- About Easy Setups, Presets, Settings, and Preferences
- Using Easy Setups
- Using Audio/Video Presets
- Specifying Sequence Settings
- Specifying Capture Settings
- Specifying Device Control Settings
- Using Video and Audio Playback Settings
- Specifying Audio/Video Output Settings
- Specifying User Preferences and System Settings
- Setting Editing Preferences
- Setting Label Preferences
- Customizing the Timeline Display
- Specifying Render Control Settings
- Specifying Audio Output Settings
- Setting Scratch Disk Preferences
- Specifying Memory & Cache Settings
- Specifying Playback Control Settings
- Setting External Editors Preferences
- Specifying Effects-Handling Preferences
- Customizing Final Cut Pro
- Creating Custom Screen Layouts
- Creating Custom Keyboard Layouts
- Creating Custom Shortcut Buttons
Specifying Effects-Handling Preferences
If you're fortunate enough to be running a Final Cut Pro system enhanced with high-tech capture or effects-handling hardware cards, you can make use of the Effect Handling tab's options to assign effects handling to your hardware. For Final Cut Pro systems without additional hardware, real-time effects handling for all codecs listed on this tab will be assigned to Final Cut Pro. Final Cut Pro is the default setting.
To specify real-time Effect-Handling preferences
- Choose Final Cut Pro HD > System Settings.
- Click the Effect Handling tab.
- To modify any of the default settings listed on the tab (
), choose one of the following options from the pop-up menu for the codec you want to reassign; then click OK:
- None: Disables real-time effects handling for the selected codec.
- Final Cut Pro: This setting, the default for all codecs listed on this tab, uses FCP to process any real-time effects.
- Other hardware: If your FCP system includes third-party hardware capable of real-time effects processing, the hardware appears in the pop-up menu of all the codecs it supports and can be selected as a real-time effects handler.
Figure 3.46 The Effect Handling tab of the System Settings window.