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Because software stabilization methods cannot compensate for the shifting parallax of a shaking lens, they will always produce less than ideal results. In my experience, FCPX's stabilization is just as good as other software packages (I have experience with Shake and After Effects as well), and they all basically work the same way. This is probably not the ...


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This answer assumes that the video that you're editing is already in a 16:9 ratio, otherwise when you export there will be black bars on the sides or above and below your video. A 16:9 ratio is the standard for HDTV and Full HD. You're probably familiar with the Youtube video qualities - 360p, 480p, 720p, 1080p, etc. These are all 16:9. Therefore, all you ...


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"I copy pasted Final Cut Events and Final Cut Projects folders to my external HD but I don't know how to restore it into project in FC. Any help is appreciated." It's better to perform this type of operation from within FCPX, instead of the Finder via copy/paste. With the project selected in the Project Library, choose File->Move Project... As long as you ...


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I think the traditional knowledge is that if you want to be an editor, then you should know how to drive all 3 of the major programs (Avid, Final Cut Studio, and Premiere), and maybe some of the less mainstream broadcast editing and finishing systems (e.g. Smoke). You should probably know a handful of specialized audio programs too. Lucky for you, the ...


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If you're not impressed with X then I'd suggest going back to version 7. Learning your way around a new program will be a pain in the arse. I'm not sure how professionally you work but if you can be bothered, Avid is a great program once you get to know it. Otherwise, man, I'd probably just get used to FCPX.


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There's no really good workflow, I think, yet. The best way I found is to export the video out of FCPX and import it into Motion. Apple thinks that you don't need to work in Motion solely, you only go there to create an effect, title, whatever and then put that thing right on top of a clip in Final Cut. The problem there is that sometimes you'd rather want ...


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If that's a cut within the same clip, you can move the right edge of the first clip to the end of the second clip, to restore the formerly length. If you want to combine different clips to make some pivotal changes or append centrical effects. You have to create a compound clip. If it was a cut within one clip, you can simply undo it. But i hope you know ...


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This is just a guess, but when the projects and events folders are on an external drive, they need to be at the drive's root level for FCPX to see them. So, when you had them on your external drive, the file path would need to be: External_Drive/Final Cut Events/YourEvent and External_Drive/Final Cut Projects/YourProject. They will not show up any other ...


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iDVD should have come with your mac. Give it a try. iDVD is a very basic DVD authoring tool (a category that is distinct from video editing, though authoring tools may be bundled with some editing packages). I've only used it a handful of times, but I'm fairly sure that it does everything that is requested here. One thing to keep in mind is that DVD ...


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By "actual size" I suppose you want to conform your footage pixel to pixel instead of frame to frame. For this you will need to change Spatial Conform to None in the inspector. The new default behavior in FCP is to scale your footage to either "fit" or "fill" the project's frame, the difference being only relevant when your footage doesn't have the same ...


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The good news is I didn't just overlook something. Transcoding .WMV to .MOV is a real problem. The bad news is that it cost me $29 to solve it. I purchased the "Player Pro" license for Flip4Mac by Telestream after reading this support article by Apple.


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You can try to convert the defunct video to a different codec. Use something Lossless like ProRes, if you can, or Motion JPEG. Then put the clip back into your project. I had this problem once in FCP7 for about a week. It didn't go away until I re-recorded that video (which was painful, but in my case, doable). I wouldn't suggest such a radical solution in ...


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As Final Cut Pro is not made by Adobe, it does not have the same exact processing engine for dealing with the effects in a PSD. This appears to be an artifact of the difference in processing between the systems. To work around this, I would recommend exporting the components as TGA or some similar file format that has alpha support. Simple alpha blending ...


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I don't have any indication from your post as to what subject matter you are recording and how much experience you have with video production. I'm going to assume that you are recording live action and from a distance. The best you can do is put the camera on a tripod as close to the action as you safely can, zoom it wide as possible, and keep the camera as ...


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You cannot expand the Transform Line in the Timeline. You can finetune your Position keyframes separately in the Viewer. Create keyframes and navigate between them with the keyframe buttons in the top-left corner of the Viewer. Position keyframes Click the Transform button in the lower-left corner of the Viewer (Shift-T). The yellow handles in the ...


