824-what-is-the-best-edit-suite-dual-monitor-setup-for-final-cut-pro-x fcpx monitors banner

Can you have too much real estate when it comes to editing on Final Cut Pro X? What is the best screen layout for working in an edit suite with FCPX? You might be surprised at the outcome.

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Articles Mon, 13 Jun 2016 09:28:20 +0000
Subtitling longform productions with Subtitle Edit Pro and FinalSRT https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1823-subtitling-longform-productions-with-subtitle-edit-pro-and-finalsrt https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1823-subtitling-longform-productions-with-subtitle-edit-pro-and-finalsrt subtitleeditpro

Subtitling isn't one of the most glamorous sides of post production, but is has to be done. These inexpensive tools should make the task easier and cheaper.

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Articles Tue, 07 Jun 2016 21:34:26 +0000
Testing Automatic Duck's Xsend Motion: Sending sequences & clips from FCPX to Motion https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1822-testing-automatic-duck-s-xsend-motion-sending-sequences-clips-from-fcpx-to-motion https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1822-testing-automatic-duck-s-xsend-motion-sending-sequences-clips-from-fcpx-to-motion xsendmotion fcpx banner

You can't have failed to notice that Wes Plate from Automatic Duck has just released Xsend Motion. Ronny Courtens has taken it for a thorough test drive for FCP.co. What transfers and what doesn't when you send media from Final Cut Pro X to Motion? (and back!)

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Articles Thu, 02 Jun 2016 10:12:34 +0000
Subscribe to XinTwo for bite-sized Final Cut Pro X tutorials https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1821-subscribe-to-xintwo-for-bite-sized-final-cut-pro-x-tutorials https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1821-subscribe-to-xintwo-for-bite-sized-final-cut-pro-x-tutorials xintwo fcpx

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. 

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FCP Tutorials Wed, 01 Jun 2016 11:43:48 +0000
Review FCPX edits and content on your iPhone with the new iOS app from Frame.io https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1820-review-fcpx-edits-and-content-on-your-iphone-with-the-new-ios-app-from-frame-io https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1820-review-fcpx-edits-and-content-on-your-iphone-with-the-new-ios-app-from-frame-io frame io iphone FCPX

We are big fans of Frame.io, the online tool for sharing, collaboration and commenting on edits & content. Now they have just released an iOS app so you can get all the functionality of Frame.io (and more) right on your iPhone.

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Articles Tue, 31 May 2016 09:26:00 +0000
Edit Button Touch - A fully featured editor on an iPad (and more!) https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1819-edit-button-touch-a-fully-featured-editor-on-an-ipad-and-more https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1819-edit-button-touch-a-fully-featured-editor-on-an-ipad-and-more edit button touch

The Edit Button software on OS X proved to be hugely popular. Now you can get all that functionality and a lot, lot more with Edit Button Touch. Available now for your iPad.

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FCP News Wed, 25 May 2016 14:50:16 +0000
Tutorial: Learn FCPX in 25 minutes - Import, Edit & Export https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1818-tutorial-learn-fcpx-in-25-minutes-import-edit-export https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1818-tutorial-learn-fcpx-in-25-minutes-import-edit-export skillshare fcpx 25 minutes

Well it is a big claim to make, but maybe with Final Cut Pro X, half an hour is really all you need to get enough instruction to edit & publish to YouTube. This new free 25 minute tutorial doesn't hang around...

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FCP Tutorials Wed, 25 May 2016 13:39:50 +0000
Dynamic FCPX transitions with Kingluma's Flux and simple flat titles with Ripple Training's TitleMations https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1817-dynamic-fcpx-transitions-with-kingluma-s-flux-and-simple-flat-titles-with-ripple-training-s-titlemations https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1817-dynamic-fcpx-transitions-with-kingluma-s-flux-and-simple-flat-titles-with-ripple-training-s-titlemations flux titlemations fcpx

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.

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FCP News Tue, 24 May 2016 10:53:24 +0000
How the Hollywood studio & VFX house New Deal edits 3D 360 virtual reality on Final Cut Pro X https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1815-how-the-hollywood-studio-vfx-house-new-deal-edits-3d-360-virtual-reality-on-final-cut-pro-x https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1815-how-the-hollywood-studio-vfx-house-new-deal-edits-3d-360-virtual-reality-on-final-cut-pro-x New Deal FCPdotco FCPX Banner

VR or virtual reality was the hot topic on the show floor at this year's NAB. But who is making content and how is it made you may ask? We spoke to New Deal Studios about their recent work shooting & editing 3D 360 virtual reality on features, commercial projects and music videos.

A company with an impressive list of VFX movie credits such as The Dark Knight Rises, The Avengers and Hugo is now pushing the boundaries in the editing, VFX and colour correction of VR. Unlike many production companies, New Deal Studios has gained early expertise in 3D 360 video productions - where different images are sent to each eye to create 3D depth in all directions, which is known as ‘stereoscopic 360 video’.

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Articles Fri, 20 May 2016 01:00:00 +0000
The big fat post NAB Final Cut Pro X tutorial roundup https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1816-the-big-fat-post-nab-final-cut-pro-x-tutorial-roundup https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1816-the-big-fat-post-nab-final-cut-pro-x-tutorial-roundup may tutorial roundup

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.

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FCP Tutorials Thu, 19 May 2016 12:31:08 +0000
Creating stunning cinemagraphs from the ISS with Final Cut Pro X and Flixel https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1814-creating-stunning-cinemagraphs-from-the-iss-with-final-cut-pro-x-and-flixel https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1814-creating-stunning-cinemagraphs-from-the-iss-with-final-cut-pro-x-and-flixel ISS cinemagrphs fcpx

Armand Dijcks very kindly describes how he made the stunning cinemagraphs from images taken by Dutch astronaut André Kuipers on the International Space Station. Final Cut Pro X's optical flow was the tool to smooth the large resolution timelapses.

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Articles Thu, 12 May 2016 14:47:58 +0000
Cutting on Final Cut Pro X at the University of Michigan https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1813-cutting-on-final-cut-pro-x-at-the-university-of-michigan https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1813-cutting-on-final-cut-pro-x-at-the-university-of-michigan UOM FCPX banner

Benjamin Armes, the videographer for the School of Information at the University of Michigan has very kindly put together a few FCPX editing tips in a user story about a recent project. 

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Articles Wed, 11 May 2016 14:00:37 +0000
47 Clean titles and lower thirds for $25 from LenoFX https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1812-47-clean-titles-and-lower-thirds-for-25-from-lenofx https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1812-47-clean-titles-and-lower-thirds-for-25-from-lenofx lenoFX FCPX

Another entrant into the Final Cut Pro X plugin ecosystem this week is Leno Treinamentos from Brazil with his range of free and commercial FCPX plugins.

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Articles Wed, 11 May 2016 12:05:02 +0000
Rampant Design Tools now offering plugin products designed for Final Cut Pro X users https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1811-rampant-design-tools-now-offering-plugin-products-designed-for-final-cut-pro-x-users https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1811-rampant-design-tools-now-offering-plugin-products-designed-for-final-cut-pro-x-users rampant fcpx plugins

The Final Cut Pro X plugin market has matured since those early days of quickly built effects five years ago. We caught up with Sean Mullen from Rampant Design Tools and asked why his company's attention was now turning to FCPX.

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Articles Mon, 09 May 2016 10:34:15 +0000
Remove flicker from video in Final Cut Pro X with the new low cost plugin De Flicker https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1810-remove-flicker-from-video-in-final-cut-pro-x-with-the-new-low-cost-plugin-de-flicker https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1810-remove-flicker-from-video-in-final-cut-pro-x-with-the-new-low-cost-plugin-de-flicker deflicker seed fcpx

We get many questions on our Forum about how to remove flicker from footage in FCPX. Now a low cost plugin at $29 called De Flicker from Seed Digital Media hopes to fix those problems.

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Articles Mon, 09 May 2016 09:42:42 +0000
Take part in the 2016 FCPX survey to have the chance of winning one of 15 bundles of software worth $1,200 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1809-take-part-in-the-2016-fcpx-survey-to-have-the-chance-of-winning-one-of-15-bundles-of-software-worth-1-200 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1809-take-part-in-the-2016-fcpx-survey-to-have-the-chance-of-winning-one-of-15-bundles-of-software-worth-1-200 2016 fcpx survey

Every year Marquis Broadcast hosts a survey that centres around Final Cut Pro X. This year is no different, apart from the fact that each participant now has the opportunity of winning over $1200 worth of software products!

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Articles Fri, 06 May 2016 12:55:31 +0000
The last 3 presentation videos from the FCP Exchange event at NAB 2016 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1808-the-last-3-presentation-videos-from-the-fcp-exchange-event-at-nab-2016 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1808-the-last-3-presentation-videos-from-the-fcp-exchange-event-at-nab-2016 nab FCPX video 3

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.

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Articles Fri, 06 May 2016 09:10:34 +0000
The first FCP Tour takes place in Madrid 6th May 2016 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1807-the-first-fcp-tour-takes-place-in-madrid-6th-may-2016 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1807-the-first-fcp-tour-takes-place-in-madrid-6th-may-2016 01 FCPXTOUR banner

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. 

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Articles Thu, 05 May 2016 12:15:34 +0000
Final Cut Pro X Library sharing in a multi-user environment https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1806-final-cut-pro-x-library-sharing-in-a-multi-user-environment https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1806-final-cut-pro-x-library-sharing-in-a-multi-user-environment FCPX Library Sync banner

Mike Matzdorff promised he would write up his 'Most awesome tip in the world' for FCPX and he's kept his word and done exactly that. He's cracked how to access an updating Library by another user.

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Articles Thu, 05 May 2016 08:24:55 +0000
The next 4 presentation videos from the FCP Exchange event at NAB 2016 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1805-the-next-4-presentation-videos-from-the-fcp-exchange-event-at-nab-2016 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1805-the-next-4-presentation-videos-from-the-fcp-exchange-event-at-nab-2016 nab FCPX video 2

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.

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Articles Wed, 04 May 2016 09:38:56 +0000
Replay the 7th Final Cut Pro X Virtual User Group https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1804-replay-the-7th-final-cut-pro-x-virtual-user-group https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1804-replay-the-7th-final-cut-pro-x-virtual-user-group FCPX VUG 7

Unfortunately, being in the UK, the late timing of this event was way beyond our bedtime. No problem, the whole recording is on YouTube.

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Articles Wed, 04 May 2016 08:55:32 +0000
Presentation videos from the FCP Exchange event at NAB 2016 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1803-presentation-videos-from-the-fcp-exchange-event-at-nab-2016 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1803-presentation-videos-from-the-fcp-exchange-event-at-nab-2016 nab FCPX video 1

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?

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Articles Tue, 03 May 2016 08:42:46 +0000
Tweet video directly from Final Cut Pro X with VideoTweet from Arctic Whiteness https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1802-tweet-video-directly-from-final-cut-pro-x-with-video-tweet-from-arctic-whiteness https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1802-tweet-video-directly-from-final-cut-pro-x-with-video-tweet-from-arctic-whiteness  tweet video FCPX

Arctic Whiteness, the guys behind the popular Final Cut Library Manager application have just announced VideoTweet. Upload video directly to Twitter from FCPX.

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Articles Thu, 28 Apr 2016 21:59:53 +0000
Get fire, smoke, water and fluid effects with the FCPX & Motion plugin Bedlam https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1801-get-fire-smoke-water-and-fluid-effects-with-the-fcpx-motion-plugin-bedlam https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1801-get-fire-smoke-water-and-fluid-effects-with-the-fcpx-motion-plugin-bedlam bedlam realpath fcpx

Announced whilst we were all busy with NAB, this new $49 plugin from Reelpath generates fluid simulations in Final Cut Pro X and Motion.

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Articles Wed, 27 Apr 2016 18:58:26 +0000
Follow a Final Cut Pro X editor edit a feature film online https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1800-follow-a-final-cut-pro-x-editor-edit-a-feature-film-online https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1800-follow-a-final-cut-pro-x-editor-edit-a-feature-film-online svan pape fcpx

As we have been a bit hardware-centric over the last week or so, this story takes us right back to the craft. Sven Pape is publishing regular videos on how he's cutting a film - on FCPX of course!

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FCP Tutorials Mon, 25 Apr 2016 20:53:20 +0000
The NAB 2016 hardware roundup https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1799-the-nab-2016-hardware-roundup https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1799-the-nab-2016-hardware-roundup NAB hardware rounduop 2016

We take a look a the notable hardware releases and announcements that will be of interest to us post production folk. Thunderbolt 3 seems to be the connection of choice for the future.

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Articles Tue, 19 Apr 2016 22:49:58 +0000
Automatic Duck announce Xsend Motion - get Final Cut Pro X timelines into Motion 5 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1798-automatic-duck-announce-xsend-motion-get-final-cut-pro-x-timelines-into-motion-5 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1798-automatic-duck-announce-xsend-motion-get-final-cut-pro-x-timelines-into-motion-5 automatic duck xsend motion

Where did 'Send to Motion' go when Final Cut Pro X and Motion 5 were released? That's not a problem now as Automatic Duck has announced an upcoming application that will move clips from an FCPX timeline into Motion.

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Articles Mon, 18 Apr 2016 19:27:58 +0000
Shutterstock and PremiumBeat announce their free range of Final Cut Pro X Editor Kits https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1797-shutterstock-and-premiumbeat-announce-their-free-range-of-final-cut-pro-x-editor-kits https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1797-shutterstock-and-premiumbeat-announce-their-free-range-of-final-cut-pro-x-editor-kits shutterstock free fcpx tutorials

Have these just raised the bar for free Final Cut Pro X tutorials? Not only do you get a tutorial video, you get the project XML and all the footage & music too!

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Articles Sun, 17 Apr 2016 22:54:05 +0000
Intelligent Assistance add Magic Keywords to their Lumberjack logging system for Final Cut Pro X https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1796-intelligent-assistance-add-magic-keywords-to-their-lumberjack-logging-system-for-final-cut-pro-x https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1796-intelligent-assistance-add-magic-keywords-to-their-lumberjack-logging-system-for-final-cut-pro-x Lumberjack magic keywords fcpx

We finally got to know what Philip Hodgett's new secret feature was for Lumberjack. Magic Keywords parses transcripts to automatically generate keywords and keyword ranges for Final Cut Pro X.

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Articles Sun, 17 Apr 2016 22:09:52 +0000
Visit the LumaForge NAB suite, plug your Mac up and test out a Jellyfish! https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1795-visit-the-lumaforge-nab-suite-plug-your-mac-up-and-test-out-a-jellyfish https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1795-visit-the-lumaforge-nab-suite-plug-your-mac-up-and-test-out-a-jellyfish jellyfish NAB fcpx banner

With NAB just hours away, Sam Mestman from LumaForge put down his thoughts about his new shared storage systems that will be on display. Take your Mac, plug and and test for yourself. Mentioning FCP.co with an order will also get you a free 10GigE to Thunderbolt adaptor!

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Articles Thu, 14 Apr 2016 08:28:17 +0000
Building a web proxy workflow with Final Cut Pro X https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1794-building-a-web-proxy-workflow-with-final-cut-pro-x https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1794-building-a-web-proxy-workflow-with-final-cut-pro-x web proxy workflow banner

We all know how successful one-click editing with proxies has been in Final Cut Pro X. So good that Adobe has gone and copied developed the workflow as well! But what happens when you want to make the proxies even smaller so they could be transferred over the net to a remote editor? Sam Woodhall and Ben King experimented and found a way to make low resolution proxies to squeeze down a small internet connection.

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Articles Wed, 13 Apr 2016 19:05:45 +0000
Building 3D robots with Motion plugins for Final Cut Pro X https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1793-building-3d-robots-with-motion-plugins-for-final-cut-pro-x https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1793-building-3d-robots-with-motion-plugins-for-final-cut-pro-x 3ed robots motion fcpx

If you don't visit our busy and friendly Forum, you should do, there are some very clever people pushing the software to its limits. One of them is Norb and his 3D robots.

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Articles Wed, 13 Apr 2016 11:13:25 +0000
Accusys announce the A12T3-Share a 4 Thunderbolt 3 port shared storage system https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1792-accusys-announce-the-a12t3-share-a-4-thunderbolt-3-port-shared-storage-system https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1792-accusys-announce-the-a12t3-share-a-4-thunderbolt-3-port-shared-storage-system accusys thunderbolt raid

At NAB 2106, there will be many interesting storage solutions on display. This will be one of them, a shared RAID of 120 TB over 4 Thunderbolt 3 ports from Accusys. 

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Articles Wed, 13 Apr 2016 10:07:44 +0000
Emulate SMS, iMessage, Facebook and WhatsApp chats in Final Cut Pro X with XEffects Messages https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1791-emulate-sms-imessage-facebook-and-whatsapp-chats-in-final-cut-pro-x-with-xeffects-messages https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1791-emulate-sms-imessage-facebook-and-whatsapp-chats-in-final-cut-pro-x-with-xeffects-messages xeffects messages fcpx

A new plugin from Idustrial Revolution called XEffects Messages enables Final Cut Pro X users to build SMS, iMessage, Facebook and WhatsApp chats on the timeline. Auto-animating elements, lots of size and colour options and overlays available for the iPhone conversation look as well.

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Articles Wed, 06 Apr 2016 10:24:56 +0000
CoreMelt release the $29 colour grading utility LUTx for Final Cut Pro X https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1789-coremelt-release-the-29-colour-grading-utility-lutx-for-final-cut-pro-x https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1789-coremelt-release-the-29-colour-grading-utility-lutx-for-final-cut-pro-x LUTx CoreMelt fcpx

In the run-up to NAB, expect to see many new Final Cut Pro X plugins. One of these is the just released LUTx from CoreMelt, a $29 utility for the loading of LUTs into FCPX.

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Articles Mon, 04 Apr 2016 22:00:28 +0000
Post producing the budget feature Saturday's Warrior on Final Cut Pro X https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1788-post-producing-the-budget-feature-saturday-s-warrior-on-final-cut-pro-x https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1788-post-producing-the-budget-feature-saturday-s-warrior-on-final-cut-pro-x saturdays warrior fcpx banner

Producing a successful feature film doesn't require a large Hollywood studio behind you, as this story about the making of 'Saturday's Warrior' will show. But as the tools of production are now so inexpensive and accessible, you can get all the quality and methods from a large budget film on something with a lot smaller expenditure.

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Articles Sat, 02 Apr 2016 19:09:52 +0000
On the road with Final Cut Pro X and a Jellyfish, the new budget shared storage system https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1787-on-the-road-with-final-cut-pro-x-and-a-jellyfish-the-new-budget-shared-storage-system https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1787-on-the-road-with-final-cut-pro-x-and-a-jellyfish-the-new-budget-shared-storage-system WTC FCPX banner

The Jellyfish and Final Cut Pro X go on the road for a real broadcast job. Cutting edge portable shared storage on a budget, but with all of the performance you need. How did it cope with the strain of continuous records and multiple edit clients? Peter Wiggins takes the new cnidarian for a mission critical swim.

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Articles Thu, 24 Mar 2016 10:00:00 +0000
Nostalgia - retro look Final Cut Pro X plugins from UsefulFX https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1786-nostalgia-retro-look-final-cut-pro-x-plugins-from-usefulfx https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1786-nostalgia-retro-look-final-cut-pro-x-plugins-from-usefulfx nostalgia FCPX

We always like to give new plugin developers a mention here on FCP.co. So after a bit of amateur detective work, we talked briefly to the man behind UsefulFX and the first plugin from him, Nostalgia.

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Articles Mon, 21 Mar 2016 10:04:55 +0000
Schedule announced for FCP Exchange presentations at NAB 2016 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1785-schedule-announced-for-fcpexchange-presentations-at-nab-2016 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1785-schedule-announced-for-fcpexchange-presentations-at-nab-2016 fcpexchange nab 2016

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

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Articles Wed, 16 Mar 2016 17:13:12 +0000
Compressor Server -extend the functionality of Compressor with this free open-source software https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1784-compressor-server-extend-the-functionality-of-compressor-with-this-free-open-source-software https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1784-compressor-server-extend-the-functionality-of-compressor-with-this-free-open-source-software compressor server

Jasper Siegers very kindly sent us this information about how he uses Compressor Server, free open-source software that his company developed. As part of the trio of Apple's Video Pro Apps, it is good to see this often overlooked programme get a big functionality boost. You want watch folders or want to set up a cluster? Jasper's app might just be the solution.

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Articles Mon, 14 Mar 2016 11:05:34 +0000
Replay the FCPX demos from FCP Exchange Session 2 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1783-replay-the-fcpx-demos-from-fcp-exchange-session-2 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1783-replay-the-fcpx-demos-from-fcp-exchange-session-2 fcpexchange 01

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!

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Articles Mon, 14 Mar 2016 08:41:11 +0000
Replay the Final Cut Pro X demo videos from BVE 2016 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1782-replay-the-final-cut-pro-x-demo-videos-from-bve-2016 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1782-replay-the-final-cut-pro-x-demo-videos-from-bve-2016 BVE 2016 FCPX

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.

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FCP Tutorials Sat, 12 Mar 2016 09:39:09 +0000
How Swiss TV went FCPX - Final Cut Pro X in National Network Operations https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1781-how-swiss-tv-went-fcpx-final-cut-pro-x-in-national-network-operations https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1781-how-swiss-tv-went-fcpx-final-cut-pro-x-in-national-network-operations RTS FCPco FCPX 01

Swiss national television network Radio Télévision Suisse handles 800 hours of on-air content each year in its Post Production department, with FCP X and a ShareStation Enterprise shared storage system. Ronny Courtens explains why RTS chose FCP X, the shared storage system and how the combination of speed and performance is perfect for their needs. Lots of info, lots of pictures and lots of videos, so get a large coffee and enjoy. Worth an email to anybody who thinks FCP X is not a professional tool as well!

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Articles Tue, 08 Mar 2016 01:11:00 +0000
How the Hollywood film Whiskey Tango Foxtrot was edited on Final Cut Pro X https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1780-how-the-hollywood-film-whiskey-tango-foxtrot-was-edited-on-final-cut-pro-x https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1780-how-the-hollywood-film-whiskey-tango-foxtrot-was-edited-on-final-cut-pro-x Whiskey Tango Foxtrot is the new comedy war film from Paramount Studios starring Tina Fey. We asked director Glenn Ficarra, Editor Jan Kovac, Assistant Editor Kevin Bailey and Apprentice Editor Esther Sokolow how the film was made, what was different from Focus and of course how well Final Cut Pro X performed?

We think you know the answer already, but again their detailed workflow is well worth a read. Especially if you are going to cut your next Hollywood feature film on Final Cut Pro X!

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Articles Fri, 04 Mar 2016 09:45:00 +0000
Cutting the Game of Thrones trailer on Final Cut Pro X https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1779-cutting-the-game-of-thrones-trailer-on-final-cut-pro-x https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1779-cutting-the-game-of-thrones-trailer-on-final-cut-pro-x Game of Thrones banner FCPX

One of Thomas Grove Carter's recent jobs was cutting the season 6 Game of Thrones trail. He very kindly put together a few tips he used when editing in FCPX and also described why he didn't choose to use Avid.

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Articles Mon, 29 Feb 2016 00:10:00 +0000
First impressions of the 'JellyFish' - affordable shared storage designed for Final Cut Pro X https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1778-first-impressions-of-the-jellyfish-affordable-shared-storage-designed-for-final-cut-pro-x https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1778-first-impressions-of-the-jellyfish-affordable-shared-storage-designed-for-final-cut-pro-x jellyfish fcpx banner

We haven't been attending BVE this week. That's because we have been testing out the hottest new storage product from LumaForge called 'JellyFish.' It's small, fast and got GigE or 10GigE tentacles to share media across clients. It is also very affordable.

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Articles Fri, 26 Feb 2016 00:10:00 +0000
Softron to preview 4 channel Mac based replay solution M|Replay at BVE https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1777-softron-to-preview-4-channel-mac-based-replay-solution-m-replay-at-bve https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1777-softron-to-preview-4-channel-mac-based-replay-solution-m-replay-at-bve softron BVE banner

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.

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FCP News Wed, 17 Feb 2016 09:43:15 +0000
Post Production on “What Happened, Miss Simone?” An Oscar Nominated Documentary Edited on Final Cut Pro X https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1774-post-production-on-what-happened-miss-simone-an-oscar-nominated-documentary-edited-on-final-cut-pro-x https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1774-post-production-on-what-happened-miss-simone-an-oscar-nominated-documentary-edited-on-final-cut-pro-x miss-simone oscar fcpx

Not only did 'What Happened, Miss Simone" open the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, it's also on the nominee list to win the best documentary feature at the 2016 Oscars. The editor, Joshua L Pearson and Tim Moyle, the assistant editor tell FCP.co about how the film was edited on FCPX with special emphasis on managing and keywording a lot of archive.

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Articles Tue, 16 Feb 2016 01:25:00 +0000
Larry Jordan to close his online tutorial and webinar business https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1776-larry-jordan-to-close-his-online-tutorial-and-webinar-business https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1776-larry-jordan-to-close-his-online-tutorial-and-webinar-business larry jordan LAFCPUG

Larry has been one of the most respected trainers and tutorial producers since the times when Final Cut could only manage NTSC DV. He's decided it's time to wrap up his tutorial making and webinar publishing.

