New and Updated FCPX Plugins, November 2016

New and Updated FCPX Plugins, November 2016

Here’s a list of every new FCPX Plugin that Toolfarm has announced during the past month. Get them while they’re HOT!

New: inSync FrameFormer. FCPX Plugin – Assists With Mixed Frame Rates

Simple and clean integration of mixed frame rate content in your project.

FrameFormer for Final Cut Pro X (FCP X) is a motion compensated standards conversion plug-in for FCP X and Motion. High-quality motion-compensated conversion guaranteed; preview your conversion results as you work.

Buy inSync FrameFormer for FCPX
MSRP: $629.00, Toolfarm Price: $597.55

Download a free trial


New: NewBlueFX Titler Pro 5, FCPX Plugin (and other hosts)

The new Titler Pro 5 now has more customizability, greater workflow enhancements, and a new multi-title management experience. Titler Pro 5 is the standard for fast titling. It’s easy-to-use and delivers results beyond what’s possible with your editor’s built-in titling application.

Through its familiar drag-n-drop workflow and intuitive controls, Titler Pro 5 makes it easy to get started and quickly master. Create a stunning title in seconds by applying one of the over 100 animated templates, then customize the text, colors and more for a powerful result.

Titler Pro 5 Ultimate Reg: $499, Toolfarm Price $474.05
Upgrade from v4: $299

Titler Pro 5 Elite Reg: $399, Toolfarm Price: $379.05
Upgrade from v4 $249

Titler Pro 5 Reg:$299, Toolfarm Price: $284.05
Upgrade from v4 $199

Learn More | Purchase NewBlueFX titler Pro 5


Monadnock 1 Matte Mask, FCPX Plugin

Reposition and scale any masked footage with Monadnock 1 Matte Mask, part of the FXFactory family of products.

Advanced tool to reposition and scale any masked footage.

1 Matte Mask is the ideal tool for custom split screens, graphic templates and projection mapping. 1 Matte Mask uses a single matte track to mask an unlimited number of video and still layers, and it works in Final Cut Pro, Premiere Pro, After Effects and Motion.

Learn More | Purchase Monadnock 1 Matte Mask
MSRP: $99.00, Toolfarm Price: $94.05

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

UsefulFX Survey, FCPX Plugin

Maybe the election has passed but there will be another one before you know it! Use Survey to map, chart and graph the presidential election without tons of layers. Part of the FXFactory family of products.

Learn More | Purchase UsefulFX Survey
MSRP: $129.00, Toolfarm Price: $122.55


osmFCPX Shnorp, FCP Plugin

Shnorph lets you twirl, morph, inflate and shrink any graphic or clip on your Final Cut Pro X timeline. Part of the FXFactory family of products.

Fun and Unique Twirl Effects! Shnorph makes twirling, morphing, inflating and shrinking animations from any graphic or clip on your timeline. Shnorph doesn’t require any keyframing. It’s the latest in the conspiracy to make your content cooler and keep your job simple. Available exclusively for Final Cut Pro.

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

Learn More | Purchase osmFCPX Shnorph
MSRP: $49.00, Toolfarm Price: $46.55


Color Finale Color Grading Tools, FCP Plugin

Professional color grading tools for Final Cut Pro X. The new Pro version adds Academy Color Encoding System technology, control surface support, preset samulti-cliplti clip color management.

Layer Based Grading

The power and elegance of grading via layers. We incorporate the best features of image editing applications.

Telecine Tools

Industry standard 3 Way Color Corrector and RGB Curves. We incorporate the best that the telecine suite has to offer.

LUT Utility

Apply industry standard Look Up Tables like OSIRIS and ImpulZ to accurately emulate the look of 35mm film.

Vector Grading

Powerful vector based grading to apply quick and accurate secondaries.

Learn More/ Purchase Color Finale for FCPX

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What’s New in FCP X Plug-ins, October 2016 Edition

What’s New in FCP X Plug-ins, October 2016 Edition

Final Cut Pro X always has new plug-ins available and we don’t give them enough publicity so I thought it would be a good idea to start a new monthly column telling you what’s new and cool! Often, new products have a limited time.

