From the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the Tour De France to the Norwegian Elections: Using Final Cut Pro X in a High Pressure, Fast Turnaround Environment

Near-live broadcast editing is one of the craziest jobs in our business. You constantly work under high pressure, ingesting, organizing, editing and finishing you program while the event is still going on. And your edit needs to be ready to air as quickly as possible while you have to comply with the highest quality standards. This requires a well-oiled team of very experienced people using hardware and software that is both fast and absolutely reliable. Because there are no excuses.

The Videos From FCPX World In Broadcast At IBC, Part 2

After the last few days exciting news about Final Cut Pro 10.4, time to look back at more presentations from the recent FCPX World in Broadcast event. We present a Spanish show that switched to FCPX after testing all the NLEs and a presentation from Frame.io's lead integration engineer.

We Are Publishing the First Videos From FCPX World In Broadcast At IBC

FCPX World at IBC 2017 was a great experience. For the third year in a row, the Spaces building next to the Amsterdam RAI was the epicenter of everything related to Final Cut Pro X at IBC. The Club Room at Spaces was converted to a pop-up television studio where high-profile professionals from all over Europe and the USA came to showcase their work with FCP X.

Cut With FCP X: “Despacito” Gets Over 4 Billion Views on YouTube and is Nominated for Best Music Video in the 2017 Latin Grammy Awards

How The Most Popular Music Video In History Was Shot In One Day And Edited With Final Cut Pro X In A Small Boutique Studio In Miami.

The catchy Reggaeton pop song ‘Despacito’ by Puerto Rican singer Luis Fonsi and rapper Daddy Yankee was the inescapable Summer Hit of 2017. Just 6 months after it was released it became the most streamed song in history, with 4.6 billion plays across all streaming services. It reached No. 1 on Billboard’s Top 100 and stayed at that place for 16 weeks. The song topped the charts of 47 countries and reached Continue reading "Cut With FCP X: “Despacito” Gets Over 4 Billion Views on YouTube and is Nominated for Best Music Video in the 2017 Latin Grammy Awards"

Creating a Pleasantville Effect in Final Cut Pro X

This week on MacBreak Studio, I show Steve Martin from Ripple Training how to use Final Cut Pro X’s color correction tools to isolate a color in a shot. Frequently referred to as the “Pleasantville Effect” due to its use in the 1998 movie, it employs splashes of color in an otherwise black and white scene. To accomplish this effect in Final Cut Pro X, starting with a full color shot, you can use the Color Mask eyedropper tool to select the color you want to retain. Dragging the eyedropper expands the range of hue/saturation/brightness that gets included in Continue reading "Creating a Pleasantville Effect in Final Cut Pro X"