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First Look: Final Cut Pro X 10.3
Iain Anderson was in Cupertino at Apple HQ for the Final Cut Pro X announcement and having got hands-on with the new version is keen to share his thoughts and observations.
Oct. 28, 2016
Motion: Introduction to Rigging
Apple Motion users: if you want to create generators, titles or effects for use in Final Cut Pro X, this tutorial by Iain Anderson will help you rigging (combining multiple parameters in a simple GUI)
Jul. 25, 2016
Motion 5: Emitters As Masks
Want to create truly unique transitions and effects for Final Cut Pro X using Motion 5? This isn't as hard to achieve as you may think, and Ben Balser is on hand to show you how.
May. 16, 2014
FCP X 10.1: Exploring Retiming Tools
Wishing for quicker and easier ways to retime your video clips and effects? Of course you do! And Final Cut Pro X 10.1 delivers in style as Ben Balser demonstrates in this tutorial.
Dec. 19, 2013
FCP X to Logic Pro X, The Fine Print
You may have heard it's possible for Logic Pro X to read FCPXML! Ben Balser explores the best ways possible to create a successful workflow between Apple's pro video and audio workstations.
Nov. 7, 2013
Motion: 10 Easy Effects for Final Cut Pro X
Video editors and artists can never have access to too many effects! And despite there being many included in Final Cut Pro X, Motion 5 enables you to create your own custom ones. Here's ten for you!
Aug. 14, 2013
Organic Animation In Final Cut Pro X
When Ben Balser was tasked with adding some pizazz to the trailer of iOS game, Bucket Dan, he turned to Final Cut Pro X. In this quick tip, Ben shows how to make animations more organic!
Apr. 4, 2013
FCP X and Motion: Modifying a Built-in Title
The included titles in FCP X and Motion are great but will probably only take you so far before you want to modify them to suit your needs. Iain Anderson shows you how to do just this!
Oct. 16, 2012
A Guide to FCP X, Part 5: Transitions, Titles, Effects
New or transitioning to Final Cut Pro X? This 6-part series provides will get you editing like a pro. In part 5 Iain Anderson explores transitions, titles and effects. Check back tomorrow for part 6.
Sep. 4, 2012
Color Grading With Gradients In FCP X
Ben Balser, FCP X trainer and expert, demonstrates how to use gradients in Final Cut Pro X for color grading purposes. It helps to control the color of one area while leaving the other untouched.
May. 1, 2012
FCP X: Telephone / Radio Voice Effects
Now that Final Cut Pro X contains some of Logic Pro's best audio effect plugins—a feature overlooked by many editors—there're tons of ways to transform dialogue or audio. Ben Balser shows you how.
Apr. 10, 2012
FCP X 10.0.3: An Even Better Keyer
The latest update for Apple's FCP X (10.0.3) improved the built-in chroma keyed feature. Iain Anderson demonstrates just how much of an impact these improvements will have on everyday workflows.
Mar. 15, 2012
Miniature Effect In FCP X: Shift/Slant
FCP X can do more than you may think. Master Final Cut trainer, Ben Balser, reveals how to turn real life shots into miniaturised toy town scenes.
Feb. 9, 2012
Creating Custom Borders in FCP X
David Smith shows how to create your own effect-based custom borders in Final Cut Pro X - without the use of Motion 5.
Dec. 5, 2011
Creating a Basic Final Cut Pro X Effect in Motion 5 (Slit Tunnel)
Creating custom effects, titles & transitions for Final Cut Pro X just got a whole lot easier thanks to Motion 5! Iain Anderson shows how to effortlessly roll your own slit tunnel effect for FCP X.
Oct. 17, 2011
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