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Does Davinci Resolve have a magnetic timeline?

So I just switched from Final Cut Pro to Davinci Resolve. I feel general good since Davinci is more powerful overall. But one thing I do miss is the magnetic timeline. Are there any alternatives in ...
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Recommendation request for stereoscopy workflow

I occasionally do video editing in spare time. I've made a few 3D videos, and I seek to improve my workflow. I use Final Cut (I hope to get FCPX answers, but open to others so that it'd be useful to ...
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Final Cut Pro and/or Compressor exports not showing progress

Pretty much any time I am exporting from Final Cut Pro, either via it's native "share" interface or by "send to compressor" the progress bar does absolutely nothing for a very long ...
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Can't create proxies of Panasonic GH6 5.7K ProRes in Final Cut Pro

I recently shot a 20-minute clip on a Panasonic GH6. I recorded 5.7K at 29.97 fps with ProRes 422, and the resulting file is about 500 GB. I recorded to a Samsung 2 TB T7 Shield. I plugged the drive ...
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How to make a "Video Wall"

I'm currently trying to make a "video wall". It should look something like this. I have Final Cut Pro but the process was more tedious than I'd originally anticipated. Is there a better, ...
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AI / Automatic assisted mask with face/body detection for clone effect video?

I'd like to very closely mask my head for this 'clone effect' multilayered camera shot. Is there an efficient tool I can use which will detect a human figure/face and mask based on that? Should I just ...
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How to move a video/image within a mask?

I created a shaped masked over a video clip. How do I change the position of the video but keep the mask fixed? I just want to change the position of the video within the mask (without keyframes)
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SONY XDCAM Cant open files on macbook

I can't open the BPAV folder on my mac, not in quicktime or in Final cut pro. I don't know why can anybody help?
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(How) is it possible to stabilize video suffering from this type of shaking?

I have a few videos which are quite shaky: similar to this one: These are shot with DJI's Action2, which has a fixed aperture of f/2.8. The main problem here is EIS and ...
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What are the arrows above the timeline in final cut pro?

Why are there arrows above my timeline? And why is the timeline outside of these arrows grayed out somewhat, using crosshatch? I tried things like selecting a range, or unselecting a range, but didn't ...
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Is it possible to use the keyer more like a mask, adding effects to the keyed colour, rather than just making it transparent?

I am playing with Final Cut Pro, and I was wondering how to use the Keyer function beyond just making a specific colour transparent on an overlayed video or image. Say I had a video clip with portions ...
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I've got half way through editing a clip on the timeline. Now I want to delete the remainder of that clip, but save a reference to it

I've got half way through editing a clip on the timeline. Now I want to delete the remainder of that clip, but save a reference to it somewhere. And then I'm going to add a second clip afterwards, and ...
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Is there a way to detect whether the FCP file export completed or not, via CLI

I want to post-process the video file exported from FCP, using FFmpeg. Currently, I firstly do "Share" on FCP and wait for completion, then trigger the FFmpeg. However, I'd like to make ...
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Final Cut Pro X won't accept similar files

I have two files that I want to import into Final Cut Pro X. They are both clips pulled from the same source file using the same commands. I am using a generated script to extract dozens of clips at a ...
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Scrolling Titles are cut off in vertical video

I'm editing a video in vertical/portrait orientation and I'm trying to have scrolling credits. The credits don't scroll in at the bottom of the video and the don't scroll out at the top. It looks like ...
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How can I add SDR clips into an HDR project / timeline?

I created a project with rec2020 HLG and imported my iPhone footage. I also want to include my footage from my drone but it's not in HDR. When I import it, it looks extremely dull. How can I use SDR ...
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Final Cut Pro subtitle coordinates are not as expected when the project is vertical

For landscape video Create a project with 1920x1080 resolution Add a 1920x1080 resolution image and add a subtitle by pressing control+T Let's take a look when the subtitle on these four positions ...
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Applying Audio Effect to Entire Project

I'm working on a project made of hundreds of short video clips taken over the past year. Some indoor clips, some outdoor, some in a quiet environment, some in loud, etc. Naturally, they all have ...
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Recovering from an Automatic White Balanced mishap

I’m editing some video (and audio) I captured at an outdoor wedding a couple of weeks ago. I shot it with a consumer-grade Canon camera, but I had Automatic White Balance turned on. I did not shoot a ...
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Name of type of video about many people saying short words to make a long speech

Thanks for taking the time Im looking for the name of type of video/transition where you have many clips from many people saying many words. So you can grab all of the (every word they pronounce) and ...
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Manage video metadata across Final Cut Libraries?

