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Importing 3rd Party Plug Ins?

187 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Feb 6, 2013 2:43 AM by marti153 RSS
marti153 Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)
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Feb 5, 2013 1:20 PM

I would like to add more Transition choices to Final Cut Pro X from a third party vender.  They are all Quicktime format.  How does one go about getting them into the Transitions section of FCP X? 

  • Jakob Peterhänsel Level 3 Level 3 (655 points)
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    Feb 5, 2013 1:28 PM (in response to marti153)

    Transitions are never QT files. They are Motion projects, and go into:


    ~/Movies/Motion Templates/Transitions

  • gogiangigo Level 6 Level 6 (8,035 points)
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    Feb 6, 2013 2:01 AM (in response to marti153)


    Some people call plugins what in reality are "alpha transitions" or ready-made effects delivered in the form of movie files. We also call them "clip-ready" transitions.

    It is very likely that Marti is buying some of these.

    If that was the case then Marti all you need to do is store them in a drive and/or folder that are easy to access, safe and suitable for editing purposes and import them into FCP like you would any other .mov file. I would also reccomend to back up those files in case you lose that drive because of mulfunction or any other cause.





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