5 Tips for Using Twixtor with Final Cut Pro

If you would like to learn how to use Twixtor with final cut pro, then follow these simple steps on how to use them together. Twixtor is a plug-in that can be used to produce effects in slow motion with editing systems such as Final Cut Pro. By using this you can have complete control of the speed of the clip you are filming and break it down so it runs frame by frame. If you are a video professional, then this is definitely the best option. Final Cut Pro is used in most cases to edit footage captured on video.

Step 1 – Connect a Camcorder

The first step in the process is to attach the connection from a camcorder to a computer you are using to edit with. Switch the camcorder on and start the Final Cut Pro application.

Step 2 – Launch Capture Viewer

Drag down the options under the file menu and select "Log" and then "Capture" from the drop down list. On screen you should then see a capture viewer displayed. With the aid of the buttons on this viewer you should be able to locate the start of the scene you want to capture. Next, you should press "I’"on the keyboard. Make sure that you fast forward to the end of the section you are working on and press "O" when you reach the end of it. It is important that you leave a few seconds spare at the start and finish of each section you are recording.

Step 3 – Press the Now Button

Once you have reached the end of the section you have captured you should press the "Now" button that is situated in the bottom right corner of the screen where the viewer is. When you press this button the tape should rewind to the right place and start to capture the video in real time this time around.

Step 4 – View Captured Clips

If you want to view any clips that you have captured then they will appear in a list on the left of the screen. Go to the clip you want to view and double click on it to move it into the viewer itself. You can then find the place you want to start from in the clip and start to edit.

Step 5 – Drag Sub Clips to Timeline

Next you need to drag a sub clip in turn to the timeline, which is located right at the bottom of the screen. Each clip will be blocked together and aligned.

Step 6 – Select Transitions from Effects Tab

Enter the Effects tab and choose transitions from there. Drag these onto the timeline so that they are in the middle of the sub clips. Check to see if the line above each transition turns red. If this is the case, then it has to be rendered.

Step 7 – Render All Transitions

Once you have set up all the transitions you need to select "render all" and then save the project you are working on. The final step is to go to the file menu again and select "export" from this drop down. Then you can change the video into video and audio if you are requiring that.

Extra Tips:

  1. Try not to get too attached to the video you are editing so you can be objective about what needs to be done
  2. Don’t be afraid to cut out scenes if you don't need them
  3. Get someone else to look over your work for approval
  4. Only use all transitions available if they help the story along
  5. Experiment and try out different effects when editing