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

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Keeping date of original recording in converted video file

I have some video files that came from a digital video camera. If I examine the file using exiftool, I see an output that includes: SB-iMac(~/Movies/trial) % exiftool f1.dv ExifTool Version Number ...
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Anyone know a video editing prog that works with Intel + OS 12.4?

I would love iMovie but I cannot find a version that works with my system. 2016 MacBookPro running OS 12.4, that's with the Intel chip. The latest version of iMovie needs the M1 chip and OS 13x. I ...
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How to show a series of images in a video using Final Cut Pro?

I was making a video, which has 12 photos / images, let's say, each one is displayed for about 30 seconds in the video. I noticed in Final Cut Pro, I can arrange the images "side by side", ...
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Recreating "split screen" + "slide" from iMovie in Final Cut

So there's a super simple effect you can do in iMovie, where you add an image on top of the timeline, then set it to Split Screen, and use the Slide slider to set the timing, and the image will ...
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How do I connect an input to the Side chain in Final Cut Pro X?

I noticed Final Cut's compressor plugin does have a Side Chain option. From apps like Ableton Live I know that you can usually connect a source to a side-chain input that controls parameters affecting ...
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What is the final version of Logic Pro X and Final Cut Pro that works on macOS Mojave?

What is the final version of Logic Pro X and Final Cut Pro that works on macOS Mojave? I currently have Logic Pro X 10.5.1 and Final Cut Pro 10.4.10. I don't want to upgrade past Mojave to use newer ...
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Detecting Static Footage in FCP

I'd like to strip out all footage in screen captures where there is no onscreen motion or changes. These are screen captures of non-motion video sources like leaderboards in a game. I would think ...
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What does Compressor offer that HandBrake doesn't? [closed]

Video encoding is a small hobby of mine and, while I'm familiar with HandBrake and have been dipping my toes into the far more capable and complicated world of Avisynth, I only recently learned that ...
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How to move Final Cut Pro X motion templates folder to an external hard drive

I want to move the folder to the external hard drive so I moved it and it wont even show the templates in FCPX.
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macOS Keyboard Shortcut symbolized by underlined down arrow

I'm in Final Cut Pro (FCP) [10.6.1] and I found some useful menu options to jump to the beginning and end of the timeline. macOS shows the keyboard shortcut for menu items, and FCP is full of snazzy ...
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Final Cut Pro: Is there a faster way to import frames onto a timeline?

I'm rendering output from Blender into individual frames. Sometimes a single scene can have up to thousands of frames, each one a PNG file. I can import them all into an Event just fine, but when it ...
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Modern 3D Animation Software

Back in the day I used Adobe Illustrator to make a cross section of an item. I then imported it into some other app that I could rotate that profile around its vertical axis, to get a shape. I then ...
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What is eating up space inside Final Cut X bundles?

So here is the deal: I am backing up my HD, deleting all the media and keeping just the bundles. Usually it takes no more than 2MB, maybe 5MB. However some bundles are getting 10x more space. Like ...
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What is Apple's equivalent to Adobe After Effects?

I was wondering, what is Apple's version of After Effects? In the same way that Final Cut Pro is the apple alternative to Adobe Premiere Pro.
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Sync Front and rear Video

I am using the trial version of Final Cut Pro (10.5.4), and am tearing my hair out trying to sync two videos. The situation is that I have a front and rear camera in a vehicle. These cameras are not ...
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Can I buy Final Cut Pro X 10.3.4

I have an older Macbook that is stuck on El Capitan. I want to purchase Final Cut Pro X at the app store and install the version 10.3.4, which is the last version that supports El Cap. Is it possible ...
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Compressor Export causes Mac to freeze up, crash

When I export a movie from Final Cut Pro to compressor, it begins running just fine. However, it will eventually cause my Mac mini (2018) to start getting graphical glitches (parts of the window or ...
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Why are Final Cut Pro X and QuickTime Player suddenly refusing to recognize the Targa (.tga) format?

I've recently been experimenting with video production on macOS (11.4), and have been using Targa files as frames to import into Final Cut Pro X (10.5.3). After a recent restart, I found that Final ...
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Drive with Final Cut Pro video files on it is dying, need to point FCP to the backup drive

We have a 45 minute feature in Final Cut Pro. We've kept the video files on an external drive which is evidently dying -- like totally dying. Let's call this dying drive OldDrive. Fortunately we have ...
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iMovie built in music and audio effects missing

This problem also happens to me in Final Cut. Since one week or so, the common audio effects and music clips are missing. I have removed these two applications, rebooted the computer and installed ...
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Disconnecting clips in Final Cut Pro X?

I had a small video project where I needed to make a mosaic of a handful of different videos. I just wanted them all to play on a loop (they're not all the same duration). I dropped videos into the ...
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Final Cut Pro 10.4 for macOS Mojave

If a user is running macOS Mojave 10.14.6 and does not want to upgrade to Catalina or Big Sur, how can they trial Final Cut Pro? The latest Final Cut Pro, 10.5.1. released in December 2020 in the App ...
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Centering audio in Final Cut Pro X

I'm currently working in Final cut pro on a little project. I have a stereo audio file that has two mics and when one person speaks it plays in one cup of my headphones and when the other speaks it ...
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How to "Undo" further steps in Final Cut Pro X

I am using Final Cut Pro X version 10.4.8. I need to undo more than 10 steps or even 20 steps backward but the software does not allow me. How can I achieve this goal?
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Is there possible to export XML from Final Cut Pro without open the Application?

Is it possible to export XML from Fincalcut Pro without open the Application? By XML I mean .fcpxml. Why? Cause I want to do automate export and process the data programmatically.
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What distinguishes the FCP trial from the actual FCP X?

