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


If you’re just starting out with your first edit, I hope this chapter hasn’t overloaded your brain. There’s a lot to take in and plenty of mistakes to be made. If you prefer to stay in the edit bay, I hope this chapter has given you some insight into what a videographer has to consider, and you won’t feel left out the next time you find yourself talking to someone about cameras, resolutions, codecs, or shutter speed. You’ll also know what to request or shoot yourself — lots of B-roll, at different angles, with movement and without, and from unique perspectives.

OK, that’s enough for now. If you can, go out and shoot something, and grab lots of B-roll. If you can’t, head to a free online video source, such as, to download as many clips as you can. Armed with your clips, return for the next chapter: Chapter 3, Bring It In: Importing Your Footage. We’re jumping into FCP and not looking back.