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FCP News Mon, 15 Feb 2016 20:46:53 +0000
How Final Cut Pro X helped five teams of filmmakers complete their mobile film challenge https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1772-how-final-cut-pro-x-helped-five-teams-of-filmmakers-complete-their-mobile-film-challenge https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1772-how-final-cut-pro-x-helped-five-teams-of-filmmakers-complete-their-mobile-film-challenge we make movies banner fcpx

Take five teams of filmmakers, give them iPhones to shoot on, Final Cut Pro X running on shared storage to edit with and 36 hours to complete a three minute film. Sam Mestman tells us about We Make Movies' latest community film project. 

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Articles Wed, 10 Feb 2016 11:03:48 +0000
Final Cut Library Manager updated to version 3 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1771-final-cut-library-manger-updated-to-version-3 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1771-final-cut-library-manger-updated-to-version-3 final cut library manager 3 fcpx

Timothy Armes from Arctic Whiteness has been in contact to tell us about the new version of Final Cut Library Manager. Now at version 3, the app is a great way to organise libraries and free up disk space.

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FCP News Wed, 10 Feb 2016 09:44:11 +0000
FCPX: The Faire-est of Them All https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1770-fcpx-the-faire-est-of-them-all https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1770-fcpx-the-faire-est-of-them-all ScreenDOr FCPX banner

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.

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Articles Mon, 08 Feb 2016 10:08:32 +0000
Updates to Final Cut Pro 10.2.3, Motion 5.2.3, Compressor 4.2.2 and Pro Video Formats 2.0.4 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1769-updates-to-final-cut-pro-to-10-2-3-motion-to-5-2-2-and-compressor-to-4-2-1 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1769-updates-to-final-cut-pro-to-10-2-3-motion-to-5-2-2-and-compressor-to-4-2-1 FCPX update feb4

The wait is over! There are updates to all the three main Apple video applications and an update to the Pro Video Formats as well. Yes, it looks like the timecode bug in the dashboard of FCPX has been fixed!

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FCP News Thu, 04 Feb 2016 21:50:05 +0000
CrumplePop announce EchoRemover, a $99 echo & reverberation reducing plugin for Final Cut Pro X https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1768-crumplepop-announce-echoremover-a-99-echo-reverberation-reducing-plugin-for-final-cut-pro-x https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1768-crumplepop-announce-echoremover-a-99-echo-reverberation-reducing-plugin-for-final-cut-pro-x echoremover

Getting rid of echo and reverb on audio has been an expensive post production option until now. This new $99 plugin from CrumplePop will clean up your audio in Final Cut Pro X and Adobe Premiere Pro.

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FCP News Wed, 03 Feb 2016 09:03:51 +0000
FCPX and the new Retina iMac: Another real broadcast job, real editing and real deadlines https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1766-fcpx-and-the-new-retina-imac-a-real-broadcast-job-real-editing-and-real-deadlines https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1766-fcpx-and-the-new-retina-imac-a-real-broadcast-job-real-editing-and-real-deadlines retina imac FCPX

I recently took delivery of a new iMac 27-inch with Retina 5K display. So what better opportunity to test it out than the hardest broadcast job I do all year. So how did it and Final Cut Pro X cope? The last two years were with a Mac Pro, would it be fast enough?

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Articles Sun, 31 Jan 2016 12:42:00 +0000
A temporary fix for the El Capitan timecode GUI bug in Final Cut Pro X? https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1767-a-temporary-fix-for-the-el-capitan-timecode-gui-bug-in-final-cut-pro-x https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1767-a-temporary-fix-for-the-el-capitan-timecode-gui-bug-in-final-cut-pro-x timecode window bug fcpx

Tim Moran was one of the first people to write to us having spotted the annoying display problem with timecode in FCPX and El Capitan. He's also found a fix, well sort of...

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Articles Thu, 28 Jan 2016 10:15:05 +0000
FCP Exchange workshops continue with new sessions in March and at NAB 2016 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1765-fcp-exchange-workshops-continue-with-new-sessions-in-march-and-at-nab-2016 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1765-fcp-exchange-workshops-continue-with-new-sessions-in-march-and-at-nab-2016 fcpexchange 02 videos FCPdotco

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.

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FCP News Fri, 22 Jan 2016 09:58:00 +0000
How I learned to stop worrying and love Final Cut Pro X https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1764-how-i-learned-to-stop-worrying-and-love-final-cut-pro-x https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1764-how-i-learned-to-stop-worrying-and-love-final-cut-pro-x challenger banner

We are back with a great user story. David Tillman describes his journey from being put off by FCPX from the initial scare stories to how he embraced Apple's new generation NLE cutting two high profile documentaries. A great read, we think his story will echo a lot of other editor's experiences.

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Articles Thu, 21 Jan 2016 13:06:00 +0000
Writing for FCP.co https://www.fcp.co/writing-for-fcp-co https://www.fcp.co/writing-for-fcp-co We have many enquiries about writing for FCP.co - we love new interesting stories. This short article explains what you need to know about our content and what you need to supply to get published. ]]> Articles Fri, 01 Jan 2016 11:18:00 +0000 CrumplePop announce AudioDenoise, a $99 noise reducing plugin for Final Cut Pro X https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1762-crumplepop-announce-audiodenoise-a-99-noise-reducing-plugin-for-final-cut-pro-x https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1762-crumplepop-announce-audiodenoise-a-99-noise-reducing-plugin-for-final-cut-pro-x crumplepop audiodenoise fcpx

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)

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Articles Thu, 17 Dec 2015 09:58:30 +0000
The top ten tips for good looking typography in Final Cut Pro X https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1761-the-top-ten-tips-for-good-looking-typography-in-final-cut-pro-x https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1761-the-top-ten-tips-for-good-looking-typography-in-final-cut-pro-x top ten text tips fcpx

Yes, the 3D text in Final Cut Pro X is amazing, but it is not a one-click solution to getting good looking text. We take a look at ten tips that should help to make your words on screen look good and avoid some common mistakes.

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Articles Mon, 14 Dec 2015 11:41:22 +0000
Astropad, Duet and Final Cut Pro X with Apple's iPad Pro and Pencil https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1760-astropad-duet-and-final-cut-pro-x-with-apple-s-ipad-pro-and-pencil https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1760-astropad-duet-and-final-cut-pro-x-with-apple-s-ipad-pro-and-pencil astropad duet FCPX ipad pro

It's been a bit quiet here on FCP.co for a few reasons. One of them is a bit of a reorganisation, more on that in another article. The other reason is that we have been spending a lot of time on our iPad Pro and we rather like it.

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Articles Wed, 09 Dec 2015 11:08:08 +0000
Four Final Cut Pro X tutorials with tips, tricks and shortcuts from Thomas Grove Carter https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1759-four-final-cut-pro-x-tutorials-with-tips-tricks-and-shortcuts-from-thomas-grove-carter https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1759-four-final-cut-pro-x-tutorials-with-tips-tricks-and-shortcuts-from-thomas-grove-carter fcpx thomas carter tutorial

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.

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FCP Tutorials Mon, 30 Nov 2015 12:38:40 +0000
The Final Cut Pro X workflow of the 2015 National Bioneers Conference https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1758-the-final-cut-pro-x-workflow-of-the-2015-bioneers-conference https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1758-the-final-cut-pro-x-workflow-of-the-2015-bioneers-conference bioneers 2015 fcpx

Last year, we published an article from Mark Spencer on how Final Cut Pro X was used to edit the National Bioneers Conference. This year, he's edited a video together showing the workflow he used on the 2015 conference with some tips and tricks for editing long multicam shows.

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Articles Thu, 26 Nov 2015 13:38:13 +0000
How to write the ultimate Final Cut Pro X article https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1757-how-to-write-the-ultimate-final-cut-pro-x-article https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1757-how-to-write-the-ultimate-final-cut-pro-x-article write best fcpx article

Over a year ago, an article was written in response to some very bad journalism and blogging about Final Cut Pro X. It never got published, but in the wake of a similar article surfacing last week, we thought we would dig it out. It was written in October 2014 and has been very slightly updated to reflect the new Apple hardware. Enjoy!

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Articles Tue, 24 Nov 2015 07:20:53 +0000
The first 24 hours with the new iPad Pro, 4K editing in iMovie and a second FCPX display with Duet https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1756-the-first-24-hours-with-the-new-ipad-pro-4k-editing-in-imovie-and-a-second-display-with-duet https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1756-the-first-24-hours-with-the-new-ipad-pro-4k-editing-in-imovie-and-a-second-display-with-duet imovie ipad pro fcpx

New toys and new fun. We have been putting the new iPad Pro through its paces this week and we thought a quick post and a couple of videos about our first thoughts would be good. Yes we do mention 4K editing in iMovie and Duet!

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Articles Thu, 19 Nov 2015 20:57:11 +0000
Create markers, notes and transcriptions for Final Cut Pro X with the €29 zeitAnker Annotation Transcriber https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1755-create-markers-notes-and-transcriptions-for-final-cut-pro-x-with-the-29-zeitanker-annotation-transcriber https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1755-create-markers-notes-and-transcriptions-for-final-cut-pro-x-with-the-29-zeitanker-annotation-transcriber annotation transcriber fcpx

Possibly the best FCPX tip you see all week. We immediately got the credit card out and bought this very handy third party application that allows offline transcribing of interviews by creating markers & notes for Final Cut Pro X.

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Articles Sun, 15 Nov 2015 23:38:52 +0000
Friday's roundup of free products for editors & filmmakers https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1753-friday-s-roundup-of-free-products-for-editors-filmmakers https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1753-friday-s-roundup-of-free-products-for-editors-filmmakers friday freebies november 2015

It  might be Friday the 13th of November, but it is not all bad. Seeing as we haven't done one for a while, we thought we would do a round up the free products out there. This time is a smorgasbord of non-fcpx delights!

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Articles Fri, 13 Nov 2015 03:44:00 +0000
Coremelt release a free version of SliceX - The tracking mask tool for Final Cut Pro X https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1754-coremelt-release-a-free-version-of-slicex-the-tracking-mask-tool-for-final-cut-pro-x https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1754-coremelt-release-a-free-version-of-slicex-the-tracking-mask-tool-for-final-cut-pro-x slicex free fcpx

Christmas has come early for Final Cut Pro X editors. Coremelt has released a free version of its popular SliceX plugin for FCPX that applies masks to tracked objects.

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Articles Thu, 12 Nov 2015 17:29:00 +0000
Ripple Training release Editing and Finishing in DaVinci Resolve 12 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1752-ripple-training-release-editing-and-finishing-in-davinci-resolve-12 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1752-ripple-training-release-editing-and-finishing-in-davinci-resolve-12 ripple davinci resolve

If we had to put bet the ranch on a different NLE giving Final Cut Pro X a good run for its money, it would be Blackmagic Design's DaVinci Resolve. Curious about the editing toolset in Resolve? Ripple Training has announced an editing and finishing tutorial and we have a 20% coupon code.

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Articles Mon, 09 Nov 2015 10:37:51 +0000
Sony update their SxS UDF Driver for MXF files and OS X El Capitan https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1751-sony-update-their-sxs-udf-driver-for-mxf-files-and-os-x-el-capitan https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1751-sony-update-their-sxs-udf-driver-for-mxf-files-and-os-x-el-capitan Sony SXS UDF El Capitan

Sony has released an update of their SxS UDF driver especially for El Capitan. This is good news if the compatibility problem has been holding off the upgrade to OS 10.11.

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Articles Thu, 05 Nov 2015 18:08:49 +0000
The top ten tips for video editing in hotel rooms https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1750-the-top-ten-tips-for-video-editing-in-hotel-rooms https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1750-the-top-ten-tips-for-video-editing-in-hotel-rooms top ten hotel editing tips

If you are a professional editor, at some point you will find yourself editing away on location. Peter Wiggins gives us his top tips for hotel room editing.

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Articles Thu, 05 Nov 2015 12:45:00 +0000
Clip connections for sound effects, motion blur in FCPX and exporting audio for Logic Pro X https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1749-clip-connections-for-sound-effects-motion-blur-in-fcpx-and-exporting-audio-for-logic-pro-x https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1749-clip-connections-for-sound-effects-motion-blur-in-fcpx-and-exporting-audio-for-logic-pro-x November free tutorials fcpx

Four great free tutorials for you. We start off with a handy trick to add motion blur to projects and timelapses, then we look at spotting sound effects using clip connections. We finish with this week's MacBreak Studio taking sound from Final Cut Pro X into Logic Pro X and the latest episode of FCPX in under five minutes.

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FCP Tutorials Wed, 04 Nov 2015 10:14:32 +0000
Alex4D launches first commercial Final Cut Pro X plugin pack called Animation Transitions https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1747-alex4d-launches-first-commercial-final-cut-pro-x-plugin-pack-called-animation-transitions https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1747-alex4d-launches-first-commercial-final-cut-pro-x-plugin-pack-called-animation-transitions alex4d animation transitions plugin fcpx

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!

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Articles Tue, 03 Nov 2015 15:14:44 +0000
The Final Cut Pro X video presentations from the first FCP Exchange event in Los Angeles https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1746-the-final-cut-pro-x-video-presentations-from-the-first-fcp-exchange-event-in-los-angeles https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1746-the-final-cut-pro-x-video-presentations-from-the-first-fcp-exchange-event-in-los-angeles fcpexchange 01 videos FCPdotco

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!

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Articles Sat, 31 Oct 2015 09:58:31 +0000
Color Cone colour correction from Picture Instruments https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1745-color-cone-colour-correction-from-picture-instruments https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1745-color-cone-colour-correction-from-picture-instruments color cone picture instruments

Just when you thought you had got your head around the Color Board, along comes the Color Cone from Picture Instruments. Before you dismiss the idea, the company was one of the first to offer LUTs to video editors. And we all know what has happened since then!

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Articles Wed, 28 Oct 2015 20:15:00 +0000
Part Two: Walter Murch talks 4K and beyond https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1744-part-two-walter-murch-talks-4k-and-beyond https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1744-part-two-walter-murch-talks-4k-and-beyond walter-murch 2015 part2

We return to the second half of Rick Young's interview with Walter Murch. The first video was hugely popular so we sat down with excitement to watch his thoughts on 4K and more.

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Articles Wed, 28 Oct 2015 15:50:40 +0000
Finding Libraries and building superhero titles in Final Cut Pro X https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1743-finding-libraries-and-building-superhero-titles-in-final-cut-pro-x https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1743-finding-libraries-and-building-superhero-titles-in-final-cut-pro-x MBS 28 10 2015

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.

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FCP Tutorials Wed, 28 Oct 2015 10:44:21 +0000
Loreak, Spain’s official submission in the 2016 Oscars’ best foreign language film category was edited on Final Cut Pro X https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1742-loreak-spain-s-official-submission-in-the-2016-oscars-best-foreign-language-film-category-was-edited-on-final-cut-pro-x https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1742-loreak-spain-s-official-submission-in-the-2016-oscars-best-foreign-language-film-category-was-edited-on-final-cut-pro-x Loreak, the official Spanish submission in the best foreign language film category for the 2016 Oscars has already received many great reviews. The editor, Raul Lopez Romero tells us how the film was shot on a Red Epic at 5K, then ingested and edited with Final Cut Pro X running on a previous generation 2009 Mac Pro. ]]> Articles Tue, 27 Oct 2015 12:48:25 +0000 Selecting a connected clip without a mouse in Final Cut Pro X https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1741-selecting-a-connected-clip-without-a-mouse-in-final-cut-pro-x https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1741-selecting-a-connected-clip-without-a-mouse-in-final-cut-pro-x fcpx select tip banner

Victor Gusev from Moscow very kindly emailed in this quick tip for FCPX. How do you select a clip that is not on the main storyline without using a mouse?

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FCP Tutorials Mon, 26 Oct 2015 11:48:53 +0000
Photos from the first FCPeXchange event in Los Angeles https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1740-photos-from-the-first-fcpexchange-event-in-los-angeles https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1740-photos-from-the-first-fcpexchange-event-in-los-angeles fcpexchange 1 banner

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.

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Articles Mon, 26 Oct 2015 01:05:37 +0000
Two new plugins: Overlay shot numbers & clip names plus perform morph cuts in Final Cut Pro X https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1739-two-new-plugins-overlay-shot-numbers-clip-names-plus-perform-morph-cuts-in-final-cut-pro-x https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1739-two-new-plugins-overlay-shot-numbers-clip-names-plus-perform-morph-cuts-in-final-cut-pro-x overlay morphcut

On the day we all went Back to the Future (Part 2) Final Cut Pro X got functionality that many users have been requesting -  shot number and file name overlays. No FCPX update, It took a third party plugin. Morph Cuts also came to FCPX, again via a third party developer.

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Articles Wed, 21 Oct 2015 17:25:23 +0000
Sending iPhone iMovie projects into Final Cut Pro X https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1738-sending-iphone-imovie-projects-into-final-cut-pro-x https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1738-sending-iphone-imovie-projects-into-final-cut-pro-x MBS imovie to fcpx

This week's MacBreak Studio follows a project from shooting and editing with iOS iMovie on an iPhone 6 right through iMovie OS X to finishing in Final Cut Pro X. Pretty impressive stuff.

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FCP News Tue, 20 Oct 2015 08:52:49 +0000
Build professional style news bulletins in Final Cut Pro X with the $49 XEffects News Graphics set of plugins https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1737-build-professional-style-news-bulletins-in-final-cut-pro-x-with-the-49-xeffects-news-graphics-set-of-plugins https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1737-build-professional-style-news-bulletins-in-final-cut-pro-x-with-the-49-xeffects-news-graphics-set-of-plugins FCPX news graphics final cut pro x

Want to build a professional looking news bulletin right in FCPX? Idustrial Revolution has just released a $49 set of plugins called XEffects News Graphics that allow Final Cut Pro X editors to do exactly that. You can also pull apart their demo video too should you wish!

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Articles Mon, 19 Oct 2015 10:53:29 +0000
Apple's new Magic Keyboard & Magic Mouse 2 user review https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1736-apple-s-new-magic-keyboard-magic-mouse-2-user-review https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1736-apple-s-new-magic-keyboard-magic-mouse-2-user-review magic mouse keyboard fcpx

Last week, Apple announced new peripherals for the Mac. In this article, Ken Doe takes a look at the new Magic Keyboard and Magic Mouse 2.

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Articles Mon, 19 Oct 2015 08:42:53 +0000
Animate an iPhone 6S in 3D with the $49 OSM iPhone plugin for Final Cut Pro X https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1735-animate-an-iphone-6s-in-3d-with-the-49-osm-iphone-plugin-for-final-cut-pro-x https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1735-animate-an-iphone-6s-in-3d-with-the-49-osm-iphone-plugin-for-final-cut-pro-x osm iphone fcpx plugin

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.

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Articles Thu, 15 Oct 2015 10:29:52 +0000
Walter Murch talks Final Cut Pro X, Avid and Premiere Pro https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1734-walter-murch-talks-final-cut-pro-x-avid-and-premiere-pro https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1734-walter-murch-talks-final-cut-pro-x-avid-and-premiere-pro walter-murch 2015

Rick Young caught up with Walter Murch right after the SuperMeet in Amsterdam. He starts off with a question about Final Cut Pro X...

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Articles Thu, 15 Oct 2015 08:08:38 +0000
New Retina iMacs, new keyboard, new trackpad, new mouse. Apple has been busy https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1733-new-retina-imacs-new-keyboard-new-trackpad-new-mouse-apple-has-been-busy https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1733-new-retina-imacs-new-keyboard-new-trackpad-new-mouse-apple-has-been-busy new imac keyboard trackpad mouse

It might be a quieter holiday week the USA, but Apple has kicked out a range of updated products today. Retina iMacs right down to a new magic mouse.

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FCP News Tue, 13 Oct 2015 14:40:52 +0000
Creating smooth video from iPhone 6 Live Photos in Final Cut Pro X https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1732-creating-smooth-video-from-iphone-6-live-photos-in-final-cut-pro-x https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1732-creating-smooth-video-from-iphone-6-live-photos-in-final-cut-pro-x live photos FCPX

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... 

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FCP Tutorials Mon, 12 Oct 2015 09:31:29 +0000
Creating interlaced video from progressive footage in Final Cut Pro X https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1731-creating-interlaced-video-from-progressive-footage-in-final-cut-pro-x https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1731-creating-interlaced-video-from-progressive-footage-in-final-cut-pro-x fcpx progressive interlaced

One of the things we enjoy about running the site is receiving news or tutorials about things in Final Cut Pro X that we would never think about. This is one example, a very clever trick for making progressive footage appear interlaced in an interlaced timeline.

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FCP Tutorials Thu, 08 Oct 2015 12:39:02 +0000
Screen replacement and creating alternate storylines in Final Cut Pro X https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1729-screen-replacement-and-creating-alternate-storylines-in-final-cut-pro-x https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1729-screen-replacement-and-creating-alternate-storylines-in-final-cut-pro-x MBS 7 10 2015

Two new tutorials from Ripple this week. We look at replacing an iPad screen with the TrackX plugin and creating alternate storylines in FCPX.

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FCP Tutorials Wed, 07 Oct 2015 09:02:27 +0000
Getting Final Cut Pro X timelines into Adobe After Effects with Automatic Duck's Ximport AE https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1728-getting-final-cut-pro-x-timelines-into-adobe-after-effects-with-automatic-duck-s-ximport-ae https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1728-getting-final-cut-pro-x-timelines-into-adobe-after-effects-with-automatic-duck-s-ximport-ae automatic duck 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!

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Articles Tue, 06 Oct 2015 08:47:52 +0000
Ben Balser reviews Coremelt's DriveX plugin for Final Cut Pro X https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1727-ben-balser-reviews-coremelt-s-drivex-plugin-for-final-cut-pro-x https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1727-ben-balser-reviews-coremelt-s-drivex-plugin-for-final-cut-pro-x Review DriveX-FCPX

Ben Balser has been taking a good look at Coremelt's new DriveX plugin for Final Cut Pro X. His user review compares it to the other Coremelt products that also use the Mocha tracking engine. We have to admit to being slightly confused ourselves, so Ben explains all...

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Articles Mon, 05 Oct 2015 08:53:46 +0000
FCP eXchange the first in a series of workshops for Final Cut Pro X editors https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1726-fcp-exchange-the-first-in-a-series-of-workshops-for-final-cut-pro-x-editors https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1726-fcp-exchange-the-first-in-a-series-of-workshops-for-final-cut-pro-x-editors fcpexchange banner

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!

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Articles Fri, 02 Oct 2015 14:24:50 +0000
Timecode window bug with Final Cut Pro X 10.2.2 and El Capitan OS X 10.11 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1725-timecode-window-bug-with-final-cut-pro-x-10-2-2-and-el-capitan-os-x-10-11 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1725-timecode-window-bug-with-final-cut-pro-x-10-2-2-and-el-capitan-os-x-10-11 timecode window bug fcpx

We have had an email from a Final Cut Pro X user who decided to upgrade to El Capitan. Unfortunately, he reported that the timecode viewer in FCPX looks like it has some major display issues running with the new OS.

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Articles Fri, 02 Oct 2015 07:51:31 +0000
Proceed with caution when updating to OS X 10.11 El Capitan https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1724-proceed-with-caution-when-updating-to-os-x-10-11-el-capitan https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1724-proceed-with-caution-when-updating-to-os-x-10-11-el-capitan  el capitan fcpx

Today September 30th, Apple will publish the latest version of their OS X operating system, El Capitan. For Final Cut Pro X users, there are a few things to think about before hitting that upgrade button.

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Articles Wed, 30 Sep 2015 08:18:22 +0000
Final Cut Pro X cuts the major A&E documentary O.J. Speaks: The Hidden tapes https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1723-final-cut-pro-x-cuts-the-major-a-e-documentary-o-j-speaks-the-hidden-tapes https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1723-final-cut-pro-x-cuts-the-major-a-e-documentary-o-j-speaks-the-hidden-tapes OJ simpson fcpx banner

This week it will be 20 years since a jury returned a verdict of not guilty to O.J. Simpson for the murders of Nicole Brown and Ron Goldman. A&E will air two documentaries that feature the plaintiff's deposition tapes that have been hidden away since the civil trial. Patrick Southern, the assistant editor tells FCP.co how the productions were edited with the help of third party software tools, a state of the art storage solution and of course, Final Cut Pro X.

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Articles Mon, 28 Sep 2015 08:39:16 +0000
One click audio fades for Final Cut Pro X with the free XEffects Audio Fades plugins https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1722-one-click-audio-fades-for-final-cut-pro-x-with-the-free-xeffects-audio-fades-plugins https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1722-one-click-audio-fades-for-final-cut-pro-x-with-the-free-xeffects-audio-fades-plugins xeffects audio fades

This new set of free plugins from Idustrial Revolution automates the application of handles to clips or audio components on a Final Cut Pro X timeline. It is one step closer to getting better audio controls in FCPX and should save time and clicks.

