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!
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.
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.
In rather a shock move to us, Hamburg PRO Media has withdrawn its FCPX products from sale.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?
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.
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.
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!
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.
People use FCPX in many different ways. One of the uses we didn't expect it would shine at is stop motion animation editing.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
***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?
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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!"
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
We are back from the Easter Break and back to the Final Cut Pro X news. Just before we packed up for the break, John Davidson from Magic Feather told us he has published a new FCPX On-Air tutorial and the finished edit.
In the last of our video reports from NAB 2014 (Not bad seeing as we were not planning to do any due to lack of staff!) we talk to Peter McAuley from Boris FX who introduces us to BCC9.
There are many Final Cut Pro X editors out there who have never even opened up the Timeline Index. Steve Martin And Mark Spencer take a look at what it is and what exactly it does.
We have had lots of comments on our forums from people wanting to know what exactly were the new announcements from Coremelt at NAB 2014. Good job we had our guys on the NAB show floor to ask Roger for the latest news.
Continuing with our videos series from NAB 2104, Jim Tierney demonstrates Digital Anarchy's new flicker removal plugin running in Final Cut Pro X.
Normally when you attend a trade show, you know more or less what's going to be there and what will be the headline grabbers. So it's always nice to come across something unexpected and cool. Sony's Ci Mediacloud is such a product and it ties right in with FCPX.
It didn't take long for the peripherals to start echoing the Mac Pro design. G-Technology announced three new products at NAB2014, two of which were black, curved and fast!
Want to secure your precious Mac Pro into a rack? Then this is one way to do it with the new Sonnet xMac Pro Server. Want to expand with PCIe cards too? No problem. Want two Mac Pros in the same rack...
The new Nodes 2 plugin from Yanobox was announced at the Supermeet in Las Vegas last night. Create complex visual animations in Final Cut Pro X, FCP7, Motion, Adobe After Effects & Premiere Pro.
It might be NAB week, but the MacBreak Studio tutorials keep on coming. In this new episode the boys take a look at keyframes in Final Cut Pro X. (And Steve sticks his tongue out!)
Some hot news that's not off the NAB show floor. Automatically track and censor faces within FCPX, Motion, Adobe After After Effects and Premiere with the new Secret Identity plugin. We are impressed, very impressed.
Cantemo Portal is the Apple preferred Digital Asset Management tool for use with FCPX. Jonathan Eric Tyrrell takes a look at how the DAM handles Final Cut Pro X libraries.
Earlier in the week we had FCP guru Larry Jordan's take on what he expects to see at NAB next week. This time it's workflow guru Sam Mestman's turn to look into the crystal ball...
Music video Dreamin' by Pillar Point was shot on a RED Epic, edited on Final Cut Pro X and graded in DaVinci Resolve.
We have talked about multicam editing in FCPX many times here on FCP.co, but what about the audio? In this new episode of MacBreak Studio, that's exactly what the boys concentrate on this week.
A couple of great tips from our Forum. Get a bigger timecode window with FCPX and also an application to enable, disable and remove effects.
Unlimited Filters from Picture Instruments allows a user to build looks in Photoshop and then take the LUT grades and apply them in FCPX, Adobe's Premiere Pro and After Effects.
You will be seeing a lot of this video on social media over the next few days. Called 'Learn how to use Final Cut Pro X in 30 mins or less' it aims to do exactly that. Please excuse the exclamation mark on the headline, but we thought it was worth it.
The brief was simple, push the new Mac Pro and FCPX to the limit. Never mind 4k or 8K, we went large on everything until things broke. Alex Gollner and Peter Wiggins perform the ultimate stress test.
A new episode of MacBreak Studio and this week we have an updated way to copy a Library without taking optimised and proxy media over.
A few months ago, we posted a story about the short film 'Brother Sister.' Shot on a Blackmagic Cinema Camera and post produced in Final Cut Pro X, we now can publish the finished production.
The Invisible Peak is a superb short film about the history of Mt. Tamalpais in Marin County in the North San Francisco Bay Area. Shot and edited by Gary Yost, he has very kindly put together a very detailed description of how the film was shot using stunning time lapses and of course how it was all put together in Final Cut Pro X.
After a great tease video, the news is out. Universe from Red Giant is a new system for building plugins for multiple hosts on OSX and Windows machines. It's community driven and a variety of subscription plans gets you access to a growing library of effects.
A new episode of MacBreak Studio and this week the boys are looking at Mark's favourite subject: Camera Archives. You might laugh, but making archives might just save your bacon one day.
An excellent Final Cut Pro X user story from Jonathan Gilbert at Anchour. He produces some cracking pictures from his Canon 5D MkIII using a Raw workflow which end up in FCPX.
We publish the next there videos from the recent FCPWORKS event. Rune Hansen (Azteca case study,) Alex Grossman from Stornext and Daniel Tapie from Softron are all up on the stage.
A new $6 application that we are rather excited about. Final Cut Library Manager not only lets you catalog libraries across drives, it also lets you free up space by deleting unwanted files safely.
