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What benefit would I get from using Apple Compressor instead of just exporting from Final Cut Pro X?

The export settings you are using in Final Cut Pro X are preset Compressor settings and the export itself is actually using the Compressor engine (but with no user control). Compressor allows you ...
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Can FCPX work with vector graphics?

Here is a workaround I've discovered that seems to work ok. It's not elegant, but it gives you vector support within FCPX, which can be handy in a number of situations. It does require Apple Motion, ...
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Is there an app that can Cut, crop, and resize video in 1 encode like imagemagick for video?

ffmpeg will do it. You can either compile it from source, available here. Or more likely, download a precompiled binary for Macs from here. I don't use Macs so I can't vouch for the binary source. ...
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FCPX => DaVinci Resolve => FCPX color grading round trip

Xudonax, The preset Final Cut Pro XML Round-Trip renders the graded files in ProRes 422, but it uses an old XML file, not supported in FCPX. You need to go to the Edit (important!) section of DaVinci ...
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Trimming mp4 videos

Cutting a video at a keyframe, without the slow and lossy process of decoding and re-encoding it, is only possible in the special case where you aren't applying any effects, overlays, rescaling, or ...
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How do I make titles look like they are in the room as an object?

The technique you are looking for is called "motion tracking". Currently, FCPX doesn't have the ability to do this on its own, but you could use Apple Motion or Adobe After Effects to accomplish what ...
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Properly working with vector files

Ok, so I solved it myself, and it wasn't pretty. To be able to work with my vector file in Davinci Resolve 12 (and in Final Cut Pro X without loosing any detail), I first had to convert it into a ...
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Sync several movie clips with one audio file

This sounds like a perfect candidate for using multi-camera editing. You can automagically synch all the clips using their audio, and turn them into a multicam source, which lets you edit from the ...
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Can FCPX work with vector graphics?

No. Or at least not yet. According to this post: https://discussions.apple.com/thread/2323932 EDIT: Here's the offical supported media formats for FCPX from the Apple support site. It shows that ...
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Why does compressor output 960x540 when frame size is specified "up to 1280x720"?

The original AppleTV could only playback at 1280x720 at 24fps. Because your video is at 25fps, it has to use a slightly lower resolution. If you either lower the frame rate (probably not an option) or ...
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How can I update instances of a text template after changing the master template?

Unfortunately, that isn't currently supported. Your text items will preserve the state from when they were first added. So you're stuck doing it manually. It's number 4 on the list of top requested ...
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How can I edit in FCPX like I would for a live event when I have multiple sync'd tracks of the same event?

Multicam clips do exactly what you're asking. There's a good tutorial on how to use them here.
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Library with LOTS of clips: Increasing performance

Ideally having all your content and project files on a separate harddisk would give you some performance back, this could be a internal drive if your on a Apple Mac Pro or a external drive, USB3, Fire-...
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Convert .WMV to .MOV

I can recommend Adapter. It is a Wrapper for the ffmpeg package and does its job pretty well. Because of its easy UI. You could also use ffmpeg directly via macports, but I think that Adapter is far ...
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How to add gradient transparency mask in final cut pro x?

I don't know if you ever found a solution, but FCPX does have a Graduated Mask that works. To use it: Position clip1 over clip2 on the timeline. Add the "Graduate Mask" filter to clip1. ...
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Is it possible 3D Transform a video clip in Final Cut Pro X?

Apple Motion will let you create "motion templates" which are usable in FCPX. You can apply 3D transforms with Motion, and publish to Final Cut. This approach is easy to learn, but limited in scope.
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Should I do color grading in FCPX or round trip do DaVinci Resolve?

Use Resolve, it is far superior to FCPX for grading. This is my workflow, since I always shoot in RAW with the Blackmagic Cinema Camera. I know there are ways to do this using XML, but I've run into ...
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Project Organization, searchable keywords and tags in Adobe Premiere

Keywords are an optional field of the project panel. In order to view or add keywords, you need to set the project panel to List View (you can switch between List View and Icon View with the buttons ...
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Final Cut Pro - does 2GB vs 4 GB video memory make a difference

I would say, yes it makes a difference. Rendering in FCPX happens in tiles. The size of the tiles is determined by a combination of the amount of memory they consume, the speed of the graphics card, ...
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How to edit video like this?

Sit behind a sheet of glass, write, flip video, key dissolve.
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How do I add a synchronized clip/angle to a multi-cam clip?

One (probably dumb) way to do this is: Select all 11 clips again and create a new, temporary Multicam clip. Double-click the temporary multicam clip and find out the exact timecode where the new, ...
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Why is my video file so large when there isn't any video?

You have 37 minutes and 14 seconds of audio, so it's going to be at least as large as the original audio file (36Mb) plus one image and a few bytes for each frame saying "the image has not ...
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How to duplicate a generator below connected media?

I got the answer from someone at fcp.co. He made a video: vimeo.com/93836074 Basically: add the generator to the timeline (don't worry about setting the duration since you're going to delete it) ...
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IMovie 11 to FCP 10.1

You should be able to send it directly to FCPX using the "Send To Final Cut Pro" menu item. Per the documentation, they say: Do one of the following: Select the project in the browser, or ...
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Slowing down footage with easing (like iPhone 5s)

You can do it by adding transitions between the speed changed clips as described in the documentation section titled Add Transitions Between Speed Segments. They say: When two adjacent speed ...
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FCPX Crashes again and again

Hold down the option key while you open Final Cut in the Finder. This will open a dialogue which asks you to select a library. DO NOT select a library from the list. Instead, click the "new" button,...
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What benefit would I get from using Apple Compressor instead of just exporting from Final Cut Pro X?

I use Compressor for final outputs of my films, it does give a better end result due to the compression techniques. When you use the "Share" option from FCPX it uses the basic Quicktime compression ...
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How can I create Motion titles with fixed-length transitions?

You can use Build-In and Build-Out markers. If you right click (or control-click) on the top of the timeline, you'll get a pop-up menu with an option to add a marker. When you add it, you'll get a ...
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How to move/remove/join adjacent Blade Speed points in FCPX

Partial answer... I still don't know how to remove a single blade speed point. It is possible to remove all speed points for a clip by selecting the clip and choosing a new speed (eg Normal 100%) ...
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Can't browse Photos library in Final Cut Pro X

In the Photos app (not FCPX), go to Preferences, then click "Use as System Photo Library". Then FCPX will be able to find the library file.
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