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Articles Fri, 25 Sep 2015 10:16:44 +0000
Catching up with Ripple Training's free September tutorials https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1721-catching-up-with-ripple-training-s-free-september-tutorials https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1721-catching-up-with-ripple-training-s-free-september-tutorials ripple sept catchup

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.

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FCP Tutorials Wed, 23 Sep 2015 10:29:25 +0000
Add 3D text and particles to tracked objects with DriveX from Coremelt https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1720-add-3d-text-and-particles-to-tracked-objects-with-drivex-from-coremelt https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1720-add-3d-text-and-particles-to-tracked-objects-with-drivex-from-coremelt DriveX-FCPX

One great thing about the recent FCP EXPO was the ability to talk directly with software developers in the FCPX ecosystem. We managed to get Roger Bolton from Coremelt cornered in a cubicle where he told us more about the recently released DriveX.

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Articles Mon, 21 Sep 2015 14:16:29 +0000
So how was IBC, FCP EXPO and the Supermeet in Amsterdam? https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1719-so-how-was-ibc-fcp-expo-and-the-supermeet-in-amsterdam https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1719-so-how-was-ibc-fcp-expo-and-the-supermeet-in-amsterdam IBC preview 2015 

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.

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Articles Thu, 17 Sep 2015 22:34:45 +0000
CrumplePop announce AutoBalance a $39 automatic white balance plugin for FCPX and Premiere https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1718-crumplepop-announce-autobalance-a-39-automatic-white-balance-plugin-for-fcpx-and-premiere https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1718-crumplepop-announce-autobalance-a-39-automatic-white-balance-plugin-for-fcpx-and-premiere crumplepop autobalance fcpx

After 10 days we are back at the column coalface with news from CrumplePop. They have just released an automatic white balancing plugin called AutoBalance. It's on special offer too.

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FCP News Wed, 16 Sep 2015 11:00:39 +0000
An explanation why the postings on FCP.co have been put on hold https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1716-an-explanation-why-the-postings-on-fcp-co-have-been-put-on-hold https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1716-an-explanation-why-the-postings-on-fcp-co-have-been-put-on-hold  fcpdotco pre IBC

It doesn't take Sherlock Holmes to spot that we haven't posted a new article here apart from the FCPX update for a week. So what is wrong and why has the FCP news feed that's been active for nearly five years been put on pause?

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Articles Sun, 06 Sep 2015 20:12:00 +0000
Updates to Final Cut Pro to 10.2.2 Motion to 5.2.2 and Compressor to 4.2.1 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1717-updates-to-final-cut-pro-to-10-2-2-motion-to-5-2-2-and-compressor-to-4-2-1 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1717-updates-to-final-cut-pro-to-10-2-2-motion-to-5-2-2-and-compressor-to-4-2-1 FCPX 10 2 2-update

**FxPlug runtime bug in secondary storylines fixed**

Well we decided to break our self imposed silence with news of Apple's updates across all of their professional video applications. 

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Articles Thu, 03 Sep 2015 21:28:43 +0000
Fixing the annoying stereo-mono external monitoring bug in OS X with Final Cut Pro X https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1715-fixing-the-annoying-stereo-mono-external-monitoring-bug-in-final-cut-pro-x https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1715-fixing-the-annoying-stereo-mono-external-monitoring-bug-in-final-cut-pro-x fcpx audio monitoring bug

After some heavy FCPX sessions, we thought it was a good idea to document one of the most annoying bugs with Final Cut Pro X, OS X and external audio. With some amazing timing and help we also found a fix!

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Articles Tue, 25 Aug 2015 10:53:09 +0000
Add URLs in metadata in FCPX and adding nodes to multiple clips in DaVinci Resolve 12 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1714-add-urls-in-metadata-in-fcpx-and-adding-nodes-to-multiple-clips-in-davinci-resolve-12 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1714-add-urls-in-metadata-in-fcpx-and-adding-nodes-to-multiple-clips-in-davinci-resolve-12 MBS 20 08 2015

A bit later in the week, but that is down to us experimenting with Final Cut Pro X and DaVinci Resolve (11) more than anything. Time to catch up with the latest tutorials from Ripple, there's also a new paid tutorial on what's new in Resolve 12.

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FCP Tutorials Thu, 20 Aug 2015 12:14:42 +0000
Frame.io web & Final Cut Pro X companion applications updated to 1.1 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1713-frame-io-web-final-cut-pro-x-companion-applications-updated-to-1-1 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1713-frame-io-web-final-cut-pro-x-companion-applications-updated-to-1-1 frameio version1 1

From the day of its release, Frame.io the cloud based review & collaboration platform has had great user reviews. It even got top billing on Apple's App Store page. Now there's a couple of updates that add more functionality and they've also published some interesting user numbers.

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FCP News Tue, 18 Aug 2015 13:51:19 +0000
Getting iMovie world travel maps into Final Cut Pro X the easy way https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1711-getting-imovie-world-travel-maps-into-final-cut-pro-x https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1711-getting-imovie-world-travel-maps-into-final-cut-pro-x FCPX imovie maps banner1

We have often looked at the animated globe maps in iMovie and wished they could have been included in FCPX. Thanks to a clever trick, you can have access to the maps and globes directly in Final Cut Pro X without having to re-render each one out as a movie.

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FCP Tutorials Mon, 17 Aug 2015 16:59:51 +0000
FCPWORKS and Soho Editors Final Cut Pro X event at IBC 2015 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1712-fcpworks-and-soho-editors-final-cut-pro-x-event-at-ibc-2015 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1712-fcpworks-and-soho-editors-final-cut-pro-x-event-at-ibc-2015 FCPeXpo-RAI banner

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.

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Articles Mon, 17 Aug 2015 16:03:15 +0000
Final Cut Pro X v Adobe Premiere Pro render and export speed tests https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1710-final-cut-pro-x-v-adobe-premiere-pro-render-and-export-speed-tests https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1710-final-cut-pro-x-v-adobe-premiere-pro-render-and-export-speed-tests fcpx v Adobe Premiere Pro

Final Cut Pro X's speed and thus the benefits are gradually becoming recognised by editors in the industry. So on a new Retina MacBook Pro, how does Adobe's Premiere Pro match up to FCPX's performance, especially with 4K? Badly as Max Yuryev found out in his video. We are looking forward to the comments about this one!

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Articles Fri, 14 Aug 2015 10:55:37 +0000
Testing the new 2015 Retina MacBook Pro with Final Cut Pro X https://www.fcp.co/hardware-and-software/1709-testing-the-new-2015-retina-macbook-pro-with-final-cut-pro-x https://www.fcp.co/hardware-and-software/1709-testing-the-new-2015-retina-macbook-pro-with-final-cut-pro-x macbook 2015 banner G

We've been the proud owner of a Retina MacBook Pro as soon as we could get our hands on one after they were announced in 2012. So how does the latest model from Apple compare? Has it changed much, is it quicker and is it worth changing to? We experiment.

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Hardware & Software Tue, 11 Aug 2015 20:06:00 +0000
A trifecta of tutorials for a Tuesday. FCPX, Motion and DaVinci Resolve https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1708-a-trifecta-of-tutorials-for-a-tuesday-fcpx-motion-and-davinci-resolve https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1708-a-trifecta-of-tutorials-for-a-tuesday-fcpx-motion-and-davinci-resolve MBS 11 08 2015 2

Three new tutorials to watch from the Ripple stable this week. Adding bling to text, making your own HUDs in Motion and drawing your own curve in a transition in DaVinci Resolve 12

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FCP Tutorials Tue, 11 Aug 2015 17:09:54 +0000
Final Cut Pro X Meeting in Buenos Aires, Argentina. "Final Cut Pro X - more than you can imagine” https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1707-final-cut-pro-x-meeting-in-buenos-aires-argentina-final-cut-pro-x-more-than-you-can-imagine https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1707-final-cut-pro-x-meeting-in-buenos-aires-argentina-final-cut-pro-x-more-than-you-can-imagine FCPX Buenos Aries

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.

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Articles Tue, 11 Aug 2015 07:49:47 +0000
Quickly adding a set of new keywords to a Final Cut Pro X Event https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1706-quickly-adding-a-set-of-new-keywords-to-a-final-cut-pro-x-event https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1706-quickly-adding-a-set-of-new-keywords-to-a-final-cut-pro-x-event FCPX ravin keywords banner

A quick tip to start the week off with. Did you know that you can add a list of keywords right into the Keyword Editor without having to click each field first?

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FCP Tutorials Mon, 10 Aug 2015 10:59:52 +0000
Batch exporting in FCPX on MacBreak Studio and timelapse building in the new podcast The Primary Storyline https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1705-batch-exporting-in-fcpx-on-macbreak-studio-and-timelapse-building-in-the-new-podcast-the-primary-storyline https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1705-batch-exporting-in-fcpx-on-macbreak-studio-and-timelapse-building-in-the-new-podcast-the-primary-storyline MBS primary storyline

A very handy application for batch exporting projects out of Final Cut Pro X in this week's MacBreak Studio. We also feature a tutorial on building timelapses in the first episode of a new FCPX podcast.

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FCP Tutorials Wed, 05 Aug 2015 07:00:10 +0000
Control Final Cut Pro X with the modular Palette system https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1704-control-final-cut-pro-x-with-the-modular-palette-system https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1704-control-final-cut-pro-x-with-the-modular-palette-system palettegear fcpx

We are always on the lookout for different methods to control Final Cut Pro X as an alternative to our Magic Mouse with its Multi-Touch. These customisable controls from Palette are very different from the normal jog wheels and sliders on existing control surfaces.

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Articles Sat, 01 Aug 2015 10:57:36 +0000
Automate the assignment of roles on multichannel clips in Final Cut Pro X with Role-O-Matic https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1703-automate-the-assignment-of-roles-on-multichannel-clips-in-final-cut-pro-x-with-role-o-matic https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1703-automate-the-assignment-of-roles-on-multichannel-clips-in-final-cut-pro-x-with-role-o-matic role-o-matic fcpx

The use of roles within Final Cut Pro X is a very flexible way to organise media on the timeline and structure the video and audio that can be exported out. The downside is that the setting of roles on multichannel audio clips isn't straightforward or quick if you have a lot to work your way through. Charlie Austin had the same frustration and developed the free app Role-O-Matic to do the hard work for you. 

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Articles Thu, 30 Jul 2015 10:10:58 +0000
KeyFlow Pro the $299 Media Asset Manager with Final Cut Pro X integration https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1702-keyflow-pro-the-299-media-asset-manager-with-final-cut-pro-x-integration https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1702-keyflow-pro-the-299-media-asset-manager-with-final-cut-pro-x-integration Keyflow Pro fcpx

The problem with MAMs or Media Asset Management systems was that they were expensive and required a lot of hardware to service them. Not anymore. The newly launched KeyFlow Pro is $299 and can run on a MacBook Pro. A very interesting new app.

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Articles Tue, 28 Jul 2015 22:49:14 +0000
Auto adjusting backgrounds in Motion, ClipMic Digital and Frame.io with Final Cut Pro X https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1701-auto-adjusting-backgrounds-in-motion-clipmic-digital-and-frame-io-with-final-cut-pro-x https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1701-auto-adjusting-backgrounds-in-motion-clipmic-digital-and-frame-io-with-final-cut-pro-x MBS2 28 7 2105

Three lots of Ripple tutorials this week as the FCP.co office had a bit of a holiday last week. (The truth is we were editing flat out!) Two MacBreak Studios and a five minuter from Steve Martin.

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FCP Tutorials Tue, 28 Jul 2015 12:51:36 +0000
Why DLC might be the most interesting new feature in OS X El Capitan https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1700-why-dlc-might-be-the-most-interesting-new-feature-in-os-x-el-capitan https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1700-why-dlc-might-be-the-most-interesting-new-feature-in-os-x-el-capitan xsan dlc banner

Everybody knows the next release of the the Mac operating system will be called El Capitan. But how many people have heard of the DLC that comes with it? What is it, what does it do and how will it affect editors?

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Articles Mon, 27 Jul 2015 09:43:38 +0000
Probably the oddest named free Final Cut Pro X plugin out there! https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1699-probably-the-oddest-named-free-final-cut-pro-x-plugin-out-there https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1699-probably-the-oddest-named-free-final-cut-pro-x-plugin-out-there fcpx-dawg pu plugin

You might have caught Matt Smith's launch of his quirkily named free plugin earlier this week. 'DAWG PÜ' adds some 'dirty soul' to clinical video footage. 

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Articles Wed, 22 Jul 2015 20:52:15 +0000
So how was the first FCPX Creative Summit? https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1698-so-how-was-the-first-fcpx-creative-summit https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1698-so-how-was-the-first-fcpx-creative-summit fcpx creative summit banner

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.

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Articles Sun, 19 Jul 2015 23:04:59 +0000
Fly though 3D text in Final Cut Pro X https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1697-fly-though-3d-text-in-final-cut-pro-x https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1697-fly-though-3d-text-in-final-cut-pro-x MBS 15 7 2105

This week on MacBreak Studio the guys look at building 3D text in Final Cut Pro X that you can fly through.

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FCP Tutorials Wed, 15 Jul 2015 06:37:16 +0000
Walter Murch's extended SIDE BY SIDE interview with Keanu Reeves now available on DVD https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1696-walter-murch-s-extended-side-by-side-interview-with-keanu-reeves-now-available-on-dvd https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1696-walter-murch-s-extended-side-by-side-interview-with-keanu-reeves-now-available-on-dvd side by side murch

Five extra DVDs have been released by the producers of Keanu Reeves' documentary SIDE BY SIDE. The film looks at the history, process and workflow of film production featuring interviews with directors such as James Cameron, Martin Scorsese and David Fincher. Walter Murch's extended interview features on one of the new discs where he talks about film editing and of course Final Cut Pro. 

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Articles Fri, 10 Jul 2015 06:49:54 +0000
How well does Final Cut Pro X run on the new 12" MacBook Retina https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1695-how-well-does-final-cut-pro-x-run-on-the-new-12-macbook-retina https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1695-how-well-does-final-cut-pro-x-run-on-the-new-12-macbook-retina macbook retina FCPX

A really quick post & video, but an interesting one. Just how well does Final Cut Pro X run on the new 12" MacBook Retina?

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Articles Wed, 08 Jul 2015 07:30:45 +0000
How effects are processed in FCPX and exporting H264 from DaVinci Resolve https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1694-how-effects-are-processed-in-fcpx-and-exporting-h264-from-davinci-resolve https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1694-how-effects-are-processed-in-fcpx-and-exporting-h264-from-davinci-resolve MBS 8 7 2105

In this week's MacBreak Studio we look at the importance of the order of effects within Final Cut Pro X and look at exporting H264 from DaVinci Resolve.

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FCP Tutorials Wed, 08 Jul 2015 06:30:45 +0000
Emmy Award for Harlem Globetrotters documentary cut on Final Cut Pro X https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1693-emmy-award-for-harlem-globetrotters-documentary-cut-on-final-cut-pro-x https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1693-emmy-award-for-harlem-globetrotters-documentary-cut-on-final-cut-pro-x FCPX Harlem Globetrotters

The news of Emmy Award winning shows cut on Final Cut Pro X keep on coming in. This time, The Game Changers…How the Harlem Globetrotters Battled Racism won a NYC award in the category of “Nostalgia Programming”.

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Articles Mon, 06 Jul 2015 23:20:56 +0000
Dictating notes directly into Final Cut Pro X with FCPXTRA https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1692-dictating-notes-directly-into-final-cut-pro-x-with-fcpxtra https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1692-dictating-notes-directly-into-final-cut-pro-x-with-fcpxtra fcpxtra fcpx

Ever wanted to add notes to clips in FCPX via dictation? For $29, FCPXTRA enables you to dictate your thoughts right into the notes field in Final Cut Pro X

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Articles Thu, 02 Jul 2015 05:44:10 +0000
Creating 3D items from symbol fonts in FCPX and default locations and presets in Compressor https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1691-creating-3d-items-from-symbol-fonts-in-fcpx-and-default-locations-and-presets-in-compressor https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1691-creating-3d-items-from-symbol-fonts-in-fcpx-and-default-locations-and-presets-in-compressor MBS 30 6 2015

This week we look once again at the amazing 3D text capabilities in Motion and we also refresh our Compressor skills by looking at presets and default locations.

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FCP Tutorials Thu, 02 Jul 2015 05:05:44 +0000
Replaying the sixth Final Cut Pro X User Group https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1690-replaying-the-sixth-final-cut-pro-x-user-group https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1690-replaying-the-sixth-final-cut-pro-x-user-group FCPUG6 banner

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.

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Articles Tue, 30 Jun 2015 00:29:50 +0000
We asked Philip Hodgetts why Xto7 got renamed XtoCC https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1689-we-asked-philip-hodgetts-why-xto7-got-renamed-xtocc https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1689-we-asked-philip-hodgetts-why-xto7-got-renamed-xtocc xto7 update fcpx

One of the great things about the recent FCPX Creative Summit was the attendance of many of the software writers in the ecosystem. So when it was announced that Assisted Editing had renamed Xto7 to XtoCC, we caught up with Philip Hodgetts and asked him why.

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Articles Mon, 29 Jun 2015 17:49:55 +0000
Final Cut Pro X in enterprise-level television production https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1687-final-cut-pro-x-in-enterprise-level-television-production https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1687-final-cut-pro-x-in-enterprise-level-television-production Metronome-FCP.CO banner

If FCPX's film moment was with Focus, then this article is surely the television equivalent. We learn how Copenhagen based Metronome Productions' staff of 200 produce 300 hours of broadcast television using Final Cut Pro X.

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Articles Sun, 28 Jun 2015 07:37:00 +0000
Frozen Sucks cut with Final Cut Pro X wins three Emmys for M2 Digital Post Inc https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1688-frozen-sucks-cut-with-final-cut-pro-x-wins-three-emmys-for-m2-digital-post-inc https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1688-frozen-sucks-cut-with-final-cut-pro-x-wins-three-emmys-for-m2-digital-post-inc emmy m2 wings fcpx

The awards keep on coming! This time San Diego based M2 Digital Post picked up three Emmy Awards for their spot for Wings-N-Things. One part of Final Cut Pro X made the post production easy!

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Articles Fri, 26 Jun 2015 13:49:51 +0000
Frame.io releases a standalone application for greater integration with Final Cut Pro X https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1686-frame-io-releases-a-standalone-application-for-greater-integration-with-final-cut-pro-x https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1686-frame-io-releases-a-standalone-application-for-greater-integration-with-final-cut-pro-x frameio fcpx app

Frame.io has just released a standalone application for Final Cut Pro X that allows editors to easily publish full timelines or clips to their web based viewing and approval service.

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Articles Thu, 25 Jun 2015 13:35:45 +0000
An introduction to motion tracking concepts https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1684-an-introduction-to-motion-tracking-concepts https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1684-an-introduction-to-motion-tracking-concepts intro 3D tracking

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.

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Articles Tue, 23 Jun 2015 10:00:00 +0000
Saving custom transforms and adding effects treatments to titles in FCPX https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1685-saving-custom-transforms-and-adding-effects-treatments-to-titles-in-fcpx https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1685-saving-custom-transforms-and-adding-effects-treatments-to-titles-in-fcpx MBS 23 6 2015

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.

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FCP Tutorials Tue, 23 Jun 2015 09:00:00 +0000
Emmy winning ‘Best of the Bronx’ cut on Final Cut Pro X https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1683-emmy-winning-best-of-the-bronx-cut-on-final-cut-pro-x https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1683-emmy-winning-best-of-the-bronx-cut-on-final-cut-pro-x best of bronx fcpx emmy

'Best of the Bronx' won the category of Outstanding Community Service PSA campaign at the recent 58th New York Emmy Awards. Walter Garaicoa tells FCP.co how the spots were shot on DSLRs and edited using Final Cut Pro X.

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Articles Mon, 22 Jun 2015 09:26:54 +0000
axle video launch the browser based ingest tool Cam https://www.fcp.co/hardware-and-software/1682-axle-video-launch-the-ingest-tool-cam https://www.fcp.co/hardware-and-software/1682-axle-video-launch-the-ingest-tool-cam axle cam fcpx

axle Video has launched some very clever products over the last few years, especially their asset management systems. Their latest product is an ingest application called Cam 

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Hardware & Software Wed, 17 Jun 2015 11:54:51 +0000
Animating environments in FCPX and making light wraps in Motion https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1681-animating-environments-in-fcpx-and-making-light-wraps-in-motion https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1681-animating-environments-in-fcpx-and-making-light-wraps-in-motion MBS 17 6 2015

This week we look at animating environments with 3D text in Final Cut Pro X and creating a light wrap effect in Motion.

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FCP Tutorials Wed, 17 Jun 2015 09:26:25 +0000
Adobe release the 2015 update to Creative Cloud https://www.fcp.co/hardware-and-software/pro/1680-adobe-release-the-2015-update-to-creative-cloud https://www.fcp.co/hardware-and-software/pro/1680-adobe-release-the-2015-update-to-creative-cloud adobe cc update 2015

Yes, we are a site about Final Cut Pro, but it doesn't do any harm to look at other NLEs out there. Especially when an update comes out with new features.

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Pro Mon, 15 Jun 2015 23:33:46 +0000
3D text tips in FCPX and balancing shots in DaVinci Resolve with RGB scopes https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1679-3d-text-tips-in-fcpx-and-balancing-shots-in-davinci-resolve-with-rgb-scopes https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1679-3d-text-tips-in-fcpx-and-balancing-shots-in-davinci-resolve-with-rgb-scopes mbs 10 6 2015

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.

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FCP Tutorials Wed, 10 Jun 2015 21:34:01 +0000
WWDC 2015: OS 10.11 to be called El Capitan and huge rendering performance boosts from Metal https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1678-wwdc-2015-os-10-11-to-be-called-el-capitan-and-huge-rendering-performance-boosts-from-metal https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1678-wwdc-2015-os-10-11-to-be-called-el-capitan-and-huge-rendering-performance-boosts-from-metal wwdc 2015 01

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?

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Articles Mon, 08 Jun 2015 23:23:51 +0000
It's Final Cut Pro X free effect friday for June! https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1677-free-effect-friday-for-june https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1677-free-effect-friday-for-june freeeffectfriday 5 06 2015

Quite a lot to get through on this #freeeffectfriday in June. Some cracking FCPX templates to download and use and one amazing Motion project which has to be seen (and heard) to be believed.

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Articles Fri, 05 Jun 2015 10:00:51 +0000
Why your new Thunderbolt 3 peripherals will be connected with a USB-C cable https://www.fcp.co/hardware-and-software/1676-why-your-new-thunderbolt-3-peripherals-will-be-connected-with-a-usb-c-cable https://www.fcp.co/hardware-and-software/1676-why-your-new-thunderbolt-3-peripherals-will-be-connected-with-a-usb-c-cable thunderbolt3 USB C

Today at Computex 2015 in Taipei, Intel announced that Thunderbolt 3 would use the USB Type-C connector. More speed, more pixels, more power and the ability to run every monitor and drive off one connector. We're excited.

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Hardware & Software Tue, 02 Jun 2015 20:36:16 +0000
New tutorials on audio tools and selective colour correction in Final Cut Pro X https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1675-new-tutorials-on-audio-tools-and-selective-colour-correction-in-final-cut-pro-x https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1675-new-tutorials-on-audio-tools-and-selective-colour-correction-in-final-cut-pro-x MBS 2 6 2015

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.

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FCP Tutorials Tue, 02 Jun 2015 12:21:49 +0000
Win a free pass for the FCPX Creative Summit https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1674-win-a-free-pass-for-the-fcpx-creative-summit https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1674-win-a-free-pass-for-the-fcpx-creative-summit FCPCOARTICLE2

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! 

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Articles Mon, 01 Jun 2015 08:46:55 +0000
Free Final Cut Pro X tutorial roundup for May https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1673-free-final-cut-pro-x-tutorial-roundup-for-may https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1673-free-final-cut-pro-x-tutorial-roundup-for-may may fcpx tutorial roundup

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!

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FCP Tutorials Fri, 29 May 2015 10:54:02 +0000
Source and record timecode overlays with free plugins from Coremelt https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1672-source-and-record-timecode-overlays-with-free-plugins-from-coremelt https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1672-source-and-record-timecode-overlays-with-free-plugins-from-coremelt coremelt timecode freebie fcpx

It's not a Friday, but this set of free plugins from Coremelt couldn't wait. Want a free plugin to get timecode overlays on a clip in Final Cut Pro X? It is just a download away!

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Articles Wed, 27 May 2015 09:38:48 +0000
Building fashion brand awareness with a little help from Final Cut Pro X https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1671-building-fashion-brand-awareness-with-a-little-help-from-final-cut-pro-x https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1671-building-fashion-brand-awareness-with-a-little-help-from-final-cut-pro-x thfkdlf fcpx banner

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.

