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From iMovie to Final Cut Pro X by Tom Wolsky

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Lesson 9Adding Effects

In this lesson we look at and work with Final Cut’s effects. FCP offers a great variety of excellent effects, including great color correction tools, which we’ll look at in the next lesson. Th ese effects rely heavily on the graphics card for processing. What this means is that on slower computers, you won’t get very good performance with them and that on some marginal computers, they won’t work at all, especially if you’re working with UHD media.

In addition to the effects included with the application, other programmers are creating effects to add to Final Cut Pro, such as CoreMelt (www.coremelt.com) and MotionVFX (www.motionvfx.com). In addition there are many free effects that have been created using Motion. As mentioned ...

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