9. Filters

Whether you’re using Final Cut Pro’s built-in or third-party filters, you can apply filters quickly to one or many clips. You can also tweak and customize filters to create your own unique effects.

Applying Filters

Whether you are working with audio or video filters, there are several ways to apply filters to a clip or group of clips:

• From the Effects tab or menu

• Copy from another clip

• As a Filter Pack


When working with visual filters, a good practice is to have the Timeline playhead cued to the clip whose filter you are about to adjust in the Viewer, so that you may see the results in the Canvas.


This book assumes that your workflow is to apply filters after you have at least a basic draft sequence. Instead, you ...

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