How do you keep all your custom Final Cut Pro X and Motion 5 effects synchronised across multiple machines? Turner Hall sent us this handy tip.
What do you do when you've just downloaded a new app? Doesn't everybody open the package contents and have a look at the internal frameworks and resources? Alex Gollner kindly put together this summary of his detective work for FCP.co.
So you've shot your footage on a Canon 5D using the CineStyle picture profile from Technicolor, now you want to edit in FCPX. Do you need a plugin?
When we saw that building effects using rigging in Motion was possible, we didn't think it would be long before more complex designs were posted. This aperture effect is a good example.
Over the weekend Scott sent us an email about his recent webinar on FCPX. We will let him take up the story about the list after the break.
It started off with a few late night tweets a couple of days ago about a possible price rise of Final Cut Pro X on the UK App Store. We have to admit we're slightly confused, so please chip in with your global findings.
Final Cut Pro has never been good at slow motion. The introduction of FCPX has now brought Optical Flow retiming within the app -so what does video at 1% of original speed look like?
Rob Tinworth has made this short video on his life with Final Cut Pro. We won't say too much about it, we'll let you enjoy the ride. Expect this to get posted on every blog in the next 24 hours.
Oliver doesn't go for link bait headlines or 'First Look' reviews that get published 30 minutes after a product is released. He takes his time and writes probably some of the best articles on editing on the internet.
We had a rather irate email from a reader saying that these tutorials had no place on our website. We disagree as we think anybody whether a student or author with Jordonian status has voice and a place.
Digital Rebellion have upgraded and renamed their very successful FCS Maintenance Pack to Pro Maintenance Tools. More supported apps, more features, Lion compatible and we have two copies to give away.
If you want to edit fast on any non-linear system then you'll need to know as many keyboard shortcuts as possible. The problem is trying to remember all of them! Here are two solutions that might help.
If you've been editing with FCPX then you will know it is an all or nothing approach with showing your media in the event library. Here are two solutions that get round that problem, one gives Xsan compatibility too.
Is there any type of software that Lynda.com doesn't have training for? Yes, Final Cut Pro X, but the course is scheduled for release at the end of this month. They've posted some free tutorials as a taste.
Not many details about this customisable waving flag template from Sight-Creations. Does exactly what it says on the tin, demo video and download link after the break.
Over the last few days we have been running a series of Dan's free FCPX tutorials. Today we post the last four in a collection of thirteen. Subjects include blend modes, transitions, keyframes and creating still frames.
Mark Spencer and Ripple Training have released this free set of twelve generators for FCPX. Volume 1 mimics the generators found in Final Cut Pro 7.
We did say that today were going to publish Dan's next four free Final Cut Pro X tutorials, but that was before we discovered he had published a 7.5 video!
Want some more transitions for FCPX? CGM have released a plugin pack of 27 editable transitions for Final Cut Pro X. We have four copies to give away!
Dan Allen, a student filmaker has published 12 free tutorials for Final Cut Pro X. We always like to feature new tutorial makers so we've posted the first four after the break.
Whoa! hang on, don't spit your coffee out, this isn't a standalone Final Cut Pro X app running on an iPad, it's actually FCPX running remotely. We've seen this before but here Matts Macintosh shows us how well the GUI would work if FCPX was an iPad app. Interesting and frightening.
Want to know more about the effects within FCPX? Or maybe you want to know how important metadata is within Final Cut Pro X? These set of videos will get you up to speed.
Alex Gollner, a regular here on FCP.co has posted a free 8 point garbage matte filter. Always a handy tool for matting out unwanted objects and you can't beat free!
Apple have released a Knowledge Base article on how to import XDCAM footage into FCPX. Hang on a minute though, this isn't new news is it? Or are we missing something here?
Michael was there right at the start of Final Cut development at Macromedia before Apple bought the program, so he's got a pretty good background in NLE design and how things work. Some excellent advice from him in these three videos from the recent LAFCPUG meeting.
It is not a scientific comparison by any stretch of the imagination, but what happens when FCP7 and FCPX go head to head in an editing speed test? A slow news day in the FCP world? Maybe but at least it's not another blog post with the same old FCPX rehash.
We deliberated long and hard about posting this video and in the end after watching it with fellow Final Cut Pro editors and laughing at it again, we decided to publish. Another take on FCPX this time staring Leonardo DiCaprio.
Who says Apple aren't listening? Today they have published two Final Cut Pro X pages on their website that answer some of those FCPX questions and highlight its pro editing features.
