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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

Adding and editing generators

While titles generally add text, Generators generally add background elements: images, generated graphics, patterns, or something else. Here, you’ll learn how to add and edit Generators, including some of the fancier controls accessible in the Inspector and the Viewer. Finally, you’ll find out about some of the best Generators included with the app, remembering of course that there are plenty of free and cheap third-party Generators out there too.

The most common uses for Generators are to stand in for other content (such as the Placeholder generator, which you learned about back in Chapter 6, Build the Spine of the Story: Quick Assembly) or to act as a background behind other elements such as titles or keyed green-screen shots. But some types of videos, such as slideshows, might be built entirely from Generators — they can do quite a bit.


An alternative to Generators is to use real still images or video instead...