CrumplePop BetterStabilizer Review

CrumplePop BetterStabilizer Review

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.

Apple Announces VR Support For Final Cut Pro X

Apple Announces VR Support For Final Cut Pro X

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.

3 New FXFactory Plug-ins from Ripple Training, CrumplePop and osmFCPX

3 New FXFactory Plug-ins from Ripple Training, CrumplePop and osmFCPX

Do more in FCPX with these 3 new FXFactory Plug-ins!

These 3 new products offer easy face blurring, a 3D model of a macbook pro for showcasing your graphic or footage, and cool camera driven transitions to expand your FCPX capabilities.

CrumplePop FaceBlur for FCPX

FaceBlur by CrumplePop is a plugin that lets you blur or pixellate faces, logos, or other objects – right inside Final Cut Pro X. FaceBlur automatically tracks moving objects, so you don’t need to keyframe your blur effect by hand.

  • Blurs or pixellates any object
  • Automatically tracks moving objects
  • Includes PlanarBlur for blurring TVs and screens

Learn More | Purchase CrumplePop Face Blur

This product requires Noise Industries FxFactory to run the free download.

 

osmFCPX MBP

Easily animate a 3D model of Apple’s beautiful laptop with your footage, graphics or screen records on the display. Gorgeous results all without leaving Final Cut.

  • Animate Without Keyframes
  • Resolution independant
  • Massively Customizable
  • Render in Draft Mode

Learn More | Purchase osmFCPX MBP

This product requires Noise Industries FxFactory to run the free download.

 

Ripple Whips

Ripple Whips is a set of dynamic, camera-driven, highly customizable transitions that add energy and fluidity to your cuts.

  • Transitions that Simulate Camera Movement
  • Control the Camera Framing & Position
  • Blend the Boundaries Between Clips
  • Drag & Drop Direction Presets
  • Works with Video, Photos & Text

Learn More | Purchase Ripple Whips

This product requires Noise Industries FxFactory to run the free download.

Final Cut Pro FastTrack 202: Multicam Techniques

Final Cut Pro FastTrack 202: Multicam Techniques

Watch this FastTrack™ course, and learn how to unleash the full power of multicam editing in FCP X!

Watch on YouTube

FastTrack 202: Multicam Techniques

In this course, Certified Trainer Ben Balser shares pro-tips to help you master multicam editing in FCP X.  Ben gives you an overview of Multicam Clips, with some tips to improve playback performance, and how to sync clips automatically using audio.

Additional videos for this title can be found here: http://j.mp/2m5jVNU

Apple Hires Tim Dashwood – 360VR Plugin Developer

Apple Hires Tim Dashwood – 360VR Plugin Developer

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.

Read more here: http://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1956-tim-dashwood-joins-apple-all-of-his-plugin-products-are-now-free

 

CrumplePop VideoDenoise is Now Available at Toolfarm

CrumplePop VideoDenoise is Now Available at Toolfarm

crumplepop videodenoise grainyVideo noise – the messy grain that shows up in many videos – is a common problem. VideoDenoise by CrumplePop is a plugin that removes noise from your video.

Remove video noise resulting from incorrect camera settings, shooting in low-light conditions, or when your clips originate from a GoPro or mobile device.  All this, right inside Final Cut Pro X and Premiere Pro.

Automatically removes grainy noise from video

Whether your video was shot in low light conditions, on a GoPro®, or with a smartphone, video noise can wreck your video. You have probably seen it before – a distracting grainy mess that lurks in shadows and can make a shot look unprofessional. VideoDenoise by CrumplePop is a plugin that removes this noise, saving your shot.

Simple, easy controls

VideoDenoise is designed to be easy to understand and use. You can simply drag and drop the plugin onto your noisy clip. No need to hunt for noise in the frame or fiddle with complicated controls. While simple, VideoDenoise includes several powerful settings and tools.  You have the choice of several powerful denoising algorithms, in addition to a high-quality sharpening tool for restoring detail after your video has been denoised. These are all available as simple menus and sliders.  This allows you to denoise your video and finish your project quickly.

crumplepop videodenoiseSpecial Intro Price $49 (reg. $99)

Purchase CrumplePop VideoDenoise from Toolfarm.com

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

Sale ends April 12, 2017.

Five Cool New FxFactory Plug-ins from Idustrial Revolution, Stupid Raisins, Ripple, Cineflare, Zoetrope

Five Cool New FxFactory Plug-ins from Idustrial Revolution, Stupid Raisins, Ripple, Cineflare, Zoetrope

These FxFactory Plug-ins will Expand Your Arsenal of Motion Graphics Tools for FCPX!

From title design to transitions, these five new FxFactory Plug-ins will give you a jump start to fast, professional, creative effects in Final Cut Pro X.

Idustrial Revolution Viral Video FxFactory Plug-in

Go Viral! Get your message across by adding dynamic boxed text and side panel annotations with Viral Video from Idustrial Revolution. Part of the FxFactory family of products.

 

Viral Video is fully customizable for font, color, background, position and animations, which are perfect for use when sharing your videos on social and mobile media.

The set consists of titles, transitions, and effects that when put together produce a professional, engaging result. Sets for 16:9 and square formats included. No keyframing is needed.

Choose from the built-in color palettes or use your own custom color schemes. Subtitle templates included for viewers when sound is off on mobile devices.

Get your video noticed online!

Learn More | Purchase Viral Video

This product requires Noise Industries FxFactory to run the free download.

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Stupid Raisins Flow Pop for FCP X, FxFactory Plug-ins

Zoom, Stretch, Skew, Distortion, Perspective, Twirl, Panorama. 48 easy to use smooth transitions for Final Cut Pro X.

