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My Gear Vault

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Here is a terrific, free application that you can download on your iPhone that will help you manage your camera gear.

My Gear vault will help you manage your camera gear, keep up with receipts of purchase, as well as the serial number of your gear, in case of theft or damage.

I've been keeping up with my info in Notes on my Mac, it's not ideal though. This app is nice and much easier to sort than in my Notes app. Plus, I have a lot of equipment. This app has most of it already listed, I just search the device and the details auto-fill, minus serial and receipt.

"MyGearVault is a FREE app designed to help photographers and videographers from professionals, to amateurs, to even hobbyists, know what they have and what it’s worth."

Download for the iPhone, free in the App Store: http://apple.co/2qpQZlH

*** An Android version is coming soon. ***

Luminar - Professional Photo Editing

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Luminar for Mac Luminar for the Mac1 is a professional video editing application with over 300 tools and features that will allow you to edit your photography in a professional manner. Luminar has native RAW processing support, and Luminar supports over a dozen different cameras; DSLR, Point and Shoot, GoPro or action cam, iPhone, and Drone images, you name it. Luminar only cost $69, you can read more about Luminar or purchase Luminar by visiting the MacPhun website.

Think of Luminar as a digital darkroom on your Mac. Luminar picks up the slack that was felt for Mac users when Apple did away with Aperture over two years ago. Apple did launch Photos on the Mac; but, Photos is not up to par with more advanced photo editing. Photos is nice for managing your photos on your Mac; but, you need an application like Luminar if you want more advanced photo editing features, which Luminar has those.



Luminar as a Photos extension A neat feature built into Luminar is that Luminar will work as a…

mTuber for Final Cut Pro X (demo)

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Buy mTuber from motionVFX: https://www.motionvfx.com/mplugs-151.html
mTuber Tutorial: https://vimeo.com/216654198
mTuber official demo: https://vimeo.com/216460957

FCP X Collaboration tool: https://frame.io

Final Cut Pro X: Should You Purchase Motion 5 and Compressor?

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In this video I talk about Motion 5 and Compressor, and if you should buy either program if you also have bought Final Cut Pro X. While I do recommend both programs, I don’t think both are necessary, I think both do compliment Final Cut Pro X, to make FCP X a more robust editing tool; but, both Motion and/or Compressor might not be needed.

Buy Motion 5: http://apple.co/2p9JnT6
Buy Compressor: http://apple.co/2pOt16y
Buy Final Cut Pro X: http://apple.co/2pZ8xW1
Try FCP X: https://www.apple.com/final-cut-pro/trial

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If you want to learn about Motion 5, I recommend following these channels here on YouTube for some awesome Motion 5 tutorials:

Ripple Training (Highly Recommended):
https://www.youtube.com/user/rippleguy

Motion 5 Q&A:
https://vimeo.com/214663251

Simple Video Making:
https://www.youtube.com/user/forgetie

How To Add A Fake Depth Of Field To Your Video In FCP X

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This is an easy technique that will teach you how you can easily apply a fake depth of field to a video in Final Cut Pro X. Feel free to ask question on the YouTube video page.

Panols iPhone App for Instagram

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Download Panols in the iOS App Store: http://apple.co/2p45Elr

"Panols allows photographers to share the panoramic photos taken with their iPhone, as well as other photos stored in their Photo Library, with Instagram users everywhere. The app takes the Panorama shots stored in the device's Photo Library, and accurately splits the wide-shot into three separate shots, allowing users to take advantage of the Instagram profile display grid to showcase them in their full glory via the social network's standard three-across display view."
Panols Website: http://panols.co

Final Cut Pro X: Basics for Beginners - Exporting to YouTube

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In this video I talk about the easiest way to export directly from Final Cut Pro X to YouTube. This is the best way for beginners to Final Cut Pro X, to get their content online to YouTube. It automatically adds the recommended encoding settings for YouTube in the direct upload, making sure your video is encoding properly for viewing on YouTube.


Recommended Links: 
YouTube Recommended Encoding Settings:
https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/1722171

YouTube Supported File Formats:
https://support.google.com/youtube/troubleshooter/2888402?hl=en&ref_topic=2888648

FCP X: Basics for Beginners Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLg-tTwoinemoOuHTh-uDt6Be_14odprQ1