Final Cut Pro is non-linear video editing software developed by Macromedia Inc. and then by Apple Inc.

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FCPX ken burns zoom in and out

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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In Final Cut Pro 7, is there a way to playback a Ganged Browser clip in real time with the Canvas/Timeline?

Opening a clip from the browser and ganging it with the Timeline, then playing the timeline, only results in the Viewer being updated when playback stops. The only real-time ganging you get is 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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How do I rescue a Final Cut 7 project that elicits “File Error: Wrong Type” when I try to open it in FCP?

When I try to open this project, Final Cut Pro 7.0.3 running on Mavericks pops up an error box that says "File Error: Wrong Type." I've fixed this in the past using the Project Repair tool in Digital ...
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Resolving timecode errors when capturing in FCP from MiniDV tape deck

I'm having an issue capturing video on our Final Cut Pro (version 6.0.6) edit system when pulling in video from our MiniDV tape deck (via Firewire, linked via an Ethernet "extender"). We seem to get a ...
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How can I keep my project-specific Motion elements together with my Final Cut projects?

I'm producing a video with several graphics animations, and some of them need to be done in Motion. What's the best way to store a Motion animation that will only be used in one place in one FCP ...
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How to export footage and burn a 16:9 PAL DVD for playback on television

I have searched everywhere and consulted many people yet no one seems to know how to solve this problem. I have created a large project in After Effects in 16:9 format: 1280x720 Square Pixels ...
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Any way to fix a corrupt Custom Keyboard Settings file in Final Cut Pro v7?

I've been building up my custom keyboard layout for literally years; but it seems to be corrupt. Very often, when I try to add a key, Final Cut crashes (version 7.0.3) Recreating it would take hours ...
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What hardware should I get for a conversion farm for MXF => Prores

I currently use a mac pro for importing mxf files into FCP (equivalent to converting to prores, I believe) at about 3x realtime @29.97fps. I want to get a machine to run ffmpeg & do the ...
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Final Cut Pro 7: File Error: Unknown file

The sequence is composed of a jpg followed by an mp4. When the jpg is not present, after I hit Command + R, the sequence can render without errors. When the jpg is present, after I hit Command + R, ...
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How do I blur the background, but not a moving subject in FCPX to create a depth-of-field effect?

So I am using my camera to make vlogs for youtube and sometimes interview people. I have a background that doesn't move and I have a person in front of the camera who sometimes moves from left to ...
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Looking for compressed standard definition file format to share footage between Final Cut Pro 7 and Adobe Premiere Pro CS6

Brief Background I have a 30 minute film originally edited on Premiere Pro 1.5 in 2005/2006 that used 4:3 720x576 PAL interlaced DV AVI footage imported by firewire from a DV Cam. The entire raw ...
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Changing QuickTime Conversion Default Settings for export

We recently just switched our production to anamorphic (SD) widescreen (720x486) and we're running into some issues getting our videos to export from Final Cut Pro (version 6) at the right size. To ...
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Why isn't ffmpeg used in movie production or broadcasting tool chains?

Is the assumption in the title true? What is preventing the use of ffmpeg when producing a movie or broadcast quality material? Are there any prominent or well known users of ffmpeg? What is used ...
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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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FCP vs Motion 5

I searched around and I have not come across a good answer. What does FCP have that Motion5 does not? I have been looking at the two and they look relatively the same. Here is some of what I am ...
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Can Sony Vegas Pro be used or compared to the output produced by Final Cut Pro for professional use?

I am a PC user and use Sony Vegas Pro. I really like it for editing purposes. I do not like Adobe Premier or Avid which work on Windows and believe that the top 3 tools are AVID, Sony Vegas, and ...
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How do I edit source material from DVDs in Final Cut Pro?

I'm currently undergoing a project where I have to edit some material only available from DVDs. Basically I need to export a clip or two from the DVDs, and edit them in FCP for use on the net. The ...
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FCP 6 crashes during log and capture, how to recover video file?

We are a live news broadcast at a high school in Minnesota, we broadcast in full 1080i HD to the high school, as well as local cable TV, and we record each show via Final Cut Pro 6's Log and Capture ...
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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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Does alpha matte version of a clip allows to change the pattern

I'm a beginner in this field and I have to buy this clip from shutter-stock. This clip comes with some pre-rendered patterns and has an alpha-matte version. My question is : I want to use different ...
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Orange Bar in Final Cut Pro X 10.0.6

Before whenever I imported videos on my timeline, there would be an orange bar in my event browser indicating I've used that portion of the clip. In the new 10.0.6 version, I don't see this. Is there ...
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Avoid Rendering in Final Cut Pro: Smaller Frame Size?

