This is a trailer for a film, Off the Tracks, about why Apple decided to put the kybosh on Final Cut Pro 7 and launch Final Cut Pro X. The film features some names and faces you may know… Steve Martin, Randy Ubillos, Michael Cioni, Chuck Braverman, Jeff Greenberg, Peter Wiggins, Chris Fenwick, Glenn Ficarra, Wes Plate, Alex Gollner and more.
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.
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.
Final Cut Pro Radio offers news and interviews with FCP professionals. This is a great way to stay up to date on the latest news, techniques and all things Final Cut Pro.
Tim Dashwood, founder of 11 Motion Pictures and its sister companies Dashwood Cinema Solutions and the Toronto-based stereoscopic 3D production company Stereo3D Unlimited, has joined Apple.
Read more here: https://www.iphoneincanada.ca/news/tim-dashwood/
With this move, Dashwood has made his plug-ins free, according to FCP.co. One of his more popular plug-ins is the 360VR Toolbox for FCPX. It is also compatible with Adobe After Effects and Premiere Pro. This is a great set of tools for creating stereoscopic 360 videos. Could his move to Apple mean greater VR content within FCPX? We’ll have to wait and see. Good things could be coming down the pipeline.
Here’s what’s new in FCPX plug-ins this month at Toolfarm.com.
Stupid Raisins Snap Pop
Quickly add energy to your video clips, titles and transitions, with Snap Pop.
Snap Pop animations are extremely easy to use with a simple drag and drop motion. Add a unique look to your video in seconds. Snap Pop is designed for 4K and HD videos.
Snap Pop has 110 customizable Final Cut Pro X shapes in 21 styles. Highlight an important part of your video, reveal a logo or snap some text with any of the following animated elements.
Reg: $49.00 Toolfarm Price: $44.10
See them in action in the video below.
Snap Pop requires Noise Industries FxFactory to run (Free Download).
Stupid Raisins Movie Pop (Free)
Create copycat titles of blockbuster movies. Movie Pop is a free Final Cut Pro X title plugin inspired by movie titles. All you have to do is add your own text.
This product requires Noise Industries FxFactory to run (Free Download).
Assassin’s Creed Title Template
Luca Visual FX HUD Elements 4K
Hud Elements 4K is a versatile solution for building your own unique high-tech motion graphic displays for a wide variety of projects.
With over 135 2D and 3D assets in 4K resolution and organized into 7 different categories, each element can be previewed and downloaded at will. The user can combine/composite as many elements as desired. Further customize the look and feel by applying filters, blend modes, duration shift as well as modifying position, size, rotation etc.
Compatible with all versions from 2009 onwards of After Effect, Premier Pro, Avid Media Composer, FCP 6/7 and X, Motion, Resolve, Edius Pro on PC and Mac.
MSRP: $45.00 ToolFarm Price: $42.75
Reg: $299.00 TF Price: $284.05
Download a Free Trial (Demo Version Part of FxFactory Installer)
Use a comprehensive set of tools to constrain, balance and animate the texture fragmentation over your content. Mosaic smart texturing algorithm organizes and warps the details to help you in the production of stunning composites.
Compose authentic ACSII effects and sophisticated versions of the principle painting your footage with custom set of characters. Mosaic supports any mono-spaced font. Texturing is performed in a coordinate space independent of the viewer and lets you zoom into the effect to create sharp close-ups.
Setup complex animated graphics from a small group of elements assembled on a grid. Apply Mosaic to gradient ramps, fractal noise, or any luminance map you imagine, then play with masks and adaptive tiling to localize the tesselation and quicly produce massive motion graphics.
Fully Integrated into After Effects
Fly into the motifs or create dynamic textures for your 3D models. Mosaic natively supports the After Effects Camera. This allows for seamless integration with other industry standard plugins also compatible with the 3D environment offered by AE.
Enhance the mapping with sharp borders, triangulations, crosses and grid overlays or transmute the footage into wireframe patterns.
Large Collection of Expandable Effects
Mosaic comes with a collection of over a hundred customisable presets and FCPX Templates based on procedural and original texture atlases. This library was created as a starting point and to inspire the creation of your own motifs made of simple grid of images, graphic elements, or video loops. View sample presets on the Product Page.
Sam Mestman, Patrick Southern and Gergana Angelova walked us through a brand new narrative workflow built around the new FCPX 10.3 update and a Lumaforge Jelly Fish. They demonstrated automated syncing, organization, and renaming. They also showed us automated Pro Tools input and Wide color gamut management for DCP render and delivery.
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.
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.
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)
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
With new updates come those pesky compatibility problems. But not with Coremelt.
All Coremelt Plug-ins, from Lock and Load X to SliceX and beyond, work with the new Final Cut Pro X 10.3.
Get the powerful and flexible Coremelt products at here at Toolfarm.com
Apple 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/