Creator's Best Friend builds Chapter Markers & Segmented progress Bars for YouTube from Final Cut Pro X

Creator's Best Friend builds Chapter Markers & Segmented progress Bars for YouTube from Final Cut Pro X

July 27, 2020

Creator's Best Friend takes the chapter markers from FCPX Projects and translates them into a list of timestamps for YouTube. This app is $9.99 from the Mac App Store.

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How to Rotate iPhone Videos in Final Cut Pro X

How to Rotate iPhone Videos in Final Cut Pro X

June 30, 2020

Rotate an iPhone or smartphone video in Final Cut Pro X without opening the Inspector? We show you how it's done. Get your smartphone videos the correct way round in FCPX. So simple, yet so effective and no fiddling in the Inspector!

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How to Add Superscripts & Subscripts in Final Cut Pro X

How to Add Superscripts & Subscripts in Final Cut Pro X

June 16, 2020

In this FCPX tutorial, we look at adding superscript and subscript characters to text in Final Cut Pro X.

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Where Have the Scroll Bars Gone in Final Cut Pro X?

Where Have the Scroll Bars Gone in Final Cut Pro X?

March 05, 2020

We had a phone call from a colleague who couldn't work out where his scroll bars in Final Cut Pro X had gone after the recent update to macOS Catalina. We helped him switch them back on permanently!

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Final Cut Pro X - Sneak Peek at HUGE plugin update

Final Cut Pro X - Sneak Peek at HUGE plugin update

July 02, 2019

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Can Rendering Help Speed Up Final Cut Pro X Exports?

Can Rendering Help Speed Up Final Cut Pro X Exports?

May 14, 2019 10 Comments

Some people say it doesn't matter, some say it slashes export times, who is right? We thought we would put FCPX to the test and find out if pre-rendering timelines gives shorter export times.

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Ninja Ken Burns Techniques in Final Cut Pro X

Ninja Ken Burns Techniques in Final Cut Pro X

April 14, 2019 4 Comments

Want to know some awesome ninja tricks with image moves? In this tutorial we push the Ken Burns tool in Final Cut Pro X to the limit. Variable speed zooms, automatic jump cuts and easy swapping of media, all possible without leaving the FCPX timeline.

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How to Build the World's Most Popular Colour Grade for Final Cut Pro X

How to Build the World's Most Popular Colour Grade for Final Cut Pro X

March 11, 2019 3 Comments

By using the colour correction tools built-in to Final Cut Pro X, we will show you how to get the grade quickly and understand how to legalise levels. And what the hell is 109% white and hypergamma anyway?

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How to Build a Tilt-shift Plugin for Final Cut Pro X

How to Build a Tilt-shift Plugin for Final Cut Pro X

March 04, 2019

How to build a tilt-shift plugin for Final Cut Pro X from scratch. By using the blur filters in Motion, we can construct a very flexible tilt-shift effect, perfect for turning arial shots into miniatures!

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Using Advanced Multicam Techniques in Final Cut Pro X

Using Advanced Multicam Techniques in Final Cut Pro X

February 18, 2019 3 Comments

In this tutorial, we look at three different multicam timelines in Final Cut Pro X. Each of them has a slightly different build in the Angle Editor; not just a collection of different cameras!

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Nervous? We Have Never Done This Before with a Final Cut Pro X Plugin

Nervous? We Have Never Done This Before with a Final Cut Pro X Plugin

February 04, 2019 3 Comments

Take a look at how we build our promo videos and pick up some FCPX editing tips on the way. Unrehearsed, so you will get to see behind the scenes of our next plugin, including mistakes!

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How to Export from Final Cut Pro X with Burnt-in Captions

How to Export from Final Cut Pro X with Burnt-in Captions

January 28, 2019 7 Comments

Exporting burnt-in captions from Final Cut Pro X is easy, but the process isn't immediately obvious. We show you how.

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