When FCPX released, it had few effects and many were useless but here are some cool things that you can do with fcpx. And that you should do more often....
Although FCPX only comes with the typical sharpening which often creates an ugly look, Alexa4d has created some nice plugins such as Unsharp mask and some others that you should check out such as pull focus. Check them out at - http://blog.alex4d.com/fcpx/
You may miss your nice wiggle effect from Adobe After effects and Premiere but FCPX has it's own and it's called the handheld effect. While this effect is meant to be applied on full screen videos to create a handheld look, it can also be applied to things such as text to create the look you want.
Position Tool (P)
Don't like the magnetic timeline or want a pause in the timeline, you can move clips to the exact spot you want when in position tool mode and it adds black space in the middle.
You may pass over this one as not that cool or that you can do that yourself but, FCPX has several different aspect ratios that you can choose so that you can get the exact crop to fit with other images.
FCPX calls it Pixellate.
Import PhotoShop Files
While the integration isn't too great and the layer sizes get messed up, FCPX can import photoshop files which allows you to do some motion graphics inside of FCPX if your kind of on a budget and can't get after effects.
In conclusion, although many disregard FCPX as a professional tool, it can be a great tool if you use it in the right way.
Zachary Will is an Award-Winning Filmmaker creating short films and content for the Internet as the owner of Riverside Studios. He has a Bachelor's in Film from Full Sail University. He has worked on productions for companies like Webmd, Sears, Home Depot, Six Flags and more!
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