Apple Final Cut Pro X Tutorials : Creative COW https://library.creativecow.net/tutorials/fcpx Creative COW Library of Apple Final Cut Pro X, tips, and strategies. en-us Thu, 20 Jun 2019 00:00:00 GMT PHP Script webmaster@creativecow.net webmaster@creativecow.net Apple Motion Data Vortex https://library.creativecow.net/ubsdell_simon/apple-motion-data-vortex-animation/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/ubsdell_simon/apple-motion-data-vortex-animation.php Join longtime VFX artist, editor, software developer, and business owner Simon Ubsdell for a deep dive into Apple Motion's generators, behaviors, and 3D compositing as you take advantage of the remarkable resources built right into Motion: no plug-ins, no external files, but lots and lots of product Tue, 28 May 2019 21:17:17 GMT Apple Motion 5 Tutorial: Slider Title Template for FCPX https://library.creativecow.net/ubsdell_simon/apple_motion_title_template_for_fcpx/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/ubsdell_simon/apple_motion_title_template_for_fcpx.php Create this clean and simple title template for FCP X and sharpen up your Motion skills! Join longtime VFX artist, editor, software developer, and business owner Simon Ubsdell for a look at combining masks and other advanced compositing and animation tricks in Motion that you can use for fast, elega Thu, 23 May 2019 10:57:33 GMT Compositing Secrets Everyone Can Use, Pt 5: Brightness https://library.creativecow.net/ubsdell_simon/compositing_secrets_brightness/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/ubsdell_simon/compositing_secrets_brightness.php The first challenge to understanding the nature of brightness in compositing starts with remembering that we're not actually seeing color at all, but rather something of an illusion that appears to us as color! Join longtime VFX artist, editor, software developer, and business owner Simon Ubsdell fo Thu, 21 Mar 2019 03:54:29 GMT Apple Motion 5: Building A Music Visualizer https://library.creativecow.net/ubsdell_simon/apple_motion_music_visualizer/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/ubsdell_simon/apple_motion_music_visualizer.php Here's an especially fun one from longtime VFX artist, editor, software developer, and business owner Simon Ubsdell, showing how to build and animate a music visualizer in Apple Motion 5. As usual, you can count on Simon to go beyond the basics of simple construction to dive deep into the nuances of Thu, 14 Mar 2019 10:01:05 GMT Compositing Secrets Everyone Can Use Pt. 4 - Advanced Alphas https://library.creativecow.net/ubsdell_simon/compositing_secrets_advanced_alpha_channels/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/ubsdell_simon/compositing_secrets_advanced_alpha_channels.php When most people hear the words "alpha channels", they think "transparency", but that's not exactly accurate. The truth is more complex, and a quite bit more interesting! Join longtime VFX artist, editor, software developer, and business owner Simon Ubsdell for Part 4 of the best look behind the tec Fri, 07 Dec 2018 08:19:02 GMT Compositing Secrets Everyone Can Use: Pt. 3 - Alpha Channels https://library.creativecow.net/ubsdell_simon/compositing_secrets_alpha_channels/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/ubsdell_simon/compositing_secrets_alpha_channels.php When most people hear the words "alpha channels", they think "transparency", but that's not exactly accurate. The truth is more complex, and a quite bit more interesting! Join longtime VFX artist, editor, software developer, and business owner Simon Ubsdell for Part 3 of the best look behind the tec Thu, 18 Oct 2018 01:40:52 GMT Mocha Pro 19 from BorisFX: Overview and New Features https://library.creativecow.net/gleissenberger_tobias/mocha_pro_2019_overview_new_features/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/gleissenberger_tobias/mocha_pro_2019_overview_new_features.php Mocha is an academy award winning planar tracker that is widely used in the VFX and Film Making industry. Mocha Pro 2019 adds some exciting new features to this powerful software tool, starting with a much-streamlined interface and GPU acceleration. Join VFX guru Tobias Gleissenberger of Surfaced St Tue, 09 Oct 2018 19:11:37 GMT Compositing Secrets Everyone Can Use 2: Advanced Blend