Final Cut Pro X Babbling https://blogs.creativecow.net/final-cut-pro-x-babbling Just another voice from the internet babbling about Final Cut Pro X and why it doesn't suck. Tips, Tricks, and random editorializing. Sometimes with pictures! en-us Sat, 24 Aug 2019 11:00:00 GMT PHP Script webmaster@creativecow.net webmaster@creativecow.net Final Cut Pro X 10.3 – First Look https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14445/final-cut-pro-x-103-first-look https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14445/final-cut-pro-x-103-first-look Well, the wait is over, Motion and Compressor have finally been updated! Oh, hold on… Final Cut Pro X 10.3 was released today too right? It’s been a long time coming and for good reason… it’s a major update, arguably the biggest yet. Since everyone on the internet will be wri Fri, 28 Oct 2016 02:43:26 GMT Making the Switch to X - A Comparative Study https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14176/making-the-switch-to-x-a-comparative-study https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14176/making-the-switch-to-x-a-comparative-study In a special NAB 2016 presentation at the FCP Exchange Workshop sponsored by FCPWORKS, Creative COW leader Charlie Austin compares FCP X to other NLEs from an editor's perspective. In addition to describing the “intangible” time saving benefits of working in FCP X vs. others, he also presents so Tue, 10 May 2016 14:05:41 GMT Nine Lives Trailer VFX Done In FCP X https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14110/nine-lives-trailer-vfx-done-in-fcp-x https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14110/nine-lives-trailer-vfx-done-in-fcp-x A couple weeks ago I posted about some 2k VFX – 3 screen replacements – I had created in FCP X for an unnamed trailer. Well, the trailer is out so I wanted to let you all take a look. To be clear, while I had cut another version of the trailer in X, it was not chosen to finish. This fina Fri, 15 Apr 2016 09:53:16 GMT N.A.B. FCP X & Me. https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14108/nab-fcp-x-me https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14108/nab-fcp-x-me Oh, Hi! Going to NAB? Want to go to NAB? If you’re there, I’ll be blabbing about FCP X at a little FCP Exchange presentation on Tuesday at 2:30. Stop by and heckle! Bring your FCP X hating friends! Fun! Wed, 13 Apr 2016 16:16:30 GMT Random Freebies – 2K 1.85 Title Safe Overlays https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14089/random-freebies--2k-185-title-safe-overlays https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14089/random-freebies--2k-185-title-safe-overlays I just made a couple 1.85 title safe .png checker overlays if anyone has any use for them. In FCP X, I use a combo of Digital Heavens Grid X, and Andy’s Safe Guides, both free and worth having. We wanted a “prettier” checker for some AE/PS stuff though, so I just rendered these o Mon, 28 Mar 2016 18:04:05 GMT FCP X & 3rd Party Plugins - 2K VFX https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14085/fcp-x-3rd-party-plugins-2k-vfx https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14085/fcp-x-3rd-party-plugins-2k-vfx Just wanted to share a little story illustrating one of the great things about FCP X… the capabilities you can add to the NLE with 3’rd party apps/plugins. Of course, some people believe that since FCP X doesn’t come with every option under the sun built in, it’s crippled. I am not one of th Sat, 26 Mar 2016 14:43:51 GMT FCP X Audio-Mute vs. Disable… https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13985/fcp-x-audio-mute-vs-disable https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13985/fcp-x-audio-mute-vs-disable As this is a topic that seems to cause some confusion, I thought I’d write a little post about it. It confuses me sometimes too, so this post is also for me… to refer to when my brain freezes up.  