RT Shutter


  • Simulates a Mechanical Lens Shutter
  • Apply as a Transition in Final Cut Pro X
  • Works with Hold Frames in FCP X
  • Change the Shutter Speed
  • Change the Shutter Blade Look



How to use the Free RT Shutter Plugin

After installing, follow these steps to apply the RT Shutter Transition in the Final Cut Pro X Timeline:

Before applying the Shutter transition, move your playhead to the frame you want to freeze, then press Command-B to split the clip.




With your playhead parked on the edit point, press Shift-H to create a Hold frame.




Locate the Shutter transition in the Custom category of the Transitions Browser. Drag & drop the transition over the edit point.




To change the speed of the shutter, change the duration of the transition. To change the look of the shutter, select the transition, press Command-4 to open the Inspector, then drag the Shutter Contrast slider.



About the Author:

Steve Martin and Mark Spencer
Steve Martin is the creative force behind Ripple Training and has been using and teaching Final Cut Pro since 1999. Since Final Cut Pro's introduction, he has introduced thousands of people to Final Cut Pro through his classes, workshops and training products. He has consulted and/or trained for Apple, Adobe, Disney, Canon, Walmart and other companies. He is also a writer, producer and avid photographer.
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Mark Spencer is a bay-area based producer, editor, teacher and writer. Mark is also an Apple-certified instructor for Final Cut Pro X and Motion 5 and the author or coauthor of 5 books on Motion, including the Apple Pro Training Series Motion 5, all from Peachpit Press.
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