Mark Dixon

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CoreMelt Reveals Its Impressive New Planar Tracking Paint Tool for Final Cut Pro X

PaintX lets Final Cut Pro X users paint all over their footage and lets the planar tracking tool do the rest.CoreMelt gave us a sneak peek at its new …

Vimeo debuts a Mac app for Final Cut Pro users

Vimeo today announced the launch of a new Mac app that will give video creators using Final Cut Pro more control over their file formats and video codecs. The app expands upon the existing integration with Final Cut Pro, which already offered the ability to upload to Vimeo. With the new app, …

The Woman Going After Big Energy for the Typhoon That Killed Her Family

Can polluters be held legally responsible for the damage wrought by climate change? We may find out soon.<p>When Typhoon Haiyan made landfall on November 8, 2013, Joanna Sustento wasn’t all that worried. Tropical storms are common in the Philippines. But this one was different. Water surged to chest …

How Filmmakers Are Making Text Graphics Pop in 2018

Here are some of this year's trendiest text graphics (so far) that might give you some new ideas.One thing that all great films have are really good …

Filmstro Launches Dedicated Final Cut Pro X Plugin

<b>With the start of a new year, it’s time to break into new horizons. At least that’s what the Filmstro developers must have thought to themselves.</b> …

Scientists have beaten down the best climate denial argument

Climate deniers have come up with a lot of arguments about why we shouldn’t worry about global warming – about 200 of them – but most are quite poor, contradictory, and easily debunked by consulting the peer-reviewed scientific literature. The cleverest climate contrarians settle on the least …

Climate Change

Whats New in Final Cut Pro 10.4.1

Final Cut

Read the Antarctica blockbuster that’s freaking everyone out.

The more climate scientists learn about Antarctica, the more scary the place seems. A new Grist feature by Eric Holthaus dives into one corner of the …

Global Warming

Meteorologist warns collapse of two Antarctic glaciers could flood every coastal city on Earth

Two of Antarctica’s glaciers are holding our civilization hostage, meteorologist Eric Holthaus wrote in a piece for Grist. Pine Island and Thwaites …

Costa Rica's Electricity Has Run Entirely on Renewables For 300 Days in 2017

A new record, with weeks to go before the year is up.<p>Costa Rica has done it again. In January, the Central American country announced it had powered …

Fans of cold and snow in the U.S. will love this new winter outlook

To make a successful winter forecast for the U.S., meteorologists must examine a dizzying array of factors, from fickle fluctuations in ocean …

Global Warming

The cost of saving the world is $40 per ton of carbon. Here’s what that means.

This week, diplomats are gathered in Bonn, Germany to hammer out the latest details of the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement. While the minutiae of the negotiations are important, the real action isn’t at the UN. The climate pact is bottom up, which means it’s up to each country to meet the goals set …

The seven megatrends that could beat global warming: 'There is reason for hope'

‘Everybody gets paralysed by bad news because they feel helpless,” says Christiana Figueres, the former UN climate chief who delivered the landmark Paris climate change agreement. “It is so in our personal lives, in our national lives and in our planetary life.”<p>But it is becoming increasingly clear …

Fossil Fuels

Trump Is Quietly Surrendering to China on Climate Change

The president's climate inaction has frustrated the world, and allowed an economic rival to gain more power and influence.<p>When people look back at Donald Trump's first year as president, they're likely to be perplexed by his actions on climate change. They will see an administration that put …

Huge private sector investment puts Paris climate target in reach, says report

At least one trillion dollars are being invested globally in ways to reduce the threat of climate change, including renewable power, energy efficiency, and public transport around the world.<p>The sums involved are likely to make it possible in future for the world’s governments to meet their …

Fossil Fuels

Record surge in atmospheric CO2 seen in 2016

<b>Concentrations of CO2 in the Earth's atmosphere surged to a record high in 2016, according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).</b><p>Last year's increase was 50% higher than the average of the past 10 years.<p>Researchers say a combination of human activities and the El Niño weather phenomenon …

Final Cut Pro X 10.4 Announced With New Wheels and Curves Colour Controls and 360 Tools Built-in.

We've just got back from the Apple Presentation that's part of the FCPX Creative Summit and we have some great news about 10.4 to share. New colour …

About Final Cut Pro X Workflows

Filmmaking

San Francisco Is Suing Major Oil Companies to Protect its Citizens from Climate Change

An extreme tide at Pier 14 on the San Francisco Port in February, 2011.Dave Rauenbuehler/San Francisco Port<p>Looking for news you can trust?<br>Subscribe …

Iceland switches on first true “negative emissions” plant that sucks in CO2 and turns it into stone

In a world first, a plant has managed to truly reduce our CO2 emissions by sucking it out of the air and injecting it into the ground<p>Some of us don’t …

Carbon Dioxide

The world’s first “negative emissions” plant has begun operation—turning carbon dioxide into stone

There’s a colorless, odorless, and largely benign gas that humanity just can’t get enough of. We produce 40 trillion kg of carbon dioxide each year, and we’re on track to cross a crucial emissions threshold that will cause global temperature rise to pass the dangerous 2°C limit set by the Paris …

Trump’s repeal of Obama’s climate rule: What to watch for

The administration has announced its intention to repeal former President Obama’s landmark Clean Power Plan, but it will take some time for the …

EPICOLOR Uses Artificial Intelligence to Grade Your Footage Automatically

When time is tight and the budget is tighter, this AI-based color grading plugin for FCPX and Resolve may be your best option.<p>Whether we like it or …

Final Cut Pro X and The Cloud

Two items that get talked about a lot, but how about them both working together? Felipe Baez has put together a tutorial on how Final Cut Pro X can …

Catholic church to make record divestment from fossil fuels

More than 40 Catholic institutions are to announce the largest ever faith-based divestment from fossil fuels, on the anniversary of the death of St Francis of Assisi.<p>The sum involved has not been disclosed but the volume of divesting groups is four times higher than a previous church record, and …

Energy

Hidden Costs of Climate Change Running Hundreds of Billions a Year

A new report warns of a high price tag on the impacts of global warming, from storm damage to health costs. But solutions can provide better value, the authors say.<p>Extreme weather, made worse by climate change, along with the health impacts of burning fossil fuels, has cost the U.S. economy at …

Climate Change

There's A Sustainable Energy Source You've Never Heard Of And It Could Power Most Of The USA

It could even be better than solar and wind.<p>By now we’re all familiar with the likes of solar and wind power as alternatives to using up …

Renewable Energy

The surprisingly complex truth about planes and climate change

We hear much about the environmental costs of air travel. As our recent Q&A explained, the problem is not just that planes burn a lot of fuel and therefore kick out plenty of CO2 per passenger. Just as important are a host of other high-altitude impacts, including vapour trails and ozone …

Climate optimism has been a disaster. We need a new language – desperately

In 1988, when the scientist James Hansen told a senate committee that it was “time to stop waffling so much and say that the evidence is pretty strong that the greenhouse effect is here”, those who took him seriously assumed that if they just persisted with emphasising that this terrible fact would …

Climate Change