Want an easy way to do custom picture in picture effects in FCPX? Mark Spencer shows Steve Martin how their Callouts plugin gives editors a lot of options for overlaying video in boxes.
A fantastic presentation from sound editor Vickie Sampson at the recent Los Angeles Final Cut Pro User Group Meeting. Grab yourself a cup of coffee and learn from the lady who post dubbed all of the bus scenes in Speed
The guys from MacBreak Studio are back and this time they are doing requests. A move on from the normal show & tell, in this episode they build a scoreboard in Motion 5
Editing just won't be the same now that The Edit Button has been released. Automate your editing with this very simple GUI based editor, or maybe is this automation gone too far?
Crikey these guys don't half crank out the mini tutorials! In the second visit to MacBreak Studio this week, the subject is retiming or time stretching audio in Final Cut Pro X without changing the pitch. Also posted is the recent recording of MacBreak Studio Live.
Another episode of MacBreak Studio and this time the duo of Steve Martin and Mark Spencer tackle the problem of removing an unwanted piece of audio and replacing it with room tone.
Simon Ubsdell has been a regular contributor to our free FCPX effects list here on FCP.co. This is his first commercial product, a split screen building tool that goes far beyond your average split screen plugin.
Everybody loves Drobo, but they've been a bit quiet with new products recently and have been overtaken by other storage manufacturers. Things might change, they've just announced two new products, the 5D and the Mini.
Mark Spencer and Steve Martin return with another edition of MacBreak Studio, this time they take Motion 5 for a spin.
Another useful plugin from the husband and wife team of Graeme & Wendy Nattress. This $49 plugin makes animating 'video scrapbooks' from still images.
When software bills itself as 'The only truly professional shot listing app' it's worth a look to see if it lives up to the hype. Shotlister runs on your iOS device of choice and it's also half price at $9.99 for a week.
The tracker in Motion is good, but there are times when it just can't cope with a complex move. In this new episode of Macbreak Studio, the third party planar tracking application Mocha comes to the rescue.
Idustrial Revolution have updated their popular Volumetrix light spill plugin to give full compatibility with Final Cut Pro X. They have also given us five copies of their popular $49 plugin to give away.
How could you make a GoPro cooler? Add a WiFi BacPac that you can control with a waterproof remote and also stream the video to your mobile phone. We're impressed.
FCPX accepts a lot of formats for editing, one thing it won't do out of the box is allow you to edit in 3D. The newly released Version 4 of the Stereo3D Toolbox plugin from Dashwood Cinema Solutions brings 3D editing with custom onscreen controls to Final Cut Pro X.
The first word that springs to mind when we saw this new $35 pack of pre-keyed and animation capable elements & characters was 'original.' Released now for Final Cut Pro X & Motion, you can add these cartoon elements to your videos.
Yes you read the title right, the color square. Which of course should be the color board, but we have a feeling that Steve's new name for the tool just might stick! Whatever it's called, good Final Cut Pro X color correction tips from the duo.
We're pretty sure we've used the London bus analogy here on FCP.co before, but products from different manufacturers do seem to be released in batches. This time it's Tiffen with an FCPX friendly upgrade to their award winning pack of filters.
In this new episode of MacBreak Studio, Mark Spencer and Steve Martin talk about basic compositing in FCPX. You might not have a send to Motion feature, so can great greenscreen compositing be done directly in Final Cut Pro X?
Longtime plugin producer SugarFX has upgraded two of its plugins to work with FCPX. MagiMoto and Bubble Buddy are now fully compatible with Final Cut Pro X.
When the Final Cut Studio version of Pan & Zoom was released, it gave great Ken Burns style effects in Final Cut Pro 7 and was easy to use too. Noise Industries has now upgraded the free plugin to work with FCPX.
The boys at MacBreak Studio don't half crack out the tutorials at an impressive rate. This time they take a look at the creative rigging possibilities in Motion.
When Steve Martin describes a new feature as 'huge' then it's definitely worth a look. More great tips from the MacBreak guys, this time on searching meta data.
The Autosave Vault in FCP 7 has saved our bacon many times, but what about wanting to go back to older versions of your edit in Final Cut Pro X? We have 2 copies of Pro Versioner from Digital Rebellion to give away that allow you to step back in time on any NLE.
