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Bezier curves are used to adjust keyframed effects and to create curves in motion paths.  In Final Cut Pro, when the Image+Wireframe mode is turned on within the Canvas, a visual path displays based on keyframes that have been created.  Small green dots within the path represent keyframes.  Note that the default path is somewhat rigid when moving around corners.  You can smooth out those  corners by using Bezier Curves.

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You can turn on Bezier Curves by right clicking on a green dot and choosing either Ease In/Ease Out or Linear from the contextual menu.  You are now able to drag the Bezier curve handles to create a curved path.  Notice that both handles move together.

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The speed of the motion path is determined by tick marks.  You can adjust the velocity handles to change the Ease In/Ease Out values.  The distance between the tick marks indicates the speed of the motion path.  If the tick marks are further away from each other, the clip must travel faster between them.  If the tick marks are closer together, the clip moves slower between them.

If no adjustment is made to the velocity handles, clips move at full speed and then come to a full stop.  This makes a clunky, artificial-looking motion.  You can change the velocity of a clip's motion over time, using the velocity handles to change the keyframes of the clip's motion path.  A velocity handle is shown as a small purple dot between the keyframe and the end of the Bezier handle.  You can change the velocity handle attached to each Bezier handle for the keyframe by dragging the velocity handle in and out along the Bezier handle.
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