Screen Replacement: A CoreMelt TrackX One Minute Tutorial

Screen Replacement: A CoreMelt TrackX One Minute Tutorial

No need to go to After Effects with TrackX powered by mocha, right inside FCPX!

Easily track and replace any screen in Final Cut Pro X, whether it’s a laptop, iPad, iPhone, phablet, tube television, using just CoreMelt TrackX powered by mocha.

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Screen replacement is one of the most common and useful things that can be done with a tracker. TrackX Powered by mocha lets you track text or graphics to follow background motion directly in FCP X. Insert floating lower thirds tracked to people, replace screens or signs, all with one step and no need to use another compositing package.

Get TrackX and SliceX together in one bundle and save!

The SliceX / TrackX powered by mocha bundle gives you all the powerful freeform shape masking tools in SliceX and the ability to track layers and insert graphics with TrackX. The bundle contains 11 powerful plugins that you can use to achieve many common tasks that would previously require extensive work in a compositing program like Apple Motion or Adobe After Effects.
Buy this CoreMelt Bundle

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

CoreMelt 3 Day Sale – Going on now!

coremelt 3 day sale

For 3 days only, save 30% on the CoreMelt Everything bundle and the SliceX / TrackX / DriveX bundle.  Now through Friday, July 29, 2016.

CoreMelt Everything Bundle

Over 220 plug-ins in the V2 Plugin Set, plus the full power of our TrackX and SliceX powered by mocha products plus the Lock and Load Stabilizer and DriveX. Get all the power you need for the most demanding projects. Plus receive LUTx for free.

Reg: $299.00  Sale: $209.30   Buy Now at Toolfarm

 

SliceX + TrackX + DriveX Bundle

Track masks, layers, 3D text, particles, and more inside FCPX!  The SliceX / TrackX / DriveX bundle gives you three powerful tools for using Academy Award winning mocha tracking directly on the timeline in FCP X.

Reg: $199.00  Sale: $139.30   Buy Now at Toolfarm

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LUTs and LUT Freebies

LUTs and LUT Freebies

What is a LUT?

LUT is short for Look Up Tables. It is a lot like a multiplication table that allow users to apply color grade presets to your footage. Wolfcrow has a great explanation of what exactly it is. Read it here: What is a LUT (Look-Up Table)?

This is a cute little video and explains it all better than I can.

What Is A LUT? Explained with Cats. from Ground Control on Vimeo.

CoreMelt LUTx (free LUTx with CoreMelt’s Everything Bundle!)

CoreMelt LUTx is the most powerful LUT solution for Final Cut Pro X. Color Look Up Tables (LUTs) allow you to apply preset color grades by professional colorists easily on your own footage.

The Bundle contains two LUT collections, Feature Film looks and Beauty, Fashion, Food Looks. Plus, get LUTx for free when you purchase the CoreMelt Everything Bundle!

LUTx can also load standard LUT cube or dat files in 1D or 3D format, such as ones created in Da Vinci Resolve, Adobe SpeedGrade or LUTs contained in dozens of commercial LUT packages on the internet.

LUT Collections:

Feature Film Looks
40 Feature Film looks designed by feature film colorist Shane Bartley in our first LUT collection. Unique features include the ability to create subtle looks by lowering the intensity of the LUT in shadows, midtones, and highlights, custom intuitive sliders, real-time previews of LUTs in our LUT browser and real-time wipe preview.

Learn More about CoreMelt LUTx Bundle (Feature Film Looks +  Beauty Fashion Food): Reg: $55

Beauty Fashion Food (NEW!)

30 looks designed by experienced colorist Shane Bartley These looks emulate popular styles from fashion and beauty photography, from timeless styles to recent trends.

The Food LUT’s will enhance the vividness of any food and beverage footage, giving clean and crisp images. Purchasing LUTx Beauty Fashion Food Collection gives you a download link with all the Beauty Fashion Food look LUTs in standard cube format so you can also use them in Premiere Pro, Resolve, After Effects or Photoshop.

Free LUTs and LUT Tools

FCPXFREE.com LUTs for use with Coremelt LUT

FCPXFree.com LUTs
FCPXFree.com LUTs

FCPXFree.com has many free Look Up Tables (LUTs) for use with CoreMelt LUTx, to get the professional finish you are looking for.

