After Effects Plug-in Restrictions
You can use some Adobe After Effects filters in Final Cut Pro, but there are limitations.
When working with After Effects filters, keep the following in mind:
Â Final Cut Pro does not support After Effects plug-ins on Intel-based Macintosh computers.
Â After Effects filters may use more memory than Final Cut Pro filters.
Â Not all After Effects filters are supported. If you install a set of filters and then begin
to have problems, take them out of the Plugins folder.
Â For After Effects filters that have clip parameters, you can use the clip itself as the
parameter for the input clip. To do so, Control-click the clip parameter and choose
Self from the shortcut menu.
To install After Effects filters:
Copy the filters into one of two locations, depending on where you are saving other files:
Â /Library/Application Support/Final Cut Pro System Support/Plugins/
Â /Users/username/Library/Preferences/Final Cut Pro User Data/Plugins/
Installing and Managing Video Effects