FCP X: Free Effects

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[This article was first published in the July, 2011, issue of
Larry’s Final Cut Pro Newsletter. Click here to subscribe.]


Alex Gollner has posted a new, FREE, effect for Final Cut Pro X — it’s an eight-point mask. “I added four more points and some more controls: including the facility to define the strength of the mask inside and outside of the defined shape.”

Alex added: “You should also know that there is a bug in Motion effect rendering that means that Apple’s and my effect don’t animate properly when keyframed. This is related to the way effects’ On Screen Controls are managed using Motion behaviours.”


Ben Balser has created a drop shadow effect for FCP X. The “Drop Shadow Utility” Effect template is on the Tutorials & Downloads page at:


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