RT Vertical Video


Rated 4.79 out of 5 based on 14 customer ratings
(14 customer reviews)
  • Make Vertical Videos Look Good
  • Change Background Position & Scale
  • Add a Tint to the Background
  • Choose a Custom Background
  • Add Edge Feathering to the Image


How to use the RT Vertical Video Plugin

Note: This plugin requires Final Cut Pro 10.3

After installing, follow these steps to apply the RT Vertical Video Title plugin in the Final Cut Pro X Timeline:

Locate the plugin in the Custom category of the Titles Browser. Drag the title into the Timeline and place it above your clip (or clips).


With the Playhead parked over the Vertical Video Title, press Command-4 to open the Inspector. Click the Title Inspector button to reveal the parameter controls.

Change the Scale, Position, Blur and Brightness of the background. Enable Tint and choose a custom Tint color and Intensity


Use a different photo or video clip for your background by clicking the Drop Zone well and skimming over any clip in the Browser or Timeline.


Create a soft edge for the foreground video and adjust the scale and vertical position of the image.


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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14 reviews for RT Vertical Video

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Saulius S

    Thanks a lot!

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Eric P.

    Very useful! Thanks for making this, and making it free. Nicely solves a real problem that is often encountered in video editing!

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Stu A.

    Thanks for this thoughtful Xmas present! Love your Stuff – Best of 2017 to you guys!

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Elizabeth R.

    This is excellent…….thank you. Yes, I will purchase something from you in the new year. I have always enjoyed your training ideas.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Chris C.

    Fabulous. Now I will actually use these unfortunate clips that friends insist on taking.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Martin T.

    I downloaded this and had it running on a test project in about 5 minutes; way cool! Thanks heaps for this; I can now make my iPhone (7) videos look … well … at least better! :0)

  7. Rated 4 out of 5

    Phil B.

    Great idea and it’s easy to use. Thanks ripple training for this free download!

  8. Rated 4 out of 5

    Paul S.

    This is a handy little plugin, that streamlines actions that I can also do myself. It is well thought out and saves some time, however it doesn’t bring any features that could not be done manually, so I give it 4 stars.

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    Doug S.

    As always, great plugin and it is free. You two already give away such free content on YouTube, you should get a humanitarian award. More features that I could think of are on this plug-in. Merry Christmas

  10. Rated 4 out of 5

    Karsten S.

    … hmmm, ‘little resemblances’ with my freebie VerticalVideoFixer http://www.fcp.co/forum/film-looks-effects/24655-verticalvideofixer from last year – but have to admit: yours has more, better options 🙂
    Considering for an update some OSCs.

    Great help for recordings done by the family …

    Seasons greetings from the other side of the globe!!


  11. Rated 5 out of 5

    Debra W.

    Brilliant thanks heaps. Merry christmas and a happy new year to all of the gang at Ripple.

  12. Rated 5 out of 5

    Richard R.

    This is just what I’ve needed Mark. Now I don’t hate the vertical clips I get from time to time an more. This is very useful. Merry Christmas and Thanks.

  13. Rated 5 out of 5

    Daniel L.

    At the exceptionally high standard RippleTraining always brings! Thank you!

  14. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ross H.

    This is terrific! In the past, I’ve cobbled together a still frame behind the vertical video and it has worked fine. But your plugin will make it so much faster and you have so many ways to customize the look.THANK YOU!

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