The next meeting of the Dublin Final Cut Pro Users Group will be held on Tuesday, 28th February at 7:00pm in Filmbase and will focus on Final Cut Pro X and Motion 5.
Part 1 – The first part of this meeting will be dedicated to taking a closer look at the latest FCPX update (10.0.3) which has added a number of improvements. One feature that was most requested (with Apple heavily criticised for it’s exclusion in the initial release) was multicam editing.
Last September, with the release of 10.0.1, Apple announced that multicam editing and broadcast monitoring would be coming soon in early 2012.
With Apple having now delivered on that promise, yours truly (that’s me!) will cover the multicam workflow but also take a look at some other recent developments in the FCPX community such as the new app 7toX, allowing editors to move their FCP7 projects forward to FCPX.
We will also have the UltraStudio 3D on show to demonstrate broadcast monitoring with FCPX. This device is ideal for anyone owning a Thunderbolt enabled system and wishes for external monitoring and a wide-range of capturing capabilities. A special thanks to our new Platinum Sponsor, Blackmagic Design, for lending this great product to the group. With other Thunderbolt devices from BMD just weeks away from shipping, you can luck forward to some great raffle prizes later this year.
Part 2 – For our second presentation, Apple Certified Trainer Keith Bailey, will take us through the basics of using Motion 5 to add customised titles and effects to a FCPX project. At just €40, Motion is a must-own application and not just for use with FCPX. Motion has become popular among Avid editors as a way of creating unique titles and lower thirds. Keith will take a sample FCPX project and cover the key concepts that allow Motion 5 and FCPX to integrate which are known as publishing and rigging.
As always, these meetings are free but places must be booked in advance so email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your seat.