Review: SliceX From CoreMelt For Final Cut Pro X

Review: SliceX From CoreMelt For Final Cut Pro X

Kevin McAuliffe is a big fan of Mocha Pro and likes how CoreMelt has integrated Mocha tracking technology into their products. In this review he takes a look at SliceX and finds it’s “an essential tool that you’ll want to add to your toolkit.”

SliceX lets you create instant Shape Masks to cut out layers or isolate effects directly in Final Cut Pro X without having to go into Motion or create the masks with an external program. SliceX includes ten effects motion templates for common tasks and you can also use the Shape Masks with built in effects, the built in color corrector or with third party plugins. SliceX powered by mocha takes the pain out of following complex motion, just draw a shape and hit track. You can then adjust with manual keyframes as needed.

CoreMelt SliceX Review

Here’s an excerpt from Kevin McAuliff’s review:

I’m a huge fan of motion tracking and of Imagineer Systems. Mocha Pro has gotten me out of a jam more times than I can count, and I love to see how it’s taken and integrated into other NLE’s and compositing applications.  They recently released Mocha Pro the Plug-In for Media Composer, Adobe, and OFX Hosts. This is very cool, but what I find even cooler is how CoreMelt has integrated Mocha tracking technology into three different plugins for Final Cut Pro X, and in this review, we’re going to take a look at SliceX from CoreMelt.

..if you do any type of tracked blurring work (even color correction), [SliceX] is an essential tool that you’ll want to add to your toolkit.

Read the full review on doddlenews.com here.

Learn more about Coremelt SliceX at Toolfarm.com

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Chromatic Tutorial: How to isolate and grade skin tones using color replace in Final Cut Pro X

Chromatic Tutorial: How to isolate and grade skin tones using color replace in Final Cut Pro X

Coremelt Chromatic is the most complete and flexible grading plugin for Final Cut Pro X. Featuring integrated mask tracking with the Academy Award wining mocha tracker, powerful color keying, full RGB and HSL curves, three way colors wheels, auto white balance, and exposure, color temperature. Unlike other solutions, in Chromatic all these functions and more are available in one powerful product.

Chromatic Tutorial

Learn how to isolate and grade skin tones without changing the background with this Chromatic tutorial.

Learn more | Purchase Coremelt Chromatic at Toolfarm.com

You can also get Chromatic bundled with LUTx Color Looks. – Learn more

Coremelt also has many other Chromatic tutorials. View the playlist here.

Sale Extended: Purchase the new Coremelt Chromatic and Get LUTx Color Looks – Now ends August 9

Sale Extended: Purchase the new Coremelt Chromatic and Get LUTx Color Looks – Now ends August 9

You have 2 more days to save on Chromatic, the most complete and flexible grading plugin for Final Cut Pro X. Get Chromatic bundled with all 5 LUTx Color Looks for only $99. Sale now ends Wednesday, August 9, 2017.

Chromatic features integrated mask tracking with the Academy Award wining mocha tracker, powerful color keying, full RGB and HSL curves, three way colors wheels, auto white balance, exposure and color temperature.  Unlike other solutions, in Chromatic all these functions and more are available in one powerful product.

coremelt chromaticOur all in one solution put all the tools you need in a simple clear interface, including tracked masks, and individual grades overall, inside the mask and outside the mask. Also included are Camera LUTs for many popular cameras that can shoot with a log color curve, including Sony A7S2, Panasonic GH5, Blackmagic Design camera’s and more. No additional installation or hunting for LUT files, it’s drag and drop.

Chromatic can load LUT files as part of the workflow but we also include a license for our stand alone LUT loader LUTx and the feature film look collection.  We have other LUT collections for sale and you can also create your own LUT collection of standard CUBE files or import any LUT files you have purchased elsewhere.  Manage your LUT collections with real time previews of the clip on the timeline using our own custom LUT gallery.

coremelt chromatic lutxLaunch Special – Ends Wednesday, August 9!

Get Chromatic and the full LUTx Bundle (over 150 LUTs – a $99 value) for only $99.

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Chromatic is also included in the Everything Bundle, still only $299!