Note: We have two late additions to the list. Red Giant Magic Bullet Suite v13 came out yesterday after this article was published, so I’ll add some info near the top since it’s a big one! The Luut Action pack was sadly missed, but it’s being added now!

Red Giant Magic Bullet Suite v13

Magic Bullet Suite 13 includes seven products. Five products have been upgraded and one is entirely new. Magic Bullet Looks 4, Colorista IV, Denoiser III, Mojo II, Cosmo II, Film 1.2, and the all-new Magic Bullet Renoiser.

What it does

Magic Bullet Suite is a set of seven tools that bring intuitive real-time color correction and more into your editorial timeline.

Why it’s special

There’s no other tool like Magic Bullet Suite on the market. Instead of listing the details here, I’m linking you to Toolfarm for the information.

Video Overview

Get Magic Bullet Suite v13

Get Magic Bullet Suite at Toolfarm for just $854.05, 5% off every day (MSRP: $899.00)

Download a free demo of Magic Bullet Suite here. Note: You must register at Toolfarm first, but we are cool and we will not sell your email address to anyone or needlessly spam you.

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

Digital Anarchy Samurai Sharpen for Video

$99 Introductory Sale Through November 15th, 2016

What it does

From my own personal experience, most sharpening plug-ins on the market tend to over-sharpen and bring out the noise and compression artifacting. The good noise reduction tools are often expensive and/or slow. Samurai Sharpen was developed so that users can isolate noisy areas and sharpen just what needs to be sharpened. It’s made to be fast, precise, and easy to use.

Why it’s special

  • Isolate only the areas you want to sharpen with edge-aware algorithms and fine tuning controls
  • Built-in masking allows users to avoid sharpening noise.
  • One license supports Adobe After Effects, Premiere Pro, and Apple FCP X. Avid and OpenFX support is coming soon.
  • Learn more

Intro Video Tutorial

Get it now!

Get Samurai Sharpen at Toolfarm for just $99 through November 15, 2016.

Download a free demo of Samurai Sharpen here. Note: You must register at Toolfarm first, but we are cool and we will not sell your email address to anyone or needlessly spam you.

CrumplePop AutoWhiteBalance

What it does

As you probably know, there’s no “White Balance” button in Final Cut Pro X that balances with the ease of an eyedropper, so it’s necessary to use plug-ins or use color wheels. I’ve recently tested some green screen footage in which the skin tones were very orangey from the Tungsten lights, and the actress had no areas of white to sample. This plug-in worked great!

Why it’s special

  • The powerful AutoBalance algorithm white-balances your shot automatically fast even if there is nothing white visible in the frame.
  • It’s fast and easy. Just drag and drop! There are
  • Works in both Final Cut Pro X and Adobe Premiere Pro with one license.

Intro Video

Get it now!

Regular price: $59.00
Toolfarm Price: $56.05

To try a free demo, download and install FxFactory. It’s free! You can install a horde of plug-ins from within the FxFactory app.

The Luut Action Pack

Special Introductory Pricing only $39! Ends November 1, 2016

What it does

The Luut Action Pack is a gigantic library of fun and cool pre-made, hand-drawn, that quickly add pizazz to your animations and edits.

Why it’s cool

  • It’s customizable
  • It comes with alpha channels
  • It’s HD

Video promo for The Luut Action Pack

Get it now!

MSRP: $49.00
SALE: $39.00 (20% OFF), Sale ends November 1, 2016
Buy it now!

This product requires FxFactory to run. Download and install FxFactory. It’s free!

Stupid Raisins Fast Pop

Special Introductory Pricing only $39! Ends October 27, 2016

What it does

Fast Pop is a collection of 46 professionally animated quick blur transitions, including

  • Zoom in
  • Zoom out
  • Slide
  • Close
  • Flip
  • Spin
  • Push
  • Open

They’re also made just for Final Cut Pro X.

Why it’s special

  • Blur transitions are fun and useful in so many situations.
  • Easy to use… simply drag and drop the preset onto your footage. There are many options to customize the transitions.

