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

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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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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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Final cut pro 7 plugins?

Are there any websites that offer cool plugins or advanced editing techniques for fcp7 -for free? And where can we find some impressive background loops?
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Make FCPX forget where the old iPhoto library is

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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Sync presentation with video of the speaker

I'm wondering if there is a quick and easy way to synchronize a video of a conference speaker with the slides that the speaker shows without having to manually edit them in Premiere or Final Cut. The ...
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How to get the highest possible quality out of a MP4 file

I took over the editing for a project recently and I wasn't given the raw files. All I was given was the partially completed MP4 file. I used Final Cut Pro 7 to complete the project edits. When I ...
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Is Blender smarter than final cut pro? [closed]

I currently running one photo studio in my hometown. I want to introduced new future in my business. So, i would like to start video editing on my biz. i ask to my friends circle "Which application is ...
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Importing iphone slow mo footage into final cut pro

What's the best way to import slow-mo footage shot on an iPhone into FCP 7? It's shot at 120fps. I'd like to keep the slow-mo effect, and playback at 25fps.
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Bulk adding text to videos

I have around 300 music videos and i need to add the usual text (animation or whatever) to all of them. (Just like MTV for example, each video has this text on them lasting for first few seconds of ...
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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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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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Automatic motion blur in video editor?

Is there an alternative to the automatic motion blur in After Effects for Adobe Premiere, Sony Vegas or Final Cut? I use it mainly to sync text/image animations with sound cues, however After Effects ...
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How to copy current timecode to clipboard in Final Cut Pro 7?

Is there a quick way to copy the current timecode position of the timeline cursor to the clipboard in FCP 7?
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I wish to make short clips for my website from existing Final Cut shows

I have made a number of videos in Final Cut Pro and would like to make some short clips of these as demos in my website. What is the best way to do this? What is the best export format? I have a ...
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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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Best file format workflow for Final Cut Pro 7 on Maveriks

i am having problems exporting my project in Final Cut Pro 7. All the clips i am working on are mov in h.264. I want to export correctly a master file, that will be converted in web format, hd... with ...
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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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Final Cut- How to start audio fade from higher than 0db?

In Final Cut Pro, I drag the fade handle at the beginning of an audio clip to fade in. However, I want the audio to fade in Starting at -20 and fade up to 0. I don't want it to start from 0. How can ...
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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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Final Cut Pro- Reopen Library and Entire Timeline is Gone!

I was working with a library, arranged all my clips, audio, etc. and had a great 6 minute long video ready to go. When I closed the library, I shut my computer off. After I rebooted, I went to reopen ...
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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 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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What is the Marketshare of the big three video editing (NLE) software packages?

Cannot find a source to see market share or change for top video editing software tools used today. The big three are: Avid Final Cut Pro Adobe Premiere Pro (after effects) I know Avid is still used ...
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How can I achieve the Ken Burn Effect with greater control or in other software?

I am using the Ken Burns effect in Final Cut Pro X, however it does not allow me enough control over how it behaves. I end up having to cut the video in to multiple clips in order to get the effect ...
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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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Smoothcam filter vs Warp Stabilizer

To smooth out shaky footage I want to know which app is better. Final cut Pro X Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 Adobe After Effects CS6 First question is, which is 'better', the Smoothcam filter which is ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...