Modes https://library.creativecow.net/ubsdell_simon/compositing_secrets_everyone_can_use_advanced_blend_modes/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/ubsdell_simon/compositing_secrets_everyone_can_use_advanced_blend_modes.php Whether you're a full-time compositor and VFX artist, an editor working in one of the many NLEs that supports Blend Modes (including Adobe Premiere, Apple FCP and FCPX, Avid Media Composer, DaVinci Rsolve, and VEGAS Pro), or whether you just want the additional graphics power that comes with insight Mon, 01 Oct 2018 01:01:01 GMT Compositing Secrets Everyone Can Use: Pt. 1 - Blend Modes https://library.creativecow.net/ubsdell_simon/compositing_secrets_blend_modes/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/ubsdell_simon/compositing_secrets_blend_modes.php Join longtime VFX artist, editor, software developer, and business owner Simon Ubsdell for the best look behind the technology of blend modes that you've ever seen. This isn't just for graphics and VFX, but for video editors too -- anyone who puts anything together, and wants to learn more about HOW Thu, 13 Sep 2018 03:42:17 GMT Hawaiki Keyer 3.0 Upgrader Tutorial https://library.creativecow.net/ubsdell_simon/FCPX_Hawaiki-Keyer-3/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/ubsdell_simon/FCPX_Hawaiki-Keyer-3.php After 25 years as an editor, compositor, and VFX artist, frequent Creative COW poster and tutorial author Simon Ubsdell knows what he needs from a keyer -- and knew he wasn't getting good enough results from FCPX or Motion. Discussions in COW forums led him to create the highly regarded Hawaiki Keye Mon, 12 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT FCPX Workflow: One Smart Collection To Rule Them All https://library.creativecow.net/ubsdell_simon/fcpx_smart_collection/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/ubsdell_simon/fcpx_smart_collection.php The first key to workflow wizardry is to exploit an application's strengths. In exploring the nuances of FCPX, famed workflow wizard Simon Ubsdell opens up some of the secrets around one of its most uniquely powerful, but sorely underused tools: Smart Collections. This isn't about replacing your exi Mon, 23 May 2016 20:53:26 GMT FCPX: Trailer Editing Workflow with Charlie Austin https://library.creativecow.net/austin_charlie/fcpx_trailer_workflow/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/austin_charlie/fcpx_trailer_workflow.php Creative COW stalwart, FCPX whiz, and longtime trailer editing expert Charlie Austin recently joined the folks at FCPWORKS and their FCP EXCHANGE workshop series for a deep dive into managing this particularly intensive form of editing with the newest Apple editing offering. Charlie comes at it with Mon, 21 Mar 2016 00:00:00 GMT Apple FCPX and the Making Of Whiskey Tango Foxtrot https://library.creativecow.net/wilson_tim/fcpx_whiskey-tango-foxtrot/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/wilson_tim/fcpx_whiskey-tango-foxtrot.php Rather than a story about editing software, this is a story about Apple Final Cut Pro X from a filmmaker’s perspective: specifically, how keeping as much VFX and audio temp work as possible inside FCPX during production helped allow Glenn Ficarra and John Requa to open up new options and saved wee Thu, 25 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMT Using Apple FCPX for A DocumenTree https://library.creativecow.net/angelo_michael/apple_fcpx_documentree/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/angelo_michael/apple_fcpx_documentree.php After 25 years of working on other people's documentaries, commercials, feature films, filmmaker Michael Angelo's first original project is the inspirational story of the Treeman of Venice Beach, a singular creation of a singular man whose combination of costume, body paint, live foliage, and 10-foo Mon, 14 Dec 2015 00:00:00 GMT Managing FCPX Media Labs for Maximum Sanity & Minimum Chaos https://library.creativecow.net/gash_andrew/FCPX_MEDIA-LAB/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/gash_andrew/FCPX_MEDIA-LAB.php Managing a shared storage environment for Apple FCPX is one thing. Now add 100+ students who are still learning the rules, and the challenges skyrocket. Fortunately, Andrew Gash's experience at Lakeland Florida's