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Creating GIFs with Final Cut Pro X and Drop to GIF

Updated: May 2, 2020

Very quick tutorial on how to create easy GIFs from videos for sharing on Social Media using Final Cut Pro X and an awesome app called Drop to GIF.

First things first, download Drop to GIF, it’s essential (hence the name of the title of the tutorial) for this all to work. Then download this Share Preset for Final Cut Pro X, I’ve done most of the hard work for you by doing this 🙂

Drag the Export Preset from the Finder into the Share Destinations window in Preferences.

Now export your video using the new destination. Drop to GIF will open and begin turning your video into a GIF

* I did all of the GIFs in this tutorial using Quicktime Xs screen recorder, FCPX to edit and then using this method to make the GIFs. Now go GIF crazy! 😀

Notes & Updates:

  • If you’re experiencing crashes by dragging the preset in, double click it to install instead.

  • The share destination has been updated to 10.3. Make sure you’re on the latest version of Drop To GIF too

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