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Fast way to add titles to music videos

I have lots (1000+) music videos ready to be aired but without usual titles (artists, album, publisher). I need fastest way to add (bulk?) titles to all of them. Graphics or simple text will be same ...
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Final Cut Pro X stopped outputting to an Intensity Pro

Final Cut Pro X stopped outputting to my Intensity Pro card. Resolve sends video to it fine, so I assume it's in working order. I have the latest OSX, latest Final Cut Pro X, and the latest ...
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Getting extra blank minutes at the end of the video

My editing area looks like this: For some reason when I export I get about 2 minutes of extra black screen at the end of my movie. I tried adding in and out markers but I haven't been able to fix ...
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Is there an app that can Cut, crop, and resize video in 1 encode like imagemagick for video?

Is there an app that can Cut, crop, and resize video in 1 encode like imagemagick for video? Looking for something that accepts a command like this: videoapp cut 0:20 0:40 crop 4:3 resize 240 320 ...
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Properly working with vector files

I have a project that I've edited in Davinci Resolve 12 where I want to add a logo in the beginning. However, Resolve won't import either PDF, SVG or EPS format, so I created a high resolution PNG of ...
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How to make image move with video in FCPX

Let's say I have a video and I want to put an explosion over it. I know how to do that, but how would I make the explosion move with the original video? The original video does have natural camera ...
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Final Cut pro X cropped output media

I've created simple 7 seconds clop which uses standard plugin for FCPX: "Bold Fin" title. While i am editing this clip - everything fits to the screen: but when actual file is ready - it seems like ...
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Final Cut Pro X crashing

I'm trying to open up a library in Final Cut Pro , it used to work fine and now everytime i open it up it crashes the entire application , I have a Mac Pro running Yosemite , i tried multiple ...
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Final Cut Pro X & Davinci Resolve workflow

I'd like to grade a Final Cut Pro X project with Davinci Resolve. Unfortunately my Final Cut experience is very limited and I don't understand how to get a consolidated project, linked to the original ...
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How to see encoding progress in Compressor 4.1.3

Is there really no way to see progress of an encoding job in Apple Compressor 4.1.3? I started a batch (single job, one file) and this is all I see: My fan is blowing at full speed so I guess ...
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Colors look different after export

Colors look great in FCPX. After I export (Share > Master file > H.264 Quicktime) they look a bit dull: desaturated, less vibrant. Also sort of like the wrong gamma curve - shadows are darker. I ...
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If I shoot in H.264 is it worth it to export the product in ProRes?

I shoot video in H.264. I assume that my footage is forever compressed really small and that exporting to ProRes in FCPX would do nothing but make my file bigger. Is this true? Or am I missing ...
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In fcpx, Can I edit source media in time line and have the changes be reflected in the project?

I'm editing a screen cast in fcpx. I imported the media and made a project with lots of cuts send transitions. Now I need to blur some text so it's not visible on the final version. I opened the ...
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How to move a clip aside for possible future use in FCPX?

I'm editing a short movie, and there are clips that I'm considering cutting that I want to keep in place but not necessarily use. How can I deactivate a clip such that it doesn't occupy the storyline, ...
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Pasting attributes in FCPX- succeeds, but does not list pasted attributes for new clip?

When I paste attributes (color correction), it has the desired effect, but then when I click on the clip I pasted to, the inspector does not show that the attribute has been pasted. For example, I ...
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Can FCPX work with vector graphics?

I've tried to import .eps and .ai files unsuccessfully. Are there any vector formats supported by FCPX?
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How to not import/duplicate media in FCPX?

When I create a new Event and Project within it, I don't see a way to avoid copying imported media to the FCPX folder (apparently there used to be an option when creating a new Event to not copy ...
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Make FCPX forget where the old iPhoto library is [duplicate]

I switched to a different Photos library (on a different hard drive), and all of a sudden FCPX doesn't let me browse that library when I'm trying to import video. It instead says "Open Photos to see ...
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Can't browse Photos library in Final Cut Pro X

I can't browse the Photos library from within FCPX. It just says "Open Photos to see your photos in this list". Yes, I've closed and reopened both Photos and FCPX. I had everything working, but now ...
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How to move/remove/join adjacent Blade Speed points in FCPX

So, the Blade Speed retiming tool in FCPX is half-awesome. But once I have put a blade marker in I can't work out how to: remove it (apart from immediate undo, i.e. later on) move its position in ...
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How to avoid sluggish UI in FCPX - more CPU, GPU, RAM or what?

My question is about what aspects of hardware performance would best prevent sluggish UI and 'beachballing' in FCPX. Currently I am running on a Macbook Air Core i7 2.0ghz, 8GB RAM and Intel HD4000 ...
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FCPX - Large MXF being broken into smaller files

Hardware: MacPro (mid-2012) Software: OS X 10.1 and FCPX 10.1.4. Camera: XF100 When I import from CF card a single continuous 100min video interview (50mbps/1080/25p) into FCPX it imports as a single ...
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FCPX Cross dissolve sometimes causes jump on stabilized video

I've seen this before, but I want to get to the bottom of it (I hope) so I can prevent it from happening again. I have a video with a few dozen stabilized clips. Looks good, though I want cross ...
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Compositing a compound clip with transitions in FCP X

I have a compound clip with a flip transition in it, which I want to comp on the main timeline, while still showing the footage underneath. (think flipping card composed on top of footage). I've ...
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How do I make titles look like they are in the room as an object?

