Coremelt Lock and Load just got better

Coremelt Lock and Load just got better

Lock & Load, the fastest and most powerful stabilizer for FCP X, just got even better.

Coremelt has added support to Lock & Load for working directly on multicam clips, batch tracking of multiple clips with one click, and optimised support for MXF and the latest R3D cameras.

If you already own Lock and Load, this is a free update for you.

What’s new?

Full Support for Multicam Clips

Unlike the built in stabilizer, Lock & Load X can be used natively on angles of multi-cam clips. Apply Lock & Load just to a section of an angle that needs stabilizing, or apply Lock & Load within the Angle Editor if you wish to apply it to a complete length of an angle. Both methods are supported.

Batch Tracking

If you have many clips you need to stabilize at once, now you can paste effects or paste attributes to analyze many clips in one go. A huge time saver on many projects. To use batch processing, place lock and load onto onto clip, then select the others you wish to analyse and select either paste effects or paste attributes, you will then see a window asking you if you want to batch process the clips. Once accepting this, the batch tracking window will open and show you the list of clips to be analyzed.

Optimized support for the latest RED Cameras

including the RED Weapon 8K, 4K, SCARLET-W, EPIC-W and RED Raven 4.5K.

Optimized support for MXF files (On Sierra only).

MXF is an increasingly important standard, shot by many cameras and also often a delivery format in European countries. Lock & Load now has optimized support for MXF files, making processing of them faster and easier.

Also works with After Effects CS6-CS2015 and Premiere Pro CS6-CS2017 (Mac only)

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Get 5% Off Lock and Load at Toolfarm.com

MSRP: $99.00  Toolfarm Price: $94.05

Lock & Load is also part of the Coremelt Everything bundle – $299.00
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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.

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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

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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