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Final Cut Pro Efficient Editing - Second Edition

By : Iain Anderson
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Book Image

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)
PART 1: Importing and Organizing
PART 2: Rough Cut to Fine Cut
PART 3: Finishing and Exporting

Editing numerically and with the precision editor

Not every editor will want to be precise; editing is, after all, an art more than it is a science. But from time to time, it can be useful to set the length of a clip (or all your clips) to a specific value, and if a client asks for “a second more on that clip,” it’s great to be able to achieve it in a click and four quick keystrokes (+, 1, period, and return). The techniques you’ll learn here cover editing with numbers, setting duration precisely, and looking deeper with the precision editor.

Trimming using numbers

While the comma and period shortcuts move a selected edit point (or clip) by a single frame, you can use plus and minus with timecodes to move by any amount. To illustrate how to respond to the client who asks for “a second more,” follow these steps:

  1. Select an Out point on one of your clips, as follows:
    Figure 8.42: “One more second of barnyard noises”

    Figure 8.42: “One more second...