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Questions tagged [final-cut-pro]

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

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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 ...
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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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Smoothcam filter vs Warp Stabilizer

To smooth out shaky footage I want to know which of the following apps is the best: Final cut Pro X Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 Adobe After Effects CS6
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 doing/...