Look up tables let you apply color correction looks created by professional colorists onto your footage inside FCP X, or you can apply Camera LUTs which convert from LOG to rec709 (video) color space. These cannot be loaded directly into FCP X. You need a LUT loader plug-in, the two free templates in CoreMelt LUTx will allow you to load and apply these LUTs.

Check out the collection here.
Red Giant LUT Buddy

Red Giant LUT Buddy

LUT Buddy was created with the professional colorist in mind. In fact, the product came directly out of the film work of Stu Maschwitz, the Creative Director for many of our products. LUT Buddy runs in popular editors like After Effects and FCP, and shares its values beautifully with our new BulletProof application. Get LUT Buddy as part of Shooter Suite or Color Suite, but you can download it by itself too.

Get it for free at Toolfarm.

MLUT Plug-in

Achieve cinematic looks with ease with MLUT. MLUT is a professional 3D LUT loading tool for Final Cut Pro X and Motion 5 from MotionVFX. It allows you to collect, use and manage your LUT files, all in one place.
Import your own .cube files or use our packs from MotionVFX. There are five free LUTs included too!

Download MLUT here

More Free LUTs

  • Ground Control Color – These LUTs have versions that will work in just about any color app. Perhaps they’ll work in your application.

Coremelt DriveX Callouts

DriveX Callouts are 10 Stylish animated titles to bring attention to an area of the shot of special interest.

As part of the new update to DriveX, Coremelt has added Callouts: minimal templates with simple elegant style.

The update is free to existing customers.

Learn more

DriveX – Track Text Callouts in Final Cut Pro X, sample of new templates in free update. from CoreMelt on Vimeo.

osmFCPX AddMotion – Move, Pop, Swing without keyframes

osmFCPX AddMotion – Move, Pop, Swing without keyframes

Move, pop, & swing your text, graphics or media with AddMotion. Create subtle or dynamic looks that are uniquely your own. Without leaving Final Cut. Without keyframes. Without headaches.

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

This product works exclusively in Final Cut Pro.

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idustrial Revolution XEffects Social Media – $49 Intro Price

idustrial Revolution XEffects Social Media – $49 Intro Price

Over thirty professionally designed templates for Final Cut Pro X that emulate popular social media posts and webpages. Get it now at Toolfarm for $49 (Reg: $99) through July 31st 2016.

Templates include all the elements for single posts or webpage construction of Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram and Vine accounts. All the information, avatars, text and of course images or video for the drop zones are all customizable. All elements are built with vectors – zoom into the GUI as close as you like.

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CoreMelt Products are Now Adobe CC 2015.3 Compatible

CoreMelt Products are Now Adobe CC 2015.3 Compatible

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CoreMelt has updated their products, including SliceX, TrackX, Lock and Load, and Coremelt LUTs for Adobe 2015.3 compatibility.

Lock & Load is the fastest and most robust stabilizer for FCP X, FCP 7, Premiere Pro and After Effects (Mac Only).

What has CoreMelt updated?

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

CoreMelt LUTx is the most powerful LUT solution for Final Cut Pro X. It contains two LUT collections, Feature Film looks, and Beauty, Fashion, Food Looks, and it is now on sale for just $39.00.

Learn more about Coremelt Products

Boris Continuum Complete 10 for Apple is now shipping!

Boris Continuum Complete 10 for Apple is now shipping!

Boris Continuum Complete 10 for Apple comes packed with powerful new tools and plug-ins for  FCP X and Motion 5.

What is Boris Continuum Complete?

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Boris logo
BCC 10 is the most complete plug-in collection available for Final Cut Pro X & Motion.  Hundreds of filters and tools for professional editing, motion graphics, visual effects & finishing!

New Features in Boris Continuum Complete 10 for Apple

  • Beauty Studio
  • Image Restoration Tools
  • Light Leaks & Video Glitch
  • New Transitions<

Learn more about the new BCC 10 for Apple (FXPlug)

All Editors Need Basic Color Grading and Correction Skills

Colorists spend years learning their craft and tools, but there’s no reason that you can’t learn some of the basics such color theory, color matching, and color grading. Knowing and utilizing even the most basic color grading tricks will give your projects the professional boost they deserve. Luckily, there are loads of tutorials and plug-ins to help you achieve the best results in a fast and easy manner.

