If You Gave Up On FCPX, It’s Time for a Second Look

If You Gave Up On FCPX, It’s Time for a Second Look

A Second Look at Final Cut Pro X

Final Cut Pro X was released over 6 years ago with less than enthusiastic acceptance by editors. But over the years, Apple has added many new features and improvements in it’s 23 updates. Nick Harauz, long time FCP trainer, thinks “you might be surprised after giving it a second look.”

As an Apple and Adobe instructor, I’ve delivered over 30 certified classes in FCP X. Through my own personal experience, I’ve noticed that it’s faster to teach the FCP X curriculum then it was Final Cut Pro 7 to someone brand new to video editing. People in the class were able to start importing and editing very quickly. However, if I was teaching someone FCP X who had prior video editing experience, the time would take double.

Over time it got me thinking, maybe what Apple intended to create from the beginning was something to make our lives easier and our jobs more efficient.  Yes, it was released too early at first, but maybe part of people’s own resistance to change got in the way of discovering some really cool features that existed.  So as we go on this journey together, I ask you to keep an open mind.

Nick Harauz delves into some of his favorite features and the reasons why he believes FCP X is “one of the most versatile and powerful NLEs.”

Read the full article here.

4 New FxPacks for FCPX are Now Available

4 New FxPacks for FCPX are Now Available

These 4 new FxPacks are part of the FXFactory family of products.

Cineflare Smooth for FCPX

30 unique, flowing transitions for easing footage in and out, built as full title layers so you can easily create transitions without the need of overlapping footage from one clip to the next! Simply drag and drop a title layer over your footage at any point, even if the clip isn’t sliced, and easily move them around. The transition affects all of the clips below wherever you place the layers, allowing you to combine layers for any smooth effect. It’s easy to use and time-saving.

MSRP: $49.00 Toolfarm Price: $46.55

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

This product works exclusively in Final Cut Pro.

Learn More | Purchase Cineflare Smooth for FCPX

Cineflare Viewfinder for FCPX

Cineflare Viewfinder allows users to add focusing screens, authentic camera viewfinders, mobile skins, and more to the footage. It includes some great customizations or animating realistic-looking viewfinder simulations!

MSRP: $49.00 Toolfarm Price: $46.55

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

This product works exclusively in Final Cut Pro.

Learn More | Purchase Cineflare Viewfinder for FCPX

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CrumplePop Koji Advance

Full-featured film emulation plugin for Adobe Premiere (Mac only), Adobe After Effects (Mac only), Final Cut Pro X (Mac only). Also, it includes LUT files in .cube format for loading into LUT-capable cameras and field monitors.

MSRP: $199.00 Toolfarm Price: $189.05

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

Compatibility

  • Final Cut Pro X 10.1.4+ (Mac)
  • Adobe Premiere CS6+ (Mac)
  • Adobe After Effects CS6+ (Mac)

Learn More | Purchase CrumplePop Koji Advance

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Ripple Tools Complete for FCPX

Ripple Tools Complete is an awesome set of 32 Final Cut Pro X plugins that will allow you to quickly accomplish a number of effects and editorial tasks.

MSRP: $49.00 Toolfarm Price: $46.55

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

This product works exclusively in Final Cut Pro.

Learn More | Purchase Ripple Tools Complete for FCPX

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Sale Extended: Purchase the new Coremelt Chromatic and Get LUTx Color Looks – Now ends August 9

Sale Extended: Purchase the new Coremelt Chromatic and Get LUTx Color Looks – Now ends August 9

You have 2 more days to save on Chromatic, the most complete and flexible grading plugin for Final Cut Pro X. Get Chromatic bundled with all 5 LUTx Color Looks for only $99. Sale now ends Wednesday, August 9, 2017.

Chromatic features integrated mask tracking with the Academy Award wining mocha tracker, powerful color keying, full RGB and HSL curves, three way colors wheels, auto white balance, exposure and color temperature.  Unlike other solutions, in Chromatic all these functions and more are available in one powerful product.

coremelt chromaticOur all in one solution put all the tools you need in a simple clear interface, including tracked masks, and individual grades overall, inside the mask and outside the mask. Also included are Camera LUTs for many popular cameras that can shoot with a log color curve, including Sony A7S2, Panasonic GH5, Blackmagic Design camera’s and more. No additional installation or hunting for LUT files, it’s drag and drop.

