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Chapter 9. How Many Ways Can I Use Filters?

How Many Ways Can I Use Filters?

One of the key components of Final Cut Pro is the ability to use filters. Each video filter is unique, and you can combine an unlimited number of them on one clip. As a Final Cut Pro editor, it's important to understand which filters will accomplish a particular task. The standard software package ships with an excellent array of filters. Some filters are relatively complex, and others are very simple. You can also add additional filters that expand upon what ships with the software. Better yet, there is a growing list of individuals who create their own filters and offer them for free.

  • Tricks within the Video Filters Tab

  • Copying and Pasting Filter Attributes

  • Saving and Configuring Your Favorite Filters

  • Duplicating Video Layers

  • Color Correction

  • Understanding Nesting

  • Chroma Keying

  • Rendering Shapes

  • Working with Master Templates

Tricks within the Video Filters Tab

All Final Cut Pro filters are available within the Effects tab. The Effects tab is a separate window with a tab at the top of the Browser window. Within the Effects tab, you will see a list of effects categories. The categories are broken down into folders labeled as Favorites, Video Transitions, Video Filters, Generators, and Master Templates (see figure 9.1). The Filter category contains additional folders that break down the types of filters available to you. For example, clicking the disclosure ...

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