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Tuesday, August 7, 2007

For pro video editing!

This is really a tip oriented towards advanced users and video editors. It is actually a free set of plug-ins for Final Cut Pro and Final Cut Express. It is called the "Too Much Too Soon Plugins" and it is available for download here on MacUpdate. I think this set of plugin is really a great way of enhancing videos. There are tons of different plugins included. One of my favorite that was just added lately is the Slow Motion. The problem with a slow motion is that your camcorder usually only captures 30 frames per second. Slowing the whole thing down will really downgrade the quality. If you change the speed to 50, you'll really end up with only 15 frames per second. To use the slow motion plugin, you change the speed to 50% and you apply the plugin. According to the developer, this is what is done:

It will alternate between the fields creating the smoothest slow motion possible.

To install the "Too Much Too Soon Plugins", drag the folder that you downloaded to /Macintosh HD/Library/Application Support/Final Cut Pro System Support/Plugins. (It might be different for Final Cut Express).

7 Comments:

Blogger Damian said...

Thanks alot for a Pro App Tip finally.
Cheers.
Keep it up.

August 7, 2007 at 2:25 AM  
Blogger zevie said...

Great Tip! I work with Final Cut Express, and this really helps! Keep 'em coming!

August 7, 2007 at 3:58 AM  
Blogger James Cole said...

I'm not sure how Final Cut Express works, but with the regular FCP you can do this by selecting "Frame Blending" when you are in the "Speed" dialogue box.

You can bring this box up by selecting your clip and pressing Cmd+j

August 7, 2007 at 8:51 AM  
Blogger kinda said...

i am new to final cut, duz anyone know where i can find tutorials on-line?

August 8, 2007 at 12:40 AM  
Blogger zevie said...

Hi, if your new to final cut, get Tom Wolsky's book on Final Cut Express

http://www.amazon.com/Final-Express-Editing-Workshop-Third/dp/0240809459/ref=sr_1_1/102-5120366-7296924?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1186570349&sr=1-1

But if you don't want to spend any more money, look at the tutorials on Youtube, there are some realy good ones.

Hope you find good tutorials

August 8, 2007 at 6:56 AM  
Blogger twjmiller said...

I want finalcut sssssoooooo much im sick of using teh the simple, basic imovie...

August 9, 2007 at 4:41 PM  
Blogger mattsand2000 said...

no, frame blending is not the same thing, this one uses the interlaced frames. thanks for the plug btw. gave me 600 downloads in one day. this must be a popular blog. :-)

/matt, tmts author

August 12, 2007 at 7:57 AM  

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