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Sky Dylan-Robbins
on Jul 29, 2013 at 2:45:03 am

Hey all,

I've got a ton of GIFS I'd like to use in final cut (on FCPX, currently). Any advice re: not having to recreate the GIFS, frame by frame, in my timeline? Thnx in advance!

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Rafael Amador
Re: GIFS in FCP??
on Jul 29, 2013 at 9:10:13 am

As Michael said on your previous post, FC can not manage GIFs. The fact that QT or FC can open some unsupported formats doesn't means that FC can edit them.
As Michael suggested, open the GIF with QT or MPGStreamclip and export it on a codec supported by Fc.

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Mark Suszko
Re: GIFS in FCP??
on Jul 29, 2013 at 2:11:10 pm

Do you mean animated gifs?

For that, the quick and dirty way is to use the built-in screen recorder on your mac to capture the animation and save off to .mov format.

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Ben Halsall
Re: GIFS in FCP??
on Jun 24, 2015 at 5:21:47 pm


I created a tutorial explaining how I do this. It runs through how to capture a gif and set it up for editing in Final Cut Pro X.

The video is pretty quick and to the point. Hope you find it helpful.



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