How to Stabilize Video in Final Cut Pro X

It’s rare that hand-held video footage is perfectly stable. Unless you’re using a tripod or expensive steadicam, you can bet that your video needs a bit of stabilization in post-production.

How to Stabilize Video in Final Cut Pro X

Luckily, Apple’s Final Cut Pro X has stabilization processing built in. You’ll see how to adjust the sliders to get the most stable footage possible in the video above. In this lesson from the course Video Editing in Final Cut Pro, you’ll learn how to use the built-in stabilization options. You don’t need any plugins or extras to clean up your footage. This will be enough for most footage.

How to Stabilize Video in Final Cut Pro X

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Don’t stop here! Final Cut Pro X is easy to get started with, but has plenty of features for beginners to professionals. You can keep learning the app Video Editing in Final Cut Pro; a complete crash course on using FCPX to edit your own videos. Whether this is for your own personal footage or a business project, the course has everything you need to get started as a video editor.

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