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

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Can i do decimal custom speeds in final cut pro?

I want to speed a video up by a 102.4% in final cut pro, is this possible?
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Final cut pro export file size is huge (despite the small size of the initial video) - how can I shrink it?

I'm a complete novice at final cut. I have recorded a dnd game over zoom, it's a 2 hour video, the file saved from zoom is 756mb. I have edited it a bit (just minor stuff, add a couple of images, ...
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Unable to Split Caption in Final Cut

I am working with closed captions in Final Cut and am trying to split a few of them into smaller, one-line chunks. When I Ctrl-Click on a caption I want to split, I see a menu, but the Split Captions ...
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How do I trim text/video in smaller increments? (for Kinetic Type Video)

I want to trim a basic title element so it matches an audio file I have. I want to drag the start of the title element to a marker on the timeline. I can't do this because final cut keeps truncating ...
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Why do background generators restart in a glitchy way, and how can I avoid it?

I'm seeing this issue frequently: if I'm using one of the built-in moving background generators such as Flow or Glimmer, the generated output sometimes glitches on boundaries of other visual elements, ...
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Compressing video recording- file gets bigger!

i have recorded a part of my screen (2624x1714, 8 hours, ca. 30 GB), then trim and cut in final cut pro. Now I want to compress it with Compressor. I set the output to HD 1080p but the file doesn't ...
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How can I fix my video stuttering and moving in and out of frame when exported from FCPX?

I recorded the screen for a presentation and edited it using Final Cut Pro X. Everything looks fine inside FCPX but he problem comes when I export the video. The image constantly moves in and out ...
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How to range-check luma in After Effects?

Where do I find the luma range clip indicator that I have in Final Cut?
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Is it possible to create keyboard shortcuts for applying MULTIPLE/DIFFERENT effects?

I already know you can press Option-E to apply the default Effect. However... is there any way to have different keyboard shortcuts for applying various different effects? I want to be able to: ...
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Vox-style dynamic charts in Final Cut Pro X

I am wondering how I could replicate dynamic charts like those made by Vox in Final Cut Pro X. For instance, like this dynamic graph found here ("The big lesson from South Korea's coronavirus ...
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Every 18 or 19 frames from an undistorted .MP4 clip gets pixelized when played via Final Cut

I have a .MP4 movie exported from Blender in 24fps in good quality, without any pixelation problems. In whatever movie player I open it, there are no pixelation problems. When I create a new project ...
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FCP: Shape disappears when made into a compound clip

I'm having a problem in Final Cut Pro X (10.3.4) where when I create a New Compound Clip with a shape, the shape disappears. Screenshot 1 below shows the shape before making the compound clip ...
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The end of my video gets cut off every time I finalize

I have a video that I have edited and saved as mp4 several times, each time the last few seconds gets cut off. The frame freezes but I hear the sound, and the closing credits are cut off. Same ...
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Can I make my Macbook go to sleep immediately after all Final Cut Pro background tasks finish?

I've been doing some stabilization processing in Final Cut Pro, and it of course takes a long time. I'm wondering if there's a way to make my computer go to sleep after these tasks finish so the ...
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Crop a video with a different ratio

I have recorded a 1920x1080 video, it looks like the follows in imovie: I want to crop the left half side of the screen. But when I click on crop, it always keeps ratio. In Final Cut Pro, it is the ...
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Final Cut: Youtube 4K Upload directly or by file

For 4K video, Is better upload direct to YouTube or Is better to export in ProRes (or another) in hard disk and then upload the file to Youtube? I record usually amateur football matches and upload ...
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Final Cut Pro is distorting my music at the very end

I have a problem and I can't find any fix. When I import songs into FCP it sometimes distorts them in the end. But the problem is that they sound fine outside of FCP, and I have paid for them, so it's ...
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FCPX 10.1.3 - How Do I Copy Project?

Super-basic question, I know, and yes I'm a total noob. I have a simple project in my timeline that I'd like to save (so I can go back to it in the future and make edits) but then move forward with ...
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What's the easiest way to cover up a seam in background paper behind video footage in Final Cut Pro?

I have about 10 minutes of footage which includes what is supposed to be a 100% white background (no gradients). The person who shot the footage apparently used 2 overlapping sheets of white ...
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How do I crop a video with a particular point of the video always in the centre of the frame?

Suppose I have a drone video not properly shot, but the subject is always in the frame but not a constant point. Now, I want to crop that 16:9 drone video to a 4:5, and have the subject always in the ...
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Do key commands exist to navigate up and down Final Cut Pro Timeline?

I Have a massive timeline (image below). I scroll above the fold (yes there are even more clips above these)....yet I need to go back to the primary story line and it is becoming VERY tedious to do so....
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Final Cut Pro X multiple audio channels auto muting

I have a recording with two audio channels, one is a lapel mic for my audio and the other is someone else sitting across the table from me (we do this because we're recording in a fairly echoey room ...
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Frame difference mask

What editing software for MacOS allows mask selection based on frame difference? I have video footage taken from a tripod and I wish to create a tracking mask covering people and cars moving about ...
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Can't make a clip in FinalCutPro X longer

I am pretty new to FinalCutPro X and want to make my timelapse video with it. So far so good... I am almost finished... But in the end, I'd like to make it a bit longer. What I have are a couple of ...
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How to create Final Cut Pro files on Windows machine?

I need to edit some video files and submit my work as FCP7 XML file (XMEML). In which software it can be done? I don't need any special and exotic features, I need only file cutting. Only one thing I ...
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Final Cut - unable to set clip duration to a fraction of a second

When I select a clip in Final Cut Pro, and press ctrld to edit the duration, I can enter 100 then enter and it will make the clip 1:00 second long. However if I try to do 30, it still rounds it up to ...
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How to balance audio across multiple clips?

I have a number of clips that I want to uniformly amplify and balance. These clips all include a voiceover from me, during different sessions.
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How should I understand audio levels in FCP7 xml?

I'm a software developer working on an application which takes a Final Cut Pro 7 xml file as input, and reads the audio in that XML file (for reporting purposes). For any given <clipitem> ...
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How to create circle gradient in Final Cut Pro?

I'm starting out with Final Cut Pro and I want to create a circular gradient to white in Final Cut Pro so that the movie looks like the image below. I searched around and found a Graduated Mask ...
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Final Cut Pro X crashing

I'm trying to open up a library in Final Cut Pro , it used to work fine and now everytime i open it up it crashes the entire application , I have a Mac Pro running Yosemite , i tried multiple ...
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Audio Sync Issues on playback via thumb drive

I've got an audio sync issue with a .mov file during playback via thumb drive on a samsung tv. I exported the clip using QuickTime Conversion, H.264 compression with 48 KHz for the sample rate. I am ...
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Optimisation for cropping

I use final cut pro and I have to do a large amount of cropping and ken burns transition. The picture cropped is always a corner forth of the video. So far to do it I use the shortcut Shift+C and ...
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Force Final Cut to use embedded timecode in preference to file creation time?

I have a series of clips from a GoPro that have embedded timecodes -- the media start/end fields show up correctly in the Info inspector. However, when the files were copied between filesystems, the ...
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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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Make FCPX forget where the old iPhoto library is [duplicate]

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 I'...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...