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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

Creating a Library (in the right place)

Everything you do in FCP is stored somewhere in a Library. Events live in a Library, and everything else lives in an Event: video and audio clips, your edited Projects, photos, and music you’ve used — the lot. If you follow the most basic workflow, this can be a simple process, but there are reasons why you might want to go down a more complex path.

Creating and naming a Library

  1. Choose File > New > Library.
  2. Give your Library a sensible name, corresponding to the entire job it represents.

A good name might be derived from a simple rule, such as Year-Month ClientName JobName, producing 2020-01 SuperCo Internal Messaging. The reason why I prefer to use a numeric year-month format (YYYY-MM, part of ISO 8601) at the start of Library names is that it alphabetizes correctly as you add more and more Libraries to the same folder. Bad names will make Libraries hard to find, so avoid giving no name or a generic...