Creating GIFs with Final Cut Pro X and Drop to GIF

Very quick tutorial on how to create easy GIFs from videos for sharing on Social Media using Final Cut Pro X and an awesome app called Drop to GIF.

First things first, download Drop to GIF, it’s essential (hence the name of the title of the tutorial) for this all to work.

Then download this Share Preset for Final Cut Pro X, I’ve done most of the hard work for you by doing this 🙂

Drag the Export Preset from the Finder into the Share Destinations window in Preferences.

Now export your video using the new destination. Drop to GIF will open and begin turning your video into a GIF

* I did all of the GIFs in this tutorial using Quicktime Xs screen recorder, FCPX to edit and then using this method to make the GIFs.

Now go GIF crazy! 😀

UPDATE: If you’re experiencing crashes by dragging the preset in, double click it to install instead.


UPDATE #2: The share destination has been updated to 10.3. Make sure you’re on the latest version of Drop To GIF too


21 thoughts on “Creating GIFs with Final Cut Pro X and Drop to GIF

  1. wow that will save some time. I usually record the screen, upload it to youtube and then use to convert it and then finally use that.

    this will make those simple tutorial emails much easier to make! nice one thanks

  2. Looks like the FCP preset may need an update with the newest version of FCP. Now the “open with” setting does not get populated and for some reason my Mac would not even let me select Drop-to-Gif as an option for that. So if I use the Drop-to-Gif export option in FCP, it just exports a regular mp4 file (which I can then manually drag into the Drop-to-Gif app to convert it to a gif).

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