Chapter 16. Filters and Compositing

Just as the term motion properties is used to describe a collection of tools that do a lot more than move things, so the term filters applies to a lot more than just tools for tinting or texturing an image. Final Cut Express comes with more than 50 video filters with a wide variety of uses. In addition to a suite of image-control filters for color correction and tinting, Final Cut Express provides filters you can use to blur, twirl, emboss, ripple, flip, mask, and key. For a list of filters, refer to Chapter 29 in Apple’s Final Cut Express Help PDF.

But wait—there’s more. Final Cut Express can also make use of the QuickTime effects that are installed with QuickTime and some FXBuilder-based filters written for ...

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