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OK, NOW LETS GET TO IT! 50 FREE PLUGINS FOR FINAL CUT PRO X IN 2018 - THE EPIC LIST! Editors note: This list of free plugins for Final Cut Pro X was originally published in 2015.

Final Cut Pro is built on a powerful 64-bit architecture, which allows you to work with complex projects, larger frame sizes, higher frame rates, and more effects. It’s optimized for the high-performance CPU and graphics card in your Mac — including the new iMac Pro.

It has now been completely overhauled and updated for 2018. When it comes to, one of the areas Apple's editing platform really shines over the competition is its ability to harness plugins, whether they are free Final Cut Pro plugins or paid. Why do we like Final cut Pro plugins so much? Well, it can really be summed up in one word - convenience. Effects and looks that used to take hours to achieve and had to be built up over layers and layers (and layers and layers!) are now as simple as draganddrop - which means you can! The community around Final Cut Pro X that has developed since the platform's inception have created many of these powerful tools - there are now so many talented Final Cut Pro plugin creators out there making FCPX plugins, effects, templates and transitions, especially when compared to 2015 - the year this ultimate free plugins list was first written.

So, with the industry changing so quickly, technology making leaps and bounds each and every day, and cutting styles evolving, we at LightLeakLove thought it was time to revisit this epic list of over 50 free Final Cut Pro plugins and see what new freebies were out there that could be harnessed by all of you lovely creative peeps. Many of these FCPX free plugins were released as samples from companies (giving a sample of their full FCPX plugins) or from other FCPX editors simply looking to share the cool plugin that they've created, figuring that if they found it helpful then other Final Cut Pro editors and videographers will too. Here at we have just done that very same thing with ' our own free collection of light leak transitions for FCPX. We first crafted our full pack of and then created to give users an idea of what the full plugin pack is capable of! In making our new plugin collection we got to thinking - 'What other fantastic free plugins are out there just waiting to be discovered?' So, we've gone ahead and compiled a list of what we think are the 50 best plugins for FCPX. They consist of transitions, title templates, effects and generators.

Actually it's 72.when we updated it to include recent 2018 free plugins for FCPX, we got carried away! If you are a video editor that also uses Premiere Pro, then be sure to check out our epic freebies list for users too! With 50 free FCPX plugins to get through we better get started! We're going to be a little cheeky (ok a lot!) and start off with our own free package - is a FREE sampler of our Collection for FCPX. This contains 3 fully functioning light leak transitions from the full collection and is completely royalty free. The next awesome producer of free Final Cut Pro plugins is Deyson Ortiz over. Deyson has created a massive range of FCPX templates including some very, very cool freebies.

You can also visit his online store's free section at for a total of 14 incredible free FCPX plugins. Below I have listed what I consider are 5 of his best free plugins for Final Cut Pro. Note - To access the effects listed in this article, simply click on the effect title to be taken to a download page.

This is a 2D Final Cut Pro template consisting of circles in motion. It's a super slick template and in the right context would make any video stand out. Especially good for corporate videos, this template gives you the power to add your own images and videos to a pre-created website. This awesome plugin has 3 drop zones where you can add your own content.

A super quick and professional looking solution that is perfect for your next corporate video. Polaroid Play is another crafty free FCPX plugin from Deyson. This template gives you the ability to add 4 nifty looking drop zones for your media. The polaroid camera will introduce each piece of media, displaying it in a way that is fresh and engaging.

This template includes a plethora or frame rates to make sure it will match your Final Cut Pro workflow seamlessly. XEffects 3D Sale Price is a great plugin to add to any sales video. This free Final Cut Pro plugin consists of a customisable oval sale plinth.

It contains 3D text on either side of the plinth. This plugin is super customisable. You can decide where the plugin animation ends from six pre-programmed end positions and you also have four different rotation choices at your disposal. All of these customisations are accessible from drop down menus within the FCPX program. The plinth itself is also very customisable. FCPX video editors can select different colors for the front and back. They can decide on different material of the button too, utilising textures such as chrome and wood.

With all of these customisations available, this free plugin really is a must for any Final Cut Pro video editor. XEffects 3D Text Wraps is a free plugin set that contains 8 free title plugins. These plugins let any Final Cut Pro video editor wrap any image they have around 3D text.

The results can be stunning. What Idustrial Revolution have done is take the 8 3D titles that ship with Final Cut Pro X and they have then customized them by adding a drop zone to each. This allows the video editor to supply a custom image which will then be wrapped around the text. This supplied image can be a texture; wood, fabric, chrome, rust, carpet, or an actual image, e.g.

