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Old 03-05-2018, 08:21 PM   #16
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Thanks for the info, MDM & AA.
Have you ever used all of them: Motion, HitFilm Pro & After Effects?
I wonder how they compare to each other.
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I have only used HitFilm Pro out of the group. And, I like it. Plenty of support and on line tutorials on YouTube.
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+ 1 on X2Pro, I regularly work with at least 1 director who send me stuff converted with X2Pro Audio Convert from Final Cut.
It is easier to transfer projects from Final Cut to Logic Pro X (of course, both owned by Apple) and I had to use that for audio post in cases where the director had trouble creating OMF/AAF exports but it's less than ideal. Pro Tools is (still) the standard for audio post.

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Thanks A_Mas.

I find your input useful too.
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Another accessory program I would add is called, "Airstream" from the Apps Store. Anyone who has been editing for years will remember the old days of watching films both on a computer screen and a TV screen. Aircast casts files on your hard drive to your TV. Aircast does require a Chromcast device on your TV in your network.

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Another accessory program I would add is called, "Airstream" from the Apps Store. Anyone who has been editing for years will remember the old days of watching films both on a computer screen and a TV screen. Aircast casts files on your hard drive to your TV. Aircast does require a Chromcast device on your TV in your network.
Are you talking about Airstreamer for Chrome? There's one for Apple TV as well. "Airstream" comes up with no results in the App Store. Same with "Aircast".

However... the whole purpose to watching "both on a computer screen and a TV screen" was about having a calibrated, broadcast-quality monitor to watch for accurate color correction and to check for titlesafe, actionsafe, and overscan. That's not "the old days". Professional editors still do this. The app you're looking at is not listed on the FCPX web page for recommended 3rd-party apps, and it's not going to serve that function.

You'd be much better off getting a true production monitor, or at least using something like a Spyder calibration tool to get your external LCD/OLED monitor into the general neighborhood.
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The purpose of streaming to a HDTV is to watch the film on a bigger screen to see how some Vfx look on a larger screen. That way I know if the Vfx needs some touching up.
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The purpose of streaming to a HDTV is to watch the film on a bigger screen to see how some Vfx look on a larger screen. That way I know if the Vfx needs some touching up.
The streaming app youíre looking at appears to play from files, not within FCPX. Thatíll make for an inefficient workflow (export, exit, stream and view, relaunch, tweak, rinse, repeat). Why not just connect HDMI or Thunderbolt from your Mac straight to the monitor and set your extended FCP desktop to be the video preview? Then you can work in realtime.
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True, the app is easy to access when a file is completely rendered and the dialogue box pops up asking to show the the file as QuickTime launches to play the file. Showing the file switches to Finder where the file can stream to Chromcast onto an HDTV.
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I do know Apple TV is available. But, I have YouTube TV and the Chromcast came for free. Apple TV would cost more money.
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I noticed that there are two products available for Final Cut Pro X: Motion 5 and 3D Motion. Can Motion do everything 3D Motion can, or should I look into getting both?
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I noticed that there are two products available for Final Cut Pro X: Motion 5 and 3D Motion. Can Motion do everything 3D Motion can, or should I look into getting both?
Can you post a link to ď3D MotionĒ? Iíve never heard of it. Looked all over the FCP page for recommended apps, and searched the app store. Nothing.

Motion 5 can work in 3D space, so I have no idea what that other app is for.
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I though I saw it earlier on Pixel Studios website with plugins for Final Cut Pro X. Now, I can't find it.
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Ah... inMotion 3D is not an app. Itís a series of plug-and-play templates and ready-made 3D objects for use within Appleís Motion 5.

Should you buy one or more of those? Idunno... should you? Anything in there seem helpful to your work? Only you can answer that.
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