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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

5 (1)
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

Exchanging one clip with another

Multicam angles are a delightful luxury, but even without them, you’ve got more flexibility than you might think. If, for example, you prefer one reaction shot to another, it doesn’t matter if that reaction was reacting to those exact words at that exact time — it can be from any take, as long as nobody’s lips are seen moving incorrectly. If you can see someone’s lips moving to words you can’t hear, or see lips not moving when you can hear they should be, you’re pretty much locked into the matching audio for that shot.


Once you realize this, you’ll see that reaction shots are frequently “cheated” in this way. An editor will often end up choosing the best reaction shot, and if you can see the head movements of a person actually speaking, you’ll notice that the words they’re saying probably aren’t quite in sync, or worse, are from a completely...