Is it a late night poker game? Has Alex gone 'all in' and bet his iPad? No, it's a two hour chat about Final Cut Pro X, Motion 5 and a bit of Compressor dealt from the bottom of the pack.
We predicted that as soon as Final Cut Pro X was released there would be a huge amount of free online tutorials available. Izzy Hyman has not only posted this free 26 part tutorial, but he's also made media available for download too.
Some people say Larry is an FCP God. At the recent London SuperMeet last week he had a full 'house' of followers ready and eager to hear his wisdom. Watch the four part video after the break.
No sooner had we posted the voiceover recording video, PixelWizard posted this video in the comments. A Final Cut Pro tutorial on matching colours and using vignettes.
Sandwiched on Petitiononline.com in between 'Ban animal gas chambers' and 'Petition to tackle the rise of Islamophobia' is 'Final Cut Pro X is not a professional application.' Do we really need to sign this to get the message to Apple?
How does a free one hour tutorial on FCPX to get you started sound? This offer comes from Michael Wohl who has announced his range of Final Cut Pro training videos. He also has some intersting comments about our new NLE.
These are exactly the type of tutorial videos we thought would be flooding the internet once FCPX was released. Short and to the point, this video shows how to record a VO in Final Cut Pro X.
Things must be bad when we can find two new videos on a Monday morning that indicate the authors' displeasures with FCPX. At least it makes a change from reading the same blog reposted everywhere. An alternative ad posted too.
FCP.co had a bit of an outing to the SuperMeet in London last night. On stage Todd Prives showed the crowd 'Edge', a new $299 plugin with built in presets to give your footage an instant grade.
One of the frustrations of publishing Master Templates from Motion 4 to FCP7 was the fact that dropzones and text entry/tracking were the only controls that transferred between the apps. With Motion 5 and FCPX that's all changed, welcome to rig building.
Wow, when criticism of a product goes mainstream you know you're in trouble. This video isn't going to go down well in Cupertino, it did make good excellent viewing for a friday though.
Yes you read the headline right. Not only have MotionVFX started to publish Motion 5 templates on their store, they are also offering 5 $200 gift certificates in an exclusive FCP.co giveaway competition. All you have to do is tweet!
This is a very brief first look at the some of the key features of FCPX from the viewpoint of the professional editor. Not the data wrangler, not the media manager, not the one-stop shop, production-company-in-a-bedroom. The cutter.
FCPX day two and we are starting to look into the new app a little closer and examine its possibilities and check out third party products. What plugins are available for FCPX? Will my old plugins work with FCPX?
I think we have all realised today that maybe keeping your copy of FCP7 close by is handy. If you haven't partitioned a disk or have multiple boot drives installed, Apple have an official procedure to get both versions working.
So you just finished your first FCPX job and you need to send the audio off for mixing in a plush suite with all those faders that move up and down when nobody touches them. Automatic Duck have released an update to Pro Export FCP to help you get the files and data out.
We are very proud to launch our FCP Community page and Forum today. We have included some amazing functionality for users - profiles, groups, events and forum postings to mention a few, everybody is welcome.
We all know that we will be able to download OS X Lion from the Mac App Store in July. But what if you have multiple seats that need upgrading and would a possible volume licence apply to other (ahem) downloadable apps in the future?
What? At the recent meeting of the Los Angeles Final Cut Pro User Group, FCP guru Larry said exactly that on stage. The four videos after the break are well worth a watch if you are going to be buying FCPX next week.
Yesterday we showed you the video of the first three of six editors talking about how they think FCPX will affect editing, training and the whole FCP ecosystem. Today it is the turn of the last three and a group discussion to round things off.
Everybody eagerly awaited the SuperMeet on the 12th of April in Las Vegas as the new Final Cut Pro was due to be unveiled to the audience. A lot has happened since: two months on, the show moves to London. Will FCPX make an appearance?
You might have become bored of twitpic screenshots by now, so we thought we would post these two FCPX discussion preview videos from MacVideo. How will it affect editors? What are the new features we should look out for? What about training? All covered in this presentation from June 9th.
Larry was the guy who coined the phrase "It's a jaw-dropper" when he had a preview of FCPX back in February. You can be sure he will have his Final Cut Pro X training sessions well prepared for his seminar on July 12.
