# 2023

# December

# 9th December 2023

Chris Hocking at LateNite has started developing his next product, Metaburner Pro.

Metaburner Pro is a Motion Generator that accepts a FCPXML, and "writes" the FCPXML metadata over the top of your Final Cut Pro timeline.

Think of it as basically the same as the Data Burn-In tool in DaVinci Resolve.

It's incredibly early days - however we hope to have a early alpha on TestFlight in the coming weeks.

We are working closely with the professional Final Cut Pro Community, to make sure it's useful for high-end productions - especially long-form projects with big VFX deliverables.

It will be released on the Mac App Store for USD$100.

If you have any ideas or suggestions, feel free to post them in the GitHub Issues for Metaburner Pro.

Here's a sneak peak of the early development (with a placeholder icon):

Thanks to everyone who's already offered ideas and suggestions!

Onwards & Upwards!

LateNite's The Future of Everything has been nominated for an Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) Award for Best Online Drama or Comedy!

The series was animated in Adobe Animate, and edited in Final Cut Pro by Kevin Luk.

If you haven't already, you can read a Case Study about the series on FCP Cafe here.

You can watch the series for free on YouTube here:

Joshua Meyers writes:

Hi all! We’ve finally been able to release our latest documentary “To My Father” on YouTube this week now that it’s completed its primary festival run.

It’s a short biographical documentary about Academy Award winning actor Troy Kotsur which illustrates how he drew inspiration from his relationship with his father.

We were inspired to make it based on his touching speech he gave as he won the Oscar in 2022 (the first for a deaf male actor) for his performance in the movie CODA (AppleTV).

Our hope in making this film was to honor Troy and his father, but also to present the piece in a way that was accessible to a hearing and deaf audience at the same time.

Troy’s story is told in American Sign Language (ASL) with open captions on for the duration of the movie.

This was a truly challenging piece to edit and we had to consult with a lot of deaf experts to make sure we were accomplishing our accessibility goals. I think we did what we set out to do and I’m very proud of the finished work.

I hope to do a longer case study in the future now that I can reflect on the project in its completion. I appreciate all the help and support I received from the FCP community in the editing process and will pass along what I’ve learned. Please watch if you get a chance. Thank you!

You can watch on YouTube here:

Dylan Bates - The Final Cut Bro, has released an awesome update to his Picture in Picture plugin.

It includes the following improvements:

  1. Increased amount you can scale video Inside of PIP from 200% to 800%
  2. Added 4 Animations for introducing your PIP. More to come!
  3. Added Long Shadow Effect
  4. Added Gradient colors to outline
  5. Added Glow Effect with Animation Capabilities
  6. Added Sharpening Option to PIP video
  7. Added Flip Option for PIP Video
  8. Added Gradient option for background
  9. Minor tweaks and fixes
  10. Improved thumbnails
  11. Overhauled the installation process, making updating even easier!

You can watch a video explaining the new feature on YouTube here:

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