… for Apple Final Cut Pro X

Tip #1392: A Quick 3D Rotation

Larry Jordan – LarryJordan.com

Flipped supports rotating on either the X or Y axis in Final Cut.

The Flipped effect settings.

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There is a hidden setting in the Flipped effect that makes it even more useful.

Apply Effects Browser > Distortion > Flipped to a clip.

This flips a clip either horizontally (the default), vertically or both.

However, the Amount slider rotates a clip from not flipped (Amount = 0) to fully flipped (Amount = 100).

What this means is that you can use the Flipped effect to rotate a clip on the X or Y axis in Final Cut, even though FCP does not directly support these rotations using the Transform settings in the Video Inspector.

Very cool.


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