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Adding Drop Shadows in Final Cut Pro

You can add a drop shadow to text and to a Picture In Picture effect (PIP) in Final Cut Pro by simply going into the Motion Tab in the Viewer Window and checking the Drop Shadow option. Double click on either the text or PIP effect in the Timeline to load it into the Viewer. You will then have the ablility to manipulate the drop shadow's angle, color, softness, and opacity over the video you are placing it on from within the Motion tab of the Viewer Window.

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