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

Texture Pack 1

This is the first in a series of Texture Packs that I have in the works.  These are some textures that I took while on vacation. The textures include Sand/Clouds/Ocean Waters. They do a pretty cool job being used as a background or an overlay on top of some footage. 

 

 

Blend Modes FCPX Effect

So this is the blend modes effect that I created during the motion 5 demo at the February Louisville Final Cut Pro User Group meeting. It’s a very simple effect that allows you at use blend modes on the clip that is applied to without having to duplicate the clip and apply the blend mode on the clip above. It has 2 sliders, 1 checkbox and 1 dropdown menu.

You first choose a blend mode from the drop down menu. Then you can adjust the opacity slider for the desired blend amount. You have the option to have a blur applied to the top layer by checking the check box. You then can adjust the blur amount with the 2nd slider.