Final Cut Pro X Tutorial: Split Screen Essentials for Beginners

Learn how to create a split screen using a number of different techniques. Both by scaling up, scaling down, cropping and layering video this tutorial will give you the tools to create a seamless split screen in your edit. You will also look at the paste attributes function that allows you to copy and paste properties changed in one clip on the timeline to another. Enjoy!

In this tutorial we cover:
– Creating a Split Screen
– Cropping Clips
– Resizing Clips
– Copying Scale & Location Attributes from One Clip to Another
– Working with Layers in Final Cut Pro X

If you are using the latest version of Final Cut Pro X 10.3 then check out the first link in the list of tutorials below.

Check out my other tutorial on creating a Split Screen:

Final Cut Pro X 10.3: Split Screen Creation – Pixel Perfect Class

Final Cut Pro X 10.3: Diagonal Split Screen Beginner Tutorial –

Advanced Split Screen With Animation –


Bryan Cameron says:

Thank you for helping – I appreciate the time you take to teach others like myself.

tkarlmann says:

I’m looking for a diagonal Split Screen, and I see you have a “Skew” option apparently for Split Screens. Also, does this program run in Windows as well as Mac?

MovieCaveDave says:

Subscribed…Had to, I Can Do The Basic Bits (If You Check My intro’s They Are Done With iMovie) But I Just Got FCP X And It’s Taking Time To Learn..GREAT Channel And ‘How To Vids’ Help A Lot…Do You Have A Video On How To Make Things Like PNG’s Move Around And Off The Screen And Back On ?, Also When I Add More Audio, Like Background Music It Turns My Original Audio On The Original Video to Mono, But IF I Delete The Added Audio It Goes Back To Stereo Or Surround…Any Help Would Be Amazing..
You Might Get A Few Q n A’s From Me LOL.
Glad I Found Someone Who Takes There Time And Shows Things That Are Complicated And Make Them Look Easier To Do..
Can’t Praise You Enough.

Big man says:

this is awesome!!!

Debra Watkiss says:

Fantastic presentation Ben.

LauraFlicks says:



Great tutorials! I am from Tanzania Africa and have been looking for this so many days.
You really saved me!

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