Learn how to export footage from Final Cut Pro X with a preserved alpha channel! Great for taking your footage into other applications, such as Motion and After Effects, for compositing and graphics work.
Learn which types of audio files work best in Final Cut Pro! Avoid the common mistake of integrating low resolution files into your projects. Instead, learn how to convert your audio files to FCP (and FCPX) friendly formats!
If Final Cut Pro X won’t launch, crashes while launching, or crashes while open, there are some basic troubleshooting tips you can follow to try to quickly get yourself back up-and-running. Check out this tutorial to equip yourself with the proper technical expertise!
In this post we’ll take a look at the newest feature addition to Final Cut Pro X, the introduction of roles. Learn how you can use roles to export out audio and video stem files from your FCPX projects…great for working in third party applications and for archiving!
Automatic Duck, the Seattle-based conversion software distributor (known for their plug-ins that translate edited sequences between Final Cut Pro, Avid, After Effects, Quantel, Pro Tools), has recently revamped its cost structure for plug-in delivery. Now, their Pro Import AE, Pro Import FCP, and Pro Export FCP (FCP7 and FCPX) plugins are available at absolutely no charge. But… at what cost?
Dropbox is an exceptionally useful application that allows you to store files within a designated folder on your computer—and with every Save, it instantly and safely backs up your files to the Dropbox servers, and also syncs your updated files to all of your other Dropbox folders located on other computers and mobile devices. Additionally, you can share folders within your Dropbox with any number of collaborators, so every time you make a change, everyone gets the update simultaneously. So, the question is… how does this work with editing projects?
When you add transitions in Final Cut Pro X, the default behavior is to use material already edited in the Timeline, rather than to use material from your shots’ handles. This makes the duration of your A-side and B-side shots—as well as the entire sequence—shorter with each transition you apply. Check out this tutorial to discover why this probably isn’t the best workflow, as well as how to switch this behavior back to traditional methods.
Adding markers is a great way to share information about your sequence with others, or to remind yourself of things you need to do. In Final Cut Pro X, there are quite a few marker-related shortcuts that will serve you well.
Final Cut Pro X offers many options for including and modifying clip metadata. Keep order in your projects by using metadata to your advantage. Learn how to customize and view metadata in FCPX!