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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Reset timecode in source footage to 00:00:00

I have an MOV footage clip supplied by a freelancer that starts timecode at 11:48:09. It's a standalone clip that I don't need to retain that timecode for. Would be very useful to reset it to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...