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.

Editing Video in Photoshop CS6

Take a look at the above video, which was completely edited in Photoshop (CS6 maybe?).

Right now, you can edit videos in Photoshop CS5 Extended.  I’ve done it in the past even with plug-ins applied to video footage.  However, if I can get the look I’m after in Premiere Pro or After Effects, I’m going to do that because the process is more streamlined (for now).

However, I’m excited to see what Adobe has up its sleeve because of the following statement at the Photoshop blog from Photoshop Senior Product Manager, Bryan O’Neil Hughes: [Read more...]

Final Cut Pro X Puts On Big Boy Pants, Adds Mulitcam for Ver. 10.0.3

Final Cut Pro X Multicam

Final Cut Pro X just got a fresh update to version 10.0.3, which includes multicam editing support for up to 64 cameras.  Additionally, the multicam support takes full advantage of the automatic audio sync.

There are a ton of additional cool features in 10.0.3 like importing layered PSD files, advanced chroma keying and more.  Check out the full run down below. [Read more...]