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
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
Berlin based trainer and writer Gabriele Weßling has just published a €12-90 Ebook in German on Final Cut Pro X 10.1.4.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
**Updated with workaround**
Steve Martin calls this new episode of MacBreak Studio 'The Compound Clip Conundrum.' So what's the problem and how do you fix it?
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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?
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!
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.
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?
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.
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.
A complete mix of tutorials from Ripple this week. Heavyweight RED workflow from Steve and audio crossfades and exploding text with Motion from Mark.
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.
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.
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?
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.
Following on from last week's part one tutorial on storyboarding, Steve and Mark take a longer look at placeholders in this second tutorial.
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.
Two new sets of plugins from MotionVFX. One click movie look colour grading with mLUT and many creative animation options with mCharacter 2.
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.
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.
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.
Chris Fenwick has been kicking out the FCPX podcasts on a regular basis. The 100th episode was an opportunity to do something different.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
FocalPoint Server allows FCPX libraries to be shared and managed within workgroups. One large step to making collaborative workflow easier.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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