A tropical sunrise on an empty beach. These custom titles then follow the built FCPX animations. XEffects Audio Fades are the first free audio plugins to make our epic free Final Cut Pro plugins list. The XEffects Audio Fades plugin is a set of free audio fade plugins that when applied to a clip on your timeline, or the audio components of a clip on your timeline, automatically apply predetermined audio fade handles. As we are all aware, audio isn't necessarily the strongest point of Final Cut Pro X - though admittedly it is getting better. There is currently no easy way to execute an audio fade between two clips. This set of free plugins is designed to change that!

It will automatically add audio fades at the beginning and the end of a selected clip. XEffects Panel Slide Transition is a super easy free plugin that could yield great results for your next video edit. The free plugin mimics four vertical panels, which can slide in from either left or right of frame to form the new shot. This free Final Cut plugin works just like any other transition in Final Cut Pro.

The following parameters can be customized to allow you to create exactly the look you are after - length & cut. You can also add a blur strength to the drop shadow, which helps to add the illusion of 3D depth to the transition animation. For many Final Cut Pro video editors out there, this is a super handy, super easy free plugin to have up their sleeve.

XEffects Glitch Flash is another fantastic easy and free transition for Final Cut Pro X. Idustrial Revolution have reproduced an old transition look that comes from the days of video tape linear editing. Glitch Flash will take the footage that meets at your edit point and stretch it out, at the same time it will also perform a ramped glow. These two effects combined, the stretch and the glow, make for a funky and energetic FCPX transition. This free FCPX plugin is super easy to use with only one simple control - the direction you want the footage to stretch. Your media on your FCPX timeline can either stretch horizontally or vertically.

Pro tip: This footage works very well when applied to media that contains an alpha channel such as text. XEffects Broadcast VT Clock is a utility all Final Cut Pro video editors should have in their arsenal.

This plugin is a free generator for FCPX to be inserted at the beginning of a broadcast television show. Most broadcasters around the world require a clock of this format that displays programme information and counts down to frame one of the edit. This clock still tends to be needed even if played from a file source. This free VT clock plugin is in the format fulfils industry Broadcast standards. The free VT clock counts down from 30 seconds, has traditional flashes of white at minus 10 seconds (plus a frame) and also contains the necessary text fields to display important programme operator. Any Final Cut Pro video editor working in the broadcast space should have this generator on hand.

XEffects Progress Slider is a free plugin for Final Cut Pro X that has the ability to replicate a video position slider (such as those found on or ) and place it on screen above your timeline footage. When placed on your timeline this slider will automatically move from the left hand edge to the right hand edge over the length of the effect. Want it faster? Simply shorten the length of time the effect is on screen.

This free FCPX plugin will give users the impression of a video clip playing. Add a frame as well to really sell the idea that this is a clip playing in a media player from a popular video hosting site such as. Customization of the bar is available within the plugin. You can chance the indicator and bar sizes, the color of the controls, change the look of the progress bar endings and add a fully customisable drop-shadow.

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Fading in and out of the effect itself is also possible. XEffects Bounce Strips is a free FCPX template generator plugin. This plugin will drop 4 panels of your next piece of media until a full image is constructed. Customisation of this free plugin is available. You can control speed, duration and drop shadow strength (this gives a cool 3D feel). This is a fun filled transition that would work very well with children's TV or even youtube instructional videos.

Panel Flip 1 and Panel Flip 2 are two free FCPX transition plugins that allow Final Cut Pro video editors to vertically or horizontally split screen and then flop a shot so that the top and bottom half of the image rotate independently. Within these two free plugins there are customizable controls for timing. This means that you can either decide to have both panels rotating at the same time, rotating one after the other, or staggered. You also have the ability to choose the direction that both of these panels rotate, and the speed at which they twist. This free title plugin for FCPX animates two text layers over colored backgrounds. The background then splits to show a footage layer.

This plugin could be really great for opening and closing titles on promos and other short videos. It could even be used as an intro into a web series. In this plugin the color of the background is linked to the corresponding text. Simply adjust one element, either the text or background, and the other will change as well. This plugin incorporates any text font you have installed in your system. In and out options are what control the animation.

You can hold as long as you desire without slowing down the animations screen split or footage reveal. XEffects Movie Promo 2 is a free generator plugin for Final Cut Pro X that displays text in a way that replicates Hollywood film trailers. This free Final Cut Pro effect allows video editors to display text travelling in Z space.

You can add light flare transitions to really sex up the stainless steel styled text. Within this plugin there are many customizable parameters to play with.

The video editor gets to control the flare and the color of the flare, the animation time and the text displayed. Also, the font can be changed to match your project needs.

