Final Cut Pro, non-linear video editing software developed and sold by Apple Inc.

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Anyone with Mac Pro, please help with CPU question! [closed]

I'm about to buy a Mac Pro, possibly an iMac instead, in a few days for extensive 3D and video work. I was able to try an online CPU stress test which renders complex video frames on the iMac but I ...
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Graphics card confusion and pro apps

I'm doing a report and researching various Mac graphics cards and how they would work or not work with pro apps. I'm very confused by all of the terminology and specifications, so I hope I can ...
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Can't Import iMovie to Final Cut Pro X on Mavericks

In FCP I went to file>Import>Import iMovie Project. However, I've searched everywhere and I can't find my iMovie project to import. Some people suggested looking in the movies folder. Below is a ...
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Manage disk space with Final Cut X

My hard drive is full and I have a finished project on it that may require some small modification. What is the good way to manage Final Cut X data? I have a 50Gb Final Cut file in my Video folder ...
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Is FCP X 10.1.1 hanging because of older hardware?

I'm weighing the value of upgrading my machine because FCP X 10.1.1 is constantly hanging—more than once per 5 minutes—and I'm at a loss what to do. Is this just because I have older (Mid-2010) Xeon ...
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How can I get Final Cut Pro to reload my Motion projects without restarting it?

I often switch back and forth between working on a Final Cut project and working on a Motion generator or title I use in that project. If I make changes to the Motion project, I have to restart Final ...
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What is the length of a frame in Final Cut Pro in seconds? Possible to specify it?

It took 23 frames and 0.92 seconds for the ball to travel from the first picture to the second so one frame is 0.04 seconds long, with 0.1 slowness (so the speed of the ball is roughly 150 km/h). How ...
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Custom slowness speed in Final Cut Pro video?

I use Final Cut Pro to analyse different shots such as tennis shots and golf shots. They are very very fast -- driver shots at maximum 260 km/h and tennis shots at maximum about 200 km/h. 10 times ...
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Add casual material such as screenshot fast to Final Cut Pro video? How? From Desktop?

I am able to add pictures from iPhone and Aperture to Final Cut Pro and I would like to fast add screenshots. I tried to do this from Desktop and no such option. How can I fast add casual material ...
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How to make Final Cut Pro to use my Tera bytes' HDD and not my Laptop's HDD?

I want all videos to my external HDD and not my laptop's HDD and Final Cut Pro does not give this option. I am not wanting to use my MBA's free space for video editing. How can I define the location ...
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Buying used Final Cut Pro on eBay

If I buy a copy of Final Cut Pro on eBay that comes in original package with license and registration codes, is it legal to install into my computer? could there be an issue if they previous owner ...
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Can any Apple software create “photo montage” still frame from a video file?

I have a video and would like to create what is called a Photo Montage like this: (combining several photos of the same skier like below) I have searched on the Internet and some definition of ...
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Final Cut Pro X: green key

I've recorded a video clip with a TV in the background. During the recording, I displayed a green key on the TV. Now, I want to replace the green color with a picture I captured. It's an almost ...
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Which would be better for FCP and Pro Tools? Mac Mini 2.3GHz i7Quad or iMac 2.9GHz i5 Quad?

I apologize in advance if this is a dumb question. I've been a post production recording engineer and sound editor for 20 years, but for the last 4 I've been on disability because of arthritis and ...
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Maintaining alias links when moving original files across drives

When I move the original file that an alias point to, the alias is still able to find the file in it's new position. But not when I move the original files across drives. I'd like to move a bunch of ...
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Final Cut Pro X crashes when using transform tool

Starting from some update of the Final Cut Pro X (~ 10.0.7) I have started to experience frequent crashes of the Final Cut when using the transform tool. It doesn't seem to crash when setting ...
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Backup camcorder using Final Cut Pro or iMovie

I have a Canon Vixia HF11 HD camcorder, Synology DS213 NAS, MacBook Air, iMovie '11 and Final Cut Pro 10.0.9. I just backed up my camcorder using Final Cut Pro and ran into a couple problems: The ...
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How can I speed up iMovie?

iMovie is basically unusable for me at this point. I've got over 1000 video clips (most of them around 6 seconds since they were taken in Vine) and any time I try and switch events or projects it ...
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Is Final Cut Pro's video stabilization any different and/or better than iMovie's? (both version X)

I've tried out iMovie's stabilization and its not all that great. I was wondering if Final Cut's stabilization was any better or different than iMovie's. I haven't purchased Final Cut Pro which is why ...
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How do I make subtitles / captions in Final Cut Pro?

