Edit BRAW and ARRI RAW files in FCPX with Color Finale Converter

Final Cut Pro X is a great NLE but it lacks one thing: you can’t edit RAW files from BlackMagic Design’s or ARRI’s cameras without first having to transcode them. With Color Finale Transcoder, that problem no longer exists.… Read More Edit BRAW and ARRI RAW files in FCPX with Color Finale Converter

Solving a management nightmare: ColorFinale LUTs

Colour LUTs or Colour Lookup Tables in full are a kind of digital colour filters and there are millions of them out there, paid as well as free. Collecting large numbers of the things may quickly lead to thousands of small files on your system, often without you having a clue as to what they will make your footage look like.… Read More Solving a management nightmare: ColorFinale LUTs

Yanobox Storm: Procedural 3D in a plugin for FCPX and Motion, Premiere Pro and After Effects

Yanobox recently released a brand new procedural modelling plug-in, called Storm. The plug-in that is available via FxFactory works with After Effects, Final Cut Pro X, Apple Motion, and Premiere Pro. The term procedural modelling covers a number of techniques in computer graphics to create 3D models and textures from rules. For example, fractals and generative modelling are both procedural modelling techniques. In the case of Storm, the rules can be configured using parameters. Storm is built around a self-contained rendering engine, has multiple noise generators and supports volumetric and directional colours.… Read More Yanobox Storm: Procedural 3D in a plugin for FCPX and Motion, Premiere Pro and After Effects

Make video elements really glow with Hawaiki Super Glow

Your average NLE’s built-in glow effects are a bit skinny. Taking Final Cut Pro X as an example, it’s actually not worth dragging the effect to the timeline. A plug-in like Red Giant’s Universe Glow doesn’t add a glow effect around the underlying footage elements; it’s completely independent and has its own merits and use, but it may not always be what you want. Hawaiki’s Super Glow, on the other hand, is a glow effect that “just” adds glow to underlying footage and does so with six “glow sources”. It offers complete control and the result can be simple but also complex.… Read More Make video elements really glow with Hawaiki Super Glow