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Old May 20th, 2010, 09:29 PM   #1
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Where do my custom modified filters live on the HD? (FCP7)

I just bought a new MBP and was going to start fresh. The only thing keeping me from doing so rather than just transfering everything via migration assistant or time machine is that I have custom settings for my filters. I modified different stock filters as well as purchased filters for easy drop and dragging. I don't want to have to re-create those filters again.

Any idea what would be the easiest way to bring these over? Should I just do a time machine back up and clean everything up afterwards?

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Old May 20th, 2010, 10:06 PM   #2
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Found a work around here :

How2 Upgrade to Final Cut Pro 4 -- the Right Way! : Apple Final Cut Pro Tutorial

" Create a copy of your Favorites to get them to Final Cut Pro 4

Favorites are saved with Preferences. Final Cut Pro 4 will not share preferences from Final Cut Pro 3. Both applications retain their own preferences so they can continue to work in parallel. In order to make your Final Cut Pro 3 Favorites available for Final Cut Pro 4 you'll need to use this workaround.

Create a new Project in Final Cut Pro 3 and call it something like "Favorites Exchange". You'll need some Clips but in reality a Slug, a Gradient and something with audio will be fine. What you'll need depends on what Favorites you have.

Filters: Add all your favorite filters to one Clip. It can be in a Bin, the Browser or a Sequence, doesn't matter. If the Clip has audio it will take all your audio and video favorites.

Transitions: Alternate a Slug and a Gradient Clip in a Sequence and add one favorite transition each time they meet, until you've applied all your favorite transitions.

Motion Tab Settings: Add one motion tab setting to each Clip - those Clips in the sequence that you've used for your Transitions favorites would be good candidates. You can only have one set of Motion tab settings per Clip, and they're the most work to restore so only keep the ones you really need - but it's not that difficult.

Save the Project and you're done."

This seems much easier than digging around ;).
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