Magic Bullet Looks Now Works with Final Cut Pro X

Magic Bullet Looks FCP X

I neglected to note this last week when I wrote about the Final Cut Pro X version 10.0.3 upgrade; however, one of the many fixes provided in the update was a hurdle that Red Giant had with implementing Magic Bullet Looks in Final Cut Pro X.

I’ve been using Magic Bullet Mojo with FCP X since it was released.  Simple, clean and smooth integration with the FCP X interface.  Now that Looks is integrated with FCP X, I’ll be using it on some upcoming projects.  In what little I’ve played around in it, I’ve been overly pleased with the interface.  I’ll let you know if there are any problems as I use it more, and I welcome your thoughts as well.  So far though, so good.

Magic Bullet Looks is only $199 through tomorrow, Feb. 7 (that’s half off).  Coupon code LOOKSFCPX50 required. The FCP X Looks upgrade is free for existing Looks users.

Check out the video from Red Giant below. [Read more...]

Plural Eyes Now Available for FCP X

Plural Eyes FCP X

Singular Software has released a beta version of Plural Eyes for Final Cut Pro X.  While FCP X offers the ability to automatically sync audio and video clips natively, it still comes up quite short for all but the simplest of setups.  Multi-cam is next to impossible with FCP X; however, the new Plural Eyes beta release gives a glimmer of hope for editing basic multi-cam projects in FCP X by syncing multi-cam footage.  Likewise, syncing multiple takes to a single audio clip is a challenge in FCP X, but is something that the new Plural Eyes beta shreds through easily. [Read more...]

Project X27: Export Final Cut Pro X Projects to FCP 7

It looks like the folks over at Intelligent Assistance have figured out a way to translate FCP X projects into FCP 7 timelines.  Project X₂7 is a $50 XML translator that takes your FCP X XML file and translates it into something that FCP 7 can understand.  Once in FCP 7, you can then take your project to a number of different applications, including Premiere Pro, which is the gateway to Dynamic Link with After Effects and other Adobe apps.

Project X₂7 looks like a pretty solid plugin that appears to do what is asked of it.  Check out the screenshots below for a comparison of FCP X to FCP 7 projects. [Read more...]

Apple Upgrades Final Cut Pro X to Version 10.0.1

FCP X Export

Apple has upgraded Final Cut Pro X to version 10.0.1 adding XML import and export, media stems export and Xsan support for multi-user workflows.  You can also create a custom starting timecode in order to accommodate bars and tone.  Additionally, transitions can now be added to connected clips without the need to create a secondary storyline. [Read more...]

Stereo3D Toolbox LE v3.0 Adds 3D Editing to Final Cut Pro X

Stereo3D Toolbox LE v3 for Final Cut Pro X

Stereo3D Toolbox LE v3.0 has been updated to work with Final Cut Pro X for your 3D editing needs.  The effects plugin offers a number of powerful features, including the ability to adjust convergence points and auto-crop based on those adjustments. [Read more...]

Apple Final Cut Pro X, Motion 5 and Compressor 4 Now Available

Apple has just made Final Cut Pro X, Motion 5 and Compressor 4 available in the Mac App Store.  FCP X runs $299, while Motion 5 and Compressor 4 can be picked up for just $49 each.

Now we see all of the features unveiled back in April, as well as some new features.  I’ll have more coverage on FCP X as I get my hands dirty, but for now, check out the feature list below. [Read more...]

Apple Final Cut Pro X Release Imminent Along with Thunderbolt Devices?

While WWDC 2011 would have been a fitting time to launch Final Cut Pro X, Apple failed to do so.  According to the info we got from Apple at the sneak peek back in April, Final Cut Pro X is due to arrive in the Mac App Store this month.  Since the teaser though, it’s been all crickets from the mothership. [Read more...]