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Copying and pasting effect properties

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Video: Copying and pasting effect properties

Doing the work and creating the perfect effect is great, but it's also important that you're easily and efficiently able to apply the affect and use it again on other clips. That's what we're going to explore in this movie. Now, in many other editing programs, you're often able to save an effect into a sort of Favorites container or Bin that you can easily apply to other clips when you need to. Now unfortunately that's not an option in Final Cut Pro X. You're able to save out custom color correction templates as we'll examine later in the course, but there is no ability to create general effect templates per se.

Copying and pasting effect properties

Doing the work and creating the perfect effect is great, but it's also important that you're easily and efficiently able to apply the affect and use it again on other clips. That's what we're going to explore in this movie. Now, in many other editing programs, you're often able to save an effect into a sort of Favorites container or Bin that you can easily apply to other clips when you need to. Now unfortunately that's not an option in Final Cut Pro X. You're able to save out custom color correction templates as we'll examine later in the course, but there is no ability to create general effect templates per se.

So let's take a look at what you should do. I am going to go into 9.7. So while you can't save out an Effect Template, you can copy and paste effects and effect attributes which is a carryover from Final Cut Pro 7 for those of you who come from that software. Let's take a look. I have got this shot here, and I have applied several effects to it. I'm going to select it and then open the Inspector, Cmd+4. So I have got Film Grain, and I have got Dream, I have got Vignettes, I have also altered this clip in several ways and some of the built-in effects.

And what I want to do is basically apply the style that I have put here on the other clips in my sequence. If I had known this ahead of time, I could have just selected all of the clips in my sequence and done all the work at once. But if you have done the work to one clip, and you want to apply it to others, I want to show you what to do. So, I'm going to select it, and just press Cmd+C. And then instead of coming over here to press Cmd+V because that would actually copy the entire clip and its effects rather than just the effects, I am going to come up to Edit and then Paste Effects which is Opt+Cmd+V.

And when I do this, I can do this to one clip, or I can do it to all of them. So I will just press Opt+Cmd+V, and now everything has the effects that I have applied. Now, another thing, I do have a little bit of keyframing going on. Let me just click on this, right-click, and Show Video Animation, and I have some keyframing going on in my Dream effect, like so. Notice that when I open up the video animation for any other clips, let me just take something that's a little bit longer here, and take a look at this.

The animation is copied, but then it goes back to 0 here. So, in this case, my keyframes are not elastic, and that it would just basically space it out proportionally across the clip but they're fixed. So I basically have the exact same animation curve going on, and then it comes down and stays at the same value for the rest of the clip. So there is the possibility that you may need to come in and alter these curves a little bit. Let me just close this out. But indeed, you can come into each one of these and then change around the parameters as you need to for each individual clip.

Now let me show you something else. I am going to undo that Cmd+Z, okay, so now the effects are taken off of the rest of these clips. This time, I'm going to select the clip, press Cmd+C to copy, and instead of Paste Effects, I am going to choose Paste Attributes. So I just come up to Edit and Paste Attributes, that's Shift+Cmd+V, and now I get this window here. This will let me customize which effects I want to bring over to the other clips.

So say for example I'd like Film Grain and Dream, and then I'd like to bring over Scale, but I want to ignore the rest of my changes. Also, notice that I can copy Audio Attributes as well. So when I paste here, I have Film Grain and Dream but not the Vignette, and I have the changes made to my Scaling, but nothing else was touched. So as you can see, it's really easy to copy and paste entire effect structures, or you can customize down to the very parameter what you do and don't want to copy.

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Final Cut Pro X Essential Training

