Plugins for your editing software of choice can make your life a lot easier. Whether it's color correction, or some other video effect, you can spend ages trying to get that perfect look, when you could just get a plugin from the Internet. A plugin is an additional piece of software that works with your editing software. These plugins can be an effect, a coloring style or something else. The people at The Blast, a tech blog for ShutterStock, have compiled a list of 7 essential effect plugins for Final Cut Pro.
On the list:
A pack of transitions that goes way beyong the included ones of FCP X.
A tool for removing background noise from an audio clip.
A plugin that gives you a variety of ways to put vertical video into your project aside from just the black bars on the side.