How to Flip a Clip in Final Cut Pro

By Mar 10,2017 17:23 pm

The Final Cut Pro is a video editing software on Mac Computer that offers a wide range of photo and video orientation options that can help you make your video and photo the way you would want it to appear. If you have vertically filmed a video on your mobile phone and you want to twist it up, down or place it at any angle without changing its quality, this would be the best tool for you. Flipping clips in final cut pro by following the below steps.

How to Flip a Clip in Final Cut Pro

This is an easy to use software that can enable to full customize your videos by flipping, rotating and doing all sorts of editing tasks. Follow the below simple steps to flip, crop, resize or move clips.

Step 1: Select a Clip on the Timeline

The timeline is at the bottom portion of the Final cut Pro. You can add tittles and texts as well to these clips before integrating them to your photos.

Step 2: Access the Transform option

There is a popup menu that you should click on for you to get the Transform tools. It is on the lower left corner of the viewer so it should be easy to see. You can use the short cut as well which can be done by pressing (shift-T). Or Control-click in the viewer and choose Transform.

 Access the Transform option

Step 3: Adjust the effects

There are blue handles at each corner which enable the user to adjust image size while maintaining the aspect ratio of the photo.

 Adjust the effects -1

Blue handles in the middle are meant to each side are used to adjust horizontal and vertical image sizes changing the aspect ratio of the clips.

 Adjust the effects -2

The center circle indicates the rotation anchor points that enables changing of the image position.

The blue handle protruding from the circle makes it possible to rotate the image.

 Adjust the effects -3

Step 4: Using the Transform controls in the Video Inspector:

 Using the Transform controls in the Video Inspector:-1

  • The positions X and Y enables you to move the image left and right as well as moving it top to bottom depending on how you want it to be.
  • The Rotation point allows you to rotate the image around its anchor points.
  • The scale option is for resizing the image.
  • The Anchor X and Y allows you to Move the image’s center point.
  • After you have finished doing all the editing and transformation, you can then click done so that you get your final product. In case the results are not satisfactory you can click the arrow at the right side of each control to get back to the start and begin afresh.

     Using the Transform controls in the Video Inspector:-2

    Part 3: Recommendation

    This is a basic tutorial about Apple Final Cut Pro, professional video editing software. However, if video editing is new to you, consider Wondershare Filmora for Mac (Originally Wondershare Video Editor for Mac). This is a powerful but easy-to-use tool for users just starting out. Download the free trial version below.

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