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Articles Tue, 26 May 2015 12:03:32 +0000
Free FCPX plugin & template roundup on #freeeffectfriday https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1670-free-fcpx-plugin-template-roundup-on-freeeffectfriday https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1670-free-fcpx-plugin-template-roundup-on-freeeffectfriday freeeffectfriday 22 05 2015

If there is one request we hear over and over again at FCP.co towers, it's "Please bring back Free Effect Friday." So we thought why not! A bunch of free Final Cut Pro X plugins for you to download.

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Articles Thu, 21 May 2015 20:53:58 +0000
Vimeo Video School publishes 17 Final Cut Pro X tutorials https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1669-vimeo-video-school-publishes-17-final-cut-pro-x-tutorials https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1669-vimeo-video-school-publishes-17-final-cut-pro-x-tutorials vimeo school fcpx lessons

We were very pleased to find an email from Vimeo this morning telling us they have published a range of editing tutorials. Even more pleased to find out 17 were dedicated to FCPX!

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FCP Tutorials Wed, 20 May 2015 09:27:48 +0000
Apple Introduces 15-inch MacBook Pro with Force Touch Trackpad & New £1,599 iMac with Retina 5K Display https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1668-apple-introduces-15-inch-macbook-pro-with-force-touch-trackpad-new-1-599-imac-with-retina-5k-display https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1668-apple-introduces-15-inch-macbook-pro-with-force-touch-trackpad-new-1-599-imac-with-retina-5k-display  new MBP imac retina may 2015

As expected, Apple has updated the MacBook Pro with a Force Touch trackpad and introduced a new configuration of the iMac with Retina 5K display.

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FCP News Tue, 19 May 2015 15:29:50 +0000
Make 3D countdown slates in FCPX and 3D logos in Motion https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1667-make-3d-countdown-slates-in-fcpx-and-3d-logos-in-motion https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1667-make-3d-countdown-slates-in-fcpx-and-3d-logos-in-motion MBS 19 5 2015

Two tutorials from the Ripple guys this week, both use 3D. Make a 3D countdown slate in FCPX and build 3D logos in Motion.

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Articles Tue, 19 May 2015 12:58:38 +0000
Focus editor Jan Kovac in Q&A session at LACPUG https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1666-focus-editor-jan-kovac-in-q-a-session-at-lacpug https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1666-focus-editor-jan-kovac-in-q-a-session-at-lacpug LACPUG Jan Kovac focus fcpx

You can't say that Michael Horton doesn't have the best guests at the LACPUG meetings! In a recent meetup, Jan Kovac, the editor on the Hollywood feature Focus took part in a thirty minute Q&A session.

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Articles Mon, 18 May 2015 11:42:28 +0000
Final Cut Pro X updated to 10.2.1, Motion to 5.2.1 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1665-final-cut-pro-x-updated-to-10-2-1-motion-to-5-2-1 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1665-final-cut-pro-x-updated-to-10-2-1-motion-to-5-2-1 fcpx 10 2 - Motion 5 2 1

Well would you know, two days after suggesting Apple might publish an update to FCPX, they have just announced new versions, Final Cut Pro X 10.2.1 and Motion 5.2.1.

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Articles Thu, 14 May 2015 21:45:28 +0000
First Assistant Editor on Hollywood feature film Fun House talks FCPX workflow https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1664-first-assistant-editor-on-hollywood-feature-film-fun-house-talks-fcpx-workflow https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1664-first-assistant-editor-on-hollywood-feature-film-fun-house-talks-fcpx-workflow kevin bailey fcpx shot notes LACPUG

We all know about the workflow used on the feature film Focus. But what about the directors' next film that they are working on? Kevin Bailey gives an insight into how the Hollywood feature film Fun House is organising its footage in FCPX.

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Articles Wed, 13 May 2015 12:32:15 +0000
Documenting the bugs in Final Cut Pro 10.2 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1663-documenting-the-bugs-in-final-cut-pro-10-2 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1663-documenting-the-bugs-in-final-cut-pro-10-2 fcpx 10 2 bugs

As much as we love the 10.2 update to Final Cut Pro X, it isn't perfect. The new additions such as the 3D Text titles are lovely, but the update also brought a range of bugs. Here a a few of the annoying ones!

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Articles Wed, 13 May 2015 09:42:57 +0000
Discovering extra 3D symbols and tracking 3D text in Apple's Motion 5.2 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1662-discovering-extra-3d-symbols-and-tracking-3d-text-in-apple-s-motion-5-2 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1662-discovering-extra-3d-symbols-and-tracking-3d-text-in-apple-s-motion-5-2 MBS 12 5 2015

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.

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FCP Tutorials Tue, 12 May 2015 09:53:54 +0000
Take the 2015 FCPX survey and have a chance of winning 15 software bundles worth $1000 each https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1661-take-the-2015-fcpx-survey-and-have-a-chance-of-winning-15-software-bundles-worth-1000-each https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1661-take-the-2015-fcpx-survey-and-have-a-chance-of-winning-15-software-bundles-worth-1000-each FCPX Survey 2015

It is that time of year again. Post NAB, Marquis Broadcast is offering the chance to win one of 15 sets of third party software and training bundles for FCPX. All you have to do is answer a short survey.

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FCP News Thu, 07 May 2015 09:46:41 +0000
LumaForge introduce shared storage solutions for Final Cut Pro X https://www.fcp.co/hardware-and-software/pro/1660-lumaforge-introduce-shared-storage-solutions-for-final-cut-pro-x https://www.fcp.co/hardware-and-software/pro/1660-lumaforge-introduce-shared-storage-solutions-for-final-cut-pro-x lumashare fcpx

XSAN is dead according to Sam Mestman. So how did they manage to replay 84 streams of 4K at the recent LACPUG meeting?

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Pro Wed, 06 May 2015 10:15:33 +0000
Secondary colour correction in FCPX and animated titles in DaVinci Resolve https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1659-secondary-colour-correction-in-fcpx-and-animated-titles-in-davinci-resolve https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1659-secondary-colour-correction-in-fcpx-and-animated-titles-in-davinci-resolve MBS 6 5 2015

Two new tutorials from the Ripple barn, secondary colour correction in Final Cut Pro X and how to build animated titles in DaVinci Resolve.

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FCP Tutorials Wed, 06 May 2015 08:19:02 +0000
Editing a promo in Final Cut Pro X - Lessons learned https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1658-promo-edit-lessons-learned https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1658-promo-edit-lessons-learned promo fcpx adam banner

Adam Scholes was given the task of editing a promo for the Canadian series Canada's Smartest Person. Although the show was cut on Avid, he turned to FCPX to get the job done. Here are the lessons he learned.

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Articles Tue, 05 May 2015 11:58:44 +0000
The free plugin Timecode gives editors a large timecode display in Final Cut Pro X https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1657-timecode https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1657-timecode timecode fcpx fx factory

A large timecode window has been on many FCPX editor's wish lists for a long time. The wait is over. Timecode is a free plugin for Final Cut Pro X that gives a resizable floating timecode readout. 

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FCP News Sun, 03 May 2015 09:29:20 +0000
Sam Mestman presents Final Cut Pro 10.2 at the Los Angeles Creative Pro User Group https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1656-sam-mestman-presents-final-cut-pro-10-2-at-the-los-angeles-creative-pro-user-group https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1656-sam-mestman-presents-final-cut-pro-10-2-at-the-los-angeles-creative-pro-user-group sam mestman fcpx lacpug

Sam Mestman presents Final Cut Pro 10.2 at the Los Angeles Creative Pro User Group. New features, third party plugins and of course, 3D text.

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FCP News Thu, 30 Apr 2015 20:41:14 +0000
A double dose of 3D text tutorials in Motion and Final Cut Pro X https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1655-a-double-dose-of-3d-text-tutorials-in-motion-and-final-cut-pro-x https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1655-a-double-dose-of-3d-text-tutorials-in-motion-and-final-cut-pro-x MBS 28 4 2015

This week we have two tutorials on the great new 3D text that is available in Final Cut Pro X and Motion. The Ripple boys explain all.

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FCP Tutorials Thu, 30 Apr 2015 18:16:14 +0000
April Final Cut Pro X plugin roundup https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1654-april-final-cut-pro-x-plugin-roundup https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1654-april-final-cut-pro-x-plugin-roundup april FCPX plugin roundup

Although April is the month full of NAB news, the plugin developers out there have still been pumping out products. We take a look a the new plugins for FCPX. There just might be a coupon code as well!

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FCP News Tue, 28 Apr 2015 13:11:55 +0000
HOLODAD - A sci-fi feature-length family movie edited in Final Cut Pro X https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1653-holodad-a-sci-fi-feature-length-family-movie-edited-in-final-cut-pro-x https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1653-holodad-a-sci-fi-feature-length-family-movie-edited-in-final-cut-pro-x Holodad fcpx 01

We all now know that FCPX can edit Hollywood feature films, but the tools it provides are there for every production, large or small. Holodad is a science fiction film made on a budget, but big on the special effects. It has also been made a Kickstarter Staff Pick.

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Articles Mon, 27 Apr 2015 14:04:40 +0000
Award winning advertising agency 72andSunny combines Cantemo Portal and Final Cut Pro X https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1652-award-winning-advertising-agency-72andsunny-combines-cantemo-portal-and-final-cut-pro-x https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1652-award-winning-advertising-agency-72andsunny-combines-cantemo-portal-and-final-cut-pro-x Cantemo Portal 72andsunny FCPX

We feature users stories on FCP.co that are small and large. This is a large one! Award winning adverting agency 72andSunny look after brands such as adidas, ESPN, Google, Starbucks and Samsung with Cantemo Portal and Final Cut Pro X.

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FCP Tutorials Thu, 23 Apr 2015 19:38:18 +0000
Looking at the new 3D Text and making masks in Final Cut Pro 10.2 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1651-looking-at-the-new-3d-text-and-making-masks-in-final-cut-pro-10-2 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1651-looking-at-the-new-3d-text-and-making-masks-in-final-cut-pro-10-2 MBS 21 4 2015

The guys are back from the pre 10.2 radio silence with a new episode of MacBreak Studio. This week they look at 3D text in FCPX, plus we look at a cool way to create masks.

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FCP Tutorials Tue, 21 Apr 2015 13:17:40 +0000
Free eBook compares Final Cut Pro X to Final Cut Pro 7 for speed https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1650-free-ebook-compares-final-cut-pro-x-to-final-cut-pro-7-for-speed https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1650-free-ebook-compares-final-cut-pro-x-to-final-cut-pro-7-for-speed compare FCPX FCP7 MacPro

Alex Snelling has just published a free eBook that compares editing with Final Cut Pro 7 on an old Mac Pro to FCPX on a new Mac Pro. So when somebody says to you why should they use FCPX rather than Final Cut Pro X, you now have a whole book of answers and statistics to quote them.  

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Articles Tue, 21 Apr 2015 11:10:01 +0000
Storage and expansion new product roundup at NAB 2015 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1649-storage-and-expansion-new-product-roundup-at-nab-2015 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1649-storage-and-expansion-new-product-roundup-at-nab-2015  nab 2015 storage Banner

We are back from NAB2015 with a disk full of interesting storage and expansion products. From the thin flash drives right up to the old Mac Pro sized new Mac Pro enclosure, there was a lot to see. 

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Articles Sun, 19 Apr 2015 18:49:31 +0000
NAB 2015 photographs from FCPX Guru Meetup, FCPWORKS presentations and The Supermeet https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1648-nab-2015-photographs-from-fcpx-guru-meetup-fcpworks-presentations-and-the-supermeet https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1648-nab-2015-photographs-from-fcpx-guru-meetup-fcpworks-presentations-and-the-supermeet photos from nab

It seemed to us that the big Final Cut Pro X news was actually happening off the show floor. Luckily we had our photographer there to cover the events. can you spot yourself?

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Articles Thu, 16 Apr 2015 11:15:23 +0000
FCPWORKS publish their presentation videos from NAB 2015 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1647-fcpworks-publish-their-presentation-videos-from-nab-2015 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1647-fcpworks-publish-their-presentation-videos-from-nab-2015 FCPWORKS Presentation NAB 2015

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

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Articles Tue, 14 Apr 2015 14:16:42 +0000
News from Blackmagic Design And AJA Video at NAB 2015 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1646-news-from-blackmagic-design-and-aja-video-at-nab-2015 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1646-news-from-blackmagic-design-and-aja-video-at-nab-2015 blackmagic NAB 2015 01

With all the news about the FCPX update, the NAB 2015 show floor got pushed out of the limelight. We were at both press conferences, so time to catch up.

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Articles Tue, 14 Apr 2015 12:07:45 +0000
Free Star Wars style Light Sabre, Blaster Bolts and Space Wipes plugins from two very young Final Cut Pro X fans https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1645-free-star-wars-style-light-sabre-baster-bolts-and-space-wipes-plugins-from-two-very-young-final-cut-pro-x-fans https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1645-free-star-wars-style-light-sabre-baster-bolts-and-space-wipes-plugins-from-two-very-young-final-cut-pro-x-fans light sabres fcpx

There are two stories here, three new FCPX plugins including Light Sabres, Blaster Bolts and Star Wars style wipes and the fact that the plugin writers are aged 10 and 12! 

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FCP News Tue, 14 Apr 2015 10:03:06 +0000
The trick to import Sony FS7 XAVC L files into Final Cut Pro X 10.2 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1644-the-trick-to-import-sony-fs7-xavc-l-files-into-final-cut-pro-x-10-2 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1644-the-trick-to-import-sony-fs7-xavc-l-files-into-final-cut-pro-x-10-2 FCPX XAVC L import

We published yesterday that Final Cut Pro X 10.2 would accept Sony FS7 XAVC L files without the need for the Sony XDCAM plugin. We were right, but there is one essential piece of information you need to know and one large 4K sized problem.

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FCP Tutorials Mon, 13 Apr 2015 22:24:55 +0000
New MacBreak Studio featuring Final Cut Pro 10.2, Motion 5.2, Compressor 4.2 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1643-new-macbreak-studio-featuring-final-cut-pro-10-2-motion-5-2-compressor-4-2 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1643-new-macbreak-studio-featuring-final-cut-pro-10-2-motion-5-2-compressor-4-2 macbreak studio 10 2

Ripple Training has just published a new episode featuring Final Cut Pro 10.2, Motion 5.2, Compressor 4.2

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FCP Tutorials Mon, 13 Apr 2015 17:06:29 +0000
Apple update Final Cut Pro X to 10.2, Motion to 5.2 and Compressor to 4.2 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1642-apple-update-final-cut-pro-x-to-10-2-motion-to-5-2-and-compressor-to-4-2 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1642-apple-update-final-cut-pro-x-to-10-2-motion-to-5-2-and-compressor-to-4-2 lime update banner new

Apple has released updates to Final Cut Pro X to version 10.2, Motion to version 5.2 and Compressor to version 4.2.  A lot of new eye-candy, some much needed new features and some large speed gains. Their 15th update to FCPX is still free and available for download now.

Apple update Final Cut Pro X to 10.2, Motion to 5.2 and Compressor to 4.2

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FCP News Sat, 11 Apr 2015 10:04:00 +0000
The 2015 PreNAB Editors Lounge panel https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1641-the-2015-prenab-editors-lounge-panel https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1641-the-2015-prenab-editors-lounge-panel PreNAB Editors lounge panel

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!

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Articles Sat, 11 Apr 2015 10:18:18 +0000
FiltrCutPro 12 retro plugins for FCPX from Light Leak Love https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1640-filtrcutpro-12-retro-plugins-for-fcpx-from-light-leak-love https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1640-filtrcutpro-12-retro-plugins-for-fcpx-from-light-leak-love FiltrCutPro fcpx banner

Normally a company that sells, well, a lot of light leaks, Light Leak Love has launched a pack of 12 instagram style filters for Final Cut Pro X. Called FiltrCutPro they are available for half price for today only, Friday the 10th of April 2015.

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Articles Thu, 09 Apr 2015 23:26:29 +0000
Edit in DaVinci Resolve the Final Cut Pro Way https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1639-edit-in-davinci-resolve-the-final-cut-pro-way https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1639-edit-in-davinci-resolve-the-final-cut-pro-way resolve fcp banner

Paul David Murray is an Apple certified editor & trainer and he also runs the FCP community in Berlin. He's released two tutorial videos on how to edit in DaVinci Resolve, from the Final Cut Pro editor's perspective.

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Articles Wed, 08 Apr 2015 21:56:06 +0000
Updates to Coremelt’s SliceX & TrackX and Digital Rebellion’s Pro Maintenance Tools https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1638-updates-to-coremelt-s-slicex-trackx-and-digital-rebellion-s-pro-maintenance-tools https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1638-updates-to-coremelt-s-slicex-trackx-and-digital-rebellion-s-pro-maintenance-tools coremelt digital rebellion update nab 2015

Two updates as we head towards NAB. CoreMelt has released a free update to SliceX and TrackX with new plugins and Digital Rebellion's Pro Maintenance Tools can now fix more FCPX Event & XML problems.

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FCP News Wed, 08 Apr 2015 06:09:11 +0000
Editing Comedy on FCPX: A troubled journey https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1637-editing-comedy-on-fcpx-a-troubled-journey https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1637-editing-comedy-on-fcpx-a-troubled-journey TSU FCPX Banner

We have had many Final Cut Pro X user stories here on FCP.co across many genres, feature films, sport and episodic programming to name a few. One area we haven't covered is comedy, that is until now. Nuno Bernardo from beActive entertainment tells us how the TV3 documentary 'The Stand Ups' was cut on FCPX. 

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Articles Mon, 06 Apr 2015 19:43:00 +0000
How Final Cut Pro X helped set the skinny dipping world record https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1636-how-final-cut-pro-x-helped-set-the-skinny-dipping-world-record https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1636-how-final-cut-pro-x-helped-set-the-skinny-dipping-world-record skinny dip fcpx banner1

Did we ever think that we would write a headline that included naked swimming and Final Cut Pro X? No we didn't, but this story from Matt Holder gave us the ideal opportunity to do exactly that.  Essential reading if you shoot and edit quick turnaround edits for social media. An FCPX user story au naturel!

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Articles Wed, 01 Apr 2015 22:31:03 +0000
Idustrial Revolution release the $49 plugin template pack XEffects Sports Graphics for Final Cut Pro X https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1635-idustrial-revolution-release-the-49-plugin-template-pack-xeffects-sports-graphics-for-final-cut-pro-x https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1635-idustrial-revolution-release-the-49-plugin-template-pack-xeffects-sports-graphics-for-final-cut-pro-x xeffects sports graphics fcpx

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.

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Articles Tue, 31 Mar 2015 18:55:26 +0000
Two new FCPX plugins and a big speed boost to an old favourite skin smoother https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1634-two-new-fcpx-plugins-and-a-big-speed-boost-to-an-old-favourite-skin-smoother https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1634-two-new-fcpx-plugins-and-a-big-speed-boost-to-an-old-favourite-skin-smoother march three new plugins

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.

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FCP News Fri, 27 Mar 2015 11:02:45 +0000
FCPWORKS publish details about their Final Cut Pro X presentations at NAB 2015 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1633-fcpworks-publish-details-about-their-final-cut-pro-x-presentations-at-nab-2015 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1633-fcpworks-publish-details-about-their-final-cut-pro-x-presentations-at-nab-2015 fcpworks event NAB 2015

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! 

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FCP News Wed, 25 Mar 2015 11:42:02 +0000
Learn Final Cut Pro X 10.1.4 in German with this new €13 Ebook https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1632-learn-final-cut-pro-x-10-1-4-in-german-with-this-new-13-ebook https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1632-learn-final-cut-pro-x-10-1-4-in-german-with-this-new-13-ebook FCPX EBOOK german

Berlin based trainer and writer Gabriele Weßling has just published a €12-90 Ebook in German on Final Cut Pro X 10.1.4.

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FCP News Tue, 24 Mar 2015 13:03:49 +0000
Forget You Not - Shot by Nikon on a D7200, edited and graded in Final Cut Pro X https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1631-forget-you-not-shot-by-nikon-on-a-d7200-edited-and-graded-in-final-cut-pro-x https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1631-forget-you-not-shot-by-nikon-on-a-d7200-edited-and-graded-in-final-cut-pro-x Nikon forget you not fcpx

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.

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FCP News Mon, 23 Mar 2015 11:42:09 +0000
Replay the Light Iron Focus event https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1629-replay-the-light-iron-focus-event https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1629-replay-the-light-iron-focus-event light-iron event fcpx

Couldn't make it to Los Angeles for the recent Light Iron event where the the directors and editor of Focus talked about how they made the film on Final Cut Pro X? The recordings from the sessions are now online.

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Articles Fri, 20 Mar 2015 02:16:00 +0000
Two new Thunderbolt 2 products from JMR https://www.fcp.co/hardware-and-software/pro/1630-two-new-thunderbolt-2-products-from-jmr https://www.fcp.co/hardware-and-software/pro/1630-two-new-thunderbolt-2-products-from-jmr jmr lightening NAB

What happens when you cross a Mac Pro with a RAID and a breakout box? The answer? The new Lightning Quad Tower from JMR

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Pro Thu, 19 Mar 2015 08:34:57 +0000
MotionVFX release the $49 plugin pack mTransition Light https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1628-motionvfx-release-the-49-plugin-pack-mtransition-light https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1628-motionvfx-release-the-49-plugin-pack-mtransition-light mtransition light fcpx

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.

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FCP News Wed, 18 Mar 2015 15:16:10 +0000
Why segmented growing files do not work in Final Cut Pro X https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1627-why-segmented-growing-files-do-not-work-in-final-cut-pro-x https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1627-why-segmented-growing-files-do-not-work-in-final-cut-pro-x EVS FCPX banner

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.

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Articles Mon, 16 Mar 2015 04:40:05 +0000
The big March Final Cut Pro X plugin roundup https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1626-the-big-march-final-cut-pro-x-plugin-roundup https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1626-the-big-march-final-cut-pro-x-plugin-roundup march fcpx plugin roundup

It has been a while since we did a Final Cut Pro X plugin roundup, so let's get cracking with a look at the new and updated products that have been released over the last few of weeks.

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FCP News Fri, 13 Mar 2015 09:26:30 +0000
How the Hollywood feature film Focus was edited on Final Cut Pro X Part Two https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1622-how-the-hollywood-feature-film-focus-was-edited-on-final-cut-pro-x-part-two https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1622-how-the-hollywood-feature-film-focus-was-edited-on-final-cut-pro-x-part-two We are very pleased to publish part two of the story of how the Hollywood feature film Focus was cut on Final Cut Pro X.

This time we concentrate on how it was used and how the Libraries, Events and Projects were set up. Exactly how did Jan Kovac edit? What keyboard and control surfaces did he use? How did he trim? (Yes we asked that dynamic trimming question!) And the biggest job of all, how did he and his team keep everything organised?

We finish off with what Jan Kovac the Editor and the Directors Glenn Ficarra & John Requa liked about FCPX, what they didn’t like and some good ideas for the future.

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Articles Tue, 10 Mar 2015 11:25:00 +0000
FCPX Creative Summit announced June 26-28 2015, Santa Clara, California https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1625-fcpx-creative-summit-announced-june-26-28-2015-santa-clara-california https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1625-fcpx-creative-summit-announced-june-26-28-2015-santa-clara-california fcpx creative summit

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.

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Articles Mon, 09 Mar 2015 16:41:57 +0000
Accusys A16T2 shared Thunderbolt RAID- The most exciting hardware news this year! https://www.fcp.co/hardware-and-software/pro/1624-accusys-a16t2-shared-thunderbolt-raid-the-most-exciting-hardware-news-this-year https://www.fcp.co/hardware-and-software/pro/1624-accusys-a16t2-shared-thunderbolt-raid-the-most-exciting-hardware-news-this-year accusys thunderbolt raid

We are pretty excited about this one. After a few years of wishing this product existed, Accusys will be demonstrating the first shared RAID storage unit using Thunderbolt at NAB. This is the most interesting piece of hardware news this year!

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Pro Mon, 09 Mar 2015 11:06:19 +0000
New $25 'DaVinci Resolve 11 Basics' set of tutorials from Explenite https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1623-new-25-davinci-resolve-11-basics-set-of-tutorials-from-explenite https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1623-new-25-davinci-resolve-11-basics-set-of-tutorials-from-explenite explenite davinci resolve

Explenite, a new tutorial producer has just released a set of tutorials for Blackmagic Design's DaVinci Resolve. They cover the basics and multi-NLE round tripping for $25.

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Articles Mon, 09 Mar 2015 09:34:10 +0000
Import a 'To Do' list with MarkX into Final Cut Pro X https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1621-import-a-to-do-list-with-markx-into-final-cut-pro-x https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1621-import-a-to-do-list-with-markx-into-final-cut-pro-x MarkX FCPX

Convert a timecoded 'to do' list into 'to do' markers in Final Cut Pro X with MarkX from Victor Gusev. A handy way to get those notes from the director back into FCPX, this application has a rather cool trick up its sleeve.

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FCP News Thu, 05 Mar 2015 08:14:29 +0000
Final Cut Library Manager is one year old today - 25% off for 24 hours! https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1620-final-cut-library-manager-is-one-year-old-today-25-off-for-24-hours https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1620-final-cut-library-manager-is-one-year-old-today-25-off-for-24-hours Final Cut Library Manager 1 year FCPX

The very clever application Final Cut Library Manager is a year old today, Wednesday 4th March 2015. To celebrate, Arctic Whiteness are offering 25% off the already inexpensive companion app for Final Cut Pro X.

