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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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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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Transitions schema in FCPXML

I need to understand the schema for describing visual transition in FCPXML. I gathered the following from the FCP specification document. <!ELEMENT transition (marker*)> <!ATTLIST transition ...
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How do you subtitle a video?

I am making a small video (not really a film) that has muffled/hard to understand dialogue. The video goes for about 2 minutes and I only need to subtitle roughly 2 sentences worth - so it's not a lot....
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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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Including Subtitles in FCPX via Compressor Preset

I am wondering if it is possible to burn-in subtitles (SRT, role) when rendering video via a Compressor preset that is set up as a destination in FCPX? I am not seeing such an option readily available....
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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 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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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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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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Can two spinning drives in RAID 0 configuration support 4K ProRes Raw data rates?

I'm helping a friend to assess external storage options. We are hoping that a Lacie 2big will be fast enough to support a 4K final cut work flow. Can two spinning 7200RPM drives configured as RAID 0 ...
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Keep the resolution of the original video

I have some videos which have variant resolution, e.g., 872x564 (like below), 936x780. For each video, i want to remove several seconds in the end. I don't want to change its resolution. With iMovie, ...
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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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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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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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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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Finalcut creates echo on export

I encountered an issue, that I can't figure out. In a simplified form: I have an audio track, I perform some volume adjustments, other basic settings, add a gain effect. It all sounds good in the ...
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How can I add a white border to cropped videos in Final Cut Pro? (adjust border dimensions)

I have a multicam project. I want a white border on every clip. I have cropped all the clips. When I add the effect 'simple border' to these clips it adds the border, but not on the sides of the clip ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Can Sony Vegas Pro be used or compared to the output produced by Final Cut Pro for professional use?

I am a PC user and use Sony Vegas Pro. I really like it for editing purposes. I do not like Adobe Premier or Avid which work on Windows and believe that the top 3 tools are AVID, Sony Vegas, and ...
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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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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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Simple editing without re-encoding from the GoPro AVC codec?

Im looking for a fast workflow, where i can take my gopro video files, make simple cuts (no transisions, no effects, no audio manipulation), and cut them together into a clip and then export that edit ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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, ...