Intro Video


Here’s a tutorial that explains how it works.

Get it now!

Buy Stupid Raisins Fast Pop at Toolfarm.

This product requires FxFactory to run. Download and install FxFactory. It’s free!

Kingluma Radiance

What it does

Radiance allows Final Cut Pro X users to quickly and precisely generate gorgeous glows, festive flares, and lovely light leaks effects and transitions.

Why it’s special

  • Precise, powerful and highly customizable glow and light ray transitions and effects.
  • Fast and easy to use with stunningly beautiful effects.

Intro Video

Get it now!

MSRP: $79.00
TF Price $75.05

To try a free demo of Radiance, download and install FxFactory. It’s free! You can install a horde of plug-ins from within the FxFactory app.

White Balance Roundup for FCPX

White Balance Roundup for FCPX

What is White Balance?

White should look white, not peach, pink, or baby blue. White balancing footage will help your video look natural by looking at the color temperature in your shot and setting an accurate white, removing any unnatural color cast.

This can’t be done with the color picker in FCPX, but there are ways to make your whites accurate.

Plug-ins for Quickly White Balancing Footage

Dashwood Editor Essentials

Dashwood Editor EssentialsDashwood Editor Essentials is a set of utility plugins that can repair footage or do tasks that would normally require a lot of time and effort. It can make all the difference in delivering your edit on time, including white balancing your footage!

Cineflare White BalancerCineflare White Balancer

With CineFlare’s White Balancer, you can utilize the Apple Color Picker to find your exact white balance color.

 

Hawaiki AutoGrade

Hawaiki AutoGradeAdvanced automatic white balance correction tool with a host of easy-to-use additional grading features. AutoGrade 3 for Final Cut Pro, Premiere Pro, After Effects & Motion.

Ripple Tools for FCPX

Ripple Tools for Final Cut Pro X

12 Final Cut Pro X plug-ins that allow you to quickly accomplish a number of effects and editorial tasks, including color balance using traditional color wheels.

 

Sheffield Softworks Cinemage

Sheffield CinemangeCinemange can white balance footage and so much more. It’s both more sophisticated and streamlined than almost anything out there. If you’re looking for something to make your footage look ordinary – to balance your whites and tone your highlights, midrange, and shadows – Cinemage is not that plugin. If you’re looking for something that will make your footage look gorgeous, you’ve come to the right place.

CrumplePop SkinTone for FCPX

CrumplePop SkinTone

SkinTone for Final Cut Pro X lets you quickly restore beautiful, natural skin tones in your subjects. Whether you forgot to white balance or had to wrestle with mixed lighting, SkinTone makes it easy to fix the shot. SkinTone gives you the same powerful Temperature and Tint controls found in photo editing applications – right inside FCP X.

Hy-Colour

HY-FX HyColour

HyColour is a really neat color grading effect for FCPX that brings white balance, exposure, green cast removal, saturation, color bias, sharpening and a broadcast safe filter, together in one place. Super handy, super cool.

 

NewBlueFX Plug-ins

NewBlueFX LogoNewBlueFX has several plug-in packages that include great tools for white balancing footage.

NewBlueFX ColorFast
Quickly correct color balance your image with ColorFast’s powerful white balance algorithm. Just select the whitest part of your image with the dropper tool. It’s that easy… Plus, there are several other plug-ins in the package.

NewBlueFX ColorFast 2
ColorFast streamlines both color correction and color grading in one simple workflow. Use one of the 65 presets or create your own look from scratch. Perform primary color correction with easy to use controls or bring out the full potential of your clips using deep color grading options.

NewBlueFX Essentials Volume 3 – Change white balance and add film gamma to fix white balance issues with footage shot in harsh sunlight or indoor lighting. NewBlue Essentials 3, Volume 3 delivers 8 versatile editing tools built to soften wrinkles and remove blemishes, optimize color and contrast, fine-tune luminance values, and more

NewBlueFX Filters Ultimate – NewBlue Filters 3 Ultimate presents over 250 presets in 22 video effects to instantly enhance video through an array of distinctive looks

Perform an Automatic Color Balance in Final Cut Pro X without Plug-ins

Premium Beat has an article that explains how to use the Inspector in FCP X to perform a white balance. They explain how to color balance whether the shot has been analyzed upon import or not. Read more here.