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FCP News Tue, 03 Mar 2015 21:34:19 +0000
How the Hollywood feature film Focus was edited on Final Cut Pro X Part One https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1617-how-the-hollywood-feature-film-focus-was-edited-on-final-cut-pro-x-part-one https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1617-how-the-hollywood-feature-film-focus-was-edited-on-final-cut-pro-x-part-one From convincing the Hollywood Studio to use FCPX, to how the movie was actually edited right down to keywords and trimming, we publish our biggest Final Cut Pro X article so far.

This is not just a cut and paste from the Apple article, we have new interviews, new pictures and most importantly, lots more detail.

With unique access to the Editor Jan Kovac, the Directors Glenn Ficarra, & John Requa, Light Iron CEO Michael Cioni, Technology Consultant Sam Mestman and First Assistant Editor Mike Matzdorff, we follow the groundbreaking story of the post production of Focus on Final Cut Pro X.

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Articles Mon, 02 Mar 2015 12:09:00 +0000
Building a slideshow in Final Cut Pro X faster than you can watch the result https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1618-building-a-slideshow-in-final-cut-pro-x-faster-than-you-can-watch-the-result https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1618-building-a-slideshow-in-final-cut-pro-x-faster-than-you-can-watch-the-result quick fcpx slideshow

So just how fast can you build a slideshow in Final Cut Pro X? Doug Suiter from FCPXposure shows us, just don't blink! Plus we run through some free and commercial FCPX plugins that help to build an good looking slideshow.

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FCP Tutorials Mon, 02 Mar 2015 10:01:26 +0000
Mike Matzdorff's FCPX feature film workflow book now available to download https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1616-mike-matzdorff-s-fcpx-feature-film-workflow-book-now-available-to-download https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1616-mike-matzdorff-s-fcpx-feature-film-workflow-book-now-available-to-download  

You might have seen him talk about it online, now you can buy it. Mike Maztdorff's Final Cut Pro X workflow book from his experiences on working on the Hollywood feature film Focus is now available.

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FCP News Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:52:50 +0000
Standby for two detailed articles on how the Hollywood feature film Focus was cut on Final Cut Pro X https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1615-standby-for-two-detailed-articles-on-how-the-hollywood-feature-film-focus-was-cut-on-final-cut-pro-x https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1615-standby-for-two-detailed-articles-on-how-the-hollywood-feature-film-focus-was-cut-on-final-cut-pro-x focus tease

So the NDAs have been lifted and Apple has published an 'In Action' case study about Focus. We have been working behind the scenes too and have a couple of articles to publish very shortly. We dig deep into the reasons for using FCPX, the workflow and the benefits.

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Articles Thu, 26 Feb 2015 08:12:35 +0000
Colour correction wheels and curves in Final Cut Pro X with the new $99 Color Finale plugin https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1614-colour-correction-wheels-and-curves-in-final-cut-pro-x-with-the-new-99-color-finale-plugin https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1614-colour-correction-wheels-and-curves-in-final-cut-pro-x-with-the-new-99-color-finale-plugin color finale Banner 2

Denver Riddle at Color Grading Central has been teasing us with screen grabs of his Color Finale plugin for Final Cut Pro X. Well today is the launch day and if that's not enough we also have a coupon code for $20 off the purchase price. Excited?

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FCP News Mon, 23 Feb 2015 22:41:27 +0000
Building a night sky in Motion, adding a multicam angle in FCPX and smoothing skin in DaVinci Resolve https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1613-building-a-night-sky-in-motion-adding-a-multicam-angle-in-fcpx-and-smoothing-skin-in-davinci-resolve https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1613-building-a-night-sky-in-motion-adding-a-multicam-angle-in-fcpx-and-smoothing-skin-in-davinci-resolve MBS Feb 24 2015

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!

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FCP Tutorials Mon, 23 Feb 2015 22:32:25 +0000
G-Technology display a new range of rugged drives and bump the G-RAID to Thunderbolt 2 and 16TB https://www.fcp.co/hardware-and-software/1612-g-technology-display-a-new-range-of-rugged-drives-and-bump-the-g-raid-to-thunderbolt-2-and-16tb https://www.fcp.co/hardware-and-software/1612-g-technology-display-a-new-range-of-rugged-drives-and-bump-the-g-raid-to-thunderbolt-2-and-16tb GTECH BVE 2015

On the eve of the BVE in London, G-Technology has announced it will be showing their new range of rugged drives and a welcome Thunderbolt 2 update to the popular G-RAID.

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Hardware & Software Mon, 23 Feb 2015 20:30:02 +0000
Light Iron present a special FCPX case study presentation in Los Angeles on the movie Focus https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1611-light-iron-present-a-special-fcpx-case-study-presentation-in-los-angeles-on-the-movie-focus https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1611-light-iron-present-a-special-fcpx-case-study-presentation-in-los-angeles-on-the-movie-focus focus lightiron

What's the hottest ticket in Hollywood? Now that the Oscars are over it has to be Light Iron's special presentation about Focus, the feature film cut on FCPX.

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Articles Mon, 23 Feb 2015 19:52:35 +0000
FCP.co readers meetup on the Softron stand E25 at BVE Expo Wednesday 25th February at 4PM https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1610-fcp-co-readers-meetup-on-the-softron-stand-e25-at-bve-expo-wednesday-25th-february-at-4pm https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1610-fcp-co-readers-meetup-on-the-softron-stand-e25-at-bve-expo-wednesday-25th-february-at-4pm BVE 2015 softron

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!

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Articles Mon, 23 Feb 2015 09:57:08 +0000
The 2015 Oscar nominated editors for Best Film Editing talk about the art of feature film cutting https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1609-the-2015-oscar-nominated-editors-for-best-film-editing-talk-about-the-art-of-feature-film-cutting https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1609-the-2015-oscar-nominated-editors-for-best-film-editing-talk-about-the-art-of-feature-film-cutting moviola oscars

On the day of the 2015 Oscar presentation ceremony, wouldn't it be good to watch an interview with all the nominees for the Best Film Editing award? The American Cinema Editors (ACE) and Moviola have very kindly published this hour and a half discussion recorded on Saturday featuring those editors in a Q&A session.

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Articles Sun, 22 Feb 2015 20:45:19 +0000
The big fat February Final Cut Pro X tutorial roundup https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1608-the-big-fat-february-final-cut-pro-x-tutorial-roundup https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1608-the-big-fat-february-final-cut-pro-x-tutorial-roundup feb 2015 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.

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FCP Tutorials Thu, 19 Feb 2015 12:27:03 +0000
Managing sound effects and batch renaming in FCPX plus fixing multiple light sources in Resolve https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1607-managing-sound-effects-and-batch-renaming-in-fcpx-plus-fixing-multiple-light-sources-in-resolve https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1607-managing-sound-effects-and-batch-renaming-in-fcpx-plus-fixing-multiple-light-sources-in-resolve MBS Feb 17 2015

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.

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FCP Tutorials Tue, 17 Feb 2015 11:55:40 +0000
Fix interview audio issues in Final Cut Pro X with the Magnetic Stereo plugin from CrumplePop https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1606-fix-interview-audio-issues-in-final-cut-pro-x-with-the-magnetic-stereo-plugin-from-crumplepop https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1606-fix-interview-audio-issues-in-final-cut-pro-x-with-the-magnetic-stereo-plugin-from-crumplepop magnetic stereo fcpx crumplepop

Do you use a stereo microphone when recording interviews and get a wandering audio image in FCPX? This new plugin from CrumplePop centres your audio automatically.

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FCP News Tue, 17 Feb 2015 11:01:00 +0000
Taking hyperlapses to a new level with Dubai Flow Motion https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1605-taking-hyperlapses-to-a-new-level-with-dubai-flow-motion https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1605-taking-hyperlapses-to-a-new-level-with-dubai-flow-motion dubai flow motion

Standby for three minutes of incredible video. Rob Whitworth takes hyperlapses to a new level (quite literally) in this not to be missed Vimeo video. 

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Articles Tue, 17 Feb 2015 00:10:57 +0000
Podcasts, film workflows and NAB 2015 from Sam Mestman https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1604-podcasts-film-workflows-and-nab-2015-from-sam-mestman https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1604-podcasts-film-workflows-and-nab-2015-from-sam-mestman mestman podcast NAB 2015

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.

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Articles Thu, 12 Feb 2015 12:13:56 +0000
FDPTraining gets your Final Cut Pro X media and Library organised for $4.99 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1603-fdptraining-gets-your-final-cut-pro-x-media-and-library-organised-for-4-99 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1603-fdptraining-gets-your-final-cut-pro-x-media-and-library-organised-for-4-99 FDPtraining Banner

Brandan Fisher from FDPTraining likes organisation in his FCPX projects. In fact he likes organising so much, he's offering his 'Template Library' with colour coded folders to everybody for $4.99.

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FCP Tutorials Thu, 12 Feb 2015 09:49:07 +0000
Affinity Photo - Why we are keeping an eye on this possible Photoshop replacement https://www.fcp.co/hardware-and-software/1602-affinity-photo-why-we-are-keeping-an-eye-on-this-possible-photoshop-replacement https://www.fcp.co/hardware-and-software/1602-affinity-photo-why-we-are-keeping-an-eye-on-this-possible-photoshop-replacement affinity photo beta

We have been trying out the Affinity Photo Beta over the last few days and we are impressed. It looks and feels like Photoshop, but it's built with new fast code and will be an outright purchase when launched.

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Hardware & Software Wed, 11 Feb 2015 10:00:09 +0000
Wrapping streaks and light reveals in Motion and round tripping with Resolve and FCPX https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1601-wrapping-streaks-and-light-reveals-in-motion-and-round-tripping-with-resolve-and-fcpx https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1601-wrapping-streaks-and-light-reveals-in-motion-and-round-tripping-with-resolve-and-fcpx MBS Feb 10 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.

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FCP Tutorials Tue, 10 Feb 2015 10:43:26 +0000
The Top Ten Final Cut Pro X Multicam Editing Tips https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1600-the-top-ten-final-cut-pro-x-multicam-editing-tips https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1600-the-top-ten-final-cut-pro-x-multicam-editing-tips top ten fcpx multicam editing tips

One of the best features in FCPX is multi camera editing. It takes seconds to sync up footage and start cutting, but there are things that you can do to before and during editing to make the task easier. Here's ten top tips!

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Articles Sun, 08 Feb 2015 22:59:19 +0000
YouTube testing user switchable multicam playback on videos https://www.fcp.co/hardware-and-software/1599-youtube-testing-user-switchable-multicam-playback-on-videos https://www.fcp.co/hardware-and-software/1599-youtube-testing-user-switchable-multicam-playback-on-videos youtube multicam banner2

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. 

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Hardware & Software Fri, 06 Feb 2015 10:11:28 +0000
The Mac Pro and Final Cut Pro X one year on. What has changed? https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1595-the-mac-pro-and-final-cut-pro-x-one-year-on-what-has-changed https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1595-the-mac-pro-and-final-cut-pro-x-one-year-on-what-has-changed MacPro FCPX banner

The Mac Pro and the 10.1 update to Final Cut Pro X are now over a year old. So using the same jobs as benchmarks, how far have we come with the combination?

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Articles Thu, 05 Feb 2015 11:11:00 +0000
Red Giant upgrades all their colour correction plugins - big speed bumps with FCPX https://www.fcp.co/hardware-and-software/pro/1598-red-giant-upgrades-all-their-colour-correction-plugins-big-speed-bumps-with-fcpx https://www.fcp.co/hardware-and-software/pro/1598-red-giant-upgrades-all-their-colour-correction-plugins-big-speed-bumps-with-fcpx Red Giant update

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.

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Pro Tue, 03 Feb 2015 23:50:47 +0000
Will these features in iMovie make their way into Final Cut Pro X? https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1597-will-these-features-in-imovie-make-their-way-into-final-cut-pro-x https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1597-will-these-features-in-imovie-make-their-way-into-final-cut-pro-x imovie FCPX

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.

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Articles Tue, 03 Feb 2015 22:31:22 +0000
Sweeping the camera and animating data streams in Motion plus making skies pop in Final Cut Pro X https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1596-sweeping-the-camera-and-animating-data-files-in-motion-plus-making-skies-pop-in-final-cut-pro-x https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1596-sweeping-the-camera-and-animating-data-files-in-motion-plus-making-skies-pop-in-final-cut-pro-x MBS Feb 3 2015

A whole range of subjects for this week's Ripple tutorials. Two from Mark on Motion and one from Steve with FCPX. All without an ELO gag too. (We were tempted but these tutorials came out of the blue.)

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FCP Tutorials Tue, 03 Feb 2015 21:26:26 +0000
4K timelapses & hyperlapses documenting the two year construction of the Leadenhall Building https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1594-4k-timelapses-hyperlapses-documenting-the-two-year-construction-of-the-leadenhall-building https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1594-4k-timelapses-hyperlapses-documenting-the-two-year-construction-of-the-leadenhall-building leadenhall FCPX4k timelapse

This short film shows the construction of the Leadenhall Building in London. 2 years and 8 terabytes of 5K & 7K timelapses/hyperlapses all edited (in the end) on Final Cut Pro X then published at 4K resolution. A stunning FCPX user story.

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Articles Wed, 28 Jan 2015 12:09:53 +0000
10 free plugins from CoreMelt on the Mac App Store https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1593-core-melt-free-templates https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1593-core-melt-free-templates coremelt free plugins

Everybody loves free plugins and yes, we will bring back #freeeffectfriday soon. In the meantime, CoreMelt has just published these free effects online. (Ok we corrected it, it should really be 10 plugins.)

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FCP News Tue, 27 Jan 2015 12:53:29 +0000
MacBreak Studio Episode 300 - Dynamic trimming in FCPX and FCP7! https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1592-macbreak-studio-episode-300-dynamic-trimming-in-fcpx-and-fcp7 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1592-macbreak-studio-episode-300-dynamic-trimming-in-fcpx-and-fcp7 MBS 300 dynamic trimming fcpx

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.

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FCP Tutorials Tue, 27 Jan 2015 12:51:06 +0000
Output batches of clips from Final Cut Pro X storylines with PrimariesExporter https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1591-output-batches-of-clips-from-final-cut-pro-x-storylines-with-primariesexporter https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1591-output-batches-of-clips-from-final-cut-pro-x-storylines-with-primariesexporter primaries exporter fcpx

Attention filmmakers, this is going to save you a lot of time. The new application PrimariesExporter lets editors export sets of clips with synced audio and effects from the primary storyline in FCPX. All with just a few clicks. 

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FCP News Mon, 26 Jan 2015 09:57:21 +0000
AJA and Blackmagic Design update their video drivers https://www.fcp.co/hardware-and-software/pro/1590-aja-and-blackmagic-design-update-their-video-drivers https://www.fcp.co/hardware-and-software/pro/1590-aja-and-blackmagic-design-update-their-video-drivers aja blackmagic driver updates

On the same day both AJA and Blackmagic Design published new drivers for their video I/O devices. Just a tweak for BMD, but a new unified driver across products for AJA.

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Pro Fri, 23 Jan 2015 10:44:23 +0000
Faster stabilisation in FCPX with the FXPlug 3 update to Coremelt's Lock and Load plugin https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1589-faster-stabilisation-in-fcpx-with-the-fxplug-3-update-to-coremelt-s-lock-and-load-plugin https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1589-faster-stabilisation-in-fcpx-with-the-fxplug-3-update-to-coremelt-s-lock-and-load-plugin loc and load fcpx update fxplug3

Coremelt's Lock and Load has just got a big update. Faster stabilisation with FxPlug3 and compatibility with 4K footage from different cameras.

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FCP News Thu, 22 Jan 2015 13:07:35 +0000
The Final Cut Pro X compound clip conundrum https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1588-the-final-cut-pro-x-compound-clip-conundrum https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1588-the-final-cut-pro-x-compound-clip-conundrum macbreak studio jan 22 FCPX

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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?

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FCP Tutorials Thu, 22 Jan 2015 12:03:28 +0000
Logic Pro X updated to 10.1 https://www.fcp.co/hardware-and-software/1586-logic-pro-x-updated-to-10-1 https://www.fcp.co/hardware-and-software/1586-logic-pro-x-updated-to-10-1 Logic Pro X 10.1

A large update to Logic Pro X to version 10.1 from Apple. No new features for FCPX interoperability, but you'll be happy if you like drumming and mellotrons

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Hardware & Software Thu, 22 Jan 2015 08:44:58 +0000
Budget LUT cinema style colour correction from Rocket Rooster https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1585-budget-lut-cinema-style-colour-correction-from-rocket-rooster https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1585-budget-lut-cinema-style-colour-correction-from-rocket-rooster rocket rooster LUTS

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.

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FCP News Wed, 21 Jan 2015 11:34:37 +0000
New FCPX interoperability added in the 11.1.4 update to Blackmagic Design's DaVinci Resolve https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1584-new-fcpx-interoperability-added-in-the-11-1-4-update-to-blackmagic-design-s-davinci-resolve https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1584-new-fcpx-interoperability-added-in-the-11-1-4-update-to-blackmagic-design-s-davinci-resolve resolve 11 Jan update

With all the news about hyperlapses last week, we overlooked the update of Blackmagic Design's DaVinci Resolve to 11.1.4. Some new interoperability in there for us FCPX editors.

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FCP News Tue, 20 Jan 2015 15:10:07 +0000
Tutorial: Creating hyperlapses with Final Cut Pro X https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1583-tutorial-creating-hyperlases-with-final-cut-pro-x https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1583-tutorial-creating-hyperlases-with-final-cut-pro-x hyperlapse tutorial fcpx

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?

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FCP Tutorials Mon, 19 Jan 2015 12:52:54 +0000
“Watchtower of Turkey” a stunning piece of cinematic editing and sound design created in Final Cut Pro X, gets nominated Best of Vimeo 2014 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1582-watchtower-of-turkey-a-stunning-piece-of-cinematic-editing-and-sound-design-created-in-final-cut-pro-x-gets-nominated-best-of-vimeo-2014 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1582-watchtower-of-turkey-a-stunning-piece-of-cinematic-editing-and-sound-design-created-in-final-cut-pro-x-gets-nominated-best-of-vimeo-2014 FCPX Watchtower of Turkey

We are very pleased to publish the story of how the wonderful short film 'Watchtower of Turkey' was made. Nominated as Best Video of 2014 on Vimeo, Final Cut Pro X provided all the tools for Leonardo Dalessandri to produce a spectacular and inspirational piece of work. 

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Articles Wed, 14 Jan 2015 22:03:27 +0000
The Final Cut Pro X User Stories of 2014 - Part Two https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1581-the-final-cut-pro-x-user-stories-of-2014-part-two https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1581-the-final-cut-pro-x-user-stories-of-2014-part-two 2014 FCPX user stories 2

As promised, we return with the second part of our look back at the Final Cut Pro X user stories of 2014. It all got very interesting, very tekkie and very, very creative.

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Articles Tue, 13 Jan 2015 22:40:19 +0000
Syncing up rushes with audio & making multiple take voiceovers in FCPX and a rack focus effect in Motion https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1580-syncing-up-rushes-with-audio-making-multiple-take-voiceovers-in-fcpx-and-a-rack-focus-effect-in-motion https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1580-syncing-up-rushes-with-audio-making-multiple-take-voiceovers-in-fcpx-and-a-rack-focus-effect-in-motion ripple tutorial updte 13 jan 2015

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.

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FCP Tutorials Tue, 13 Jan 2015 21:18:46 +0000
New low cost Media Management Hub from axle Video publishes your video assets for browser based access https://www.fcp.co/hardware-and-software/pro/1579-new-low-cost-media-management-hub-from-axle-video-publishes-your-video-assets-for-browser-based-access https://www.fcp.co/hardware-and-software/pro/1579-new-low-cost-media-management-hub-from-axle-video-publishes-your-video-assets-for-browser-based-access axle media management hub fcpx

At CES in Las Vegas, axle Video announced Drive - a new low cost product that gives producers and editors remote access to media assets via a web browser. Could this be a cheap and secure way of getting online approval of productions?

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Pro Fri, 09 Jan 2015 00:27:50 +0000
Clip Exporter for FCPX updated to 2.0.3 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1578-clip-exporter-for-fcpx-updated-to-2-0-3 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1578-clip-exporter-for-fcpx-updated-to-2-0-3 clip exporter 2 0 3 fcpx

The development of Clip Exporter continues. The tool for extracting used sections of clips in Final Cut Pro X has got an update and some new features accompany the publishing of a second version.

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FCP News Thu, 08 Jan 2015 22:14:08 +0000
Consolidation and hard links to media in Final Cut Pro X https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1577-consolidation-and-hard-links-to-media-in-final-cut-pro-x https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1577-consolidation-and-hard-links-to-media-in-final-cut-pro-x MBS FCPX 6 1 2015

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?

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FCP Tutorials Tue, 06 Jan 2015 23:24:49 +0000
Testing the ExaSAN A08S3-PS RAID Array https://www.fcp.co/hardware-and-software/1576-testing-the-exasan-a08s3-ps-raid-array https://www.fcp.co/hardware-and-software/1576-testing-the-exasan-a08s3-ps-raid-array exasan banner fcpx 1

We featured Andrew Gormley's review on the Promise Pegasus R4 back in 2013. In this new review, he takes a look at the bigger and faster ExaSAN A08S3-PS RAID Array.

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Hardware & Software Mon, 05 Jan 2015 23:38:42 +0000
The Final Cut Pro X User Stories of 2014 - Part One https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1575-the-final-cut-pro-x-user-stories-of-2014-part-one https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1575-the-final-cut-pro-x-user-stories-of-2014-part-one 2014 FCPX user stories

We take a look back at the Final Cut Pro X user stories we posted during 2014 on FCP.co. The year started early with 10.1 and the new Mac Pro, high profile jobs and announcements over the Summer and finished off with some very creative examples of FCPX in action at the end. Enjoy a jolly good read, we did!

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Articles Sun, 04 Jan 2015 21:47:55 +0000
Changing FCPX titles in bulk and flying text around an object in 3D with Motion https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1574-changing-fcpx-titles-in-bulk-and-flying-text-around-an-object-in-3d-with-motion https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1574-changing-fcpx-titles-in-bulk-and-flying-text-around-an-object-in-3d-with-motion MBS 23 12 2014

We have official confirmation that there is no new MacBreak Studio today. No need to worry, we still have Steve and Mark's five minutes of wisdom each.

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FCP Tutorials Tue, 23 Dec 2014 15:08:27 +0000
Using your iPad as a second Final Cut Pro X display with the $10 Duet app https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1573-using-your-ipad-as-a-second-final-cut-pro-x-display-with-the-10-duet-app https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1573-using-your-ipad-as-a-second-final-cut-pro-x-display-with-the-10-duet-app Duet display fcpx banner

Use an iPad as a second display with Final Cut Pro X? Sounded a great idea to Chris Roberts, so he thought he'd give the new $10 Duet app a go...

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FCP News Mon, 22 Dec 2014 12:45:06 +0000
Using multicam in Final Cut Pro X to edit the Bioneers 25th Anniversary Conference https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1572-using-multicam-in-final-cut-pro-x-to-edit-the-bioneers-25th-anniversary-conference https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1572-using-multicam-in-final-cut-pro-x-to-edit-the-bioneers-25th-anniversary-conference bioneers main fcpx

Mark Spencer is a busy guy. Not only does he produce tutorials, appear on MacBreak Studio and write plugins for FCPX, he also edits! In this article he tells us how on a recent job he used a multicam workflow and Final Cut Pro X to get a conference post produced in minimum time. 

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Articles Fri, 19 Dec 2014 09:51:15 +0000
Old-school magic in FCPX : a breath-taking combination https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1571-old-school-magic-in-fcpx-a-breath-taking-combination https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1571-old-school-magic-in-fcpx-a-breath-taking-combination Clayton Jacobson FCPX banner2

What happens when you put Final Cut Pro X in the hands of a respected Director/Editor who has grown up with flat bed editors, in-camera effects and classic animation techniques, who has worked with Lightworks, Avid, classic FCP, Shake and Flame and who says (quote) he is “too lazy” to read manuals and to always learn the newest software?

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Articles Wed, 17 Dec 2014 12:04:34 +0000
Linking animations and making snow in Motion & a custom greetings card template in Final Cut pro X https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1570-linking-animations-and-making-snow-in-motion-a-custom-greetings-card-template-in-final-cut-pro-x https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1570-linking-animations-and-making-snow-in-motion-a-custom-greetings-card-template-in-final-cut-pro-x MBS dec 15

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.

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FCP Tutorials Tue, 16 Dec 2014 11:14:06 +0000
Boris FX acquires Mocha planar tracking company Imagineer Systems https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1569-boris-fx-acquires-mocha-planar-tracking-company-imagineer-systems https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1569-boris-fx-acquires-mocha-planar-tracking-company-imagineer-systems mocha boris fx 2 

In the first of what we can see of a few plugin manufacturer 'consolidations', long-time plugin developer Boris FX has acquired the makers of the popular Mocha planar tracker, Imagineer Systems Ltd.