Kathleen High School has given him some great ideas for you that promise to make things Fri, 31 Jul 2015 19:08:19 GMT Hawaiki Keyer 2.0: A Tutorial Introduction https://library.creativecow.net/ubsdell_simon/hawaiki_keyer_tutorial_intro/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/ubsdell_simon/hawaiki_keyer_tutorial_intro.php After 25 years as an editor, compositor, and VFX artist, frequent Creative COW poster and tutorial author Simon Ubsdell knows what he needs from a keyer -- and knew he wasn't getting good enough results from FCPX or Motion. Discussions in COW forums led him to create the highly regarded Hawaiki Keye Mon, 20 Jul 2015 16:05:44 GMT Apple FCPX 10.2 First Look: Worth the Wait! https://library.creativecow.net/austin_charlie/FCPX-10point2/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/austin_charlie/FCPX-10point2.php After the usual rabid anticipation, Apple released FCPX 10.2 with a wide range of new features that should excite any pro: new and improved keyframable masks, Library level Smart Collections, improved keyframing performance, 4-Up Scope viewer, the ability to save effects applied to clips. Sun, 19 Apr 2015 23:35:05 GMT Don't Fight the Magnetic Timeline! https://library.creativecow.net/austin_charlie/FCPX-Timeline/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/austin_charlie/FCPX-Timeline.php One of the biggest "issues" people coming from other NLE's still seem to have with FCP X is how the Timeline works. Magnetism! No Tracks! Weird Snorkel Things! Storylines?! It's Crazytown! If you fall into this category, we have two suggestions for you. 1) Read this article by Creative COW Mon, 10 Nov 2014 23:00:00 GMT FCPX For Broadcast News https://library.creativecow.net/garber_michael/FCPX-News-Editing/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/garber_michael/FCPX-News-Editing.php Michael Garber has spent hundreds of hours learning the ins and outs of editing broadcast news features with Final Cut Pro X. He describes a workflow that takes advantage of the best that FCPX's new approaches have to offer, while being honest about its limitations. Every editor already working with Mon, 13 May 2013 19:00:00 GMT Learn Apple's Motion: Lesson 2 - File Browser and Library https://library.creativecow.net/mcauliffe_kevin/Apple-Motion_2/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/mcauliffe_kevin/Apple-Motion_2.php In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe goes into depth about the File Browser, Library and the Inspector, and shows you a great, almost hidden tool called the HUD, that you are going to be using probably more than the Inspector itself! Mon, 11 Mar 2013 08:49:24 GMT SHOOT>EDIT with RED and FCP X https://library.creativecow.net/battistella_david/FCPX-RED-Shoot-Edit/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/battistella_david/FCPX-RED-Shoot-Edit.php Embracing FCP X and the RED Camera System from the earliest releases has been proven a successful choice for filmmaker David Battistella, whose enticing respect for the RED/FCPX workflow shines through from detailed explanation to his finished work. Everything we dreamed RED could be in post is begi Wed, 21 Nov 2012 19:00:00 GMT You Ask, I Answer: Multicam Editing - Separate Audio in FCPX https://library.creativecow.net/mcauliffe_kevin/You-Ask-I-Answer_Multicam/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/mcauliffe_kevin/You-Ask-I-Answer_Multicam.php In this tutorial, Kevin P McAuliffe answers a viewer's question about the best way to multicam edit in FCPX when your main audio source is recorded as an audio only file. Thu, 16 Feb 2012 18:51:11 GMT You Ask I Answer : Working with PSD files Part 1: FCPX https://library.creativecow.net/mcauliffe_kevin/You-Ask-I-Answer_FCPX-PSD-1/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/mcauliffe_kevin/You-Ask-I-Answer_FCPX-PSD-1.php In this tutorial, Kevin P McAuliffe shows you the great new "Import PSD files" feature inside of FCPX, and answers a viewers question about extending still images the length of your timelines. Thu, 09 Feb 2012 23:06:52 GMT Multicam Editing in Final Cut Pro X https://library.creativecow.net/mcauliffe_kevin/FCPX-Multicam-Editing/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/mcauliffe_kevin/FCPX-Multicam-Editing.php In this tutorial, Kevin