As for the movie, it’s finally available at offthetracksmovie.com – while purchasing, use OTTMVFX code which will get you $1 off the movie by itself or $5 off the bonus feature edition.
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This must-have transition gives you an easy and manageble way of creating unique luma channel erosions that will give your edit that special vibe you’re looking for.
This amazing set of transitions gives you an incredible freedom of shifting footage in countless ways…
Get MotionVFX’s LUMA DISSOLVE EFFECT for free here.
mCamRig allows you to easily create dynamic camera animation right inside Final Cut Pro X.
Animate pans, zooms, dollies and other camera properties without any keyframes.
mCamRig plugin is a must-have for every editor who wants to add some space to the project. Without hours of arduous keyframing
you can now achieve a swift camera movement and present your footage from different angles. Download here for free!
motionVFX – The Original Home of Apple Motion Templates and FCPX Plugins! If you don’t know of motionVFX… where have yo been?
Luma dissolve transition grew to be one of the most popular editing tool used in the recent time. MotionVFX decided to treat their customers with a free effect dedicated exclusively to Final Cut Pro X! This handy transition gives you a set of adjustment sliders, 4 different effects and light and dark working modes. Now you can create luma channel erosions with just drag & drop action. Watch the one minute tutorial below then enjoy!
mCamRig plugin is a must-have for every editor who wants to add some space to the project. Without hours of arduous keyframing you can now achieve a swift camera movement and present your footage from different angles. For free!
May 14, 2015
For many years, Final Cut Pro 7 was the preferred NLE software for working professionals. Final Cut Pro X has had a much slower start than many thought it would. However, over the last several years, the software has really come into its own. With each passing year, more and more professionals are using FCPX. Because of this, more and more plugins are being released. With that said, we’ve rounded up our favorite Final Cut Pro X plugins that we consider must-haves for film professionals.
Click here to see the entire list of FCPX must-haves…
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What are your thoughts on our plugin list? Are we missing any must-have plugins? Give us your thoughts in the comments below.
November 14, 2014
MoviePro for iOS is another interesting app that enhances your iPhone’s (and iPad’s) camera. Thanks to this $4.99 program you get a few additional features – mainly new resolutions – you can not only select 1920×1080 to as low as 320×240, but also various aspect ratios, such as square 1:1 for Instagram and anamorphic widescreen aspect ratios like 2.75:1, 2.55:1, 2.40:1. But most importantly you can record in 3K resolution (3072×1728 at 30fps) on iPhone 5s/iPhone 6 & 6+ at 120 Mbps bit rate! If this is not enough for you, you can also record 720p at 240 fps on iPhone 6 & 6 plus! Of course the app also offers you the possibility to change the bitrate to lower settings, for example 50 Mbps and lower ones to save disk space. Supported frame rates are 30p, 25p, 24p, and 1 fps. According to many reviews the app is solid, so if you want to take a look at it, follow this link.
“Includes two video editors. Mini Editor is an individual clip editor while the full Editor can operate on multiple clips & manage projects,
The built-in camera app from Apple is a solid performer for a system app. MoviePro takes the solid performance of the system app and provides a bevy of features that are very welcome. Choosing a higher (or lower) resolution is a much needed option provided by movie pro. Also, the ability to black out the screen while recording is fantastic and useful.
I have an iPhone 6+ and the interface for the app is obviously made for the iPhone 5- it looks horrible, very blurry, upscaled on the larger screen.
Also, if I lock focus and exposure then go to the options screen, the focus and exposure are reset but still locked (so now you have to unlock, allow them to readjust and relock- extra steps that if forgotten can waste a lot of time).
The zoom controls are great as is the result (ultimately what matters). I’m not sure if the app takes advantage of the 6+’s hardware stabilization or that happens automatically but would like for that to happen.
What I’d like to see in future update and I’d change to 4-5 star rating:
– interface for iPhone 6 aspect ratio
– locked lens -> options bug fixed
– slow mo / time lapse options from system app
– hardware stabilization option(?)
Everything works very well. I have used this app to record over an hour of video at a time (nonstop) multiple times. The feature that I found the most useful was that ability to easily adjust the resolution, frame rate, and quality of the recording and make presets of these factors. This allowed me to record everything that I needed to on the limited amount of disk space on my iPod. I also like the ability to pause and resume the recording instead of having to stop the recording each time.
This is the only app that records 3K at 100mb/s, that’s pro camera stuff. Very nice, but I would like to add some suggestions, the exposure changes are much too often and harsh so maybe tone it down how it is in the stock app. And also for the iPhone 6 Plus add support for its built in optical image stabilization with the software stabilization this app provides, it would add almost as good stable shots as the stock camera app.