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FCP News Tue, 16 Dec 2014 09:34:42 +0000
Arctic Whiteness updates Final Cut Library Manager to version 2.60 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1568-arctic-whiteness-updates-final-cut-library-manager-to-version-2-60 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1568-arctic-whiteness-updates-final-cut-library-manager-to-version-2-60 FCPLM 2 6

An update of Final Cut Library Manager to version 2.60. Bugs fixed, Yosemite compatibility and great new killer feature!

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FCP News Wed, 10 Dec 2014 15:31:43 +0000
Audio only crossfades & RED workflow in FCPX and exploding text in Motion https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1567-audio-only-crossfades-and-red-workflow-in-fcpx-and-exploding-text-in-motion https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1567-audio-only-crossfades-and-red-workflow-in-fcpx-and-exploding-text-in-motion MBS dec 8 FCPX

A complete mix of tutorials from Ripple this week. Heavyweight RED workflow from Steve and audio crossfades and exploding text with Motion from Mark.

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FCP Tutorials Mon, 08 Dec 2014 22:26:40 +0000
Rhythms of Life - A multiscreen live performance cut with Final Cut Pro X https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1566-rhythms-of-life-a-multiscreen-live-performance-cut-with-final-cut-pro-x https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1566-rhythms-of-life-a-multiscreen-live-performance-cut-with-final-cut-pro-x FCPX rhythms of life

A production in Australia used Final Cut Pro X to edit films for multiple screens in a live performance. Video, music, dancers and over 60 live cues in the show - how was it done?

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Articles Mon, 08 Dec 2014 19:55:00 +0000
Add icons and graphics with the $49 FCPX plugin Symbol Pop from Stupid Raisins https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1565-add-icons-and-graphics-with-the-49-fcpx-plugin-symbol-pop-from-stupid-raisins https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1565-add-icons-and-graphics-with-the-49-fcpx-plugin-symbol-pop-from-stupid-raisins symbolpop fcpx

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.

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FCP News Mon, 08 Dec 2014 12:59:01 +0000
December tutorial roundup for Final Cut Pro X https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1564-december-tutorial-roundup-for-final-cut-pro-x https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1564-december-tutorial-roundup-for-final-cut-pro-x fcpx dec tutorial roundup

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.

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FCP Tutorials Thu, 04 Dec 2014 14:47:29 +0000
Final Cut Pro X updated to 10.1.4 - MXF support and bug fixes https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1563-final-cut-pro-x-updated-to-10-1-4-mxf-support-and-bug-fixes https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1563-final-cut-pro-x-updated-to-10-1-4-mxf-support-and-bug-fixes fcpx 10.1.4 update

An update to FCPX brings native MXF import, editing and export along with bug fixes. Who says that Apple are not supporting pro users and broadcasters?

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FCP News Tue, 02 Dec 2014 22:35:48 +0000
Pro Video Formats 2.0 brings native MXF editing and OP1a export to Final Cut Pro X https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1562-pro-video-formats-2-0-brings-native-mxf-editing-and-op1a-export-to-final-cut-pro-x https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1562-pro-video-formats-2-0-brings-native-mxf-editing-and-op1a-export-to-final-cut-pro-x pro video formats

So, probably the answer to where Hamburg Pro Media's MXF code went to. This update brings native MXF to FCPX and OP1a export. Broadcasters are happy tonight.

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FCP News Tue, 02 Dec 2014 22:07:30 +0000
Storyboarding using placeholders in Final Cut Pro X Part 2 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1561-storyboarding-using-placeholders-in-final-cut-pro-x-part-2 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1561-storyboarding-using-placeholders-in-final-cut-pro-x-part-2 MBS 2 12 2014

Following on from last week's part one tutorial on storyboarding, Steve and Mark take a longer look at placeholders in this second tutorial.

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FCP Tutorials Tue, 02 Dec 2014 19:26:47 +0000
Keywords app lists all keywords from a Final Cut Pro X Project or Event XML https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1560-keywords-app-lists-all-keywords-from-a-final-cut-pro-x-project-or-event-xml https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1560-keywords-app-lists-all-keywords-from-a-final-cut-pro-x-project-or-event-xml keywords app fcpx

Ever wanted a complete list of keywords used in an FCPX Project or Event? This new $20 application will allow you to retrieve all keywords so that they can be used in other applications such as spreadsheets.

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FCP News Mon, 01 Dec 2014 19:10:52 +0000
Two new plugins from MotionVFX- mLUT and mCharacter 2 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1559-two-new-plugins-from-motionvfx-mlut-and-mcharacter-2 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1559-two-new-plugins-from-motionvfx-mlut-and-mcharacter-2 mlut mcharacter motionvfx

Two new sets of plugins from MotionVFX. One click movie look colour grading with mLUT and many creative animation options with mCharacter 2.

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FCP News Mon, 01 Dec 2014 17:47:54 +0000
Storyboarding and graduated filters in FCPX plus making 3D style photos in Motion https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1558-storyboarding-and-graduated-filters-in-fcpx-plus-making-3d-style-photos-in-motion https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1558-storyboarding-and-graduated-filters-in-fcpx-plus-making-3d-style-photos-in-motion ripple tutorial updte 6 november

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.

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FCP Tutorials Tue, 25 Nov 2014 07:18:43 +0000
Dutch National Broadcaster EO pairs Cantemo Portal with Final Cut Pro X https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1557-dutch-national-broadcaster-eo-pairs-cantemo-portal-with-final-cut-pro-x https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1557-dutch-national-broadcaster-eo-pairs-cantemo-portal-with-final-cut-pro-x EO

One of the first and an example that many other broadcasters will be watching closely. Dutch national broadcaster EO has integrated the digital asset manager Cantemo Portal with Final Cut Pro X. 

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Articles Mon, 24 Nov 2014 09:34:58 +0000
Red Giant Universe gets updated to Version 1.3 - Thirteen new tools added https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1556-red-giant-universe-gets-updated-to-version-1-3-thirteen-new-tools-added https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1556-red-giant-universe-gets-updated-to-version-1-3-thirteen-new-tools-added Red giant universe 1 3

We were slightly sceptical when Red Giant announced their ever growing pack of plugins called Universe. Well, it's just had a thumping update with a lot of new effects and is beginning to look like a good cross-platform plugin collection.

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FCP News Thu, 20 Nov 2014 15:40:12 +0000
FCPXGrill celebrates its 100th episode with a video edition https://www.fcp.co/?view=article&id=1555:fcpxgrill-celebrates-its-100th-episode-with-a-video-edition&catid=163 https://www.fcp.co/?view=article&id=1555:fcpxgrill-celebrates-its-100th-episode-with-a-video-edition&catid=163 FCPXGrill 100 episode

Chris Fenwick has been kicking out the FCPX podcasts on a regular basis. The 100th episode was an opportunity to do something different.

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draft Thu, 20 Nov 2014 13:28:31 +0000
Selecting 'tracks' and faking parallax in FCPX & whiteboard animations in Motion https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1554-selecting-tracks-and-faking-parallax-in-fcpx-whiteboard-animations-in-motion https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1554-selecting-tracks-and-faking-parallax-in-fcpx-whiteboard-animations-in-motion ripple tutorial updte 18 november

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.

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FCP Tutorials Wed, 19 Nov 2014 11:28:08 +0000
Our second Final Cut Pro X tutorial roundup for November https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1553-our-second-final-cut-pro-x-tutorial-roundup-for-november https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1553-our-second-final-cut-pro-x-tutorial-roundup-for-november November tutorial update 2

Just over halfway through November and we have enough free FCPX tutorials to populate a second roundup. Avoid crashing when relinking, choose audio handles, delete stock effects, make multiple range selections and colour correction with S-Log2. Will we make it to roundup 3?

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FCP Tutorials Mon, 17 Nov 2014 23:51:18 +0000
OS X Yosemite updated to 10.10.1 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1552-os-x-yosemite-updated-to-10-10-1 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1552-os-x-yosemite-updated-to-10-10-1 OSX Yosemite update 10 10 1

It might look like a few bug fixes, but an OS X update is still an update. Have they fixed the Wifi issues we wonder? 

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Articles Mon, 17 Nov 2014 22:37:20 +0000
Helping to fund the Los Angeles Creative Pro User Group's new projector Part II https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1551-helping-to-fund-the-los-angeles-creative-pro-user-group-s-new-projector-part-ii https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1551-helping-to-fund-the-los-angeles-creative-pro-user-group-s-new-projector-part-ii lacpug new projector 2

We have mentioned this worthy project before as you can see from the article below. However Michael Horton from the LACPUG has sent us some more information about their goal to fund and install their new projector.

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Articles Mon, 17 Nov 2014 10:39:59 +0000
Rick Young's Focal Easy Guide to Final Cut Pro X 2nd edition is published https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1550-rick-young-s-focal-easy-guide-to-final-cut-pro-x-2nd-edition-is-published https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1550-rick-young-s-focal-easy-guide-to-final-cut-pro-x-2nd-edition-is-published focal guide FCPX rick young 2

Rick had some unfortunate timing with his book release before, so it is good to see him getting his FCPX guide right up to date with a second edition.

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FCP News Thu, 13 Nov 2014 12:22:58 +0000
Replaying the November Virtual Final Cut Pro X User Group https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1549-replaying-the-november-virtual-final-cut-pro-x-user-group https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1549-replaying-the-november-virtual-final-cut-pro-x-user-group virtual FCPUG Nov

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.

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FCP News Wed, 12 Nov 2014 09:34:58 +0000
Helping to fund the Los Angeles Creative Pro User Group's new projector https://www.fcp.co/?view=article&id=1548:helping-to-fund-the-los-angeles-creative-pro-user-group-s-new-projector&catid=163 https://www.fcp.co/?view=article&id=1548:helping-to-fund-the-los-angeles-creative-pro-user-group-s-new-projector&catid=163 lacpug new projector

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.

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draft Tue, 11 Nov 2014 11:47:39 +0000
Retiming in FCPX, custom swooshes and recording audio on your iPhone https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1547-retiming-in-fcpx-custom-swooshes-and-recording-audio-on-your-iphone https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1547-retiming-in-fcpx-custom-swooshes-and-recording-audio-on-your-iphone ripple tutorial updte 11 nov

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.

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FCP Tutorials Tue, 11 Nov 2014 11:03:45 +0000
#On Set- Being a Cinematographer https://www.fcp.co/?view=article&id=1546:on-set-being-a-cinematographer&catid=158 https://www.fcp.co/?view=article&id=1546:on-set-being-a-cinematographer&catid=158 being a- cinematographer

We have to admit that this post has very little to do with Final Cut Pro. However, this Vimeo video has had us chuckling in the office this morning so we thought we would share.

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Render Fodder Tue, 11 Nov 2014 10:14:10 +0000
ClipExporter 2 for Final Cut Pro X released https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1545-clipexporter-2-for-final-cut-pro-x-released https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1545-clipexporter-2-for-final-cut-pro-x-released clip exporter 2 fcpx

Want to export a section from a clip (or clips) out of FCPX for use in another application? ClipExporter 2 is now live, new features and it's back on the Mac App Store. Thomas Szabo explains all.

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FCP News Mon, 10 Nov 2014 11:44:33 +0000
Blackmagic Design announce the release of Fusion 7 for free and Fusion 7 Studio at $995 https://www.fcp.co/hardware-and-software/pro/1544-blackmagic-design-announce-the-release-of-fusion-7-for-free-and-fusion-7-studio-at-995 https://www.fcp.co/hardware-and-software/pro/1544-blackmagic-design-announce-the-release-of-fusion-7-for-free-and-fusion-7-studio-at-995 blackmagic fusion windows

News on Fusion for the Mac updated

In a move that was't totally unexpected, Blackmagic Design has released two new versions of Fusion, one of which is free. The bad news? Only for windows at the moment, will that change at NAB?

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Pro Mon, 10 Nov 2014 09:49:50 +0000
Four new plugins for Final Cut Pro X, more light transitions and overlays https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1543-four-new-plugins-for-final-cut-pro-x-more-light-transitions-and-overlays https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1543-four-new-plugins-for-final-cut-pro-x-more-light-transitions-and-overlays nov plugin roundup

Four sets of plugins have been released for Final Cut Pro X over the last week or so. They seem to follow a theme of light transitions and overlays.

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FCP News Fri, 07 Nov 2014 13:08:42 +0000
The Power of Metadata Views in Final Cut Pro X by Philip Hodgetts https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1542-the-power-of-metadata-views-in-final-cut-pro-x-by-philip-hodgetts https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1542-the-power-of-metadata-views-in-final-cut-pro-x-by-philip-hodgetts metadata hodgetts tutorial

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.

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FCP Tutorials Thu, 06 Nov 2014 10:26:03 +0000
Scary eyes to pack replacement in this early November Final Cut Pro X tutorial roundup https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1541-scary-eyes-to-pack-replacement-in-this-early-november-final-cut-pro-x-tutorial-roundup https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1541-scary-eyes-to-pack-replacement-in-this-early-november-final-cut-pro-x-tutorial-roundup nov tut0rail roundup

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.

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FCP Tutorials Wed, 05 Nov 2014 10:49:59 +0000
Copyright free did you say? Of course. https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1539-copyright-free-did-you-say-of-course https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1539-copyright-free-did-you-say-of-course youtube copyright music

You would have thought that using any of the free Apple media such as music loops supplied with the Pro Applications, wouldn't raise any copyright issues. Wrong. A cautionary tale from Alex Snelling and a drumbeat that YouTube didn't like. 

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Articles Tue, 04 Nov 2014 12:08:15 +0000
Keyboard speed in FCPX, adding smoke in Motion and roundtripping with Pixelmator https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1540-keyboard-speed-in-fcpx-adding-smoke-in-motion-and-roundtripping-with-pixelmator https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1540-keyboard-speed-in-fcpx-adding-smoke-in-motion-and-roundtripping-with-pixelmator ripple tutorial updte 4 nov

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.

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FCP Tutorials Tue, 04 Nov 2014 12:08:09 +0000
How Honda's interactive commercial 'The Other Side' was edited in Final Cut Pro X https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1538-how-honda-s-interactive-commercial-the-other-side-was-edited-in-final-cut-pro-x https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1538-how-honda-s-interactive-commercial-the-other-side-was-edited-in-final-cut-pro-x 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. ]]> Articles Mon, 03 Nov 2014 09:35:00 +0000 Gabriel's Journey to Yosemite. Shot on RED Epics, edited in Final Cut Pro X https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1537-gabriel-s-journey-to-yosemite-shot-on-red-epics-edited-in-final-cut-pro-x https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1537-gabriel-s-journey-to-yosemite-shot-on-red-epics-edited-in-final-cut-pro-x gabriel yosemite fcpx

A wonderful short film from Chris Mckechnie about a boy wanting to become a park ranger for a day at Yosemite. Shot on 2 RED Epics (one of them mounted on a Movi) and all edited in Final Cut Pro X. 

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Articles Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:12:23 +0000
Some home truths and health tips from Fitness in Post at the Editor's Lounge https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1536-some-home-truths-and-health-tips-from-fitness-in-post-at-the-editor-s-lounge https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1536-some-home-truths-and-health-tips-from-fitness-in-post-at-the-editor-s-lounge fitness in post

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.)

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Articles Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:44:04 +0000
Noise Industries announce a store wide 20% off sale on all FxFactory plugin products https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1535-noise-industries-announce-a-store-wide-20-off-sale-on-all-fxfactory-products https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1535-noise-industries-announce-a-store-wide-20-off-sale-on-all-fxfactory-products fxfactory 20percent sale

There are some plugin companies who have a sale every day of the year. There are others who have only one. Noise Industries is the latter. They are offering 20% off every FxFactory product for two days only.

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FCP News Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:04:15 +0000
Morphing transitions tutorial and using the Contour ShuttlePRO for colour correction in FCPX https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1534-morphing-transitions-tutorial-and-using-the-contour-shuttlepro-for-colour-correction-in-fcpx https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1534-morphing-transitions-tutorial-and-using-the-contour-shuttlepro-for-colour-correction-in-fcpx morph tutorial contour demo

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.

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FCP Tutorials Wed, 29 Oct 2014 10:45:22 +0000
Add graphic and toon effects to video with the Artitude plugin https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1533-add-graphic-and-toon-effects-to-video-with-the-artitude-plugin https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1533-add-graphic-and-toon-effects-to-video-with-the-artitude-plugin sheffield artitude

A new plugin from Sheffield Softworks that emulates various art styles from van Gogh to graphic novels. They also have the scariest icon of any plugin out there!

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FCP News Tue, 28 Oct 2014 11:45:03 +0000
Bill Davis on FCPX ratings, a seasonal transition and a dubstepping grape https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1532-bill-davis-on-fcpx-ratings-a-seasonal-transition-and-a-dubstepping-grape https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1532-bill-davis-on-fcpx-ratings-a-seasonal-transition-and-a-dubstepping-grape ripple tutorial updte 28 oct

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.

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FCP Tutorials Tue, 28 Oct 2014 11:04:56 +0000
macProVideo launch new Film Craft online videos with a $10,000 video gear contest https://www.fcp.co/?view=article&id=1531:macprovideo-launch-new-film-craft-online-videos-with-a-10-000-video-gear-contest&catid=161 https://www.fcp.co/?view=article&id=1531:macprovideo-launch-new-film-craft-online-videos-with-a-10-000-video-gear-contest&catid=161 macprovideo comp

To publicise Michael Wohl's new Film Craft courses, macProVideo are running a contest where the prizes add up to over $10,000. Not bad for just answering a few questions in a survey.

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Resources Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:15:51 +0000
New Sound Editing in Final Cut Pro X tutorial from Ripple Training https://www.fcp.co/?view=article&id=1530:new-sound-editing-in-final-cut-pro-x-tutorial-from-ripple-training&catid=163 https://www.fcp.co/?view=article&id=1530:new-sound-editing-in-final-cut-pro-x-tutorial-from-ripple-training&catid=163 ripple audio update

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!

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draft Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:52:55 +0000
Teaching Final Cut Pro X at Hendrickson High School https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1525-teaching-final-cut-pro-x-at-hendrickson-high-school https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1525-teaching-final-cut-pro-x-at-hendrickson-high-school fcpx williford hendrickson

Inspired, that's how we feel on a dull Thursday morning. Why? Well that's because we have discovered Mrs Williford's lessons & tutorials on FCPX at Hendrickson High School in Texas. Welcome to the future

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Articles Thu, 23 Oct 2014 09:23:00 +0000
Visualising audio in FCPX with the new Spectre Spectrograph plugin from Crumplepop https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1529-visualising-audio-in-fcpx-with-the-new-spectre-spectrograph-plugin-from-crumplepop https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1529-visualising-audio-in-fcpx-with-the-new-spectre-spectrograph-plugin-from-crumplepop spectre spectrograph fcpx

A new partnership for Crumplepop and a new plugin. This time an audio analysis tool called Spectre Spectrograph. We also have a $40 off coupon code for one week only!

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FCP News Wed, 22 Oct 2014 07:56:41 +0000
Mike Matzdorff, evil text in Motion and matching voice in FCPX https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1528-mike-matzdorff-evil-text-in-motion-and-matching-voice-in-fcpx https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1528-mike-matzdorff-evil-text-in-motion-and-matching-voice-in-fcpx ripple tutorial updte 21 oct

It's a Tuesday, so its time for a roundup of the set of tutorials from Ripple Training. No Steve in this week's Macbreak Studio, Mike Matzdorff is the guest.

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FCP Tutorials Tue, 21 Oct 2014 10:47:36 +0000
Celebratory badge plugins and a Smash theme for Final Cut Pro X https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1526-celebratory-badge-plugins-and-a-smash-theme-for-final-cut-pro-x https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1526-celebratory-badge-plugins-and-a-smash-theme-for-final-cut-pro-x badges smash

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.

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FCP News Tue, 21 Oct 2014 08:53:09 +0000
A new 5K Retina screened iMac, upgraded Mac Mini and the launch of OS X Yosemite https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1524-a-new-5k-retina-screened-imac-upgraded-mac-mini-and-the-launch-of-os-x-yosemite https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1524-a-new-5k-retina-screened-imac-upgraded-mac-mini-and-the-launch-of-os-x-yosemite oct apple event

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.

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FCP News Fri, 17 Oct 2014 07:24:56 +0000
Offload - the simple application from Red Giant to safely copy your camera media https://www.fcp.co/hardware-and-software/1523-offload-the-simple-application-from-red-giant-to-safely-copy-your-camera-media https://www.fcp.co/hardware-and-software/1523-offload-the-simple-application-from-red-giant-to-safely-copy-your-camera-media offload red giant

A very simple idea. A basic application that can automatically make two copies of your files from a camera card. The demo video made us chuckle.

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Hardware & Software Thu, 16 Oct 2014 11:01:44 +0000
An update to MotionVFX's mObject and a new chromatic aberration plugin called mAberratic https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1522-an-update-to-motionvfx-s-mobject-and-a-new-chromatic-aberration-plugin-called-maberratic https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1522-an-update-to-motionvfx-s-mobject-and-a-new-chromatic-aberration-plugin-called-maberratic motionvfx update oct

Two pieces of news from MotionVFX. The first is an update to mObject that gives new functionality and a large speed bump, the second is a new plugin that reproduces organic chromatic aberrations.

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FCP News Thu, 16 Oct 2014 09:20:18 +0000
How do you colour correct in Final Cut Pro X? https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1521-how-do-you-colour-correct-in-final-cut-pro-x https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1521-how-do-you-colour-correct-in-final-cut-pro-x alphadogs colour correction

This video from Terence Curran explaining the basics of colour correction got us thinking. How do you colour correct in FCPX?

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Articles Wed, 15 Oct 2014 11:53:08 +0000
The Top Ten Final Cut Pro X tips for editing under pressure https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1520-the-top-ten-final-cut-pro-x-tips-for-editing-under-pressure https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1520-the-top-ten-final-cut-pro-x-tips-for-editing-under-pressure top ten fcpx pressure

Given two weeks, everybody can edit a piece on FCPX. That's a completely different matter when you've only got a couple of hours before you need to deliver or broadcast your edit. Ten great FCPX tips from Peter Wiggins to help everyone.

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FCP Tutorials Tue, 14 Oct 2014 08:11:04 +0000
Interactive titles, bats and timelapses from Ripple Training https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1519-interactive-titles-bats-and-timelapses-from-ripple-training https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1519-interactive-titles-bats-and-timelapses-from-ripple-training ripple tutorial updte 14 oct

In this week's trio of tutorials from Ripple Training, the guys look at custom titles from Motion, how to make bats swarm and also a quick basic 'how to' on timelapses in Final Cut Pro X.

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FCP Tutorials Tue, 14 Oct 2014 07:50:02 +0000
The first trailer for Focus gets released, the first Hollywood feature cut on Final Cut Pro X https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1518-the-first-trailer-for-focus-gets-released-the-first-hollywood-feature-cut-on-final-cut-pro-x https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1518-the-first-trailer-for-focus-gets-released-the-first-hollywood-feature-cut-on-final-cut-pro-x focus feature fcpx

It's no secret now that the first major Hollywood studio feature film cut on FCPX is Focus staring Will Smith and Margot Robbie. Warner Brothers has just published the first trailer for the film and it looks pretty cool.

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FCP News Fri, 10 Oct 2014 09:08:25 +0000
A roundup of the latest Final Cut Pro X plugins https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1517-a-roundup-of-the-latest-final-cut-pro-x-plugins https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1517-a-roundup-of-the-latest-final-cut-pro-x-plugins october plugin roundup

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!

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FCP News Thu, 09 Oct 2014 13:36:17 +0000
Koji - the cross platform 35mm accurate film colour plugins from Crumplepop and Dale Grahn https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1516-koji-the-cross-platform-35mm-accurate-film-colour-plugins-from-crumplepop-and-dale-grahn https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1516-koji-the-cross-platform-35mm-accurate-film-colour-plugins-from-crumplepop-and-dale-grahn koji crumplepop fcpx

Crumplepop has teamed up with film industry veteran Dale Grahn to produce a range of cross-platform plugins that produce highly accurate 35mm film colour emulation. They are called Koji.

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FCP News Wed, 08 Oct 2014 12:27:05 +0000
Workgroup sharing of Final Cut Pro X libraries with FocalPoint Server https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1515-workgroup-sharing-of-final-cut-pro-x-libraries-with-focal-point-server https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1515-workgroup-sharing-of-final-cut-pro-x-libraries-with-focal-point-server focalpoint server fcpx

FocalPoint Server allows FCPX libraries to be shared and managed within workgroups. One large step to making collaborative workflow easier.

