If you use Final Cut Pro, and you have a favorite set of filters and plugins you might store them in the FAVORITES folder in the Effects tab…or in another bin in your project.

But, what if you want to take these favorite set of filters and plugins with you on other jobs? How can you bring them with you WITHOUT installing them on another machine, which is most likely against the legal agreement of the plugin manufacturer?

This topic came up at the Creative Cow:


Matt G. had an elegant solution. Create a bin in a new project and copy all your favorites into that folder. Then save that project file (you can call it FILTERS…just an idea) and then bring it with you. Have it open when you are editing and you can use the plugins in what ever project you are working on, and not leave them on the system when you are done.