I got Final Cut Pro to make translated subtitles for a short 18-minute video, but am having a lot of trouble with it. I create a bunch of Titles but seems like I have to reposition that title to the ...
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Final Cut Pro X and Compressor straight to YouTube

Is it possible to use Final Cut Pro X (FCPX 10.0.8) and Compressor 4.0.7 to upload a video straight to YouTube? I can use the preset FCPX YouTube uploader to do it, but I can't adjust the QuickTime ...
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How can I omit FCPX Render Files from a Time Machine backup?

I want to be able to add my Final Cut Projects and Events folders to Time Machine, but annoyingly Apple have decided to put a Render Files folder within each and every Events folder. Is there a way ...
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Why isn't my Qmaster cluster showing up in Compressor?

I created and added two computers to a Qmaster cluster in Qadministrator so that a Compressor export would be faster. However, the cluster doesn't show up in Compressor! What do I do? I have no clue ...
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Is it legal to install a personal copy of Final Cut Pro X on my work computer?

I work at a private school, but also do freelance video work on the side. I own a copy of Final Cut Pro X through the App Store, and was curious if it were legitimate for me to install this on the ...
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Import H.264 videos into Final Cut Pro X

I tried to import an H.264 video into Final Cut Pro X without success. The software tells me that the file is not importable. VideoSpec shows me the following video track parameters: Format: ...
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What's the difference between Final Cut Pro X and Final Cut Studio?

I visited the Wikipedia page about Final Cut Studio, which is apparently aimed at professional movie studios. The page says that it's now only available via a 1-800 number, but the link to the ...
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How can I add text in Final Cut Pro X?

One thing I really hate about Final Cut Pro X is the inability to add basic text, like you could on all previous versions of Final Cut Pro. It seems all text has to be entered as "titles" - and ...
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Any way to edit video in iMovie after establishing multiple audio tracks?

I've painstakingly edited audio from two separate tracks with my video in iMovie 2011. Now I want to trim the audio+video in certain areas. However, all I am able to do is select a portion of video, ...
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Having trouble with Final Cut Pro disk space

When I try to load footage onto final cut pro, it says that i do not have enough disc space. Before I start loading, i have 320gb of free space. In total, I am trying to load 5 hours of footage. What ...
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Incorrect timestamp date on DV footage imported in FCPX

I'm importing some miniDV tapes shot on a Canon GL2 in 2009. At the moment, I'm letting FCPX run through the tapes to create a "tape archive" so I can easily import things in my events later. The ...
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In Final Cut Pro can I tile a background image?

I am currently trying to see if I have to make a Tiling background image outside Final Cut or not (I currently am on an Ubuntu Machine which doesn't have access to OSX). If you can, please could ...
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Is there a way/plugin to draw on a video, like a sports broadcast?

I have Final Cut Pro X, a video of a game and I would like to draw on it. This would be similar to a sports broadcast where circles are drawn around key players and arrows are shown for their ...
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How can I install Snow Leopard on a new iMac or install FCP6 on Lion?

I'm in a situation where I purchased a new iMac and need to install my editing software (Final Cut Pro and After Effects). Only thing is I have FCP 6 (Studio 2) and also FCP 7 (Studio 2) upgrade ...
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If I upgrade to lion, will FCS 2 still work?

I've noticed that a lot of different people have been asking, "If I upgrade to lion, will this program work?". So I guess lion isn't very compatible? Here's my question: Will FCS 2 work with lion? FCS ...
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What is a good processor speed for FCP 6 real-time playback?

I currently have a 2.2GHz dual-core macbook pro (2007) and it doesn't seem to work very well with HDV 720p real-time playback. I am looking into buying a new iMac this or next year. What would be a ...
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How do I capture video in real time from a Canon 5D Mark II to iMac in Final Cut Pro?

We really need your help. We are shooting a movie and searching for a solution how to capture video from HDMI port of Canon 5D Mark II to an iMac 27 inch in real time. The iMac doesn't have an HDMI ...
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Magnetic timeline in Final Cut Pro X optional?

Is the magnetic timeline on Final Cut Pro X optional? I see the advantages of the magnetic timeline, but nonetheless still prefer dedicated layers as it gives me a much greater sense of control of ...
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Exporting a Logic Pro 9 Project to FCPX/Premiere Pro with all files kept the same

Is it possible to transfer all the audio files from logic pro to a video editing program so that they are all in the correct place and each file is separate? I want it so it looks like it does in ...
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Final Cut Pro X on MacBook Air [closed]

what is your experience running Final Cut Pro X on a MacBook Air? thanks, udo
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How are the sound effects in Final Cut Pro licensed?

What kind of license do final cut pro sound effects have? Can I put them into nonmovies? For example, can I use them in a Flash game? Hypothetical: If I'm distributing my own video editor, can I ...