Free FCPX Tutorials from YouTube Channel Ipsy to Help Video Bloggers

Free FCPX Tutorials from YouTube Channel Ipsy to Help Video Bloggers

YouTuber Michelle Phan uses FCPX to edit her videos for the successful YouTube channel Ipsy.  (Over 1.3 million subscribers.) Her beauty and fashion company has put together a collection of short FCPX tutorials to help other YouTubers & social media posters learn the basics as well as some more advanced editing techniques.

Here’s is one of the tutorials.  You can view the rest on FCP.co.

Apple Releases Final Cut Pro X 10.3

Apple Releases Final Cut Pro X 10.3

fcpx logoApple just released the latest major upgrade to Final Cut Pro X 10.3.

There are lots of new features in this version.  Larry Jordan has looked it over and shares what he has learned on his blog here.

Here’s an excerpt:

KEY NEW FEATURES

Apple’s marquee features for the software include:

  • A redesigned interface
  • Improvements to the Magnetic Timeline
  • Support for wide color gamut Rec. 2020 video (the color space portion of the HDR spec)

Within those three categories are literally dozens of changes.

From my point of view, the interface changes are the most visible, the changes to Roles and the Magnetic Timeline are the most significant and its support for Rec. 2020 video the most future-oriented.

Read Larry Jordan’s full article here: https://larryjordan.com/articles/new-apple-releases-final-cut-pro-x-10-3/

Red Giant Magic Bullet Suite 13 is out

Red Giant Magic Bullet Suite 13 is out

Magic Bullet Suite 13 includes seven products.  Five products have been upgraded and one is entirely new.

Included in the suite:

Magic Bullet Looks 4, Colorista IV, Denoiser III, Mojo II, Cosmo II, Film 1.2, and the all-new Magic Bullet Renoiser.

All the Magic Bullet Suite Products are fully compatible with Final Cut Pro X.

Learn More

FCPX Creative Summit Keynotes Announced

FCPX Creative Summit Keynotes Announced

Later this month, in Cupertino, California, Apple Final Cut Pro X editors and potential users will be attending the second annual FCPX Creative Summit.  The three-day event will take place October 27-30.

The FCPX Creative Summit is a blend of step-by-step demonstrations, panel discussions and keynote presentations. With over dozens of sessions choose from, you will learn practical tips and advanced techniques that will help work faster and smarter.

keynote speakersKeynote Speakers

The keynote line-up consists of two panels.  The first features directors Glenn Ficarra and John Requa, along with editor Jan Kovac. The trio worked together on two of the first feature films edited in Final Cut Pro X — Focus and Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.

The second panel includes two-time Emmy-winner Chuck Braverman.  It also includes Supersphere VR executive producer Lucas Wilson and creative director Duncan Shepherd.

Found via PostPerspective.com.  Check out their blog post for more info on the FCPX Creative Summit.  Thanks for sharing.

Timecode Calculator – Utility for Mac OS X – Free

Timecode Calculator – Utility for Mac OS X – Free

The Timecode Calculator by Non-Lethal Applications is now free.

This TC Calculator is a utility application that helps you by doing some math with timecode values.

Calculating offsets is an every-day task in modern post-production situations. Especially with drop frame timecode, this can be error-prone.

Therefore, this little tool is the perfect helper here.

timecode calculatorFeatures of the Timecode Calculator:

  • Add and subtract TC addresses.
  • supported frame rates: 23.98 / 24 fps, 25 fps, 29.97/30 non-drop frame, 29.97/30 drop frame.
  • Auto-fixing erroneous user input.
  • TC results smaller than 00:00:00:00 can either be displayed as negative value or positive wrapped around the 24 hour mark.

New in version 1.1

  • improved user interface
  • you can now fetch the timecode to calculate with from an external MIDI timecode source

Learn More | Download TimeCode Calculator

Hawaiki Keyer 3.0 is now available

Hawaiki Keyer 3.0 is now available

Hawaiki Keyer 3.0 is a complete keying system for green screens and blue screens.  It features an innovative keying algorithm, a unique diagnostic toolset and unrivalled compositing options. The new Hawaiki Keyer is designed to help you get the perfect key with the minimum of guesswork.

Hawaiki Keyer is the most powerful and best value keying solution for Apple’s Final Cut Pro X and Motion 5.

Objectives – While we’ve refined the core algorithms and added some exciting new features, including the unique and extremely powerful Pre-Qualify option, the focus of this release has been about giving you the tools to reduce the guesswork so you can not only pull a better key but finish the job much faster. We’ve aimed to achieve this in a few different ways – by removing, reordering and renaming existing parameters, by providing more refined control of existing processes and by adding new and unique views that show both what you need to do and what you’ve done.

hawaiki keyer 3 boxWhat’s new:

  • Improved Matte Extraction
  • Improved Diagnostic Tools
  • White Balance
  • and more

Learn More

The third dimension in Apple’s Motion – and beyond

apple motion 3D tutorial

In this tutorial from Motion guru Fox Mahoney, he takes a deep look into the advanced 3D features using fonts in the application. This is pushing Motion’s 3D capabilities to the limit.

In this installment, you will be creating an animation on a 3D surface. This project will demonstrate a different way to manipulate the Front and Back Edge “sizes” of a 3D Text object, using Multiple materials, create animated “textures”, touch on specular images for the custom “finish”,  using a custom bump map, and animating the environment to achieve an interesting special lighting effect.

See the tutorial here: http://www.fcp.co/motion/tutorials-for-apple-motion/1829-free-tutorial-the-third-dimension-in-apple-s-motion-and-beyond

 

 

New SUGARfx Epicenter for FCPX

SUGARfx Epicenter offers a clean and dynamic design to compliment your video with animated title elements, special transitions, lower thirds, and more.

Capture your audience with style.

When you need to add great looking graphics package to complement the full potential of your piece, choose Epicenter.

Epicenter is a complete theme and template that behaves like a plugin, thanks to the multiple options, multiple elements and multiple palettes it provides. It offers a clean and dynamic design, making it the perfect tool to grab your audience’s attention with grace and style.

Available for Final Cut Pro X.  This product requires Noise Industries FxFactory to run (Free Download on Toolfarm.com).

Epicenter is a Broadcast Design theme.

Epicenter includes a set of 19 elements to enhance the look and feel of your project.  Choose from animated title elements and special transitions, to lower thirds, chapter titles and specific broadcast elements.

Learn More | Buy Epicenter from Toolfarm.com