New Podcast

small RR LogoResistance Radio is Hypable.com’s weekly podcast dedicated to the Star Wars universe. Join regular hosts Mikey and Donya for all the latest news, theories, interviews and much more from the galaxy far, far away.

Here comes the Resistance! Mikey and Donya are joined by some special guests for the first episode of Resistance Radio, Hypable’s brand new podcast dedicated to all things Star Wars.
You can contact Resistance Radio on Twitter @RRadioPodcast. And subscribe to us on iTunes!

  •  It’s our first transmission… and we’re excited.
  • Our hosts introduce themselves, and give you a little background on their experiences with Star Wars.
  • Episode VIII has been delayed to December 2017. How are we feeling about the shift away from the traditional summer release?
  • Gwendoline Christie confirmed that Captain Phasma will be returning in Episode VIII. We speculate on what direction they could take her character in.
  • Lego’s The Force Awakens got its first trailer — how delighted were we by it? (Spoiler: very.)
  • Rogue One is fast approaching, but just when and where will we get our first look? And how will it connect to the other movies?
  • Disneyland has broken ground on its Star Wars expansion and Andrew has some feelings about it. Disney is serious business.
  • Star Wars: Bloodline by Claudia Grey got its cover. What do we think of its ’40s war propaganda vibe?
  • Mikey and Eric get excited over the upcoming content for Star Wars Battlefront. But, more importantly, will we be getting Lando?
  • This week we’re turning our Spotlight on Rey. We talk about her role and relationships in The Force Awakens, those pesky Mary Sue comparisons, and speculate over her parentage and future in Episode VIII and beyond.

 

Final Cut Pro X updates

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.

http://www.apple.com/final-cut-pro/

  • 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

Desaturate and Brightness Effects

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.

 

Desaturate_Installer

Brightness_Installer