Final Cut Pro

How The Magnetic Timeline Keeps You Focused on The Story

When Final Cut Pro’s magnetic timeline hit the scene six years ago, professional editors were already quite adept at wielding the tools of Avid, …

Filmmaking

SpeedScriber

Script-based video editing started with Ediflex. But, it really came into its own when Avid created script integration as a way to cut …

Filmmaking

Testing Logickeyboard's Illuminated Final Cut Pro X Keyboard

We love to test hardware and software here at FCP.co. So when a new backlit Astra Final Cut Pro X keyboard from Logickeyboard arrived, it didn't stay …

Filmmaking

Here’s a Complete Timelapse Tutorial for Noobs

Everyone needs a <b>Complete Timelapse Tutorial</b> right?I find it interesting because frankly, many people said 5 years ago that timelapse was dead (or at …

Tutorials

Keymand review: Turn your iPad into a keyboard shortcut powerhouse for your Mac

Keymand ($20 on the iTunes store) is an iPad app that turn the iPad into an application-specific keyboard for Mac applications like Final Cut Pro. …

Keyboard Shortcuts

Didn’t You Know You Can Apply a Behavior to a Rig in Apple's Motion?

Simple answer was up until today, no. This late discovery unlocks yet more power in Motion for the building of plugins for Final Cut Pro X.

Filmmaking

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.Whether we like it or …

Artificial Intelligence

Final Cut Pro X update coming soon with High Sierra/iOS 11 feature support

Final Cut Pro X users will be happy to hear Apple is planning an update that will arrive before the end of the year that will include support for macOS High Sierra and iOS 11 features.<p>While we’ve learned the update will include support for “many” of the new features in High Sierra and iOS 11 …

iOS

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 …

Filmmaking

Why Final Cut Pro X? A Producer’s POV – Feature Film: Daisy Winters

<i>My entire professional life has been ‘to protect the money.’ Final Cut Pro X is a fabulous cost-saving option and because we are working with</i> …

Filmmaking

MotionVFX Adds Mocha Tracking and Real Life Lens Flare Elements in mFlare 2

MotionVFX has just updated its popular mFlare plugin for Final Cut Pro X and Motion. In mFlare 2 you will find many more real-life flare elements to …

Filmmaking

PSA: You can’t yet edit iOS 11 iPhone video in FCP X, fix likely coming soon

Apple’s ‘just works’ philosophy has hit a snag for those shooting video on an iPhone for editing in Final Cut Pro X: the app doesn’t yet support the new H.265 High Efficiency Video Coding used in iOS 11.<p>The HEVC codec is, as the name suggests, a far more space-efficient way to compress video, …

Apple

mFlare 2 – organic lens flare plugin for FCPX

mFlare 2 is a new FCPX plugin that allows users to create realistic organic lens flares that can be automatically tracked without having to use key …

Videography

Watch: Final Cut Pro X still waiting for H.265 HEVC support

Apple's newly released macOS 10.13 High Sierra operating system supports H.265 video playback, but users looking to cut HEVC video from iPhone 8 on …

Photography

Shotcut

<b>Pros</b><p>Surprisingly powerful for a free program. Lots of output formats. Chroma keying and filter effects.<p><b>Cons</b><p>Less intuitive than commercial …

Software

Final Cut Pro 7 Is Dead: Switching From FCP7 to DaVinci Resolve 14

With the demise of Final Cut Pro 7, many editors will be left to search for a new NLE to get the job done. Blackmagic Design is throwing its arms …

Videography

Apple updates iMovie for Mac with HEVC support

Following the release of maOS 10.13 High Sierra on Monday, Apple has updated its consumer level video editing tool, iMovie, with support for High …

High Sierra

Tiliam Research Launches MotionBend Video Stabilisation Plugin for Final Cut Pro X and Motion

Tiliam research has taken the technology from their standalone stabilisation app called MotionBend and released a plugin for Final Cut Pro X and …

Filmmaking

macOS High Sierra includes support for H.265 video, but Final Cut Pro users are still waiting

The iPhone 8 shoots H.265 4K video, and macOS High Sierra can view it, but editors who rely on Final Cut Pro X cannot yet utilize the codec until …

High Sierra

The New macOS High Sierra Is Launched Today - Should You Upgrade?

Later on in the day (for those of us on the east of the puddle) we will see the availability of the latest macOS High Sierra. We all like upgrades, …

MacOS High Sierra

Remembering Final Cut Pro 7 - the end of an era

Final Cut's runaway success was just one component among several emerging technologies. Right around the year 2000, there was a convergence of a few …

Filmmaking

Living With the Kaby Lake MacBook Pro and Final Cut Pro X

Will the Kaby Lake version of the new MacBook Pro impress the editor of the site enough to get the company credit card out? Will FCPX get a …

Laptops

SpeedScriber: automated transcripts in minutes by Jose Antunes

SpeedScriber is a new automated transcription app for content creators, able to deliver affordable and amazingly accurate transcripts in minutes. For …

Filmmaking

The new Watch 3 and iPhone X interfaces are examples of a classic Steve Jobs insight

When Steve Jobs launched the original iPhone, he described the new multi-touch feature as a revolutionary user interface (UI). He said it worked like magic, which it did compared to every other phone at the time. I’ve always thought of Jobs’ UI design as following a simple rule: create products …

Steve Jobs

Mindshow Wants to Help VR Users Make the Next ‘South Park’

Three years ago this week, visual effects veteran Gil Baron joined up with virtual reality (VR) pioneer Jonnie Ross a handful of other VR enthusiasts …

Virtual Reality

Collaborative Workflow in FCPX with Final Cut Library Opener

Arctic Whiteness has just announced a new app called Final Cut Library Opener that allows a collaborative workflow with FCPX by automatically opening …

Filmmaking

Adobe Announces New Innovations in Premiere Pro, After Effects, and More at IBC 2017

Adobe is updating its video applications and adding new features across the board. Many of these features include improvements for editing virtual …

Photography

Wanderlust: 17 Free LUTs to Use on LOG Footage

Download 17 FREE look-up-tables for color grading LOG footage. Inspired by the search for creativity, these LUTs quickly add vibrance to your videos.

Videography

21 FREE 4K Fog Overlays for Video Editors and Motion Designers

Download 21 FREE 4K fog overlays, perfect to use on footage or with motion graphics. From eerie vibes to beautiful atmospheres, this pack has it …

Videography

Why Apple Skipped from "iPhone 8" to "iPhone X"

It's part of a long tradition.<p>By on<p>Apple unveiled both the iPhone 8 and iPhone X Tuesday, but one phone was conspicuous by its absence. The iPhone X …

OS X