Saving Favorite Effects in Final Cut Pro X

On this week's MacBreak Studio

On this week's MacBreak Studio, I show Steve Martin from Ripple Training how you can modify effects in Final Cut Pro X and then save them for later use.

 
Saving favorite effects (including titles, transitions, generators, and effects) in Final Cut Pro X works quite a bit differently than it did in early versions of Final Cut Pro, which has led some folks to believe that it can't be done. Well it can be done, and it's easy – although it does take a few more steps than I think it should, and it does require that you own a copy of Motion to do so. But the benefit is that you can create collections of effects (again, including titles, transitions, and generators as well) for each of your projects that are easy to find, reuse, and share.
 
This capability is one more reason that I believe Motion is an essential part in every Final Cut Pro editor's toolbox.

 


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Mark Spencer

Mark Spencer is a freelance producer, videographer, editor, trainer and writer based in the Bay Area. He produces Final Cut Pro X-related training and plugins for with his partners at Ripple Training. He is an Apple-certified Master Trainer, and consults for corporations and individuals. He is the author or co-author of a half-dozen books on motion graphics and editing from Peachpit Press and writes for ProVideo Coalition. He maintains www.applemotion.net, a resource for Motion. Mark has an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.