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.
The above video comes from a recent webinar that Tiffen put on with Richard Harrington to show off Tiffen Dfx 3. In the video, Harrington covers some color grading techniques in several different editors that use the Dfx 3 plugin and really shows off the capabilities of this solid plugin.
The more I use this plugin, the more I like it. It’s so very comprehensive and powerful for video, and quick for getting stylized looks from Lightroom on the photo side as well.
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…]
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…]
CrumplePop is now offering SplitScreen X Lite for free. It’s a nice little splitscreen plugin for FCP X. It includes 3 splitscreen templates with adjustable bar width and the ability to scale any screen independently.
Get it free on CrumplePop’s website.
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 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…]