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Still Image Slideshow in Final Cut Pro X

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If you are new to Final Cut Pro X, here's a great tip on working with still images.

In this tutorial you will learn the following:

  • Creating a video slideshow from your hi-res photos
  • Changing the duration of all your clips at the same time
  • Adding multiple transitions all at the same time

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Check out this short tutorial on how to create a video slideshow using Final Cut Pro X.

One method of importing still images into Final Cut Pro X is to import them directly from iPhoto.

If you're following along, go ahead and import some pictures into iPhoto.

Then go back to the Final Cut Pro X application.

Navigate to the Final Cut Pro toolbar and click on the Photo Browser button.

This will bring forward the Photo Browser window which will give you access to all your images within iPhoto.

Go ahead and elect a group of photos and drag them to the timeline window.

A dialogue box may appear saying the video properties are not recognized.

Go ahead and choose the video properties that you’d like to use and press the okay button.

Now, if you’re not happy with the default duration of your still images, it’s easy to change the duration of all your clips at the same time.

Verify that all your clips are still selected within the timeline window and then press Control D.

Then enter the new duration within the timecode dashboard display area.

This will automatically adjust the duration of all your clips within the timeline.

Okay, if you are working with any of the HD widescreen video properties, your standard digital photos won’t fill the screen area.

To fix this, click on the transform effect icon in the bottom left corner of the viewer window.

Then drag one of the blue handles in the corner of the image to scale it so it fits the screen.

Now all the clips have been properly been formatted for a 16 x 9 screen size.

Now, you may also need to adjust the areas of the picture that are displayed within the widescreen area.

Go ahead and place the playhead indicator above a clip within the timeline and then adjust the image within the viewer window.

You can also add a transition to all of your clips at the same time.

To do this, click on the transitions button.

Within the transitions browser window, double click on the transition that you would like to use between all your clips.

Okay, it’s that easy!
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