It was this time last year during NAB 2011 that Randy Ubillos, Apple’s chief architect of video applications, took the Supermeet stage and officially showcased Final Cut Pro X to the general public with great excitement and expectation. Fast-forward one year and a plethora of disgruntled users later, and the overall FCPX response has been anything but pleasant.
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Quick News – Apple has just rolled out the latest round of updates for Final Cut Pro X, Motion and Compressor, updating each to versions 10.0.4, 5.0.3, and 4.0.3 respectively. The minor tweaks are aimed at improving overall stability, performance, and compatibility between the post production tools, all of which are listed below:
It may have taken a bit longer than many would have liked, actually 7 months but who’s counting, for Apple to make good on their initial promises of bringing a number of absent features to the much criticized Final Cut Pro X. But, as they say, it’s better late than never…
With their latest update, Version 10.0.3, FCPX users can now enjoy:
CrumplePop, the good folks behind the myriad of useful Final Cut Pro plug-ins, is offering one of their more unique effects, ShrinkRay-X, for free. Normally retailing for $75.00, the tilt-shift plugin can be yours with a quick subscription to the CrumplePop email list. Simple, eh?
The limited time offer ends this Wednesday, November 23rd. Check out the video below to see what ShrinkRay-X can do to your footage:
That’s exactly what Intelligent Assistance has enabled with their new XML translation software by the name of X27 (10 to 7), catchy right? This plugin takes the Final Cut Pro X project XML and converts it into a FCP7 friendly format, granting the ability to not only import FCPX projects into FCP7, but also suites such as Color and Adobe Premiere Pro.
With all the backlash and consumer criticism surrounding Apple’s revamp to their professional video editing software, Final Cut Pro X, it was only a matter of time before we would start to see some type of changes and additions. Today, we received such news with the announcement of the first major FCPX update, version 10.0.1. This new update, or shall we say upgrade, brings with it some critical new features such as:
CrumplePop, the company known for a tremendous line of fantastic Final Cut Pro plug-ins, recently introduced some new effects that’s sure to help boost those production values in your next film project. All the plug-ins listed below are compatible with Final Cut Pro X, or unless otherwise noted, Final Cut 6 and 7 as well. Read More…
In some quick news, Red Giant Software is discounting it’s popular color grading software, Magic Bullet Mojo, for one short week. New adopters to the software can pick it up today for $49, 50% off the original price. Moreover, Final Cut Pro X users can get in on the fun now that Mojo is compatible with Apple’s latest and “greatest” video editing software. If you are new to Magic Bullet Mojo, take a look at the video below to get a feel for the workflow.
Be sure to use the coupon code ” MOJOFCPX “ to receive the discount.
The good folks over at Color Grading Central have blessed us all with a series of free training videos aimed at getting users familiar with color correction in Final Cut Pro X. The 15 part tutorial series can be streamed for free or downloaded for $49.99. Take a look at the attached video below to get a feel on what to expect.