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Coremelt Chromatic is Now Available – Comprehensive Grading Tool for FCPX

Coremelt Chromatic is the most complete and flexible grading plugin for Final Cut Pro X. And to celebrate it’s introduction, Coremelt is offering Chromatic bundled with all 5 LUTx Color Looks for only $99, but only through August 7, 2017.

Chromatic features integrated mask tracking with the Academy Award wining mocha tracker, powerful color keying, full RGB and HSL curves, three way colors wheels, auto white balance, exposure and color temperature.  Unlike other solutions, in Chromatic all these functions and more are available in one powerful product.

coremelt chromaticOur all in one solution puts all the tools you need in a simple clear interface.  This includes tracked masks, and individual grades overall, inside the mask and outside the mask. Also included are Camera LUTs for many popular cameras that can shoot with a log color curve, including Sony A7S2, Panasonic GH5, Blackmagic Design camera’s and more. No additional installation or hunting for LUT files, it’s drag and drop.

Chromatic can load LUT files as part of the workflow but we also include a license for our stand alone LUT loader LUTx and the feature film look collection.  We have other LUT collections for sale and you can also create your own LUT collection of standard CUBE files or import any LUT files you have purchased elsewhere.  Manage your LUT collections with real time previews of the clip on the timeline using our own custom LUT gallery.

coremelt chromatic lutxLaunch Special

Get Chromatic and the full LUTx Bundle (over 150 LUTs – a $99 value) for only $99.

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Hurry, sale ends August 7, 2017.

 

Chromatic is also included in the Everything Bundle, still only $299!

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5 New FxPacks from FxFactory, Idustrial Revolution, CrumplePop, and More

5 New FxPacks from FxFactory, Idustrial Revolution, CrumplePop, and More

There are 5 cool new FXPacks for Final Cut Pro X to check out and all utilize the FxFactory FxEngine.

idustrial Revolution XEffects 3D Video Walls for FCPX

Build single, multiple or complex video walls in Final Cut Pro X with the new 3D Video Walls from idustrial Revolution.  Part of the FXFactory family of products. You control the number of panels, the shape, the depth and the material. Position the wall in 3D space adding a depth of field and choose a pre-programmed animation to fly the wall in and out.

Each plugin has been built as a title to avoid cumbersome drop zones for better speed, timing and easy tweaking. Audio also always stays in sync. Use one of the 45 built-in templates, or build your own wall!

Buy 3D Video Wall at Toolfarm.com
MSRP: $99 Toolfarm Price: $94 

 

luca visual vj toolsLuca Visual FX VJ Tools

Motion graphics for any type of music.

A powerful set of visual creation effects for music videos, concerts, presentations, and more. It’s exclusively for Final Cut Pro X.

MSRP: $49.00 Toolfarm Price: $46.55

Buy VJ Tools at Toolfarm.com

 

The Luut Fontallica

Customizable animated fonts for amazing results.

5 customizable hand-painted fonts created exclusively for Final Cut Pro X.

MSRP: $99.00 Toolfarm Intro Price: $59.00

Buy Fontallica at Toolfarm.com
Limited Time Introductory Pricing

 

wipologyNoise Industries Wipology

Combine classic wipe transitions with essential, unique effects.

Wipology supports wide-gamut media in Final Cut Pro and uses Metal for cutting edge hardware acceleration.

MSRP: $199.00 Toolfarm Price: $189.05

Buy Wipology at Toolfarm.com

 

CrumplePop LUTPro for FCPX

Normalize footage shot in log format through an extensive library of LUTs or lend an artistic look to existing clips.

LUTPro by CrumplePop is a plugin that lets you apply LUT files to your video inside of Final Cut Pro X. You can use LUTPro to quickly normalize video shot in a “log” format, or you can import your own LUT collection for use in FCPX.

MSRP: $99.00 Toolfarm Price: $94.05

Buy LUTPro at Toolfarm.com

All of these products require Noise Industries FxFactory to run (Free Download).

Toolfarm 3 Day Summer Sale – 10% Off with Code SANDCASTLE

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Tuesday, July 25 through Thursday, July 27, 2017

Now is the time to get that new software you’ve been wanting or upgrade your favorite plug-in. Save an additional 10% at checkout on new licenses, upgrades and even sale prices, during the Toolfarm 3 Day Summer Sale!