Also, camera controls are adjustable, meaning you can add perspective tweaks to the text path. Overall this is a great text tool for creating quick, impactful graphics in Final Cut Pro X. XEffects Big Text Drop is a free template plugin that drops up to three lines of text on to a shiny reflective floor. To use, simply place the generator on the FCPX timeline where you want the text to be featured.

This free FCPX plugin gives video editors lots of customization options. You can adjust the text, the font, the font size, weight, fill and edge color. As well as change the background color, floor color and illuminating light color. These customizations will allow you to get the effect exactly the way you want it. Adding light streaks across your video is super easy. You can achieve the look made popular by the newer Star Trek movie series by simply dropping this free effect on top of your vision. This free plugin for Final Cut Pro mean you can stretch out highlights found within your footage vertically, horizontally, or at any angle you determine right for your project.

Customisations include the threshold of highlights affected, the smooth nature of the flare and of course, the color of the flare. This plugin is especially effective in night time shots where there is high contrast between highlights and the rest of the image. Pro tip: Add this effect to text layers for some very cool results. XEffects Screen Pump is an awesome free FCPX effect plugin that means video editors no longer have to build screen pumps manually with awkward keyframes in FCPX. This would be especially great for youtubers and gamers who publish videos. A screen pump is a great way to enhance a video that may be needing a little bit more of that X factor.

This free Final Cut Pro effect is super easy to use. Simply drag the title effect above the footage you wish to add the pump to and then adjust the duration. Parameters that can adjusted include the amount of zoom, the pause at full zoom and the acceleration of the screen pump. This FCPX effect can be dragged wherever you want on the timeline and can be duplicated for easily adding multiple screen pumps. PLEASE NOTE - All of Idustrial Revolution's effects come with this disclaimer - ' This plugin has been made free to download to the FCPX community, however please read the installation instructions and copyright restrictions.'

Copyright can be found on their website. When you're talking about industry contributors to the community of Final Cut Pro video editors, there's one name that comes up again and again. Alex has a reputation for releasing very useful and polished FCPX plugins and with the 11 free Final Cut Pro plugins (That's right - 11!

He keeps busy!) you will understand why. This awesome free FCPX transition plugin simulates the old school look of switching between analogue TV channels. This is a great transition for any Final Cut Pro video editor - especially if you are working on anything news bulletin orientated (think opening titles of a Zombie movie!). This plugin is hugely customizable as well. You get to control whether, during the channel switch, the clips roll up or down.

You can set how much wobble there is and what proportion the transition effect is used in the actual moving up and down of the clip. You can control whether the clips roll up or down during the switch, how much the clips wobble up and down and what proportion of the transition is of used to show the clip moving up or down. Pro tip: To show an interruption to 'scheduled programming' have the channel switch roll one way when going to the interruption then back the other way when returning to the original footage. With this funky free plugin you can choose any type, color, size and linespacing for the text you are displaying. You can also decide if you want the text to appear from left to right or right to left.

Lines can move together and overlap each other as well. This plugin is great if you are looking to show a 'cloud' of text - as if someone is thinking chaotic thoughts or have a lot on their mind. It is a great way to indicate and illustrate the concept of information overload. If you want even more text displayed, simply double up the effect on your timeline. This free FCPX transition scales and blurs video in a way that simulates a camera with a shallow field depth changing its focus between one object and another.

This free plugin is fantastic when used as a transition between shots, and is beneficial as a tool to tie a scene together. The Pull Focus Transition blurs the outgoing clip then scales it up and fades the clip out as the incoming clip on the other side of your edit point is faded in and de-blured.

The video editor has the ability to control the amount of blur and scale that is to be used. They can also control the point that the clips are actually mixed and scaled. Because lens blurs are known to be very processor intensive, Alex has given the option to use a faster blur, though admittedly, it doesn't look as good. Just drop this effect onto your distorted footage and like magic it will take out the 'bend' associated with footage shot through fisheye (such as GoPro footage). Within this plugin there are different camera presets and a slider for precise control.

The video editor can also choose the lens (if it is popular like GoPro) or the field of view angle. Sidenote - speaking of camera's and lenses - have a look what we think are the today. In order to make sure the picture is de-bent, there is an option to display a grid. This grid is useful in making sure the straight edges in the clip are in fact straight.

This grid can itself be rotated to better suit footage filmed on an angle. This plugin helps to smooth out ramping moves in FCPX. Three curve shapes are available - Constant, Ease Both & Logarithmic. Why would you want to change from constant speed?