It's not Minority Report, but it's a stage nearer. Jason Chong is controlling Final Cut Pro X with custom gestures on an Apple Magic Trackpad. Can he edit without resorting to the mouse?
At the recent meeting of the LAFCPUG (CPUG?) Micheal Wohl gave a twenty minute presentation on the advanced audio features in FCPX. Lots of good tips in there and maybe some features you've yet to discover.
With the big debate about Final Cut Pro X still alight, it was refreshing to get a new and unbiased view. Chris Gatewood, a young filmmaker has been using FCPX to post produce his latest film.
Introduced in the 10.0.3 update, FCPX now supports layered Photoshop files. An unmissable 10 minutes from the MacBreak Studio guys on using those files in Final Cut Pro X.
Plugin producer SugarFX has launched two new products for Final Cut Pro X. Rolling Credits has many different styles of movie credit templates and Patterns is a pack of transitions.
The guys at Ripple Training have branched out from their excellent tutorials and released Callouts, a $49 FxFactory based plugin for Final Cut Pro X. If you need to make a graphic point onscreen, a few clicks of Callouts will make sure it's seen.
Using the restore function in Final Cut Pro 7 saved many a bad file, but what happens when you get a corrupted FCPX file? In this unmissable episode of MacBreak Studio, you'll learn how to repair a file that stops FCPX from opening.
When Google Drive was announced yesterday, everybody just thought it was just a similar product to Dropbox with competitive pricing. For us video editors, there's a lot more to it than just file sharing. Is this the future?
Two recent presentations that both talk about Final Cut Pro X. One from industry guru Evan Schectmann in the US, the other from Mark Richard Adams of Doghouse Productions in the UK.
We would say these guys are hot foot from their busy classes at NAB, but we suspect they batch record the popular MacBreak Studio episodes well in advance. More on using the camera in Motion 5.
Before the BlackMagic event this morning we went to the AJA Video Systems breakfast press conference. New products were announced including the Ki Pro Quad which will record 4K out of your Canon EOS C500.
Another MacBreak Studio and this time the duo of Mark Spencer and Steve Martin embark on the first leg of a three part journey to discover more about Motion's camera.
The first part of Alexis's introduction to BlackMagic Design's DaVinci Resolve was extremely popular. He's back with part two of three and we've also posted his appearance on the live version of MacBreak Studio where he goes into more detail about the job of a colorist.
Distributing templates and effects around different machines and editors can be made easy by using installers. Digital Rebellion's Pro Maintenance Tools gets an update that can build installers for custom plugin effects. Good job too as things are going to get even more complicated under Mountain Lion!
Steve Martin is joined by Alexis Van Hurkman this time on MacBreak Studio to talk about Blackmagic Design's DaVinci Resolve. A great 15 minutes worth of information.
Billed as a look at the new features in the Motion 5.0.2 update, this episode really is all about keyframing and dropzones. Not to be missed.
Adobe have announced that the latest version of Photoshop, CS6 is now in beta and available for free download. Yes the interface has gone dark and yes it can edit video too.
SugarFX have launched a plugin pack for Final Cut Pro X containing 32 different effects called Punchline. They have very kindly given us three copies to give away to FCP.co readers.
In this edition of MacBreak Studio, the guys take a look at the new relinking feature that was released in the FCPX 10.0.3 update.
It's been a week of plugin and software releases and there's more to come. Graeme Nattress has launched a pack of film transitions for FCPX, Motion and After Effects.
The final part in the multicam trilogy from Mark Spencer and Steve Martin on MacBreak Studio. This time they have a good look at multicam trimming in Final Cut Pro X.
40 minutes of update news from FCPX guru Larry Jordan when he presented at the recent meeting of the Los Angeles Final Cut Pro User Group.
Long term plugin writer and Motion guru Patrick Sheffield has moved two of his popular plugins over to the FxFactory delivery method. Priced At $19 and $29, they're not going to break the bank stylizing your footage.
Twixtor is an almost legendary plugin, for retiming footage for that extreme slomo look there isn't a better method. It's been released for FCPX, but sit down before you look at the price.
There are many ways to colour grade in FCPX. You can use the match colour feature right up to third party plugins. Kevin McAuliffe takes a look through the options.
