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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

Selective corrections

Selective (or secondary) corrections allow you to correct just part of the image. You’ll first need to decide which part of the image you want to change — a color, or a specific area of the frame. To change a color or a range of colors, a good place to start is the Hue/Saturation Curves. It’s also possible to do the job with masks, which can limit the effect of any color correction module by their color, or by a specific shape. With one or both strategies here, you’ll learn how to tweak any individual part of the image just the way you want to.

Using Hue/Saturation Curves to change color

The Hue/Saturation Curves do quite a different job from Color Curves, and their main use is to change the hue or saturation of one specific part of the image. Let’s play:

  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...