Dashwood Editor Essentials is a set of utility plugins for Final Cut Pro, Premiere Pro, Motion and After Effects. The plugins can repair footage or do tasks that would normally require a lot of time and effort. Check out the video below for a closer look at the various tools.
Dashwood Editor Essentials is available from Noise Industries for $49. More details here on Noise Industries website.
Noise Industries has a new keyer tool for FCP X, PHYX Keyer, which lets you key inside the app with a powerful set of controls so you don’t have to roundtrip to Motion or After Effects. PHYX Keyer also works in Adobe Premiere Pro, as well as After Effects and Motion. [click to continue…]
Apple has issued an update for Final Cut Pro X, Motion and Compressor. Final Cut Pro X 10.0.7 provides the following bug fixes: [click to continue…]
Planet5D picked up the below video (crafted by Jeff Farmer) in Apple Motion using a 3D composite of 4 still images of clouds captured with a Canon Rebel T2i.
This is a great little technique that’s doable with basic 3D compositing skills in Motion or After Effects, or any other editor that gives you access to z-space adjustments. The great thing about working with still images in 3D composites is the ability to reframe the massive images for delivery at 1920 x 1080 resolution. The T2i delivers a 5K still image, so there’s a lot of room to work with or only to use a portion of the image for no loss of quality in an HD video.
If you are interested to learn more about this kind of work, there’s a great tutorial on some very basic 3D compositing at VideoCopilot.net.
Apple has released version 10.0.4 for Final Cut Pro X, as well as new versions for Motion and Compressor. FPC X version 10.0.4 improves overall stability, performance, and compatibility including: [click to continue…]
If you use Final Cut Pro X, Motion or After Effects, this video is worth a watch. FxFactory offers a ton of plug-in options for FCP X and has a very slick integration and installation. There are several plug-ins that are free and useful, so it’s worth a look even if you only spring for the free plug-ins.