Final Cut Pro tutorial, this video will focus on how to make your own favorite effects.
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Let's talk about combining filters in filter order. All I've got here is tutorial let's add some filters if you want to. First thing we’re going to is I'm going to edit the de-saturate filter. Now it will just de-saturate. It looks like its pretty much doing what you want it to do. Yes, I'll save this just to stop me from bugging me.
Now, let's add in another filter, let's add a boarder—let's add a bevel border. There we go, now we got this ugly bevel border, but I'm demonstrating the point. You can take the width down a little bit I guess and let's give it the color, let's make it an orange. I like this as solid as we can, the lot angle and there we go.
Now, let's add one more—I don’t know—Gaussian blur. Now, I want you to look at how this is affected, how the order is affecting things. Now Final Cut process is filters from bottom up, as you can see we have our Gaussian blur on the bottom and it’s affecting everything, it’s blurring the bevel. As you can see it’s blurring the to de-saturate, as you can see but the de-saturate isn’t affecting the bevel because to the de-saturate is above the bevel, it process filters from down up, okay.
But now watch what happens if I switch de-saturate in bevel filters. Now the bevel is the de-saturated. The cost to de-saturate is below the bubble filter, it processes again from the ground up in the bottom up. So the de-saturate is going to affect every filter that’s above it, okay, so we’ll switch that back. Let's give you another example.
Let's bring the bevel below the Gaussian blur. Now as you can see the Gaussian blur is affecting the video but it’s not affecting the bevel because the bevel is on the bottom. I know it’s kind of confusing but it’s very interesting and if you look at what's going on watch this video a couple of times you'll see how Final Cut Pro processes from the bottom up and everything on the bottom effects everything above it, anything below a clip is not effected by the one above it. You know, anything below the filter is not affected by that filter. Anything above it is, if that makes any sense, okay.
So now we have these three filters. What if we want to keep this and save it later for later? Well I'm just going to effect make favorite effect, okay. Now if you go to your favorite folder in your effects you'll see there's a folder called sequence one filters. Open it up and there look at there, there's all three of my filters. Now, the problem is I have to go and drag these in individually and I'm not even sure if you would remember my settings, so what you want to do is—let me go ahead and remove these filters from the clip.
Drag this whole folder down onto the clip and let it go and boom there we go exact same setting, exact same look, exact same everything. So that’s filter order combining filters and making to favorite effects so you can use later. If you have two or three filters you combine to make one interesting effect that you like and you want to keep that’s how you do it. Thanks for watching, I'll see you next time.