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Free Final Cut Pro X Transitions and Effects from Alex4D

Danny Greer
By Danny Greer
By Danny Greer

Veteran editor and plugin creator Alex Gollner continues his free filter offerings with several FREE transitions and effects for FCPX!

Final Cut Pro 7 users (and earlier versions) may recognize Alex4D as the maker of some very useful free plug-ins and transitions for FCP.   With the release of FCPX, Alex has adapted several of these plugins for the new application — as well as added a few new ones as well.

On his site, Alex4d.com, Alex has not made these effects and transitions available for FREE, but he’s also laid out detailed instructions on how to use each of them in your FCPX projects!  Here’s a few of the highlights…

Mask 8 points
Improves upon the 4 point garbage matte that comes as a default in FCPX, by offering an additional four spatial points for manipulation.   This filter was a favorite of mine in FCP7 and now includes even greater falloff and density controls.

Dissolves start and finish on edit
Aligning transitions to start, center or end on an edit is one missing feature in FCPX.  Alex has created two seperate transitions here — one that starts on the edit and one that ends on it.  A nice transition to fill in for a missing FCPX feature.

Alex4D Text Box
A box for text that has customizable fill options including gradients and shadows.

4 Up
Divides the screen into 4 quadrants on the video frame.  You can repeat the same video in each quadrant or playback four different videos simultaneously.

Alex4D Widescreen Matte
Apply a widescreen matte to your entire FCPX video sequence.  There’s a huge range of ratios, as well as the ability to adjust the strength and position.

Smooth Move
Change the interpolation of the elements in your timeline by easing in and out the position, scale and orientation.  This effect will give movement in your projects a more natural feel.  Great for working with graphics!

Preview and download all of the free FCPX filters and transitions over at Alex4d and be on the lookout for future plugins!

Thanks Alex, for sharing these great plug-ins!