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Final Cut Pro Interactive Keyboard Shortcuts Map

Final Cut Pro Interactive Keyboard Shortcuts Map

Become a FCP Ninja!

Knowing keyboard shortcuts for FCP is essential for speeding up your workflow.  This interactive keyboard map shows you all the default shortcuts for editing, effects, organization and more.  Select the shortcut you want and the interactive keyboard lights up, showing you exactly which buttons to press.

There’s even a search button to find the exact shortcut you want.

For English, UK English and International English Mac keyboards with or without a numeric keypad.

The Final Cut Pro interactive keyboard shortcuts map has 2 versions.  One for Final Cut Pro 7 and one for Final Cut Pro X.  Learn them all and become a FCP ninja master!

Find it here: http://finalcutprokeyboardshortcuts.com/

final cut pro Interactive keyboard shortcuts

Advanced Audio Mixing with Roles in Final Cut Pro 10.3

Advanced Audio Mixing with Roles in Final Cut Pro 10.3

Mark Spencer from ProVideo Coalition and Sam Mestman from Lumaforge share a great tip for adding effects to audio in Final Cut Pro 10.3, on this episode of MacBreak Studio.

Advanced Audio Mixing with Roles

Mark states:

When it comes to applying effects to your audio, sometimes you want to apply one to a single component of a single clip, or all components of a clip; sometimes to all the audio within a specific subrole, and sometimes to all the audio in a overall role group. Final Cut Pro lets you do each of these, and lets you easily move back and forth between each of these levels to make additional tweaks at the clip/component level, the subrole level, and the role level.

See the full post on ProVideo Coalition here

CrumplePop BetterStabilizer Review

CrumplePop BetterStabilizer Review

Mark Bremmer from MicroFilmaker Magazine takes an in depth look at CrumplePop BetterStabilizer, the plugin for fixing shaky video in FCPX and Premiere Pro. BetterStabilizer is part of the FXFactory family of products.

What is CrumplePop BetterStabilizer?

If you have shaky video footage from a drone, handheld camera, or GoPro®, then you can use BetterStabilizer by CrumplePop to stabilize your footage.

  • Fix shaky video footage
  • Easy presets like “Drone”, “Handheld”, and “Bike Mount”
  • Better and faster than the FCPX and Premiere Pro stabilizers

BetterStabilizer (Software Review) by Mark Bremmer

Here’s an excerpt from the article:

In doing some due diligence for this article, I came across several folks who use BetterStabilizer on multicam footage and simply adore the plug-in, even though they have other solutions available. Why? The simplicity of the plug-in versus the results, and the fact that you can simply drop BetterStabilizer on a clip as you would with any other effect. Specifically cited were cases of interviews with a non-stablized camera doing a head-shot. Both the background and subject had some level of motion that the plug-in was very good at fixing. Plus, the fix required no fiddling with extra controls as with some other solutions.

Read the full review here: http://www.microfilmmaker.com/2017/02/betterstabilizer-software-review/

Learn more about CrumplePop BetterStabilizer at Toolfarm.com

About Mark Bremmer
Mark Bremmer has operated his own commercial studio for over 18 years. He’s been fortunate enough to work for clients like Caterpillar, Colgate, Amana, Hormel Foods, Universal Studios Florida, and The History Channel producing stills, digital mattes and animations. Mark contracts regularly as an art mercenary with production houses that shall remain nameless by written agreements. If you’ve seen shows like The Voice, The Grammy or the ESPY Awards, then you’ve also seen some of Mark’s day-job work.

Apple Announces VR Support For Final Cut Pro X

Apple Announces VR Support For Final Cut Pro X

At this year’s WorldWide Developer’s Conference (WWDC), Apple announced that FCPX and other Pro Video Apps will support VR/360° video post production.

With a release slated for later this year, FCP users will be able to edit, view and share 360° video inside FCPX. Plus, a future version of Motion will allow users to create titles, generators, particles and filters for VR video.

Support for a new compression codec, HEVC, was also announced.

For more info on all the news from WWDC, check out Larry Jordan’s post on DoodleNews.com.