If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a demo by an app's creator is a whole novel. Philip Hodgetts talks about getting Final Cut Pro 7 projects into FCPX using 7toX.
Mark Spencer and Steve Martin have published the next episode in their three part tutorial series on multicam editing in Final Cut Pro X.
A three part multicam editing in Final Cut Pro X special from Mark Spencer and Steve Martin on MacBreak Studio. We publish part one, the setup. Plus we link to their free update of the Ripple Training FCPX tutorials and publish a money off coupon code if you haven't bought them already.
An hour and a half on the new features in the 10.0.3 update of Final Cut Pro X. Plus another episode where Mark and Steve build a slider, but maybe not the slider you think...
Whatever you are doing, stop, get yourself a coffee and spend the next 30 minutes watching Michael talk about large format workflow. Packed full of information, this recent LAFCPUG presentation is not to be missed.
Although Mark Spencer looks like he's just about to play a large piano solo, he's actually describing rigging in Motion and how the effects are published in Final Cut Pro X. Advanced FCPX & Motion work here.
There has been quite a bit of chat on our forums about Compound Clips in FCPX, so this new episode of MacBreak Studio is very well timed. Great advice.
A slightly different MacBreak Studio Live this month. This time Steve Kantor joins the regulars where they take a look at Avid's Media Composer 6 and how it compares and differs from Final Cut Pro X. It's a good battle!
Eye Scream Factory have launched 74 DVE effects for Boris Red and that means they will work in our old friend Final Cut Pro 7.
****Updated with winners****
FxFactory Pro 3 from Noise Industries was officially announced by press release today. We have two copies of this revolutionary set of plugins for Final Cut Pro X and FCP7 to give away.
A brand new plugin from Graeme Nattress, Levels and Curves gives you on screen colour correction controls in Final Cut Pro X.
***Updated with Winners***
Idustrial Revolution have released a pack of XEffects Tech Transitions for Final Cut Pro X. They've also very kindly given us three copies to give away in a competition.
This is a unique colour correction plugin from the people who bought you Motype and Nodes. Now you can colour correct in FCPX without taking your eyes off the viewer!
The boys are back on MacBreak Studio, this time they are talking about one of the oldest techniques in television post production: The three point edit.
There's bound to be a lot of expectation when you go on stage with a presentation entitled "10 things you might not know about Final Cut Pro X." Victor Maldonado gets a grilling, but that's not why we are posting the video.
Slightly usurped by Bruce Sharp's PluralEyes demo yesterday, our MacBreak Studio duo of Steve Martin and Mark Spencer show us how to multicam edit in Final Cut Pro X when there is no multicam editing in Final Cut Pro X!
We first saw this yesterday, but we have been waiting for a download link. Singular Software have released a free beta version of PluralEyes for FCPX. The most interesting video of the week too.
Digital Rebellion have put more than 300 updates into their media management product, Pro Media Tools which is now at Version 1.1. They have also very kindly given us 2 copies to giveaway.
Boris FX have updated Soundbite to version 1.1 which brings support for FCPX. Once called 'Get' this piece of software can be invaluable for finding words or phrases in recorded media.
Today Blackmagic Design announced they have purchased Teranex Systems Inc, a company that specialises in hardware frame rate conversion, noise reduction, film restoration and compression.
It's been a while since we had a giveaway on FCP.co so we thought we would team up with Weynand.com to offer you the chance of winning a copy of the newly released Pro Audio To Go 48 kHz audio recorders for your iPhone.
Looking to make your Final Cut Pro X projects a bit more festive? Learn how to build custom snowflakes in Motion.
We thought it had been a while since we heard from the MacBreak Studio guys and we were right, we had missed this episode. So here's the latest live MacBreak that's all FCPX.
Over the last week we have seen a few videos that we have featured here on FCP.co pulled from the two big video sites. Removed for different reasons, but users should remember you are broadcasting to the world.
We have all seen how snappy the operation of Final Cut Pro X is in demos, but what about the operational speed with a large real life project with lots of clips and keywords?
Good job we have Mark Spencer and Steve Martin on hand to give us the answer, here is the latest edition of MacBreak Studio.
