Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Final Cut Pro X Information & Resources 17


Secret Final Cut Pro X: Some of Motion inside | Alex Gollner | alex4d
Alex Gollner at alex4d has been rooting through Final Cut Pro X resource files, and has found some interesting things. Whether these are glimpses of things to come - or things removed as plans changed - remains to be seen:
...two explanations (amongst many) arise: more Motion features will be added to Final Cut Pro in future or to make sure that FCP X can accurately display Motion effects, a large part of Motion is built into FCP X but will never be usable directly by editors.
See also: Secret Final Cut Pro X: Media and subtypes
Secret Final Cut Pro X: XML & multi-user editing

Why we're betting everything on FCP X | CrumplePop
CurmplePop makes effects for Final Cut Pro, so it's probably not a surprise that CrumplePop remains committed to Final Cut Pro X. In a fairly lengthy post, they offer an explanation of why they see a bright future for Final Cut Pro X, and why "In a Year, Most Professional Editors will be Using FCP X."
As developers for FCP, we have a strong bias in favor of FCP’s continued success. That said, we had spent much of the year prior to FCP X’s release expecting that we might have to leave the platform. We were hearing the same rumors that everyone else was – that FCP X would be another iMovie, wouldn’t be pro, etc. – and we were ready to bail. Happily, we don’t have to.


FCP Tip of the Month 002: Color Correction in FCP X | ChesapeakeSystems | YouTube
Luis Sierra provides a quick walk-through of adjusting shadows, highlights, and midtones using the exposure tools for primary color correction in Final Cut Pro X.


FCPX vs. Premiere Pro CS5.5 for Final Cut Pro 7 Editors | Jan Ozer | EventDV
A comparison of Final Cut Pro X and Premiere Pro for the event videographer that currently uses Final Cut Pro 7.
So the time has come to switch, either to FCPX, which is a completely different animal from FCP 7, or to an NLE from another vendor. In making this decision, you should consider multiple variables, including cost, the ability to continue working with older projects, the learning curve of the new editor, and the effectiveness of the various tools. By all of these measures, Premiere Pro is a better choice than FCPX.

Final Cut Pro to Premiere Pro – six months in | Paul Joy | PaulJoy
About six months ago, Paul switched from Final Cut to Adobe Premiere. This article includes the benefits of Premiere Pro, as well as the things he misses from Final Cut Pro.
Most of the relearning I’ve gone through over the last six months has been fairly painless, there’s a lot to like about Premiere Pro Cs5 and even with these points that I’ve listed I still prefer using it over FCP 7. Hopefully some of these features will make it in to future versions but even in it’s current incarnation I’ve not come across anything in a project that couldn’t be achieved with the tools available in the CS5 suite.

Novacut Pro Video Editor | KickStarter
A group is working on producing an open-source editor:
Novacut is not just a video editor, it's a revolution. An open source, collaborative, cloud-enabled platform that is created by artists for artists.


Why Apple dares to change your apps | Michael Gartenberg | Macworld
I generally agree with the thrust of the article and this statement:
At the end of the day Apple’s willing to sacrifice the tens of thousands for the hundreds of millions. (Although of course the company would love to keep both groups as loyal customers.)
But, I have problems with this passage:
The quick feedback to the Final Cut user base is evidence of the company’s ability to listen and respond.
I'm not sure I - or many other editors - world agree that Apple has demonstrated an ability to listen and respond. Is the FAQ they posted supposed to be the demonstration of this ability?

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