Unless you’ve been under a rock, you’re familiar with the very cool LumaTouch iOS NLE from LumaFusion. It’s a full featured NLE for your iPad, or iPhone for that matter. Multitrack editing, compositing/keying, titles… pretty much anything you need, and really nice to use.
And now, you can export your cut right into FCP X. Not some convoluted process, just make a few decisions about media and location, export fcpxml, and open in Final Cut.
It works pretty much flawlessly. Your FCP timeline will look just like your original, titles and all. It’s a $20 in-app purchase, but totally worth it. Until Apple puts a full version of FCP on iOS (not holding my breath), LumaTouch is the way to go. Cut a spot on your phone at the beach, open it in X, tweak and deliver. 😉
I’ve been messing around with it. As a test, I Downloaded an old Alien Covenant trailer from youtube and cut a :30 spot. Trailer pix source, and some random MX/FX I have. I did it really quickly but what I found was – if I had had actually spent time on it – I easily could have cut something that could be delivered to a client. It’s that good, everything you need is right in the app.
The point of this post though, is how easily and how well it imported to FCP X. Here’s a video of the 2 timelines (no audio, not gonna license the music for this demo lol) where you can see, it’s the same… No fiddling needed, opened just as you see it. Check it out…