Tip #069: Create a Default Effect

… for Apple Final Cut Pro X

Tip #069: Create a Default Effect

Larry Jordan – https://LarryJordan.com

Your favorite effect is only one (unassigned) keyboard shortcut away.

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Let’s say that your favorite video effects is a Gaussian Blur. You use it so much that it would save you a lot of time if you could apply that effect with a single keyboard shortcut.

You can and it’s easy.

  • Right-click (or Control-click) the effect you want to make the default and select Make Default Video Effect.
  • Next, select the clip, or clips, to which you want to apply the effect and type Option + E.

Your favorite effect is now exactly one keyboard shortcut away!


You can also do the same with any audio effect:

  • Right-click and select Make Default Audio Effect

Now, when you type Option + Cmd + E, the default audio effect is applied to all selected clips.


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