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FCPX plugin roundup december

In this months plugin roundup we have a new grading plugin from Pixel Film Studios, an interesting update to 3D rendering in FCPX with Super Charger and two new plugins from the FxFactory stable. 

First of all some serious news. You might have spotted that a producer of templates for Motion had a somewhat childish rant on Twitter recently that was probably directed at us. Not only was the factual content incorrect, we couldn't really see the point of such an outburst.

We try to give everybody's products a fair airing on FCP.co and we are particularly keen to give the smaller contributors to the FCP ecosystem publicity. The company involved has had massive publicity from us in the past, but due to their unprofessional posts we feel we can't promote that particular company's products any more. Slightly ironic as their latest product was to feature in this roundup.

A shame but there you go, you can't please all the people all the time and hopefully that is the end of the matter.

Onwards with new and updated plugins for December.

First is a new Final Cut Pro X plugin from Pixel Film Studios called PROMOOD, it's a collection of 55 colour process looks. The plugin normally retails for $49.95 but is on sale discounted down to $29.95.

 

Next up is a plugin that has seen more development and a 50% reduction in price. Super Charger by I love QC (Quartz Composer) is a plugin that allows the import of 3D models directly into FCPX. We have been interested in this plugin since its release and it is good to see a lot of improvements and new 'setups' in Version2 which now sells for $49.

"Our 3D supercharger package now comes with an amazing 7 individual plugins, allowing you to load full 3D scenes, individual models, rotate, zoom, pan, keyframe, animate, effect and render all inside Final Cut X, no additional software required"

We can see a great future for this plugin, especially if the developers manage to crack 3D text. We might be tinkering around with this one over Christmas.

A few videos of Super Charger in action starting off with look at what Super Charger v2 can do in FCPX.

 

The next video walks through how to import a 3D model into the plugin. We are very pleased that I Love QC took up our suggestion of being able to overlay models directly onto video.

 

If the 3D city scene caught your eye, this video will be of interest as it shows how it was animated. Stock footage of a graphic city scene would cost about the same so you can see how this plugin could save time and money.

 

Two new FCPX products from existing plugin developers who use FxFactory for delivery and copyright protection.

Tokyo Pipinator is a $49 plugin that makes the overlaying of video in boxes easy, hence the name. Each instance can be flown on and off by adjusting the very clever and intuitive onscreen controls. The plugin's author Simon Ubsdell is a regular contributor of free FCPX effects and templates on our forum and it's good to see him return with an excellent second commercial product.

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Also returning with a second plugin package is Dylan (Another Forum regular!) from Stupid Raisins. His new $49 plugin called Block Pop is a collection of 23 block transforming transitions for Final Cut Pro X.

 

Phew! Quite a lot to get through. We also have a sneaky suspicion that there are at least two other new plugin products close to release, so watch this space!

 

 


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I am the Editor-in-Chief of FCP.co and have run the website since its inception ten years ago.

I have also worked as a broadcast and corporate editor for over 30 years, starting on one inch tape, working through many formats, right up to today's NLEs.

Under the name Idustrial Revolution, I have written and sold plugins for Final Cut Pro for 13 years.

I was made a Freeman of Lichfield through The Worshipful Company of Smiths (established 1601). Though I haven't yet tried to herd a flock of sheep through the city centre!

Current Editing

great house giveaway 2020

2020 has been busy, the beginning of the year was finishing off a new property series (cut on FCP) for Channel 4 called The Great House Giveaway. I also designed and built the majority of the graphics as Motion templates. It has been a great success and the shows grabbed more viewers in the 4pm weekday slot than any previous strand. It has been recommissioned by C4 for 60 episodes, including prime-time versions and five themed programmes. The shows have also been nominated for a 2021 BAFTA.

Tour de france 2020
Although both were postponed to later in the year, I worked again on ITV's coverage of the Tour de France and La Vuelta. 2020 was my 25th year of editing the TdF and my 20th year as lead editor. The Tour was the first broadcast show to adopt FCPX working for multiple editors on shared storage.

 

BBC snooker the crucible

BBC's Snooker has played a big part in my life, I've been editing tournament coverage since 1997. I'm proud to be part of a very creative team that has pioneered many new ideas and workflows that are now industry standard in sports' production. This is currently an Adobe Premiere edit.

amazon kindle BF

Covid cancelled some of the regular corporate events that I edit such as trade shows & events. I was lucky however to edit, from home, on projects for Amazon Kindle, Amazon Black Friday, Mastercard and very proud to have helped local charitable trust Kendall & Wall secure lottery funding.

As for software, my weapon of choice is Final Cut Pro and Motion, but I also have a good knowledge and broadcast credits with Adobe Premiere Pro, MOGRT design and Photoshop.

Plugin Design & Development

I'm the creative force behind Idustrial Revolution, one of the oldest Final Cut Pro plugin developers. It hosts a range of commercial and free plugins on the site. One free plugin was downloaded over a thousand times within 24 hours of release.

I also take on custom work, whether it is adapting an existing plugin for a special use or designing new plugins for clients from scratch. Having a good knowledge of editing allows me to build-in flexibility and more importantly, usability.

FCP.co

Now in its 10th year and 4th redesign, running FCP.co has given me knowledge on how to run a large CMS- you are currently reading my bio from the database! Although it sounds corny, I am pretty well up on social media trends & techniques, especially in the video sector. The recent Covid restrictions has enabled live FCP.co shows online. This involves managing a Zoom Webinar through Restream.io to YouTube and Facebook. 

The Future

I'm always open to new ideas and opportunities, so please get in touch at editor (at) fcp.co. I've judged film competitions, presented workflow techniques to international audiences and come up with ideas for TV shows and software programs!

 

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