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FCP News Tue, 07 Oct 2014 12:00:40 +0000
Locking fonts in FCPX and some seasonal Halloween tutorials https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1514-locking-fonts-in-fcpx-and-some-seasonal-halloween-tutorials https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1514-locking-fonts-in-fcpx-and-some-seasonal-halloween-tutorials ripple tutorial updte 7 oct

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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FCP Tutorials Tue, 07 Oct 2014 11:15:55 +0000
Inspiration from Andrew Kramer at the After Effects World Conference https://www.fcp.co/?view=article&id=1513:inspiration-from-andrew-kramer-at-the-after-effects-world-conference&catid=158 https://www.fcp.co/?view=article&id=1513:inspiration-from-andrew-kramer-at-the-after-effects-world-conference&catid=158 video copilot AE

Yes this is a site about Final Cut Pro, but we think this sneaks in on merit of inspiration, entertainment and humour. The video is going viral, so grab a coffee and enjoy.

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Render Fodder Sat, 04 Oct 2014 09:01:01 +0000
Mike Matzdorff on the organisation behind editing a major Hollywood feature on FCPX https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1512-mike-matzdorff-on-the-organisation-behind-editing-a-major-hollywood-feature-on-fcpx https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1512-mike-matzdorff-on-the-organisation-behind-editing-a-major-hollywood-feature-on-fcpx mike matzdorf feature fcpx

At the recent Los Angeles Creative Pro User Group, Mike Matzdorff presented his experiences of being an assistant editor on a major Hollywood film post produced on Final Cut Pro X.

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FCP News Sat, 04 Oct 2014 05:03:41 +0000
Color Grading in DaVinci Resolve 11 by Alexis Van Hurkman https://www.fcp.co/hardware-and-software/pro/1511-color-grading-in-davinci-resolve-11-by-alexis-van-hurkman https://www.fcp.co/hardware-and-software/pro/1511-color-grading-in-davinci-resolve-11-by-alexis-van-hurkman resolve 11 ripple

Alexis Van Hurkman has just released his set of tutorials on the new edition of DaVinci Resolve 11. Over thirteen hours of training and 20% off until October the 8th.

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Pro Fri, 03 Oct 2014 03:13:18 +0000
Multicam split screens in FCPX and how to blur a moving logo in Motion https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1510-multicam-split-screens-in-fcpx-and-how-to-blur-a-moving-logo-in-motion https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1510-multicam-split-screens-in-fcpx-and-how-to-blur-a-moving-logo-in-motion macbreak studio multican split

Following on from yesterday's very popular debate about feature requests for FCPX, we publish the other two videos in Ripple's weekly set.

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FCP Tutorials Wed, 01 Oct 2014 04:57:23 +0000
What are your top ten Final Cut Pro X feature requests? https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1509-what-are-your-top-ten-final-cut-pro-x-feature-requests https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1509-what-are-your-top-ten-final-cut-pro-x-feature-requests fcpx 10 feature-requests

We normally publish Steve Martin's FCPX in 5 Minutes videos in a roundup with MacBreak Studio, but we thought that this one would spark off a great debate.

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FCP Tutorials Tue, 30 Sep 2014 05:34:48 +0000
GoPro announce three new cameras, 4K 30fps to entry level https://www.fcp.co/hardware-and-software/pro/1508-gopro-announce-three-new-cameras-4k-30fps-to-entry-level https://www.fcp.co/hardware-and-software/pro/1508-gopro-announce-three-new-cameras-4k-30fps-to-entry-level gopro new hero4

Probably the worst kept secret over the last week, but if you haven't of heard already, GoPro has just announced three new cameras. 4K 30FPS, a touch panel and a very inexpensive entry level model.

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Pro Tue, 30 Sep 2014 03:25:43 +0000
Six free basic Final Cut Pro X editing tutorials from Wolfang Digital https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1507-six-basic-final-cut-pro-x-editing-tutorials-from-wolfang-digital https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1507-six-basic-final-cut-pro-x-editing-tutorials-from-wolfang-digital wolfang digital tutorial fcpx

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!

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FCP Tutorials Thu, 25 Sep 2014 20:54:55 +0000
Viz One integration with Final Cut Pro X will support 'Meta Graphics' https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1506-viz-one-integration-with-final-cut-pro-x-will-support-meta-graphics https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1506-viz-one-integration-with-final-cut-pro-x-will-support-meta-graphics vizrt metagraphics ibc

UPDATED the MXF plugin is now available for $99.

What on earth are 'meta graphics?' Well, up until this morning we didn't know about them either! A new demo video from IBC will explain...

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FCP News Wed, 24 Sep 2014 00:54:28 +0000
Custom timed cross dissolves and auditions in FCPX and animating a logo to music in Motion https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1505-custom-timed-cross-dissolves-and-auditions-in-fcpx-and-animating-a-logo-to-music-in-motion https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1505-custom-timed-cross-dissolves-and-auditions-in-fcpx-and-animating-a-logo-to-music-in-motion ripple tutorial updte 24 sept

How to have a range of custom timed cross dissolve in Final Cut Pro X, making auditions the same length and animating a logo in Motion to music. Yes, time for the Ripple trifecta of tutorials.

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FCP Tutorials Tue, 23 Sep 2014 19:18:36 +0000
The big IBC 2014 Thunderbolt roundup https://www.fcp.co/hardware-and-software/pro/1504-the-big-ibc-2014-thunderbolt-roundup https://www.fcp.co/hardware-and-software/pro/1504-the-big-ibc-2014-thunderbolt-roundup thunderbolt roundup IBC 2014

Thunderbolt is becoming the interface of choice when it comes to peripherals. Lots of new boxes on show with Thunderbolt 2 connectivity now making the news.

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Pro Sun, 21 Sep 2014 13:11:15 +0000
Build your own 'Fusion style' drive with the d2 Thunderbolt 2 drive and SSD upgrade from LaCie https://www.fcp.co/hardware-and-software/pro/1503-build-your-own-fusion-style-drive-with-the-d2-thunderbolt-2-drive-and-ssd-upgrade-from-lacie https://www.fcp.co/hardware-and-software/pro/1503-build-your-own-fusion-style-drive-with-the-d2-thunderbolt-2-drive-and-ssd-upgrade-from-lacie Lacie-d2

We are in the process of writing up a 'Thunderbolt roundup' from IBC, but thought this was worth a special post. LaCie has released a drive that can convert into an HDD/SDD combination for faster speeds.

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Pro Thu, 18 Sep 2014 22:17:19 +0000
Final Cut Library Manager from Arctic Whiteness gets updated to version 2.50 https://www.fcp.co/hardware-and-software/pro/1502-final-cut-library-manager-from-arctic-whiteness-gets-updated-to-version-2-50 https://www.fcp.co/hardware-and-software/pro/1502-final-cut-library-manager-from-arctic-whiteness-gets-updated-to-version-2-50 FCLM 2.50 fcpx

When Apple realised 10.1.2 that had more options on where to store media, it caught us all by surprise. This new update of FCLM to 2.50 now handles those changes to Final Cut Pro X.

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Pro Wed, 17 Sep 2014 17:18:06 +0000
Toggling colour corrections, smooth slow motion and replacing signs in Motion https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1501-toggling-colour-corrections-smooth-slow-motion-and-replacing-signs-in-motion https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1501-toggling-colour-corrections-smooth-slow-motion-and-replacing-signs-in-motion ripple tutorial updte sept 18

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.

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FCP Tutorials Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:25:13 +0000
Creating App previews in Final Cut Pro X https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1500-creating-app-previews-in-final-cut-pro-x https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1500-creating-app-previews-in-final-cut-pro-x apps videoApple fcpx

The App Store will begin to accept videos to demo games or applications and these visual references will be the first media that potential buyers see when browsing the store. Apple has published an article with best practices on how to record your iPhone screen and then edit in FCPX. Some Final Cut Pro X knowledge base articles get an update too.

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FCP News Tue, 16 Sep 2014 10:32:27 +0000
Sony kills off Content Browser, long live Catalyst Browse and Catalyst Prepare https://www.fcp.co/?view=article&id=1499:sony-kills-off-content-browser-long-live-catalyst-browse-and-catalyst-prepare&catid=160 https://www.fcp.co/?view=article&id=1499:sony-kills-off-content-browser-long-live-catalyst-browse-and-catalyst-prepare&catid=160 sony ibc 2014 01

Two new pieces of software, a new Thunderbolt2 SxS card reader and a 12k screen. Just some of the things you can find on the Sony stand at IBC 2014. We haven't even mentioned any cameras or the fact that the cloud demo films were edited on FCPX!

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Sony Tue, 16 Sep 2014 00:21:12 +0000
Vizrt and nablet GmbH announce an MXF plugin for Final Cut Pro https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1498-vizrt-and-nablet-gmbh-announce-an-mxf-plugin-for-final-cut-pro https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1498-vizrt-and-nablet-gmbh-announce-an-mxf-plugin-for-final-cut-pro vizrt mxf plugin

UPDATED with availability and rough price positioning

A great spot by @Fleak - Viz has announced an MXF playback plugin for Final Cut Pro X. Lots of different files supported.

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FCP News Sat, 13 Sep 2014 19:14:40 +0000
Could the JLCooper MCS5 be the best Final Cut Pro X control surface we have seen so far? https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1497-could-the-jlcooper-mcs5-be-the-best-final-cut-pro-x-control-surface-we-have-seen-so-far https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1497-could-the-jlcooper-mcs5-be-the-best-final-cut-pro-x-control-surface-we-have-seen-so-far JLCooper MCS5 FCPX banner

At first glance we think it just might be. Chunky transport buttons, an optically encoded jog wheel and two banks of assignably keys. We like.

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FCP News Sat, 13 Sep 2014 17:49:09 +0000
Blackmagic Design news at IBC 2014 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1496-blackmagic-design-news-at-ibc-2014 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1496-blackmagic-design-news-at-ibc-2014 blackmagic 2014 banner

In a word, cameras. Lots of them. A couple of other headlines, some interesting monitors and a copy of FCPX on the very 'Resolve & Eyeon heavy' stand. Keep reading as Resolve gets improved integration with Final Cut Pro X.

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Articles Sat, 13 Sep 2014 16:10:25 +0000
AJA Product news for Final Cut Pro X at IBC 2014 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1495-aja-product-news-for-final-cut-pro-x-at-ibc-2014 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1495-aja-product-news-for-final-cut-pro-x-at-ibc-2014 AJA cion IBC2104

One thing about attending trade shows is the excellent one-on-one time you can get with people who can answer your questions. AJA's Bryce Button gave us the AJA news for FCPX.

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FCP News Fri, 12 Sep 2014 14:28:54 +0000
EVS to support growing files in Final Cut Pro X in Q4 2014 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1494-evs-to-support-growing-files-in-final-cut-pro-x-in-q4-2014 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1494-evs-to-support-growing-files-in-final-cut-pro-x-in-q4-2014 EVS support FCPX

The biggest FCPX story for us of the show so far is the slightly unexpected but very welcome news that EVS will support growing files by the end of the year.

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FCP News Fri, 12 Sep 2014 13:10:39 +0000
Day one of IBC in Amsterdam and the big news starts before the doors open https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1493-day-one-of-ibc-in-amsterdam-and-the-big-news-starts-before-the-doors-open https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1493-day-one-of-ibc-in-amsterdam-and-the-big-news-starts-before-the-doors-open IBC day 1

The exhibition isn't even open yet and there are already headlines being written. New cameras, Blackmagic Design gets their cheque book out again, 4K everywhere and a very interesting piece of FCPX news that we are tracking down.

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Articles Fri, 12 Sep 2014 07:33:35 +0000
EditReady gets an update to support MXF https://www.fcp.co/hardware-and-software/pro/1492-editready-gets-an-update-to-support-mxf https://www.fcp.co/hardware-and-software/pro/1492-editready-gets-an-update-to-support-mxf editready1dot1update

Not all news for the next few days will come out of Amsterdam. Divergent Media has just announced an update to Edit Ready, now it will take MXF media.

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Pro Thu, 11 Sep 2014 21:47:14 +0000
Replay the third edition of the Final Cut Pro X Virtual User Group https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1491-replay-the-third-edition-of-the-final-cut-pro-x-virtual-user-group https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1491-replay-the-third-edition-of-the-final-cut-pro-x-virtual-user-group virtual user group FCPX 3

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.

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Articles Thu, 11 Sep 2014 20:52:24 +0000
Photon Pro a $29.99 noise reduction plugin for Final Cut Pro X https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1490-photon-pro-a-29-99-noise-reduction-plugin-for-final-cut-pro-x https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1490-photon-pro-a-29-99-noise-reduction-plugin-for-final-cut-pro-x photon pro fcpx

UPDATE NVIDIA card problem fixed

We saw the plugin pop up on Twitter last week, but didn't really take any notice until an FCP.co forum member posted an example online and we checked out out the price.

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Articles Wed, 10 Sep 2014 11:37:50 +0000
Batch exporting from FCPX, spray paint stencils in Motion and replacing clips whilst keeping attributes https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1489-new-ripple https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1489-new-ripple ripple tutorial updte 9 sept

FCPX has been criticised for not having a batch export, good job we have top people on the case to make getting a bunch of sequences out of Final Cut Pro X happen fast!

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FCP Tutorials Tue, 09 Sep 2014 10:56:39 +0000
Eyeheight announce a broadcast video legaliser plugin for Final Cut Pro X https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1488-eyeheight-announce-a-broadcast-video-legaliser-plugin-for-final-cut-pro-x https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1488-eyeheight-announce-a-broadcast-video-legaliser-plugin-for-final-cut-pro-x eyeheight legaliser fcpx

If you work in broadcast then you will be very familiar to having to keep an eye on video levels. Nobody loves a rejected master. Eyejeight has just announced the availability of a plugin legaliser to make sure your whites aren't too white. 

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Articles Mon, 08 Sep 2014 12:50:37 +0000
The BBC adopts Final Cut Pro X for news gathering https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1487-the-bbc-adopts-final-cut-pro-x-for-news-gathering https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1487-the-bbc-adopts-final-cut-pro-x-for-news-gathering bbc FCPX fcpdotco news

A short headline, but one that will have an immense impact on the broadcast and post production industry across the world. The BBC has chosen Final Cut Pro X as its NLE for news editing, but this is the tip of the iceberg as the move to FCPX is spreading fast across other departments.

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Articles Thu, 04 Sep 2014 05:36:00 +0000
Hamburg PRO Media withdraw Final Cut Pro X products https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1486-hamburg-pro-media-withdraw-final-cut-pro-x-products https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1486-hamburg-pro-media-withdraw-final-cut-pro-x-products hamburg pro media

In rather a shock move to us, Hamburg PRO Media has withdrawn its FCPX products from sale. Why? Have they been bought and if so, who would buy them?

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Articles Wed, 03 Sep 2014 07:27:42 +0000
Moving proxy media, video in text and tracking a person in Motion https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1485-moving-proxy-media-video-in-text-and-tracking-a-person-in-motion https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1485-moving-proxy-media-video-in-text-and-tracking-a-person-in-motion ripple tutorial updte 3 sept

Time to catch up with this week's set of Ripple tutorials. An extra lesson on media managing, text in video and how to track a person in Motion.

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FCP Tutorials Wed, 03 Sep 2014 06:34:02 +0000
GoPro launch their free Field Guide tutorials on YouTube https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1484-gopro-launch-their-free-field-guide-tutorials-on-youtube https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1484-gopro-launch-their-free-field-guide-tutorials-on-youtube gopro field guide

Ever wondered what resolution and frame rates are good for shooting video on your GoPro? No need to worry, they have just launched a set of free tutorials.

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Articles Mon, 01 Sep 2014 12:27:35 +0000
A new tutorial set on Colour Correction in Final Cut Pro X https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1483-a-new-tutorial-set-on-colour-correction-in-final-cut-pro-x https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1483-a-new-tutorial-set-on-colour-correction-in-final-cut-pro-x ripple colour-correction 

With the risk of this week's posts becoming slightly 'Rippletastic' we can announce that they have just released a new set of colour correcting tutorials. Thers's a money off coupon until Friday too.

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FCP Tutorials Thu, 28 Aug 2014 07:14:02 +0000
Catching up with Ripple Training's weekly tutorials https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1482-catching-up-with-ripple-training-s-weekly-tutorials https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1482-catching-up-with-ripple-training-s-weekly-tutorials ripple tutorial updte

We got a bit busy over the last couple of days with the publication of our Tour de France article, so time to catch up with Ripple's three weekly tutorial videos.

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FCP Tutorials Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:26:27 +0000
Editing the Tour de France on Final Cut Pro X https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1480-editing-the-tour-de-france-on-final-cut-pro-x https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1480-editing-the-tour-de-france-on-final-cut-pro-x tdf fcpx banner image 2

It's now no secret that ITV4’s 2014 highlights coverage of the Tour de France was made by a team of editors working on Final Cut Pro X.

A production of this scale and quick turnaround had never been tried before on FCPX. Four edit suites with new Mac Pros connected to a 70 TB Xsan. All producing a highlights show on air on ITV4 at 7pm every day for 21 days. And with the Tour starting in the UK in Yorkshire and our output also being live on ITV1 on Saturday and Sunday afternoon to millions of viewers, the pressure was certainly on.

So enjoy our biggest FCPX user story of the year so far!

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Articles Tue, 26 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000
Video on demand training for Final Cut Pro X 10.1.3 in German https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1481-video-on-demand-training-for-final-cut-pro-x-10-1-3-in-german https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1481-video-on-demand-training-for-final-cut-pro-x-10-1-3-in-german VOD FCPX tutorial german

The majority of training for FCPX is in English, so when good quality instructional video or publications come along we like to feature them. This time it's a VOD course in German from Robin S Kurz. We also have a discount code available for the first 15 takers.

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FCP Tutorials Sun, 24 Aug 2014 20:58:55 +0000
Using Final Cut Pro X to edit stop motion animation https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1479-using-final-cut-pro-x-to-edit-stop-motion-animation https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1479-using-final-cut-pro-x-to-edit-stop-motion-animation stop motion fcpx

People use FCPX in many different ways. One of the uses we didn't expect it would shine at is stop motion animation editing.

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FCP Tutorials Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:42:59 +0000
FCPX upated to 10.1.3, Motion to 5.1.2 and Compressor to 4.1.3 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1478-fcpx-upated-to-10-1-3-motion-to-5-1-2-and-compressor-to-4-1-3 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1478-fcpx-upated-to-10-1-3-motion-to-5-1-2-and-compressor-to-4-1-3 10 1 3 update

Updates on all the pro video applications from Apple. No new features, however  some serious bugs have been quashed that will make our life a lot easier.

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Articles Tue, 19 Aug 2014 21:23:48 +0000
Creating cinemagraphs in FCPX and Motion https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1477-new-mbs https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1477-new-mbs cinemagraph fcpx motion MBS

What on earth is a cinemagraph and how do you make one? This new episode of MacBreak Studio explains all.

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FCP Tutorials Tue, 19 Aug 2014 11:55:30 +0000
Looking at the NLE trends on Google - which one gets the most searches? https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1476-looking-at-the-nle-trends-on-google-which-one-gets-the-most-searches https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1476-looking-at-the-nle-trends-on-google-which-one-gets-the-most-searches nle google trends

Google can be a very clever tool, especially when it comes to comparing statistics. We wanted to find out which non linear editor got the most web and YouTube searches.

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Articles Tue, 19 Aug 2014 08:53:03 +0000
Final Cut Virtual User Group episode 2 published https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1475-final-cut-virtual-user-group-episode-2-published https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1475-final-cut-virtual-user-group-episode-2-published FCPVUG EP2

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!

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Articles Fri, 15 Aug 2014 10:26:22 +0000
Sam Mestman goes back to Bulgaria after Expendables 3 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1474-sam-mestman-goes-back-to-bulgaria-after-expendables-3 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1474-sam-mestman-goes-back-to-bulgaria-after-expendables-3 expendables 3 EPK editor WM

A follow-up to probably one of the most read FCPX articles of 2013, Sam Mestman returns to Bulgaria. On the eve of the release of Expendables 3, how did the EPK on FCPX edit go? He also reports back as one new feature film gets cut on both Avid and FCPX at the same time - which one finishes first?

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Articles Wed, 13 Aug 2014 00:03:01 +0000
Building a 64 layer chessboard project in Final Cut Pro X https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1472-building-a-64-layer-chessboard-project-in-final-cut-pro-x https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1472-building-a-64-layer-chessboard-project-in-final-cut-pro-x 64 layer timeline project

A chessboard made out of 64 HD clips -  all made possible with FCPX and a new Mac Pro. Svein Sund explains to FCP.co how he accomplished this massive project.

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Articles Tue, 12 Aug 2014 13:45:03 +0000
The new features in Motion 5.1.1 https://www.fcp.co/imovie/tutorials-for-apple-motion/1473-the-new-features-in-motion-5-1-1 https://www.fcp.co/imovie/tutorials-for-apple-motion/1473-the-new-features-in-motion-5-1-1 motion 5 1 1 MBS

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...

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Motion Tutorials Tue, 12 Aug 2014 12:17:47 +0000
Libraries, fixing time lapses with optical flow and audio repair in this set of FCPX tutorials https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1471-libraries-fixing-time-lapses-with-optical-flow-and-audio-repair-in-this-set-of-fcpx-tutorials https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1471-libraries-fixing-time-lapses-with-optical-flow-and-audio-repair-in-this-set-of-fcpx-tutorials August tutorials fcpx

Is it our misguided impression, or are there more cracking tutorials out there for Final Cut Pro X than any other NLE? True or not, we thought we would list some good ones from the last few days.

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FCP Tutorials Mon, 11 Aug 2014 10:48:01 +0000
Recording voice using the Record Voiceover tool in Final Cut Pro X https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1470-recording-voice-using-the-record-voiceover-tool-in-final-cut-pro-x https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1470-recording-voice-using-the-record-voiceover-tool-in-final-cut-pro-x voiceover tool fcpx

Recording a voice into Final Cut Pro X got easier with the update to 10.1.2. The rehomed Macbreak Studio guys take a look at what's new and we also include Steve Martin's new 5 minute FCPX tutorial on music editing.

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FCP Tutorials Tue, 05 Aug 2014 21:05:52 +0000
Star Wars: Episode VII editors line up at the Amsterdam Supermeet 2014 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1469-star-wars-episode-vii-editors-line-up-at-the-amsterdam-supermeet-2014 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1469-star-wars-episode-vii-editors-line-up-at-the-amsterdam-supermeet-2014 Amsterdam Supermeet 2014

Can't believe it's nearly time for IBC and that means it's also nearly time for the Amsterdam Supermeet. Top of the bill so far are the two editors working on the new Star Wars film.

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Articles Mon, 04 Aug 2014 21:39:52 +0000
Beyond the standard flare with Designed Light Effects from Tangent FX https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1468-beyond-the-standard-flare-with-designed-light-effects-from-tangent-fx https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1468-beyond-the-standard-flare-with-designed-light-effects-from-tangent-fx tangent light design fcpx

Cast your mind back a year or two ago and it seemed as if everybody & their dogs were releasing light flares. Tangent has gone one step further and released a pack of flares on steroids! Did we mention we have a coupon code too?

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FCP News Thu, 31 Jul 2014 09:57:44 +0000
Free PDF FCPX in a shared environment updated for 10.1.2 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1467-free-pdf-fcpx-in-a-shared-environment-updated-for-10-1-2 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1467-free-pdf-fcpx-in-a-shared-environment-updated-for-10-1-2 fcpx shared storage PDF

Alex Snelling and 10 dot 1 have just published a new version of their PDF which details the many different workflow scenarios when using Final Cut Pro X. So how much has 10.1.2 changed things?

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Articles Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:27:53 +0000
Coming soon: How the Tour de France was edited on Final Cut Pro X https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1466-coming-soon-how-the-tour-de-france-was-edited-on-final-cut-pro-x https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1466-coming-soon-how-the-tour-de-france-was-edited-on-final-cut-pro-x tour de france fcpx

This is something that we don't really do, trail an article, but this time it's well worth it. How the Tour de France was edited on FCPX for UK broadcast television.

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Articles Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:26:42 +0000
New audio enhancements in Final Cut Pro X 10.1.2 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1465-new-audio-enhancements-in-final-cut-pro-x-10-1-2 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1465-new-audio-enhancements-in-final-cut-pro-x-10-1-2 macbreak audio levels

We return to tutorials with Mark and Steve this time in this new episode of MacBreak Studio. We welcome back being able to bump all audio levels up and down without having to move keyframes individually.

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FCP Tutorials Tue, 29 Jul 2014 12:51:47 +0000
Apple updates the 13 and 15 inch Retina MacBook Pro lines https://www.fcp.co/hardware-and-software/1464-apple-updates-the-13-and-15-inch-retina-macbook-pro-lines https://www.fcp.co/hardware-and-software/1464-apple-updates-the-13-and-15-inch-retina-macbook-pro-lines macbook pro update apple

A day to lock away the credit cards, Apple has just announced updates to the 13 and 15 inch range of Retina MacBook Pros.

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Hardware & Software Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:39:20 +0000
mLogic ships mTape - the world's first Thunderbolt LTO-6 tape drive https://www.fcp.co/hardware-and-software/pro/1463-mlogic-ships-mtape-the-world-s-first-thunderbolt-lto-6-tape-drive https://www.fcp.co/hardware-and-software/pro/1463-mlogic-ships-mtape-the-world-s-first-thunderbolt-lto-6-tape-drive mLogic LTO mTape

We first saw the mTape LTO box from mLogic demonstrated at IBC 2013. The unit is now shipping, offering fast, reliable backups of data using Thunderbolt.

