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Carlo Ferraro
Bag of effects
on Jun 6, 2016 at 12:15:11 am

I normally use a dozen effects when editing and I have to browse three or four folders. I'd like to have my favorite effects in one bag, speeding my edition. I've not found a way to do it. Any hint. Thanks.

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John Rofrano
Re: Bag of effects
on Jun 6, 2016 at 11:48:28 am

I don't know of any way to do this by tagging the effects as favorites but here is a workaround:

Most effects are really Motion templates. If you have Motion, you can right-click the effect and select Open a copy in Motion and then save that copy in a new "Favorites" folder. This only works for effects that are Motion templates (so it doesn't work with the color corrector but you can access that easily enough with Command+6) but it will give you a new category with copies of the effects you use the most.

Not perfect but might get you closer to what you want. I never though of it before but being able to favorite effects would be a nice addition to FCP X.


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Gretta Wing Miller
Re: Bag of effects
on Jun 6, 2016 at 11:51:58 pm

If you apply the efx to a clip in the TL, then go File>Save video EFX preset, it gives you the category (Custom, or new category>Favorites) to save it into.
then that folder is in the EFX browser. Unlike the save preset in color board where you have to select one preset after you have applied the color efx.
No keystroke but customizable.

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