Curves: Six free Final Cut Pro X effects for better animation control from Alex Gollner

January 22, 2012

by Alex Gollner

Alex Gollner’s FCP effects and tweaks have been around for many years and now he’s updated and added new ones for the new Final Cut Pro X.  These six effects give you more control over the way transform and trim effects work in Final Cut Pro X.

You can choose how values change between keyframes – effect the shape of the value curves for x position, y position, rotation, scale and edge trim amount:

You can also control the order of these effects. You can trim before scaling, then scale before rotating and rotate before setting x and y position. You do this by choosing the order you apply the effects the clip. If you change your mind about the order, you can drag effects up and down within Video panel of the clip inspector.

In the scale and rotation effects you can also set the centre around which the clip is scaled and rotated:

Here are the controls for all six effects:


Click here to view the rest of Alex Gollner‘s article.


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