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  1. 6m 16s
    1. Welcome
      1m 0s
    2. Using the exercise files
      5m 16s
  2. 23m 30s
    1. Understanding the world of nonlinear editing
      5m 2s
    2. Understanding how FCP X works: A new take on story creation
      1m 48s
    3. Taking a tour of the FCP X interface
      8m 59s
    4. Accessing additional tools
      6m 23s
    5. Getting to know the projects for this course
      1m 18s
  3. 24m 41s
    1. Creating and organizing events from scratch
      5m 20s
    2. Organizing footage with keywords and ratings
      8m 19s
    3. Performing searches and creating Smart Collections
      4m 59s
    4. Displaying event data
      6m 3s
  4. 42m 11s
    1. Playing and marking clips in preparation for editing
      7m 16s
    2. Understanding different types of editing tools
      6m 20s
    3. Making the first edits: Using Insert and Append edits
      7m 31s
    4. Changing shots: Using Overwrite and Replace edits
      5m 54s
    5. Performing video- and audio-only edits
      3m 45s
    6. Moving clips within the primary storyline: Swapping shots and creating gaps
      3m 28s
    7. Removing material from the primary storyline
      3m 44s
    8. Understanding timeline navigation: Snapping, skimming, zooming, and panning
      4m 13s
  5. 23m 58s
    1. Trimming clips: Using the Ripple tool
      9m 9s
    2. Manipulating transitions: Using the Roll tool
      5m 36s
    3. Changing clip content and position: Performing Slip and Slide edits
      5m 40s
    4. Using the Precision Editor for fine trimming control
      3m 33s
  6. 14m 2s
    1. Connecting clips to the primary storyline
      7m 0s
    2. Understanding the features and limitations of Connected Clips
      3m 40s
    3. Working with secondary storylines
      3m 22s
  7. 31m 23s
    1. Adjusting the audio level and channel configuration via the Inspector
      8m 47s
    2. Keyframing audio in the timeline
      4m 57s
    3. Repairing audio problems automatically
      5m 25s
    4. Adjusting audio EQ
      4m 46s
    5. Recording audio
      4m 4s
    6. Syncing audio from multiple sources
      3m 24s
  8. 25m 6s
    1. Nesting and breaking apart clips
      4m 1s
    2. Performing quick extractions using Top and Tail edits
      6m 16s
    3. Auditioning clips to try multiple editing options
      4m 9s
    4. Working with markers
      4m 57s
    5. Customizing the keyboard and workspace
      5m 43s
  9. 14m 28s
    1. Syncing your multicam group clips
      6m 47s
    2. Performing a multicam edit
      3m 53s
    3. Refining the multicam edit
      3m 48s
  10. 1h 26m
    1. Working with basic motion effects: Transform, Crop, and Distort
      10m 32s
    2. Using motion effects with still photos and graphics
      6m 25s
    3. Adding and adjusting transition effects
      7m 46s
    4. Adding and adjusting video effects
      6m 26s
    5. Adding and adjusting audio effects
      4m 30s
    6. Keyframing video and audio effects over time
      6m 18s
    7. Copying and pasting effect properties
      4m 15s
    8. Creating and adjusting titles
      7m 18s
    9. Working with generator effects
      6m 46s
    10. Adding animated themes
      4m 7s
    11. Creating freeze frames
      3m 51s
    12. Using speed effects to retime clips
      8m 2s
    13. Working with layered Photoshop files
      6m 19s
    14. Understanding rendering options and preferences
      4m 4s
  11. 36m 15s
    1. Analyzing footage for problems
      3m 49s
    2. Following a proper color correction workflow
      10m 29s
    3. Apply multiple color corrections to clips
      3m 41s
    4. Using color correction templates
      3m 11s
    5. Using automatic color correction tools
      6m 15s
    6. Performing secondary color correction with color masks
      4m 30s
    7. Performing color correction adjustments using shape masks
      4m 20s
  12. 18m 54s
    1. Taking a closer look at the import and analysis options
      5m 56s
    2. Importing from cards and file-based cameras
      4m 14s
    3. Importing iMovie projects and events
      1m 58s
    4. Capturing from tape
      3m 18s
    5. Making a tape archive
      3m 28s
  13. 16m 13s
    1. Managing events between different drives and destinations
      6m 13s
    2. Managing render files
      2m 56s
    3. Collaborating and archiving
      7m 4s
  14. 34m 38s
    1. Sharing projects using presets
      7m 41s
    2. Exporting a hi-res QuickTime movie
      3m 46s
    3. Using Compressor to export with custom settings
      7m 54s
    4. Exporting a still image
      1m 22s
    5. Exporting to DVD or Blu-ray with chapter markers
      5m 33s
    6. Exporting stems out of the timeline using roles
      8m 22s
  15. 14m 1s
    1. Solving offline media problems
      10m 29s
    2. Troubleshooting data and settings corruption problems
      3m 32s
  16. 3m 28s
    1. Next steps
      3m 28s

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