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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

Correcting white balance, exposure, and saturation

Before you can get creative, you have to normalize your footage, and that’s what this section is all about. Fixing any issues with white balance, exposure, and saturation is the first step in basic correction, and you’ve got options. There are several ways to approach this, and there’s no right or wrong way. But here’s a rough guide to your options, for each clip in your timeline:

  • Balance Color to automatically correct brightness and white balance. This sometimes works well, but the fully automatic option often fails, either going too far or being fooled by the image content. There is a manual override, but no way to turn it down; this is on, or off.
  • Match Color to make one clip look like another. This can work well when two shots have very similar content, but otherwise, it’s not very useful.
  • Color Board to adjust the exposure, saturation, and color of different parts of the image...