Render files can take up a lot of hard drive space, especially for larger projects. When it comes time to archive a project, proxy files, transcodes, render files, etc. all take up unnecessary space. That’s where X-Wiper comes in. It is the perfect tool for cleaning up projects and preparing projects and events for archive. Final Cut BasiX has teamed up with the creator of X-Wiper to give away three copies!
The Compressor 4.1 update provides a redesigned single-window user interface to match Final Cut Pro X and Motion 5. For those coming from prior versions of Compressor, the new design can take some getting use to. Here’s a basic overview of Compressor 4.1.
Apple has released an update for Final Cut Pro X – 10.1.1. Unlike the 10.1 update, this is just a minor one with just bug fixes. Here are the release notes:
What’s New in Final Cut Pro 10.1.1
- Preserves media files if external drive or network is disconnected while consolidating a library
- Resolves an issue loading audio content in the Music and Sound Browser
- Fixes a stability issue when applying a Motion effect with Scroll Text behavior
- Faster switching between proxy and original/optimized media
- Improves Timeline responsiveness with very large projects
Nearly two and a half years after the release of Final Cut Pro X, Apple has released a .1 version of Final Cut Pro X. This free upgrade includes many new enhancements and sports a minor redesign of the user interface. Let’s take a closer look at what’s included.
Final Cut Pro X doesn’t use tracks in the timeline. Instead, it has a Primary Storyline which allows you to add Connected Clips. However, what if you want a sequence of clips to always be together anywhere in the timeline? You could use Compound Clips, but that can get a little messy if you want to easily add and remove clips. So, you can use Connected Storylines instead. Let’s take a closer look.
There are all different kinds of ways to learn something new. When it comes to learning a new program, some prefer a completely hands-on experience without any help. There are also people who prefer guidance along the way in the form of written or video tutorials. For those who would like have a step by step guide to learning Final Cut Pro X, I would highly recommend the Graphically Enhanced Manuals (GEM) written by Edgar Rothermich.
The importance of backing up projects cannot be overstated. Imagine working on a video for several days, weeks, or even months without backing up. Then one day, the hard drive you were working from stops working, or the computer crashes, or the editing project becomes corrupted. Without having a backup, you’re most likely screwed. That is why I always make sure to back up everything. So, when I saw an application called Backups for Final Cut Pro, I was excited as to what it would offer for those who use FCPX.
Multi-camera editing allows you to record an event with multiple cameras and edit it as if you’re switching between those cameras on a live broadcast. All of the major non-linear editing applications have their own versions of multi-cam editing, including Final Cut Pro X. But FCPX makes it much easier to sync and edit multi-camera shoots.