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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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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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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 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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Any way to fix a corrupt Custom Keyboard Settings file in Final Cut Pro v7?

I've been building up my custom keyboard layout for literally years; but it seems to be corrupt. Very often, when I try to add a key, Final Cut crashes (version 7.0.3) Recreating it would take hours ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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ProRes in Premiere - no audio

I'm experimenting with switching from Final Cut to Premiere. However, most of my source material is ProRes. When I drag a ProRes Quicktime into Premiere (after setting up a new 'custom setting' to ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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, ...