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FCPX is getting stuck all the time

I have a MBP 13” with a 1.4 GHz quad core i5 prosesor and 16 GB of ram. All the footage Including the project is on a external usb stick with usb 3. When I am editing a simple video clip, not in 4K, ...
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how to have a project on a different location that its library in FCPX

I have an SD kart with a lot of videos, and I have a USB stick also with videos. Is it possible to have all the videos on one USB stick and the project on the other USB stick? If yes, how would I do ...
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Dual display with final cut pro

I have a MacBook Pro 13” 2019, and until now I have used a single external monitor for Final Cut Pro x. I just bought a new monitor, and when I select the dual display in fcpx, the second screen goes ...
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Export a portrait video to mp4 in Final Cut Pro X?

I am editing a preview video of an iPhone screen (portrait) in Final Cut Pro. When finish i click share for Apple devices, then no matter what i choose it will be m4v file which is useless for web. I ...
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Video plays back at half its frame rate and looks weird in Final Cut Pro

I recorded a multi-cam interview video with 2x Canon camcorders, I set them to record at 50fps. Both of them did, and show that they were shot in 50fps within Final Cut, however, my GoPro recorded at ...
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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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Master volume in final cut pro X

I have a lot of audio tracks in a project of FCPX and I did some changes on each of them separately. Now, I want to decrease the volume of all tracks by a same amount. I was wondering if there is a ...
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Final Cut Pro question: Trouble with Audio Output

I have a camera (that records video and sound) and a decent mic that records sound. Looking to use the video from the camera and audio from the mic. All looks do-able enough to synch those files. I ...
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Programmatically input data on Final Cut Pro X

I would like to create a title displaying variable data with respect to time (e.g. temperature readings). Would there be a way to automatically fill in the values, such as by importing the data from ...
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Opacity in an animation doesn't stick

I'm just getting started with Final Cut Pro X and I'm following this video for a slide out animation: I have a background square for my text as the Text moves to the ...
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Why can't I change the aspect ratio of my project in Final Cut Pro X?

I am trying to create a Final Cut project that has a 4:3 aspect ratio. So I went to the project settings and set it to 1440x1080. But the preview window and exported video is still widescreen, does ...
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How to blade a selection in final cut pro x?

Let's say I make a selection using the range tool, is there a shortcut to blade the in and the out point? I know I can hit cmd + b, then the up arrow, then cmd + b again, but I was hoping there was ...
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FCPX - Clock on a Timelapse

I have a timelapse video that goes from 5:50am to 9:30pm. Put together, it's 1 minute and 2 seconds long. I'd like to add a clock overlay that displays the time counting up from 5:50am at the ...
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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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remove items dependencies

I'm using Final Cut Pro X and I would like to delete the dependencies between the items: I don't know where to "unconnect" the elements. Thx
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How do you keep the silent part of a video?

How can I keep the funny silent part of a video (sniffs, breathing,...)? I found a solution here, but is there another solution? I mean: Can I do the same in a video editor?
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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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FCPX Caption Editor shows black text on black background

I successfully imported an iTT caption file, and the captions show up fine as white on a black background. The problem is that when I try to edit it in the caption editor, the text is black-on-black, ...
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Final Cut output to FFmpeg workflow

If I use Apple Compressor, I could just 'Send to Compressor', without first exporting a ProRes master. However, I would like to use FFmpeg/x264 for better quality (at low bitrate). Do I have to ...
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Export size balloons to a multiple of source material

I have a relatively small video of a screen recording of about 600kB in H.264 / VBR. Now I wanted to edit some unnecessary parts out. So I edited the clip and exported it, just to discover the size ...
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Decrease FPS of too-high FPS video or increase FPS of too-low FPS video?

I created two videos of the same scene with two different cameras. The issue however is that camera 1 captured everything in 23.85 fps and camera 2 everything in 24 fps. Since I need to synchronise ...
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In Loupedeck+ for FCP, how to select multiple clips in timeline?

I have a few sequential clips on my timeline which I want to create a compound clip from as I have finished editing that part. I want to select all these clips without using mouse. Loupedeck+ user ...
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Get date and time of a frame in Final Cut Pro

During the video editing activity I would like to be able to know the exact time and date of a frame. I need it to be able to add to that moment specific infographic and stats. All my videos has the ...
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Final Cut Pro, How to save a selection of a clip to the computer

I have a long video of 24 minutes and I'll only really be using seconds long clips from it. I use the "I" and "O" to select a portion that I like and I was wondering if there was a way to save 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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Is it possible to do programmatic automation with Final Cut Pro?

