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Final Cut Pro Efficient Editing - Second Edition

By : Iain Anderson
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Final Cut Pro Efficient Editing - Second Edition

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By: Iain Anderson

Overview of this book

Elevate your video editing skills with Final Cut Pro 10.7.1, the ultimate tool for efficient and professional editing, offering powerful new features to enhance your workflow and give your videos a stunning look. The second edition of this comprehensive guide covers exciting new features in FCP, teaching you how to streamline your workflow with customizable workspaces, shortcuts, and advanced trimming tools. Explore best-in-class titles and a comprehensive suite of visual effects in Final Cut Pro for dynamic videos, create a great-sounding mix with Final Cut Pro's audio tools, and utilize the magnetic timeline, multicam editing, and advanced color correction for every project. Whether you're creating content for social media, YouTube, or Hollywood, Final Cut Pro Efficient Editing, Second Edition is your ultimate guide to professional video editing. Get your copy today and take your video editing skills to the next level.
Table of Contents (23 chapters)
1
PART 1: Importing and Organizing
7
PART 2: Rough Cut to Fine Cut
13
PART 3: Finishing and Exporting

Softening audio with split edits (J- and L-cuts)

Way back at the rough-cut stage, the emphasis was on making an edit sound good and then hiding the edits with B-roll. That’s still a great way to work, but split audio edits allow you to trim the audio and video components of a clip at different points from one another, allowing you to hear a speaker before you see them (J-cut) or hear them after you have seen them (L-cut).

Cutting the audio and the video separately softens the edit, and (crucially) it’s not something that’s easy to do with simpler editing software. Using this technique will lift the quality of your edits, even if the client isn’t quite sure why. You can see an illustration of this here:

Figure 8.20: The rightmost clip here has expanded audio that starts before the video does — a J-cut

Figure 8.20: The rightmost clip here has expanded audio that starts before the video does — a J-cut

In this section, you’ll learn how to expand and collapse audio, and some of the things you should avoid. You...