On January 24, 2018 at LACPUG‘s home at the Gallery Theater in Hollywood, the good folks from Apple Product Marketing demonstrated a bunch of cool features from the latest version of Final Cut Pro X, 10.4. They were joined on stage by teams of new filmmakers who worked in tandem with the geniuses over at LumaForge and RED to create short films post-produced with Final Cut Pro X.
Some of the highlights:
- Official Apple demos of the cool 360º VR editing capabilities in Final Cut Pro X, Motion and even Compressor including the special 360º viewer. Also we saw how to make cool VR video effects right in Motion. And a special 8K(!) real-time playback demo off the new iMac Pro. Apple offered a full hands-on area after their presentation.
- A set of 3 awesome short films created by a set of emerging Los Angeles filmmakers. Apple, RED, We Make Movies, the Mobile Film Classroom and Lumaforge were cool enough to load their expertise and support to make the projects come to life. All of this was run through a Jellyfish system. And here are the finished movies:
All in all a great show at LACPUG and testament to the ongoing vibrancy of storytellers empowered by Final Cut Pro X.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
This blog post contains the personal musings of FCPWORKS’ Marketing Director, Noah Kadner. Prior to joining the company, Noah spent several years at Apple where he worked with internal Workflow and Editorial teams in support of Final Cut Pro X customers. Noah also directed a feature film available on iTunes called Social Guidance and wrote “RED: The Ultimate Guide to the Revolutionary Camera.” Noah’s ongoing career goal is communicating digital post-production workflows to experts and enthusiasts alike.You can follow him on Facebook or Twitter at @FCPWORKS.