I have a large library of videos for a video instruction product. I have mostly been automating my workflows with FFmpeg and Ruby. I pull information such as titles, instructors' names, etc. from a ...
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FCP loses second audio track on import

I have mp4 files with two stereo audio tracks, one with voice, and the other with game sounds. Unfortunately, when I import into Final Cut Pro, and then expand audio components, I only get the first (...
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Why Doesn't Compound Clip With Effect in One Project Still Have Effect When Placed in Another Project?

In project A I have grouped a number of clips into a compound clip called c1. While in project A I've added to the compound clip (e.g. so it affects the entire compound clip) a color board effect and ...
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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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Which techniques/filters do improve sensation of speed on a motorcycle?

Introduction I have already searched for this topic, but sadly most of the time I just find articles about frame rate and/or shutter speed which doesn't reflect what I am looking for, really. This ...
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Are there any Final Cut Pro, Motion or Premiere plug-ins that allow insertion of PowerPoint or Keynote slides?

I haven't found an easy way to splice a slide into a video. I can save the presentation to a QuickTime movie in Keynote, but I need to do this twice a week for a number of slides. I'm recording a ...
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Merge clips with playback-speed automation

I've got two source clips, and I want specific frames to line up across the merged playback sequence. Eg. clip1@frame38 & clip2@frame27 >> merge1@frame27 clip1@frame56 & clip2@...
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What are the default export settings when I choose to upload to YouTube in Final Cut Pro X?

I'm trying to upload a video to YouTube from Final Cut Pro X. When I use the Share > YouTube option, the upload happens pretty well. There are bugs though: it asks me for my password 10+ times, it ...
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How to retroactively extract media out of a Final Cut Pro library?

I see that in Final Cut Pro, I can go to File > Library Properties > Storage Locations > Modify Settings and see the following screen: Set storage locations for the library... Newly ...
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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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What is the name of the effect where every other frame is dropped and the remaining frames are duplicated?

What is the name of the effect where every other frame is dropped and the remaining frames are duplicated? Like this... ABCDEFG // 1: original ACEG // 2: every other frame deleted AACCEEGG //...
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Edit audio from Final Cut Pro X 10.4.5 in Logic Pro X 10.4.4

I'm new to Logic Pro, more experienced with FCP. I have a video project in FCP with may different sound situations, and I need to level the audio. I've tried to do this in FCP, and that works ...
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How do I change the start/end time of a clip in Final Cut Pro X without changing the duration?

Imagine I made a bunch of changes to a project, I have a bunch of videos lined up like [clipA][clipB][clipC]. Now I want to tweak clipB's start/end times without changing it's duration such that the ...
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How to avoid audio border magnetics on Final Cut Pro X?

This might be an easy question, but I'm not able to find the answer. Sometimes the audio clip is slightly small than the video clip. I need to move the audio just a little bit (like less than 1 second)...
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How do I add a synchronized clip/angle to a multi-cam clip?

I selected a 10 clips of the same event and created a new Multicam clip. The videos aligned perfectly via Use audio for synchronization. I edited the entire clip and chose different angles at the ...
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Timeline skimming while pointer is red or white

Using Final Cut Pro X 10.4.5 (Macos Mojave 10.14), I notice that sometimes the timeline pointer is white, then red. With the timeline pointer I mean the point in the timeline where I've clicked, and ...
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Which options exist for exporting music used on the timeline?

I'm trying to get an overview of which options I have to get a list of audible music used on a Premiere Pro, Avid Media Compoaer and Final Cut Pro timeline. I mention audible, because I would not be ...
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FCPX: change export resolution and remove black bars

I have a set of Super 8 movies, digitized to Full HD MP4. This results in black bars left and right. I've imported the movies into Final Cut Pro x 10.4, with those bars. After doing some editing, I ...
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How can I resize Final Cut Pro X to fit on the screen with the dock on the left visible?

Sometime after upgrading to MacOS 10.14 Mojave, FCPX has resized wider and seems to have a minimal width. I can't make the main window smaller than the screen width. This means it either hides behind ...
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Final Cut Pro X — Connect audio clip to another audio (not video)

I have a simple video with some background noises added and a background audio track. However, background audio track is too long, so I carefully cut it into multiple pieces and seamlessly mix: It ...
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Best FFmpeg codec for Final Cut import

Is there an ideal FFmpeg codec to use when the video file is designated to be imported into Final Cut Pro X?
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How to show multiple camera angles together in a Multicam clip in FCPX?

So I've been able to combine two different clips shot by two different cameras at different angles at the same time by creating Multicam clip and choose to sync by sound. However, when I try to edit ...
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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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How to align two videos from different angles of the same event

I have two videos of the same event. You can see people walking, making the same moves, from a different angle. There is music playing. Now I want to edit both videos in FCP 10.4.3 and fade from one ...
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Clips not sitting on top of each other in FCPX

This may sound odd but I'll try and describe it properly. I have my main video in the timelime all ok, I then drag in a picture on top of that, or possible a compound clip of multiple pictures, still ...