Well in real life things don't move at a constant speed, they tend to start slowly and then slow down when reaching their goal or destination (a commuter train is a good example). This free plugin is a simple split screen editor to get 4 different clips to display at the same time. Nothing to fancy here, but what it does, it does simply and easily. This free plugin does what it says on the tin - allows you to control an 8-point mask with a lot more control than natively offered in FCPX. Alex has also allowed the mask to be controlled by the numerical values of each of the eight points. Video editors are also able to control the density of the mask and the softness/falloff of the edges. Again, an improvement on what is offered natively in FCPX.

Alex has taken 7 different blur types from Motion and allowed you to access them in FCPX. Alex has opened up the door to a whole range of distort effects that were originally only available in Apple Motion. Thanks to his ingenuity you can now apply these effects directly through FCPX.

Overlays is a free Final Cut Pro X effect that allows the editor to add overlays to clips. This is especially useful when handing over edits to VFX, sound, or subtitle creators who need frame counts. There is heaps of customization options to make sure that all of the necessary information is displayed. Along with entering your heading text, you can change the size and color of it as well. The timecode counter by default uses the timecode value of the timeline that it is used within. If you only want it to supply the timecode of a clip then that is simple.

Just select the clip, control-click and choose Open in Timeline. Now the clip is in its own timeline and the effect can use the timeline's timecode. This is an enhanced version of the Bad TV effect natively found on Final Cut Pro X. This version has a lot more parameter controls which allow the FCPX video editor to fine tune the effect more closely match their vision. Customizable parameters are as follows: Waviness: horizontal distortion. Roll: vertical positioning of the clip.

Color Synch: The color (red, green and blue) offset amount. Saturate: Fine tune the image saturation controls.

Number of Scan Lines: Determines how many scan lines are added to the clip. More scan lines mean each individual scan line is thinner. Scan Line Brightness: How much brighter the scan lines seem when compared to the clip. Scan Line Proportion: This parameter controls the thickness of the scan lines in proportion to the footage you are adding the effect to. Static: The amount of static noise. Static Blend: The blend mode of the noise – this helps to make the static more visible if your clip is very dark or light.

Fox Mahoney over at (also known as FCPXTemplates.com) is another fantastic contributor to the FCPX editing community. He has a whole range of great resources and free Final Cut Pro X plugins. This is one of those neat FCPX transitions that replicates a postcard entering the frame and then growing to cover the frame, completing the transition. This free Final Cut Pro transition would be awesome for family videos or school projects. A big hitter in the FCPX plugin space is out of the UK. Here are two of their free Final Cut Pro effects which illustrate the quality and polish you can expect from Digital Heaven. This free FCPX plugin is fantastic for when you need to line up elements onscreen.

This grid generator allows you to create a grid with up to 30 divisions. A simple but useful video generator for FCPX that provides 4:3, 16:9 and 14:9 title and action safe areas when working within a 16:9 project. You've reached halfway in our EPIC free Final Cut Pro plugins list! Keep at it, there are some real gems in this next half!

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Whether you’re a video editor, VFX artist, or compositor, chances are you probably use elements on a regular basis. This is especially true if you are working on an action film. However, if you’ve done your research, you know that good action elements can be really expensive.

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Download: 28 Muzzle Flashes

Created by:Footage Crate

These 28 muzzle flashes from Footage Crate can be easily downloaded and integrated into your video editing application. The only catch: you must create a free account in order to download more than two clips. All of the elements are 100% free!

Download: 72 Dirt, Fire, Flare, and Smoke Effects

Created by:Detonation Films

Don’t let the poor website design fool you, these 72 free action elements are great for VFX work. Much in-line with Andrew Kramer’s Action Essentials, these versatile elements come in a variety of types and styles. To download these elements, simply scroll to the bottom of the page and click the download link.

Download: 37 Fire/Explosions

Created by:Footage Crate

Very similar to the muzzle flashes, these fire/explosion elements from Footage Crate are 100% free and ready for download today. Simply create an account and receive unlimited downloads. Some of the elements are HD and some are SD, so you’ll have to sort through them.

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Download: 20 Free Muzzle Flashes

Created by: Nate Lovell

These 20 free muzzle flashes come to us courtesy of Nate Lovell on YouTube. Simply navigate to the video on the YouTube channel and click the download link in the description.

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Download: 162 Explosions, Blood Hits, Dust Atmospheres, Etc.

Created by:Creating Film

The free stuff section of Creating Film is a great place to find free action elements for your next film and video project. All of the clips can be downloaded without any catch. Simply scroll your mouse over the video thumbnails and click “Save Link As” and save in finder.

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Download: 10 Free Smoke Stock Videos

This awesome roundup features 10 places to find free stock videos of smoke on the internet. All of the elements are free, but you are encouraged to show the artist some financial love if you feel so inclined. Find the Free HD Stock Video: Smoke Effects link in the post and get even more free smoke elements!

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