12. Built-in Effects

The built-in effects for Final Cut Pro X are the foundation for almost all the other effects in the application. The set of built-in effects in FCP X is similar to, but more extensive than, the Motion tab in Final Cut Pro 7 or Final Cut Express. These consist of eight categories. One of them—Color Correction—has so many options that I’ve devoted Chapter 16 to discussing it in detail.

The purpose of this chapter is to provide an overview of all the built-in effects. However, because all these effects have a similar interface, I will start with some interface basics. Then, we’ll take a look at each effect. The key thing about the built-in effects is that they are always available. They are called “built-in effects” because ...

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