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…]
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.
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…]
One of the grand new features in OS X Mavericks is App Nap, which saves on power to extend battery life on MacBooks. One of the unfortunate side effects is that is kills background rendering in Final Cut Pro X and other apps that take advantage of background rendering.
To make background rendering work again, simply turn off App Nap. The process is simple.
- Right-click on the application.
- Choose Get Info.
- Check the box “Prevent App Nap.”
- Enjoy background rendering again.
Along with the release of the new Mac Pro last week, Apple quietly released an update for Final Cut Pro X. The new 10.1 update adds a ton of new features – some of which are rather big.
Final Cut Pro X has totally changed the way that it organizes media. The new method makes use of libraries, events and projects. It offers the ability to only load the library of events that you are working on without loading all other events you have ever created. I’ve embedded a quick primer video on the new library system in FCP X below. [click to continue…]
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…]