FCPX Workflows for Rapid Turn-around Music Videos

FCPX Workflows for Rapid Turn-around Music Videos

Brian King, Director at Lucid Potato, FCPX user

Director and editor Brian King talks about his experience working on a music video for the song Mercy by Citizen Four. He covers deadlines, color grading changes, workflow, logging, back trimming, and more. He shares some excellent workflow tips for FCPX. Even if you’re not interested in reading about his experience while working on the video, read the article for the tips!

Read the article: Have Mercy on Me: FCPX Workflows for Breakneck Music Video Deadlines at Medium.

Watch the video

I admit that I’m not familiar with the group, but they are talented. This is a very catchy song, and the video, of course, looks fabulous.

About Lucid Potato

Lucid Potato Logo
Lucid Potato Logo

Lucid Potato was founded by King and Sean O’Brien in Los Angeles, CA, in 2008. They have done a multitude of production work in tv and commercial, working on anything from branded content, full campaigns, documentaries, and more. They have a fun name, as well!

Doing a Lot of Tight Deadline Work?

Here are a few suggestions on products that can help greatly with workflow, especially when under quick turnaround times.

Intelligent Assistance Finisher for Final Cut Pro

Take your a-roll edit (a.k.a. “radio” cut) and send it to Finisher to add b-roll and lower third titles, automatically! Go from radio cut to ready-to-view in minutes; speed your finishing workflow. How many places will this save you time?

Learn more about Intelligent Assistance Finisher for Final Cut Pro

CoreMelt SliceX + TrackX + DriveX Bundle

The SliceX / TrackX / DriveX bundle gives you three powerful tools for using Academy Award winning mocha tracking directly on the timeline in FCP X.

SliceX lets you create instant tracked Shape Masks to cut out layers or isolate effects. SliceX includes eleven 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.

TrackX can track text or graphics to background movement for innovative title effects, or track and insert a layer for screen replacements, to replace a sign, or extend a set.

DriveX harnesses the full power of Mocha tracking with complex 3D effects and particles, and stylish motion graphics. CoreMelt DriveX allows advanced users to link any parameters inside an Apple Motion Template to track data, and publish the result as an FCP X effect. DriveX includes 40 motion templates to get you started with more coming soon.

Learn more about CoreMelt SliceX + TrackX + DriveX Bundle

Automatic Duck Xsend Motion is a bridge between Final Cut Pro X and Motion

Automatic Duck Xsend Motion is a bridge between Final Cut Pro X and Motion

What is Xsend Motion?

I’ve always been a big fan of the Automatic Duck tools and they’ve been known to have one of the coolest logos in the industry. But more importantly, their tools have always helped get your projects from one host to another, like a bridge between two cliffs. The Automatic Duck tools have been workflow godsends for so many people in the industry. Xsend Motion creates a bridge between Final Cut Pro X and Motion, and if you’re a power user, this is very obvious to you that this was missing! Wes Plate of Automatic Duck is back with a new product that translates those Transform parameters, titles, blend modes and more, from FCP X to Motion.

Here’s a little video to give you an idea how it works.

Xsend Motion Reviews

There have been a few reviews out in the past week since it was released and they have been very positive. Don’t believe me? Here it is from some others.

Buy Xsend Motion from Automatic Duck

You can download a demo and try Automatic Duck’s Xsend Motion for yourself. There are a couple of things you need to know.

  1. It’s Mac only, but that should be no problem since FCPX and Motion are also Mac only.
  2. It requires Noise Industries FxFactory to run (free download).

Buy Xsend Motion

You can save 5% every day at Toolfarm on Xsend Motion (and all FxFactory plug-ins for that matter). Get it here and learn a whole lot more about Xsend Motion.

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

Click Here to Learn More at FCP.CO

 

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

Click Here to Learn More