Chromatic can load LUT files as part of the workflow but we also include a license for our stand alone LUT loader LUTx and the feature film look collection.  We have other LUT collections for sale and you can also create your own LUT collection of standard CUBE files or import any LUT files you have purchased elsewhere.  Manage your LUT collections with real time previews of the clip on the timeline using our own custom LUT gallery.

coremelt chromatic lutxLaunch Special – Ends Wednesday, August 9!

Get Chromatic and the full LUTx Bundle (over 150 LUTs – a $99 value) for only $99.

Buy Now

Sale ends Wednesday August 9, 2017.

Chromatic is also included in the Everything Bundle, still only $299!

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Coremelt Chromatic is Now Available – Comprehensive Grading Tool for FCPX

Coremelt Chromatic is the most complete and flexible grading plugin for Final Cut Pro X. And to celebrate it’s introduction, Coremelt is offering Chromatic bundled with all 5 LUTx Color Looks for only $99, but only through August 7, 2017.

Chromatic features integrated mask tracking with the Academy Award wining mocha tracker, powerful color keying, full RGB and HSL curves, three way colors wheels, auto white balance, exposure and color temperature.  Unlike other solutions, in Chromatic all these functions and more are available in one powerful product.

coremelt chromaticOur all in one solution puts all the tools you need in a simple clear interface.  This includes tracked masks, and individual grades overall, inside the mask and outside the mask. Also included are Camera LUTs for many popular cameras that can shoot with a log color curve, including Sony A7S2, Panasonic GH5, Blackmagic Design camera’s and more. No additional installation or hunting for LUT files, it’s drag and drop.

Chromatic can load LUT files as part of the workflow but we also include a license for our stand alone LUT loader LUTx and the feature film look collection.  We have other LUT collections for sale and you can also create your own LUT collection of standard CUBE files or import any LUT files you have purchased elsewhere.  Manage your LUT collections with real time previews of the clip on the timeline using our own custom LUT gallery.

coremelt chromatic lutxLaunch Special

Get Chromatic and the full LUTx Bundle (over 150 LUTs – a $99 value) for only $99.

Buy Now At Toolfarm.com

Hurry, sale ends August 7, 2017.

 

Chromatic is also included in the Everything Bundle, still only $299!

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5 New FxPacks from FxFactory, Idustrial Revolution, CrumplePop, and More

5 New FxPacks from FxFactory, Idustrial Revolution, CrumplePop, and More

There are 5 cool new FXPacks for Final Cut Pro X to check out and all utilize the FxFactory FxEngine.

idustrial Revolution XEffects 3D Video Walls for FCPX

Build single, multiple or complex video walls in Final Cut Pro X with the new 3D Video Walls from idustrial Revolution.  Part of the FXFactory family of products. You control the number of panels, the shape, the depth and the material. Position the wall in 3D space adding a depth of field and choose a pre-programmed animation to fly the wall in and out.

Each plugin has been built as a title to avoid cumbersome drop zones for better speed, timing and easy tweaking. Audio also always stays in sync. Use one of the 45 built-in templates, or build your own wall!

Buy 3D Video Wall at Toolfarm.com
MSRP: $99 Toolfarm Price: $94 

 

luca visual vj toolsLuca Visual FX VJ Tools

Motion graphics for any type of music.

A powerful set of visual creation effects for music videos, concerts, presentations, and more. It’s exclusively for Final Cut Pro X.

MSRP: $49.00 Toolfarm Price: $46.55

Buy VJ Tools at Toolfarm.com

 

The Luut Fontallica

Customizable animated fonts for amazing results.

5 customizable hand-painted fonts created exclusively for Final Cut Pro X.

MSRP: $99.00 Toolfarm Intro Price: $59.00

Buy Fontallica at Toolfarm.com
Limited Time Introductory Pricing

 

wipologyNoise Industries Wipology

Combine classic wipe transitions with essential, unique effects.

Wipology supports wide-gamut media in Final Cut Pro and uses Metal for cutting edge hardware acceleration.

MSRP: $199.00 Toolfarm Price: $189.05

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CrumplePop LUTPro for FCPX

Normalize footage shot in log format through an extensive library of LUTs or lend an artistic look to existing clips.

LUTPro by CrumplePop is a plugin that lets you apply LUT files to your video inside of Final Cut Pro X. You can use LUTPro to quickly normalize video shot in a “log” format, or you can import your own LUT collection for use in FCPX.

