The latest version of Apple's Final Cut Pro editing software

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I'm not happy with Final Cut Pro (X). What are my options?

I'm a editor who has been editing with Final Cut Pro for the last couple of years and I'm not impressed with the new Final Cut Pro X. I'm interested in looking for another NLE, such as Avid or ...
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Is is possible to trim portions of clips in FCPX to save disk space?

I know that it's possible to selectively ingest in the import dialogue, but is it possible to delete "rejected" portions of clips once they've been imported, without deleting the whole clip? If not, ...
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FCPX => DaVinci Resolve => FCPX color grading round trip

I'm trying to get my (non-graded) video from Final Cut Pro X through DaVinci Resolve 10.1 Lite, and back into FCPX for the last bits (audio, logos etc). The first part wasn't that hard, just export ...
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Final Cut X Events missing

Added a new external drive. Moved Final Cut X Folders to new drive. Now Events and Projects missing. I know files need to be relinked, but I'm not even seeing the Event folders. I relocated the FCP ...
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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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Final Cut Pro 10.1: How to move clip framewise in timeline?

in Final Cut Pro X 10.08 I have been able to move a clip frame wise with the arrow key. In 10.1 this moves the cursor, not the clip. Is there a way to move the clip? Kind regards, Nils
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What is the best workflow solution for editing a movie in FCPX and creating specific effects for it in Motion 5?

Since there is no way to send a clip directly to Motion 5 from Final Cut Pro X, only to open up general effects, transitions and generators; what is the best workflow for actually using Final Cut Pro ...
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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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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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Is it possible to have an image be picture-in-picture and just tell FCPX to keep it at its original size?

By default, when I drop an image into the timeline, it fills the full width of the video. Which I don't want. Is it possible to say, "adjust yourself to your actual size"? And if so, how?
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Reverse the blade tool (merge clips together)

I'm trying to make a transition to Final Cut Pro X from iMovie. Although I'm finding it quite simple and I'm in love with the more advanced features such as how easy keying is, I seem to have a ...
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Precise Keyframing in Final Cut Pro X

I'm wondering how I can expand the transformation line like it's possible for the compositing. Can it be done? Where can I edit the connection between two keyframes from linear to ...?
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How can I reuse an effect sequence in FCPX?

I'm creating a video for my son's fifth grade class that has a large number of interview clips. In each interview, I want to show a split-screen effect with a still photo on one side and a video of ...
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Export to wide screen (16:9) from Final Cut pro X

Apologies for the noob question but I've just started trying to learn FCP and couldn't find the settings to export my movie in 16:9 aspect ratio. Can anyone tell me the quickest way to go about it? ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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Compressor 4.1: Why can't I select the group I made for distributed processing?

I'm currently trying to get distributed processing to work using two different computers on the same network running the same versions of osx, fcpx, and compressor. When I go to choose the group I ...
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FCP X 10.1.1 - Transitioning to libraries without blending

As excited as I am about the new asset management possibilities of the .1 release of Final Cut Pro X, I'm nervous about screwing up my existing projects and events. My projects and events are ...
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Video clip is smaller dimensions than project. How to change the color of extra space?

I may be asking the question in an unclear way, because I come from an audio and graphics background. Apologies in advance. Hope this is makes sense... My Final Cut Pro X project is 960x720, and I'm ...
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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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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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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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Save existing project to an external drive Final Cut Pro X 10

I have a project with events saved on my Mac drive. I want to save this project on my external HD drive to clean space and work on this project later. I copy pasted Final Cut Events and Final Cut ...
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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 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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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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How to create a simple DVD with menu and a set of scenes (on a mac)?

I want to create a DVD form a dancing show. There are about 30 scenes I want to separate the scenes with some black space add a title before each of the scenes create a DVD menu with each scene ...
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Favoriting/Subclipping with Long Clips in Timeline in FCPX

I'm editing a project where I have 5 very long clips. I'm going through, favorite-ing the good portions ("subclipping" per se) and then organizing my clips from those subclips. A problem I'm running ...
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Final Cut Express vs. Final Cut Pro X vs. Final Cut Studio

I am looking at upgrading from Final Cut Express 3.5 to another Final Cut product. What are the pros/cons of Final Cut Pro X and Final Cut Studio? (In terms of functionality) EDIT: Which would you ...
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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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Two green screens in FCPX?

I am a beginner FCPX user and am currently working on setting up a green screen studio for interviews/podcasts/etc. I am planning on painting a wall with this paint and using a this for my floor mat ...
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How do I add a crosshair guide to a FCPX angle editor viewer window?

I need to keyframe the Y position transform of a moving subject to keep her in the center of the frame and would like a set of crosshairs to help me do it. I've seen solutions which employ Motion ...
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What makes iMovie 11 crash when exporting a project?

I'm making a short movie with iMovie. From time to time (more than once per day) I export it in medium format. I did it with my last version, then I refined the video and when exporting again iMovie ...
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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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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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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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Can't make Ken Burns effect zoom properly [duplicate]

I'm trying to use the Ken Burns effect in FCP X. I have no problem accessing the functionality and altering the settings, but when I run it in the preview, the video just shows as zoomed in and then ...
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Importing an .fcp file into FCPX

A friend of mine created our wedding video in FCP and now that I've got the project I've been trying to import it into the trial copy of FCPX (off the App Store) but it doesn't like it. I've read on ...
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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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Wedding Footage from beach - fixing over-exposure and colour balance?

Ok, so I just got married, and I had a friend video-tape the ceremony and reception for me. The camera was a Sony PMW-EX3, and I've imported the footage into Final Cut Pro X. The wedding was ...
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How to add gradient transparency mask in final cut pro x?

I want to add a gradient transparency mask so that the front layer will slowly transform into the layer below. Can anybody suggest something? I'm not talking about transition in time, but transition ...
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Emulate iMovie PIP exchange effect in Final Cut Pro X

I'm exporting a project from iMovie to Final Cut Pro X. Not all tracks are exported properly, mainly the pip tracks. What I want to do is to re-make in FCPX the same pip effect that in iMovie is ...
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How to change the start time of track in Final Cut Pro X?

I'm exporting a project from iMovie to Final Cut Pro X. It's really a mess, but working patiently on the project on FCPX can achieve some better results... in any case, during the exporting many ...
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Why does media show up in Final Cut but errors when rendering in Compressor?

I am building a video using media all on my local hard drive. When I watch the video preview in Final Cut, there's no missing media clips. However, when I bring the project into Compressor, the clips ...
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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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Color autocorrected on my Canon G10 in the middle of filming, any tips for editing in post?

I was filming a music recital when the color autocorrected on my canon g10. I am new at all of this, but I recently bought final cut pro x and I was wondering if anybody could point me in the right ...