So much to talk about! The big news this week was the release of the latest version of
Final Cut Pro X
. (And the iMac Pro, which I'll talk about in a future issue.) FCP X 10.4 adds support for
, more complete support for
, totally revised
tools and lots of smaller tweaks throughout the application.
I've written a
illustrating what's in the new release.
Read it here
The new versions of FCP X, Compressor and Motion also support
output. This is a new compression codec that creates smaller files without damaging quality. I created another
article about HEVC in Compressor and discovered some
insights. It's linked in the Articles section, below. (Keep in mind that HEVC requires upgrading to High Sierra.)
has published a new white paper: "
Working with Wide Color Gamut and High Dynamic Range in Final Cut Pro X
." I find all their white papers interesting. If you plan to work in HDR, you need to read this.
Here's the link
folks, I have a video tutorial from last week's webinar showing how to create a
effect using Premiere. This is very impressive, yet a surprisingly easy to create effect. I show you how in this tutorial. (I also have a second video tutorial showing this same effect in Final Cut.)
Thinking of webinars, we are taking a holiday break from now till January 3rd to give our team a chance to enjoy time with their families.
Digital Production Buzz
had a fascinating show on story-telling in VR. I especially want to point out
's interview. Excellent information!
The release of the latest version of Final Cut Pro X gave me a chance to update all my training. And, before I talk about that, I want to thank
for his invaluable help in editing 227 movies under very, very tight deadlines. I also want to thank
and his team at
for loaning me a
shared storage system for our post-production work.
The last time I updated my Effects training was early in 2015 with the 10.2 FCP X release. Since then, Final Cut has had major changes in interface and features. So, with this release, I completely revised my training and recorded all new movies.
This allows me to offer a variety of
- If you own FCP X 10.3: Workflow and Effects, you only need to upgrade 21 movies. This update is what you need.
- If you want to learn all about effects, including 360° VR, color grading, LUTs, as well as two amazing effects "cookbooks," this is the title. As a special incentive, save 25% if you purchase this before the end of 2017. 100 new movies, 11 hours of training. (There's also a thumb drive version.)
- If you feel frustrated that you aren't faster or better with FCP X, I strongly recommend you purchase FCP X 10.4 Complete. This covers everything you need to know to edit faster, better and more efficiently in Final Cut Pro X 10.4. 227 movies, 26 hours of training. (Here's the thumb drive version.)
I am very proud of my latest training. I know you'll learn techniques that will make you a faster and better editor. I encourage you to purchase a copy.
Hmm... let's see. My latest training is released, school is done for the semester, and webinars are taking a break for the holidays. Now... I'm bored. Time to go bake some cookies. Have a great holiday. Chat with you next week. In the meantime,