FCP X

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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. [click to continue…]

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After a tease last week, Red Giant has taken the wraps off of Universe and launched a public beta of the new community centered around editing and filmmaking plug-ins and tools. [click to continue…]

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Final Cut Pro X

Apple has released Final Cut Pro X version 10.1.1, which provides the following bug fixes.

  • Preserves media files if an external drive or network is disconnected while consolidating a library
  • Resolves an issue with loading audio content in the Music and Sound Browser
  • Fixes a stability issue when applying a Motion effect with Scroll Text behavior
  • Faster switching between proxy media and original or optimized media
  • Improves Timeline responsiveness with very large projects

The update is available through the Mac App Store.

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TrackX Tracking in FCP X

Coremelt has launched new motion tracking tools in the TrackX plugin for Final Cut Pro X that leans on Mocha’s¬†Academy Award-winning Planar Tracking technology to track people and objects in moving shots for compositing directly in FCP X. To track an object for compositing, just draw a shape around the object you want to track and the Mocha tracking engine will lock on and allow you to track text, do screen replacements, replace signs and more. It looks pretty freaking amazing. [click to continue…]

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The popular slow-motion plug-in, Twixtor, has been updated to version 6, and now includes GPU acceleration for After Effects, Premiere Pro and Final Cut Pro (7 or X). The update provides speeds up to 5x faster than with the CPU-only.

Adobe users need CS5 or later for PP or AE, while FCP users need FCP 7 or FCP X 10.0.8 or higher. Additional GPU and system requirements can be found here on RE:Vision Effects’ website.

Twixtor Pro v6 runs $595, while the standard version is $329.95. Upgrades for Twixtor standard are $82.49 and Twixtor Pro are $149.95. More details here on Twixtor’s pricing page.

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At the recent Boston Creative Pro User Group (formerly Final Cut Pro User Group) meet, editor Ben Consoli showed off his work flow for multicam edits in Final Cut Pro X. Consoli jumped on the FCP X bandwagon early on and has since moved his entire studio to FCP X exclusively.¬† [click to continue…]

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