I recently downloaded Final Cut Pro Trial and then after using it for a while decided to get Final Cut Pro from the App Store. Whenever I open Final Cut, it still shows as the trial. I think that the ...
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MacBook Pro 2015 13" vs MacBook Air 2019 for Final Cut Pro X

I've been thinking about a switch from my current 2015 MacBook Pro to the 2019 MacBook Air. I use Apple's Final Cut Pro X and Logic Pro X very consistently, so having a smooth workflow on these apps ...
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How can I run Final Cut Pro on an 2011 MacBook Pro?

I have an early 2011 MacBook Pro running high Sierra (the latest operating system supported) and I needed to get final cut pro. you can't natively download it from the App Store without an error. so I ...
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FCPX: Select all stills in timeline

I have a twenty minute project containing hundreds of clips and stills. I'd like to apply a Ken Burns effect to all the stills without affecting the clips. Is there an easy way to select only the ...
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Cannot Drop Footage Into Final Cut Pro

I've just bought a second-handed MacBook Pro (late 2013 - Catalina 10.15.1,) and with the deal it comes with FCP 10.4.4. For this version, I cannot drop the footage from the Finder to the program, I ...
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Will airdropping FCPX to another computer work?

Will Final Cut Pro X work if I airdrop it from one mac to another, and the macs use two different Apple IDs (through just airdropping the .app file, not other files). If only airdropping the .app is ...
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Command Line for Final Cut Pro Import?

Is there a command that I can use for importation of files into Final Cut Pro? I tried this next command but Command-O is not the way to import files. open -g -a "/Applications/Final Cut Pro.app" /...
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Beachball with app and iMac won't shutdown or restart

My new iMac (July 2019) keeps crashing and I'm in need of assistance: I've had 7 incidents in two weeks: Four times when starting Final Cut Pro X I get a forever beachball. Two times when starting ...
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4K video file exported from Final Cut Pro cannot be located in iTunes

I use Final Cut Pro 10.4.5 on an iMac 5k. I cannot locate the exported Apple 4k video file from Final Cut Pro X which is supposedly published in the iTunes library.
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Click check buttons via keyboard or script

I'm using Final Cut 7 under El Capitan, and I need to check the following buttons (in fact just the Audio Tracks, but both would be nice) using the keyboard, or maybe a scripted method. I have ...
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Retime pop-up missing in Final Cut Pro 10.3.4

I've been using FCPX(Final Cut Pro 10) for a long time and when I installed a different version of FCPX(10.3.4) in my MacBook Pro due to a HDD Failure. I started with a new project and wanted to ...
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How can I resolve a situation in which my Mac keeps crashing while working with a specific video file?

My MacBook Pro 2016 with Touch Bar keeps having a kernel panic whenever I attempt to use a specific video file I recorded with my Atomos Shogun Flame. FCPX imports and uses all of the other files from ...
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cut sections of silence from audio

I've been going along a long audio clip, and using the blade ⌘B on either side of sections of silence, and then deleting the sections of silence. Is there a way to automate this? Delete sections of ...
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can't see timeline in final cut pro

I was clicking lots of buttons in the toolbar to try to hide things I didn't need (browser, inspector, etc.: I wanted the preview window as large as possible to get more detail in a crop) but the ...
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Is it possible to send project from iMovie 10.1 to Final Cut Pro 7.0?

I'm unsure because the "Send movie to Final Cut Pro" option is missing from the File menu whatever project I try to open. Is there something I need to do to have this option?
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Final Cut Pro 10.4.3 Mojave Compatibility

I'm having some compatibility issues in macOS Mojave. I can't see the thumbnails preview of Titles, Effects, etc. Is there any known fix for this? UPDATE 1 Maybe it's something related with OpenGL: ...
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Open a note or display dialog with application

I work with a colleague editing videos and I wish to trigger a dialog or a note document whenever he opens Final Cut, so I can leave messages for him to do the job. The machine has to stay always on, ...
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How to drag folders from Finder into Final Cut without mouse [automator/applescript]

Hello guys I'm trying to create a Service to do some repetitive tasks that I have to perform every day. Most of the things I figured out how to automate, but there is one move that seems to be ...
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How to "scroll" a clip so that it stays the same length but shows a different part of original video?

Analogy: the clip as viewed in the timeline is actually a window, behind which the entire original clip lies. I want to move the original clip side-to-side behind this window, so that the window's ...
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Animate text in final cut pro: knocking previous text further from centre

How can I animate a sentence in final cut pro, where each word in the sentence slides in from the right (violently), slamming into place in the middle of the screen, knocking the previous word ...
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Import finalcut project into imovie

My finalcut pro trial expired before I could export the movie I was working on. How can I import it into imovie?
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Cannot import AVCHD into final cut pro x

I have a folder called "from camera" that contains an AVCHD component. I recorded my videos using a SONY-X70. I cannot import my media into fcpx. When i use the media importer in FCPX it tells me no ...
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When I export video from Final Cut Pro, how to set the export directory?

This is my video I edit in Final Cut Pro, but I don't know where to set the export place when I share my video. If I share it, I don't know where to find my exported video. Add information
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How to preserve portrait mode of iPhone recording in iMovie and Final Cut Pro?

If an iPhone screen recording, which is 1080 x 1920 (portrait size) is edited in iMovie or Final Cut Pro, and resaved as a final video, I noticed the video will be landscape: 1920 x 1080 with black ...
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Why is "Send Movie to Final Cut Pro" completely missing from iMovie 10.1.3?

I'm running OS X Sierra and the latest iMovie, 10.1.3. I have a project and I'm trying to send it over to Final Cut Pro... the "Send Movie to Final Cut Pro" option in the File menu is missing. Not ...
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