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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)
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PART 1: Importing and Organizing
7
PART 2: Rough Cut to Fine Cut
13
PART 3: Finishing and Exporting

Adjusting Saturation with the Color Board

After Exposure, you might need to tweak Saturation:

  1. Click on the Saturation tab at the top of the Color Board.
  2. Move the Midtones slider up (or perhaps down) until it looks good.
  3. Optionally, move the Shadows slider up (or perhaps down) until it looks good.

If a shot starts life underexposed or overexposed, it’s likely to be undersaturated. Some footage is also slightly undersaturated by nature, but if the image looks very flat, then it might have been shot in “log” mode, and you’ll find out how to deal with that later in this chapter.

Figure 11.32: Before/after Saturation boosts are best seen in the Vectorscope, or in Waveform set to Chroma

Figure 11.32: Before/after Saturation boosts are best seen in the Vectorscope, or in Waveform set to Chroma

For now, if any parts of the image look unexciting and dull, boost Saturation. Midtones are most likely to need work (as it’s the puck you probably changed the most under Exposure), but Shadows can look good boosted too...