Final Cut Pro X Cookbook – New Book

Final Cut Pro X Cookbook is a new book from editor and Apple certified trainer Jason Cox.

“The ‘Final Cut Pro X Cookbook’ contains recipes that will take you from the importing process and basic mechanics of editing up through many of FCPX’s advanced tools needed by top-tier editors on a daily basis. Edit quickly and efficiently, fix image and sound problems with ease, and get your video out to your client or the world easily.”

Final Cut Pro X Cookbook retails for $49.99; however, it is currently available for $44.43 on Amazon.com. The book is also available in a Kindle edition for $16.19.

Red Giant and CrumplePop Announce Retrograde and Carousel Plug-ins for FCP X

Red Giant Carousel

Red Giant and CrumplePop have partnered together for a pair of new grading and color effect plug-ins for Final Cut Pro X.

Retrograde offers the ability create the color, grain, and damage of old 8mm and 16mm films by dragging effects from the Effects bin in FCP X. It includes 5 types of 8mm film stock and 5 types of 16mm film stock.  Once applied, you can tweak the settings and customize the look to fit your taste. [Read more...]

Callouts 1.2 for Final Cut Pro X

Callouts for Final Cut Pro X

Noise Industries has released Callouts 1.2 for Final Cut Pro X.  Available as an FX Factory plugin, Callouts 1.2 “allows you to add arrows, shapes, magnifiers, animated map trajectories, speech and thought bubbles, checklists and much more to your next video project.  Callouts 1.2 adds two new effects and it is a free update for existing customers.”  New users can buy it fo $49 here at Ripple Training.

Check out the demo video below for an idea of what you can do with Callouts 1.2. [Read more...]

Final Cut Pro X Multicam Split Screen

Tokyo Split Animator is a plugin for Final Cut Pro X that offers 19 split screen templates.  It allows you to animate-in and animate-out multiple clips; however, as you can see the above video, it also works quite well with multicam footage (something that works extremely well in FCP X) by easily allowing you to show all angles at once with a split screen animation.

Tokyo Split Animator is available through FX Factory for $49.  More details on Tokyo Split Animator’s website.

Color Grading in Tiffen Dfx 3 with CS6 and FCP X

The above video comes from a recent webinar that Tiffen put on with Richard Harrington to show off Tiffen Dfx 3.  In the video, Harrington covers some color grading techniques in several different editors that use the Dfx 3 plugin and really shows off the capabilities of this solid plugin.

The more I use this plugin, the more I like it.  It’s so very comprehensive and powerful for video, and quick for getting stylized looks from Lightroom on the photo side as well.