MSRP: $99.00 Toolfarm Price: $94.05

Buy LUTPro at Toolfarm.com

All of these products require Noise Industries FxFactory to run (Free Download).

Final Cut Pro Interactive Keyboard Shortcuts Map

Final Cut Pro Interactive Keyboard Shortcuts Map

Become a FCP Ninja!

Knowing keyboard shortcuts for FCP is essential for speeding up your workflow.  This interactive keyboard map shows you all the default shortcuts for editing, effects, organization and more.  Select the shortcut you want and the interactive keyboard lights up, showing you exactly which buttons to press.

There’s even a search button to find the exact shortcut you want.

For English, UK English and International English Mac keyboards with or without a numeric keypad.

The Final Cut Pro interactive keyboard shortcuts map has 2 versions.  One for Final Cut Pro 7 and one for Final Cut Pro X.  Learn them all and become a FCP ninja master!

Find it here: http://finalcutprokeyboardshortcuts.com/

final cut pro Interactive keyboard shortcuts

Advanced Audio Mixing with Roles in Final Cut Pro 10.3

Advanced Audio Mixing with Roles in Final Cut Pro 10.3

Mark Spencer from ProVideo Coalition and Sam Mestman from Lumaforge share a great tip for adding effects to audio in Final Cut Pro 10.3, on this episode of MacBreak Studio.

Advanced Audio Mixing with Roles

Mark states:

When it comes to applying effects to your audio, sometimes you want to apply one to a single component of a single clip, or all components of a clip; sometimes to all the audio within a specific subrole, and sometimes to all the audio in a overall role group. Final Cut Pro lets you do each of these, and lets you easily move back and forth between each of these levels to make additional tweaks at the clip/component level, the subrole level, and the role level.

See the full post on ProVideo Coalition here

FxHome Ignite Express 2017 – 90+ Free Plug-ins

FxHome Ignite Express 2017 – 90+ Free Plug-ins

"https://hitfilm.com/ignite-express

FxHome Ignite Express 2017 is first-of-its-kind, a collection of more than 90 professional-quality FREE plugins to drive your film edits into high gear. They are for Mac OSX 10.9+ and Windows 7+. 64-bit only.

The plug-ins work in the following hosts:

  • Adobe After Effects
  • Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Apple Final Cut Pro X
  • Apple Motion
  • Avid Media Composer
  • Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve
  • The Foundry Nuke
  • Grass Valley Edius Pro
  • Magix Vegas Pro
  • Sony Catalyst

Get HitFilm Ignite Express 2017

Need More? Check out HitFilm Ignite Pro 2017

Ignite Pro 2017
Ignite Pro 2017

Over 150 creative plugins to transform editors into visual effects toolkits.

Ignite Pro 2017 is a collection of over 150 creative plugins that can be used with your other software. Bring HitFilm Pro technology to other editors with powerful plugins including color correction and keying tools, light flares, particle effects and much more. Compatible with Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere, Apple Final Cut Pro X, Apple Motion, Sony Catalyst, Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve, The Foundry NUKE, Grass Valley EDIUS, Avid Media Composer and Vegas Pro 14.

Highlights of Ignite Pro

Feature descriptions:

  • Wherever, whenever: Ignite fits into any workflow. Install the plugins on Mac or PC, to all hosts, on up to 3 computers. No arbitrary restrictions.
  • Professional keying: T he best chroma key in the business, with project-saving spill replacement for 100% realistic composites.
  • Atomic particles: Form-based particle system with fractal and audio-driven animation.
  • Light flares: The ultimate lens flare collection with streaks, highlights, leaks, artificial lens dirt and anamorphic artifacts.
  • Advanced effects inside your chosen editor: The Ignite plugins transform editors like Premiere Pro CC and Final Cut Pro X, turning them into powerful visual effects toolkits.
  • Colorist’s toolkit: Expand your color correction and grading potential.
  • All major hosts: Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere, Apple Final Cut Pro X, Apple Motion, Sony Catalyst, Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve, The Foundry NUKE, Grass Valley EDIUS, Avid Media Composer and Vegas Pro 14.
  • Also included with HitFilm Pro 2017:  Ignite is available on its own or included with HitFilm Pro 2017.

Learn more about FXHome Ignite Pro 2017

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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.