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Compressor 4.1 does not support distributed renderings for other programs (such as FCPX). This is documented on page 11 of the Transitioning To Compressor document. You can only do distributed encoding for transcodes defined entirely within Compressor, not renders.


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I got it to work. The key is to update Events and Projects to Libraries (which, incidentally, contain Events and Projects) in stages: Hide everything except the Events and Projects that belong together in the same Library. Event Manager X is a great tool for this, as Jason suggested in the comments. Whatever tool you use, just make sure that only the ...


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It depends, you can typically adjust a tolerance for the level of removal. If the colors of green are closer than the next nearest color, you should be fine, if not, then you would have to do two keys, though I would expect you should be able to stack two layers to get the necessary transparency. (Basically keying over a keyed image, since the result of a ...


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What you are trying to do is impossible given how bad the original footage is. I'm honestly pretty amazed at the result in the third shot given the original state. Unfortunately, video frames are the equivalent of a series of JPEG images. It is possible to shoot RAW video on ultra high end cameras, but the data rates are completely off the charts (around ...


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What you like to accomplish is a zoom? In that case you can just add keyframes on the position of the video within your canvas/composition. Find the moment where you want to zoom. Add keyframe on the scale / position Add keyframe on end of the zoom Set preferred value Add keyframe one frame before zooming out Add keyframe on that next frame. Add keyframe ...


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If you're talking a special, unique transition that you can't find in the effect browser, you have to use Motion to create the transition yourself, and publish it to FCPX. If you're just looking for a slow dissolve, there's already a dissolve transition available. Just drag it from the effects browser to your edit. Edit: Here's one I created in Motion. ...


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You have to create the effect in Motion. I'm not sure what the iMovie effect looks like, but I use this technique on a daily basis. In my setup, there are actually six separate effects; left_panel_in, left_panel_static_, left_panel_out, right_panel_in, right_panel_static, right_panel_out. This allows me to go between a 1-up and 2-up configuration at any ...


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It is indeed impossible to put a title over a clip inside a multi cam clip... Unless you turn that clip into a compound clip. Then you can add whatever overlay you want to it. So you will have: keyframed clip with crosshair overlay inside a compound clip inside a multicam clip Just right click your the clip inside your multicam clip and choose New ...


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Unfortunately you can't create a project of any size. Larry Jordan posted a workaround, which doesn't solve you're problem. There was a tutorial that showed how you can have sequence of any size in FCPX (and thus removing black bars), but I can't find it at the moment. (EDIT: I found it! Creative Cow) I remember what you need to do though: Go to the event ...


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Use "Total Adjustment" it works like a photshop-layer. You simply can duplicate it for reuse with other clips. How to: Install Total Adjustment. Open the effect-library in Final Cut Pro X. Select the titles. Drag the "Total Adjustment"-title to your project. Copy all effects you need to this title-clip. Place it above a new videoclip. Every video-clip ...


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I would recommend to use JKL to scrub in the Viewer, directly in the Event Library. Press L to play forward at 1x. Press another time to play at 2x and so forth. Press K to stop playback. L plays backwards. Multiple invocations result in faster playback. Hold down K and press L to go one frame forward, K + J to go one frame backward. Maybe you can give it a ...


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The new way: Create your Effect in Motion, but use it in Final Cut Pro X. How to: Start up Motion. Select the category "Empty" and choose the "Final Cut-Title"-Template. Then create your title and effects in Motion. If you "save" your project you have to select or create a effect-category for FCPX, then it will be published in Final Cut Pro X. Start Final ...


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In general I would recommend Final Cut Pro X, because Final Cut Studio has been discontinued. If there are compatibility reasons I would recommend Final Cut Studio. But only to be compatible with external or ongoing projects. A more suitable recommendation depends on the answer of the question: What's the reason for the update? EDIT: The learning curve ...


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FCPX, I've heard, is much easier but different. Its like a combination of FCPS and iMove: Simple, Elegant, Powerful, but overall different and in that sense incompatible with other FC project files. Its like OSX was at its time, or iMoive 8: "It breaks the line". If it's for good or not depends on you: how used you are to your workflow/plugins/etc. ...



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