Thanks for downloading the BretFX Better Border FCP X plugin! I hope you enjoy it and find it useful in your productions. If these instructions don’t cover all questions about installation and usage, don’t hesitate to contact email@example.com.
Better Border is mostly the same as the built in Simple Border effect that comes with FCPX, but with added crop controls to ensure the border follows the cropped edge, unlike Apple’s simple border effect which is cropped away by Apple’s crop controls. Use BretFX Better Border’s built in crop controls instead to remedy this issue.
Tested with Final Cut Pro X 10.3.4
Double click the DMG file to mount the installer and agree to the license. Double click the installer and follow the on screen prompts.
Applying Better Border
In FCP X, navigate to the effects browser. Drag BretFX Better Border to a video clip or graphic in your timeline.
With the clip you applied Better Border to selected in the timeline, open the inspector (if it isn’t already) and you’ll find BretFX Better Border under effects. Better Border has a few simple controls.
Controls the width your border.
Controls the color of your border.
Controls whether it’s inside, outside or centered (overlap) on the edge of your clip.
Essentially the transparency of the border.
Check the box to enable the crop controls. You can crop beyond the number values of the slider by clicking in the number field and entering a number or clicking and dragging the mouse.