Final Cut Pro FastTrack 202: Multicam Techniques

Final Cut Pro FastTrack 202: Multicam Techniques

Watch this FastTrack™ course, and learn how to unleash the full power of multicam editing in FCP X!

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FastTrack 202: Multicam Techniques

In this course, Certified Trainer Ben Balser shares pro-tips to help you master multicam editing in FCP X.  Ben gives you an overview of Multicam Clips, with some tips to improve playback performance, and how to sync clips automatically using audio.

Additional videos for this title can be found here: http://j.mp/2m5jVNU

Apple Hires Tim Dashwood – 360VR Plugin Developer

Apple Hires Tim Dashwood – 360VR Plugin Developer

Tim Dashwood, founder of 11 Motion Pictures and its sister companies Dashwood Cinema Solutions and the Toronto-based stereoscopic 3D production company Stereo3D Unlimited, has joined Apple.

Read more here:  https://www.iphoneincanada.ca/news/tim-dashwood/

With this move, Dashwood has made his plug-ins free, according to FCP.co.  One of his more popular plug-ins is the 360VR Toolbox for FCPX. It is also compatible with Adobe After Effects and Premiere Pro. This is a great set of tools for creating stereoscopic 360 videos.  Could his move to Apple mean greater VR content within FCPX?  We’ll have to wait and see. Good things could be coming down the pipeline.

Read more here: http://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1956-tim-dashwood-joins-apple-all-of-his-plugin-products-are-now-free

 

CrumplePop VideoDenoise is Now Available at Toolfarm

CrumplePop VideoDenoise is Now Available at Toolfarm

crumplepop videodenoise grainyVideo noise – the messy grain that shows up in many videos – is a common problem. VideoDenoise by CrumplePop is a plugin that removes noise from your video.

Remove video noise resulting from incorrect camera settings, shooting in low-light conditions, or when your clips originate from a GoPro or mobile device.  All this, right inside Final Cut Pro X and Premiere Pro.

Automatically removes grainy noise from video

Whether your video was shot in low light conditions, on a GoPro®, or with a smartphone, video noise can wreck your video. You have probably seen it before – a distracting grainy mess that lurks in shadows and can make a shot look unprofessional. VideoDenoise by CrumplePop is a plugin that removes this noise, saving your shot.

Simple, easy controls

VideoDenoise is designed to be easy to understand and use. You can simply drag and drop the plugin onto your noisy clip. No need to hunt for noise in the frame or fiddle with complicated controls. While simple, VideoDenoise includes several powerful settings and tools.  You have the choice of several powerful denoising algorithms, in addition to a high-quality sharpening tool for restoring detail after your video has been denoised. These are all available as simple menus and sliders.  This allows you to denoise your video and finish your project quickly.

crumplepop videodenoiseSpecial Intro Price $49 (reg. $99)

Purchase CrumplePop VideoDenoise from Toolfarm.com

This product requires Noise Industries FxFactory to run (Free Download).

Sale ends April 12, 2017.

Coremelt LUTx Bundle Sale – Only $79 – Now thru 3/21/17

Coremelt LUTx Bundle Sale – Only $79 – Now thru 3/21/17

Get the look you need with Coremelt LUTx.  This bundle contains 5 different LUT collections including the new LOMO, Social Media and Sci-Fi Collections.  Get all 5 collections, with included CUBE files, for only $79!  Sale ends March 21, 2017.

Coremelt LUTx Bundle – Only $79

CoreMelt LUTx is the most powerful LUT solution for Final Cut Pro X.  The included CUBE files allow these LUTs to be used with Premiere (In Lumetri), Resolve or AE as well, even on Windows.

These LUT packs are designed by professional colorists, DOP’s and film makers with decades of experience in the industry. Unique features include the ability to create subtle looks by lowering the intensity of the LUT in shadows, midtones and highlights, custom intuitive sliders, realtime previews of LUTs in our LUT browser and realtime wipe preview.

LUTx can also load standard LUT cube or dat files in 1D or 3D format, such as ones created in Da Vinci Resolve, Adobe Speedgrade or LUTs contained in dozens of commercial LUT packages on the internet. Using our custom LUT browser you can create and manage your own LUT collections with ease.

MSRP: $99.00  Sale: $79.00

Purchase Coremelt LUTx Bundle at Toolfarm.com

Sale pricing good thru March 21, 2017.