First, let’s get the whole color grading vs. color correction spelled out. Color correction is what you do first to fix contrast, skin tones, bad white balance, color shifts, and that type of thing.

Color grading is the process of modifying the tones and colors in your project to give your footage a look or mood. These tutorials and tools often can do both. Sci-fi films tend to have crushed blacks and blueish tones. Romance movies may have warmer tones and a softer color palate. Action films often have saturated and contrasting colors.

Color Grading and Color Correction Tutorials

Understanding Color Theory

Let’s start out with the very basics. If you don’t quite understand color theory, Blender Guru has a nice tutorial on understanding the basics, like complementary colors, split complementary colors, tertiary colors, etc.

Color Matching and Color Grading in FCP X

Premium Beat has a cool training feature that came out around NAB Show that goes through the basics of color grading using the color board in Final Cut Pro X. They also explain the process of matching color between shots that do not match. The tutorial comes with media that you can download so that you can play along. Color grading and color matching are great skills for any editor to have.

Premium Beat goes on to explain how to give your footage a vintage or retro feel. Check out their post, Learn Color Matching and Retro-Cool Color Grading in Final Cut Pro X, for more on that.

Matching Color Between Clips in FCP X

Larry Jordan also had a program on color matching.

Final Cut Pro X – Color Grading a Film Tutorial

Denver Riddle has a full hour-long class about color grading a feature film in Final Cut Pro X that will get you started.

Plug-ins for Color Grading and Color Correction

Hawaiki Auto Grade

Hawaiki Auto Grade is an automatic white balance correction tool with several of extra grading features. It’s fast and easy to use. It works in Final Cut Pro, Premiere Pro, After Effects & Motion. Buy Hawaiki Auto Grade at Toolfarm for just $46.55. It sells everywhere else for $49.

The video below is from Larry Jordan and he goes through some of the features in Auto Grade.

Synthetic Aperture Color Finesse

Synthetic Aperture Color Finesse – Standalone and plug-in for After Effects, Final Cut Pro, Motion, and Premiere Pro. Now you can have telecine-style color correction that fits your workflow rather than imposing a new one. Color Finesse 3 gives you the high-end color correction and enhancement tools you need both as a plug-in for your favorite application.

Red Giant Colorista III

Red Giant Colorista III  brings gorgeous color grading to your favorite editors and moves between them with consistent, natural-looking results. Its three stages of correction — Primary, Secondary, Master — use a color engine that’s similar to big-budget systems. Included with Red Giant Color Suite and works with After Effects, Premiere Pro, and Final Cut Pro.

Red Giant Magic Bullet Looks

Red Giant Magic Bullet Looks works with After Effects, Photoshop, Premiere, FCP X, Motion, Avid and Sony Vegas. This is a tool for specifically color grading, and starts out very simple, with 100’s of beautifully designed presets and treatments, ranging from practical lighting to popular Hollywood looks. Or you can always create your own.

Tiffen Dfx

Tiffen Dfx is a standalone and plug-in for After Effects, Photoshop, Premiere, Final Cut Pro and FCP X, and Avid. Tiffen Dfx simulates 2,000+ popular award-winning Tiffen glass filters, specialized lenses, optical lab processes, film grain, exacting color correction, plus natural light and photographic effects. The Tiffen Dfx digital filter suite is the definitive set of digital optical filters for top motion picture filmmakers, video editors, and VFX artists worldwide.

Boris Continuum Unit: Color and Tone

Boris Continuum Unit: Color and Tone unit is for After Effects, Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro and Motion and it brings professional grade color grading tools to the table. It includes videoscope monitoring to ensure that your colors are safe. BCC 3 Way Color Grade lets you independently adjust the bright, mid, and dark region of a clip via built-in color spheres which are not only easy to use but offer real-time results. BCC Color and Tone filters are also included with Boris Continuum Complete.

Yanobox Moods

Yanobox Moods – Plug-in for FCPX, Motion, Premiere Pro and After Effects. Moods is a unique color grading plug-in with a full-screen interface.

Nattress Levels and Curves

Nattress Levels and Curves are plug-in for FCP, Motion, and After Effects that use the power of curve-based color adjustments applied in film-log space.

Nattress Advanced Plug-ins for Apple’s Color

Nattress Advanced Plug-ins for Apple’s Color ColorFX nodes give users immense flexibility. You can use the built-in functionality of Color to save and load your favorite combinations or settings.