Free FCPX Tutorials from YouTube Channel Ipsy to Help Video Bloggers

Free FCPX Tutorials from YouTube Channel Ipsy to Help Video Bloggers

YouTuber Michelle Phan uses FCPX to edit her videos for the successful YouTube channel Ipsy.  (Over 1.3 million subscribers.) Her beauty and fashion company has put together a collection of short FCPX tutorials to help other YouTubers & social media posters learn the basics as well as some more advanced editing techniques.

Here’s is one of the tutorials.  You can view the rest on FCP.co.

Apple Releases Final Cut Pro X 10.3

Apple Releases Final Cut Pro X 10.3

fcpx logoApple 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/

Red Giant Magic Bullet Suite 13 is out

Red Giant Magic Bullet Suite 13 is out

Magic Bullet Suite 13 includes seven products.  Five products have been upgraded and one is entirely new.

Included in the suite:

Magic Bullet Looks 4, Colorista IV, Denoiser III, Mojo II, Cosmo II, Film 1.2, and the all-new Magic Bullet Renoiser.

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

Learn More

FCPX Creative Summit Keynotes Announced

FCPX Creative Summit Keynotes Announced

Later this month, in Cupertino, California, Apple Final Cut Pro X editors and potential users will be attending the second annual FCPX Creative Summit.  The three-day event will take place October 27-30.

The FCPX Creative Summit is a blend of step-by-step demonstrations, panel discussions and keynote presentations. With over dozens of sessions choose from, you will learn practical tips and advanced techniques that will help work faster and smarter.

keynote speakersKeynote Speakers

The keynote line-up consists of two panels.  The first features directors Glenn Ficarra and John Requa, along with editor Jan Kovac. The trio worked together on two of the first feature films edited in Final Cut Pro X — Focus and Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.

The second panel includes two-time Emmy-winner Chuck Braverman.  It also includes Supersphere VR executive producer Lucas Wilson and creative director Duncan Shepherd.

Found via PostPerspective.com.  Check out their blog post for more info on the FCPX Creative Summit.  Thanks for sharing.

Hawaiki Keyer 3.0 is now available

Hawaiki Keyer 3.0 is now available

Hawaiki Keyer 3.0 is a complete keying system for green screens and blue screens.  It features an innovative keying algorithm, a unique diagnostic toolset and unrivalled compositing options. The new Hawaiki Keyer is designed to help you get the perfect key with the minimum of guesswork.

Hawaiki Keyer is the most powerful and best value keying solution for Apple’s Final Cut Pro X and Motion 5.

Objectives – While we’ve refined the core algorithms and added some exciting new features, including the unique and extremely powerful Pre-Qualify option, the focus of this release has been about giving you the tools to reduce the guesswork so you can not only pull a better key but finish the job much faster. We’ve aimed to achieve this in a few different ways – by removing, reordering and renaming existing parameters, by providing more refined control of existing processes and by adding new and unique views that show both what you need to do and what you’ve done.

hawaiki keyer 3 boxWhat’s new:

  • Improved Matte Extraction
  • Improved Diagnostic Tools
  • White Balance
  • and more

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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

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

Migrating Timelines To FCPX

roundtrip timelines

Caleb Ward at Premium Beat explains the best way to round trip timelines between video editing applications utilizing AAF and XML files.

In an ideal world you would be able to open any video editing project file in any program, but it’s not that simple. Each video editing application has it’s own set of tools, workflow and effects, so the round tripping process is somewhat convoluted. This is where AAF and XML files come into play.

AAF and XML files are designed to help migrate sequences between video editing apps. They make it possible to go from FCPX to Resolve to Avid to Premiere and anything in-between. However, there is a specific workflow that should be followed for each migration to ensure success. In the following post we will take a step-by-step look at the migration process between the big 4 editing softwares: Avid, Premiere, Resolve, and FCPX.

Click here to read the full article.