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

Working with multiple cameras and audio recorders

While a single camera is often all you need, shooting with multiple cameras brings many benefits and can be especially useful during live events when you simply can’t ask your subjects to give you another take. A second camera also works as a backup should your main camera have an issue, such as a failed battery, being out of focus, or if someone’s standing in front of it:

Figure 2.24: Two angles with a similar focal length, but from different perspectives

Figure 2.24: Two angles with a similar focal length, but from different perspectives

The second angle isn’t just a backup; you want the two (or more) angles to provide different perspectives because there’s not a lot of benefit in two cameras capturing similar content. Angles that are too similar don’t work well in the edit either. Two sequential shots that show almost the same thing are called a jump cut, and while their use has become more common, it’s something that is best avoided if you have...