Check out the whole article over at Pro Video Coalition.
As a nice suprise, Motion 5 and Compressor 4 are also available for 49.99 each (which for Motion is a steal!) All three are available to download on the app store.
We’ll be spending all day figuring the ins and the outs of FCPX and hopefully we’ll have more to report as everything moves forward.
Until then check out all the info over at Apple.com
If you’re looking to get a better grasp on Motion, GeniusDV posted another nice tutorial. These may seem like a easy skills, but what I like best is how they create simple tutorials that show the very base tools you can use for more elaborate animations. Motion has some strange in and outs, so its nice to see someone running the ship and showing the ropes. It’s a great starting point if you’re planning on jumping into animating with Motion.
Take a look at their site for more tutorials.
FreshDV just posted an excellent closer look at Final Cut Pro X. It shows a lot of the new features that aren’t exactly easy to understand without seeing. The new magnetic time line is very impressive. Seeing all of the different options involved in each clip looks quite useful.
Fun to see the segments where the crowd loses it. I heard the stream last night, but seeing them all cheering is pretty fun.
Great coverage from FreshDV. Really appreciated the cuts of what attending users thought as well. Cool piece.
Last night at the Final Cut User Group Super Meetup in Las Vegas, Apple announced their latest pro editing software Final Cut Pro X.
The new 64 bit editor has a lot of great features. Rendering and importing has become much easier with background rendering and the ability to edit while importing. They’ve included options to clean up your audio (removing hum etc.) and image stabilization while ingesting. Also the new FCP can use more than just 4gigs of ram and can take advantage of the 8 processors.
They’ve added some features from Apple Color and Soundtrack like non destructive color balancing and easier to see audio. They alert you when audio is clipping. No more keyframing for audio adjustment as well.
Some of the interesting tools from iMovie also appear in the new Final Cut like facial and group recognition as well as shot style recognition. It can figure out if a shot is CU, MS, etc. The look of iMovie has also been adopted. They’ve also included a better way to index your footage with range based keywords.
They also had the DSLR user in mind. They announced native editing. Finally no more converting from H.264! They also added an automatic audio sync. Gathering separate audio instead of using the on board mic of DSLR? Now FCPX should be able to match the audio to the video using a feature similar to Plural Eyes.
One of the biggest bits of news to come out of the meetup is the price. FCPX is shipping in June for $299.
No word yet on Motion and or any of the other tools in the suite. Hopefully some news will come soon.
Either way, it looks like they made a major step forward. Using the iMovie look is a little weird to me. I never really liked that step up. I’m also worried that they added a lot of tools that assume what you want (fixing audio, stabilization, etc.) It’s still too earlier to say any of those features are bad things. I’ll reserve my judgement until it’s released in June.
Thanks to Photography Bay for having a fantastic live blog from the event last night. To see more pictures and see how everything went down check out their post.
I caught this over at Philip Bloom and found it pretty interesting. Jorgen Escher created an FCP plug in that deals with moire problems that seem to run so rampant (especially in hair as you can see above.) It won’t help with huge areas of moire but its seems to do the job for small specific areas.
Check it out for free (although you should drop a donation) over at Jorgen Escher’s website.
Here’s something we shot this morning while waiting for the courier to arrive for a package. We used the 1000fps Motion Optical Flow retiming technique from our recent tutorial (check it out here.)
It’s actually yerba mate, not tea technically?
Canon 60d with Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 1/1600 @59.94fps for outdoor slow-mo footage and Canon 35mm f2.0 1/50 @23.98fps for indoor footage.
Slow-mo retimed to 1000fps using Apple Motion. Graded with FCP. Titles created with CrumplePop LowerThirds.
Interested in learning how to created this effect? Check out our tutorial video explaining how to achieve the 1000fps slow-mo.
Music by Jed at CrumplePop.
GeniusDV posted another wonderful Motion tutorial. This time, they tackle how to create an exploding text effect. Check it out above.
Interesting in creating a “3D” effect using motion? Planet5D posted a great tutorial from Jeff Farmer on how to make your very own 3D video using Photoshop and Motion. The process doesn’t look too difficult for such a nice effect.
Check out how to do it over at Planet5D
Thinking about using a 3D text effect in you next video? Check out GeniusDV’s wonderful tutorial.