FCPX- Apply effect to a portion of a clip?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by Alucardx03, Jun 25, 2011.

  1. Alucardx03 macrumors 6502a

    Feb 10, 2008
    Hey guys. I've been playing with FCP X since it's release, and there's one question I've got that I can't find an answer to.

    How do you apply an effect to a portion of a clip? Do you have to slice the clip and then apply it? I hope that's not the case...

    I know there's a range selection tool, but I can't seem to apply an effect to a selected range.

    Any help would be appreciated!
  2. Chaos123x macrumors 68000

    Jul 8, 2008
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    Keyframe it or just cut the clip in half.
  3. zblaxberg Guest


    Jan 22, 2007
    Use the razor blade and slice it into two clips or keyframe it. It works the same way as it always had in Final Cut Pro.
  4. thelongmorrow macrumors member

    Feb 12, 2009
    Upstate, NY
    Throw a copy of the clip with out the effect in a layer above it and keyframe the opacity of that clip. IE: 0% opacity = full effect and 100% opacity = no effect.

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