Final Cut Pro for iPad: How to create secondary storylines
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by Alex
8M ago
In version 1.0.x of Final Cut Pro for iPad, there isn’t an on-screen control, gesture or keyboard command to create a secondary storyline. Final Cut for Mac users who miss this very useful method for grouping clips together can create secondary storylines using this tip: Connect a clip to the main storyline (by dragging one from the main storyline or by using the ‘Connect at Playhead’ option of the Edit Mode control from the Project Media pane). Drag any transition from the Transitions browser to the connected clip. The clip is turned into a single clip connected storyline with a transition ..read more
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Soon: Build Final Cut Pro for iPad plugins in Apple Motion 5. What about distribution?
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by Alex
10M ago
Final Cut Pro for iPad will be available on the Apple iPad App Store from tomorrow. Apple’s product page states ‘Third-party content is coming soon.’ A future update coming soon will allow you to Enhance your project with powerful content from leading developers. …on the iPad. Motion for Final Cut Pro plugin development Motion, Apple’s single-purchase $50 real-time motion graphics application, has been able to build Final Cut Pro plugins since 2011. Motion can make four kinds of plugins: Titles (for animating text over video), effects, content generators and even transitions between vid ..read more
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Coming soon from PostLab: Final Cut Pro event locking for collaboration
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by Alex
11M ago
Final Cut Pro doesn’t have bins – it has events. Final Cut Pro events hold media and timelines. The way that collaboration works now for teams of Final Cut Pro editors, assistant editors and others is through using transfer libraries and the third-party PostLab service from Hedge. As documented in Alex Snelling’s ‘Final Cut Pro Shared & Remote Solutions 2021’ white paper for Frame.io Essentially PostLab takes the transfer library concept and manages it in the background, using its own cloud storage, allowing users to concentrate on the (editing) job in hand. In Final Cut Pro terms, PostLa ..read more
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Office Hours: The media and digital event community
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by Alex
1y ago
Office Hours is a daily conversation on streaming events, technology and the future of media. It is currently streamed on YouTube, but you’ll have a better experience on Zoom. Sign up to get the Zoom link. Office Hours was started by Alex Lindsay in March 2020. He currently takes part nearly every day. Every day between 15:00 and 16:00 UTC/GMT (7am PT, 10am ET, 16:00 CET) you can ask your questions about building online events of any size – from your community group to keynotes for millions of people to experience at the same time. Questions range from technology to design to planning the flow ..read more
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Final Cut Pro updates since October 2016
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by Alex
1y ago
Here is a rundown of the new features added to Final Cut Pro since 2016. For details on stability improvements and issue fixes, visit Apple’s Final Cut Pro release notes. October 27, 2016: Final Cut Pro 10.3 New interface Save window layouts Fill a second display with the Timeline or hide the Timeline completely Magnetic Timeline 2 – roles, color coding, audio lanes Automatic asignment of iXML data Wide color for working with log footage MXF support Flow transition Remove effects/attributes SMB-based libraries Consolidate custom Motion projects into individual Final Cut Pro libraries Option ..read more
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Stay in your creative flow with ‘Reading is Fundamental!’
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by Alex
1y ago
Reading is Fundamental! is an application by Intelligent Assistance that adds a versatile document viewer to the Final Cut Pro user interface. Sometimes a new project or an edit task uses a brief made up of different kinds of documents. Plain text emails, spreadsheets, presentations. With current Macs it is possible to have the apps that can show these documents open at the same time as Final Cut, but having to continually switch between different applications with different user interfaces can put me off my creative flow. The Reading is Fundamental! window can hold multiple documents of ..read more
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Apple Motion 5: November 2021 tutorial roundup
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by Alex
1y ago
Here’s a roundup of what happened in the world of Motion 5 – Apple’s $50 real-time motion graphics application – during November 2021: Motion 5: A Deep Dive into USDZ and How to Create a 3D Template for Final Cut Pro Robin Kurz of POST-PROfessionals spends 14 minutes going into detail on how to work with 3D models in Motion 5. Topics he covers: What is USDZ? Importing USDZ Models Creating a Final Cut Template Where can I find content? Limitations Alternatives and Resources Apple’s Reality Converter This video (like all the videos on their channel) is also available in German. How to Create ..read more
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To the Apple Silicon Mac Pro and Beyond
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by Alex
1y ago
In case you missed it, I wrote about how Apple might transition the Mac to Apple Silicon over the next 18 months over on fcp.co. As well as replacing or discontinuing all current Intel-based Macs, Apple have the opportunity to make new Macs for new price points and new markets. Apple likes to keep Macs at the same price points over the years. This means the extra power the M-series SoCs will provide more Mac at the same price. Not new Macs with the same power at lower price points. I suggest that a new industrial design for iMacs could include a transparent bezel – like the outer edge of the ..read more
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