The more I use the new Sony NEX-5n, the more I like it (notwithstanding the clicking problem). One thing that really makes the NEX-5n stand out among competitors is the ability to capture HD video at 1080/60p (i.e., 59.94 progressive frames per second). This makes for smooth motion, but also gives you the option to conform to footage to a slower frame rate and get some cool slow motion in your 24p projects.
With the recent update to Final Cut Pro X, I was hoping that Apple would add support for additional codecs, like the relatively new (yet, increasingly popular) AVCHD 2.0; however, it did not. As a result, working with video from cameras shooting 60p AVCHD 2.0 footage (like the Sony NEX-5n) brings a bit of a problem when importing the files from your camera.
I’ve already covered how to import AVCHD files into Final Cut Pro X; however, working with AVCHD 2.0 files at 60p requires another step to get the footage into FCP X. Still yet, it’s not so bad. [click to continue…]
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. [click to continue…]
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. [click to continue…]
FCP X Camera Import Window
For all of its faults, Final Cut Pro X offers much better native file compatibility than its predecessor. However, all files aren’t equal when working in Final Cut Pro X. Some files, like the .MTS files produced from AVCHD video capture, require you to take a couple of extra steps to get them into FCP X.
Here are a some simple tips to make it smoother to get those .MTS files off of a memory card or hard drive – and without the need to connect the camera to your Mac. [click to continue…]
Apple Pro Training Series: Final Cut Pro X is a new book from Diana Weynand. As you are probably well aware of by now, Final Cut Pro X is a significant change from what we’ve been used to with Final Cut Pro 7 and its predecessors.
Apple Pro Training Series: Final Cut Pro X retails for $54.99; however, it is currently available for pre-order on Amazon.com for $34.64.
Adobe’s marketing machine is taking advantage of the Final Cut Pro X dilemma by enticing Final Cut Pro users with a 50% off discount of competing Adobe products and packages, including Premiere Pro CS5.5 and Production Premium CS5.5. Adobe’s promo (shown above) takes a dig at Apple’s recent bad press with its switch slogan: “You’re a pro. Make sure your toolset is too.” [click to continue…]