Ripple TitleMations

Introductory Pricing – Now thru June 1, 2016 – 20% Off

Add professional, animated titles to your projects with ease.

Ripple Titlemations is a set of professionally designed, animated title templates for Final Cut Pro X that can be used to enhance your video projects and capture your viewer’s attention.


Highlights

With over 2 dozen templates to choose from, you can use Titlemations “out of the box” or you can change the look, style and animation properties with only a few mouse clicks.

Titlemations were designed for ultimate flexibility, allowing you to mix and match, combine, and build title animations that are sophisticated, elegant and engaging.

Titlemations from Ripple Training are delivered, and managed through the FxFactory application, and appear in the Titles Browser in Final Cut Pro X once installed. A fully-functional watermarked version is available for free. You can also watch demo videos to see how you can use Ripple Titlemations in your next project.  Free FXFactory Download.

Creating clean professional-looking title animations should be easy. With Titlemations, now they are.

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Creating Stunning Cinemagraphs from the ISS with Final Cut Pro X and Flixel

“Armand Dijcks very kindly describes how he made the stunning cinemagraphs from images taken by Dutch astronaut André Kuipers on the International Space Station. Final Cut Pro X’s optical flow was the tool to smooth the large resolution timelapses.

We have always been a fan of making cinemagraphs and when we saw these gorgeous ones shot form the ISS, we had to find out more.

Armand takes up the story:

 

I’ve recently been working on a series of 4K cinemagraphs that are, quite literally, out of this world. They were created from images captured by the crew of the International Space Station.

In recent years I’ve been fortunate to be able to do some work for Dutch astronaut André Kuipers, who visited the ISS twice. During his second mission, he and his crew mates captured almost half a million images of planet Earth.

Having worked with this vast image library to create time lapse segments, I thought they would provide a really great subject for cinemagraphs as well. In contrast to a time lapse film, a cinemagraph allows you to take in the view and gaze at it for as long as you like.

To make this happen, I had to overcome a few challenges, but we’ll get to that later. First, let me take you on a virtual trip to the space station and have a look at how these amazing images are captured.” – FCP.CO

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FCPX Workflow: One Smart Collection To Rule Them All

“The first key to workflow wizardry is to exploit an application’s strengths. In exploring the nuances of FCPX, famed workflow wizard Simon Ubsdell opens up some of the secrets around one of its most uniquely powerful, but sorely underused tools: Smart Collections. This isn’t about replacing your existing project management (although it can). It’s about leveraging some of the ridiculously awesome power of the Smart Collection to make your work flow far more easily than you might have imagined.

Another aspect of Simon’s wizardry: this is something he quickly whipped together springing out of two very energetic conversations in Creative COW’s FCPX or Not: The Debate forum. The first is based on Charlie Austin’s presentation for FCPWORKS’ FCP Exchange, called Making the Switch to X: A Comparative Study. As the conversation evolved, Simon more deeply explored the specific question, what might happen if you used one Library, one Event, one Smart Collection to organize everything? He continued to explore this on the new thread from whence this tutorial emerges, One Smart Collection to Rule Them All’>One Smart Collection to Rule Them All.

Take a look at this, then take a look at those, and prepare for your workflow to be transformed. Not unlike magic.” – Simon Ubsdell | Creative Cow

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Luca Visual FX 3D Text Overlays for Final Cut Pro X

3D titles with unique animated textures.

3D Text Overlays for Final Cut Pro X features 25 Titles templates (One master template, 24 Presets) each with unique animated textures and the ability to add your own media as a ‘Projection Map’. The plug-in also features three ‘Text Animation’ menus allowing tons of combinable animation styles and includes a whopping 26 ‘Build In – Out’ options.

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FCPX Survey at FCP.CO

Take part in the 2016 FCPX survey to have the chance of winning one of 15 bundles of software worth $1,200

“Every year Marquis Broadcast hosts a survey that centres around Final Cut Pro X. This year is no different, apart from the fact that each participant now has the opportunity of winning over $1200 worth of software products!

Why take part in a survey? Well, not only does it provide great feedback for the third party software writers, it also gives you the chance to be one of the fifteen lucky people to win a $1200 software bundle.(More than last year!)

