Different Ways to Use Filters

Filters allow you to modify and enhance the look of your clips. You can use filters to do the following:

Final Cut Pro includes a wide selection of video filters, grouped into several categories. For detailed information, see Video Filters Available in Final Cut Pro.

Third-party filters are available if you want a particular effect that isn’t built in. You can create your own filters with the built-in FXScript effects language or modify existing filters. For more information, go to http://developer.apple.com/documentation/appleapplications.

Like most parameters in Final Cut Pro, filter parameters can be keyframed to change their effect on a clip over time. Keyframing filters works the same way as keyframing motion settings. For more information, see Adjusting Parameters for Keyframed Effects.