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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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"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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Xudonax, The preset Final Cut Pro XML Round-Trip renders the graded files in ProRes 422, but it uses an old XML file, not supported in FCPX. You need to go to the Edit (important!) section of DaVinci after rendering the project. Then you will be need to make File – Export AAF, XML... command and check the fcpxml version 1.3 type of file. It will be ...


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Use the comma and period keys to nudge the clip left and right, respectively.


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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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The export settings you are using in Final Cut Pro X are preset Compressor settings and the export itself is actually using the Compressor engine (but with no user control). Compressor allows you control over those settings and to save your own custom presets. For instance, you may want to export an MPEG2 file with a particular bitrate, letterbox 16:9 ...


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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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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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I can recommend Adapter. It is a Wrapper for the ffmpeg package and does its job pretty well. Because of its easy UI. You could also use ffmpeg directly via macports, but I think that Adapter is far easier to control.


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Apple Motion will let you create "motion templates" which are usable in FCPX. You can apply 3D transforms with Motion, and publish to Final Cut. This approach is easy to learn, but limited in scope.


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Unfortunately, that isn't currently supported. Your text items will preserve the state from when they were first added. So you're stuck doing it manually. It's number 4 on the list of top requested features for the next update though and Apple seems to be aware of this site, or they've just been reading minds the last few updates- http://fcpx.tv/top.html ...


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The original AppleTV could only playback at 1280x720 at 24fps. Because your video is at 25fps, it has to use a slightly lower resolution. If you either lower the frame rate (probably not an option) or exclude the original AppleTV, it should export at the higher resolution. I believe there's another setting than the "Most Compatible" one which excludes the ...


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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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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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If you are in the market to rethink your workflow, now is a good time to look at Adobe's lineup. If you want to capture to a computer, check out the OnLocation application in the Production Suite. The fact that you can edit while you render in CS5... and that Premiere keeps up just fine... it's beautiful. Avid is great when it works. I've never had FCP or ...


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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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You should be able to send it directly to FCPX using the "Send To Final Cut Pro" menu item. Per the documentation, they say: Do one of the following: Select the project in the browser, or double-click the project to open it. With the project open, click anywhere in the timeline. Note: If you can’t find the project you’re looking ...


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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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Ideally having all your content and project files on a separate harddisk would give you some performance back, this could be a internal drive if your on a Apple Mac Pro or a external drive, USB3, Fire-wire, Thunderbolt etc. If you dont need to have the libraries open I would close them as they load up the files when you open FCPX. Other options are to ...


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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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Multicam clips do exactly what you're asking. There's a good tutorial on how to use them here.


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I got the answer from someone at fcp.co. He made a video: vimeo.com/93836074 Basically: add the generator to the timeline (don't worry about setting the duration since you're going to delete it) turn it into a compound clip, delete it from the timeline (since it gets added to the event manager) copy the image frames and paste them with the playhead at ...


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You can do it by adding transitions between the speed changed clips as described in the documentation section titled Add Transitions Between Speed Segments. They say: When two adjacent speed segments are set to play at different speeds, you can control how smoothly the video switches between the playback speeds. When there’s no transition between the ...


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There isn't a right or wrong answer here I don't think. Both approaches have advantages. Keying at 1080p will give you clearer detail when trying to find edges, but also will have more noise that could throw off a key. Additionally, the downscale after the key will apply a slight blur to the image further disguising the edges to make the keying less ...


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Hold down the option key while you open Final Cut in the Finder. This will open a dialogue which asks you to select a library. DO NOT select a library from the list. Instead, click the "new" button, name it "blank_Library" or something, select a destination, and click "OK". This process should start Final Cut cleanly. If FCPX has crashed at this point, ...


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I use Compressor for final outputs of my films, it does give a better end result due to the compression techniques. When you use the "Share" option from FCPX it uses the basic Quicktime compression and exporting options which only give a a few export formats to choose, mainly designed to work with apple products. Compressor does give you a lot more options ...


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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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