I usually have great success in not needing rendering. I take all of my clips and make them Apple ProRes 422 @29.97fps and everything works. The clip that defines the characteristics of the sequence ...
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FCP Editing: Timeline Footage Looks terrible in timeline & export its 4:3

Im having difficulty in final cut pro, My captured footage looks absolutely terrible on the timeline and when its exported it’s in 4:3 and looks squished, What is the BEST outcome I can setup with ...
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Final Cut: how to playback sequence while capturing video?

When you open "log and capture" window, you can't use other FCP windows anymore. How can I listen to already captured video? I want to record my solo on top of rhythm which was captured before. I ...
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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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Selecting all clips on the right of the playhead

In Final Cut Pro 7, is it possible to select all clips and transitions on the right of the playhead with a shortcut?
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How to choose a VCR for pulling stock footage from VHS for theatrical release

I'm making a documentary and some of our historical footage is on VHS. I'll be capturing the footage into our Non-Linear editor (We already have the analog to digital converter worked out). What ...
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Pixelate effect when converting MOV to FLV via FFMPEG

I have a .MOV video -created with Final Cut Pro 7 - which I'm converting to .flv using FFMPEG. I'm very happy about the quality and the size of the output file, but whenever I have fade in/out ...
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Simple editing without re-encoding from the GoPro AVC codec?

Im looking for a fast workflow, where i can take my gopro video files, make simple cuts (no transisions, no effects, no audio manipulation), and cut them together into a clip and then export that edit ...
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How do you subtitle a video?

I am making a small video (not really a film) that has muffled/hard to understand dialogue. The video goes for about 2 minutes and I only need to subtitle roughly 2 sentences worth - so it's not a ...
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Adobe Premiere & Final Cut Pro project file standard?

Is there a standard for non-linear video project files? I want to create a slideshow of my life using jpg + mp3 files and want to be able to tweak it many years from now. My fear is that if I use ...
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Switching and Cutting Video and Audio Items Separately

In the Final Cut Pro 7 manual is explained how to switch and cut video and audio items separately. At the end, it says: However, independently switching video or audio angles breaks linking ...
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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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How to delete an edit in Final Cut Pro (un-blade)

I want to be able to "undo" the blade tool, in effect merging clips together. How can I do this? (Answered another question without noticing it was for Final Cut X, not FCP 7, but here is the ...
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Checking duration of a marker-created subclip in Final Cut?

I just went through a long video clip in Final Cut 7, adding a marker as the speaker went into the next bullet point of his talk. I'm supposed to convert the clip into video podcasts less than 10 ...
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Problem exporting a mixture of PAL and ProRes 422 in FCP

I have a FCP sequence made of a mixture of ProRes 422 and PAL clips. As soon as I export it using "QuickTime Movie" (Apple ProRes 422 PAL 48KHz option), the quality of the ProRes clips is superb, but ...
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Final Cut Pro 7: Zoom without using “scale”

Here's what I want to do: I have footage witch I want to divide into several different squares at the same time (think "24"), while also cropping the footage so that I can show certain parts of the ...
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ProRes in Premiere - no audio

I'm experimenting with switching from Final Cut to Premiere. However, most of my source material is ProRes. When I drag a ProRes Quicktime into Premiere (after setting up a new 'custom setting' to ...
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Is there a way to manage Final Cut project files under Linux or Windows?

I don't have a x86 Mac at hand I'm having trouble organising a large collection of Final Cut 7 projects. I have tried to run Final Cut under Virtualized OS X. But I have trouble installing it since ...
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Understanding Video Formats and Attributes for use in FCP7

My question(s) for you today regard the converting of videos from various cameras for use in Final Cut Pro 7. I have footage of the same event from different angles all shot on different cameras (Sony ...
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Removing an undesired object from a clip in Final Cut

I have a screen-cast clip. On a white background, I have an icon which I'd like to cover with a shape or something. In fact, I've tried using a vector shape and it partially does its job. The problem ...
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Automatically split takes into individual files in Final Cut Pro

One of my 'favourite' features in Adobe Premiere Pro CS family is automatic scene detection - its ability to spit out individual clips when capturing from tape using pause/stop information. As far as ...
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File compatibility for Final Cut Pro 7 project files with Adobe Premiere Pro CS4

The video editing labs in my university have Final Cut Pro 7 installed on them, and most projects that we work on are done in FCP. I don't have a Macbook so I personally use Adobe Premiere Pro CS4 ...
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The color in my Final Cut PX Viewer is way off

So I have a bunch of clips that I shot at 1080/24p/neutral with my T2i that all look pretty good which I'm trying to import into FCPx to assemble into a short film. When I first got FCPx last week, I ...