Month: January 2014

Review: CoreMelt TrackX tracker in Final Cut Pro X

CoreMelt did it again. With SliceX the company was the first to incorporate Oscar winning mocha Pro technology in a Final Cut Pro X plug-in. TrackX is a second plug-in that uses the mocha engine to deliver three tracking capabilities — Simple Tracker, Text Tracker and Layer Tracker. Of these three, the latter is the most “complex”, but that doesn’t mean you need to become a compositing whiz kid to create some stunning effects with TrackX.

TrackX lets you track the motion of an apparently moving object in a video in order to attach text or graphics that follow the motion of that object directly in Final Cut Pro X.

Using the Apogee Duet for iPad & Mac as an external sound recorder

If you’re shooting video with a dSLR, a small semi-pro cam or a consumer level video camera, chances are your sound is not as good as you’d hope. And even if you have provided for an external prosumer audio recorder like the Zoom H4n, the quality of your audio will depend on the quality of the device’s microphone pre-amps. Those of the affordable recorders are good, but not exceptional. But those of the Apogee Duet for iPad & Mac are, so why not using an Apogee Duet as an external audio recorder?