Final Cut Pro X 10.2 Adds 3D Titling and More

Final Cut Pro X 10.2

During NAB 2015 this week, Apple released updates to Final Cut Pro X, Motion and Compressor.

Final Cut Pro X 10.2’s big new features include:

  • 3D titles
  • improved masking for color grading and effects
  • native support for more camera formats
  • GPU-accelerated RED RAW processing

Motion 5.2 extends the power of 3D titles with the ability to create custom materials and environments and instantly publish them to Final Cut Pro X. And, Compressor 4.2 makes it easy to package a movie for sale on the iTunes Store.

The complete list of release notes for Final Cut Pro X 10.2 are listed below. [Read more…]


CTRL+Console Turns Your iPad into a Video Editing Control Surface

CTRL+Console with MacBook

A couple days ago, I randomly got a download code for the CTRL+Console app and a couple modules because I went to the Supermeet at NAB this year. I don’t even remember seeing it there but I thought I would check it out because the demo video looked pretty slick.

I have been using it as a control surface for editing in Adobe Premiere Pro for a day or two now.

It is a very well designed app that allows your iPad to connect via Bluetooth to your Mac or Windows machine and serve as a control surface, complete with a jog wheel. [Read more…]

Coremelt TrackX for FCP X Review


Coremelt TrackX is a plugin for Final Cut Pro X that allows you to track objects in your footage while inside FCP X using Mocha and without needing to take footage to an outside program like After Effects or Motion. The trackers are added to your footage and you can replace screens, add tracking text or blur logos and such directly from your FCP X project.

The workflow is rather straightforward. Although it is not an entry-level task, it is still fairly simple to follow the tutorials and start tracking with TrackX. My jaw dropped the first time I saw this working in my FCP X project. [Read more…]