I want the titles to look like they are actually there moving with other objects in the room
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Output via Compressor comes with bad quality audio (no problem via Share of FCPX)

Synopsis I use Compressor to export my FCPX project to h264 .mp4 files. Playing the file I exported today, the audio quality was bad (sounds muffled). This problem appears only in the output via ...
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Trimming mp4 videos

I have a GoPro4 video, came out in mp4. If I try and trim in GoPro studio, not only have to jump through hoops but I then have to export - choose an encoding etc...itsends up being a .mov file (i ...
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How can I create Motion titles with fixed-length transitions?

I'm using Motion to create text overlays for a video that I'm editing in Final Cut Pro X. Each time an overlay appears on the video, it uses a transition to slide into view and to slide out again when ...
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Blu-Ray authoring on an Apple Mac

hope this is the right place for this query I am after some advice on authoring blu-ray discs on a Apple Mac, I normally use Apple DVD Studio Pro from the FCP studio package, but this does not offer ...
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What benefit would I get from using Apple Compressor instead of just exporting from Final Cut Pro X?

I have Final Cut Pro X 10.1.4. I usually always use the "share" option to export my video and select whatever format I want to share with. Usually either "Master File" or "YouTube". I also see the ...
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Simulate 'grass' using a replicator

In Apple Motion I thought I'd be able to use a replicator to simulate grass using 'Randomize' on the element angle and then duplicating the individual 'blade' elements using a replicator with 'random ...
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FCPX Crashes again and again

I was working on a project in FCPX. Suddenly it crashed. After that the library on which I was working is not opening. Whenever I try to open it it crashes again. It was my 2 weeks of edit. How can I ...
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Final Cut - split clip into separate clips

Is it possible to split long clips in several short clips? Now I can open clip in timeline and edit, split, delete, rename parts of clip. But when I go back to project how can I use sub parts of this ...
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Does the project resolution affect the quality of a chromakey?

In FCPX: If I have 1080p footage in a 720p project, will the keyer effect (chromakey) lose quality? To ask the question a different way: Should I have a project with the same dimensions/resolution as ...
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Why does compressor output 960x540 when frame size is specified “up to 1280x720”?

Is there any way to produce output video at 1280x720 resolution using the "Apple Devices HD (Most Compatible)" setting in Compressor? When I specify a frame size of "up to 1280x720", the output ...
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How can I update instances of a text template after changing the master template?

I've got 20 or so text items in my timeline, all using a text template called Bookmark that I created in Motion. I want to modify the text template in Motion and have the changes propagate through to ...
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Slowing down footage with easing (like iPhone 5s)

I have a 120 fps footage captured with a GoPro that I'd like to slow down with easing, like the slow motion playback functionality on iPhone 5s. Is that possible without any extra plugins in Final ...
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color correction in fcpx

I am a long time photographer and have been doing more video work over the past few years. One constant source of angst when I need to correct the coloring of the video clips in FCPx. With ...
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Is it possible 3D Transform a video clip in Final Cut Pro X?

All i've ever seen in Final Cut Pro is 2D Transform on a video clip. I know you can do that in After Effects but I want to stay within Final Cut Pro X to do the 3D transform. Is there any plugins ...
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How to duplicate a generator below connected media?

I have my main story line and then I've added still frames of a presentation throughout. The images are displayed ontop of my video and the images don't cover the entire screen, so I can add a solid ...
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How can I edit in FCPX like I would for a live event when I have multiple sync'd tracks of the same event?

I have layered up multiple clips of the same event in FCPX on the same timeline and synced the audio between clips. I would like to view a certain layer at a certain point in the clip and select a ...
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Mac Pro audio for FCPX

I have been using an elderly iMac for FCPX and finally made the move to the new Mac Pro. However, the Mac Pro has pretty lame audio output, so I'm looking for a relatively inexpensive solution that ...
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FCPX ken burns zoom in and out [duplicate]

How can i apply ken burns to zoom in and out ? it can only either zoom in or out then move to the second clip I want to zoom into specific target then zoom back in to make it fit to the next clip
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Black halo / ghosting on transparent layered PSD file imported into FCPX

In Photoshop, I have prepared a scene to be animated in FCPX. I just selected a part of the clouds and copied into a separate layer, with 10px feather to avoid rough edges. However, when I import the ...
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Library with LOTS of clips: Increasing performance

I work for a small graduate school producing 6-10 short documentaries each year. Most of these projects highlight some aspect of the student experience: classroom, office hours, socializing, ...
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Best way to stabilize footage?

I'm working with footages that are shot handheld. The shakes are not too aggressive but they're still noticeable. For the longest time ever I've been using Final Cut Pro's stabilization function to ...
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Do internal SSDs challenge the conventional wisdom of storing digital assets on external “scratch” disks?

I've heard that all project assets should be stored on a separate "scratch" disk for the sake of increased performance. I'm wondering if that conventional wisdom holds even when your "scratch" disk is ...
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Convert .WMV to .MOV

A client gave me a file in Windows Media Video format. I need to edit it in Final Cut Pro X. The problem is that Final Cut Pro X can't read it. Neither can Apple Compressor. It has a Quicktime logo, ...
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Building smarter elements for Final Cut Pro X with Motion 5

Help me not look like an idiot who's schizophrenic about the date. I am producing a series of videos recorded at a monthly event. The client webcasts the event live and wants to raise awareness of ...
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IMovie 11 to FCP 10.1

Is it possible to import a IMovie 11 project into FCP 10.1? I tried to Export the XML in IMovie, but when I try to import it in FCP the file is grayed out. For some reason apple keeps changing how ...