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LumaFusion 1.7 is now available in the App Store. This update includes great new features like search and sort in the library, soft edges and curved corners in cropping, and our new integration with Storyblocks, a great royalty-free library of video, audio and sound effects. A sample of clips are included free, with a low-cost subscription available in-app for access to the full library

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2019 12:29 pm 

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LumaFusion users, what PC or Mac video editing software do you use in your workflow and how do you use it with LumaFusion?

For example, I have used Vegas Pro for 20 years. I find it robust and feature-full. Since discovering LumaFusion, I find myself using my PC to edit videos a rarity, using LF as much as possible. But it doesn't do everything I'd like it to. Recently I've wanted to experiment with motion graphics/titling, but not much can be done in LF other than basic. I've downloaded some apps but haven't played with them enough and I think the PC/Mac is a much faster/better choice. So I'm thinking of doing title and motion graphics on a PC or Mac and then using them in my LF projects for quick and portable editing.

I recently acquired a MacBook Pro (late 2013 model) and also purchased a DigitalJuice subscription where I can get motion graphics templates. They create them for Adobe After Effect or Apple Motion. As much as I love Vegas Pro and have invested in it, I'm thinking about changing editing suites because of the availability of graphics and plugins for them.

I have a fast desktop PC, which I retired and replaced with a little faster Microsoft Surface Pro 6, and now a little older MacBook Pro. I'm contemplating using the MacBook as my video editing machine because I can seemlessly share files between it and my iPhone and my iPad.

I know, it's a rather long explanation, but I'm wondering if LumaFusion users find working in Final Cut Pro or Adobe Premier is easier/better on a Mac with their LumaFusion projects.

Mac or PC?
FCP, Premier, DaVinci Resolve, or Vegas?
For LumaFusion developers, are there plans to offer a MacOS version of the app?

PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2019 2:08 pm 
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Hi shanezep

I use a Mac - but not for my video editing
I use my iPad Pro exclusively for editing my videos

There will be more integration with FCP in the future

Mac version of LF - nice, I'm sure the developers will look at it - a possibility - unlikely though in my opinion

(never say never)

.. Good things come to those who wait

PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:49 am 
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Hello Shanezep,

Interesting questions you have raised.
Here are some of my thoughts.

First I would think at some point your be able to send your LumaFusion project to Final Cut and continue to edit.

When ?if ? is unknown, just a normal course of evolution within the mind sets of lumatouch.

With “motion graphics/titling” this can be done, I make some examples and show you.
Basics involve key frames and saving your presets.
I save these as projects and file them away on a wifi drive.

I can bring them back into a new project, however I cannot set them into a current project as it is coming in as a archive.

This I like to be addressed one day in the future.

Un like say Final Cut you can work live, or motion what a program it’s endless and renders live on a loop how cool.

After effects nope no render live, but if your using after effects and using key frames then think like that and use in LumaFusion.

Experimenting would make new paths for you and then your become frustrated at first but find work arounds. Like I have.

Re work flow, I had an office now home, flat on the market now, the office became the dinning room.

So kind of forced into using lap top and an iPad, at first I disliked the experience.
They are so many simple methods in a desktop that iOS file system cannot compare.

Like saying do you wish to take a taxi to the airport or go by barge cannel pulled by horses.

Taxi faster, barge cannel pulled by horses slower, however the experiences are more fruitful now a year later.

I do miss the following in iOS and LumaFusion
No audio scrubbing iOS file system is like eating toast which I dropped in sand.

Here is what really made a difference to me.
The office I edit my Paragliding Video’s (that’s my job)
I could not wait to close the door and leave the environment 27 years in its a job.

Other projects like animation and macro filming etc I have to leave for another day.
These are the areas I really love.

Now stuff with a laptop and iPad Pro
I no longer have a big screen or A3 Wacom tablet connected.

But I do take with me a iPad Pro and edit in the park or on the beach, bike over to places and edit.
So easy to pick up and edit, sitting on the plane to japan Editing for the 12 hrs flight, finding new ideas out.

The laptop stays at home, only comes out for audio scrubbing, or share screen astopad so I can edit in after effects over wifi to the iPad.

PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:57 am 
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Example of work flow,

Plug big heavy camera into the laptop.
Drag files across and then send to a wifi drive.
IOS cannot do this unless you wish to tie IOS up in knots.

Too slow.

Laptop job done however 1 gig still requires 5/6 mins to transfer over local area network.

Now on the wifi hard drive I can access the files.
Use file browser as it gives a image preview of RAF files.

Bring this into IOS and edit.

Advantages if you screw up your files on the iOS, you still have the original on the wifi hard drive.

This method fails in movie files as the transfer of gigs is like a the narrow boat being pulled by horses.

Image editing fine and I actually prefer now to edit my images on an tablet environment.
Edited this file in local pub sitting by the fire using their wifi accessing my files at home.

Regards Rob

PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2019 1:28 pm 
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