FCP X/Motion Resources
Project LIVE Master Classes
If you're interested, sign up for any/all of these classes. They will be a bit more in depth than what we do at meetings because there's only one thing on the agenda. In all of them, you'll be creating something. These classes are above and beyond the regular PL meetings. You will not be paid for attendance, they are totally optional. All classes are at the District Office in the Pine Room from 3:30-5:30.
Master Class #1: Using Multicam in Final Cut Pro X. October 17. In this class, you will learn how to use Multicam editing in Final Cut Pro X. This means you can use 2 or 3 cameras to video (e.g. cut between wide, medium, and closeup). We'll shoot and edit a brief piece using 3 cameras. One of the most touted features of FCP X. Watch a tutorial here.
Master Class #2: Motion Project with 3D, Drop Zones, and lighting. Note: this class is in the Maple Room, not Pine. November 28. Here's what the finished product looks like. We start with a blank canvas and only use resources already in Motion. The pictures are Drop Zones, so you can use any pictures (or even video) that you want when you're done. See notes here. Get 5-picture Motion Project here (goes in Movies > Motion Templates > Generators > My Generators [optional])
Master Class #3: Color Correction in Final Cut Pro X. January 23. Some simple color correction can make a BIG difference in the look of any project. See an example here.
Master Class #4: Color Correction in FCP X March 13. Maple Room. This will be a duplicate of Master Class #3 because it's a very important subject.
Video tutorial request
Wish you knew how to accomplish something, but you can't find the answer? Request having a video tutorial made.
2016-2017 FCP X & Motion Tutorials
More Exporting Options
In FCPX, File > Share > Add Destination
Drag the downloaded file onto list to the left of the window
Twirl down disclosure triangle on Project LIVE bundle, shift-click all 4 choices and drag outside of bundle and onto list
Right-click on Project LIVE bundle and delete
These choices should result in smaller file sizes than exporting .h264 from FCP X
Editing to the timeline in FCP X: 12 minute video with tips for getting the clips and resources you want from the Library/Event to the Storyline.
Motion Lower Third project: about 40 minutes long; I suggest downloading and then watching with QuickTime Player; I've made chapter markers so you can jump from place to place quickly in QTP.
Motion Transition Project: this 8 minute video shows how you can quickly make literally dozens of transitions very quickly.
Motion Effect Project: this 8 minute video shows how you can quickly make an Effect you can use (and modify) in FCPX.
Exporting from FCP X—This movie talks about exporting a high quality MASTER file, as well as exporting for using on the web or on a computer (smaller, .h264 file)
FCP X manual is available as a free download on iBooks (search Final Cut Pro X)
Also available as an online link
Project LIVE Free Motion Templates (read the Read Me to see where they go).
To send an iMovie X project to FCP X, in iMovie X, choose File > Send Movie to Final Cut Pro
$ Ripple Training: Lessons for Final Cut Pro X—10 free lessons; $10 in-app purchase for the rest; well worth the money for on-demand training.
Ripple Training: Final Cut Pro X in 5 Minutes—Weekly quick-in/quick-out tutorials from Ripple Training
Ripple Training: Motion Magic in 5 minutes—Same as above for Motion
Ripple Training: MacBreak Studio—More detailed tutorials from Ripple Training
Simon Ubsdell's Motion Tutorials—Complicated, but you learn a ton.
FCP X Free—A whole bunch of free effects, transitions, titles, etc.
More free plugins (overlap with link above)
Yet more free (also with overlap)
Vimeo FCP X training—Hey, it's free
Help > Final Cut Pro X Help (the link is to the web version; remember, it's searchable and can be printed to PDF)
Ken Stone's FCP Resources (X and otherwise
Preference Manager for FCP X—Backs up and replaces preferences when problems arise