Creating 3D Text Reveals in Motion

This week on MacBreak Studio, I show Steve Martin from Ripple Training how to create 3D text reveals in Motion. While Final Cut Pro X has the exact same 3D text engine that Motion does, so you can create, apply materials, light, and animate 3D text in quite sophisticated ways, you cannot have the 3D text interact with any type of environment like a floor or a wall. And the lighting of 3D text does not impact any other elements in a scene. In Motion you can create these 3D text environments quite effectively but it takes a couple of Continue reading "Creating 3D Text Reveals in Motion"

Win a Free Pass to the 2017 FCPX Creative Summit in Cupertino

We are very excited to announce that as per the previous years, the organisers of the 2017 Final Cut Pro X Creative Summit have very kindly helped us organise a free draw for an event pass. Checkout the video between Peter Wiggins and Jeff Greenberg where they detail the draw and talk much more about FCPX. Grab a coffee (or beer!)

Creating a Tilt-Shift Effect in Final Cut Pro X

This week on MacBreak Studio, Steve Martin from Ripple Training shows us how to create a tilt-shift effect on a drone shot in Final Cut Pro X. The process Steve demonstrates will work on any shot but it’s most effective on shots including people or objects like cars, trains, boats, etc. – anything that could be made into a miniature set on a table. It also works best when the camera angle is about 30 to 45 degrees, as if pointed down towards a table. The shot he uses is a from a drone, pointed down to a dock on Continue reading "Creating a Tilt-Shift Effect in Final Cut Pro X"

Generic Screen Replacements in Motion and Final Cut Pro X

This week on MacBreak Studio, I show Steve Martin from Ripple Training how you can use Motion’s tracking and publishing features to create a tracked template for Final Cut Pro X. So what exactly is a “tracked template”? Read on! Starting in Motion, I import a clip to be tracked. By using the Import as Project option, the Motion project automatically matches the resolution, frame rate, and duration of the imported clip. It’s a handheld shot of an iPad held by one actor, showing the contents to another actor. I want to replace the screen contents. I then import the Continue reading "Generic Screen Replacements in Motion and Final Cut Pro X"

Apple, please create an XML utility to provide access to old Final Cut Pro 7 Classic projects

Apple should create and provide a free XML extraction tool that can look into a Final Cut Pro 7 project file and export an FCP7 XML of the selected sequences
The internet has been abuzz with what is finally officially official: Final Cut Pro 7 (and your old Final Cut Studio apps) will not run on your Mac after you update to the upcoming MacOS High Sierra. This should be a surprise to exactly no one as an application last updated around 2009 and subsequently replaced by another product of the same name could never be expected to run forever.

Apple, please create an XML utility to provide access to old Final Cut Pro 7 Classic projects

Apple should create and provide a free XML extraction tool that can look into a Final Cut Pro 7 project file and export an FCP7 XML of the selected sequences
The internet has been abuzz with what is finally officially official: Final Cut Pro 7 (and your old Final Cut Studio apps) will not run on your Mac after you update to the upcoming MacOS High Sierra. This should be a surprise to exactly no one as an application last updated around 2009 and subsequently replaced by another product of the same name could never be expected to run forever.

Soho Editors are proud to announce FCPX World in Broadcast, a special Final Cut Pro X event at IBC 2017

Soho Editors and Ronny Courtens have teamed up to showcase the strengths of Final Cut Pro X in the broadcast arena, with relevant partners and high-end case studies of real world user experiences from across the globe. Join us as we showcase a range of Final Cut Pro X presentations by international broadcast professionals. All demonstrating the latest tools for the modern editor.

Making To-Do Lists in Final Cut Pro X

Do you have a set of common, repeating editing tasks that you need to remember for every Final Cut Pro project? Maybe you have a bunch of sticky notes on your monitor? Or a list taped to the wall? This week on MacBreak Studio, Steve Martin from Ripple Training shows us how to make to-do lists with markers in Final Cut Pro X. In his example, he has a set of editing tasks that he needs to share with an intern to be performed on each project: normalizing the audio, adding fades, adding a title graphic, checking highlight levels, resetting Continue reading "Making To-Do Lists in Final Cut Pro X"