P McAuliffe shows you how, with the newest update to FCPX, to edit multicam inside of FCPX. See how to set up your clips into angles, and then quickly and easily edit them together to create a seamless edit in no time flat. Wed, 01 Feb 2012 07:16:15 GMT FCPX INs and OUTs - Multicam Part TWO https://library.creativecow.net/neil_andy/FCPX-Multicam-2/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/neil_andy/FCPX-Multicam-2.php This is part two of a two-part tutorial on the new multicam feature added to the 10.0.3 update for Final Cut Pro X. In this part, Andy Neil shows off the custom sync controls, syncing using meta-data and how FCPX handles non-pro sources. Tue, 31 Jan 2012 18:55:00 GMT FCPX INs and OUTs - Multicam Part ONE https://library.creativecow.net/neil_andy/FCPX-Multicam-1/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/neil_andy/FCPX-Multicam-1.php Finally it's here! FCP X has included a multi-camera workflow in its 10.0.3 update. Andy Neil will take you through the INs and OUTs of this amazing new feature in a two-part tutorial (there's THAT much to show). Tue, 31 Jan 2012 18:55:30 GMT Advanced Tips for FCP X: Editing During Playback https://library.creativecow.net/payton_t/FCPX_Editing-During-Playback/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/payton_t/FCPX_Editing-During-Playback.php One of the features of FCP X that goes largely unmentioned (and is mostly undocumented) is the ability to edit during playback. In this tutorial I'll teach you the fundamentals of editing without stopping playback. Fri, 27 Jan 2012 23:34:39 GMT FCPX INs and OUTs - Roles https://library.creativecow.net/neil_andy/FCPX-Roles/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/neil_andy/FCPX-Roles.php In this tutorial, I'll show you the INs and OUTs of the Roles feature. How they work when exporting projects as well as tricks on their use in editing and during import. Mon, 16 Jan 2012 22:38:42 GMT Advanced Tips for FCP X: Custom Resolution Timelines https://library.creativecow.net/payton_t/FCPX_Custom-Resolution-Timelines/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/payton_t/FCPX_Custom-Resolution-Timelines.php FCP X can't create a custom resolution timeline... or can it? I'll show you how to create custom resolution timelines quickly in Final Cut Pro X. Mon, 09 Jan 2012 22:56:45 GMT Raising The Bar On Non-Broadcast Output: Mastering and Encoding with Video Purifier and x264 https://library.creativecow.net/lawrence_david/Video-Purifier_and_x264/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/lawrence_david/Video-Purifier_and_x264.php Consider this: you’re taking your pristine, carefully crafted video file--the product of countless hours of work--and running it through a process that will literally throw away up to 90% of the information! In this tutorial, David shares a simple workflow he uses to prepare finished video files f Mon, 26 Dec 2011 18:31:59 GMT FCPX INs and OUTs: Using Storylines and Compound Clips TWO https://library.creativecow.net/neil_andy/FCPX-Storylines-2/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/neil_andy/FCPX-Storylines-2.php In part two of this tutorial, Andy Neil continues to explain secondary storylines, connected clips, and compound clips and how they are best used in your project. Along with it are some tricks to keep organized and move quickly when you're editing. Sat, 12 Nov 2011 18:33:20 GMT FCPX INs and OUTs: Using Storylines and Compound Clips: ONE https://library.creativecow.net/neil_andy/FCPX-Storylines-1/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/neil_andy/FCPX-Storylines-1.php In this two part tutorial, Andy Neil will show you when it's best to use a storyline, connected clip, or a compound clip in your project. He goes in depth with some tricks to get moving quickly in FCPX. Sat, 12 Nov 2011 18:33:21 GMT FCPX INs and OUTs - Replace Edit https://library.creativecow.net/neil_andy/FCPX-Replace-Edit/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/neil_andy/FCPX-Replace-Edit.php In this In and Out tutorial, Andy Neil shows off FCPX's Replace Edit feature: one that's quite a bit different from previous versions. Sun, 23 Oct 2011 11:35:48 GMT Controlling Final Cut X with an iPad https://library.creativecow.net/mcguire_sam/FCPX_iPad/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/mcguire_sam/FCPX_iPad.php