Apple has engineered Final Cut Pro X to have great playback. When working with larger resolution footage, like 4K, it may seem like the performance gets bogged down. How can you tweak the settings to get better performance? Author Jeff Greenberg walks you through how to get the best performance with Final Cut Pro X by changing the settings.
- Apple has really engineered Final Cut Pro…to have amazing playback, but as you're starting to…throw more clips at it, as you push maybe 4K overlays,…I'm going to talk about those throughout the class,…you may find that Final Cut Pro doesn't behave…as well as you like.…It's performance isn't as good.…When we take a look on my system, I could go here,…up in the top right where it says View, and I can choose…Better Quality and Better Performance.…Final Cut 10 by default ships at Better Performance…just to make it that less people complain about…how it performs.…
The only thing I'll tell you is Best Quality…probably won't make a huge difference visibly here.…I'm going to go ahead and hit Play.…My system is going to play this back like a champ,…this footage, some of it's got some 4K material,…it's all got an overlay.…I'm going to change that blending mode here.…I'll turn off the upper clip for just a second.…V for View to turn it on and off.…There we go, turn it on and off, you can see…what difference that's making.…
- How do blending modes work?
- Getting best performance from FCP X
- Overlay text
- Knocking out white
- Revealing elements
- Correcting color
- Creating day for night
- Using luma key for partial selections
- Creating alpha effects
- Using third-party flickers and grunge