The Rise and Fall of the Cylindrical Mac Pro

It is over 1200 days since Apple launched the 'Can't innovate anymore my ass' Mac Pro. Over the last 24 hours, there has been widespread reporting of Apple's decision to end the life of the cylinder and reinvent the Mac Pro. The bad news is the new model won't be available this year.

The Rise and Fall of the Cylindrical Mac Pro

It is over 1200 days since Apple launched the 'Can't innovate anymore my ass' Mac Pro. Over the last 24 hours, there has been widespread reporting of Apple's decision to end the life of the cylinder and reinvent the Mac Pro. The bad news is the new model won't be available this year.

Replace with ambience in Final Cut Pro X

This week on MacBreak Studio, Steve Martin from Ripple Training shows us a great way to quickly remove audio distractions and replace them with clean room tone. A MacBreak Studio viewer had asked Steve how to perform a “Replace with Ambience” in Final Cut Pro X, and Steve does not disappoint. Legacy Final Cut Studio included an application called Soundtrack Pro that many of us remember fondly, myself included. One feature of STP was its ability to sample some room tone and then use the “Replace with Ambience” command to remove background noise like coughs, traffic, birds, an ice making Continue reading "Replace with ambience in Final Cut Pro X"

Replace with ambience in Final Cut Pro X

This week on MacBreak Studio, Steve Martin from Ripple Training shows us a great way to quickly remove audio distractions and replace them with clean room tone. A MacBreak Studio viewer had asked Steve how to perform a “Replace with Ambience” in Final Cut Pro X, and Steve does not disappoint. Legacy Final Cut Studio included an application called Soundtrack Pro that many of us remember fondly, myself included. One feature of STP was its ability to sample some room tone and then use the “Replace with Ambience” command to remove background noise like coughs, traffic, birds, an ice making Continue reading "Replace with ambience in Final Cut Pro X"

Working with Photos in Final Cut Pro X

This week on MacBreak Studio, Steve Martin from Ripple Training shows us an interesting way to work with photos in Final Cut Pro X by taking advantage of the editing and filtering tools in the Photos application. If you use the Photos application on your Mac to store your photos, then they will appear in the Photos section of the Photos and Audio sidebar in Final Cut (by the way, if you missed the Audio portion, check that out here). To get a better view of these photos, you can use version 10.3’s new workspaces functionality to create Continue reading "Working with Photos in Final Cut Pro X"

Frontier Post on the Indie Feature Film Bokeh

Today, March 24th is the theatrical release of Bokeh, an independent feature about a young couple on holiday in Iceland who wake up one morning to find that everybody else has disappeared. The co-writer/director and editor Geoffrey Orthwein takes us through the post production of the movie on Final Cut Pro X.

How to Edit & Publish Square Video With Final Cut Pro X

The increased use of video on social media has seen a rise of the “square video” format. As we’re seeing more of this type of video around the web, we asked Chris Roberts to look into it for us and explore how we can use Final Cut Pro X to “squarify” our edits.