Final Cut Pro X updates

February 5th, 2016 by admin under Blog, Final Cut Pro X

So yesterday apple updated Final Cut Pro, motion, and compressor. Overall this is really a bug fix update. It fixes a few annoying bugs that were introduced during the launch of El Captian, but with a few new features too.

  • Customizable Default Effect lets you choose both a video and audio effect that is assigned to a keyboard shortcut
  • 4K export preset to create video files for Apple devices
  • Improves speed when opening libraries on a SAN
  • Resolves an issue that could affect the timecode display in the Dashboard on OS X El Capitan
  • Import Canon XF-AVC including video files from the Canon C300 Mark II
  • Ability to share video to multiple YouTube accounts
  • Resolves an issue in which a disabled video effect could appear as Missing Effect when opening the project or when sharing to Compressor
  • Addresses an issue in which black frames could appear in imported iPhone video clips that were trimmed on iPhone
  • Fixes an issue that could cause the playhead to jump ahead when editing short titles
  • Fixes an issue that could cause the timeline to stop playback when switching views in the Browser
  • Fixes an issue in which points on a Bezier shape could incorrectly switch from Linear to Smooth
  • Fixes an issue in which some objects within Motion templates render with soft edges
  • Adds iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPad Pro, and Apple TV (4th generation) to the Apple Devices compatibility list in the Share window

New changes

February 3rd, 2016 by admin under Uncategorized

So I’m planning on making some big changes to this website. As for a blog, well I hope to write more, but I’ve hoped for that before. I will change this to be more personal. So somethings going on right now. 

  • Working on fitness, so maybe some of that stuff will show up here. 
  • Starting a new podcast
  • More audio editing 
  • And I have a few final cut things in the works. 

So we can see what actually happens 

Desaturate and Brightness Effects

December 20th, 2015 by admin under Blog

OK well maybe not plugins but may new tools. While watching The Santa Clause 3 with my wife, I sat down to work on a problem a fellow editor was having. Basically he wanted a way to keyframe (in final cut) a specific color correct. Well more specifically a way to Over-Expose a clip. Now I have a few plugin packages that have this effect that I can keyframe and do but as I looked into it, sure enough this was not an effect that is default in Final Cut Pro’s library of effects. So here it is my keyframeable Brightness filter/effect and to fix an issue with some types of footage here is a Keyframeable Desaturate plugin. Both of these effects have installers created by Digital Rebellions Plugin Manager (Great tool by the way). Since I am not a developer make sure you have your settings set to allow all apps to install or right click and choose open on the installer to have it be a one time exception to your security settings. Once these are installed you can open up Final Cut Pro, navigate to Effects and you will see a category called “Made By Mikey” in there you will see the 2 new effects that you can drag to any clip.