Tutorial: Filmstro Premiere Pro Panel – Music Month – Episode 3

December 22nd, 2016

After tutorials about seeing the basic elements of music (Music Month episode 1) and one about applying this knowledge practically to your own films (Music Month episode 2), we are happy to present you the final episode of our Music Month video tutorial series cooperation with Filmstro.

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The Filmstro Premiere Pro Panel

Filmstro Premiere Pro Panel

Filmstro has already announced the Premiere Pro panel of their software, and we are the first ones to give it a go. In my opinion, this takes the concept of Filmstro – having licensed tracks that you can alter easily to fit your film – to the next level. With their new Premiere Pro plugin, which will be released soon, you are able to have the entire Filmstro library and the full functionality of the software from within your NLE, meaning you can adjust your edit and the music as much as you need to. This is a big step from the standalone Filmstro app which requires you to export and import a movie file every time you want to get scoring. Now, you can do it directly in your timeline.

I gave it a go and shared my thoughts. Check out the video above!

Film Scoring Competition!

Please head over to Filmstro.com for details on how to enter the competition. Using the Filmstro app, you will be able to score one of 5 pieces of sample footage. The submissions will be reviewed by a jury and the best submissions will win the following prizes:

  • RØDE Boompole Pro, SM4-R, NTG4+ and Newsshooter Kit
  • Zhiyun-Tech Crane-M Camera Stabiliser Gimbal
  • Zacuto $650 Gift voucher
  • 10 FilmConvert licenses
  • 4 x $250 bundles from Mister Horse
  • 10 Filmstro For-Profit Licenses

All the details on the Filmstro page!

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 Peter Smith
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March 10th, 2017

Hmm, sounds great!

James H
James H
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March 2nd, 2017

Awesome plugin!! When do they think it’ll be available with Premiere? You mentioned coming soon several times. Any ballpark release date? Would love to use this for two upcoming shorts we’re cutting in the next month. Thanks!

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January 4th, 2017

Sure it’s ideal to have a composer write custom music. I often do the music myself for video. When I do, I put my heart and soul into it.

But you know what? I don’t want to make music for every video I make. It’s very time consuming. So it’s also good to rely on stock music – especially if it’s good stock music – to get the job done on time and on budget and without stress.

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January 4th, 2017

Although I can see some benefits in using this plugin, my opinion is that you can only achieve true symbiose between score and video if you start off the other way around. That is, based on a rough idea of the flow of the edit, you create a custom score and then edit the footage to the music.

 Zac Elias
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January 4th, 2017

I see your point and you’re not wrong. Personally, I’ve done rough edits on documentaries and then using the Filmstro panel I create the tailored music to each scene. I’ll then go back and tighten up the edit to match the music.

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January 4th, 2017

Sometimes it’s best to edit first, then create the music. But sometimes it works better the other way ’round.

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December 23rd, 2016

This is another thought but I would love a simple interface with real sliders or even an iPad app (kind of like the Logic Pro X app) where you can use the sliders to adjust the music accordingly

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December 30th, 2016
Reply to  Adam Mann

But nobody’s cutting serious video on an iPad.

You want your music to be on the same computer as your video editing.

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December 30th, 2016
Reply to  Beebee Lestr

I was meaning an app to control the interface on the computer not to actually do any editing on. If you look at the apple Logic Pro x which gives you controls which control the interface of the app on the Mac and not the other way round

 Zac Elias
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January 4th, 2017
Reply to  Adam Mann

We’ve also been looking into both physical controls and digital/ipad/iphone controls for a while.

What would you guys want to see Filmstro compatible with? iPad? Android tablet? phones? Tangent Ripple? Anything else…?

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January 4th, 2017
Reply to  Zac Elias

I like the iPad option as I already have one and dont have to buy anything else but if there was a custom built one (for a reasonable price) then I would be interested (specially if wireless)

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January 4th, 2017
Reply to  Adam Mann

I still don’t get the iPad thing.

You say you want it to be like Logic Pro X, which is basically a remote control.

This is great for do-it-yourself musicians. You can go into a sound booth to sing or play your guitar, and use the iPad to hit the Record button and trigger a Mac to start recording in the next room.

But with Filmstro you’re going to be sitting at your Mac or PC anyway. You want the music where your video edit is.

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January 4th, 2017
Reply to  Beebee Lestr

its more so you can adjust the 3 settings with your fingers, moving them up and down / left to right rather than using a mouse which means you can only do one at a time but using an iPad or similar you have the option to move 1, 2 or 3 sliders at any one point.

Peter Nevill
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December 22nd, 2016

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Adam Mann
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December 22nd, 2016

Nice, I love the idea, as said on the comments I would love FCPX panel

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December 22nd, 2016

Hmmm I would like to see a FCPX plugin as a lot of wedding film makers use stock music and I think they would benefit massively (I know I would) by being able to use it straight in FCPX and being able to build up a story while tweaking the video and music would be awesome.

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December 22nd, 2016
Reply to  Nino Leitner

How can we ask them, is there a forum, survey, request etc I can fill in, as with the recent updates to FCPX it has become great again and being able to do things like this directly would be great

 Zac Elias
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January 4th, 2017
Reply to  Adam Mann

This is something we are definitely looking into. Keep an eye out for more information about this in the near future! ;)

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December 23rd, 2016
Reply to  Adam Mann

Yeah, I was about to say that. A FCPX plugin would be very handy.

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