On this week's MacBreak Studio, I show Steve Martin from Ripple Training a few things I've discovered in my exploration of the compositing features in Final Cut Pro X.
Compositing in FCP X
Education & Inspiration
Early in my career I shot a lot of “run and gun” projects. When I made the move from camera assistant to operator and second unit DP I had a hard time finding film work as I was considered “too young” for those...
Source Timecode Burn-in comes to FCPX (and it's in the other NLEs too)Here we go with another edition of Third Party Developers Add Timecode-Things to Final Cut Pro X. This time it’s longtime developer CoreMelt adding a source timecode effect that will display the source timecode for clips that it is applied to. The lack of this single feature alone may have kept some editors out of...
A free plug-in from CoreMelt adds an important workflow tool
KEEP CALM: The FAA and sUAVs/Drone Rules UPDATED 5/17With the publishing of Jack Nicas and Andy Pasztor's speculative and interpretive article in the Wall Street Journal in the fall of 2014, it seems every news agency, media outlet and publication has totally lost their minds in a fit of...
Filtering-out the Facts from Fiction & Paranoia (UPDATED 5/17/2015)
Moovit: Control Your Camera Movement With a SmartphoneBack in 2013, Network TV cameraman Danny Dodge launched in Kickstarter a first project, the SnapTrack Cinerails, a lightweight track dolly weighing under 10 lbs. The system, which is now used around the world in film, network television, corporate productions and...
The creators of Cinerails are back on Kickstarter with a new product: the MOOVIT, a compact, motorized drive wheel that attaches to cameras, camera dollies and sliders to produce smooth, variable speed motion with smartphone control.
AJA made a big splash at NAB 2014 with their announcement of the CION, but 2015 is probably going to be even bigger for the company. The camera started shipping just in time...