Applications and Plugins
Out of the box, Final Cut Pro X is powerful and up to any post-production task. These 3rd party applications, plugins and filters can help take your work to the next level. For even more, please visit our resource index.
Available in both free and paid versions, Resolve brings deeply integrated color correction to Final Cut Pro X.
Like Motion on steriods, Smoke gives you world class 2D and 3D visual effects.
Helping to bridge the transition from projects created in legacy Final Cut Pro versions up to X.
Going the other way, Xto7 enables project colloboration between Final Cut Pro X and legacy editors.
Batch processing of dailies with powerful audio-sync features.
Automated translation of Final Cut Pro projects to AAF for high-end audio finishing and mixing in ProTools.
Takes an FCPX Event or Project XML and turns it into a spreadsheet. Really useful.
Great for high end VFX, Sound, and Color workflows. Gives you back change list functionality you had in FCP7.
A live logging tool.
Believe it or not, Movie Slate spits out FCPXXML. A must own app if you have an iPad… turns your smart slate into a paperweight.
A great way to wipe unnecessary (render, analysis, proxy, optimized) files prior to archiving something.
If you still require an EDL workflow… use this.
Do all kinds of cool things with markers and this app.
Allows live metadata entry over an iPad from set.
Gives extensive control over Libraries and their contents.
Free plugins from Motion genius Alex4D.
Probably the world’s most useful plugin.
Get your 3 way color back (and more) in FCPX. Indispensable.
Great plugin for noise reduction.
Fantastic keyframeless split screen plugin
An amazing audio suite of plugins, if you do your own mixes… worth it.
Amazing de-verb plugin.
GREAT for industrial videos.
Some awesome templates.
If you need to apply a LUT in FCPX, you’ll need this.
There’s a lot of packages that offer comprehensive editor tool suites, this one is a cut above.
Plugin for 3D workflows in FCPX.
This thing is great if you got to do some video game, tech style graphics.
Lo-Fi is a customizable and easy to use plug-in that allows you to create vintage-type looks.
The Light Kit has a number of nice lighting effects.
There are tons of Light Leak packages out there, but you only need to buy one.
Customizable generators that you can use to composite over your footage for a “grunge look.
If you need to do subtitles, try this out.