By kind permission of the the guys who run the SuperMeets, we present the entire presentation lineup from the recent Boston event. DaVinci Resolve, Canon EOS, Autodesk Smoke, Avid Media Composer 6 and the editor of Black Swan are all on the billing.
So you don't like the colorboard in Final Cut Pro X? Not a problem as there is a nifty trick to get similar FCP7 colorwheel control back.
***Updated with link to Canon & Red liveblogs***
What a news day today is going to be! Three huge announcements from three large companies, Canon, Red and Avid all have special events planned.
Walter's comments about FCPX certainly created a stir when they were published. Premiered here on FCP.co by kind permission of the organisers is the full presentation from that night: "In Conversation with Walter Murch"
The boys are back with another episode of MacBreak Studio. This time Steve Martin and Mark Spencer look at greenscreen keying with a couple of cool tricks for Final Cut Pro X.
Probably one of the most common graphics you'll have to build as an editor is the 'lower third.' More tips in this Macbreak Studio on how to roll your own for FCPX
Noise industries must be one of the most prolific tutorial makers for plugins out there. These two new plugin tutorials are for stylising video.
A slightly different MacBreak studio for you this time. This is the 'Directors Cut' or the version you would find in the extras on a DVD. FCPX color correcting, keying and a lot lot more.
***Updated with new GoPro HD Hero2 demo video***
We are big fans of GoPro's, they seem to have taken adventure sports videos to a new level. Now GoPro have released an update, the GoPro HD Hero2.
A headline writers dream, not the name of the product but the opportunity was far too good to miss! ISP from Japan have updated their Film Color like HDR plugin to work with Final Cut Pro X.
There has been a huge buzz on the Internet since it was announced that BlackMagic Design's DaVinci Resolve 8.1 would take FCPX projects. Patrick Woodard gives us half an hour of how he grades using the application.
Another episode of MacBreak Studio and this time Mark and Steve take a closer look at GPU rendering in Final Cut Pro X and distributed rendering with Compressor.
Friday saw the release of Resolve 8.1, an update to the color grading tool that now allows the import and export of FCPX projects. What followed however was a weekend of discovery when editors realised they could use this to swap projects between FCPX and FCP7.
We know that Final Cut Pro X is great for converting and editing quicktime files from DSLR cameras such as the Canon 5D. What if you want a more robust method for ingesting, cataloging and backups?
How many Final Cut Pro X editors haven't used or even installed Motion5? Well if you are one of them then this episode of Macbreak Studio is a good place to start to understand the creative possibilities the app could bring.
Wow is all we can say. 48 GoPro cameras all running in an array filming a surfer at sea, you know it's going to be impressive.
Now that the interoperability between Final Cut Pro X and Blackmagic's DaVinci Resolve has been announced, we are sure many editors are going to be looking at this combination to grade their projects. Patrick Inhofer takes us on a 2 hour Resolve catch up course.
Mark Spencer presents Motion for FCPX editors at the recent Los Angeles Final Cut Pro User Group meeting. He illustrates with examples the fact that you don't need to know Motion to benefit from its image processing tools in FCPX.
Over half an hour of information and tips on Final Cut Pro X from Steve Martin of Ripple Training. The first presentation we've seen stopped by a heckler too.
We know we looked at using roles in Final Cut Pro X earlier this week, but these guys go into a lot more depth. One super useful alpha channel tip in there that's not to be missed.
Alex Lindsay, Steve Martin and Mark Spencer present another 90 minutes of MacBreak Studio. In this episode they concentrate on the news, features and problems of the Final Cut Pro X 10.0.1 update.
*** Winners announced***
Today Idustrial Revolution has announced that its popular particle effect filter and transition plugin ParticleMetrix is now available for Final Cut Pro X. We have five copies of this flexible plugin to give away.
A popular effect that's often requested, VU meters that move in sync with the audio track. Here's a good tutorial showing how that's achieved using the audio and quantize parameter behaviors.
Two completely different tutorials on using green screen in your productions. One of them qualifies for inclusion as it describes the process in Final Cut Pro X, the other because it's informative and fun for a Friday.
So where is the deinterlace filter in Final Cut Pro X? A question asked by many including ourselves. FXMahoney has come up with a rather neat FCPX deinterlace tip.
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