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Pro Mon, 28 Jul 2014 13:58:04 +0000
Steve Martin kicks of a new series of tutorials with a Ken Burns special https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1462-steve-martin-kicks-of-a-new-series-of-tutorials-with-a-ken-burns-special https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1462-steve-martin-kicks-of-a-new-series-of-tutorials-with-a-ken-burns-special fcpx in 5 ripple ken burns

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.

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FCP Tutorials Mon, 28 Jul 2014 13:20:16 +0000
Subclip Love in FCPX tutorials from FCP.co Forum member T Payton https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1461-subclip-love-in-fcpx-tutorials-from-fcp-co-forum-member-t-payton https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1461-subclip-love-in-fcpx-tutorials-from-fcp-co-forum-member-t-payton subclip love fcpx

We thought that these excellent FCPX video tutorials and PDF reference chart from FCP.co member T Payton were too good to keep in our Forum. Everything you always wanted to know about sub clips (But were too afraid to ask)

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FCP Tutorials Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:12:52 +0000
Building used and unused Smart Collections in Final Cut Pro X https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1460-building-used-and-unused-smart-collections-in-final-cut-pro-x https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1460-building-used-and-unused-smart-collections-in-final-cut-pro-x macbreak fcpx smart collections

We love smart collections, they are easy to set up and can be very flexible. So how about building smart collections that show used and unused media in an event?

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FCP Tutorials Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:25:15 +0000
Graphic instruction manual 'In The socks of FCPX' gets pulled up for 10.1.2 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1459-graphic-instruction-manual-in-the-socks-of-fcpx-gets-updated-for-10-1-2 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1459-graphic-instruction-manual-in-the-socks-of-fcpx-gets-updated-for-10-1-2 in the socks fcpx

The popular graphic instruction manual 'In the Socks of FCPX' has just had an update. If you like to learn via animated diagrams and can understand French, then this is a very clever and inexpensive reference.

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FCP Tutorials Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:35:51 +0000
The big fat Final Cut Pro X and Motion tutorial roundup for July https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1458-the-big-fat-final-cut-pro-x-and-motion-tutorial-roundup-for-july https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1458-the-big-fat-final-cut-pro-x-and-motion-tutorial-roundup-for-july tutorial update july

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.

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FCP Tutorials Wed, 16 Jul 2014 00:01:09 +0000
Using Finder tags to help with importing media into Final Cut Pro X https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1456-using-finder-tags-to-help-with-importing-media-into-final-cut-pro-x https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1456-using-finder-tags-to-help-with-importing-media-into-final-cut-pro-x macbreak fcpx finder tags

So did you ever think you could organise your footage for FCPX without using folders, before importing ? You can and here's how... (Plus an extra tip!)

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FCP Tutorials Tue, 15 Jul 2014 20:45:12 +0000
Mapping Tangent control surfaces for Final Cut Pro X https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1455-mapping-tangent-control-surfaces-for-final-cut-pro-x https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1455-mapping-tangent-control-surfaces-for-final-cut-pro-x tangent banner fcpx

Ever thought about using a colour grading surface to control FCPX? Sam Mestman has made a custom command map for the Tangent Element and iPad app.

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FCP Tutorials Fri, 11 Jul 2014 06:55:14 +0000
Final Cut Pro X and the ESPN FIFA World Cup Project https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1454-final-cut-pro-x-and-the-espn-fifa-world-cup-project https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1454-final-cut-pro-x-and-the-espn-fifa-world-cup-project espn world cup banner fcpx

Producing a promo for the largest sporting event in the world takes some organising of footage, especially when the client wishes to build multiple virtual video walls. Joe Castellano edited the ESPN spot using FCPX and Motion before the final promo was finished in Flame.

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Articles Thu, 10 Jul 2014 06:12:20 +0000
Alex Gollner looks at Apple’s segmented timeline patent: bringing structure to video editing https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1453-apple-s-segmented-timeline-patent-bringing-structure-to-video-editing https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1453-apple-s-segmented-timeline-patent-bringing-structure-to-video-editing apple segmented-timeline

Alex Gollner takes a look at Apple's recently granted patent that details how multiple editors could work on the same timeline. He's done the detective work discovering what might become true collaborative editing.

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Articles Tue, 08 Jul 2014 22:37:24 +0000
New file management features in Final Cut Pro X 10.1.2 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1452-new-file-management-features-in-final-cut-pro-x-10-1-2 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1452-new-file-management-features-in-final-cut-pro-x-10-1-2 macbreak studio 10 1 2 file management

Back to the new features in the latest FCPX update and this week, Mark and Steve look at file management. It might be a slightly boring subject, but things have just got a lot easier.

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FCP Tutorials Tue, 08 Jul 2014 21:29:43 +0000
Off the Floor- a contemporary pole dancing documentary edited on Final Cut Pro X https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1451-pole-dancing https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1451-pole-dancing off the floor banner fcpx

Take a group of dancers, three years and the ambition to push the boundaries of pole dancing and you have the ingredients for a good feature length documentary. It turned out that FCPX was the ideal tool for the edit.

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Articles Wed, 02 Jul 2014 22:18:35 +0000
Media management in Final Cut Pro X 10.1.2 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1450-media-management-in-final-cut-pro-x-10-1-2 https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1450-media-management-in-final-cut-pro-x-10-1-2 macbreak studio fcpx media management

The update has only been out for a few days, but the new media management functions feature in this new episode of MacBreak Studio. Mark & Steve explain all.

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FCP Tutorials Tue, 01 Jul 2014 22:51:10 +0000
Win one of 10 new $99 XEffects Snapshots plugins for Final Cut Pro from Idustrial Revolution #FCPX https://www.fcp.co/?view=article&id=1449:win-one-of-10-new-99-xeffects-snapshots-plugins-for-final-cut-pro-from-idustrial-revolution-fcpx&catid=163 https://www.fcp.co/?view=article&id=1449:win-one-of-10-new-99-xeffects-snapshots-plugins-for-final-cut-pro-from-idustrial-revolution-fcpx&catid=163 snapshots fcpx xeffects

Idustrial Revolution has just announced that it's released a new plugin for FCPX called Snapshots. Priced at $99, It's a media rich template plugin with a unique onscreen 3D animation control system. We also have ten licences to giveaway!

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What's new in Final Cut Pro X 10.1.2 by Steve Martin and Mark Spencer https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1448-what-s-new-in-final-cut-pro-x-10-1-2-by-steve-martin-and-mark-spencer https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1448-what-s-new-in-final-cut-pro-x-10-1-2-by-steve-martin-and-mark-spencer Final cut pro x 10 1 2 FCPX

In this detailed article, Steve Martin and Mark Spencer go through everything that's new in the Final Cut Pro X 10.1.2 update. Get up to speed with the update from two of the best in the business. Lots to learn.

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FCP Tutorials Fri, 27 Jun 2014 18:27:00 +0000
Apple publish updates to Final Cut Pro X, Motion, Compressor and ProApps Codecs https://www.fcp.co/?view=article&id=1447:apple-publish-updates-to-final-cut-pro-x-motion-compressor-and-proapps-codecs&catid=163 https://www.fcp.co/?view=article&id=1447:apple-publish-updates-to-final-cut-pro-x-motion-compressor-and-proapps-codecs&catid=163 updates fcpx motion compressor

Apple today has announced an update of FCPX to 10.1.2, Motion to 5.1.1, Compressor to 4.1.2 and ProApps Codecs to 1.0.5

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draft Fri, 27 Jun 2014 18:12:14 +0000
Audition Tricks in Final Cut Pro X https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1446-audition-tricks-in-final-cut-pro-x https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1446-audition-tricks-in-final-cut-pro-x audition tricks fcpx

Better late than never, we just got word that this week's MacBreak Studio is out and in this episode the guys have a few surprises about Auditions up their sleeves.

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FCP Tutorials Wed, 25 Jun 2014 22:38:00 +0000
Controlling Final Cut Pro X without a keyboard https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1445-controlling-final-cut-pro-x-without-a-keyboard https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1445-controlling-final-cut-pro-x-without-a-keyboard christopher hills fcpx

Christopher Hills is a young editor living in Australia, he's also an Apple Certified Pro Final Cut Pro X Level One. A great achievement, but quite outstanding when you find out he controls his Mac with just a head switch.

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Articles Wed, 25 Jun 2014 07:57:32 +0000
Watch how an Adidas 2014 FIFA World Cup commercial was edited in Final Cut Pro X https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1444-watch-how-an-adidas-2014-fifa-world-cup-commercial-was-edited-in-final-cut-pro-x https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1444-watch-how-an-adidas-2014-fifa-world-cup-commercial-was-edited-in-final-cut-pro-x adidas fcpx

When Adidas wanted to promote their new football shirt for Mexico in the 2014 FIFA World Cup, their ad agency turned to Garage Films & Lucas Otero. He turned to FCPX and in the process did a screen capture of himself editing the commercial.

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FCP News Mon, 23 Jun 2014 07:35:58 +0000
We have done a site-wide update - FCP.co Version 4 is now live https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1443-we-have-done-a-site-wide-update-fcp-co-version-4-is-now-live https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1443-we-have-done-a-site-wide-update-fcp-co-version-4-is-now-live FCPdotco version4

We have been very busy over the weekend and although from a quick look it doesn't look like it, this site has had a complete update. Can you help us to make sure everything works ok?

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Articles Mon, 23 Jun 2014 05:47:04 +0000
Replaying the Final Cut Pro Virtual User Group https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1442-replaying-the-final-cut-pro-virtual-user-group https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1442-replaying-the-final-cut-pro-virtual-user-group FCPX virtual user group

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. 

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FCP Tutorials Fri, 20 Jun 2014 05:38:17 +0000
Apple introduce a new entry level 21.5-inch iMac https://www.fcp.co/hardware-and-software/1441-apple-introduce-a-new-entry-level-21-5-inch-imac https://www.fcp.co/hardware-and-software/1441-apple-introduce-a-new-entry-level-21-5-inch-imac new imac 2014

We got excited when the Apple Store went down, no not an FCPX update, but a new Mac. Apple has released a new entry level iMac.

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Hardware & Software Wed, 18 Jun 2014 22:33:06 +0000
Making 3D scenes in Motion with mObject https://www.fcp.co/imovie/tutorials-for-apple-motion/1440-making-3d-scenes-in-motion-with-mobject https://www.fcp.co/imovie/tutorials-for-apple-motion/1440-making-3d-scenes-in-motion-with-mobject mbs mobject

In this week's new episode of MacBreak Studio, the guys take a look at building 3D objects in Motion using mObject. They have also announced a live round table chat this Thursday featuring some well known FCPX experts.

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Motion Tutorials Wed, 18 Jun 2014 05:41:31 +0000
Color Grading Central launches ImpulZ LUTs that emulate 35mm celluloid film https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1438-color-grading-central-launches-impulz-luts-that-emulate-35mm-celluloid-film https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1438-color-grading-central-launches-impulz-luts-that-emulate-35mm-celluloid-film impulz CGC

We always watch closely when Denver Riddle from Color Grading Central launches a new product. He's just released a set of film grades as LUTs called ImpulZ. We also have a 20% off discount code for FCP.co readers.

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FCP News Thu, 12 Jun 2014 08:24:37 +0000
EditReady makes media conversion on the Mac faster, easier and more reliable https://www.fcp.co/hardware-and-software/pro/1437-editready-makes-media-conversion-on-the-mac-faster-easier-and-more-reliable https://www.fcp.co/hardware-and-software/pro/1437-editready-makes-media-conversion-on-the-mac-faster-easier-and-more-reliable editready

A new media conversion programme from Divergent Media (the people behind Clipwrap) is promising a lot of things in a crowded market. So what does this new $49 application offer?

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Pro Wed, 11 Jun 2014 09:32:40 +0000
Log like a Ninja in Final Cut Pro X with Michael Garber https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1436-log-like-a-ninja-in-final-cut-pro-x-with-michael-garber https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1436-log-like-a-ninja-in-final-cut-pro-x-with-michael-garber garber FCPX logging

Has a Ninja ever logged? It doesn't really matter and the tutorial in this clickbait headline won't disappoint. Michael Garber is back with his humour and tips, this time focusing on logging.

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FCP Tutorials Wed, 11 Jun 2014 08:20:36 +0000
Using strategic through edits in Final Cut Pro X https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1435-using-strategic-through-edits-in-final-cut-pro-x https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1435-using-strategic-through-edits-in-final-cut-pro-x macbreak studio through edits

Back to what the boys do best and that's digging around in the functionality of FCPX. This week they explore the wonderful world of the through edit.

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FCP Tutorials Tue, 10 Jun 2014 12:09:39 +0000
Let the chromakey battle begin! https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1434-let-the-chromakey-battle-begin https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1434-let-the-chromakey-battle-begin chromakey shootout fcpx premiere

We have a challenge for you. Matt Davis recently posted that Premiere 'out chromakeyed' Final Cut Pro X in tests. He has kindly posted his media (Alex Gollner against green) for everybody to try out.

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Articles Tue, 10 Jun 2014 05:41:21 +0000
Read how the new Sony Xperia commercial got cut on Final Cut Pro X https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1433-read-how-the-new-sony-xperia-commercial-got-cut-on-final-cut-pro-x https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1433-read-how-the-new-sony-xperia-commercial-got-cut-on-final-cut-pro-x sony xperia fcpx

It started off as a post from Thomas Carter on our popular Forum and as suggested, this Final Cut Pro X user story just had to make the front page. The new Sony Xperia commercial gets cut on FCPX and the result is rather superb. Enjoy.

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Articles Mon, 09 Jun 2014 06:26:43 +0000
Final Cut Pro X post produces the story of nineteen Porsche 911s racing through East Africa https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1432-final-cut-pro-x-post-produces-the-story-of-nineteen-porsche-911s-racing-through-east-africa https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1432-final-cut-pro-x-post-produces-the-story-of-nineteen-porsche-911s-racing-through-east-africa circuit pro FCPX

***Updated with a trailer for the programme***

When Circuit Pro looked to cover the East African Safari Classic Rally, they questioned which NLE should be used for post production. After starting with FCP7, they discounted Adobe's Premiere Pro due to bugs and ended up with Final Cut Pro X. So how did it all work out?

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Articles Fri, 06 Jun 2014 04:19:58 +0000
Relinking or replacing files in Final Cut Pro X https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1431-relinking-or-replacing-files-in-final-cut-pro-x https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1431-relinking-or-replacing-files-in-final-cut-pro-x macbreak fcpx relink

We are all still learning the best way to achieve an operation in FCPX as there are many different ways things can be done. In this week's episode of MacBreak Studio, we start off with an update with a better solution to a problem.

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FCP Tutorials Wed, 04 Jun 2014 05:26:22 +0000
Apple publish the 2014 Worldwide Developers Conference Keynote Presentation https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1430-apple-publish-the-2014-worldwide-developers-conference-keynote-presentation https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1430-apple-publish-the-2014-worldwide-developers-conference-keynote-presentation apple yosemite wwdc 2014

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.

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Articles Mon, 02 Jun 2014 20:41:15 +0000
What do we expect from Apple at this week's World Wide Developers Conference? https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1429-what-do-we-expect-from-apple-at-this-week-s-world-wide-developers-conference https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1429-what-do-we-expect-from-apple-at-this-week-s-world-wide-developers-conference WWDC 2014 preview

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?

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Articles Sun, 01 Jun 2014 14:04:14 +0000
40 free looks for FCPX using LUTs from Picture Instruments https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1428-40-free-looks-for-fcpx-using-luts-from-picture-instruments https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1428-40-free-looks-for-fcpx-using-luts-from-picture-instruments look converter 40 free

When we say free, there are a couple of caveats, but Look Converter is still a great way to get custom colour grades into Final Cut Pro X.

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FCP News Fri, 30 May 2014 12:12:33 +0000
The top ten Final Cut Pro X people to follow on Twitter https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1427-the-top-ten-final-cut-pro-x-people-to-follow-on-twitter https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1427-the-top-ten-final-cut-pro-x-people-to-follow-on-twitter twitter fcpx

The fastest way to get news these days is from Twitter. But who are the best people to follow when it comes to Final Cut Pro X?

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FCP News Thu, 29 May 2014 09:43:49 +0000
Animating a tilt-shift effect in Final Cut Pro X https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1425-animating-a-tilt-shift-effect-in-final-cut-pro-x https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1425-animating-a-tilt-shift-effect-in-final-cut-pro-x tilt shift fcpx macbreak

In this week's episode of MacBreak Studio, the guys return to Coremelt's SliceX plugin to remove a shadow and animate a tilt shift effect.

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FCP Tutorials Tue, 27 May 2014 12:24:07 +0000
Final Cut Library Manager 2 released with new features https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1424-final-cut-library-manager-2-released-with-new-features https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1424-final-cut-library-manager-2-released-with-new-features Final Cut Library Manager 2 FCPX

If there was an award for constant product development, it would go to Tim and Vincent at Arctic Whiteness. They have just released version 2 of their popular application for handling those FCPX libraries.

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FCP News Tue, 27 May 2014 09:06:05 +0000
Our latest Final Cut Pro X free tutorial roundup https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1423-our-latest-final-cut-pro-x-free-tutorial-roundup https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1423-our-latest-final-cut-pro-x-free-tutorial-roundup tutorial roundup 8

It was mentioned that we haven't done one of our big fat FCPX tutorial roundups recently. Let's fix that right now with range of videos from the quick tip to a detailed three part class.

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FCP Tutorials Tue, 20 May 2014 22:24:31 +0000
Using Final Cut Library Manager https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1422-using-final-cut-library-manager https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1422-using-final-cut-library-manager Library manager FCPX MBS

In this week's episode of MacBreak Studio, Marks Spencer shows Steve Martin how to manage FCPX libraries using Final Cut Library Manager from Arctic Whiteness.

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FCP Tutorials Tue, 20 May 2014 15:30:14 +0000
How to share Final Cut Pro X Libraries on a network using NFS https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1421-how-to-share-final-cut-pro-x-libraries-on-a-network-using-nfs https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1421-how-to-share-final-cut-pro-x-libraries-on-a-network-using-nfs NFS FCPX

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Filip Vandoorne has put together a very detailed guide on how to use libraries on an NFS filesystem. Could this be a much cheaper option to Xsan? Is desktop shared storage here?

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FCP Tutorials Mon, 19 May 2014 15:05:10 +0000
4K Display details in the OS X Mavericks v10.9.3 update https://www.fcp.co/hardware-and-software/1420-4k-display-details-in-the-os-x-mavericks-v10-9-3-update https://www.fcp.co/hardware-and-software/1420-4k-display-details-in-the-os-x-mavericks-v10-9-3-update 10 09 03 osx update

In the recent 10.9.3 update to Mavericks, it was mentioned in the details about improved 4K display for certain Mac models. A Knowledge Base article reveals all.

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Hardware & Software Mon, 19 May 2014 12:07:07 +0000
Tracks from FCPX Roles in the new Logic Pro X update https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1419-tracks-from-fcpx-roles-in-the-new-logic-pro-x-update https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1419-tracks-from-fcpx-roles-in-the-new-logic-pro-x-update logic update fcpx

There's some new functionality between the recent 10.0.7 update to Apple's Logic Pro X and Final Cut Pro X. Most interesting is the assignment of tracks from Roles.

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FCP News Thu, 15 May 2014 09:31:04 +0000
We are back online, what happened? https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1417-we-are-back-online-what-happened https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1417-we-are-back-online-what-happened fcpdotco offline

You might have noticed that we had to take the site down for a little over 24 hours. So what exactly happened?

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Articles Tue, 13 May 2014 12:15:10 +0000
Editing on the road with proxies in Final Cut Pro X https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1418-editing-on-the-road-with-proxies-in-final-cut-pro-x https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1418-editing-on-the-road-with-proxies-in-final-cut-pro-x macbreak studio proxies fcpx

So what happens if you want to take a large editing project on the road and use proxies only? Standby Mark and Steve with the answer in this week's new MacBreak Studio.

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FCP Tutorials Tue, 13 May 2014 12:15:09 +0000
Shot Notes X: Now on the Mac App Store https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1416-shot-notes-x-now-on-the-mac-app-store https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1416-shot-notes-x-now-on-the-mac-app-store shot notes FCPX

Hot on the heels of the Lumberjack System, Shot Notes X is an application that takes the data from a script supervisor on set and makes it available in the edit. Sam Mestman explains for FCP.co "no dailies, no carts, no labs, and no transcoding!" 

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FCP News Thu, 08 May 2014 22:20:04 +0000
The Lumberjack System logging tool for Final Cut Pro X is released https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1415-the-lumberjack-system-logging-tool-for-final-cut-pro-x-is-released https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1415-the-lumberjack-system-logging-tool-for-final-cut-pro-x-is-released Lumberjack logging system fcpx

Want to log on set on an iOS device or in a browser and then have all the keywords imported into Final Cut Pro X ready to edit? The Lumberjack System is a clever and quick way of first logging and then getting all that data into FCPX.

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FCP News Thu, 08 May 2014 08:18:01 +0000
Replacing temporary music in Final Cut Pro X https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1414-replacing-temporary-music-in-final-cut-pro-x https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1414-replacing-temporary-music-in-final-cut-pro-x MBS temp music fcpx

So you've edited a piece with music with a watermark or a low bit rate demo version. How do you go about replacing it with the full quality track without disturbing the edit?

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FCP Tutorials Wed, 07 May 2014 08:50:58 +0000
Win one of 5 copies of Digital Rebellion’s CinePlay, the new professional QuickTime video player https://www.fcp.co/hardware-and-software/1413-win-one-of-5-copies-of-digital-rebellion-s-cineplay-the-new-professional-quicktime-video-player https://www.fcp.co/hardware-and-software/1413-win-one-of-5-copies-of-digital-rebellion-s-cineplay-the-new-professional-quicktime-video-player Cineplay digital rebellion

***Winners Announced***

Digital Rebellion has just released CinePlay, a professional movie player replacement for QuickTime Player 7.  Lots of features and we have five licences to giveaway.

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Hardware & Software Sun, 04 May 2014 21:56:15 +0000
Red Giant release Universe, the community driven ever-expanding collection of plugins https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1412-red-giant-release-universe-the-community-driven-ever-expanding-collection-of-plugins https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1412-red-giant-release-universe-the-community-driven-ever-expanding-collection-of-plugins red giant universe

The beta has finished, Red Giant has announced that their new collection of plugins called Universe has now been officially released. There are multiple price plans and subscriptions available.

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FCP News Wed, 30 Apr 2014 12:19:14 +0000
Using Coremelt's Slice X in Final Cut Pro X https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1411-using-coremelt-s-slice-x-in-final-cut-pro-x https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1411-using-coremelt-s-slice-x-in-final-cut-pro-x macbreak fcpx sliceX

In this week's episode of MacBreak Studio, the tracking masking tool Slice X from Coremelt is demonstrated. See how easy it is to selectively colour correct a moving object.

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FCP Tutorials Tue, 29 Apr 2014 14:06:05 +0000
Fly around a webpage by using the 3D camera in Apple's Motion https://www.fcp.co/imovie/tutorials-for-apple-motion/1410-fly-around-a-webpage-by-using-the-3d-camera-in-apple-s-motion https://www.fcp.co/imovie/tutorials-for-apple-motion/1410-fly-around-a-webpage-by-using-the-3d-camera-in-apple-s-motion suiter motion webpage 3d camera

It's been a week of tutorials here on FCP.co and we thought that we would end it with a great Motion demo from Doug Suiter. Want to fly around a webpage? Now you can.

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Motion Tutorials Fri, 25 Apr 2014 13:16:35 +0000
FCPX broadcast commercial preparation & audio workflow by Michael Garber https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1409-fcpx-broadcast-commercial-preparation-audio-workflow-by-michael-garber https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1409-fcpx-broadcast-commercial-preparation-audio-workflow-by-michael-garber garber FCPX workflow

If you missed Michael Garber's Final Cut Pro X demos at NAB this month, don't worry. He's just published his multicam broadcast workflow online for everybody to pickup tips from.

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FCP Tutorials Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:28:49 +0000
Apple opens up the Mavericks OS X Beta Seed Program to everyone https://www.fcp.co/hardware-and-software/1408-apple-opens-up-the-mavericks-osx-beta-see-program-to-everyone https://www.fcp.co/hardware-and-software/1408-apple-opens-up-the-mavericks-osx-beta-see-program-to-everyone mavericks beta

In a very 'non-Apple' move, Apple has opened up their Mavericks OS X Beta to everybody. Now all users can test out the software and report bugs to Apple before its release.

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Hardware & Software Tue, 22 Apr 2014 20:56:07 +0000
Using the Timeline Index and Find & Replace to edit Titles in Final Cut Pro X https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1407-using-the-timeline-index-and-find-and-replace-to-edit-titles-in-final-cut-pro-x https://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/1407-using-the-timeline-index-and-find-and-replace-to-edit-titles-in-final-cut-pro-x