Final Cut Pro X: Change clip effect order

Change clip effect order

You can apply multiple clip effects to a timeline clip. The order in which you apply them can affect the final output. For example, if you apply the Artifacts effect—which by default adds random white circles to the video—before the Aged Paper effect, the white circles are also aged; if you apply Artifacts after Aged Paper, the circles remain white.

You can easily change the order of the clip effects in the Video or Audio inspector, or in the Video Animation or Audio Animation editor.

Note: You can’t change the order of the built-in effects.

Change video and audio clip effect order using the Video or Audio inspector

  1. Select a clip in the timeline that has multiple video or audio clip effects applied, then do one of the following:

  2. In the Video inspector or Audio inspector, drag the clip effects to change their order.

    An effect in the Video inspector being dragged to a new position

Change video and audio clip effect order using the Video Animation or Audio Animation editor

  1. Select a clip in the timeline that has multiple video or audio clip effects applied, then do one of the following:

    • View the video effects: Choose Clip > Show Video Animation (or press Control-V).

    • View the audio effects: Choose Clip > Show Audio Animation (or press Control-A).

  2. In the Video Animation editor or Audio Animation editor, drag the effects to change their order.

    An effect in the Video Animation editor being dragged to a new position
Published Date: Mar 22, 2019
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