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

Finessing contrast and more

With the image looking roughly balanced, it’s now time to move a little more toward the aesthetic world of color grading, by dialing in just the right amount of contrast. While Color Adjustments can get you started, the best way to add contrast to a shot without losing shadow or highlight detail is to use Color Curves, which can also be used for powerful creative color adjustments. Here, we’ll look at both, and also find out what the eyedropper does.

Using Color Curves to change contrast

There’s no better way to understand this than to do it yourself:

  1. ⌥-click on a clip (with no corrections applied) to select it and move the Playhead to that point.
  2. Press ⌘6 to add the default color correction to this clip.
  3. Click on No Corrections and choose +Color Curves from the menu:
Figure 11.47: Add a new Color Curves adjustment to get started

Figure 11.47: Add a new Color Curves adjustment to get started

The image won’t change yet,...