ThunderBay Flex 8 – A Thunderbolt 3 Storage, Docking, and PCIe Expansion Box


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We take a first look at the new ThunderBay Flex 8. Is it a dock? Is it a RAID? Is it a PCIe expansion box? The answer is yes to all three, down one Thunderbolt 3 cable. (Cat not included)

How to Sync Video with Professional Audio in Final Cut Pro X


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With the explosion of the DSLR camera revolution, the workflow of separately recording professional audio has become very common—due to the relatively poor sound recording capabilities of …

Animating a 3D Camera in Motion


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This week on MacBreak Studio, I demonstrate how easy and downright fun it is to animate a camera in Motion to fly though a 3D scene using the powerful Framing behavior.

Using a fun hand-drawn style template from MotionVFX.com (project 470 I you are interested) in which I removed the original camera that was animated with keyframes and also simplified the project a bit in order to improve playback performance, I decide where I want the camera to go, add the framing behavior and trim it to my desired start and stop times, and then drag the element that Continue reading “Animating a 3D Camera in Motion”

FCP.co Live Show 15 – YouTube and Final Cut Pro X


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We will be talking about how to use Final Cut Pro X with YouTube – or better still, how to maximise the discoverability of your YouTube videos and channel. YouTube is the second largest search engine in the world, so why not use all the features?

How To Export A High Resolution Movie Out of Final Cut Pro X


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Learn how to export a high-resolution QuickTime Movie out of Final Cut Pro X, and explore the best shortcuts to expedite this process.

FCP.co Live Show 14 – Home Movie :The Princess Bride


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We welcome Nathan Orloff to FCP.co Live. When the lockdown stopped him editing the new Ghostbusters film on Avid, he edited the celebrity-filled Home Movie :The Princess Bride from home on Final Cut Pro X! Join us, it should be fun!

FCP.co Live Show 14 – Home Movie :The Princess Bride


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We welcome Nathan Orloff to FCP.co Live. When the lockdown stopped him editing the new Ghostbusters film on Avid, he edited the celebrity-filled Home Movie :The Princess Bride from home on Final Cut Pro X! Join us, it should be fun!

How the Celebrity-filled Home Movie :The Princess Bride Was Edited on Final Cut Pro X


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What do actors do when the Hollywood movie machine shuts down due to Covid-19? They make a home movie of course!

Home Movie: The Princess Bride started off as an idea by Jason Reitman to raise money for the World Central Kitchen charity. It ended up being a 10 part series that is available on Quibi. Nathan Orloff had the job of stitching all the actor-shot iPhone footage together. He used Final Cut Pro X of course!

How the Celebrity-filled Home Movie :The Princess Bride Was Edited on Final Cut Pro X


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What do actors do when the Hollywood movie machine shuts down due to Covid-19? They make a home movie of course!

Home Movie: The Princess Bride started off as an idea by Jason Reitman to raise money for the World Central Kitchen charity. It ended up being a 10 part series that is available on Quibi. Nathan Orloff had the job of stitching all the actor-shot iPhone footage together. He used Final Cut Pro X of course!

LumaFusion Updated to v2.3 New Features including Frame.io Support


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We have liked LumaFusion since its release, but now a new feature has turbocharged the iOS editing app into a very capable, collaborative editing tool.

LumaFusion Updated to v2.3 New Features including Frame.io Support


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We have liked LumaFusion since its release, but now a new feature has turbocharged the iOS editing app into a very capable, collaborative editing tool.

Quick Tip: Easy Manual LOG Grading


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If you get handed a drive full of LOG footage, you could of course slap on the respective camera LUT and be done with it, right? Of course you can do that, but it’s very easy to manually grade LOG video and that gives you much more creative control.

LOG grading in Final Cut Pro X

LOG grading in Final Cut Pro X. Image credit: cinema5D

The purpose of using LOG gamma is to record as much of the Dynamic Range a camera sensor produces into the file that gets recorded to card. This file is a normal 8- or 10-bit file that is recorded in the

Typical Histogram of Video recorded in LOG

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Bringing the Communities of Battle Creek Together with Mobile Filmmaking and Final Cut Pro X


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Teaching video production skills to over 300 students in three days? No problem for Tom Morris when he hosted a mobile film workshop. Then two events happened in 2020 that made him realise that transferring shooting, editing and storytelling skills to young filmmakers can really change lives by giving them a voice in the community.

The Big Fat July Final Cut Pro X Tutorial Round Up


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The first of a new month, so time for a roundup of the Final Cut Pro X, Motion & Compressor tutorials that we have liked over the past few weeks in June. Something for everyone!

WWDC – Thinking Outside of the Box with Final Cut Pro X


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A week later and the information from a packed WWDC is beginning to sink in. The move to Apple Silicon will bring advantages to FCPX such as speed and resource use, but what about new possibilities with new technology? 

WWDC 2020 – Is It the Start of the Move to Arm-based Processors?


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Where were you this time last year? We were waiting to go into WWDC to see the new Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR for the first time. This year? Nobody is attending, but we do have the Keynote livestream. Will we see the beginning of the transition from Intel to Arm-based processors?

Camera-to-Cloud Worklfows with Frame.io and Final Cut Pro X


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When Frame.io embarked on producing their ‘Working From Home’ series, they didn’t realise that they would be testing out a new workflow. 

Sam Mestman’s We Make Movies Publishes Ten Smartphone Studio Tutorials


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Ever wondered what is taught in one of Sam Mestman’s Smartphone Studio classes? He’s just posted 10 free YouTube tutorials from the curriculum, three of which are all about Final Cut Pro X.

16″ MacBook Pro Gets AMD Radeon Pro 5600M GPU & New SSD Kit for Mac Pro


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Whilst we were perusing the specs for a new MacBook Pro, we noticed that there is now a more powerful graphics card option. There’s also a new customer SSD upgrade kit for the Mac Pro.

How the Prime Time BBC1 Series ‘Have I Got News For You’ was Edited on Final Cut Pro X During Lockdown


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Final Cut Pro X isn’t ready for prime time? Think again. The recent series of BBC1’s Have I Got News For You was post produced on FCPX. Could it handle the multiple angles of composited layers in a complex multicam timeline with a tight turnaround?  The editor James Branch details the workflow.