January 30, 2014
mObject is a revolutionary 3D plugin for Apple Motion and Final Cut Pro X.
We have been teased with test renders and snippets of news about this plugin for a few weeks. It’s been well worth the wait as mObject brings amazing 3d textured objects and text into Motion and then into Final Cut Pro X.
Motion has been 3D for quite a few versions now. Well when we say 3D, the camera is 3d, but the scenes are built up from ‘postcards in space.’
MotionVFX has just released mObject, a $149 FxPlug based plugin that allows the user to import, texture, light and animate 3D models. The plugin responds to Motion’s tools such as the camera and lights making the object fit in naturally to a scene. It also means you don’t have to learn how to animate another GUI in 3D space.
This plugin is going to be fantastic for text, the built in 3D bevelling adds a lot of class to mundane text. Let’s face it, us editors have to display lots of text wether we are working on broadcast or corporate jobs. How many times have you scrolled up and down the font list in Motion looking for inspiration?
The plug doesn’t stop there, not only can you import vector files to extrude, it will also accept true 3D models.
Where are you going to find 3D models for use in the plugin we can hear you ask? MotionVFX has also released 4 packs of models to buy individually. The Sports, City, Military and Music pack all sell for $99 each.
There is also a Shaders pack for $99 that adds more textures as well as bundles that offer large discounts on the individual prices if bought together.
This plugin will open up a whole new level of creativity with Motion and thus Final Cut Pro X. Szymon has produced this intro to mObject where he runs through a few different examples of the plugin in action. We hope to have a few words from him soon on the plugin and how it was created.
We would urge you to watch the tutorials in the playlist below as this plugin is very flexible and it’s capable of very complex effects. There are seven in this playlist!
It’s a shame that Apple has stopped adding big new features to Motion. It had a lick of paint when FCPX was released and a few small extras added, but more or less, it has remained the same for a few years. This new plugin from MotionVFX adds a great new dimension to Motion and although it’s costs three times the price of the app, the results will look like they have been made on systems costing a lot, lot more. We like it a lot.
May 21, 2013
MotionVFX is proud to announce that starting from today on, their products will also be available at Stockeon.com.
Stockeon offers thousands of royalty free stock videos, Motion & After Effects Templates, Cinema 4D scenes, royalty free music and sound effects.
Stockeon is also an artists’ marketplace where professionals sell their work. (I’ve done it, so can you–) Sell your work and earn 55% commission.
Click here to find out more!
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January 14, 2013
by Szymon Masiak, motionVFX Team
Remember Conduit, a realtime video effects and graphics compositing tool for the Mac? Well guess what – it is now called PixelConduit and it is available for free! This great software allows to easily convert your effects into plugins. The tool was designed for realtime performance and high color precision. It has a simple and well-thought GUI and it offers advanced extension possibilities. It also includes over 90 different image processing operations that support High Dynamic Range imaging (floating-point color). Another interesting thing is a node based user-interface, called the Conduit Effect System – all the built-in tools such as blue/green screen keyers, various color correction tools and high-quality blurs can be combined without limitations thanks to this model.
The Conduit Effect System fuses complex effects together so that they can be rendered all in once on the computer’s GPU. Thanks to this, visual effects and composites can be rendered in realtime even with HD/2K+ sources. There’s also no limitation on resolution or frame rate so it’s possible to mix NTSC, PAL, HD and any other sources.
The tool offers other functionalities:
Alex Gollner had the opportunity to test the new tool and he found it pretty useful even though there are still some small bugs. He also describes in more detail the nodes system:
“Conduit flowcharts are made of specialized nodes. This flowchart shows a .conduit file that adds an orange tint to the input image.
In this case, the Input node is connected to a live camera. Whichever nodes it is connected to get frames from the camera.
The Gradient node has three Color nodes connected. It usually produces a vertical gradient between three colours.
The Luminance node takes a picture from the Input node and converts it to monochrome based on it’s luminance.
When the Gradient node also has a greyscale image connected to its fourth input, it renders the greyscale image based on the colours in the gradient (the black pixels in the source image as the first colour, ranging up to the white pixels as the third colour).”
He also adds that it is very easy to publish your plugin – simply once you are happy with your PixelConduit-enabled effect you can save it and make it available in Final Cut Pro X.
You might also want to download a detailed PDF on creating effects in Motion 5 for Final Cut Pro X using the tool – to download it click here.
Alex shared a lot of info on the tool, so make sure to read his article, here.
And in order to download PixelConduit, click here.