The 17 prizes in the bundle range from the excellent Slice X from Coremelt, through 3D & camera transitions from Idustrial Revolution to the latest TweetVideo application from Arctic Whiteness.” – FCP.CO

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Slow Down the Action With Optical Flow in Final Cut Pro X

“It’s easy to slow down time using Optical Flow in Final Cut Pro X. Master the technique with FREE stock footage and music from Shutterstock and PremiumBeat.

One of our favorite video editing tools is Optical Flow in Final Cut Pro X. This feature, similar to the popular Twixtor plugin, allows users to slow down clips in a way that simulates footage shot at a high frame rate.

Optical Flow is a great creative tool for showcasing your film and video projects in a unique way. The following video tutorial will demonstrate how to use creatively use Optical Flow in Final Cut Pro X.

But don’t just watch the clip… fire up Final Cut Pro X and discover what it’s like to manipulate time with Optical Flow! We’ve teamed up with Shutterstock to give you free assets so you can follow along.” – PremiumBeat

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NAB Show 2016 – What’s New For FCPX Users

What’s New For FCPX Users

“I attended NAB Show 2016, mostly at the FCP Exchange event. FCP Exchange was two days of seminars and presentations showing FCPX workflows in professional motion picture films and broadcast workflows, along with a few new product release announcements and demonstrations.

APPLE & THE FUTURE OF FCPX
The first thing everyone asks me is about Apple’s own presentation. I can’t say much, as we all had to sign an NDA with Apple. There was footage from copyrighted work we can’t talk about, and some FCPX tidbits we can’t say anything about. I did have a brief chat with the FCPX product manger again, which was very reassuring and very enlightening. He’ll be helping me gather some information on a future blog, which I think a lot of folks will be interested in. But all in all, what I can tell you is that the future of FCPX is amazing, and 2016 will be a fantastic year for FCPX users.

WHAT I LEARNED
The biggest takeaway from that presentation, and the presentations about feature film and broadcast workflows, is that the majority of FCPX users do not know how much it actually does. I found many folks learning FCPX does things already, which many users site as a requested feature. Yes, much of which you may be wishing FCPX could do, it already does. I saw this revelation repeated many times over my three days at NAB Show 2016. Thus the reason this site has changed focus. I will be focusing on professional techniques and workflows. The intro level stuff I’ll mostly refer out to other resources. The Final Cut Pro X community is in dire need of learning the true power and extent to what FCPX, Motion, and Compressor can really do.

The second biggest takeaway from my three days was how widespread and how quickly FCPX use in professional environments is growing. And an exploding need for FCPX experienced professional editors. I met many producers and post managers who had recently switched from Avid Media Composer, and a few from Adobe Premiere Pro, who had large projects coming up, and couldn’t find enough experienced, professional FCPX editors to fill their needs. Another reason for the shift towards professional level usage on this site.” – FCPX Guru

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Building 3D Robots with Motion Plug-ins for Final Cut Pro X

“It started off as a simple little experiment, and it turned out so good I decided to take it a little more seriously and actually make a package out of this :).

First little masterpiece that I’ll be releasing and it will be a package of robots with tons of controls, pre-rendered animations for quick use, LITE proxy versions to animate with then switch/replace with the hi-res and render, sound effects from my library (internally made..) and I’m not sure what else yet but I should be done the package within a week or so tops.

For now I really wanted to put this out for feedback, does it suck? Is it too much? I should be making around 5 robots, should I make more/less?

Cool preview video where I interact with the robots and I timelapsed the actual robot build so turned out pretty awesome so far for my skillsets :).” – FCP.CO

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Become a Master of Blending Modes in FCPX

“Add quick stylization to your video projects with blending modes in Final Cut Pro X. Learn the technique with FREE stock footage and music from Shutterstock and PremiumBeat.

Using a video element with a blending mode is one of the fastest ways to add a custom look to your project. If you’re not already familiar with the term, a blending mode tells Final Cut Pro how to interpret the colors and luminance of a video layer. For example, the screen blending mode will completely remove black pixels in your video.

There are dozens of different blending modes in Final Cut Pro X that can affect your footage in different ways. Let’s check out a few of our favorites in a new tutorial.” – PremiumBeat

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