Importing footage with Pro Res

The intermediate codec ProRes, was designed specifically to maintain full colorspace and 10bit workflow throughout the post process allowing Final Cut Pro to finally take its place as a truly professional editing platform. author: Gary Adcock

Color correction: video scopes in FCP

The video scopes help you determine wether your color saturation and luminance are within boundaries for broadcasting on television.

Better looking motion

If you’re animating a parameter in Final Cut Pro, especially motion, try right-clicking and choosing “Ease In/Out” for a much more natural look.

Using motion blur

Make use of the motion blur in Final Cut Pro to anything you animate adds a touch of realism. It can add some render time too, but it’s worth it.