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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…
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We built a pool! Publishing animating Motion textures to Final Cut Pro X

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…
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Controlling shapes: The mysteries of OSC in Final Cut Pro X revealed, Part 2

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…

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LAFCPUG Vickie Sampson

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

There are so many pieces of advice in this half an hour it is hard to single out one as an example. We are working editors here at FCP.co and we share Vickie's pain when she recounts having to go through different takes to find words without clunks behind them or scrabbling around trying to find a second of room tone. We've all been there!

She is quite right in saying that sound quality is often overlooked when shooting films. A lot of the problems we wrestle with in post could have been fixed with a bit of thought on the shoot day. Vickie should know what she is talking about as she has a impressive long list of credits on IMDB including Speed, Donnie Darko & Pirates of the Caribbean.

Great stuff from Vickie which we again have to thank Michael Horton of the LAFCPUG for publishing.


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