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Is there still a use case for Slice X? 21 Sep 2022 19:54 #122225

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Trying to up my rotoscoping and masking skills.

With the current FCP features such as object tracking, is there still a need for plug ins like Slice X?

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Is there still a use case for Slice X? 22 Sep 2022 03:57 #122226

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While many of the SliceX plugins can be done directly in FCP with masks, tracking and effects applied to the mask, SliceX provides the single dedicated plugins that include all the components necessary to apply and track things like blurs, sharpen, color correct, shapes, etc. It also includes an object remover with offsets for screen replacements which works excellent, something that tracking and masking alone cannot do. We still use it often, and I believe it is still a relevant tool in addition to the FCP tracker.
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Is there still a use case for Slice X? 22 Sep 2022 16:14 #122232

They aren't yet Apple Silicon native though, so you'll have to run FCP in Rosetta mode to use them on an M1 / M2 Mac.

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Is there still a use case for Slice X? 22 Sep 2022 16:22 #122233

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They aren't yet Apple Silicon native though, so you'll have to run FCP in Rosetta mode to use them on an M1 / M2 Mac.
the CoreMelt website indicates that SliceX is in fact updated to run on Apple Silicon.
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Is there still a use case for Slice X? 22 Sep 2022 16:43 #122235

Typical CoreMelt.

I run their plugin manager app, and use it to check for updates every day. It was showing me that I was current on everything. I verified my statement above by checking for updates, launching FCP normally, and seeing all the CoreMelt stuff as missing/unavailable (red box).

I see your post, and think 'you're crazy!' So I check their site, and sure enough, updated last month, but not installed or updated by their "Manager"

So, what you need to do is open the Manager and choose to Reinstall everything before it'll see the new version. Honestly, this makes me angry.

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Is there still a use case for Slice X? 24 Sep 2022 04:53 #122248

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I hear you. The Coremelt Installer works, but seems to have some quirks to it. I always check the website even if the Installer shows an update.
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Is there still a use case for Slice X? 24 Sep 2022 05:47 #122249

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So, what you need to do is open the Manager and choose to Reinstall everything before it'll see the new version. Honestly, this makes me angry.

Thanks. I like to use their "Object Remover" so I did what you suggested and got the latest version of SliceX installed. Holy crap it's HORRIBLE! Now it wants to open up an entire new editor window instead of just drawing in the viewer. WHY? The new window doesn't show any video, just a checkerboard background. Worst of all you can't close the window at all. EVER. You need to quit Final Cut Pro.

Anyone else have any suggestions for object remover-like plug-ins for FCP? Sadly FCP can't do it on its own.

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