15/6/11 Ripple Training Inc. issue cease and desist letters, MortGoldman2 twitter account suspended
14/6/11 MortGoldman2 continues to publish more screengrabs of FCPX
13/6/11 Another update. The owner of the screengrabs has contacted us or a second time to say that they images were obtained by·unauthorised access to his server. ·We will be more than happy to pass on any information you might have to help find the culprit.
A bit of a sad update. We have been contacted by the author of the screengrabs and have been asked to take them down. In the spirit of trying to keep the peace within the FCP ecosystem, we have decided not to continue displaying them or mention the originating company. However the genie has long left the bottle, we picked up the story some 3 hours after the pictures were uploaded and tweeted by MortGoldman2 (Family Guy character) to the world. The grabs were still there last time we looked but no doubt will be removed at some point. We also noted that MacRumours were running the story, so if you must see the grabs then please head over to their article.
You should never check your emails before you go to bed. Thank you to everybody who mailed in saying these new FCPX screengrabs have appeared online late on Sunday night. Doubtless more speculation from everybody tomorrow! More pics and links to original highres grabs after the break
On taking a closer look at the screengrabs from yesterday, we found out some interesting new functionality. Can we build our own effects, generators and transitions with the Motion5(X) FCPX partnership?
***Updated with embedded YouTube HD video of keynote***
With no new hardware and no sign of FCPX, Steve Jobs' keynote speech was nevertheless a classic. We detail some of the points that will relate to the Pro Apps user. How about a 97% price reduction for one!
Editing is a lonely business, us editors rarely mix so that's why we spend so much time on the internet! Want to hear five top editors talk about their hope for the new version, their concerns, and how they are preparing for the impending change in editing technology?
So the big question for today is will we see FCPX in the Steve Jobs keynote presentation at the Worldwide Developers Conference?
Chris Culp decided to film himself editing on Final Cut Pro and then compress that down into a one minute video. It made us think of two things. 1: Editors don't move much during the day and 2: There are many different ways to control FCP. What's yours?
Everybody loves plugins within Final Cut Pro, there are now hundreds to buy or download free in the FCP 'Ecosystem.' With the radically new FCPX less than a month away, what is going to happen to your favourite FXScript plugins?
It's not an FCPX tutorial, but it's not far off. Nice to see somebody who knows iMovie talk well about its relationship to FCPX.
If you've been reading our site for a while, you will know we think that there will be big changes in training once FCPX has been released. There will be winners, but there will be a lot more losers. Have VASST taken a long hard look at FCPX and decided that it's just not worth producing FCP training products?
You can't beat a good Hitler spoof when you want to parody some new situation, and the bunker rant scene from 'Downfall' is a particular YouTube favourite. Put together Hitler with FCPX and you've got an explosive situation. And when he calms down and considers the benefits, even the führer can see the awesome rendering possibilities. We particularly liked the bit about clip-collision.
We've covered a variety of light leak effects here from the free downloads right up to a hard disk full of 4K flashes, scratches and flares. CrumplePop have joined in with a package of over 43 1080p styles for $69.
Do all the old versions of Final Cut with manuals really add up to 17kg? The dumping of the boxes got us thinking though, what should we do to prepare for FCPX?
Two great interviews by Rick Young of MacVideo filmed at the recent SuperMeet in Las Vegas. Steve Martin and Ned Soltz talk about the new Final Cut Pro, FCPX.
Take a look at the video above. The new FCPX in action? Wrong, it's an iMovie timeline worked up by Scott Simmonds. Looks slightly familiar doesn't it?
Is it possible to give an award to a product that hasn't been released yet? Of course as Videomaker have given the NAB 2011 award to Apple's Final Cut Pro X.
Walter knows his stuff, he grades using Color on a regular basis and has produced a top selling Color instructional DVD. He managed to squeeze some demo time at NAB to take a look at Baselight and the FCP plugin.
Two reasons for posting this video. The first is the fact that PluralEyes is a pretty amazing piece of software for synching clips and audio together. The second, well take a look after the break.
Those FCPX Presentations filmed from iPhones, iPads, Canons, Nikons, and Panasonics are starting to spring up across the net, like Pink Floyd bootlegs. Some have been filmed from bags, other like Emmanuel Pampuri's managed to get both presentation party and screen in shot, and with a somewhat frenzied sting on the front! Well done Manu for posting so soon. Part 2 after the break.
FCPX - It was the news we've been waiting a few years for but it was worth it. Awesome, jaw dropping call it what you want FCPX (10) takes editing to a new level. All the new features after the break.
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