Create a Scrapbook Slideshow in FCPX – No Plugins Necessary Final Cut Pro Tutorial 2019


Today, we’ll take a look at how you can combine your videos and still images together to make this cool scrapbook slideshow, all done in Final Cut Pro, without having to download or install any
plugins. Hey guys, what up. This is Serge, and welcome back to my channel. Down in our timeline, we have a couple videos combined with a few still images, and some background music that we’re going to turn into a scrapbook
slideshow. First thing we need to do is crop our stills to fill the entire frame. There’s a couple ways of doing this. One, is you can use the transform tool, and adjust the size and framing of your image. Another way of doing this, is by changing the spacial conform parameter. With your clip selected, scroll down to the bottom of the video inspector, and change the Spacial Conform from Fit to
Fill. We can also use the Ken Burns Effect to add a little bit of movement to our stills. Go through all your still images, and adjust the size and framing to get rid of the black bars. Next, set your playhead between your first
two clips, and select either the end of your first clip, or the start of your second clip. Open the transitions browser, select the Stylized category, and scroll down to the Scrapbook theme. Select one of these transitions, and double click it to add it between your first two clips. The one I chose, is the Boomerang transition, which has four images, and goes from the top left image to the bottom left. By default, for the two unused images in this
transition, Final Cut Pro just duplicates the clips, so if we skim through it, we have two copies of the first clip, and two of the second. To change these, click on the transition clip in your timeline
to select it, and you’ll see numbered handles appear in
your timeline, along with the corresponding numbers over the images in the viewer. Drag any of the numbered handles in your timeline, to select the frame to fill the corresponding area in the viewer. Select different clip, and this way, you don’t have any duplicates in your transition. You can also ripple trim your transition to make your animation faster or slower. We’ll go through our project and add transitions from this theme between
all our clips. If you skim any transition in the transitions
browser, you’ll notice most of the transition here go from left to right. Final Cut Pro doesn’t let you change the
direction of these, but there is a workaround. Say for example, we want to use the Pan Lower Right transition. By default, it moves from top left to lower
right. If we want it to go the other way, here’s how this can be done. First thing we need to do is reverse our clips. So, if we want to start with this clip, and transition to this one, we need to place the second clip before our first one. Next, if you’re using video clips, you need to reverse the clip itself. Select the video clip, and from the speed dropdown menu, select reverse clip. Place a marker on your music track at the start fo your clip, on the cut between clips, and at the end of your second clip. Ripple trim the start of your first clip, and the end of your second clip, to add about and a half seconds to each. Add your transition, and if necessary, move the numbered markers in your timeline to remove duplicates. Command click your two clips, and the transition clip itself, and combine them into a compound clip, by pressing Option G on your keyboard. With your compound clip still selected, from the speed dropdown menu, once again, select Reverse Clip. Skim your clip, and with your playhead in the middle of the
transition, press M on your keyboard to add a marker. Ripple trim the start of your compound clip so the middle markers line up, and ripple trim the end of your clip to your
last marker. This way, if you add another transition to the start or end of your compound clip, you have extra media in your compound clip necessary for these transitions. Now, if you play back your compound clip, your two clips are played back in the right
order, and the transition moves in reverse, so from bottom right to top left. Go through your entire project, and add one of these transitions to every
cut. Once done, let your project render out, and you have a nice scrapbook slideshow, all done in Final Cut Pro. You can also do a similar slideshow in Final
Cut Pro using other themes, such as the Photo Album theme, Comic Book theme, or even the Bulletin Board theme. If you enjoyed this video, make sure to hit the like button, and if you haven’t yet, check out the rest of my channel for more Final Cut Pro tutorials. Thanks for watching, and I’ll see you next week.

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