Included Collections

feature looksFeature Looks Collection
40 Feature Film looks that are inspired by recent blockbuster and indie film hits from the last 20 years, and range from dramatic stylised looks to subtle manipulations of blacks.

beauty fashion food collectionBeauty Fashion Food Collection
30 looks that emulate popular styles from fashion and beauty photography, from timeless styles to recent trends.  The Food LUT’s will enhance the vividness of any food and beverage footage, giving clean and crisp images.

lomoLOMO Collection
42 looks inspired by the analog glitchy feel of the legendary LOMO camera and Remo’s portfolio of photographs and film. These are vivid striking looks which can give a stylized punchy feel to your footage.

sci fi collectionThe Sci Fi Collection
30 looks inspired by science fiction, from cyborgs and rockets, to AI and cyber space.  Give your footage a cold clean future look, or a dirty dystopian mood.

social media collectionThe Social Media Collection
42 looks inspired by popular filters from social media apps like Instagram, Hipstamatic ,Facebook Messenger, LINE and Snapchat. Perfect for working on footage shot on iPhone or Android phones to give that reality look of a viral.

In addition, LUTx comes with log to video transfer LUTs for common cameras from Sony, Blackmagic Design, Panasonic, Nikon, Canon and more. You can choose to just convert the footage to video color space, or you can combine log conversion and a look LUT in one plugin using our “Apply Camera + Look LUT” template. With the purchase of LUTx you get a download link with all the LUTs in standard cube format so you can also use them in Premiere Pro, Resolve, After Effects or Photoshop.

Coremelt LUTx Bundle – Only $79 – Now through March 21, 2017

Purchase Coremelt LUTx Bundle at Toolfarm.com

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Final Cut Pro X – Reflecting on Six Years

Final Cut Pro X – Reflecting on Six Years

Oliver Peters has some personal musings about the last 6 years in the life of Final Cut Pro X.  Here’s an excerpt:

These six years have been a bit of a personal journey with Final Cut Pro X after a number of years with the “classic” version. I’ve been using FCPX since it first came out on commercials, corporate videos, shorts and even an independent feature film. It’s not my primary NLE most of the time, because my clients have largely moved to Adobe Premiere Pro CC and ask me to be compatible with them. My FCPX work tends to be mixed in and around my Premiere Pro editing gigs…

…I have to say that even after six years, Final Cut Pro X is still more of a crapshoot than any other editing tool that I’ve used. I love its organizing power and often start a job really liking it. However, the deeper I get into the job – and the larger the library becomes – and the more complex the sequences become – the more bogged down FCPX becomes. It’s also the most inconsistent across various Mac models. I’ve run it on older towers, new MacBook Pros, iMacs and 2013 Mac Pros. Of these experiences, the laptops seem to be the most optimized for FCPX.

Read Oliver Peters’ full article at DigitalFilms here.

Webinar: Apple Final Cut Pro X: Simple Tricks & Pithy Tips

Webinar: Apple Final Cut Pro X: Simple Tricks & Pithy Tips

Wednesday February 22, 2017

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Apple Final Cut Pro X: Simple Tricks & Pithy Tips

It is easy to get caught up in all the amazing technology contained inside Final Cut Pro X. But, sometimes, it’s worth taking a step back to look at how to accomplish those simple tasks that we know are there – somewhere – if only we knew where to look.

That’s what this session is about. Simple tricks and pithy tips that can help you edit faster, and add some fun to your life. Areas we will look at include:

  • The interface
  • Importing
  • Editing and Trimming
  • Organizing and Replacing clips
  • Keyboard shortcuts
  • Audio tricks
  • Transitions
  • Fixing audio problems
  • Simple color correction
  • Titles
  • Exporting

Plus lots more as we get closer to the session. Registration is always free – sign up today.

AUDIENCE LEVEL

This is an intermediate session for Final Cut Pro X  editors, some experience with the software will help understand what is being covered. All you need to view this session is a web browser.

Time: 9:00 AM & 12:00 PM (PST)
Register Here: LarryJordan.com

 

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Cineflare Screens is now available – Show Off Your Content

Cineflare Screens is now available – Show Off Your Content

Cineflare Screens is a great tool that lets you place and animate any clips inside realistic tablet and computer screens so you can show off your content in a new and exciting way.  Screens is part of the FXFactory family of products.

Did your client give you some boring screen recordings to add into their final video? Or maybe you just want to display your video or content into a computer screen or tablet?  Screens for Final Cut Pro X gives you 8 various computer screens or tablets to choose from.

This is a great way to display content like Graphics, Web Content, Software Demos, and more.

Screens comes with some easy animation presets that allow you to quickly choose endless combinations of varying animations.

MSRP: $49.00  Toolfarm Price: $46.55

Learn More | Purchase Cineflare Screens for Final Cut Pro X at Toolfarm.com

This product requires Noise Industries FxFactory to run (Free Download).

cineflare screens before and after