Join Ashley Kennedy for an in-depth discussion in this video What's new in FCP X v. 10.2.3?, part of Final Cut Pro X 10.2 Essential Training.
- In February 2016, Apple released Final Pro Cut 10 Version 10 two three. Now the vast majority of this release consists of performance upgrades, and bug fixes. Just as was the case in Final Cut Pro 10 Version 10 two two, and 10 two one. But in 10 two three, there is at least one update that I'd like to demo for you, and that's this first one, the Customizable Default Effect. And that's what we're going to take a look at in this What's New movie.
Again, for the rest of the upgrades, you can go to the Final Cut Pro 10 release notes here, and take a look at all of the other performance upgrades and bug fixes that exist. But let's go ahead and go into Final Cut and take a look at this Customizable Default Effect. So the default effect is simply an effect that is added to your clip with a keyboard shortcut. And the factory defaults for these are the Color Correction Effect, with the keyboard shortcut of Option E. And for the Audio Effect, it's the Channel EQ Effect, with keyboard shortcut Option Command E.
All right, so if I choose a clip to add these to, something with both video and audio. I'll choose this one right here. And I'll open up the Inspector so you can see the effect being added. But with that selected, I'll just press Option E. And as you can see, I have my Color Correction Effect. If I go into the Color Board I can make any changes that I like. Now I'm going to go back and click on the Audio tab. And I'll press Option Command E, and you can see that the Channel EQ Effect was added.
So if I wanted to edit that I'll just click on this EQ icon here and make my changes, like so. Okay? So those are the factory defaults. Let me go back to the Video tab for just a moment, because I want to discuss the Color Correction Effect. I'm going to just delete this, for now. I'll just select it and press Delete. And for those of you who already know Final Cut, and know Color Correction, you know that the keyboard shortcut to open up the Color Board is Command six. So I'll press that now, Command six. And you can see that the Color Board opens here.
What it doesn't do is actually add the effect, all right. So if I press Command six and then make a change, okay. And then go back and look at my Inspector, you can see that the Color Correction Effect was added. All right, so a relatively small difference, but I thought that might be a possible source of confusion so I wanted to call that out. Now if you like, you can actually change these video and audio default effects. I'm gonna open up my Effect Browser.
And if I go to Video, and All, you can see that the very first effect listed is Color Correction. That means that it is listed as the default effect. And then under Audio you can see that the very first one listed is Channel EQ. So if I wanted to change this, I'm just going to go to Black and White, I just select it, right click, and choose Make Default Video Effect. Now, you can see that this is the first one listed. And so if I come up to Edit, this no longer says Add Color Correction, it says, Add Black and White, with a keyboard shortcut of Option E.
Okay, so if I just press my Option E here you can see that it was applied. Same exact thing for my Audio Effect. So I'll come down to my Audio Effects, and right now, Channel EQ is the default. But what do I want? I think I want the Voice and Music one, so I'll search for that. Here it is. And I'll right click Make Default Audio Effect. And, if I come here, you can see that that's now my default audio effect. Again, I'll select this and I'll go to the Audio tab so you can see it added.
We'll go ahead and delete the one that we added before. And now, if I press Command Option E, my Voice or Music Effect was added and I can edit that accordingly. Okay, so that was the main feature change that I wanted to point out to you. And again, for the rest of the 10 two three features, most of which are fixes and performance enhancements, you can check out the Final Cut Pro 10 release notes.
Learn how to build and refine your story with the powerful editing toolset in Final Cut Pro X 10.2. In this course, author Ashley Kennedy gets you comfortable with each aspect of the editing process in Final Cut. She begins with a Quick Start chapter to quickly take you through an entire project from start to finish, and then dives deeply into each step of the post-production process—from preparation and organization, to editing and refining, to audio and effects, to media management and exporting. Each stage of the postproduction workflow is explained thoroughly and concisely, and uses real-world examples from both narrative and documentary workflows.
This lynda.com course and its exercise files are compatible with Final Cut Pro X v10.2 or later. Upgrade your software to v10.2 to take this course. For training on older versions of the program, watch Final Cut Pro X 10.1.x Essential Training or Final Cut Pro X 10.0.9 Essential Training.
- Touring the interface
- Ingesting and organizing assets
- Navigating and marking footage
- Performing basic edits
- Moving and removing clips
- Trimming in the timeline
- Working with connected clips and secondary storylines
- Editing audio
- Multicam editing
- Working with effects
- Correcting color
- Managing libraries and projects
- Sharing and exporting projects
Skill Level Beginner
Q: This course was updated on 02/25/2016. What changed?
A: We added one tutorial covering the Final Cut Pro X 10.2.3 update, released in February 2016.