Flow Pop is a pack of 48 professionally designed smooth and seamless transitions made exclusively for Final Cut Pro X. Flow Pop transitions are perfect for slideshows, sports videos, trailers, promo videos, documentaries, movies and music videos.

 

And, Flow Pop is designed for 4K, UHD, and HD videos so you know it looks amazing!

Buy Flow Pop   Download a demo (FxFactory)

Ripple TitleMations 2.0 for FCPX – Now with 5 New Templates

Add professional, animated titles to your projects with ease, with Ripple TitleMations 2.0, now with over 30 templates from which to choose.

 

Special Intro Price only $49!

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.

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.

Learn More | Purchase Ripple TitleMations

What’s new in version 2.0?

5 New Templates

  • Text Reveal – Single Bar Expeller
  • Title Blocks – Multi Wipe
  • Title Blocks – All Fly-In Left
  • Title Box – Centered
  • Title Color Range – Block Left ACR

 

For customers that either own or are familiar with our popular TitleMations plugin, we wanted to create a video showcasing the changes in the 2.0 version. If you already own TitleMations, these upgrades and improvements will be free, and the update to your plugin will be handled by FxFactory.

Special Intro Price only $49!

Learn More | Purchase Ripple TitleMations

But first, download Noise Industries FxFactory, a free download, to run Ripple TitleMations.

Sale ends March 28, 2017.


Cineflare Title Flair for FCPX is now available, FxFactory Plug-ins

Give your titles an extra “flair” with Title Flair: 20 title effects for Final Cut Pro X that have various shape backgrounds. Title Flair is part of the FxFactory family of products.

Title Flair is a set of 20 title effects for Final Cut Pro X that have various shape backgrounds which you can control parameters such as animations style and background shapes that give your titles an extra “flair”.

 

Easy Presets

Place Title Flair over your video or imagery content by navigating to the Titles browser in FCPX. Drag and drop any title over your footage. You can easily change the opacity of the background shapes, choose they animation style of the shapes combine in and going out and opacity, choose a text animation and adjust the focal area of the image.

Learn More | Purchase Cineflare Title Flair

MSRP: $49.00 Toolfarm Price: $46.55

You will need Noise Industries FxFactory to run Cineflare Title Flare, and FxFactory is a free download.


Zoetrope FOLD is now available

The new Zoetrope FOLD is a perpetually folding 3D generative design plug-in that creates simple or complex geometric forms in 3D space. Part of the FxFactory family of products.

Zoetrope FOLD is a perpetually folding generative design instrument, manifested as a video effect plugin. With FOLD, you can explore and iterate simple or complex geometric forms in 3D space, using any video source in your timeline.

FOLD can be used in a multitude of fields, including architecture, graphic design, visual arts, live performance, and motion design.  This is not your typical utilitarian time-saving plug-in. FOLD is quite simply pure inspiration for your creative process!

Zoetrope FOLD works with FCPX, Motion, Adobe After Effects and Premiere Pro.

Learn More | Purchase Zoetrope FOLD

 

This product requires Noise Industries FxFactory to run, which is a free download).

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Coremelt LUTx Bundle Sale – Only $79 – Now thru 3/21/17

Coremelt LUTx Bundle Sale – Only $79 – Now thru 3/21/17

Get the look you need with Coremelt LUTx.  This bundle contains 5 different LUT collections including the new LOMO, Social Media and Sci-Fi Collections.  Get all 5 collections, with included CUBE files, for only $79!  Sale ends March 21, 2017.

Coremelt LUTx Bundle – Only $79

CoreMelt LUTx is the most powerful LUT solution for Final Cut Pro X.  The included CUBE files allow these LUTs to be used with Premiere (In Lumetri), Resolve or AE as well, even on Windows.

These LUT packs are designed by professional colorists, DOP’s and film makers with decades of experience in the industry. Unique features include the ability to create subtle looks by lowering the intensity of the LUT in shadows, midtones and highlights, custom intuitive sliders, realtime previews of LUTs in our LUT browser and realtime wipe preview.

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. Using our custom LUT browser you can create and manage your own LUT collections with ease.

MSRP: $99.00  Sale: $79.00

Purchase Coremelt LUTx Bundle at Toolfarm.com

Sale pricing good thru March 21, 2017.

Included Collections

feature looksFeature Looks Collection
40 Feature Film looks that are inspired by recent blockbuster and indie film hits from the last 20 years, and range from dramatic stylised looks to subtle manipulations of blacks.

beauty fashion food collectionBeauty Fashion Food Collection
30 looks that 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.

lomoLOMO Collection
42 looks inspired by the analog glitchy feel of the legendary LOMO camera and Remo’s portfolio of photographs and film. These are vivid striking looks which can give a stylized punchy feel to your footage.

sci fi collectionThe Sci Fi Collection
30 looks inspired by science fiction, from cyborgs and rockets, to AI and cyber space.  Give your footage a cold clean future look, or a dirty dystopian mood.

social media collectionThe Social Media Collection
42 looks inspired by popular filters from social media apps like Instagram, Hipstamatic ,Facebook Messenger, LINE and Snapchat. Perfect for working on footage shot on iPhone or Android phones to give that reality look of a viral.

In addition, LUTx comes with log to video transfer LUTs for common cameras from Sony, Blackmagic Design, Panasonic, Nikon, Canon and more. You can choose to just convert the footage to video color space, or you can combine log conversion and a look LUT in one plugin using our “Apply Camera + Look LUT” template. With the purchase of LUTx you get a download link with all the LUTs in standard cube format so you can also use them in Premiere Pro, Resolve, After Effects or Photoshop.

Coremelt LUTx Bundle – Only $79 – Now through March 21, 2017

Purchase Coremelt LUTx Bundle at Toolfarm.com

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