It’s been a great year for Final Cut Pro: a new release heavy with professional features, and a bumper crop of great new titles, tutorials, effects, plug-ins and more from the outstanding and generous FCP X community. Of all the free tools we’ve highlighted throughout our first year, some stand out from the crowd. Now that the holidays are here and you’ve got more time to take a look, here’s a look back at of some of the best.
This advanced tutorial from Simon Ubsdell will take you through all many techniques and leave you with a great effect at the end.
Because shifting color channels never gets old, make sure to pick up this instant grunge creation machine.
New software releases can make older tutorials less useful sometimes, but this one’s a keeper from the experts at Ripple Training. If you want your audio effects to extend past the original length of a piece of audio, you need to know this.
If you only pick up one free iOS app this year, you’re not picking up enough — but this one would be a great choice. Lots of controls and every export method you can think of. And you can trigger recording from your Apple Watch!
This Mac app is useful when free and even more useful if you purchase a license. A great way to manage your FCP X libraries without using FCP X itself, and a terrific management tool for libraries you’ve moved to external media too.
This filter brings the analog grunge look with enough sliders to keep anyone happy. If you don’t have any post-war vintage lenses, now you can look like you do.
Too many shots to use in an edit, or great content but low on resolution? Throw it all in a split screen! One of many, but a good one.
Put your own images on 3D text, and combine with Unicode characters for 3D symbols with your own custom textures.
This title was cool the first time round, but if you haven’t combined this title with some atmospheric music yet, you’re missing out. Even better if you want to tweak it with Motion.
Got some boring data that would be improved by animation? A pie, ring or bar chart will surely bring the Christmas cheer, but if not, grab a copy for something more serious next year.
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