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Rotating Tile Transitions Made Easy with Tile Pop

Tile Pop—just one of those simple fcpx plugins that does exactly what it says in the name. No frills, no gimmicks, no cost…that’s right. Tile Pop is totally free. In fact it is one of many free fcpx plugins you can find here on Stupid Raisins. Watch this quick video to see Tile Pop in […]

Boost Up Your Videos with Lower Pop

Lower thirds are one of the cleanest and easiest ways to deliver information to your audience. Well, they’re certainly simple. But creating them isn’t always easy. That’s why we all love useful final cut pro plugins to streamline our creative processes. Sprinkling lower thirds throughout your projects gives them a professional look and feel that’s […]

7 Reasons Why FxFactory Rocks

Yes, you heard that right. FxFactory rocks.

You don’t really see people jumping up and down out of excitement for the Apple App Store or Google Play, so why am I so thrilled about FxFactory?

FxFactory (on the surface) might just look like an “app” store for Final Cut Pro X plugins, but it’s so much more than that. In fact, I’d say FxFactory is absolutely essential to my video editing projects, and it’s there where I’ve decided to sell Stupid Raisins.

Filming for a Longmire TV show documentary

Fellow FCPX user and video production guru Dan Wierling wrote to me recently and told me about his experiences filming on the Longmire TV show set for a documentary. His company DGW Video Productions was hired to film actors, producers and others from the Longmire series. I’m a big fan of the show so it […]

How to make movie magic for Penn & Teller

When I get stuck in Apple Motion, I turn to How to Cheat in Motion by Patrick Sheffield. I was following one of his tutorials when I hit some problems so I emailed Patrick and asked for some help. He answered my questions and he even took a look at my project file! Many authors […]

How to edit a TV show watched by 13,780,000 people

I met Nancy Forner through Twitter and instantly knew it would be great to learn from her. Nancy has edited TV shows including Law & Order SVU (watched by 13.78 million in 2006), Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Mistresses and Vampire Diaries. When she’s not editing she’s an Associate Professor at USC’s School of Cinematic Arts. […]

Final Cut Pro X Audio Editing

Disclaimer: I didn’t make this video but I did transcribe it. I hope the transcription is helpful. Transcription Steve: Welcome back to MacBreak Studio. Here we are again with Mark Spencer and this time, you’re going to show us some really cool stuff with audio in Final Cut Pro X. Mark: Yeah, audio, and music […]