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Simple Fix to ‘Final Cut Pro Quit Unexpectedly’ (Version X 10.2.1)

Final Cut Pro is one of the best preferred video editing software for Mac users. The animations, transitions and the plugins that are available for this software helps us make professional videos with best of class effects.

The solution that I am sharing with you today is what I have faced recently on my new Mac running on OSX El Captain v10.11.5. I’ve tried many advanced tricks but a simple trick at last saved my day. So, I thought this simple trick could come to use for you and it is as shared below.

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Step 1: Close the running final Cut Pro application and make sure it isn’t running in the background.

Step 2: Go to Finder > ~/Library/Application Support/ and find the com.apple.finalcutpro.plist and com.apple.finacut.plist folders and trash them.

Step 3: Go to Finder > ~/Movies directory. You will find several folders in there. Go to each folder and remove the broken plugins if you found any.

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Step 4: Now uninstall the application by moving it to the trash

Step 5: Reinstall it again

Step 6: Open the app now. If it still shows the same ‘Final Cut Pro Quit Unexpectedly’ error, press and hold ALT+COMMAND keys while opening the application (Run Final Cut Pro from Applications folder this time instead of from launcher).

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Holding ALT+COMMAND while running the application will ask you to reset the preferences for Final Cut Pro X 10.2.1. Choose to Reset. Then your application runs without closing.

That’s it! Comment below and let me know if it worked for you too.
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How to Cut Favorite Movie Clips Using Movie Maker

Who don’t love to watch movies? I’d love to watch them when I feel down, tired and exhausted to refill my energy reserves. Some parts of the movies entertain us unlike the rest.

I know that you ever wanted to cut down and save your favorite parts of the movies so that you can watch them again and again. I guess you would have searched for video cutting tools online so far but all those free tools you searched for will expire after the trial.

I don’t mean to suggest you not to buy software but, why to buy when there is a free tool already available.

If you are using Windows operating system, check if movie maker is installed on your computer or not. If not, download and install movie maker, the life time free tool to edit videos in an awesome way.

Cutting Favorite Clips From Movies

Open Movie Maker program on your computer. Search for it if you can’t find it.

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Click on Add videos and photos or just drag and drop the movie on to the moviemaker’s workspace.

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Now go to Video Tools and click on Edit. Then click on Trim tool option to start cutting the video.

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Set the starting and ending points of the part of the video that you wanted to cut and save. You can even set the end points by dragging on the video preview tool or set them with time points.

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When you are done with setting the end points, click on Save trim to complete the cutting of the movie clip. Now the cut down movie clip would be shown on the workspace alone.

Go to File>Save or Publish to the format you wanted.

That’s all! Play drumroll for yourself now!

Don’t forget to like and share it on to your social media profiles.
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How to Add Your Own Captions and Credits to a Video with Windows Movie Maker

Windows movie maker is a wonderful tool from Microsoft to make videos and slideshows of our own. You can add, edit home or downloaded videos and can make your own movies on your computer.

In this tutorial I’m going to show you how to add captions and rolling credits a video that looks professional.

Before I start, make sure you have Windows Movie Maker installed on your computer. If you don’t have it, download and install it from here.

Step 1: Open Windows Movie Maker program on your computer.

Step 2: Add video to the workspace.

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Once the video is added, it looks like this,

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Step 3: Drag the timeline to the part of the video you wanted to add the credits or captions.

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Step 4: Now go to ‘Home’ tab and click on ‘Captions’. You will see a caption being added like this,

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Double-click on it to edit the caption text. Then the cursor will start blinking on the video preview pane. It would look something like this,

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Step 5: Add text to it and clicking on the caption on timeline will enable text formatting options.

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Choose a caption style and set the font outline and its color as per your wish.

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Step 6: Save it now and enjoy! This is how it looks after saving.

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You can add as many captions as you want on a video. But make sure you don’t publish them online unless they are yours.

Happy Editing!
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