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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

Getting the settings right

Resolution, codecs, white balance, and other image controls are critical to capturing not just a good-looking image but also one that can be easily edited and manipulated. Technical settings are key, regardless of what kind of camera you use, so even if you don’t plan on shooting a video yourself, these are the tech specs you’ll need to know.

Resolution

Video is essentially a series of still images, and each frame has a horizontal and vertical dimension in pixels. Common resolutions use abbreviations, including the following:

  • Ultra HD (UHD, commonly referred to as 4K): 3840 x 2160
  • 1080p: 1920 x 1080
  • 720p: 1280 x 720

To visualize those numbers, here’s a diagram:

Figure 2.1: Several common resolutions you might shoot and deliver

Figure 2.1: Several common resolutions you might shoot and deliver

While it’s true that 3840 is a little less than 4000 (4K), there’s not much in it. Some cinema purists use a size of 4096 x 2160, one of the...