Top 5 Final Cut Pro X Plugins in 2021

Final Cut Pro X is Apple's video editing software that has been steadily growing in popularity over the years. Here are five of the best plugins you can get for it and examples of what they do.

Plugins for software used to be so weak I couldn't understand why anyone ever spent good money on them. Then, over the last 5 years or so, they have grown into what are almost standalone applications. Now, plugins can not only save you a lot of time or smooth out your workflow, they can become indispensable for creating high-end work and generating your own look or style.

A common thread I have noticed in behind the scenes footage and "the making of" videos is just how much post-production wizardry goes into a final edit. Where you might presume something was done in-camera, it often ends up being the case that it was added in After Effects or something else in the editing phase. However, what is covered by post-production is getting wider and wider, with many wholesale changes to the atmosphere or location being completed in post. Plugins, like the ones in this list, really can make a difference to the quality of your work, and it's something I discussed recently with panels and plugins for Photoshop.

What are your most used plugins?

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