I’ve included the obligatory video below. It’s too long for a Gif-Tip™, b Sat, 19 Mar 2016 17:50:48 GMT FCP Exchange – Video and Omissions https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13986/fcp-exchange--video-and-omissions https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13986/fcp-exchange--video-and-omissions The video from the FCP Exchange event has been posted, I’ve added it below. I realized that when listing the tools I use, there were a couple great plugins I neglected to mention so I wanted to do that now… First is Automatic Duck Import AE – If you use After Effects as part of yo Mon, 14 Mar 2016 16:47:06 GMT FCP Exchange Trailer Workflow Slides https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13987/fcp-exchange-trailer-workflow-slides https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13987/fcp-exchange-trailer-workflow-slides Just for giggles, here are the vague, cryptic slides I used for my exciting, informative, and accidentally insulting presentation. The video should appear at FCPEXCHANGE.COM eventually. Hope they’re useful! And thanks to the FCPWorks gang for letting me blab about stuff.   FCP Exchange T Mon, 07 Mar 2016 22:53:19 GMT Gif-Tips™ – The Future of Online Training! https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13988/gif-tips--the-future-of-online-training https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13988/gif-tips--the-future-of-online-training In response to a twitter message the other day, my reply included a little GIF illustration. A few people liked it, so I made some more. :-) Enjoy, and feel free to share if they’re of any use. GeekCo. GIF-TIPS™ Gif-Tips™ – The Future of Online Training! Republished by Charlie Austin Tue, 23 Feb 2016 12:27:02 GMT Pancakes, Shmancakes! – Premiere vs FCP X https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13989/pancakes-shmancakes--premiere-vs-fcp-x https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13989/pancakes-shmancakes--premiere-vs-fcp-x Pancakes! Huh? For some time now, aficionados of Premiere Pro have touted its ability to do “Pancake” editing. Huh? Well, in Premiere, you can stack (get it? stack… like pancakes) multiple timelines to quickly access string outs or sequences of selects etc., and add them to a cut Mon, 15 Feb 2016 13:17:50 GMT FCP X Update Reaction – Have Some Cheese With Your Whine… https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13990/fcp-x-update-reaction--have-some-cheese-with-your-whine https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13990/fcp-x-update-reaction--have-some-cheese-with-your-whine On Feb 4, Apple released updates to FCP X, other Pro Apps, and Pro Video Formats. Lots of info on the internets about it… It’s a bug-fix update with a nice new default effect feature. Right click an effect to set it. It will show up as a command with KB Shortcut in the “Edit” Fri, 05 Feb 2016 14:17:19 GMT Saving?! We Don’t Need No Stinking Saving! https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13991/saving-we-dont-need-no-stinking-saving https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13991/saving-we-dont-need-no-stinking-saving Oh, hey… Happy New Year and all that! :-) Just wanted to say a quick word about maybe the least talked about advantage of FCP X… that being the fact that there is no need to “save” your work. Ever. This was brought to mind by this tweet: To which I responded: In all seriousne Mon, 04 Jan 2016 15:17:30 GMT For Fuc*s Sake… https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13992/for-fucs-sake https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13992/for-fucs-sake A couple days ago, Apple posted a job opening for an Assistant Editor to work in the Beats marketing dept. The skill set required included Premiere, Avid, ProTools, and Resolve. No mention of FCP X or Logic. Now, as this is for a position at Beats (Apple owned but a separate division) it’s li Mon, 14 Dec 2015 15:25:30 GMT Nothing to do with FCP X… https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13993/nothing-to-do-with-fcp-x https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13993/nothing-to-do-with-fcp-x …Well, I did use X to key in Confused Travolta, so I guess that counts. In lieu of actual content, please enjoy this dual meme gif. Merry Christmas! :-) Props to whoever made the original Star Wars gif, which can be found here. And the green screen thing is here. Make your own, have fun! Nothi Sat, 12 Dec 2015 08:58:41 GMT Connection Point Fun-SFX Spotting https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13994/connection-point-fun-sfx-spotting https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13994/connection-point-fun-sfx-spotting Here’s another of my infrequent, semi coherent tip videos. :-) For FCP X pros, probably nothing exciting here, it’s just a little demo about using connection points to quickly and accurately spot SFX when doing sound design. People complain about audio in FCP X all the time, but it&#821 Tue, 03 Nov 2015 22:21:40 GMT