It's been unboxed, boxed up, driven down motorways, plugged into Xsans, ISIS and numerous Thunderbolt drives. We have spent a lot of time with the new Mac Pro running FCP 10.1, so what are our long term findings?
On a rather slow news day and after a long walk around BVE yesterday, we thought it would be a great time for one of FCP.co's legendary giveaways. We have teamed up with MotionVFX to give away 5 copies of their mObject Pro Bundle, each worth $399.
More from the Ripple guys today (Where do they find the time?) It's Tuesday, so it's MacBreak Studio time and in this new episode, Steve and Mark take a look at using Auditions.
New to the Final Cut Pro X ecosystem, designer Harry Frank has released a pack of modern style lower thirds. Priced at $49 for 20, we also have a 15% off coupon code.
A superb user story about the shooting and then editing (on FCPX) of a series of corporate films about fly fishing in Iceland. Lots of material, lots of formats, so how did Final Cut Pro X perform?
Ripple Training has released a new training course called Creative Editing in Final Cut Pro X. Hosted by Abba Shapiro, it majors on the art of editing. There's also 25% off until March the 3rd.
FCPWORKS has just published videos of three of the presentations from their recent event in Los Angeles. Alexis Van Hurkman, Sam Mestman and Bryce Button are all on stage.
MotionVFX has just released a new pack of film strip and light burns for FCPX. Priced at $49 the new pack has been made with 4K elements for those extra pixels.
Number four in the series of MacBreak Studio's episodes on the new Mac Pro, this week they look at multicam. When we say multicam, we of course mean 4K multicam on the Mac Pro.
Coming back to the plugin market are Tangent FX with an all new glitch error plugin pack called Glitcher 2. Priced at $19, FCP.co readers can get 15% off with a coupon code.
We continue with the series on the new Mac Pro. Episode three and the boys are testing out the FCPX performance on the shiny new Mac Pro.
We had the pleasure of spending a day at Timelime TV with Pierre Chevalier from Softron. The idea? To test out new workflows on shared storage for fast turnaround TV production. We also post one amazing video that's not to be missed!
At the recent Los Angeles Creative Pro User Group, Neil Smith from LumaForge explored the new Mac Pro's speed and its storage options. He also demos the new networking option in town, one that we are getting very excited about.!
We have covered many plugins for visual content, but not many for audio, so good to see that SmartSound has just released a Sonicfire Pro Plugin for FCPX. Is this the way to choose and licence music for your productions?
Tuesday afternoon means one thing, a brand new episode of MacBreak Studio! We pick it up where we left off with the boys exploring their ultimate Final Cut Pro X system in more detail. We also publish their FCPX (10.1) presentation from the recent LACPUG meeting. Grab a coffee!
***Updated with direct iTunes link***
One we have been keeping our eye on for the release, the new Final Cut Pro X 10.1 Professional Post Production book is out in Kindle & Ebook format. Authored by Brendan Boykin and published by Peachpit, this book follows a whole project through from start to finish.
There are many ways to boil down an interview so that it makes the most sense and comes out at the right duration. Slavik Boyechko has an ingenious method to transcribe his interviews to make life easier.
Slightly later in the week than normal and the victim of a false start (which has been fixed!) Steve and Mark set out to build their ultimate Final Cut Pro X system based on the new Mac Pro.
We have some very clever people on our Forum, one of them is Quentin Stafford-Fraser who has done some expert digging on how FCPX looks for external media. Did you know you can move media to another folder and FCPX will track it? No, neither did we...
Just as we were packing up for the day, we got permission to embed the FCPX demo reel from the recent FCPWORKS event that was held in Los Angeles over the weekend.
We have been teased with test renders and snippets of news about this plugin for a few weeks. It's been well worth the wait as mObject brings amazing 3d textured objects and text into Motion and then into Final Cut Pro X.
Ripple Training has just released their new version of Mastering Multicam Editing in FCPX. The tutorial is now on its third edition. Brand new lessons for 10.1, new downloadable examples and all the info on the latest techniques for $39.99.
Larry Jordan held an event on the 14th of January entitled '4K and Final Cut Pro X' We have posted all the videos Larry has published so far, one is not to be missed!
So what is going to happen to content creation this year? We don't know, but we know a man who has more insight than others. Sam Mestman looks into the crystal ball in this new article about the future of media.
It's a great headline, but the facts are there to back it up. At a recent meeting at the Digital Cinema Society, Neil Smith from LumaForge gave us more information on that film...
There are some concepts that are easier to show with a live demo then reading about them, even with a lot of graphics included. This is one of them, moving media around in Final Cut Pro X.
Being back in the office after the Mac Pro's three week excursion on broadcast jobs means we can catch up with things. There's three great podcasts to listen to for a start!
At a quick glance, you might not think this 10.1 update to Blackmagic Design's DaVinci Resolve colour grading application a big deal. Look again as the support of FCPX XML 10.1 means much more interoperability.
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