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 the interview on the other side. I have worked out the effect I want with some transitions, a title, cropping and a couple of key frames.

But I want to reuse this sequence across interviews for over 100 kids. Is there a way to create a template or a combined sequence that I can then copy-paste and then replace the source photo and video?

I apologize if I'm not using the right terminology, but I'm new to FCPX (and video production in general).

  • This is stab in the dark. I don't use FCPX but I do use Vegas Pro, in Vegas after you alter a default effect you can save it. E.G. while doing a split screen for showing an A/B comparison I save the "cookie cutter" option I had altered as an effect I could use again. Do you see any icon in the effect function suggesting it can be saved?
    – filzilla
    Apr 19, 2012 at 20:33
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    @filzilla Thanks. That put me on the right track but with FCPX you can't create effects. That's what Motion is for. So now I created the same sequence as an FCPX Effect in Motion and published it to FCPX where I can use it multiple times. Apr 24, 2012 at 13:35

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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 that's under this kind of "layer"-clip will be affected of its effects and adjustments.


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