Need to make a quick edit while on the road or export a project from a remote location? Using an iPad, Skype, SoundFlower, LogMeIn.com, and your primary Final Cut station you can edit from anywhere you have network connection. While not the only way to complete this task, the described method provid Sat, 22 Oct 2011 22:03:04 GMT FCPX INs and OUTs - Trim Tool https://library.creativecow.net/neil_andy/FCPX-Trim-Tool/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/neil_andy/FCPX-Trim-Tool.php In this tutorial, Andy Neil shows off the new trim tool from FCPX, and explains the differences from how trimming is accomplished in FCP 7. Thu, 06 Oct 2011 17:34:28 GMT FCPX INs and OUTs - Event Browser and Library https://library.creativecow.net/neil_andy/FCPX-Event-Browser/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/neil_andy/FCPX-Event-Browser.php Final Cut Pro X has some useful and powerful tools that allow users to organize even larger projects. In this tutorial for FCPX, Andy Neil shows you how to set up folders, organize collections, tag and sort shots, search tagged shots, set-up keyword short cuts, tag files on import and many other tri Tue, 20 Sep 2011 18:12:59 GMT FCPX: OMF The Hard Way https://library.creativecow.net/battistella_david/FCPX-OMF/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/battistella_david/FCPX-OMF.php If you love to export an OMF and your audio mixing in Logic, and wonder how to get your audio out of FCPX, join David Battistella as he walks through this workaround. Use this tutorial to take advantage of the four track output from doing a QT movie export, get a split track version of your cut into Thu, 14 Jul 2011 22:36:27 GMT FCPX - Quick Tip -Working In The Timeline https://library.creativecow.net/mcauliffe_kevin/Quick-Tip-FCPX-Timeline/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/mcauliffe_kevin/Quick-Tip-FCPX-Timeline.php When you are just starting out, navigating through your timeline in a new NLE can be tricky enough. Let these two Final Cut Pro X Quick Tips (also see Previewing Effects FCPX Quick Tips) help you speed up your workflow, so you're cuttin' like a pro in FCPX in no time flat. Tue, 05 Jul 2011 03:21:28 GMT FCPX Quick Tip - Previewing Effects https://library.creativecow.net/mcauliffe_kevin/Quick-Tip-FCPX-Previewing-Effects/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/mcauliffe_kevin/Quick-Tip-FCPX-Previewing-Effects.php Sometimes deciding on the right look for a shot can be time consuming. Adding effects, rendering, then deciding to check out another effect can take minutes, or even hours.....well, not in FCPX. You can quickly and easily preview effects before you even apply them with the instructions in this Final Tue, 05 Jul 2011 02:59:12 GMT RED AND FCPX https://library.creativecow.net/battistella_david/FCPX-and-RED/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/battistella_david/FCPX-and-RED.php With the release of Final Cut Pro X, many were anticipating that there would be NATIVE FULL RED R3D integration in the new software. When that was not part of the release, especially after Apple talked about up to 4K resolution at the Supermeet, it left many people wondering how to integrate RED foo Thu, 30 Jun 2011 00:00:00 GMT FCPX - Using Match EQ in Final Cut Pro X https://library.creativecow.net/mcguire_sam/FCPX-Match-EQ/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/mcguire_sam/FCPX-Match-EQ.php Match EQ is a welcome addition to the audio functionality in Final Cut Pro X. Adopted from Logic Pro, this tool is as easy to use as it is powerful. While Soundtrack Pro provided a similar function, this new implementation in FCPX has more options. If you aren't obtaining your desired results using Mon, 27 Jun 2011 00:00:00 GMT FCPX Quick Tip - Making the Viewer work for you https://library.creativecow.net/mcauliffe_kevin/FCPX-Viewer/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/mcauliffe_kevin/FCPX-Viewer.php This quick tip came from a viewer question about something that was seen in the Final Cut Pro X "Animating with Keyframes" tutorial. A mysterious red rectangle appeared, and of course the question was asked...."What does that red rectangle do in FCPX?" Well, here's the answer. Sun, 26 Jun 2011 02:13:23 GMT