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  • Bill Rabkin

    June 22, 2022 at 7:03 pm in reply to: X native support for Braw?

    You’re not likely to get this question answered by the community, Mark. Apple is notoriously tight-lipped about future releases of FCP.

    You could make your suggestion directly to Apple through the FCP “Final Cut Pro” menu. Select Final Cut Pro > Provide Feedback to Apple…

  • Bill Rabkin

    June 21, 2022 at 12:17 am in reply to: Cut Video NOT audio

    As suggested by an earlier reply, cut the video that you want to PIP at both ends. Hold the Option key and drag the clip upward from the timeline to make a copy of that clip as a connected clip. Then reduce the audio of the connected clip to -infinity. Resize the connected clip to the desired size and modify its X and Y coordinates to position it where you want it to be for the PIP. You can even add a Border or Shadow effect to the PIP if you want to.

  • Bill Rabkin

    June 16, 2022 at 12:53 am in reply to: Migrating Plug-ins from iMac to Mac Studio

    FCP Plugins are normally stored in these folders:

    • Macintosh HD/Users/<i style=”font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit;”>your-user-name/Movies/Motion Templates/Effects/
    • Macintosh HD/Users/<i style=”font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit;”>your-user-name/Movies/Motion Templates/Generators/
    • Macintosh HD/Users/<i style=”font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit;”>your-user-name/Movies/Motion Templates/Titles/
    • Macintosh HD/Users/<i style=”font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit;”>your-user-name/Movies/Motion Templates/Transitions/

    Within these folders are subfolders for each plug-in or plug-in package. If plug-ins are part of a package, there will be a subfolder for the package, known as a “category.” In each category subfolder you will find a subfolder for each individual plug-in in that package.

    You can safely delete plug-in and category folders to remove their contents from FCP.


  • Bill Rabkin

    February 10, 2022 at 3:53 pm in reply to: Lower Thirds Templates

    Take a look at Lower Pop and Third Pop, available from Stupid Raisins on FxFactory. Among all the flashy ones there are some more “sedate” that you might find suitable for corporate video.

    I use several plug-ins from Stupid Raisins (ignoring how I feel about their company’s name). I’ve found their plug-ins to be very well crafted.

  • Bill Rabkin

    January 27, 2022 at 6:10 pm in reply to: Compound Clip: Reference New Parent Clip is disabled

    Thanks, John. That’s the way FCP is supposed to work, but unfortunately in my case when I copy a CC in the timeline, paste the copy elsewhere in the timeline, and then select the copy, one of two things happens:

    1. Clip > Reference New Parent Clip is disabled (greyed out) and cannot be selected, OR
    2. I click Clip > Reference New Parent Clip. FCP makes a new clip in the Browser, named “Oldname copy”. I modify the copy, which should have no effect on the original CC. However, when I then display the original CC it has the same modifications as the copy that supposedly has a new parent clip.

    I guess this is a bug in FCP, which I will report.

  • Bill Rabkin

    November 24, 2021 at 5:08 pm in reply to: Library format change between 10.5 and 10.6?

    Yes, if you open a library in 10.6.1 FCP will convert that library to the format required by the new release of FCP. That library can no longer be opened in 10.5.x.

    It’s generally not a good idea to switch FCP versions for libraries in which you are still working, so you might want to finish working on any current projects in 10.5.4 on your old MBP if you can. If you must switch to your new MBP with work still in process you should probably make copies of all libraries that you will be updating, in case you need to return to working on your old MBP.

    Enjoy your new laptop!

  • Bill Rabkin

    October 4, 2021 at 12:23 am in reply to: Multi camera shoot editing, questions

    I’ve never dealt with the type of conversion you need, but I searched the web for “convert 29.97 to 23.976” and found several items that might be useful. Apple Compressor can convert frame rates, and this post on describes several tests with different Compressor parameters:

    If you don’t have Compressor, you can obtain it on the Mac App store ($50).

  • Bill Rabkin

    October 2, 2021 at 8:01 pm in reply to: Multi camera shoot editing, questions

    I’ve done a lot of multicam projects with FCP, and may be able to help.

    Please describe in more detail exactly what problems you are having. Which sync option did you choose? How is auto sync not working for you? Describe how you want to move clips around.

  • Bill Rabkin

    August 14, 2021 at 1:57 am in reply to: Zoom meeting editing?

    I run into this often when editing Zoom videos. I have found that the FCP “Flow” transition in the “Dissolves” category often makes the jump cut disappear, or at least become an acceptable transition.

  • Bill Rabkin

    June 2, 2021 at 3:05 pm in reply to: Terminology question

    It sounds like you are referring to a “Connected Clip,” which is a clip that you “connect” to a clip on the primary storyline. If you then put dissolves on that connected clip, it becomes a “Connected Storyline.”

    If you move the primary storyline to which your connected clip or connected storyline is connected, all of the connected clips and storylines move with it.

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