This is an alternative to Final Cut’s crop section of the Motion tab.
This blog post used to host version 1 of my Crop plugin. I’ve updated it, so now you can download version 1.1.
When you blur the crop using the Edge Feather control, it only adds the feathering to the edges you crop. The built-in crop feathers all edges.
Here are the controls:
You can also invert the crop, so that the area removed is inside the area defined by the slider values. You can also choose the have different feather values for each edge:
…the result of these settings:
To use this plugin, download the ZIP document, copy the ‘Alex4D Crop.fcfcc’ file to
Your Startup HD/Library/Application Support/Final Cut Pro System Support/Plugins
(Your Startup HD/Users/your name/Library/Application Support/Final Cut Express Support/Plugins for Final Cut Express users)
‘Alex4D Crop’ will appear in the ‘Matte’ filter category.