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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

3 Bring It In: Importing Your Footage

“The browser isn’t about the glamor, but it’s full of good ideas, like your accountant.”

— Mike Matzdorff, father, editor, author, writer/director, post-production trailblazer, and cohost of Unauthorized FCPX,

Now that you have a grasp of the basics of the user interface and you know how to get good shots, I’ll show you how a good edit should begin — by bringing your media into the app. You’ll understand your options for media management, how to set up a new Library, the subtle differences between different kinds of import operations, all about transcoding and proxies, how to sync up multiple cameras and dual-system audio, and the basics of Roles.

Roles are a feature that’s unique to FCP. Applying and using them early can make the editing process easier in a number of ways, by giving you color-coding in the timeline, and enabling powerful audio editing techniques...