Final Cut Pro X: Create and Use an Adjustment Layer

This video explains what an Adjustment Layer is, how to create one, and how to use it in Final Cut Pro X.

In Adobe® Premiere® Pro, you can use an adjustment layer to apply the same effect to multiple clips on the Timeline. Effects applied to an adjustment layer affect all layers below it in the layer stacking order. This is a nice feature but is currently not standard with Final Cut Pro X. Use Motion, available from the App Store, to create the Adjustment Layer template. If you don’t have Motion, download the free template from

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