Color Finale for Final Cut Pro X

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Feb 242015

Denver Riddle at Color Grading Central has been teasing us with screen grabs of his Color Finale plugin for Final Cut Pro X. Well today is the launch day and if that’s not enough we also have a coupon code for $20 off the purchase price. Excited?

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Colour correction wheels and curves. Probably two of the most requested features for Final Cut Pro X since its launch. Denver has now filled those desires with the new layer based $99 plugin called Color Finale.

We also have discount offer on Color Finale for readers. Just use the code FCPCO20 when purchasing and you will get $20 off the price. The code is good for 7 days and will expire on 3/3/2015.




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Magnetic Stereo: Plugin for magically balancing audio

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Feb 192015


Magnetic Stereo: Plugin for magically balancing audio from your stereo mic in FCPX.
Use a stereo mic or field recorder? Magnetic Stereo by Audiofile Engineering is a magical way to quickly balance your stereo audio.

RED raw R3D import supported by Final Cut Pro X 10.0.6

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Nov 162012

The Red Epic digital cinema camera HDRx feature  allows and additional 2 to 6 stops in extended dynamic range. Now Final Cut Pro X supports Red raw file import! Now Final Cut Pro X supports importing native Red R3D raw files.


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HDRx is a RED invention that is built into every EPIC and Scarlet camera giving the user an option for extended dynamic range when the situation calls for it… from 2 to 6 stops over native by preset.


In a single camera, HDRx simultaneously shoots two image tracks of whatever resolution and frame rate you have chosen. The primary track (A-track) is your normal exposure. The secondary track (X-track) is a “highlight protection” exposure that you determine in the menu settings. You select the amount of highlight protection you need in stops… 2,3,4,5, or 6. Each stop represents a stop less exposure in shutter speed. Example… if you select 2 and your primary exposure is 1/48th sec, the X-track will be two stops less exposure at 1/192 sec. The ISO and aperture remain the same for both exposures.

During recording, the two tracks are “motion-conjoined”, meaning there is no gap in time between the two separate exposures. If they were two alternating standard exposures, there would be a time gap between the two tracks that would show up as an undesirable motion artifact. Both tracks (A & X) are stored in a single R3D. Since there are two exposures, the camera is recording double the amount of frames. For example, if you are shooting 24fps, the camera is recording 2-24fps tracks, the data equivalent of 48fps.* After combining the two tracks for playback you see only one 24fps motion stream.”

Read more here: FAQs about RED Digital Cinema’s HDRx


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