We have a massive 15TiB FCPX Library that takes 20 minutes to open and can only be worked on by one person. How can we edit the metadata, such as descriptions of what's in the clips, and have it sync ...
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Why is my video file so large when there isn't any video?

Background I am using Final Cut Pro X on a new M1 MacBook Pro (16gb of RAM) on AC power, and I have noticed that when I export the video project (share) the resulting video file is so much larger than ...
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How to create a video that can be uploaded to Twitter in Mac?

I'm using Mac to make videos. I have iMovie and Final Cut Pro. It seems that the videos that can be uploaded to Twitter have a specific formats. Does anyone know what's the easiest way to make such a ...
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Some parts have audio out of sync after a master export

I have a project in Final Cut Pro X, that plays as I expect in the Final Cut, but when I export in to h264 there is a part where audio is playing slightly in before the video. Such part is present on ...
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Can I use Apple Compressor software to convert mkv files to mp4

I use Final Cut Pro X. I am planning to buy Compressor software too which gives me options in exporting my video. Can this same software be used for converting mkv files to mp4 because Final Cut Pro X ...
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Displaying map overlay in Final Cut Pro

I often see a map overlay in people's driving videos (showing a map in a corner that moves along the street to match the camera location of the main video as they drive through a street). How do I ...
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How to transition from Final Cut Pro 6 (or 7) to 10

I was a professional video editor in the early to mid 2000's. At the time, I used FCP versions 3 through 6 and was fluid with the program. I worked in the demo commercial business making pretty ...
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Importing uncompressed video into Final Cut Pro without (too much) transcoding

I have recently digitized a VHS tape using VirtualDub. Here is the MediaInfo of the original file. General Complete name : capture.avi Format ...
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Positioning and Resizing Captions in Final Cut

I have a video for which I need to include captions. The video itself has burned-in captions. I would like to include the new captions on top of the old ones. However, when I import captions, the ...
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How do I create a library in FCPX 10.5 with Final Cut Projects and Final Cut Events folders?

There're some online tutorials that have materials organised into 2 folders: Final Cut Projects and Final Cut Events, if they're in 'Movies'. Their videos show that older version of FCP seems to ...
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Final Cuto Pro X sort by modified date

I have few videos in one event. The problem is, that for some reason (probably because of moving them from disk to disk), Modify date is the original one (the correct one) rather than Create date. In ...
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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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Blade Tool Stuck on Grid in Final Cut

In final cut pro x on catalina I have an audio clip and video clip on top of each other in the project. I am attempting to cut both at a specific point, corresponding to a transition in the song on ...
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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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FINAL CUT audio syncing

I make videos about drums and music. I record audio separately to video. when I align the audio with the video after the fact, I always feel final cut never gives me enough resolution in terms of ...
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How do I export video to crop size in Final Cut Pro X?

I started a project with 4K format and resolution 3840x2160. Later, I cropped the clips to a smaller size. Aspect ratio is still 16:9, just the resolution is smaller than the original clip. Now when I ...
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Edits to a Multicam Clip in Final Cut Pro do not Show Up in Timeline

I have a Multicam clip with about 8 different angles in Final Cut Pro 10.4.8, and have them automatically synced and made some manual adjustments to get all the clips to line up properly. This worked ...
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Apply the parameters of automatic color balance to another clip

I took several shots with a camera without the ability to white balance the shot. In one take, Final Cut Pro's automatic color balance works very well. I would like to apply those same settings to the ...
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How to apply the same white point to multiple clips of the same take?

I shot one take with a camera that could not set white balance. I imported it into Final Cut Pro and set the white balance from a white point. I then cut the take into multiple slices and shuffled ...
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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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How can I cut up large videos into clips, then reorder these into a new video?

All I want to do is take large videos, cut them up into small clips, and then reorder those clips into a new video. Yet this seems completely impossible to do with Final Cut Pro X… it can't be ...
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Wanna learn to make videos that use documents

I want to make videos that are documentary, and will often have documents and images in them. I figured out how to do simple animations and Ken Burns Effects with Motion. Just wondering if I am ...
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How to replace clip preserving trimming in Final Cut Pro X?

How can I replace an already trimmed clip with a new one so that the trim start and end positions are preserved?
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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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Final Cut Pro X clip still showing past its duration

I'm new to Final Cut Pro X. I have a still image in my project that shows for a certain duration. Problem is, it still shows on the screen even after the video goes past that image's duration. It's ...
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Can't extend image duration in Final Cut Pro X

I'm new to Final Cut Pro X and I'm trying to extend the duration of a static PNG image so that it shares the length of the video that's over it, but it won't extend no matter what I do. I've tried ...
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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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