Free Final Cut Pro Plugins

April 3, 2009

By defintion a ‘Plug-in’ is a small piece of software that adds functionality to a larger ‘host’ software application. So, as such, a good plugin is one that adds a feature to the application that otherwise is there. Its exactly this mindset that led me to Alex4D’s collection of free Final Cut Pro plug-ins.

Whilst FCP has some excellent strengths, it also has some major weaknesses – audio, effects and titling are certainly three areas where FCP is sub-par by comparison to other NLE’s. But our friend Alex4D, an editor from the UK, has produced a suite of little plugins that deliver to FCP some very bloody useful features otherwise absent.

You can get the whole range of Alex’s plugins from his website http://alex4d.wordpress.com/finalcut/Of particular interest and usefulness are the titling plugins – Closing Credits which allows for easy creation of movie closing credis using multiple fonts and side by side Name/Title; and Lower Thirds which is perfect for an easy way to generate subtitles with shadowed backgrounds.I will endeavor to add these plugins to the schools computers over the coming months but you may want to grab them for you own computers and laptops.


One comment

  1. I visited various websites but the audio quality for audio songs current at this web page is in fact fabulous.

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